Scale Model Oil Paint Swatch Modulation and Colour-Mapping 2.0

Skill Level: AdvancedPrerequisite: Basic Understanding of Colour TheoryRead Time: 10 minutes Additive and Subtractive Oil Paint Swatch Modulation and Colour-Mapping Ode to Oils: Old School – New School Techniques In Advanced AFV Model Finishing and Weather Effects 2.0, Part №.2, we previously covered the basic concepts of different finishing and weathering approaches. The use of … Read more

Advanced AFV Model Finishing and Weather Effects 2.0

Create the Effect of Detail – Not The Detail Skill Level: AdvancedRead Time: 11 minutes Part №.2 of How-to Prepare Military AFV Models for Weathering and Protective Clear Coats covers the next steps in the finishing and weathering process. In this article we cover the basic steps of various weathering techniques with examples of their … Read more

How-to Prepare Military AFV Models for Weathering and Protective Clear Coats

Recessed Element Preservation: Super Detailing Skill Level: Novice – AdvancedRead Time: 9 minutes Modellers use diverse techniques and methodologies to attain authentic and lifelike results in detailing and weathering scale models. From fabricating rust effects to applying weathering to various model types, a broad spectrum of inventive solutions enriches the overall aesthetic of scale models. … Read more

How-to Apply Weathering Protective Clear-Coats On Tanks and Other Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Skill Level: Experienced – AdvancedRead Time: 10 minutes AFV, Aircraft and Marine Vessel Protective Clear Coat Strategies Part №.1 Understanding Paint Types: Lacquer, Enamel and Water-Based Acrylics 101 Classes: ◦ Gloss ◦ Semi-Gloss ◦ Satin ◦ Flat ◦ Dull ◦ Ultra Matte A previously applied lacquer finish reactivates with another fresh, top coat of lacquer, … Read more

2K Clear Coat Prep and Problem-Solving

2K Clear Coat Prep and Problem-Solving Part №.2 Skill Level: Advanced – Difficult – Time Sensitive ProductRead Time: 9 minutes 2K Clear Coats: Managing Expectations Careful and Precise Measurement is the first step towards a successful 2K Clear Coat finish. Airbrush knowledge and proficiency are the next step. Without them, 2K is extremely difficult to … Read more

Tips and Tricks for Achieving a Flawless Finish with 2K Clear Coat

Skill Level: Advanced – Difficult – Time Sensitive ProductRead Time: 12 minutes Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying 2K Clear Coat: №.3 A 2K Clear Coat can yield outstanding results; it’s essential to be aware of common mistakes that compromise the finish. Avoiding these pitfalls is crucial for a successful application. Uneven Coats: One of the most common errors … Read more

How-to Apply 2K Clear Coats on Model Cars and Trucks

Ultra Gloss Clear Coat for Civilian Models: Part №.1 Skill Level: Advanced – Difficult – Time Sensitive ProductRead Time: 7 minutes Introduction to 2K Clear Coats: Managing Expectations 2K Clear Coats offer a spectacular finish for your model, second to none. An advanced modeller proficient in applying lacquer or enamel clear coats will find this … Read more

How to Take Great Scale Model and Miniature Figure Photos with Your Phone

Photos of Your Builds or Figures for Social Media Taking great photos for social media can be a fun and rewarding experience. Whether you’re an aspiring influencer or want to share your experiences with friends and family, some key tips can help you take better photos with your phone, tablet or camera. First, consider your … Read more

How-to Thin Scale Model Paint and Clear Coats – Part 2

Thinning Lacquer, Varnish, 2K Clear, Enamel, and Polyurethane Skill set: Experienced to Advanced Time to read:10 minutes Introduction to Paint Thinners and Reducers: Getting it Right Paint thinners and paint reducers are one and the same, the only difference is the vernacular. Airbrushing has a lot of moving parts, figuratively speaking. Knowing the fundamentals of … Read more

How-to Apply Clear Coat Finishes

Lacquer, 2K Gloss, Varnish, Water-Based and Polyurethane Clear Coats Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Time to read: 8 minutes Part 1: Understanding the Airbrush: Setting Yourself Up for Success. There are two ways to approach painting a model, the first is to apply a colour coat and optionally, top it off with a clear coat, … Read more

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