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Modelling Tip Of The Day – 31

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 31

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 31

This Modelling Tip Of The Day is an ongoing series, in which we’ll be posting a modelling tip that may be of use to the newbie right up to the seasoned modeller.

Today’s tip is:


Keeping locos & other hard surface areas on a layout/diorama clear of dust is an ongoing problem for many modellers. One way to clean & keep clean locos & hard surface areas is to use a product called ‘Dust Dabber’. This cleaning product by Woodland Scenics was primarily designed for modelled water scenes. On layouts with modelled hard water produces such Deluxe Materials Aqua Magic, Woodland Scenics own brand water products, etc, a build-up of dust can soon spoil the reflective look to the water.

Dust Dabber is basically a bright green sticky, squishy product. To use unscrew the lid & pull a small amount of Dust Dabber out the tub. Now as the name applies, simply dab on to any hard surface to pick up the dust & small loose debris. Once done simply replace back into the tub & kneed back into the dust dabber material inside the tub. Dust Dabber will retain the dust.

Dust Dabber also works great on dusting locomotives, ideal for getting into the awkward corners & areas on your locomotives. Having used Dust Dabber myself for over a year now, found it safe to use on locos & doesn’t cause any damage.

This video shows how to use Dust Dabber:


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