Article Directory: How-to

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

Shuichi Hayashi – Weathering master

I discovered this modeler by chance looking at some magazines in a bookstore in Nagoya. Really impressive weathering job!! Shuichi Hayashi's Youtube channel can be found here:

iModeler tutorial – Sharing Youtube (Vimeo, etc.) videos on iModeler

Recently we have updated iModeler's capability to incorporate content from other sites, including videos from Youtube, Vimeo and a plethora of other services. Briefly speaking, any video found on Youtube can be easily relayed on iModeler or in[...]

How-to: Safety belts for aircraft from scratch

A nifty video tutorial by Tom Grigat on making detailed seat belts (in 1/72 scale!). All you need is 0.1mm electrical wire, baking paper for the belts and a few tools, including a home-made buckle bender :)

Borrowing Your Spouse’s Stuff: Using the Silhouette Cameo

I am sure it’s no secret that there is a great deal of overlap in the tools and techniques used by various hobbies. For instance, scenery and weathering techniques and tools designed for model railroading work equally well for our models. Wit[...]

Paints and glues

Hi all. Got questions for you all. I have been modeling since 2002. Never used an airbrush on my models; Although, I have tested one out at a local club. I am still using cans. I have purchased a reasonable cheap AB, to test out. I have yet to o[...]

How to pack a model.

I'm off to the IPMS nationals tomorrow and I'm taking the Horton with me. Ithought long and hard about whether I should ship it next day or take it with me as carry-on. The questions I asked myself were- 1, do I ship it and have it get destroyed[...]

1931 Rolls-Royce Monogram 1/24

After a very long pause on this hobby I'm trying to re-start it. Have a lot of kits still on their original boxes, different types and scales. I'm now assembling and painting the model listed on the title (and at the same time starting also the[...]

“Tin-Canning” Submarine Hull: Does Anyone Know How to Do It? Need Some Feedback?

1st thing I would like to say is "These are not my models". They are the pictures of a model I-400 JPN Sub made by "Hyun Soo Kin". I am making the same model using the Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Sub model. I also have the Infinity Detail-Up PE kit wi[...]

Perfect Chrome

After I have done couple of motorcycle models I learned something about chrome. I tried a lot of paints and combinations, including Molotow, Gunze SM06 and SM08, Testors, Tamiya enamel, Vallejo Metal Color, Alclad and AK Extreme Metal paints. Al[...]

iModeler Tutorial – Editing comments

Posting a reply or comment on iModeler is a easy enough, but what happens if you made a typo and want to correct it? Or maybe even regret posting your comment in the first place? Don't worry, we have you covered. Comments and replies on iModele[...]