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1/35 Camouflage Nets

I hope that this might be of help to some of our group and that I am not "teaching my grandmother how to suck eggs!" I've been trying for a while to find what I think is a better way of adding camouflage nets (camnets) for my [...]

The importance of the research phase and build plan.

If you’re an old sweat when it comes to modelling, this article is more than likely to be teaching you to suck eggs, and you are probably unlikely to find anything new or helpful within it. However, if you are new or relatively new, you [...]

How to make a metal plate out of cardboard

I've been asked, many times over, how I achieved the steel plate loads, I did for a build, many years ago. It's not the most updated fancy method, that everyone seems to be doing today, but it works and give pretty much the same results. [...]

How To: Weathering with pastel chalk.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Paiting F-14A

On start i painted all plane Mr.Finishing Surface 1500 Black. Next steps identical for all colors. At first i painted some places Tamiya Xf-2 White, X-4 Blue a XF-64 Red Brown and at second i painted plane very thinned camo colours - [...]

How-to article on applying WW1 "Fokker" Streaky Camouflage, or “Fokker Streaking” 101

A lot of us have a few World War 1 Fokker planes in our stash. Some of us have been thinking about just how to replicate the often seen Fokker finish... Here's how I did it... and it's not all that hard once you break it down. The [...]