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How To : Model grass for miniature dioramas and game terrain

Here's how to place grass into your diorama scenery. These tactics may be familiar to model train builders, but there are endless fibers that can create texture for miniature landscapes. Make grass for dioramas, Warhammer, architectural models and other miniatures.

How To : Curl your American Girl doll's hair

In this video, we learn how to curl your American Girl doll's hair. What you will do is leave her hair in curlers for a couple of days and then take them out. To put her hair in curlers, you want to spray water on her hair so it's just damp. After this, you will section the ha ...more

How To : Make small rock walls for your game terrain

Watch this instructional video to build miniature rock walls for dioramas and game terrain. You can actually cast your miniature gates and brick walls out of plaster for a convincing effect. Use cheap and convincing materials such as sifted dirt, sand, plaster, and twigs to ma ...more

How To : Make an easy no-sew voodoo doll

Caroline Dean show us how to make a voodoo doll in this tutorial. Start by grabbing two pieces of copy paper, and tear one sheet in half length wise. Next, roll one of the half sheets into a ball, this will become the head. After this, roll the other half of the paper into a t ...more

How To : Simulate brick wall effects for dioramas

Here are some examples of brickwork for dioramas or war game terrain. Create a fine grit coating for foam carvings using a mixture of white glue, paint and fine sand. Press in brick patterns into foam, or if working in smaller scale, you can coat cardboard with a thin coat of ...more

How To : Remove ink stains from your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to remove ink stains from your American Girl doll. If you get ink marks on your doll it's pretty easy to get off with just some Oxy spot treatment clear. The main ingredient in it is Benzyl Peroxide, which is an acne medicine. After you have this, y ...more

How To : Make fake ice for miniatures

This tutorial video will show you how to start making an ice base for your miniatures. Lots of interesting effects can be made with this plexiglass process.

How To : Make trenches in a military diorama

This tutorial shows an easy way to make trenches for dioramas. This is very useful for war and battle dioramas. Lay out the diorama on paper first so you know where the trenches are then build the structure out of cardboard. Build miniature trenches for war game terrain, minia ...more

How To : Roll clay without a pasta machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to roll clay without a pasta machine. First, warm up the clay in your hands and put them between two flat sticks. Next, use a glass bottle or cup to roll out the clay. Make sure the bottle is on the paint sticks as you are rolling. This will leav ...more

How To : Make a mini polymer clay hollow pumpkin for a doll

In this video we're shown how to make a miniature hollow pumpkin. First start with Sculpey clay, the color you want to use is sweet potato pie. Roll some out flat and wrap it around a large glass marble, cutting off the excess clay. Next cut a small opening at the bottom so yo ...more

How To : Skin highlight and ink a warhammer 40k figure

From Prime It Up and for the beginning painter, an end to end tutorial about painting a 40K Ork to a tabletop standard. This sequence covers how to do skin highlighting and ink washing. Part 1 of 3 - How to Skin highlight and ink a warhammer 40k figure. Part 2 of 3 - How to S ...more

How To : Straighten American Girl Doll Julie's braid

In this video, we learn how to straighten American Girl Doll Julie's braid. First, you will need to take the hair out of the braid and then separate that area. From here, cover the doll with a towel and brush her hair out. Wet down the area by dipping the comb into the water a ...more

How To : Do a clipped bun on your American Girl doll

In this video from stephenswodadancer we learn how to do a clipped bun on an American Girl doll. Start with your doll's hair in a pony tail. Right at about the crown of her head works. Take the piece of hair from the top and curl it and fold it under. Clip the part that you cu ...more

How To : Make foam box miniature mountains

A quick and inexpensive method of making highly detailed miniature landscapes for model railways, diorama's or garden sculptures. This is a vivid scenery design lesson perfect for your train scenes or other mountain scapes.

How To : Make a hobbit house for LOTR game or diorama

This video shows how to make a small scale Hobbit's hole. This example is for the Lord of the Rings game, but you can use this in your dioramas too. Use a yogurt container, a piece of board, and then decorate it however you want. Watch this instructional video and learn how to ...more

How To : Insert eyes from the back of a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to insert eyes from the back of a Reborn baby doll. To do this, you will need: a cutting knife, glues, and the correct type of eyes for your baby doll. Start off by cutting the vinyl on the back of the head, using your thumb to push the socket ba ...more

How To : Make mud and rubble in a WW2 diorama

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mud and rubble in a WW2 diorama. You can use corks as the rubble after you paint it and rip it into different pieces to make it look like destroyed buildings. You can purchase realistic water and gloss gel medium to look like water that i ...more

How To : Apply veins to a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply veins to a reborn baby doll. Gather up all your materials, then mix the proper paint for the veins. After you're finished mixing, use a very fine tip brush to add the veins onto the baby's chest and stomach. Use a sponge to dab onto the ...more

How To : Make roof thatching and tree material for dioramas

Watch this instructional model making video to make miniature roof thatching and tree material for dioramas, architectural models, Warhammer and game terrain. There are several kinds of scouring pads, craft fiber sheets, and fibers for constructing miniature trees and bushes. ...more

How To : Make plaster molds

When making a plaster mold you must first decide on the shape and size of your mold. Then you need to order your plaster and supplies. Select something to make a mold from, a container to house the plaster lined with a layer of clay to make for an easy removal of the plaster, ...more

How To : Make fairy wings

Feel like getting crafty? In this 8-part video tutorial, learn how to create the perfect pair of mini fairy wings, approximately 6 inches wide. Also included within these videos is how to make realistic-looking bat and dragon wings. To complete this project, you will need cell ...more

How To : Easily make a bridal veil for your doll

This video shows you how to make a bridal veil for your doll. Take some 58 inch wide ivory tulle netting. Assorted floral decorations, scissors, thread and pins. You also need some floral tape, artificial leaves, wire and wire cutters, fancy ribbon, and some white feathers. Fi ...more

How To : Make miniature trees for dioramas

Here is a quick and easy tutorial on making miniature trees. Watch this instructional model making video to get started with the traditional method using Woodland Scenics and learn some alternatives using found materials like wire and scouring pads. They look great and are per ...more

How To : Do cowgirl pigtails on American Girl doll Nicki

In this video, we learn how to do cowgirl pigtails on American Girl doll Nicki. First, brush the hair out and then make a part down the middle so you have hair on both sides. Then, put one of the pigtails to the side. After this, go to the other side and brush it out again. Ma ...more

How To : Paint warhammer 40k ork leather

From Prime It Up and for the beginning painter, an end to end tutorial about painting a 40K Ork to a tabletop standard. This tutorial warhammer video covers how to paint the leather on the ork. Part 1 of 3 - How to Paint warhammer 40k ork leather. Part 2 of 3 - How to Paint w ...more

How To : Make a miniature clay bowl for a dollhouse

Learn how to sculpt a miniature bowl from polymer clay with this free video art lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including ...more

How To : Apply a neck ring and plug on a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply a neck ring and plug on a reborn baby doll. First, attack the neck ring to the doll head by pulling the vinyl onto the lip using your fingers. You will need to use your hands to push the inside of the neck through the ring. This will tak ...more

How To : Make plaster brickwork for miniatures

Here is one method of making model brickwork and detailing wood for dioramas and miniature game terrain. Carve some light lines into a flat piece of balsa wood and coat it with a thin layer of plaster. This simple trick creates a realistic brickwork effect for miniature dioram ...more

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