Here are my buys from Micro-Mark.
The first is a much heftier piece of kit than I was expecting - a jeweler's saw ($10). It is the only way I can think of to cut out extra windows or doors in quarter scale buildings, should I want to. After the investment - here's hoping I will want to.
I also ordered two sets of blades - the fine and finest ...
I am certain the next piece of kit will get a lot of use - they are de-spruing tweezers. I have struggled with getting the bits off the back of things like plastic cups. Having tried scissors,knives and sandpaper I thought I should invest $10 in a tool.
This is the random stone. I wanted this for inside the gate house archway where the walls hadn't been rendered and/or the tower and chimneys. The stones do seem rather large but it is their O-scale and the others are spot on so it should be OK. Hard to judge without my kit here.
The other is their cobblestone - for the ground inside the archway. This looks promising. They are nicely textured, not shiny and the colours are great - no having to paint white stuff.
I also bought some figures but you'll have to go to Les Roches to see those as I will be using them there.
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