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

Painting

Whether it’s for buildings on a model railway, wargaming figures and miniatures or scale models, these painting tips and guides will improve your painting work.

Organising and storing my paints

MRE at the workbench
Life in lock down continues, as does the move to our new house, all of which is putting a damper on my man-cave activities.  Instead, I've been looking at [...]

Making an entrance

Morwellham mine in Devon
Progress update on my temporary mini diorama / model railway layout and how I'm making the timber mine entrance. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Masters Brush Cleaner, review

If you do a lot of painting you'll undoubtedly go through a lot of brushes. I did. But not any more. [...]

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. [...]

Model Making 101: Making Your Own Washes

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

When Dry Brushes Die

Dry brushing is a great technique for weathering and wall painting but it kills your brushes. What then? [...]

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

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

Achieving An Authentic Finish For Model Railway Buildings

Looking to add a stunningly detailed and authentic finishing to your buildings? Get your paint brushes ready... [...]
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