I am Just another Scale Modeler. Not special for any reason other than trying to share my craft and teaching you what I know, from building models and even a few layouts over the last 10 years (2017). A custom builder, I build passionately for a wide range of clients and organizations.
Lately, though I have transitioned into a teaching role and encourage you to explore your hobby with the videos and ask questions during live chats.
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The tools of the trade can be whittled down to a list of few essentials. In this article, we have polled the most important tools and sometimes even the essential brand name. Thanks for looking
- Hobby Knife #11
- #11 scalpel blades
- Scale Ruler
- Razor Saw
- miter box
- Pin Vise
- Drill Bits
- Pounce wheel
- clothes pins
- Small Blue Bar Clamps
- Push Pins
- 1,2,3, blocks
- Bright desk lamp with magnifying lens
- Spring loaded pliers
Glues & Abrasives
- - Weldbond Small
- - Weldbond Large (this is what I get)
- - Tamiya Extra Thin Cement
- - Super Glue
- - Faller Expert Glue
- - Plastruct 2oz
- Sanding Sticks
Paints & Brushes
- Paint Brushes -
- Micro Brushes
- Hemostats - Holding Small Diameter Wire for glue and touch up paint.
- Glycein USP - anybrand
- Weathering powders
- Make-up foam wedge
- Oil washes
- Blue Painters Tape - 3M
- Rotary tool
- Mini chop saw
- Mini table saw
- Inkjet printer
- Laser Printer(for high quality prints)
- 3d Printer
- Evergreen Styrene
- Stripwood & scribed sheets
- strip wood chopper
- craft jewellers storage bins
Model Railroad Supplies
- Foam cradle to hold loco/rolling stock
- NMRA Gauge
I have been using Scenery n' Stuff Matts for years now and love them. These are some of my tips on using them.
Homemade wall vines made of moss.
How I make my scenic dirt, that is capable of passing in any scale.
Ibrahim's Etsy Store https://www.etsy.com/shop/ibrahimminiature
In today's meet the modeler we interview Joshua Smith. Where we discuss the art, other modelers and a world scene of scale artist who are breaking out inta a new mainstream artform.
Modelers we talk about Ryan Thomas Monohan, Goon Hugs, Hank Cheng, Kevin D'Alenti, Alan Wolfson, Randy Hage, Marcel Ackle, Jens Trenckle, Ali Alemady and Henry Thong
I know, the title will toss a few over the edge and does break into the realm of click bait. I believe it to be true.https://www.miniatureland.ca/
Uploading to Youtube is the worst for large files. This video helps you to reduce the size of your videos without reducing quality.
I found a stem armature that looked like a tree. But was a wee bit too big to be anything other than a willow tree.
A week later I am working on the honey do list and find that hot chilly pepper roots look just like branches of a tree.
Some paint, craft glue, and various ground cover junk. And I do mean junk, a tree is born.
Ok, not everything I do ends up in failure. Sometimes I stick with it till it works. Other times I run away screaming NOOO!!! We also see what happens when you try and lock the ol' lady out of the room.
I was requested by a modeler to share everything I know about signs. After they watched me mask my Son's name on his tablet. He was going on a trip and I wanted to make sure if some kid stole it (he is autistic and is a target), that kid (i hope it would be a kid, really) would have to hide his thieving butt to remove said signage.
No I messed up on a technique I saw somebody "talk about" before. I wanted to make sure I knew how to do it. I failed, it was hilarious. But I also shared a number of valid technique y'all might like. So check them out.