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Volume 10, 2006

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11 issues, 63 articles

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December 2006

Close-up on Airco DH-2 - Superdetailing the 1/48 Eduard Profipack Kit
Follow the build of Lars Qvarfordt's stunningly detailed replica of this archetypal World War I fighter.

Building and Painting the Revell 1/72 Merkava Mk. III
Easy construction but all the more excellent finish - techniques explained by Sven-Åke Grufstedt.

Tech Tips: Landing Lights From Cello Tape
An easy technique helping to get rid of these overly thick clear plastic parts. By Martin Waligorski.

Never Built a Luftwaffe Aircraft... - 1/48 DML Focke-Wulf Fw 190D
In 35 years of his modelling career, Lee Micheltree has not built one Luftwaffe aircraft - until this commendable first effort.

Grislawski's Yellow 10 - Using Photoshop Techniques for Finishing the 1/32 Bf 109 G-2
ProModeler Messerschmitt Bf 109G built by Anders Hjortsberg.

Japanese Harvard - 1:72 Fujimi Tachikawa Ki 55 (Ida)
Mark Davies returns with a model of the elegant Japanese trainer.

Variations to the Tamiya 1/48 Corsair
Rafi Ben-Shahar's superdetailing brings variation to the dull F4U paint schemes.


November 2006

Rudel Saves the Day - A Diorama in 1/72 Scale
How an intended maintenance diorama became an air-to-ground attack scene. By Jonas Dahlberg.

T72: Red Armour - Modelling Zvezda's 1/35 T-72B/EDZ
A well-known contemporary Russian tank built by Thomas Johansson.

With Plastic Card and Kitchen Foil - Bringing the Old Testors F-104C Kit up to Modern Standards
 Alejandro Nuñez takes on a really old kit from Testors.

In Search of the Perfect Spitfire Mk. IX - 1/48 Kit Roundup
Rafi Ben-Shahar sorts out the pros and cons of available quarter-scale kits of this British fighter.

H for Hughes - Czech Master Resin 1:72 Hughes Racers
Howard Hughes' ultimate racer of 1935 built by Mark Davies.

IPMS Scale Modelworld 2006 Photo Gallery
See the award-winning models of IPMS' flagship event in Telford, UK. Over 250 photos.


October 2006

Tech Tips: Ageing Models, Silvering Decals and Biological Warfare
A new modelling technology which does wonders to old and silvering decals. By Rafi Ben-Shahar.

Feeling Green! - Building Revell/Monogram 1956 Chevy Nomad
Niclas Proos finishes the 1956 Chevrolet Nomad in striking green and silver livery.

Dinner Winner - Trophy Models' 1/35 BRDM-1 Soviet Armoured Car
Soviet reconnaissance car with a silhouette of a racer. By Peter Holst.

Fiat on the Lake - Italeri 1/48 Fiat CR.42 in a Wintry Setting
Anders Johansson's aircraft diorama - just so much about Sweden.

Something Unusual - Opel-Sander RAK.1 Rocket-Powered Glider from Czech Master Resins
Mark Davies continued adventure with resin glider models.

Camouflage & Markings: The FFVS J 22 in Profile
Camouflage and markings of Sweden's first domestic fighter captured in the artwork of Anton Alm.


September 2006

Model Bang for the Buck - Also: Doras of the Galland Circus in 1/48 Scale
Another short essay from Rafi Ben-Shahar, this one provides some pointers on how to reduce the cost of your modelling.

"Wurfrahmen, comment dit-on cela en français?" - Trumpeter's Hotchkiss H-39
Model by Bengt Johansson.

Latvia’s Little Hawk – the VEF Irbitis I-16 - Building the Czech Master Resin Kit
Mark Davies' adventures into the esoteric - and the world of resin modelling.

The Reluctant Dragon - Two Versions of the Sword Curtiss SO3C Seamew in 1/72 Scale
Landplane or seaplane? Both are being built in this article by Peter Ibes.

A7V - The First German Panzer - About Modelling Emhar's 1/72 Kit
Pavel "Kozel" Strnad models this World War I mobile pillbox.

Photo Album: Aircraft and Colours of the Rhodesian Air Force
Aircraft, camouflage and markings captured on film by Phillip Evans.


July 2006

Savoia-Marchetti's 'Pizza Courier' - Converting the Supermodel 1/72 kit to S.M. 81T
Peter Ibes rebuilds the old Supermodel kit to a rare variant of this classic Italian trimotor.

Focke-Wulf Ta 152 C-1 - Converting Dragon's 1/48 Ta 152H Using Fusion Models Resin Set
Ricardo Dacoba's new conversion project.

DFS Kranich - Building Czech Master Resin 1/72 kit
Another adventure in resin by Mark Davies, an unusual and elegant subject.

Weathering Fun - Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
An Australian Beaufighter built at leisurely pace by Frank Spahr.

Model Duplication
A little photo-quiz on the subject of 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolts. By Rafi Ben-Shahar.

Camouflage & Markings: Ernest Fiebelkorn - The Buster of Walter Nowotny
American Ace and his P-51D in profile, researched and drawn by Tomasz Gronczewski.

