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An Experiment

by Bert_j on February 16, 2017 in How-to -- 6 Comments

When mixing small batches of paint for hand brushing, I need that paint to stay “open” and workable for a decent interval. Heat from my desk lamps further decreases the paint’s workable time. In the past, I’ve used Windsor & […]

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Wooden it be nice……

by Rob Anderson on February 10, 2017 in How-to -- 15 Comments

To have some really thin wood to do the plywood flooring of a B-17? My daughter gave me some thin wood samples after she graduated industrial design school and they are perfect for replicating things such as the flooring of […]

About Marmite chipping [video]

by Editor on January 29, 2017 in How-to -- 6 Comments

I’ve recently learned about using Marmite instead of salt as a masking medium for chipping, and I immediately fell in love with the idea. Before trying it out on my current project, I’ve found this very useful video tutorial from […]

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Vignettes: a How-to Guide Series

by Rob Pollock on December 7, 2016 in How-to -- 4 Comments

Now on pre-order (save €4), Joaquin Garcia Gazquez’s new book from Accion Press. The book is A4 format, 168 pages, in colour, new edition with English/Spanish text. The Modelling News: Preview: Joaquín García Gázquez’s new book – “Vignettes. A how-to […]

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Friday Briefing 2 (Notes for Civvy Street)

by Rob Pollock on December 2, 2016 in How-to -- 14 Comments

All Unit Commanders (by Order): to be Issued to all Personnel on Transfer from Barracks/Discharge from Service 1. Speech: •Time should never begin with a zero or end in a hundred; it is not 0530 or 1400. It is 5:30am […]

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Blue Tube Attack Sub

by Scott Nelson on October 16, 2016 in How-to -- 12 Comments

This year I decided to start up a model club at my school. With the help of a local hobby shop and modeler who was selling off his collection of unbuilt kits, I was able to get enough stuff together […]

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How to build a small and easy diorama.

by Roberto Colaianni on July 8, 2016 in How-to -- 8 Comments

This time I’m not going to post pictures of one of my models. I wanted to create a little guide for all those whom want to challenge themselves in the creation of small bases or dioramas to set their own […]

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1955 Ford panel truck… A paint experiment

by California Steve on May 7, 2016 in How-to -- 26 Comments

Soooo. I purchased a model of a Ford panel truck and I got a bit carried away. I was thinking of some of the ways they used to customize the vans back in the 1970s. Then I remembered I had […]

Acrylic thinners

by William Alvin Hillocks on February 19, 2016 in How-to -- 2 Comments

Another little query. I have a tinlet of Humbrol acrylic grey primer to be airbrushed on to a model. Can it be thinned with any acrylic thinner or must it be Humbrol thinners Thanks Alvin

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Updating an old Iwata HP-B

by Gábor Szabó on February 13, 2016 in How-to -- 4 Comments

Hi Everyone! I had only little little time to build anything and this post isn’t about finished plastic either. I’m an airbrush guy and fond of airbrushing in general and – as I suppose happens frequently such people – I […]