iModeler How-to

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

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[...]

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:

Modelling Diorama Scenery – Step by Step

This step by step build was written for chapter Seven of my first book 'Modelling Railway Scenery Volume 1'. Some of the text refers to other pages in the book and should be ignored. There are also references to the photographs in the book - Fi[...]

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[...]