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Holding Small Parts

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

Using Plastic Sprue Leftovers

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

Using 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’

Using a ‘Stunt Double’

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

Using Household Items

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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Using Klear Floor varnish

Using Klear Floor varnish

A big bottle like this costs very little, will last for ages and you may even have some lying around your house. Introduction Strange as it may seem, one of the most useful substances to modellers is domestic acrylic floor ...

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