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Cacique Caribe09 Sep 2018 6:05 p.m. PST

I learned long ago that people – anyone – from other hobbies or crafts can offer amazing project ideas, unique insight on materials and even alternative techniques for achieving the same goals.

Well, I'm not sure what this lady models most of the time, or even what scale she typically does her builds in … but I sure love her tip on how to butt two separate pieces of material against each other and then match them up into a perfect "crack" pattern.

If you don't want to watch all of it, then forward to 4:15 which is where she first discusses how to make two pieces of material match up perfectly on a crack:

YouTube link

You guys might have already known how to make that simple overlapping cut trick, but it was a completely brand new tip for me!!!

So … what other terrain-making tricks have you guys discovered from the unlikeliest of places (for a wargamer)?

PS. The original title was going to be "Check Out This Lady's Crack!", but you guys would have probably dragged the thread into the gutter. :)

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 6:24 p.m. PST

Very cool! Thanks for posting.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 6:42 p.m. PST


Yeah, it would have gone in the gutter quickly, but it would have been the most clicked-on thread on the site. grin


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

What a neat idea, thanks for posting it Dan. As to what scale she actually works in, I would take the 1/35 on her tee shirt as a clue.

bullant10 Sep 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

I have learned a lot from the Youtube model railroad community including Kathy Millat

My two favourite videos

Marklin of Sweden tutorial for making large areas of water with PVA and toilet paper (new never used).

YouTube link

Luke Towan guide to making Pine trees produces a very good result but can be simplified for making trees for gaming

YouTube link

wrgmr110 Sep 2018 10:24 a.m. PST

She's Quite the modeller. Thanks for posting Dan!

Cacique Caribe10 Sep 2018 3:59 p.m. PST

Wow, now that I'm going over her other videos, that Kathy Millatt is truly a wealth of knowledge!

And Luke Towan's work looks amazing.

I think I need to get myself a notebook to write down all their tips.


Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 7:26 p.m. PST

He said "crack" and "butt" in the same post. Heh, hehhhh…Heh! Shut up, Bevis!

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