Making Scale Trees from Hydrangea Blooms | Model Railroad Academy
The best material for modeling trees that look like trees is natural vegetation... learn how to use a bloom from the Oak Leaf Hydrangea.
How to Use Washes for Painting Miniatures (Tips & Advice)
You can get some great results in miniature painting using washes. I've got some tips & advice to help you learn and to avoid common mistakes.
‘Model-making Basics’ – creating surfaces
Please note before you start reading this older post that I have long since included a version in the Methods section, under Making realistic models, which can be accessed above. That version may h…
Video tutorial: The hairspray technique for chipping paint on scale models
I've just uploaded a new video tutorial to Youtube, this time going into more depth on the Hairspray Technique for chipping paint on models. The Hairspray Technique It's such a simple technique, with such dramatic and realistic results. You'll never paint a rusty piece of metal again in quite the same way, and it works just as well for chipped paint on worn areas on tanks, handrails, etc. Check it out. You will be surprised at just how simple it is. Video tutorial: The Hairspray Technique…
Make-It Monday: Small-Parts Painting Stand - RC Car Action
Small detail parts can be blown away by the force of a spray can, or may become stuck to the surface you place them on for painting. To avoid this, make a small-parts holder using stiff wire, an alligator clip, and a block of wood. Or better yet, two alligator clips! And here’s a tip: …
Styrene Tutorial Guide basic intro plastic model making modeling tips and tricks (Part 1)
Basics of plastic modeling with styrene or polystyrene, including vacuum forming, gluing, solvent welding cutting and sanding, filing. Industrial Design mode...
Make a Modelers Orbital Sander Out of a Toothbrush
Make a Modelers Orbital Sander Out of a Toothbrush: I make a lot of models and since I am always short of cash, improvisation is the norm. So trying to sand a new coat of primer in the tiny crevices of a model I had the brain wave to use an electric toothbrush as an orbital sander. 5 minutes later, s…
Using pastels to weather paintwork (on military aircraft) - Scale Modelling Now
Pastels with Geoff Coughlin Options, options, and more options! Here is just another option that you can choose to use to simply and quickly weather your model subjects and in this entry in you SMN Techniques Bank we’ll be looking at how to weather a 1:72 scale Hawker Hunter FGA.Mk.9. This piece contains 3 slightly […]
How to Extend the Life of Pricey Hobby Paints | Make:
Has Games Workshop/Citadel Miniatures finally come to their senses and started releasing paints in convenient, air-tight dropper bottles? Hardly. But