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#1 sjordan2

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:11 AM

There are many fine tutorials available for car modelers, quite a few of them authored by members of this forum. I wouldn't know how to pull them into one forum or pinned section, or think that anyone has the time to do so. However, there is a site that I frequently return to in order to refresh my understanding of basic and successful approaches to model building. This is italianhorses.net, a site run by Alex Kustov, who is a master modeler of 1/24 Ferrari kits. His tips apply to any car model, though. There are any number of ways to accomplish what he shows, but these are good suggestions. At this site, you will find heavily illustrated, expert tutorials on the following:

• Making your tires look more realistic
• Building a photo booth for under $20
• Using photoetched parts
• Building a display case for under $15
• Using real leather for interiors
• Making window cranks and door handles
• Making realistic vented brake rotors
• Using foil for window trim
• Using flocking for carpeting and floor mats
• Detailing headliners
• Making flexible hoses and brake ducts
• Primer, painting, polishing and waxing
• Making realistic fan and drive belts
• How to make window masks
• How to make realistic seat belts
• How to enhance kit seats
• How to use washes to accent panel lines

http://www.italianho...s/tutorials.htm

Also, if you look at his build journals, found on his home page, you'll see that each one is a tutorial in itself.



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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:13 AM

Good stuff!


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#3 papi62596

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for the info.

#4 High octane

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:48 PM

I saw the website awhile back and some of the tutorials and it is an excellent site that can be helpful to many modelers, check it out.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

I am actually incorporating a lot of his tutorials into the main web site's How-To section.
Hopefully, I can get a Ask Alex type of forum going there, if time and good manners permit :-)

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

Very interesting, but I can't access the Web Site, the link is broken!
How can I access http://www.italianho...s/tutorials.htm?

#7 Darren B

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:05 PM

Awesome tips and tricks and techniques...

#8 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:01 AM

Excellent.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:12 AM

Thanks for the link Skip. The tutorials are very easy to follow.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

This stuff is gold.... Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

Many thanks to a very helpful link!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

very helpful :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

Excellent Tutorials!
Thanks for posting the link to it!

#14 mysterj1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the link! After being out of modelling 30+ years, I greedily look through any and all tutorials I can find.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

Great website:) thanks for the tip

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:27 PM

Not into Ferraris myself, but his tutorials are top notch. Thanks Skip.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

Fantastic tutorials. What's amazing is that I read through his floor mat tutorial, and I built my floor mats almost the exact same way! I just didn't use wire for the trim which in retrospect, I probably should have as it would have made bending the sheets much easier. (I had bent my sheet, then had to cut angles in the trim which I also made out of styrene sheet). Here's a poor quality photo of the mats I made, as well as one of the seat belt buckles I made for the 1988 1/16 Corvette Convertible kit.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:46 AM

Great site.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

That's what we need in this forum, more tutorials by some of the best guys here. Who is daring enough? :blink:

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:23 AM

Alex is great. I especially like the way he preps and paints. No unnecessary steps and fantastic results.