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A bit of nostalgia, brushes 144 [gross] ,disposable paint brush

When I started to paint my models as a kid using Pactra and Testors 1/4 ounce bottle paints, to help me out my Dad or my Mom gave me a box of 144 little brushes, the cool thing was that they were disposable, they lasted me several years [...]

Moved into a new Studio.

For the first time in a little over 10 years, I have a studio/workplace that I am happy with. Custom-designed by me with IKEA components, and Wallniture shelving from Amazon. The desktop is 58.25x28.75" of tempered glass, and provides [...]

Final reveal: Arco dei Fileni, Libya, 1941 on 1:35, Scratchbuild

This is the final reveal of my crack at the Arco dei Fileni, an Italian colonial monument erected in 1937 in Libya and designed by the Italian architect Florestano di Fausto (1890-1965). The original was dynamited by the later Libyan [...]

Early Panzers in Poland 1939 – MiniArt Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. D + Diorama

I started off with this project in July of last year while in Vienna. It involves MiniArt's #35169 model of the early Panzer III, the D-model. Figures are kit #35191 from the same manufacturer. The chassis of the tank was finished by [...]

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. [...]

Review: AK Real Color Air- Is their marketing hype accurate?

Most of you have probably came across banners, printed advertisement or even some you tube stuff about AK Interactive new paint line, Real Colors. They kicked off a few months ago with an extensive AFV and Tank colors, covering several [...]

Aero Futurism. Art movement circa 1930’s

A friend saw me putting together a model the other day. They exclaimed "Oh, your like an engineer". I replied, "Actually, more like an artist." ==Aeropainting or sometimes aero-futurism.== Aeropittura (Aeropainting) was [...]

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 [...]

"Tin-Canning" Submarine Hull: Does Anyone Know How to Do It? Need Some Feedback?

1st thing I would like to say is "These are not my models". They are the pictures of a model I-400 JPN Sub made by "Hyun Soo Kin". I am making the same model using the Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Sub model. I also have the [...]

Perfect Chrome

After I have done couple of motorcycle models I learned something about chrome. I tried a lot of paints and combinations, including Molotow, Gunze SM06 and SM08, Testors, Tamiya enamel, Vallejo Metal Color, Alclad and AK Extreme Metal [...]