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[Intermediate - Model Making] I get asked a lot how I make my bushes on my model railways. Here's my short but fiddly technique.

I get asked a lot how I make my bushes on my model railways. Here's my short but fiddly technique.

Rapid Black Basing... using a Scotch Brite

IMO, airbrushing a squiggle pattern randomly over a kit still looks too uniform, regardless of how ‘random’ you try to make it. … And it takes too bloody long on a large kit such as a 1/32 Ju-88! Enter the Scotch Brite masking technique which came about after I had been looking at pro airbrushing...

How to scratch build cockpit detail on a Hasegawa 1/32 P-51D Mustang scale model

At last! It came in at 33 minutes long! My masterclass tutorial on how to superdetail a scale model aircraft cockpit is now available on YouTube. In this video I show you how to elevate your model cockpit, from a boring kit-standard version to a chock-full-o'-detail version, using mostly wire offcuts and spare bits of styrene strip and rod. It is a cheap, effective, and personally satisfying way to make the pilot's office a much more professional looking piece of your model. Cockpits are…

Scale Modelling Tips, Tricks & Advice - Plus New Panel Line Technique - YouTube

In this video I go over all the tips and tricks for scale model building I've learned in 40 years of building plastic scale models & Gunpla. I also go over g...

Learning how to do edge highlighting can be a bit intimidating. However, it really is easy to learn and I'll show you how in this tutorial.

Learning how to do edge highlighting can be a bit intimidating. However, it really is easy to learn and I'll show you how in this tutorial.

Have you ever visited a really well-done layout and noticed how realistically weathered the rolling stock looks and wondered how you might make yours look similar? Master Model Railroader, Gerry Leone, shares a great tip for weathering model railroad paint to look like the real deal with blistering, pock-marked and peeling finishes. He employs a technique that the pros use – coarse salt.

Gerry Leone shares some tips for weathering model railroad paint to look like your cars and reefers have years of hard service on them - using salt!

Scale model tutorials and discussions, how to build better scale models and save money. I love dioramas, 1/35 plastic model armor & scratch building.

Scale model tutorials and discussions, how to build better scale models and save money. I love dioramas, 1/35 plastic model armor & scratch building.