HobbyShed Modelmaking Resource - Models | Miniatures | Scratch Building | Painting
The scale modelmaking hobby has been enjoyed by people all over the world for decades and its popularity continues to grow with each passing year. HobbyShed serves as an introduction to such a fascinating pastime. The guides section is packed full of detailed descriptions, hints and tips covering everything from the basic to the advanced. There are details on the different types of model kit available, how they are produced and what skill level they're best suited to. There's preparation and assembly advice explaining what type of tools, glues and compounds should be used, what paints and painting techniques prove useful to modelmakers and what finishing touches can really make kits stand out. There's even a glossary which gives the meaning to words frequently used by modellers. The gallery shows off some of the work I've done over the years and each piece featured is accompanied by assembly and painting details. I hope you enjoy looking at my work and draw inspiration from it. The forum is there for you to seek or share modelling hints, tips, advice and methods with other modelmakers. You can also post pictures of your work for all to see, discuss wargames and roleplaying games, advertise local modelling clubs, events, wants, sales and swaps. There's even a general discussion section for you to talk news, sport, technology, entertainment, whatever you like. The links page directs you to other modelmaking web sites which may be of interest. Feel free to contact me if you have a modelling web site of your own and would like it considered for the links section. It is hoped this web site will encourage you into becoming further involved in such a fascinating hobby, perhaps to try areas that you hadn't considered previously. Check the news section for site development details and if you have any comments or suggestions to make, please contact me.
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