Photo Album: Aircraft and Colours of the South African Air Force
Aircraft, camouflage and markings captured on film by Phillip Evans.


June 2006

Kriegsmarine's Handsome Battlecruiser - Detailing Heller's 1/400 Gneisenau (Part 1: Construction)
Ulf Lundberg reveals construction details of his award-winning model.

Kriegsmarine's Handsome Battlecruiser - Detailing Heller's 1/400 Gneisenau (Part 2: Painting)
Ulf Lundberg's detailed account of the Gneisenau project continues with painting and weathering techniques.

Scale Steam Locomotives
Rafi Ben-Shahar's big and small steam engines.

Tailless and Canard Experimental Aircraft of the RAF
A lot of scratchbuilding went into this series of models by Raul Hrubisko.

Camouflage & Markings: Night-fighting Spitfires
Rick Kent's story about the short night-fighting episode in Spitfire's operational history.

Naval Vampire - de Havilland Sea Vampire T.22 from Czech Master Resin 1/72
Mark Davies shares his experience with this resin kit.

Photo Album: Scharnhorst & Gneisenau
A collection of photographs from the operational life of Kriegsmarine's twin battlecruisers.


May 2006

Backdated Birdcage - Trumpeter F4U-1 Corsair
Damian Murphy backdates Trumpeter's big F4U to a birdcage Corsair in this impressive superdetailing project.

Camouflage & Markings - Early Armed Reconnaissance Spitfires
Rick Kent's illustrated story about colourful beginnings of RAF photo-reconnaissance units

Emil Goes to Spain - Tamiya's 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E is an Easy Build
Martin Waligorski's "weekend build" - finished to competition standards!

Turning a Sow’s Ear Into a Silk Purse - Upgrading Revell-Matchbox' Ancient 1/72 Fiat CR42
Peter Ibes makes something beautiful out of old Matchbox kit.

Bf 109E - Then and Now
Rafi Ben-Shahar shares his thoughts on modelling technology -then and now.


April 2006

Special April update: IPMS Open 2006

IPMS Open 2006 Photo Gallery
Complete photo report from this year's national competition of IPMS Sweden. By Martin Waligorski and Magnus Fridsell.


March 2006

A Step Further - Superdetailing Revell's Big Heinkel He 177
An already excellent kit taken to the new heights of detail accuracy. By Ricardo Dacoba.

Modellers' Guide to Thor-Able Star and Delta
Development history of the rocket that launched telecom and an irony of the Cold War. By Barry Davidoff and Tomas Kladiva.

Modelling the Thor Able Star
New Ware's 1/144 resin kit of the Thor Able Star space rocket built by Tomas Kladiva, described by Barry Davidoff.

SMS Zähringen - Building HP Models Waterline Resin Kit in 1/700 Scale
Imperial German warship of the pre-dreadnought era modelled by Frank Spahr.

Tech Tips: The Learning Modeller's Manifesto - Repetition is a Key to Your Development
Rafi Ben-Shahar's simple set of rules aimed at those willing to improve their skills.

The Swedish "Dunderbult" - An almost forgotten story about P-47 Thunderbolt in SwAF service
One of the unknown stories from the annals of the Swedish Air Force described by Björn Goldman.

Editor's Picks - March
Editor's entirely subjective selection of favourite models from his photo vault. By Martin Waligorski.


February 2006

Trumpeter's 1/35 SA-2 Carrier and Launcher
Trumpeter's somehat-overlooked but excellent kit presented by Rafi Ben-Shahar.

Tech Tips: Aircraft In a Day: How to Actually Finish a Model in 24 Hours (Part 1 - Construction)
Frustrated about the slow progress of their modelling projects? Read this. By Kuba Plewka.

Tech Tips: Aircraft In a Day: How to Actually Finish a Model in 24 Hours (Part 2 - Painting)
Frustrated about the slow progress of their modelling projects? Read this. By Kuba Plewka.

Tech Tips: Aircraft In a Day: How to Actually Finish a Model in 24 Hours (Part 3 - Finishing)
Frustrated about the slow progress of their modelling projects? Read this. By Kuba Plewka.

Ordinary For a Change - Small scale aircraft straight from the box: Tamiya 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9
Another approach to "quick" 1/72 modelling project presented by Anders Isaksson.

Camouflage & Markings: Lance Wade - Desert Spitfire Ace
The famous CO of no. 145 RAF Squadron and his aircraft described by Tomasz Gronczewski.

Editor's Picks - February
Editor's entirely subjective selection of favourite models from his photo vault. By Martin Waligorski.


January 2006

Passion for Mosquitoes
Seventeen models of the de Havilland Mosquito show the entire development history of the type. By Raúl Hrubisko.

Tech Tips - Finding a Perfect Match (With FS Color Server)
A tutorial to Federal Standard FS 595b, our own online counterpart and their use in modelling. By Martin Waligorski.

Tin Triangle - Superdetailing Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan
Even a derelict partially-built old Airfix kit can be turned into a show-stopper. Jan Forsgren demonstrates how.

To Weather or Not - Finishing Revell 1/72 Type VIIc U-Boot
Rafi Ben-Shahar tries to weigh pros and cons with extensive weathering - through practical exercise involving two Revell Type VIIc U-Boats!


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