Posts Tagged ‘Model Making’

Scratch Build: Slate Roofs

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make your own slate roofMost model railways are seen from above so roofs are one of the most important aspects but making realistic, credible, roofs is a skill that escapes many. Here’s a quick guide to making slate roofs from the model making guru behind the fabulous Bron Hebrog 009 layout. Read Now

Most model railways are seen from above so roofs are one of the most important aspects but making realistic, credible, roofs is a skill that escapes many. Here’s a quick guide to making slate roofs from the model making guru behind the fabulous Bron Hebrog 009 layout. Updated:25/09/17

How I Now Make My Own Plaster Cloth For Hills, Tunnels and Landscapes

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How to make your own plaster clothI’m a huge fan of plaster cloth. It’s messy, it works and it’s super satisfying but it also costs. Until now. Read Now

How to make your own plaster cloth

Plaster cloth

Walk Through – How I Created This Scene: scenery, track & viaducts – and Layout Progress

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My N gauge model railway continues with another hill scene diorama nearly completed. Here’s a quick walkthrough of how this was done and other recent progress on it. Read Now

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What would you do differently? Here’s a quick walkthrough of how I modelled the hills, viaduct and track in a scene on my layout. How do you create yours? [Intermediate]

7 Steps To Laying Scatter + Help A Fellow Modeller

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laying scatterMike M. emailed in recently with what seemed like an easy question. Read Now

laying scatter

7 Tried and tested steps to better laying scatter, plus help a fellow modeller. [Intermediate]

Save money for your trains: make your own textured paint

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make your own textured paintIf you build brick, stone or brick models for your railway the finish is all important. Normal paint is okay but texture paint gives an infinitely better result. But what about that cost! Read Now

Save money for your trains, how to make your own textured paint. [Intermediate]

Make your own foliage

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How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it’s almost free.
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[intermediate] How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making bushes and foliage and it’s almost free.

One for scratch builders

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Textures.com - brick paperIf you make your own buildings and walls this is a resource you’ll love.

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[Intermediate] Brick paper suppliers won’t like this free resource. If you’re a scratch builder book mark it now.

Erecting Embankments

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model railway embankments how to makeEmbankments? building? “Oh come!” I can hear you cry, what’s difficult about that?

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[Intermediate] Making embankments on your model railway – suitable for all gauges.

The Cheapest Technique For Making Model Trees – They Look Great Too!

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Making model trees cheapest quickest techniqueI go full Blue Peter for this tip. Read Now

Making model trees cheapest quickest technique

How to make your own model trees with this almost free, quick, and easy tip. Ideal for N, OO, HO and O gauge model railways.

Building Forests On A Budget

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model railway forestI’ve just read about a great idea that I haven’t seen before. It’s from the book “Scenic Modelling” by John de Frayssinet and if you haven’t got this book I really recommend it to any model makers. Read Now

[Intermediate] – Here’s a great tip I’ve just read about for cheaply creating dense tree growth and forested areas.