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Craftsman Kit Building 101: Start to Finish - Week 3

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Follow along as Model Railroad Academy contributor Ron Marsh builds a small wood craftsman structure kit from start to finish. Throughout the series, Ron demonstrates multiple kit building techniques that can be applied to similar wood kits. In this episode, Ron begins to assemble the kit. He installs the window and door casting, adds acetate for window glazing and installs interior braces to some of the walls in preparation for final assembly.

Series Schedule:
April 2nd at 1:30 PM CT – Week 1
April 9th at 1:30 PM CT – Week 2
April 16th at 1:30 PM CT – Week 3
April 23rd at 1:30 PM CT – Week 4
April 30th at 1:30 PM CT – Week 5

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2 Responses to “Craftsman Kit Building 101: Start to Finish - Week 3”

  1. Richard Breton

    Your steady hands make it look so easy. What do you recommend to keep my hands from shaking. And please don't tell to stop drinking coffee as I already have. Thanks.Rich

  2. James

    When I first learned about building bass wood kits, I was taught to give the parts a light dusting of primer paint. Not enough to be soaked in, but the light dusting will keep the wood from absorbing the heavier paint that will be applied later.

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