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RC Engine Reassembly

Now that your engine has been fully dismantled, it's time to replace any worn parts. In my engine all that was required was a new piston and sleeve. Yours may differ. If your engine failed...

RC Engine Teardown

You'll eventually run into an engine that just flat won't run anymore, and if it has a fair bit of sentimental value and/or is expensive to replace, rebuilding it is a viable option. Here's how to do that...

Mod Your Transmitter For LiPo

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to easily modify your existing transmitter to use a LiPo battery

How To Create Gate Markers For Crawling

Gate markers are a commonly used item in competition rock crawling, but few just-for-fun crawler guys even know about them or what they are used for. In competition crawling events, they are used to mark where checkpoints are...

How To Make Body Washers

Tired of your body post punching through that new, freshly painted rc body of yours? This tip is a simple way to help prevent this from happening, which will extend the life of your RC body.

How To Cut Tire Foams

For those who don't know, tire foams are pieces of circular foam that fit into the tire to give it support since most RC tires aren't pneumatic, or filled with air. This is a step by step guide...

How To Store RC Tires

People that are new to the RC hobby may not realize how big of deal it is to store your tires correctly, especially if you are planning on decent performance from them. This article will show you a couple different ways...

How To Store Your RC Car

Storing your car - what's the big deal? What could hurt it while it just sits there, not even being driven? Well, a lot of things can happen to your RC car while it is in storage.

TerraClips 3D Terrain

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Last year, World Werks Games launched a new product called "Terra Clips". The line features three separate products, Sewers of Malifaux, Streets of Malifaux and Buildings of Malifaux. While the sets are sold separately, they can be...

Advanced Terrain Modelling

terrain modelling

Let's focus on the hallway first. The hallways serve as connector pieces between rooms and they also lock the pieces of the dungeon together. Let's make a hallway that is 8 squares long and 4 wide. Remember...

Warhammer Space Marines Battleforce

warhammer battleforce

A few of my coworkers have been trying to talk me into playing Warhammer 40,000. Being a long time Classic Battletech player, I have resisted for the most part. It recently dawned on me that it is near impossible to...

Warhammer Land Speeder Storm Build

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Today I will show you how to build a Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Land Speeder Storm. The Land Speeder Storm is this cool little gunship that skims close to the ground and blows stuff to smithereens. I thought it looked...

Plastic Miniature Construction

plastic miniatures

Plastic miniatures are excellent because not only does plastic keep the cost down but they are much easier to work with than metal. For $8.25 I was able to purchase a pack of three Space Marine miniatures. Each miniature is equipped with...

Advanced Miniature Construction Techniques

advanced guide to miniature figures

In this tutorial, we will be learning an advanced building technique called "pinning". We will also learn how to make seams disappear using Green Stuff. In order to build our dragon friend, we will need...

Advanced Gundam Techniques

advanced gundam techniques

In my last article, I introduced you to Gunpla and went over the basics of building a Gundam model. Today, we will be covering techniques that will give your Gundam a nice finished appearance and make it pop.

Painting Miniatures With Photoshop

digital miniature painting

Have you ever got a new miniature and looked at it and came up with a killer paint scheme in your head, then, worked for days getting it just right only to find out that the colors are all wrong?

Gundam Model Basics

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Welcome to the fun world of Gunpla. Gunpla is short for "Gundam Plastic Models" (In Japan, it's just a fad if it doesn't have some weird word to describe it's fanbase). Gundam models are perfect kits...

Reaper's Bones Miniatures

reaper's bones miniature figures

You have spent countless hours painting your miniature and spent even more time creating your dungeon for your heroes to explore, but what about creatures to inhabit the dungeon? With all this time and money invested...

Painting Miniature Figure Faces

miniature face painting

Faces. They're everywhere. Every one you know has a face. Some are round, some are oval, some are chubby and some are skinny. So since everyone has a face that would mean eventually, you are going to have to paint a face on a miniature!

Reposing Mech Model Kits

miniature basing

Have you ever purchased one of those model kits of mecha from a show like Macross and built it and been completely disappointed by its stiff pose? Well, I will show you how to cure that.

Miniature Figure Basing

miniature basing

Basing your miniatures is a great way to add realism and extra detail. A base will make a superb paint job really stand out during a game. You can use a multitude of material for your base, whether it is official miniature bases or scratch made

Miniature Figure Terrain Modelling

miniature modelling

Alright, you've painted a miniature or two. You have spent all that time getting the finest details to stand out, do you really want to explore a flat featureless dungeon on a piece of paper?

Miniature Figure Painting

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Miniatures are an excellent way to spruce up your table top gaming experience, and they are fun to paint! Today, I am going to teach you the basics of preparing and painting your first miniature.

Gundam Figures

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Gundam is one of the longest running anime series to feature giant robots, called mechs. These can be quite fun to collect because of the sheer abundance of variety that is on offer.

Universal Monsters

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Universal studios established itself in the early 1930's by creating universal monsters and characters which represented the deep fears of man and which was their great success.