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Modeling Recipe #1: Scratch Building Realistic Springs

Springs are very prominent elements in many machines. And you may want to replicate them realistically in you models, from 1/100 Gunplas to 1/16 tanks. Why would you want to create your own springs for your models? Springs are used in suspensions, antennas and other parts of AFVs like tanks or troop transports. They appear in plane landing wheel structures. In civilian industrial vehicles and trucks. And of course, they can be added to any sci-fi models. More often than not, the parts that come with the kit have several drawbacks: They are out of scale, as it is difficult to use the appropriate dimensions in plastic molds and pieces. They are solid instead of hollow, which make them look unnatural...

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About our loyalty & referrals program

Hello again!Today, I'm not going to present a single product to you. It's all about a wonderful new feature on our site: the loyalty & referrals program.I explain everything in detail here, so take a few minutes to read this page, as it explains how you can get awesome perks in our store from now on.As I say there too, I'll go backward in time and add rewards based on past actions you took. I'll be on the road for a few days so it may take me some time, but I hope to have it done by the weekend.That's all I wanted to let you know about today, so quite a short email for once.Again, be sure to read...

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A cool idea for everyone, a kit bundle, and more gundam supplies

Good evening!This week I was browsing my favourite Facebook groups on modelling and a user posted something that I thought was a good idea.More on that below, as well as a new way to introduce kits by bundling several related ones together and some new products for Gundam lovers.If you have ever struggled to find the exact paint bottle you need because you have too many and they are stored in opaque boxes or racks, this will be super helpful to you:This person bought transparent racks that were originally created to store nail polish bottles. Simple but brilliant idea!Here's how it looks (section of the picture he posted on Facebook): The truth is, these racks can be used for nail...

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Is pendant hole too small for your chain?

Hi Friends! Today I just want to write a bit about a problem maybe not so usual for jewelry makers but yes for jewelry lovers. Indeed last week some of my friends asked be about it! You know, you have a necklace you really love and you decide to change the chain. Or simply, you bought a new pendant and want to use one of your chains. That is great! You take the pendant and you try to connect to your chain…and…oh no!! The Chain won´t fit through the pendant. Sometimes is simply because the pendant hole is too small for the chain. Other times you are simply trying to  put a charm on a necklace that doesn't fit….the problem...

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Take care with woodworking plans

All of us who love woodworking know that having the correct tools and materials for each project is important, but sometimes we forget one element that is even more important than those tools or material. Not matter the ideas you have, unless you are the big boss in this world or you need plans.Those woodworking plans do not only guide you step by step through your project but also  prevent you from making mistakes that would ruin your creation. I was a beginner once and started buying working books and guides everywhere, some were good while others…ok, not so much,Then they usually mix plans for beginners with very advanced ones. And there is nothing more frustrating that trying to work...

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