Orangeville, ON (James Doan) If you are just starting out in modelling, don’t try to build anything without the proper tools. While modellers of many years have usually acquired an array of tools including electric drills, airbrushes, vises and clamps, specialty scalpels, (and even miniature welding tools!) for a small expense outlay, you can purchase a basic set of tools.
Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Regardless of what type of modelling you plan to pursue, you will require somewhere to work. If you do not have a room of your own, you will have to find a location where you can at least have a table or working surface. It is essential to be able to leave a model where you can work on it in stages without having the annoyance of packing it away and ferreting it out again each time you want to do even a little work.
Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Before blithely starting to assemble your prized project, take a moment to ensure that you are in fact using the right adhesive to ensure a durable bond. From my personal modelling, I have found these particular adhesives to be the most effective in their appropriate media.
Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Choosing the type of paint for model figure painting is a personal decision. Initially, it might be a good idea to try all the available media and then use the one that gives the results you prefer.
Orangeville, ON (James Doan) There are numerous innovations that have either made life so much easier for modellers, or opened up possibilities which were beyond most of us at one time. Here is our selected Top Ten List of the Greatest Inventions in the World of Scale Modelling:
Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Just as in the full-scale automotive market, trends define scale modelling. Perhaps surprisingly, there are modellers who tend to follow the current fashion. They will build what is new, what is popular, the latest fad. The scope of the real car market often provides the information and the inspiration we seek when building scale models.