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How to make finescale: Sach Windows

Making scale windows from scratch is a task that even the most enthusiastic modellers loath – especially when you have to build a bunch of them. It’s fiddly, long and requires lots of precision. Making windows in a jig, then, transforms the process into an enjoyable one.  Here’s mine: This is all based on Ken […]

by RR on February 4, 2017, filed: How to's, OUT OF HOURS (wip)

How to make finescale: Radiators

Part of the diorama focuses around an open fire escape, in which a main character stands, so I know I have to build and populate part of a corridor that leads to said door. There will be two details, a fire extinguisher and a radiator. The latter of which I’m scratchbuilding. I built it with […]

by RR on January 8, 2017, filed: How to's, OUT OF HOURS (wip)

How to make finescale: Ducting

I’ve started on many details of “Closing Time” already, putting the cart somewhat before the horse. I say that because I’m still skirting around constructing the buildings for the alley itself. I’m still working out various plans of where things will go and how… so it’s fruitless building major components if things are only going […]

by RR on January 5, 2017, filed: How to's, OUT OF HOURS (wip)

How to Photograph Dioramas

With the recent completion of my third diorama, “Who Goes There?” one of the more consistent comments in feedback was about the photography and how it pulled people into the diorama, “kicking it up a notch”. So it got me thinking about making a blog post about it. The following is mostly in regard to […]

by RR on June 24, 2014, filed: How to's

How to make finescale: Crushable coke cans

For my diorama I am still making, “I Am Two Bullets”, the two-man sniper team are sipping on a couple Cokes. I decided, after the initial dry test, that it would be nice to have one of the cans to be crushed and discarded. Given that the one I already have is resin, I knew […]

by RR on May 10, 2014, filed: How to's

How to make finescale: Corrugated steel

One of the many design obstacles (which are great as they breed creativity) was creating some corrugated steel sheeting to line the trench walls. There is plenty of corrugated Evergreen and Plastruct styrene out there that you can buy – and I was ready to, despite it being, as always, ridiculously expensive in most places. […]

by RR on April 18, 2014, filed: How to's