Over the years of writing this blog I have tried to pass on [url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/blog/uncle_phil/tips_and_tricks_and_stuff]ideas
Okay, I don't count my other lighting project a success. It had a lot of benefits, but it just wasn't as bright as I was hoping it would be. So I found other lights to use:
Here is my attempt at a portable LED light to use for miniature painting and photography.
I have been known to comment that some vehicle modellers can perfectly weather a tank but are let down by the figures they place in a diorama with it.
A friend of mine sent me a link to a book on modelling techniques. In this book the author mentions a (doubtless expensive or rare) product that can be used to create mud effects on vehicles.
There are many ways to do rust effects on a model. Some rely on special products. Some use hairspray, salt, ground pigments, make-up powder and so on.
I get to see many very nice model vehicles, many of them in 1/35th scale.
One piece of advice I would give to miniature painters is to investigate a variety of paint brands.
Several of the tutorials I have written have included drybrushing as a technique so some further words on this may be in order.
Recently I painted an Ambul, and not including the base/undercoat it took me less than half a day.