How-To

FineScale Modeler editors describe different aspects of modeling with step-by-step instructions.
FSMWSbasics
Learn the secrets of sandpaper, sanding sticks, and sanding pads, and how to use them for the best finish.
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Learn how to fill seams on your models with three common putties
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Learn about all the different kinds of glues you'll use while building models
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Learn the best tools and techniques for removing plastic parts from sprue
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Learn how to apply and shape super glue as a filler to your scale models

Scribing panel lines

Learn how to scribe panel lines on your plastic scale models

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Learn to post-shade your scale models with an airbrush

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Learn how to remove scratches from your model's clear parts

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Learn how to glue photoetched-metal parts to your plastic model

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Learn basic photoetch-metal bending techniques

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Learn how to anneal photoetched metal to make it easier to shape

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Use Pledge Future floor polish to get crystal clear parts every time

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Learn the secrets to using air pressure for better airbrush control

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Learn how to make a rubber mold for casting your own resin parts

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Learn how to cast resin parts with the rubber mold made in Part 1

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Use hairspray to achieve realistic weathering results

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Learn the basics to get great results from your airbrush

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Digital camera features for taking photos of your scale models

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Build an affordable light box for taking professional, quality photos of your scale models

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Learn to thin acrylic and enamel paint for airbrushing

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Improve painting sessions with a clean airbrush

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Decant spraypaint for your airbrush

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Paint perfect road wheels for your armor models with a circle template

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Dry-brushing is an essential skill for every scale modeler

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Melt and stretch plastic sprue into useful scale modeling parts

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Assembling individual-link tracks is easy
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Get great looking decals without silvering

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Use washes on your scale models to make details pop

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Clean paintbrushes make for beautiful scale models

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Properly mix and thin your hobby acrylic and enamel paints

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