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!


Badger - Paint Mixer Review by P. Flory
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Honestly, this is a tool that i don't feel to need, because i just use a normal old brush. But many people love this mixers, and this one is made by an airbrush maker.

Full Build - Wingnut Wings Airco DH.2

4 minutes for this well filmed build of this magnificent kit!

Review - Mr Hobby Mr Color Paint Sets

I bought this set, and i use it quiet often for my planes... being laquers they spray wonderfully. Here the review byInternational Scale Modeller.

Diorama World - Making your own rock molds

Do you know that you can not just make your own rocks using one of the mold that are sold around, but that you can also make your own molds?

Review: Airfix P51-D Mustang 1-72 scale new mold

Airfix and the Mustang... what a formidable match! Let's see what Bob from Genessiss Models thinks about this new mold.

Back to Basics - Painting and weathering tracks

This is one of the most debated subjects, for the AFV fans community. Here we see how the guys at Andy's Hobby Headquarters face it.

Diorama World: Scratchbuilding a Dock or Bridge in Wood

Great tutorial showing step by step how to build from scratch, and paint, a dock or small bridge made with wood.

Review - Master Box Pin Up Series

Something different, to spice up the modelling cave :)

Time Lapse painting of giantic A380 Paper Model - 4K HD

If you already know Luca Iaconi Stewart and his amazing job documented by newsmagazine and television, you will be not so suprised by this video. Otherwise... don't miss it!

Review - Seam Line Scraper Tools - by P. Flory

You can use your hobby knife, or use a dedicated tool, to remove the seam lines. Here a review of some models.

Diorama World - How to make a realistic tree

A couple of trees, and suddenly the look of any diorama changes. Here the method used by Luke Towan to build his trees.

Review - Trumpeter 1/72nd MIG-29 SMT Fulcrum

If you love the Russian jets, probably this is a kit that you wan't miss. Review by P. Flory


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

Blohm & Voss BV141, Hobbyboss 1/48

Model by Luca Cinacchio


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.