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

Advanced Tips - Oil Weathering Effects for Panzer Grey
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How to produce some easy discolouration and highlight/shadow effects? Oil paints can be an effective solution.

Full Build - Ki-84 Hayate Type 4 Hasegawa 1-48
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5 minutes long video build, to see this lovely kit coming to life.

Full Build - Porsche 917k Gulf - Fujimi 1-24
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10 minutes long videobuild of this wonderful Porsche star at Le Mans in 1970.

Toy or Tool ? An Electric Powered Sanding Tool
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I have no idea if this sort of sanding tool in the video is working well or not... What do you think?

Advanced Tips - Making landing lights from scratch
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Some kits doesn't have them at all; some have but very crappy... Let's see how to scratchbuild perfect landing lights for our models.

Model Snow Blower in Action
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A snow blower, fully working and in action,,, but in 1/32 scale !

Build Review Trumpeter Tiger 1 Early 1-72 scale
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9 minutes long build review by Ivan The Terrible of this small interesting kit.

Review - Airfix Hawker Typhonn IB 1-72 scale
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English producer for English bird... Bob at Genessis Model did a complete review of this new mold kit.

Advanced Tip - How to Model Peeling Paint on Wood
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Kathy Millatt faces a very specific problem, giving us a very specific approach to it in this quick video tutorial.

Mig Production Mud Diorama and Model Paste HowTo
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A pre-made paste to quickly and easily reproduce mud on models and diorama: HowTo presentation by the ScaleWarMachine guys.

Stop Motion - Full build of Eduard SSW D.III 1/48
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The builds in stop motion by Tom Grigat are small, short, pieces of art, and not just builds... Don't miss this one.

Full Build - Revell P-47 Thunderbolt 1-72 scale
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Full build-review of this lovely Revell kit in the true-scale, perfect to enjoy a week end.

PHOTOS

Macchi C202 - C205 Italeri 1-72 combo


Build and final reveal for a classic Italeri kit... not a perfect fitting, but still a decent kit.

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

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.