I have compiled some easy-to-read sections on various tools and modeling techniques I use. The list is by no means a complete resource, but I think it has enough unique points and tips to be useful, especially to those starting out. Most sections have bulleted lists of tools and tips for each. I try to be honest in what I like and dislike about tools and paints. But, realize this is just my opinion
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment on that page or email me. Please see the Build Logs for in-action shots of many of these techniques.
Just remember to have fun. Don't be discouraged by photos in books or reviews of expensive equipment. You can do a lot with a shoestring budget and a little tenacity.
8 must-have modeling tools, using a Dremel
Acrylic Paint: Tips and Brands
Acrylic brands, mixing paint, metallics, inks, and primers
Cement brands, Uses, CA applicators, etc.
Scribing, scoring, calipers, protractor scriber
Specialty tools, The Chopper, Miter sander, punch sets, Olfa circle cutter
Combining parts from other kits to make something new
Thoughts on those intricate details that make a model come to life
Bending, cutting, and making grab-handles
Thinners for airbrushing, hand-painting, and the varnish debate
Washes, streaks, rust, stains, dust, mud, oil, grease, and wet effects
Using Microsoft Word to create and print custom decals