iModeler How-to

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

MagneStand

So to take up from where I left off in my previous article....( ) Now having a lovely flying aircraft, I needed a stand, but I couldn’t bring myself to drill holes in the lovely underside detail to accommodate the tab of the stand arm, or (shu[...]

F-4J Phantom – photo light booth demo

Hi Guys, Here are a few pics to demonstrate my simple photo studio. I took these pics inside an Ikea Fabrikor display cabinet, fairly cheap and spacious. It is also quite well sealed against dust when I use it just to hold my models and ongoin[...]

Repairing, Cleaning, and polishing clear parts and canopies.

I have had a few requests on how I get my canopies so clear looking. Many times the clear parts in kits can get scuffed in shipping if they are not protected or come loose. Also some jet canopies or bubble top aircraft can have a seam from the i[...]

Making Realistic Lights on Models

Many World War II U.S. Aircraft had three colored lights on the underside of the aircraft. The location of these was typically on the bottom center line of the fuselage or near the edge of the starboard wing tip. The purpose of these lights was [...]

HGW wet transfer Decals, some tips on using

I've recently tried HGW wet transfer decals and I totally love them, no carrier film, excellent printing and they do look truely sprayed on. They work in a diffent way to normal decals, there's printing under a transfer sheet (similar to carrie[...]

Mr. Hobby 1200 airbrush application.

How to apply Mr. Hobby 1200 with airbrush.

One salty modeller!

My last post concerned my first oil and enamel washes as i am wanting to have a crack at different techniques and effects, this one concerns chipping, something that i think looks great but have been too scared to attempt. Well, time to get on t[...]

White glue restores old decals

I purchased a 20 year old Hasegawa P-51 kit at a hobby show and discovered the decals had been probably stored in a humid environment. The decals were firmly affixed to the backing paper. Needing to use at least a few of the decals, and with n[...]

Weathering: what’s your game?

One area that many modelers either love or loath is getting some sort of used (and sometimes abused) look on their models. AFV modellers have been at the spearhead of weathering products and techniques for quite some time, at least that’s my opi[...]

Automatic SANDING TOOL. Cheap & Easy.

Hi all !! maybe it is difficult to guess what´s going on in this article... but just a tool that can help us in our daily routine when we are making our kits. It is just a sanding tool that I made by myself and is lightweight and can give you a[...]