Article Directory: How-to

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

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 -- 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 […]


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


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 […]

Modeling on the cheap

by Paul Wilsford on January 7, 2016 in How-to -- 11 Comments

I have always been looking to get hobby and modeling supplies with out paying out the nose with internet prices being what they are so I thought I would share some of the things that I buy and use exclusively. […]

Teeny, tiny small parts

by Paul Wilsford on January 3, 2016 in How-to -- 12 Comments

How do you sand down the small tiny parts that are impossible to hold between your fingers. That escapes me just as much as seeing said same parts.


More Man Cave Sharing……..

by Ian Bartlett on January 3, 2016 in How-to -- 6 Comments

A little late to the party, but as you have all shown me yours, I,ll show you mine, so to speak………… For the first time ever in my life, I have my own proper man cave, a room dedicated to […]


Wood effect – my way

by Stellan Schroeder Englund on December 10, 2015 in How-to -- 31 Comments

Every now and then I come up with a modelling idea that includes some kind of simulated wood. What do I do? Bring out my oils, of course. I like a bit of contrast like metal/wood or fabric/wood on my […]


WIP Tiger Moth rigging tensioning

by Phil Steele on August 7, 2015 in How-to -- 3 Comments

Here’s a couple more WIP photos on “Ye Old Rigging Method”. The model is set up on a foam board supported with tooth pics. A masking tape skin helps keep the tooth pics from drifting. The pre-colored fishing line is […]