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Scratch-building Board-by-board, and More

Mike Engler, MMR

Mike will show you several ways of scratch-building structures using board-on-board construction, and help you to develop some new modeling skills. How to make forms and jigs for framing. You will receive tips and learn what tools to use for graining and detailing strip wood; staining methods and materials using acrylic washes and rubbing alcohol and India inks. You will learn multiple methods to achieve effects like aged peeling paint, rust, and other weathering tricks. The great nail-hole controversy. How to “paint” signs on wooden buildings. How to represent and weather several roofing types, and what materials and decorating materials to use. Window treatment choices. And some great adhesives available that you may not have considered using.

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