Scenery Essentials 3-DVD Set with X-ACTO Knife Set

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Bundle: Scenery Essentials 3-DVD Set with X-ACTO Knife Set

Creating the right backdrop for your layout can enhance any scene and adding interest to those flat and void areas can make your layout stand out. Learn how with this set, which includes over 3 hours of instruction and tips on 3 DVDs.

PLUS, with this special bundled set, you’ll also receive a comprehensive X-ACTO knife set, with a value of $28 on its own. Your knife set includes 3 different knife sizes, along with a full set of 13 precision blades. The X-ACTO precision knife is the original cutting tool for any application requiring a precise, accurate cut, and is a perfect addition to any model railroading work space.

Easy to Make Backdrops – 51 minutes

Back in the early days of model railroading, backdrops were the exception. Today with narrower layouts, wider aisles, and walk-around layouts, backdrops are almost a necessity. They can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. NMRA Master Model Railroader, Gerry Leone, shows you a relatively inexpensive option on how to make an effective backdrop from start to finish.

Adding Visual Interest to Flatlands – 69 minutes

Often times when building a model railroad, it can be difficult to avoid flat, empty areas in your scene. Maybe the landscape upon which you’ve designed your layout is made up mostly of cornfields, or perhaps your train’s tracks pass through an industrial town without much other than a few buildings. NMRA Master Model Railroader Gerry Leone shows you tips and techniques that you can do to take that next step to keep those big flat areas from being boring and lacking interest.

Painting the Backdrops – 78 minutes

Urban scenes can be a challenge because of space constraints. Tom uses several techniques to add depth to his urban scenes using little to no layout real estate. By following Tom’s tips you can create a detailed urban scene in an evening. And stay tuned to learn how to hide holes and make roads disappear into your backdrop. No matter what state your layout is in, there’s something new to learn!

X-ACTO Basic Knife Set

The X-ACTO precision knife is the original cutting tool for any application requiring a precise, accurate cut. This cutting and trimming tool has been used for years by hobbyists and others for making careful cuts and trims consistently and with confidence. Now you can purchase the original X-ACTO knife (#’s 1, 2 and 5) along with a full set of X-ACTO precision knife blades, all in one convenient set, a must have for any art kit.

The original X-ACTO knife has been praised for more than 50 years as the standard for precision. Attaining this level of precision, accuracy and reliability starts with supreme quality craftsmanship. The X-ACTO precision knives are built with carbon and steel sharpened blades for a reliable cut every time. Add a full set of X-ACTO precision knife blades, you will have a knife to make the precision cut you need – every material, every time.

This must-have set contains:

  • #1 Knife for precision cutting and trimming of lightweight materials
  • #2 Knife for precision and trimming of medium to heavy weight materials
  • #5 Knife for precision cutting of heavy weight materials
  • #7, #10, #11, #16, #17, #2, #18, #19, #22, #24 precision knife blades.