I recognise that I am nobody. My art is created to suit me, my hobby, life. In fact one of the most, ridiculous things I ever heard was, you need to take a break from the Hobby. A hobby is often the only legal self-medicating procedure this world has. And I partake with fervour, so does my new friend.

Well, I ask Michael Paul Smith to have a chat about what drives his hobby. And what do you know, we found Common Ground.

You can view more of Michaels work here at http://www.visitelginpark.com/

In this episode we show you the free way to make great YouTube thumbnails for your channel with Gimp and Free fonts from DaFont.

I just recently learned KC workshops existed. And I am amazed by the offerings on the website. Great prices and designs.
http://kcworkshop.com/products/new-jack-em-up-tire-repair

MTM: Hank Cheng | A world apart

03 Jun 2017
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It is my honour and pleasure to share the work of Hank Cheng. From Taipei Taiwan, I feel he is a member of an international club of master modellers. One look and you think it is a real model. Then you see it is a model, of a model. Watch as the camera pans further back opening the edges of miniature worlds.

Plus a few shared techniques.

You will never know how thankful I am for the modellers that are in my periphery. I am literally surrounded by amazing artists who are quite satisfied with their art, and less so with fame. To me, it is really humbling to see what the difference is between a wealthy modeller and one that scrapes by with only the tools he needs.

Like a cheapo camera and simple household lamps for "studio lighting"

Please enjoy while I interview my latest Patreon supporter, Chester Fesmire. And hey, if you are not a Patron that is ok, you can see the interview too.

Ali is my friend, born in Iraq and now a refugee in Turkey. He uses his art to release his inner spirit. Even when the world around you is falling apart Art has a way of bringing the light back in from the darkness.

Tools and Supplies

13 Jul 2017
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The tools of the trade can be whittled down to a list of few essentials. In this article, we have polled the most important tools and sometimes even the essential brand name. Thanks for looking

Glues & Abrasives

Paints & Brushes

  • Paint Brushes -
    - Micro Brushes
    - Hemostats - Holding Small Diameter Wire for glue and touch up paint.
  • Airbrush
  • Paint
  • Glycein USP - anybrand
  • Weathering powders
  • Make-up foam wedge
  • Oil washes
  • Blue Painters Tape - 3M

Electronics

Power Tools

Building Supplies

  • Evergreen Styrene
  • Stripwood & scribed sheets
  • strip wood chopper
  • craft jewellers storage bins

Model Railroad Supplies

  • Foam cradle to hold loco/rolling stock
  • NMRA Gauge

Sign-making 101

17 May 2017
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Ok, not everything I do ends up in failure. Sometimes I stick with it till it works. Other times I run away screaming NOOO!!! We also see what happens when you try and lock the ol' lady out of the room.

I was requested by a modeler to share everything I know about signs. After they watched me mask my Son's name on his tablet. He was going on a trip and I wanted to make sure if some kid stole it (he is autistic and is a target), that kid (i hope it would be a kid, really) would have to hide his thieving butt to remove said signage.

No I messed up on a technique I saw somebody "talk about" before. I wanted to make sure I knew how to do it. I failed, it was hilarious. But I also shared a number of valid technique y'all might like. So check them out.

In today's meet the modeler we interview Joshua Smith. Where we discuss the art, other modelers and a world scene of scale artist who are breaking out inta a new mainstream artform.

Modelers we talk about Ryan Thomas Monohan, Goon Hugs, Hank Cheng, Kevin D'Alenti, Alan Wolfson, Randy Hage, Marcel Ackle, Jens Trenckle, Ali Alemady and Henry Thong

I know, the title will toss a few over the edge and does break into the realm of click bait. I believe it to be true.https://www.miniatureland.ca/

A Model Railroad resource should strive to make its readers feel able to achieve goals, not just basic goals, the doozies that take a few tries to accomplish. Founded by Ron Pare.