Modelling Tutorials

  • How we make new base blanks

    How we make new base blanks

    In these days of readily available printing, we're old school traditionalists who still make most of our stuff by hand (with the aid of relevant tools!) - a case in point being whenever we need a new size or shape of base. The collage...

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  • Resin - Sanding Prep

    Resin - Sanding Prep

    Many of the resin castings we produce are made in open-faced moulds which can leave a meniscus or a convex undersurface. This is easily dealt with by use of a heavy grit (80 or 120) wet-and-dry paper. Resin dust is toxic and so all sanding should be...

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  • Recommended Tools

    Recommended Tools

    The assembly & painting of resin or white metal models requires essentially the same toolkit, most of which are pretty straightforward and probably already in your possession. This section recommends a few specific pieces that will make working on your models faster and easier. All...

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  • Pinning & Basing

    Pinning & Basing

    Prior to pinning - cut off slottatab with snips, zona saw, etc. File or sand undersides of mini's feet to a flat surface for mounting of pins. Models with integral bases require slightly more work - cut away as much of the tab as...

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  • Using Plasticard & Textured Sheet

    Using Plasticard & Textured Sheet

    Introduction Professional modelmakers have used plastics as virtually their sole working material for over 30 years. However, hobbyists, miniaturists and amateur model builders have continued to use wood, card and brass for their models. There are, of course, applications where those materials are suitable or desirable,...

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