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Waterfront Project | Part 13

Waterfront Project | Part 13

This session of the Waterfront Project brings us another relatively simple build, the Boardwalk Bait Shop (MTL Part 799 90 948), part of the series-within-the-series of the Waterfront Project. These Boardwalk structures are designed to sit on the Micro-Trains Line Retail Boardwalk Kit (MTL Part 799 90 944). We’ll get to the actual boardwalk soon, […]

February 27, 2012 0 Comments More
Searching The Floor

Searching The Floor

By John Bartolotto I’ve been a modeler most of my life in one capacity or another. Model soldiers, cars, ships, planes, military vehicles and of course trains. Model trains however have been my focus for the past thirteen years as has my on again / off again love affair with Z scale. Z scale has […]

February 25, 2012 6 Comments More
Airbrush Acrylic Primer And Paint

Airbrush Acrylic Primer And Paint

The other day a reader posted a question here regarding acrylic paints and airbrush use, here’s that question: I was just going back over a previous article (Waterfront Project | Part 5) in the Waterfront Project series and noticed the info about using acrylic craft paint in an airbrush. Does that paint, thinned the same […]

February 23, 2012 3 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 12

Waterfront Project | Part 12

After redoing the Pier Warehouse Kit this past week, I wanted to take it easy and build a nice, simple kit this time out. I chose the MTL Trading Warehouse Kit (MTL Part 799 90 946). I like the look of this kit as it’s a nice, basic looking kit that will blend in well […]

February 20, 2012 2 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 11

Waterfront Project | Part 11

Mistakes are good. Well, not exactly “put on the music and dance ‘till dawn” good, but they can be very useful if you approach them with an open mind. In Part 8 of this series I built the Micro-Trains Line Pier Warehouse Kit. I really like this kit for its interesting angles and banks of […]

February 17, 2012 0 Comments More
2012 Z Scale Convention Diorama

2012 Z Scale Convention Diorama

Hard to believe it’s already been 2 years since the last National Z Scale Convention in Medford, Oregon but here it comes again! This time the convention will be held in Denver, Colorado, May 4 and 5th, 2012. For the Medford convention in 2010, Micro-Trains asked if I would build a diorama as a special […]

February 12, 2012 0 Comments More

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