Modeling ideas, tips and solutions to help you work out your modelling problems.
I am building the AFV Club U-2A, which has very prominent wingwalk stripes on the wings. I have Cutting Edge decals that include wingwalk stripes, so, after painting and glossing, the wingwalk stripes were applied. First, I noticed that the bla[...]
Typically I weather my models using artist pastel chalk. With the chalk you can vary the depth of your weathering. For jet exhaust I used black, brown, light gray, and a touch of blue. Using multiple colors gives a nice blended look. The “tools”[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
How to apply Mr. Hobby 1200 with airbrush.
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[...]
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[...]