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    The M3 Scout Car was the precursor to the M2 & M3 halftracks & can now be easily modelled thanks to Hobby Boss.
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    A legendary universal gun howitzer, Tamiya was the first to issue a British 25Pdr artillery piece in 1:35th scale.
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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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RPTOOLZ HEXAGONAL PUNCH & DIE

RPToolz Hexagonal Punch & Die
Making your own rivets or nuts & bolts is sometimes a choice but, more often than not, a scale model making necessity. This tool will help out.

In fact, if you scratch build or convert your models, the ability to replicate lines of rivets or bolts is definitely required. Adding this sort of detail will really enhance your models.

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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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DRYBRUSHING MINI GUIDE

Drybrushing
Model making is all about fads & fashions – drybrushing was once all the rage. So here’s a quick guide to this technique.

What better way than a video to explain how drybrushing works? It’s really pretty simple anyway & this technique is within the capabilities of any modeller. So give it a go.

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MR. SURFACER FOR TANKS

Mr Surfacer
Mr. Who? Mr. Surfacer is who! Modellers who haven’t yet made his acquaintance better form a queue.

When it comes to giving your scale model a realistic surface texture, you can do a lot worse than giving it a coat of Mr. Surfacer.

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  • Placed firmly in the “premium” tool price bracket, The Small Shop’s Nutter takes an innovative approach to making rivets.
    The Small Shop Nutter Tool
  • Making your own rivets or nuts & bolts is sometimes a choice but, more often than not, a scale model making necessity. This tool will help out.
    RPToolz Hexagonal Punch & Die
  • Getting a convincing coating of mud is now that little bit easier thanks to Mig Productions.
    Mig Productions Mud
  • Standard-issue injection-moulded handles & grab bars can be notoriously fiddly & delicate. Here’s a way around that.
    RPToolz Handle Bending Tool
  • Here’s a great painting set for armour or AFV model makers from Vallejo which aims to capture the look of a tank’s primer coat.
    Vallejo German Red Oxide Acrylic Paint Set #78.411
  • Adding white metal tracks is a great way to get your tanks looking as real as possible. Here's a manufacturer who simplifies the process.
    Easy Metal Links Tracks
  • Every now & then a remarkable custom-made model making product emerges. Here's Panzer Putty from Mxpression.
    Panzer Putty Camouflage MXpression

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