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MODEL MAKING GUIDES

 

GENERAL GUIDES TO MODEL MAKING TECHNIQUES

 

Model Making Guide to Creating a Seafoam Tree

CREATE A SEAFOAM TREE

Model Making Guide to Shaping Styrofoam by David Neat

SHAPING STYROFOAM

Guide to using a Hotwire Cutter

HOTWIRE
CUTTING

Model Making Guide to Metal Casting with Resin and Sand

METAL CASTING

Guide to Which Adhesive to use for your Model Making project

ADHESIVES
GUIDE

Basic guide to using a Soft Soldering

SOFT
SOLDERING

Guide to the materials and techniques to achieve the perfect mould

A GUIDE TO MOULD MAKING

Guide to Creating Water Effects of your Scale Model

CREATING WATER EFFECTS

Guide to Creating Snow Effects of your Scale Model

CREATING SNOW EFFECTS

A Basic Guide to Electronics for Model Making Projects

A BASIC GUIDE TO ELECTRONICS

How to connect LEDs- parallel circuit

HOW TO CONNECT LEDs- PARALLEL CIRCUIT

A Basic Guide to LED's & Resistors for Model Making Projects

A GUIDE TO LEDS & RESISTORS

How to make a model Daffodil from Air dough Clay

HOW TO USE AIR DOUGH CLAY

Model Making Guide to Creating Miniature Plants

HOW TO MAKE MINIATURE PLANTS

How to make a 3 colour stencil using oiled manila paper

MAKING A STENCIL FROM OILED MANILLA

Model Making Guide to Working with PVC foamed Palight by David Neat

WORKING WITH PVC FOAMED 'PALIGHT'

We compare 3 of our Polishes

GUIDE TO
POLISH

Our Guide to using EVA foam products for Cosplayers, LARPers, prop makers, costume & fashion designers

GUIDE TO USING EVA CRAFT FOAM

 

GUIDES TO ARCHITECTURAL MODEL MAKING TECHNIQUES

 

Model Making Guide to Working with PVC foamed Palight by David Neat

WORKING WITH PVC FOAMED 'PALIGHT'

Guide to Working with Oiled Manilla by David Neat

WORKING WITH OILED MANILLA

Guide to Landscape Model Making: Creating Formal Areas

LANDSCAPING: FORMAL AREAS

Guide to Landscape Model Making: Creating Rough Areas

LANDSCAPING: ROUGH AREAS

Guide to Landscape Model Making: Creating Waters Edge Effects

LANDSCAPING: WATERS EDGE

Guide to Creating Roads and Pavements on you Scale Model

CREATING ROADS AND PAVEMENTS

Guide to Finnboard Sketch Modelling

FINNBOARD MODELLING

Model Making Guide to Foamboard Modelling

FOAMBOARD MODELLING

Guide to Creating Surfaces with Kapa-line Foamboard by David Neat

CREATING SURFACES WITH KAPA-LINE FOAMBOARD

Guide to Model Making with Plastic Styrene Sheets

STYRENE MODELLING

Guide to Desktop Model Making

DESKTOP MODELLING

Guide to the Making a Picket Fence using a Jig

A GUIDE TO MAKING A JIG

 

SPECIFIC MODEL MAKING PROJECTS

 

Model Making Guide to Making a Motte & Bailey Castle

MOTTE & BAILEY CASTLE

Model Making Guide - How to make a Viking shield from EVA craft foam

HOW TO MAKE A VIKING SHIELD

Model Making Guide to cutting, shaping & adding strength to Worbla

WORKING WITH WORBLA

Model Making Guide to Creating a Seafoam Tree

CREATE A MODEL TREE

How to make a model Daffodil from Air Dough Clay

HOW TO MAKE A DAFFODIL

How to make a model Rose from Airdry Clay

HOW TO MAKE A ROSE

How to make a model Pumpkin Prop for Pantomine

HOW TO MAKE A PUMPKIN

How to make a model Tombstone Prop for Halloween

HOW TO MAKE A TOMBSTONE

How to make a model Snowman Prop for Christmas

HOW TO MAKE A SNOWMAN

How to make a model Apple Prop for display

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE

Styrofoam & Plastazote Modelling - How to make a Harley Quinn Hammer

HOW TO MAKE A HARLEY QUINN HAMMER

How to make an asteroid (with alien)

HOW TO MAKE AN ASTERIOD (WITH ALIEN)

 

4D MODELSHOP BESPOKE SERVICES

 

Overview of 4D modelshop's Services for Model Makers

SERVICES OVERVIEW

Guide to 4D modelshop's Photo Etching Service for Model Makers

PHOTO ETCHING SERVICE

Guide to 4D modelshop's Dry Transfer Service for Model Makers

DRY TRANSFER SERVICE

Guide to 4D modelshop's Laser Cutting & Engraving Service for Model Makers

LASER CUTTING & ENGRAVING SERVICE

Guide to 4D modelshop's Bespoke Model Trees & Scenics Service

BESPOKE MODEL TREES

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION SHEETS

 

How to use Alginate Body Casting Compound

ALGINATE BODY CASTING COMPOUND

How to use Gedeo Crystal Resin

GEDEO CRYSTAL RESIN

How to use Liquid Latex Rubber

LIQUID LATEX RUBBER

How to use Gelflex Moulding Compound

GELFLEX MOULDING COMPOUND

How to use Polymorph Moulding Granules

POLYMORPH MOULDING GRANULES

How to use create & print your own Model Decals

HOME DECAL SYSTEM

How to use ROSCO Foamcoat - a hard coating for foam projects

ROSCO FOAMCOAT

 

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