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Easy fading

I remember reading about this technique in one of Model Railroader magazine’s books: A quick and easy way to fade rolling stock is to follow a spray of Testors Dullcote with another spray of isopropyl alcohol, either 70 or 90 percent. When the alcohol dries, it leaves a faded, hazy look. If it’s too faded, spray with more Dullcote and the effect will go away.

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Gluing tiny photoetched-metal parts
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Tiny photoetched-metal parts are almost impossible to handle with tweezers. Too often, modelers simp...
Anchor antennas on airliners for better hold
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Use brass rod to make a sturdier tail skid
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While inspecting the parts for a Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale DH.2, I could see that the tail skid would...
Use endodontic drills for your plastic and wooden models
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Use a pencil to help mask clear parts
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Cigarettes for scale figures
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Painting metallic flake
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Dowel eraser for ejector-pin marks
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