Article Directory: How-to

Modeling ideas, tips and solutions to help you work out your modelling problems.

A Short Photo Tutorial

by Harry Brogan on August 22, 2017 in How-to -- 7 Comments

Occasionally, I am asked just how I go about shooting photos in the way that I do. So, what follows, is a very short tutorial as to how I go about it. Please feel free to ask any questions that […]

New Airbrush Booth MDF Wood and cooker hood

by Dimitris Bellas on May 26, 2017 in How-to -- 6 Comments

Very easy to build and cheap…works very good. Dimensions 70cm deapth 60cm width 55cm high.

Stippling. Mistakes included.

by Anthony Conway on March 16, 2017 in How-to -- 18 Comments

I had always avoided doing German afvs of the second world war as I dreaded trying to reproduce the superb paintwork I had seen on other built kits. Stippling was also not something I had needed to use in my […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to build a small and easy diorama.

by Roberto Colaianni on July 8, 2016 in How-to -- 9 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 […]