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  1. I've always wanted a Japanese castle on a layout but didn't want to pay for a Woody Joe kit. I stumbled across Maruoka Castle this week and thought “I can make that”. Obviously totally over-estimating my abilities I'm sure. Maruoka Castle is a small castle that'll fit nicely on my small layout. I've got access to a laser cutter now so here goes nothing. Probably should have started with a shed or a torii but no, I'm jumping in head first on this one. Going to try cutting it out of Polybak. I've got three thicknesses, 0.011", 0.020" and 0.024". It cuts and engraves well and apparently takes paint well as well. I'm starting with a paper craft model and converting it to something I can cut. It's going to take a lot of drawing using Adobe Illustrator to get it right. Here are my initial efforts. Spent a good part of the day in front of the computer today and have a long way to go before I cut anything. The red lines will be the cut lines and the black will be engraved. I've barely started on setting the colours. I'll be adding small pieces of wood or Polybak instead of folding paper beams and whatnot. Wish me luck! Here's the subject. Cheers eh, Todd
  2. maihama eki

    Baiodo - Laser Cut Cardstock Kits

    Came across a new supplier of laser cut cardstock kits - Baiodo. Their first offering is focused on small older style structures and a couple of detail items. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=104&cat=rail&target=Make&searchkey=Baiodo I like how they have done a tile roof in cardstock. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10738551/20/7 It appears that they are done in a beige cardstock and require painting. I think I may have to order a couple and see how they go.
  3. A couple of new structures from Amagi Modeling Idea 1/150 Scale Paper Model Kit Station Series 06 : Ghost Station & Waiting Room http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10326616 1/150 Scale Paper Model Kit Station Series 07 : Local Station Building / Higashishinjo Station Type http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10326615 not inexpensive, but look nicely detailed from the pictures and some interesting buildings. Its unfortunate they don't seem to do reruns much of some of their other buildings as a few of those were unique. the beauty of lasercut stuff is you should be able to do another production run pretty easily and packaging is minimal! http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=104&cat=&state=&sold=0&sortid=0&searchkey=amagi+paper+model cheers jeff
  4. new lasercut chipboard line from Advance just popped up on HS. looks very similar to Sankei lines (police station almost identical!). was wondering when there was going to be some competition for sankei. with startup costs in this biz being so low it would be easy to get going fast and cheap, but Sankei really has a lead here. would have hoped Advance would have picked a few things really novel to start out with not things that are very close to sankei. more choices though! http://www.1999.co.jp/search_e.asp?Typ1_c=104&scope=1&urikire=0&andor=0&scope2=0&sortID=0&SFlt_f=0&SFilter=Manufacturer&ItKey=Advance jeff
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