Tips och tekniker

Artiklar med tips och tekniker


by Martin Waligorski This article describes a few techniques I have tried and used to paint markings on scale models. I hope to show that you don’t need to rely solely on decals for giving that final touch to your model. In fact, many types of markings can be easily […]

Don’t Rely On Decals, Part One


by Bruce Grinstead   This article has first appeared in Post Strike – the newsletter of IPMS Ottawa (www.ipmsottawa.ca). Published here with kind permission of the Editor – Ed.   This article is a brief overview of painting a figure face… intended as a guideline so that you can start […]

Painting a Face


by Christopher Holland Building houses for braille scale is kind of tricky. Although there are lots of injection-moulded plastic buildings from the world of railway modelling, they tend to be expensive and often a bit to small – the HO railroad scale being 1/87 as compared to 1/72 or 1/76 […]

Building Houses in Braille Scale



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text: Uschi van der Rosten Images: Uschi van der Rosten Transcribed by Lars Befring with permission by Uschi van der Rosten   Eduard PE instrument panel, burnished with UvdR-1 burnishing agent and partly polished.   More panels! A blue print has been printed and fit to size, working as a guide for panel […]

Horten Go-229 in 1/72 by Uschi van der Rosten


by Dennis Glas   This material has been first published on the home page of IPMS London, Canada. Used by kind permission of the copyright owner (Ed.)   My latest modelling project is an M4A3E8 Sherman in 1/35 scale. Many of the cast parts found on Sherman tanks were adorned […]

Chemical Etching


by Christopher Holland Convincing groundwork is a necessary ingredient of any diorama. This article is a small guide to the for those who are new to the diorama making. I will concentrate on the techniques, not the artistics. Like many others, I have learnt a lot from Shepherd Paine’s book […]

Making Diorama Groundwork



Tech Tips by Magnus Fridsell As your aircraft modelling skills improve, you will probably sooner or later feel the urge to produce your own cockpit canopies. Those included in the kits are usually injection-moulded and in a state-of-the art modern kit it often means good enough. However, once you start […]

Moulding Canopies


by Omami Omami is a Japanese modeller and webmaster of the J-Model Works site. For publication in IPMS Stockholm magazine the original article from Omami’s site has been expanded and refined (Ed.)   Replicating elements of nature in miniature is one of the more tricky aspects of modelling, requiring not […]

Realistic Sea Bases


About Reversing Decal Silvering by Rafi Ben-Shahar   A nice but somewhat old model from my display cabinet… …upon closer inspection sadly displays decal ageing problems. Note the visible decal film around the swastika on the fin. It wasn’t there when the model was new! A view from slightly different […]

Ageing Models, Silvering Decals and Biological Warfare



Tech Tips by Fredrik Lundbeck   It was peculiar to the Eastern Front of the World War II that most military equipment had to be re-camouflaged for winter conditions. This is because prolonged periods with all-covering deep snow made any objects other than white clearly visible against the landscape. Both […]

Detergent Wash


by Tony Bell Having only recently attempted my first WWI aircraft model, I went through a learning experience in some new techniques. Rigging and and replicating varnished wood in particular required an approach that I haven’t tried before. This article describes shortly the technique I have read about and developed […]

The Look of Varnished Wood


by Martin Waligorski   Like many modellers, every once in a while I work from scale drawings. The drawings are most effective when printed in the exact scale of the model. If done so, they can be used directly for dimensional measurements by laying the model parts on top of […]

Scale Drawings Conversion Chart



by Peter Allen   Digital image processing can allow you to set your precious models in action. I have seen and read many excellent articles on how to make digital in-flight pictures and decided I’d give it atry. Not having all the equipment I improvised with what I had available. […]

Digital Montage Photography


by Charles Metz   Are you dissatisfied with your current way of filling seams? Try microballoons! I learned about these little wonders only a few years ago, but I now use them often. Here is how. Basically, microballoons are tiny hollow spheres made of glass or phenolic resin that are […]

Using Microballoons and Superglue for Filling Seams in Plastic Models


A Way to Stronger Models  by Frank Spahr   Styrene is a good material for modeling, but on certain occasions, it´s not strong enough. My main trouble areas are masts for sailing ships, especially the upper and thinner parts of the construction, and certain kinds of landing gears, the long […]

Casting Model Parts in Metal