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

Painting 1/35 German World War Two Winter Reversible Uniforms
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A very detailed tutorial showing all the steps to recreate this particular uniform. 

Airfix VW Camper animation of the assembling process
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These animations turn to be very useful to understand at the first glance the complexity of a kit...

Advanced Tips: Rivet Decals application
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If you want to try the rivet decals, this is a very detailed, 3 parts video tutorial.

Hot to choose the proper airbrush for you
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If you do not own yet an airbrush and are planning to buy one, this video can be very useful. 

What sort of kit is this strange one?
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Being written in Japanese i don't understand very much, but this strange kit surprised me... Anyone does know something more?

From painting to weathering and winter camo
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Here the full process applied to a Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III Ausf.B (Tamiya)

Weathering the Hellcat F6F-3 in 1/48 scale
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Weathering can truly make more realistic our planes, when properly applied. Let's see how it look on a Hellcat.

Back to Basics - Basic Airbrush Fading
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The most basic effect with the airbrush, but the most used one!

Thanks to Models Workshop for this video.

 

Diorama World - How to scratch build Pallets
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Another useful video from Luke Towan, to add more details to our dioramas.

 

Advanced Tips - Sculpting Miniatures Faces
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Sometimes the faces of the miniatures are -out of the box- a little disappointing. but you can sculpt your own one!

Thanks to Tom Mason for this great video.

 

Advanced Tips - Replicating the welding light with a light from Tams Elektronik
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For the ultimate realism, this small device will allow you to perfectly reproduce the light emitted during the welding process, in 1/35 scale.

Thanks to Allan Mouritsen channel on YouTube for this video.

 

Advanced Tips - Black Basing 201 and Clean Schemes
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How to reconcile black primer with relatively clean schemes like USN hi-viz? Uh...just paint it. Not that complicated.

Thanks to Dog's Models for this great video.

Full Build - Takom 1/35 Maus 188 Ton Super Heavy Tank
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I know that this new kit of the big monster is tempting many of you... So this full build by our friends at Andy's Hobby Headquarters will be useful.

 

Advanced Tips - Making self-adhesive masks with the computer
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Wanna make your own self-adhesive camo mask, fron an accurate source, using your computer? Follow this tutorial 

Thanks to MM Scale Models for this video.

Painting a Bf-109G-6
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German camo are always fascinating, with the mottling and their colors. Follow this tutorial to improve your skill in this painting.

Thanks to PLAMO channel for this great video.

 

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.