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

Enamel vs. Acrylic Paint for Scale Modeling
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What are the features that differentiate acrylics vs. enales, apart the thinners? Here a full presentation.

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk1a Quick Build
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Quick build of this recent and lovely kit by Airfix in the true scale.

Bullets vs Propeller in Super Slow Motion
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Something alightly out of context, but truly fascinating... the bullets of a synchronized machine gun flying trough the propeller.

Sanding Machines for Scale Modeling
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This video is a quick review of what type of sanding machines that work best for scale modeling applications. Paul Budzik talks about 2 of his favorite machines that will go a long way to increasing the precision in constructing any modeling project.

Advanced Tips - Fire Effects using Hot Glue
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Are you looking for some ideas about how to reproduce a fire effect? Hot glue can be one of the possible solutions...

Review - Scale Model Shop Single Action Airbrush
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With so many cheap dual action airbrushes around, i don't know if a single action one is still the best option for a beginner. Bob from Genessis Model reviewed one.

StopMotion - Albatros D 5 from Dumas kit by tom Grigat
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StopMotions videos by Tom Grigat are always amazing, and this one of the Albatros from a wooden kit is the best proof of it

The real stuff - Aircraft Flush Riveting
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So many talks about rivets (and rivets counters, lol). But how many people knows how the real on airplanes work?

Review - MRP Scribers Tools
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Scribers are some of the most basic tools used in our hobby. P. Flory reviews the models produced by RPM, not so famous brand but with interesting features.

Advanced Tips - Dust and streaking with pigments
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Pigments are great not just for dust; with them you can also make interesting streaks, as Mig Jimenez shows.

Review - MIG-29SMT by Trumpeter 1-72 scale
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In box review of the new 1/72 MIG-29SMT by Trumpeter, filmed by ScaleModelAircraft

Diorama World - Tall Forest Pine Trees How To
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Luke Towan presents a great tutorial about how to build tall Pine trees.

PHOTOS

Heuschrecke IVb Grasshopper Dragon 1-35


Full progressive build and final reveal of this unusual German armor.

Douglad TBD1 Devastator - Airfix 1-72


Full build step by step, showing also the Black Basing technique combined with the post shading.

KV-8S flamethrower Eastern Express 1:35 and Diorama


Model by Luca Cinacchio

Antonov An-2V Colt on Float - Trumpeter 1:72


Model by Luca Cinacchio

ICM P-51 B 1/48 with small display base


Model by Luca Cinacchio

Blohm & Voss BV141, Hobbyboss 1/48


Model by Luca Cinacchio

REVIEWS/ARTICLES

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.

Super Sanding Blocks

A new product that takes a different approach for sanding our models.

Wire Diameters in Gauges, Inches, Millimiter conversion Table

Working with some wires and getting mad converting Gauges (the measurement unit used for the diameters of wires) in Inches or Millimiters?  This conversion table is what you need.

Special Winter Camo from Panzer Aces 51


A wonderful monographic new number from Panzer Aces, fully dedicated to the Winter Washes. Read the full review with plenty of images.

Painting Guide for modern US Troops Iraq 2007


The illustration on the Alpine Miniature box can be very helpful to properly paint a miniature of 3rd Strikier Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Iraq 2007.
 

WOOD and more

The beauty of Henry VIII's Mary Rose warship is back !


The 16th-Century Mary Rose warship is on display at a museum in Portsmouth, England, after 34 years of restoration.

Attaching shrouds to model ships Video-Tutorial


J Brent presents us a very interesting method of rigging shrouds along with their deadeyes and chain plates.

How to make a Wood Strip Cutter with little money


To cut balsa wood strips the Wood Strip Cutter is the perfect tool, and this video show us how to build an effective one in a few steps with very little money.

Cleaning Scratches and Smudges of a Ship Hull


In this video Leon will show us how to properly clean smudges or scratches from the smooth surface of a Ship's Hull.

Amati Model Spanish Coca unboxing review

Unboxing review of the Amati Model kit of a carrack, or Spanish coca, is a type of ship built in the XV century and it was widely used as merchant ship. This is a perfect kit for the beginners.

Making model gun carriages for old sailing ships

For the modelers loving to take care and scratchbuild each single detail, here a step by step procedure for making very small cannon carriages.