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JL Innovative Design: Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair
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One of my recent acquisitions was Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair from JL Innovative Design.  I think that this is the third kit from them that I have built, and like the others it seems to be a decent model so far.  It does take a bit of work to prepare the walls and such, unlike a laser cut model, but the end results are pretty...

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Rio Grande Models Kits
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Lately I have been working on a variety of kits. I built two more of the Rio Grande Models kits, the Holt Steam Wagon, and the water tank for Donkey Engines. As usual these kits were fairly easy to build and have an incredible level of detail. This first picture is of the donkey engine water tank. This was used to provide water for...

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Walthers Cornestone: Merchant’s Row III: Assembly
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This kit was given to me by my wife for my birthday.  I assembled the walls using a solvent type cement after dry assembly, taking time to put pressure on the joint after a couple of seconds to seal it tight. For some strange reason I decided it would be a good idea to glue the windows in place before painting.   This was...

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JL Innovative Design: Bertani’s Billiards: Initial Construction
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One of my latest projects has been the Bertani’s Billiards model from JL Innovative Design.  As you might have seen in my earliest posts I have built one of their kits previously.  The quality of the details provided with the kit are pretty good, although it is important to check the fit of parts before installing them. This kit went together fairly easily, and...

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