Posts Tagged ‘Model Making’

Six simple steps you can use to make glorious model mud

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making mudMud glorious mud. Or it is until you try to recreate it in model form. Here are six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously messy mud.

 

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Six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously realistic model mud. Ideal if your layout is set in bygone times when paths and roads were often just muddy tracks.

Want realistic roads on your railway? Here’s how one artist does it perfectly

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How to make amazing asphalt roads and car parks for your model railway.

Garden Railway Buildings – The Best Materials To Use

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300 buildings garden railway

“Honey, do we have money in the railroad budget for replacing the movie theater building”?

Why do we need to replace it, it’s only three years old?

“I know but it’s falling apart.”

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300 buildings garden railway

The best materials to use for garden model railway buildings.

How to make snow

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how to make model snowWinter is coming… Fancy adding a seasonal touch to your layout? Here’s how to make snow that you can add to a model railway to give it that festive touch. Read Now

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Add a winter feature to your layout with this quick guide to making snow.

Trains, Tanks and Trenches: model railways with a difference

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Trains, Tanks and Trenches, an idea for a model railway layout with a difference.

A Quick, Simple, Action To Make Your Railway Look More Realistic

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rails model railwaAdding that sought after ‘authentic’ feel to a model railway usually involves intricate and detailed model work. But there’s a quick, easy, and often overlooked action you can take that’ll bring a dash of realism without glue or paint. Hint, it involves rubbish. Read Now

A quick, easy, and often overlooked effect you can take that’ll bring a dash of realism to your railway without glue or paint.

How to Make OO Scale Corrugated Roofing

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corrugated roofing model how to makeCorrugated sheeting is a common material on railway buildings, particularly in the late steam era, but how can you make it? Read Now

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How to make OO scale corrugated roofing, don’t let the shop assistant see you!

Legendary railway modeller John H. Ahern’s advice on the best material for landscaping

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Looking for the best material for landscape modelling? Here’s what one of the legends of model railway building used. Read Now

Looking for the best material for landscape modelling? Here’s what one of the legends of model railway building used.

3 Model Railway Building Tricks You Can Learn From Blade Runner

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Three tricks used by the master model makers behind Blade Runner that you can use to improve your model railway.
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Three tricks the master model makers behind Blade Runner used in the movie that we can employ to improve our model railways.

Plant your buildings – Manic Monday Tip #2

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model railway buildings tipAnother quick job that can be carried out on your model railway when time is tight. Read Now

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Another quick job to improve the look and realism of your layout when you don’t have much time.