16 May 19
RGU Art and Heritage

It is wonderful to be welcoming back artist Nicola Williams to Gray’s School of Art. Nicola was brought up on a farm in rural Aberdeenshire and she studied painting at Gray’s School of Art 1999-2003, before moving to London to complete her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art.  The rural environment she grew up in continues […]

15 May 19
Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

The stone setts on my test piece have been painted. I wanted to experiment with different approaches to see which looked best. To the left of the rails: I’ve read that some modellers paint the DAS clay black, then dry brush with grey, beige and cream to create the impression of stone setts. On the […]

12 May 19
Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

I like the Humbrol Rail Colour range of acrylic paints. However, after I’ve used a pot a few times I find the lid sets firmly in place making it difficult to remove. The solution – I keep a pair of mole grips handy. Slight overkill, but they work 🙂

12 May 19

Much as it is Eaglemoss Collection editor Ben Robinson’s hope to one day own a model of every TOS Constitution Class ship that ever appeared on screen (for which I count 3 versions of the Enterprise, Constellation, Defiant, Yorktown, Lexington, Intrepid, Excalibur, Hood, Potemkin, and Exeter), I aspire to owning models in the same or similar scales of most of the major Excelsior class […]

10 May 19
Understanding Painting Media Learning Log

This exercise ask you to prepare 20 sheets of A5 watercolour paper with different backgrounds such as black, white and grey acrylic, watercolour and ink washes and varnish to create a glossy surface. Then the task is to select from your collection of found images and “make some small, quick painting experiments using thin paint […]

09 May 19
Tabletop Fantasy

The Beast of Nurgle, back from the good old days of Realms of Chaos. I painted this one ages ago, a terrible paint job with Humbrols. Driven by nostalgia I decided to strip the paint, take it apart, rebuild, repaint and add a new base. Great fun!Here you have a really nice article with all […]

08 May 19
Nicks workshop mutterings

For a change I have started building a new model for Pendon Museum. This is the Wheelwrights. The building itself is fairly basic but has a feature of a large window made with overlapping glass panes. The main feature of the building is a detailed interior which hopefully will be lit in the night scene. […]

06 May 19
The Little World

Never heard of ’em? I never did until I started patronising Hobbytech out in Myaree. Then I found an increasing number of products from this Taiwanese firm on their tool and material shelves. I experimented with a few things, then bought more. Not every product was world-beating, but they were all workable, and some were actually […]

05 May 19
Leigh Edmonds little box of stuff

I don’t know about other scale modellers, but the first few models I made, Airfix, Frog and Revell, went unpainted. It was enough for me to have the bare plastic with the simple decals the kit provided stuck on them. Then I took to reading the kit instructions more carefully and found the painting instructions […]

01 May 19
Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog

Since starting my 10mm American Civil War project last June, I’ve been building up both sides, using the order of battle for the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg as my immediate ‘to do’ list.  In Part 1 of this series I looked at the Union I Corps, which marched to the aid of […]

28 Apr 19

After much deliberation the three artists I decided to research are George Shaw, Anna Atkins and Walter Sickery. In Drawing 1 I came across George Shaw. His focus was painting urban scenes of his childhood home on the Tile Hill Estate in Coventry. Shaw’s paintings are semi-realist, highly detailed urban landscapes painted using Humbrol enamel […]

28 Apr 19
Poole Vikings Model Club/IPMS Dorset/Dorset BMSS

A gallery showing a single photo of former Models of the Month and other models by our members that have won prizes at our own and other shows. The Model of the Month for May 2018 was a Trumpeter MiG-21 in 1/32nd scale by Matthew John   The Model of the Month for April 2018 is a […]

27 Apr 19
The Little World

My efforts to obtain 1:72 decals from Canada for the C-119 Fairchild Flying Boxcar came to nought – the sets that were made are long out of production. In the event, this is just as well, because they would have necessitated a major reconstruction of the aircraft’s tail to be authentic. I was thrown back […]

25 Apr 19
Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog

Last September I posted here about my first experience of 3D-printed models (SKOT APCs from Butlers’ Printed Models).  Since then on the Cold War front, I’ve been working my way through the stack of unmade plastic kits and unpainted lead and resin in my ‘to do’ mountain, so hadn’t bought anything more from BPM.  However, […]

24 Apr 19
Katie Makes Models

This is my main project at the minute, and it’s quite an important one to me. I have an actual reason for wanting to do this, and I’m really lucky that my reason has some direct influence. As I’m quite open about on my Twitter page, I’m a transgender woman, and you’re probably thinking “Well, […]

23 Apr 19
The Paupers Electronic Music Studio

I bought the bare original Soundlab PCB in 2007 as a way of getting a relatively cheap mono synth. I didn’t realize at the time that it was only designed as a noise box and was going to need some major upgrades before it could be used for anything even vaguely recognizable as music.

22 Apr 19
Skarach's world

A small amount of chipping was applied with a sponge using Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” (70822). The entire vehicle and figures were washed with a dilute mixture of Winsor & Newton “Raw Umber” and “Lamp Black” (roughly 5:1 ratio) oil paint in enamel thinner. The diorama base was treated with AMMO “Starship […]