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

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[...]

Silhouette Portrait 2 cutting plotter for scale modelers

Some time ago there was an article on iModeler regarding use of a cutter (or cutting plotter) for our hobby. At that moment, I was thinking about this for a while, especially because of my previous experience – I saw cutters in the late 90's whe[...]

Polishing of airliner model.

High gloss is the basis for airliner models. The secret lies in lacquering, grinding and polishing the surface. Suitable abrasive materials, polish and polishing wipes are needed. The result is a high gloss of the model.

Masking with White Glue

A technique using a child´s white glue for hard edge masking. The glue was applied using its own bottle fine tip.

iModeler Tutorial – Our new feature will change the way of sharing modeling pictures on the web

If you are a regular guest on iModeler you'd already know that improvements to our platform happen frequently, and for the most part without ado. But once in a while we're launching a major upgrade that aims at bringing the experience of your iM[...]

Building Aoshima 1/24 Lamborghini Aventador [VIDEO]

Just in case you'd like to extend your skills into car modeling, Plasmo has got you covered. This construction video of the 1/24 scale Aoshima Lamborghini Aventador provides a nice visual introduction to car modeling techniques - with excellent [...]

How to illuminate a model – PLASMO’s 1/48 Trumpeter Douglas DC-3 [VIDEO]

We learned to like and enjoy Plasmo's model construction videos on Youtube, and this one, featuring 1/48 Trumpeter DC-3 in Alaska Airlines livery is no exception. However, I found this video special because it provides a more or less complete g[...]

iModeler Tutorial – Front-page channel switch

Any returning visitor to iModeler could not fail to notice how rapidly this site is growing these days. With 200+ headline articles per month being a happy new norm, our front page is being entirely redrawn every day, constantly bringing new int[...]