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Support Atlantis Model company kick-starter campaing

Guys if you are into roman figurines than this might interest you – Pete and Rick from Atlantis models have a brave and bold vision to resurrect an old GLADIATOR kit from 50’s. Please support them in their challenging endevour ...

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Cockpit Canopies-Acrylic Coating

Eurofighter canopy 7

Introduction A good aircraft model must have a perfect scratch-free and shiny cockpit canopy.  Removing scratches from canopies and other clear parts is covered in the article ‘Cockpit Canopies – Scratch Removal’ .  This article deals with improving the clarity ...

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Holding Small Parts


Introduction Painting small parts individually either by brush or airbrush can be a real pain.  Here are a few ideas to hold small parts securely while painting. 1. Cocktail Sticks Through A Hole The ammo boxes on the right have ...

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Using Plastic Sprue Leftovers

Jam jar lid

This sprue has been mostly cut up and two magnificent straight rods have been salvaged.  There is not much left of the original sprue, but another useful piece can be cut off between the two vertical red lines indicated in ...

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Using Masking Tape

Masking Tape

On the left is Tamiya masking tape made specially for modellers.  On the right is commecial masking tape made for interior decorating. Introduction Most modellers have to use masking tape on a regular basis.  This tutorial contains two tips for ...

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Using a ‘Stunt Double’

Stunt doubles

These two Games Workshop’s Space Marine Rhino’s have been made up for use in practicing new techniques and paint combinations. Introduction This article suggests keeping an old model for practicing new painting techniques. Background Most modellers feel the need to ...

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Using Household Items

Foil liner

Introduction Modellers’ should never throw away a jam jar lid – they have many uses. This article will give a list of ordinary items that are found around the home, often discarded, that can prove useful to the scale modeller. ...

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Model Photography Part6 – Photoshop

Panther sd kfz 171

In this tutorial we will show how to put Tamiya’s Challenger 1 MkIII tank into a realistic desert setting. Introduction This is the sixth and final tutorial in the series about model photography.  If you have followed the series you ...

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