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

Hot Topic - Why aircraft modelers should do some science fiction
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I found the point of view of Chris Becker about this subject very interesting... What do you think?

 

Back to Basic: how to apply Mood and Moisture.. and Milliput
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Nud and moisture are the basic of any weathering recipes... And here how to apply them easily using Milliput

Thanks to Scale War Machines channel for this great video.

 

Advance Tips - Rigging a biplane with easy
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Quiet often i see modelers scared by the rigging... No reason for that, it is much easier than you think, if you use proper material like an elastic line.

Thanks to Tom Grigat for this video.

 

Full Build - M2 Bradley 1985 Tamiya Kit
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Ivan the Terrible shows us in 10 minutes his full build of this nice model.

Back to Basics - How to Paint Chipped Concrete
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A very useful tutorial to add realism to your painted bases.

Thanks to Dice Sanctuary channel for this video.

 

Diorama World - "Carry on with it"
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In just 3 minutes from the Tamiya kit still in the box to the finished diorama...

Thanks to Hussein El Kaissy channel for this video.

 

RC Boat - Landing Craft and Tanks at ASK Show Case 2014
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Look at the tanks embarking on the RC boats... going to Normandy? :) 

Thanks to RetoFor channel for this video.

 

Spanish Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride in HO Gauge
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Another wonderful layout filmed with the camera at ground level... come on board!

Thanks to PILENTUM channel for this video.

 
Building a Mig 29 Fulcrum 1/32 Revell Ejection Seat
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If you are going to build a modern Ejection Seat, this video can be useful.

Thanks to Big Modeller for this video.

 

 
Full Build - Tamiya 1:48 G4M1 Rikko Betty
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A nice kit for a lovely model built step by step

Advanced Tips - Adding Seatbelts Using Milliput
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Did you know that you can use the milliput also to scratchbuild your own seat belts?

Final Reveal - The Sinking of the Galleon Atocha
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Not just a model of a Galleon, but a model of a sinking one... Amazing diorama!

Stop Motion - Skoda Belagerungsmörser 30,5 cm, 1:35 WWI cannon
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This time Tom Grigat deals with a different subject... a WWI gun !

Quick Build - AIRFIX 1/72 Focke Wulf FW190A-8
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In just 3 minutes you will see all the main step to build this lovely kit in the true scale.

Back to Basics - Adding a winter Wash paint to your tanks
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Winter washes are something that can add a lot of interest to your tank models, and here we can see how

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.