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ArmiesArmy02 Oct 2012 6:53 a.m. PST


anyone know of some good links for scratch building vehicles etc? I'm particularly interested in styrene modelling



Insomniac02 Oct 2012 7:21 a.m. PST

This is the best one I know:


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2012 7:22 a.m. PST


Here is the Work in Progress forum. Mostly 40k-centric, but an excellent resource for ideas and techniques nonetheless.

infojunky02 Oct 2012 7:29 a.m. PST

The Starship Modeler is a good place to start.


My blog has some tips as well.

Any modeling site probably will give a good start on where to look, as a lot of tips and trick are frequently alluded to in them in the form of links to said tip…

Model Railroad sites are also a good place to start also. There are also several Armor and airplane specific sites as well.

Looking through the SF3D/Ma.K sites have a fair number references as well, but be warned some of the Japanesse modelers are absolutely over the top in their technique.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2012 8:53 a.m. PST

Sorry, Insomniac beat me to it!

Gunbird Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 10:02 a.m. PST

Maybe have a look on my my favourite scratchbuilders forum, the What If forum

Some armour, but mostly aircraft.

ThorLongus Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 10:43 a.m. PST
ArmiesArmy02 Oct 2012 12:06 p.m. PST

thanks all

infojunky03 Oct 2012 3:35 a.m. PST

The other half of rolling your own is discovering what your style of building is, Meaning a set of techniques that work for me, might not work for you.

I love laminate building with prescribed plastic card sheets as it very fast in the build up phase and allows me to match the shapes I have in my head, But it is very intolerant of revisions once the core is built up. Where as a box-frame build up lends it's self to major revisions of shape.

But the biggest thing is to BUILD, often and frequently, it is the only way to build up your skills….

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