Article Directory: How-to

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

More Man Cave Sharing……..

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 the one true hobby! When Tina and I moved house t[...]

Wood effect – my way

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 models. It doesn´t have to be much but it g[...]

WIP Tiger Moth rigging tensioning

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 passed thru # 80 holes whic[...]

Bad Weather

Hi guys, new member - nice to meet you! Please forgive the lack of a photo with this article; I'm on my work computer & so not able to upload just at the moment. Reason for posting is basically to ask for a little advice. Having painted f[...]

Tiger Moth WIP – how I do my by-plane rigging

I hardly ever make work in progress photos, but someone asked how I do my by-plane rigging. This should clear things up a bit. It's a self developed method which I originally came up with to do antenna wires. I always use 2 or 3 lb mono filament[...]

How-to: Getting that worn look to an aircraft’s camouflage using dry pigments

A wee tutorial of getting that worn look to an aircraft’s camouflage by working with dry pigments. This is part of an ongoing video blog by Mr. Gary "Making Models Again" Bottoms. Example kit in this case is the Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk Ib[...]

Marine Landing

After completing my Iwo Jima diorama for the customer, I had three DML Marines sets left over with various original parts, i.e. Guadalcanal with all the figures intact and a mix of all the remaining two sets with lots of left over arms, etc. I t[...]

How-to: Weathering With Pin Washes, Streaking and Fading Here's a useful 12-minute video tutorial on applying Pin Washes for Panel Lines, Streaking and Fading. [by Genessis Models via Youtube]

My First…..or… How to Quit Worrying and Love the Foil

Ok gang this is the aircraft I lost my Foil Virginity too ! A 21st Century Toy P-47 that I sanded the markings off except the black area. I had STARED at my adhesive bottle for a couple of YEARS and I wanted to build a 1/32 Trumpeter English [...]

Aluminum Foil

A few pictures of my 1/32 Trumpeter English Electric F1A Lightning and 1/48 Monogram F-86D Dog Sabre, both in foil. The Lightning is my 2nd foil job and the Sabre is the 4th and is a proof of concept to see if foil can be used in smaller scal[...]