Make. Paint. Build: Tips and tutorials for model train enthusiasts, modellers and miniature painters.

Miniatures

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

How to painting horses for wargaming

how to paint model horses
If you have horses on your layout or war game and like me struggle with their colouring, this article on the paints to use for credible equine models will [...]

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. [...]

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? [...]

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. [...]

Six simple steps you can use to make glorious model mud

how to make model mud for a diorama or model railway
Mud 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.   [...]

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. [...]

The ABC Guide To Drybrushing – Add Extra Realism To Your Models

Dry Brushing Technqiues
From vehicles and miniatures to building brick work, dry brushing gives your models an extra dimension and makes the difference between a painted plastic model [...]

How to make your own weathering powders using kids chalks

Looking for a quick, effective and cheap way to make weathering powders? It's your lucky day.  [...]
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