How to Paint Diecast Models for Absolute Beginners

Beginners Guide to Painting Diecast A Diecast Lab Guide Painting diecast can be a model builder’s nemesis or friend. This guide will help you understand paint and how to get great results. The first step to painting is to consider your space. Many enthusiasts work in a space that is not viable for an airbrush or…

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I’m Not Good Enough Yet New to online business? Have a thing you make but cannot find the right person to buy it? Start Here to learn more. It is not uncommon for me to hear guys say something like “I want to sell customs but I am not good enough yet.”  What if I…

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Make a 1/64 Replica Truck Many present and former truckers, spouses or family members of truckers, and super freaks like me have taken great pride in what they earned a living in and want a replica for fun or to give a gift to the hard to buy for. Where do we start? In this…

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Where do I start? What material should I print my products I had designed? This question haunts many enthusiasts and is not uncomplicated to answer. It depends on if we print the item ourselves If we use a 3rd party printing service  Which 3rd party printing service What material options exist for the item we…

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New to 1.64 layouts? Start here with Your First 1.64 Scale Layout How to Make a Layout Look Bigger Than it Is When our space is limited and we want our layout to appear bigger than it is, there are a few ways we can maximize the space we have.  Backdrops Backdrops are common in…

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Building a Layout Bench New to 1.64 layouts? Start here with Your First 1.64 Scale Layout Building a farm or city style 1/64 scale layout will be dictated by the space available. To build the physical structure is not difficult. There are however a few ideas to maximize space and functionality. A movable layout One…

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New to 1.64 layouts? Start here with Your First 1.64 Scale Layout Using trains on the model farm or truck layout If you are a diecast layout beginner then you might be asking… “Which model train scale is best suited for my 1/64 diecast layout? A common mistake for beginners is to confuse train language…

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New to 1.64 layouts? Start here with Your First 1.64 Scale Layout 1. What kind of styrofoam do you use and where do you get it? Foam board insulation for homes. It can be purchased from Home Depot, Lowes, a lumber yard, just about anywhere. 2. What do you make a farm layout out of? …

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Choosing the best scale New to 1.64 layouts? Start here with Your First 1.64 Scale Layout Practically speaking, to make a farm or truck layout there is really only one choice. 1/64th scale.  The variety of models is unparalleled in both diecast trucks and farm models.  Having said that it is worth the exercise to…

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Model Layout Subroadbed: 4 Material Options New to 1.64 layouts? Start here with Your First 1.64 Scale Layout While making your model farm or truck layout directly on the plywood surface of your bench or table is certainly possible, and many model enthusiasts do it, for optimal flexibility and creativity it is highly recommended that…

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