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

Working with Styrene - making realistic stacks/elbows
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Scratchbuilding time, with some useful tips to reproduce stacks and elbows.

Full Build - Airfix F4F-4 Wildcat with NO Airbrush
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Another great build from this brilliant modeler, that proof us how you can achieve great result also with no airbrush.

Advanced Tips - Bare Metal Foil How To
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Bare metal Foils are the best and most convincing way to reproduce metal surfaces... But not so easy to apply.

Advanced Tips - Casting and Molding Rim of Wheel
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If you already have some experience with simple casting and molding with resin, you will like this tutorial. Remember: you can substitute a brand with another one.

Full Build - BF 109E-4 Eduard 1:48 Adolf Galland
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Another wonderful full build from the guy at PLAMO, for one of the most iconic WWII birds.

How To: Machine Polish 2k Clear on a Scalemodel
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Do you want your car's model truly polished? You need patience, and some useful tips...

Back to Basics - Simple Wear, Scratches, Chipping Effects
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Need to improve your weathering art? Here a nice starting point.

Diorama World - MRAP MATV "54" full quick project
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IvanTheTerrible shows us in 5 min. all the steps of this dio, from the photo that inspired him to the final reveal. 

Advanced Tips - Removing Decals
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Here a couple of tricks to remove the decals from the model when something goes wrong...

Full Build - Academy F-4J PHANTOM II
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If you want a complete video build to use as reference for your next Phantom, this is a great one.

Assembling and Painting diorama Buildings
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There are many kits of buildings around, like the MiniArt. But they need your personal touch to get alive...

Amazing Models - Vought OS2U Kingfisher in Aluminum
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No words, just respect or as the French says: chapeau...

Back to Basics - Rusting your plastic models
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From the guys at Andy's Hobby Headquarters a complete tutorial summarizing all the techniques to rust your models.

Diorama World - M48A3 "Victor Charlie" Diorama
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Another great project by IvanTheTerrible, that in just 5 min. shows us all the step to complete it.

Full Build - ATST Star Wars diorama
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Being Star Wars time, i thought some of you can ejoy this build by the guys at Andy's Hobby Headquarters

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 - Winter and Snow Effects
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Brrrrr.... it seem to be very cold... Turn out that cold diorama :)   Video-tutorial by PanzerMeister36

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.