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Volume 9, 2005

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9 issues, 49 articles

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December 2005

Building Revell's Esso Glasgow
Frank Spahr updates Revell's old tanker kit.

Tech Tips - Natural Metal for the Masses
Producing great metal finishes does not require more than no-nonsense paint techniques. By Urs Bopp.

North American P-51D Mustang in Detail (Revisited)
This all-new walkaround is the most solid piece of photographic reference on the Mustang we have made. By Martin Waligorski.

Building Yakovlev Yak-17 - A Model from A-Model
Jerzy Ciupek combines two kits for the best model of Warsaw Pact's first jet-powered fighter.

BA-3 Armoured Car - Improving Eastern Express Kit
During the 1930s, Soviet  Union developed an entire family of armoured cars, this one included. Model by Dennis Andersson.

Detailing the 1/48 North American B-25J Mitchell Series
Does Accurate Miniatures' B-25 make the old Monogram kit obsolete? Rafi Ben-Shahar thinks not, and explains why.


November 2005

Gentlemen, Display Your Engines! - Daimler-Benz DB 605 Engines on Bf 109G Aircraft
Rafi Ben-Shahar shares experiences with available 1/48 engine sets for the Bf 109G.

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley - Improving the Old Frog Kit (Part 1)
Mark Davies provides a detailed account on how to turn an old Frog kit to a real gem.

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley - Improving the Old Frog Kit (Part 2)
Part two of Mark Davies' Whitley project explains conversion to radial engines and other external improvements.

Camouflage & Markings: Italian Ace Giorgio Pessi and his Spad VII
Tomasz Gronczewski reconstruction of the finish of the personal aircraft of this WWI ace.

IPMS Scale Modelworld 2005 Photo Gallery
A photographic roundup of Europe's biggest modelling show. By Martin Waligorski.


October 2005

Accurate P-47D Thunderbolt - The Hard Way
Darrell Thompson crosses two different kits for a really accurate Razorback P-47 in 1/72 scale.

Origami in Metal - Detailing Special Hobby Fairey Barracuda 1/48 kit
Carrier aviation's most impressive wing-fold modelled by Rafi Ben-Shahar.

A Gladiator in a Wintry Setting - Modelling a Swedish Airforce J8 from the Finnish Winter War
Thomas Olsson revives an old Matchbox kit of the Gloster Gladiator.

Hubert Pölz's Snake - Hasegawa Junkers Ju 87R-2/trop
The most famous nose-art of the Luftwaffe - all painted. By Tomasz Gronczewski

Azur 1/72 Martin 167 Maryland
Mark Davies models the French Glenn bomber

Camouflage and Markings: Colours of the Dutch Air Force (Part III)
History of camouflage and markings in the Air Force of Dutch Navy and the Colonies described by Bouko de Groot.


September 2005

Cheers to the Crow
Soviet T-34 tank and a Jeep in a... slightly unusual configuration. By Valter Turkalj.

Submarine Bombers - Building Tamiya's 1/48 Aichi M6A1 Floatplane
Rafi Ben-Shahar models a pair of Aichi Seiran submarine-based attack bombers.

Camouflage and Markings: Colours of the Dutch Air Force (Part II)
The history of camouflage and markings in the Air Force of Dutch Navy and the Colonies. By Bouko de Groot.

Sweden's First Aerial Tanker - Lockheed Hercules 842 in 1/200th Scale
Rickard Malmborg converts Hasegawa's tiny C-130 Spectre to a unique Hercules tanker.

Tech Tips - Improving Clear Parts With Future Floor Wax
Martin Waligorski explains this classic technique of producing crystal-clear canopies.


June 2005

Juno I - The Rocket that Launched America’s First Satellite
Barry Davidoff tells a dual story about the history of Jupiter C rocket and his model of it.

Gundam Fun - Bandai 1/144 RX-93 Nu-Gundam Fin Fannel
Joseph Lee's switch from aircraft to Gundam brought out the best in his hobby.

LOT Dakota - Douglas DC-3 Behind the Iron Curtain
The famous DC-3 in Polish civilian guise modelled by Jerzy Ciupek.

Breda Ba 65 - Shortrun Kits are Getting Easier Than Ever
Mark Davies finds out how 1/72 aircraft modelling was transformed by Eastern European short-run kits.

Nachtjäger - FuG Installations on Early Ju-88 Variants
Rafi Ben-Shahar models all kinds of German radar antennae on four Junkers Ju-88s.

Something Antique - Revell P-40 in 1/32nd Scale
Stefan Ericsson's attack of nostalgia leads to a fine model out of an old kit. 

Camouflage and Markings: Colours of the Dutch Air Force (Part I)
The history of camouflage and markings in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. By Bouko de Groot.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Detail
Henrik Bergman and Magnus Fridsell describe this modern classic, with focus on its service with the Swedish Air Force.

May 2005

Five Lightning Strikes in 8 Weeks - A Moment of 1/72 P-38 Madness
Mike Davies attempt for series production of 1/72 Lockheed P-38 Lightnings.

Avengers Forever - Accurate Miniatures' 1/48 TBF-1 & TBM-3
Rafi Ben-Shahar prefers to explore his favourite subjects by building more of a kind.

Family Resemblance Hawker Tornado-Typhoon-Tempest-Sea Fury Line
A newly-completed part of Raul Hrubisko's massive RAF collection is the line of Hawker's last piston fighters.

Travelling Modeller - On Holidays in the UK
Kai-Miakel Jää-Aro reports on his holidays in England and Wales.

BAC 221 in Detail
Another effect of Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro's museum insterest is this review of a one-of-a-kind experimental aircraft.


April 2005

Special April update: IPMS Open 2005

IPMS Open 2005 Virtual Tour
Complete photo report from this year's national competition of IPMS Sweden. By Martin Waligorski and Magnus Fridsell.


March 2005

A Door to the Past
Diorama in 1/35 scale by Frank Spahr

IAR-80: The Plastic Version - Building 1/48th Scale LTD kit
Ion Tesu builds the model of Romania's classic fighter.

War Survivors - A Messerschmitt Me 262B Collection
Impressive collection of five Me 262B war survivors built by Rafi Ben-Shahar.

Tech Tips: Airbrush Cleaning Pictorial
Johan "Hugis" Hugogård shows step-by-step instructions for better airbrush cleaning.

Modeller's Guide to IAR 80/81 Variants
This month's reference feature covers development history of Romania's only domestic fighter. By Dan Antoniu and George Cicos.

de Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth in Detail
De Havilland's immortal biplane trainer  described by Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro, with images by Martin Waligorski


January-February 2005

Early IDF Phantoms - 1/48 F-4E Collection
Rafi Ben-Shahar builds three Israeli Phantoms

Travelling Modeller: National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida
In the first of our new series of travel stories, Frank Spahr the famous naval air museum.

Camouflage & Markings: IAR 80/81 - Romania's Best Fighter
Romania's top-performer of World War II described by Doru Sicoe, with colour profiles by Bogdan Patrascu.

Panzerknacker - 1/72 Italeri/Revell Henschel Hs 129B-1
German close support aircraft in squiggled camouflage. By Mark Davies.

Tech Tips: Keeping Your Airbrush Shiny and Clean
Michael Gleffe shows how to restore your airbrush to a factory-new shine.


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