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

Detail notes for builders of the new Tamiya Spitfire

This is from Jennings Heilig, who has been doing a lot of research forthe new Fundekals decal sheet for the Spitfire I coming soon: There's probably a flurry of Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Is being built this week. Having just done a BUNCH of resea[...]

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[...]

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[...]