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Make. Paint. Build: Hints, tips and advice for model train enthusiasts, model makers and miniaturists


An optical illusion

Photo showing mirror hiding rear of model railway layout
It's been bugging me for ages. [...]

Cry me a river – layout update

making rivers model making
It's been a while since my last update on the layout so a quick progress report. [...]

How to make super realistic rivers for your model railway in 5 steps

photo of a model river.
Water is a key feature of our environment so it should naturally be a key feature on your model railway or diorama but creating a credible water look is [...]