Water Effects for Diorama: the great collection

There are tons and tons of video-tutorials about scale models, dispersed on the Net. But only a few are truly worth to watch. We select the best and only the best video-tutorials: building, detailing, painting, weathering, dioramas and more.

We kept tagging our collection of video tutorials, and following the request of many of you, here it is a selection of tutorials about the Water Effects in scale models: all what you need to know to bring to life and make murmur the water in your dio!

VIDEOS

How To Paint 1/35 German World War Two Infantry
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A very complete video tutorial giving all the info to correctly paint the basic uniform of WWII German infantry men

Back to Basics - One more Rust effect
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Another rust effect to add to our weathering arsenal... quick and easy

Advanced Tips - How to Sculpt your own Stowages
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Fron the guys at Scale War Machine, a useful tutorial about how to sculpt your own stowage from putties like Milliput, Duro & Tamiya Quick Type.

Quick Build - F-16 fighting falcon Tamiya 1-72
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Another top notch and quick build (10 minutes) by PLASMO, from the box to the final reveal.

bACK TO bASICS - Better Results from Spray Cans
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If you don't have an airbrush and want a smooth finish, a spray can is an effective solution. Here some tips to use it at best

References - Pointe du Hoc 4K Drone Flight
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One of the most famous spot of the WWII, filmed in super high resolution by a drone

Diorama World - Coconut Palm Tree Tutorial
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Perfect to bring to life every desertic scenario, and easy and fun to build... Let's see how

Review - Model Mates weathering products
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More and more weathering products are coming out almost daily... here the new range from Model Mates 

How To Colour 1/35 Scale Bricks In The Mold
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For the people molding by themselves the bricks for diorama and bases (a good way to save money) here how to paint them in the mold

Detailing, Painting and Weathering U.S. WWII Fighters
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Though a promo of a longer, commercial DVD, this video is very inspirational and can give some useful hints

Strange kits - Airfix Combustion Engine
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A combustion engine in scale, with all the parts moving to illustrate how it works? With just 100 parts Airfix did a very interesting kit, and for kids and for adults

Aztek Airbrush Tips and Troubleshooting
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Aztek is a popular but totally different concept of airbrush, and so also its maintenance is a little different... Here how to do it.

Modelling the Life - Miniature Apples in their Crate
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Food modelling: you can do it for your diorama (you will have to scale it a little down), or just for the pleasure to model it "stand alone". And it is very easy!

Back to Basics - Tools For Applying Decals
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Using the proper tools can help when it is time to apply the decals: here a presentation of the most useful

Test - Mr. Hobby Cement vs Tamiya Extra Thin Cement
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Very similar but not exactly the same... in my own test, Mr. Cement cures faster, but has a little weaker bond.

PHOTOS

Porco Rosso Savoia SF 21 - Fine Molds 1-48


A lovely kit inspired to a Japanese cartoon movie. Full progressive build with diorama included.

Super-Weathering on old Airifix Lockheed Hudson 1/72


I used this old kit to experiment various heavy weathering techniques combined, from paint peeling to chippings to rust

Hurricane 1/72 Academy and Airfix build side by side


I built these two lovely models together, to compare them, and arranged them in a small dio.

Spad XIII by Eduard Weekend Edition 1/48


A very easy to build (and cheap to buy) biplane. Model by Luca Cinacchio

Messerschmitt P 1099B heavy fighter Revell 1_72


Full progressive build step by step. Model by Luca Cinacchio

Luftwaffe 1946 Diorama - 1-72scale


I put together my "what if" Luftwaffe 1/72 models for this diorama. Full building step by step

REVIEWS/ARTICLES

Review - 1-35 Silicone Mould for Bricks
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There are around some very useful molds to cast your own diorama accessories: this one is for the bricks, and can be a great money saving

Grit Comparison Chart


I didn't know that not all the ways to express the grit are the same... they change from place to place, so here a useful comparison chart

Amati Sailors Miniatures 22 - 25 - 35 mm in Metal


It is easy to bring to life a sailing ship model adding some figures: here a review of the Amati range in 3 sizes.

SNOW Effects

Diorama World - Ardennes 44 - "Let it Snow"


A detailed video about how to add convincing snow to your diorama.

Advanced Tips - Creating Snow and Wet Effects on a Tank


There are endless ways to create wet and snow effects on a tank; here we see the approach used by PanzerMeister36, that gives also a sort of 3D perception.

Realistic feet imprinted in the snow


Our friends from Precision Ice and Snow show us in this video how to reproduce realistic MAKING IMPRINTED FAST SNOW