TIPS and TECHNIQUES

Prepping Plastic Models For Assembly Tips for things you should do before building a plastic model.

By wpadmin | November 3, 2021

Careful preparation of a model kit is as important as careful assembly. The first stepin preparing to assembly any model is – READ THE INSTRUCTIONS and get familiar with all the parts, steps, and details involved. The second step is to clean the model parts to remove any lingering traces of molding release agent. Most… Read More →

Wiring A 23rd Century Pistol Kit Phaser-i For Light Sound How to add electronic light & sound to a Phaser-I.   (Text & Photos)

By wpadmin | November 3, 2021

BY REQUEST – This article was created at the request of YouTube viewer cathymaid. “cathymaid has made a comment on PHASER-I 23rd CENTURY PARTS. . . .. I would like to see the electronics or even a schematic would be good so I can make my own.” Sorry cathymaid, I don’t have any assembly photos… Read More →

Adding Punch To Your Ufo / Space Ship Model Tips for adding lighting & other accents to UFO and space ship models.

By wpadmin | November 3, 2021

There are many kits for building spacecraft, UFOs, flying saucers. Most of them build into great models right out of the box, with just a good paint job to finish them off. However, there are a few things you can do to add a little extra life to you spacecraft model. PAINT – Study the… Read More →

Headlight Enhancements How to make solid molded vehicle headlights look more realistic. Adding clear acrylic lenses.

By wpadmin | November 3, 2021

While a few more modern tank and military vehicle kits come with clear plastic headlight lenses, many kits still have the old-style solid one piece headlights. These kits’ instructions usually tell you to paint the ‘lens area’ of the headlights white or silver. Silver usually looks a bit better than white, but it still looks… Read More →

Tips For Improving Tank Models Filling lower hull holes. Filling in the sponson gap between the upper & lower hull.

By wpadmin | November 3, 2021

QUICK TIPS for IMPROVING TANK MODELS Many model tank kits suffer from one or both of the following problems: 1. The tank’s lower hull was molded to be ‘motorized’, which means there are holes in the sides for axles to pass through from a gear-box inside the hull and there are holes in the bottom… Read More →

Weathering Tank Wheels (Tires) How to give tank road wheels a more realistic weathered look.

By wpadmin | November 3, 2021

ANOTHER QUICK TIP – WEATHERING TANK WHEELS Many W.W.II tanks ran on steel wheels with hard rubber ‘tires’. On tanks that used relatively wide road wheels, the rubber tire surfaces were fairly prominent and clearly visible. But even on narrow wheels (like those on German Panther or Tiger tanks), there was enough rubber tire surface… Read More →