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

Weathering Sherman tracks using washes
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With their unique design, the Sherman tracks are the perfect canvas for weathering, and washes are the basis for this. Remember: any Brand works as well

Back to Basics - Talking about Tweezers
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Joel Z. Williams showcases the various tweezers that can help make your next scale model build much easier.

Amazing Models - Bell H-13D Helicopter 1:15 in metal
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For such models, just there are no words... 
Enjoy !

Advanced Tips - Bare Metal Variance experiments - Part 2
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There are lots of excellent bare metal options out there nowadays, but what about achieving tonal variance in the metallics that matches the worn patina seen on so many Cold War-era aircraft? Time for some experimentation!

 
Advanced Tips - Bare Metal Variance experiments
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There are lots of excellent bare metal options, but what about achieving tonal variance in the metallics that matches the worn patina seen on so many Cold War-era aircraft? Time for some experimentation!

Scratchbuilding Windows in 1/35 scale
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Do you need a window for your next dio? Here how to build it by yourself from scratch

Back to Basics - Highlighting and Washing a Figure
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A wash and some highlights are what truly bring to life a figure. Let's see how...

Back to Basic - Painting the Cockpit
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Brett Green illustrates techniques for painting the cockpits of scale model aircraft.

Advanced Tips - Panel Lines Wash on Metallic Paint
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Here some useful suggestion about how to apply a wash for the panel lines when the model is painted in metal color.

Advanced Tips - How to Remove Decals and Tampos
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Haing troubles removing some sticky decals from the plastic? Here some suggestions

Full Build - US Army Staff Car by Tamiya 1-48
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This time Ivan The Terrible offers us a very fun and quick build of this lovely staff car.

Painting and weathering a T-54B Russian Medium Tank
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Dedicated to the fan of Russian tanks, this video give plenty of inspirations about painting and weathering armors.

Full Build - Revell 1-144 Uboat with Interior& lights
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In just 5 minutes, from the bok opening to the finished model, completed with leds and detailed interiors.

Advanced Tips - How to detail a model car engine
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Wanna add details at the basic engine provided with your last car's kit? Here the right tutorial for you

Diorama World - Metropolis II by Chris Burden
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Cinematic Art or Diorama? For sure the artwork of Chris Burden is simply amazing...

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.