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Xuron® Model 450BN Bent Nose Pliers hold and place detail pieces

How To Add Details To A Model Railroad Or Diorama

By Tom Piccirillo / March 28, 2018 / 5 Comments

Tom’s Corner Tips, techniques and commentary from Master Model Railroader Tom Piccirillo Some people say, “It’s all in the details.” This is certainly true for award-winning scale models. Models are submitted for judging at contests, and much of the “score” needed to win an award is derived by the clean installation and proper placement of […]

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Brenda Schweder's Now Thats A Jig! shows up on Facebook Live at least twice a week

Facebook Live: Are You Watching?

By Abby Robey / February 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you’re on Facebook (and who isn’t these days),  you’re likely familiar with Facebook Live broadcasting.  Live broadcasts are just that, ‘live’.  Media outlets are using this as are many businesses and individuals. What do I like about Facebook Live?

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Xuron® Model 450 TweezerNose™ Pliers

Wiring & Electronics For The Model Railroader

By Tom Piccirillo / December 15, 2017 / 2 Comments

Tom’s Corner Tips, techniques and commentary from Master Model Railroader Tom Piccirillo Wiring and electronics of a model railroad layout require a few basic skills and tools. In recent years, the most-exciting model railroad innovation has been in the field of electronic control. Micro-size components allow the installation of incredibly sophisticated circuits inside small-scale locomotives. […]

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Q&A with Kristal Wick

By Ashley Bunting / December 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Have you met Kristal Wick? Kristal is an internationally award winning designer and official worldwide CREATE YOUR STYLE Swarovski Ambassador.  She is a creative expert in numerous mediums; known for her work in silk, fibers, crystals, metal clay and much more. Additionally she is a talented singer, knitter and dog lover.

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Pencil and trigger pull airbrushes for scale model painting.

Scale Model Painting with an Airbrush

By Gerald Voigt / October 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

As a scale modeler I started like most of my peers with a variety of old fashion stick type paintbrushes to paint my models. Even today there are some aspects of scale model painting that require the use of a paintbrush. Before I really mastered the stroke of a paintbrush I was introduced to painting […]

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