Article Directory: How-to

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

About Marmite chipping [video]

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 Tom Grigat. Fee[...]

Vignettes: a How-to Guide Series

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 [...]

Friday Briefing 2 (Notes for Civvy Street)

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 or 2 in the afternoon. •Wor[...]

Blue Tube Attack Sub

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 to offer 20 students a chance to make a model.[...]

How to build a small and easy diorama.

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 models, without wanting to engage in [...]

1955 Ford panel truck… A paint experiment

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 this paper palm tree kit and the madness began. I painte[...]

Acrylic thinners

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

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 had and I have several [...]

Modeling on the cheap

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. You may recognize some of them and [...]

Teeny, tiny small parts

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.