Hints & tips for model railway enthusiasts, miniature painters and model makers.

Miniatures

Tips, advice and guides for bringing your miniatures and wargaming figures to life.

The best model scale to match 28mm war game figures

If you're looking for buildings, vehicles, accessories and scenery to go with 28mm war gaming and table top figures you'll need to the know scale. [...]

How to make a glue dispenser

precision glue applicator for model making
Improve the accuracy of glue placement on your models with this DIY precision glue dispenser. [...]

How to apply static grass to miniature bases without applicator?

How to apply static grass to war game miniature bases when you don't have an electric applicator. [...]

How to create a glowing Blue light effect

Glowing blue light effect without using an airbrush
Create those cool glowing Blue light effects on your miniatures without an airbrush.  [...]

Static grass basing – how to make static grass bases for miniatures

grass miniature bases
Give your miniatures a lush green based with this 5 step techniques. [...]

10 Must Follow Youtube Channels for Miniature Enthusiasts in 2020

Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic
My top 10 packed Youtube channels for miniature painting and modelling tips. [...]

How long after priming can I paint miniatures

Before you get near to painting miniatures, it's recommended that they be primed to provide a better base for subsequent paints to grip to. [...]

How to paint lifelike figure faces

how to paint model figure faces and heads
If there's one element of model making and painting I REALLY struggle with it's face painting. I can never get the results I wanted. This six minute guide [...]

Best humidity to prime miniatures

If you're getting poor results with your mini priming it could be due to the climate, and the humidity in particular. [...]

What materials are Warhammer miniatures made with?

plastic model warhammer 40k
Wonderfully detailed, Games Workshop miniatures are a delight to make and paint but what are they made of? [...]

A money saving tip to improving your miniature painting

how to improve your mini figure painting
This simple tip will help you to improve your Warhammer mini painting without spending a fortune or wasting miniatures. [...]

How to paint eyes

how to paint miniature eyes
Look into my eyes. Not my eyes, those on my models. They're not good. But after following the tips here, I can see them getting a lot better. Enough of the [...]

Black, grey or white: What colour to use for plastic model primer

There's a lot of debate about what colour to use as a primer and undercoating on models and miniatures but for me the answer is simple. [...]

Cleaning up sprue marks and mould lines on plastic models and miniatures

how to remove sprue marks and mould lines from plastic models
How to remove unsightly sprue marks and mould lines from plastic models, miniatures and Gundam kits. [...]

A hot little tip for keeping your glue flowing

glue need point applicator unblock
I use a lot of Revell Contacta glue. It's ideal for all manner of model making jobs. But there's a problem with them. [...]

Can acrylic paint go on enamel primer

using enamel primer with acrylic paints
Can you use acrylic paints over an enamel primer undercoat? Yes, you can. Here's what you need to know to do it successfully. [...]

What are miniatures made from

What are wargaming miniatures made from? [...]

Model Making 101: Making Your Own Washes

black ink wash stock
Indispensable, yes. Expensive? No, now. [...]

A simple, cheap and effective technique to removing paint from plastic models

Why a picture of Dettol on a model railway blog? Read more to find out how a household disinfectant can help your railway modeling. [...]

How To Make Your Own Grass Tufts

Looking for a cheap grass tufts? Here's an easy DIY method to produce your own. [...]
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