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

Back to Basics - Airbrushing Multi-Color Camouflage Scheme
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For the beginners, the first time a multi-color camo can be intimidating. No reason for that, just follow some simple rules.

Advanced Tips - Masking Wheel Bays
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Do not forget the Wheel Bays when it is time to mask! And here some useful tricks.

Quick builds - F6F-3 Hellcat Eduard 1/72
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Another of the quick and great build of PLASMO, this time dedicated to a very iconic bird.

Gallery of WWII model planes shot down
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Shot down models airplanes are always so fascinating... here plenty of inspiration for your next project.

Hamburg Historical Museum - Great Model Railroads documentary
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If you love scale models railroad, do not miss to visit this museum

3D Printed Military Robot in 1/6 scale
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If you have access to a 3D printer, here how to use it for a lot of fun :)

Advanced tips - How To: 5 point Seat Belt Harness
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Tape, PE, patience and your own seat belts will come to life

Ready, Action - The RC battle starts!
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What about a nice RC tanks battle, well filmed?

How To Paint A Faux Concrete Finish For Miniatures
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With just some painting it is easy to add a realistic base to the model

Stop Motion - Airfix Handley Page Victor B.2
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Airfix and Tom Grigat for a masterwork Stop Motion build

Advanced Tips - Scratch Building Engine Deck Screens
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If you love scratchbuilding you will love these tips

Advanced Tips - Alclads and weathered aluminum finish
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An intriguing video about how to combine Alclad and weathered aluminium finish

Review: The $14 Hobby Paint Rack
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It is not advertised as tool for scale modelers, so its price is a great deal!

Scale Modelling for Beginners - Airfix Defiant 1:72
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Another simple but effective build for beginners, demonstrating that also with no airbrush you can have lot of fun.

Diorama World - Night fighter explosion and fire Final Reveal
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An interesting diorama... not only it "develops" itself in height, but introduce fire and explosions

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.