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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
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 0 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
Waterfront Project | Part 10

Waterfront Project | Part 10

In our last Waterfront Project installment I mentioned the dock we were building would also be home to our next kit and here it is, the Micro-Trains Line, Canning Plant Kit (MTL Part 799 90 931). Continuing along with trying to keep some of these kits looking utilitarian and down to earth, I went again […]

September 29, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 9

Waterfront Project | Part 9

Today’s MTL Waterfront Project kit is the Pier & Building Kit. At 8″ long by 2″ wide, it’s a large piece. The size of the dock will provide a home for our next kit… but we’ll get to that kit in our next article. The building portion of this model is built on a separate […]

September 27, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 8

Waterfront Project | Part 8

Here’s our version of the Micro-Trains Line, Pier Warehouse Kit. As with our last build, the Hotel Kit, this one has lots of interesting angles and is also surprisingly easy to assemble. On these kits I find myself more and more playing with slight color variations and subtle weathering ideas. I don’t want to go […]

September 24, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 7

Waterfront Project | Part 7

Our next Micro-Trains kit build is the Hotel Kit which has some great features including a second story outdoor deck, a pair of roof dormers and lots of windows, 40 windows in total! There are only 39 windows on our version of this kit but we’ll get to that in a minute. For a building […]

September 18, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 6

Waterfront Project | Part 6

In the last Waterfront Project article we built the Micro-Trains Line Fish Market Kit, for the most part we added just a little bit of age and weathering to that kit so let’s ramp it up just a bit this time out with the Boat Repair Shop Kit (MTL Part 799 90 939). I wanted […]

August 21, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 5

Waterfront Project | Part 5

We continue along with the Waterfront Project by presenting the buildings we’ll be using on our Florida themed layout. Here we have our build of the Micro-Trains Line Fish Market Kit (MTL Part 799 90 937). I had thought about doing just a bit of kitbashing with these buildings but decided against this for a […]

August 13, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 4

Waterfront Project | Part 4

After writing Part 3 of this article series I was feeling pretty good about the Waterfront Project layout, I’d read through the Lance Mindheim book a couple of times and made some casual notes, I thought I had taken the advice in the book to heart… what could go wrong? Old habits. I made a […]

July 20, 2011 0 Comments More
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