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    Before the arrival of Hobbyboss' 1:35th M3 Scout Car, the Italeri model (Ref: 231) & its derivatives were the only option.
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    Hidden around the back of the excellent Overloon Military Museum in Holland, we found this slightly shabby looking Soviet artillery piece.
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    The rebooted Battlestar Galactica hit our screens in 2003, for us, the Viper II Fighter is the show’s undisputed star.
  • Painting Leather How To Guide
    Here’s an easy way to paint leather on your model figures using Vallejo acrylics – illustrated on our French Tanker figure.

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THE SMALL SHOP DELUXE BRASS ASSIST

The Small Shop Deluxe Brass Assist
Rolling curved or rounded profiles is not easy with photo etched brass. The Deluxe Brass Assist will give you a helping hand.

The fact is, photo etch brass sets are a great asset but they are sometimes imperfect.

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THE SMALL SHOP NUTTER TOOL

The Small Shop Nutter Tool
Placed firmly in the “premium” tool price bracket, The Small Shop’s Nutter takes an innovative approach to making rivets.

The traditional method of making nuts & bolts & rivet detail is to turn to a punch & die. That will allow you to make endless rivets using plastic card.

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PANZER PUTTY CAMOUFLAGE

Panzer Putty Camouflage MXpression
Every now & then a remarkable custom-made model making product emerges. Here's Panzer Putty from Mxpression.

We decided to do a review & "How To" guide all about using this strange putty marketed as a useful airbrush accessory.

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WILDER NITROLINE WEATHERING PRODUCTS

Wilder Nitroline Weathering Products
It’s truly the best of times for modelers when it comes to finishing products – now here’s a new range from Adam Wilder.

If you don’t know of him, he’s a really accomplished modeller & a new range of weathering products has been released bearing his name.

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VALLEJO WAFFEN SS CAMOUFLAGE SET

Vallejo Waffen SS Camouflage Set Ref: 70180
Painting Waffen SS camouflage can be a daunting task but achieving a convincing result just got a little easier thanks to Vallejo.

New to their 2014 catalogue is their Waffen SS Camouflage Painting Set (Ref: 70.180). It contains 8 of their familiar 17ml bottles of “Model Color” paints.

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  • Every so often we hit the road to hunt out the best tank museums in the world. This time, it’s Saumur in France.
    Saumur Tank Museum
  • Want to get down with the chipping gang? Eager to try out the latest painting craze? Then this new Vallejo set (Ref: 71.186) will get you started.
    Vallejo Rust & Chipping Set Ref: 71.186
  • Standard-issue injection-moulded handles & grab bars can be notoriously fiddly & delicate. Here’s a way around that.
    RPToolz Handle Bending Tool
  • Real vehicles used in combat get dirty & dusty quickly. Here’s one method to capture that look using enamels.
    Enamel Dust Technique
  • In this step-by-step mini-guide we look at a useful weathering product from Vallejo – their water-based Chipping Medium.
     Vallejo Chipping Medium

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