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Walther’s Lasercut kit: Macon’s
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Another Walther’s kit I bought recently was Macon’s, a laser cut wood and card kit. I painted the walls using Floquil, and used my India ink and alcohol wash.  The tool is being used to prevent warpage. This kit went together pretty easily with only minor sanding.  In contrast to the other kit I built the instructions were pretty good, and had a couple full color photographs....

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Walthers Lasercut Shack Pack
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At a recent trip to a semi-local hobby shop, Just Trains in Concord, Ca. I picked up the Walthers Shack Pack, a laser-cut card and paper kit. Overall I think that they turned out pretty well, although I intend to weather them with chalk powders before placing them on the layout. As I have found with other Walthers kits the directions were a little...

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Walthers Champion Packing Co. Part 3: Putting the grout between the bricks.
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After assembling the major structures I decided to permanently attach the smaller building to the larger building.  I didn’t like how the kit had it as two separate buildings.  I removed the shorter wall on the smaller structure and fitted it against the larger one.  I used some of the scrap pieces to fill in the gaps, covered with putty.  After waiting for the...

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