Skills

AK’S JAPANESE ARMOUR FINISHING GUIDE

Military modellers tackling Japanese armour can learn much from AK Interactive's new book on painting and weathering that country's wartime vehicles.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway – Part 5

In the fifth installment of our Building the Great Central Railway video series MIKE WILD installs the missing piece to complete the scenic area: the reservoir bridge

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The Next Step Part 1: It's All About Layers

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Jay Blakemore expands upon his introductory tutorials by exploring more advanced airbrushing techniques - here, he examines layering.

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The Next Step Part 3: Dispelling Humbrol Enamel Myths

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Jay Blakemore shows how to get the best out of Humbrol varnishes, which have recently acquired a poor reputation.

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The Next Step Part 2: The 'Dark Side' of Modelling

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Having described how to layer paint to create tonal effects, Jay Blakemore looks at how pre-shading can enliven finishes.

SCENIC MODELLING SECOND HELPING

Per Olav Lund offered a wealth of advice and inspiration in his first scenic modelling book, A World of Dioramas. Volume II is out now via Canfora Publishing, and provides even more great ideas to explore and adapt.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Building the Great Central Railway video series is here. Join Mike and Richard as they delve into the details of Swithland Sidings, explain how it was built, its features, rolling stock and operation in this 40 minute video. Watch it today exclusively on KeyModelWorld.

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Building Swithland signalbox

When you want to model a specific railway structure, in many cases the only way is to scratch build. PAUL CHAPMAN explains how he built Swithland Signalbox for the Great Central Railway layout.

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Swithland Sidings Under construction

In the 2021 Hornby Magazine Yearbook, we started our new project to build a replica of the Great Central Railway in just 16ft x 8ft and this year we are completing the second phase with a model of Swithland Sidings. MIKE WILD explains its construction.

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MODELLERS’ GUIDE TO THE DAK’

Pen & Sword's FLIGHT CRAFT book on the Douglas DC-3 offers both real aircraft reference and modelling advice. Revealing period photographs, kit descriptions and accessories listings all help to understand this legendary aircraft, and how to represent it in scale form.