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HOW TO ARTICLES

What you will find here are various "How To" articles on many aspects of model construction. Some of these will be authored by Rusty Stumps Scale Models and other will be authored by noted master modelers for around the model railroading world. They will all be offered as downloadable PDF files. So, you have the choice of reading them on-line or saving them to your hard drive, printing them out and reading them off-line.

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GENERIC JOIST CONSTRUCTION JIG INSTRUCTIONS:

This is a typical use of our construction jigs available in many scales. It shows in the photo the use of these jigs. Take care and use carefully to get the best placement of joist for whatever building projects you have.

Click on the photo at right and will then download the PDF file.

Bruce DeYoung produced a video on how to use transfer tape to install Rusty Stumps Shingles. This is the first of at least two videos Bruce will post on YouTube.

Click on the photo to go to the video.

Bruce DeYoung has produced his second video has produced his second video on shingles. This one explains his method of coloring slate shingles using color markers. It's posted on YouTube .

Click on the photo to go to the video.

Rusty Stumps presents a Step-by-Step tutorial on painting our detail castings written by Karl Fasolino. You are taken from the raw resin castings through a series of 10 steps that help you prepare, paint, detail, age wash and powder the castings to get an extremely realistic look. You and your friends will marvel at how realistic your detail pieces look once you master this technique.

Click on the photo at right and will then download the PDF file.

 

Rusty Stumps has put together a How To article on our Thin Frame simulated Metal Factory Windows. The PDF article that you can download gives a step by step set of directions on preparing and installing our Factory style windows. There are options presented on various ways you can use these windows so download it and read it through then purchase your windows and build your own factories.

Click on the photo at right and you can download the PDF file.

 

Rusty Stumps has put together a generic article on working with our laser cut cardstock, RC Board and plywood windows and doors. This article gives you an overview of the recommended steps we use in installing our windows and doors into wall sections.

Click on the photo at right and you can download the PDF file.

Mike Chambers first article offers us an insight to some of his methods of Staining and Weathering Stripwood. This five page article is the first of two dealing with this very interesting and helpful subject. Nearly all of us from one time or another have wondered about different methods of staining stripwood to get the "real aged wood" look to our buildings, trestles and other wood structures. Now you have something to help you with your endeavors.

 

Click on the photo at right and you can download the PDF file.

 

Mike Chambers takes us further along with his second article on Staining and Weathering Stripwood. The discussion continues on the various methods of painting, staining and otherwise coloring and weathering stripwood. This six page article  will help expand your understanding of Mike's methods and how he builds his top quality models.

Click on the photo at right and you can download the PDF file.

Mike Chambers third and final article in the series on Staining and Weathering Stripwood delves into some newer methods, the use of pigmented inks. Mike discusses the various inks he has purchased and used, the methods of application and photos of the final results.

I would like to thank Mike for permission to offer these well written and informative articles to our valued customers.

Click on the photo at right and you can download the PDF file.

 

Mike Chambers, again, has provided RSSM with one of his outstanding tutorial articles: Weathering Rusty Stumps Shingles. This 9 page PDF file will give you a real good oversight on Mike's methods of producing outstanding realistic looking shingles for his models.

He starts with our Random Shake Shingles in Medium Brown and adds various colorings to achieve these outstanding results.

Click on the photo at right and you can download the PDF file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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