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HOW TO AIRBRUSH SINGLE-COLOR CAMOUFLAGE p.20 » May 2014 www.FineScale.com

GET STARTED

KITBASHING COMBINE KITS TO BUILD THE MODEL YOU WANT

Simon Harrison used multiple kits and aftermarket details to build Erich Hartmann’s Bf 109G-6 – p.38

Superdetail a World War II U-boat p.24 Build a great-looking multilevel display base p.36

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fantastic reader models p.30

SHOWCASE: Roy Chow’s amazing Studebaker truck p.28

OUR EXPERT TEAM BUILDS AND REVIEWS 8 ALL-NEW KITS Airfix Gloster Javelin p.56

BONUS ONLINE CONTENT CODE

Takom Renault FT 17 p.54

Zvezda Sukhoi Su 2 p.61

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Vol. 32 • Issue 5

© 2013-2014 WARGAMING.NET ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Inside

May 2014 • Vol. 32 • No. 5 Online Content Code: FSM1405 Enter this code at www.FineScale.com/code to gain access to web-exclusive content.

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AIRBRUSHING & FINISHING

20

It may be green, but it doesn’t

WORKBENCH REVIEWS

need to be drab

8 NEW KITS

Breaking up a monochromatic scheme JAMES WECHSLER

Page 54

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24

Building and detailing a U-boat

The right tools make all the difference

SHOWCASE: ROY CHOW

28

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• Airfix Gloster Javelin

ANDERS ISAKSSON

24

• Takom Renault FT French light tank

• Master Box Mk.I Male British tank

Modify a Soviet “Studer”

• BPK Boeing 737-200

Scratchbuilding a bed to model

• Hasegawa N1K2-J Shiden Kai “George”

a Lend-Lease dump truck

60

• Zvezda Sukhoi Su-2

36

Multilevel display bases Easy and interesting model display

28

STEVEN ANDREANO

COVER STORY

38

Kitbashing Erich Hartmann’s Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/U2

36

A cool conversion in winter white SIMON HARRISON

46

Working with white-metal Not all kits come in plastic

38

• Minicraft KC-135E 63

• G.W.H. F-15B/D

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Editor’s Page Scale Talk Spotlight New Products Reader Gallery

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Questions & Answers Reader Tips Hobby Shop Directory Advertiser Index Classified Marketplace

On the Cover First-time FSM author Simon Harrison admits he has a thing for Messerschmitts. He cut up two of them to model German ace Erich Hartmann’s plane, and why not? He has plenty more!

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Editor’s Page By Matthew Usher

A new book from an old friend WELCOME TO the May issue of FineScale Modeler! Hopefully you’re enjoying your summer, while still finding some time to head inside and work on a project (or two) at the workbench. This issue has a great variety of stories. Perhaps not surprisingly, one of my favorites is our cover story, Simon Harrison’s fantastic depiction of Erich Hartmann’s Bf 109G-6/U2 in 1/48 scale. Simon combines parts from different kits (otherwise known as “kitbashing”) and adds aftermarket details to build a great representation of Harmann’s winter-white fighter. Simon’s story is filled with great building and detailing information, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, no matter what you build. Another one of my favorite stories in this issue covers another

German fighter, although that may be where the similarities end. Kelly Wionzek shares his techniques for working with white metal as he builds a 1/72 scale Halberstadt D.II in Turkish

IT WILL MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR SCALEMODELING LIBRARY markings. While all-metal kits like the Halberstadt are somewhat uncommon, white-metal detail parts (such as replacement landing-gear legs) are popular on the aftermarket. The story’s a great primer for modeling with materials other than plastic, and the finished model looks great, too. One of our favorite authors, Chris Mrosko, has an all-new book out, Building Dioramas. Chris

is a world-class, award-winning modeler, and his book is full of his expert tips. It will make a great addition to your scale-modeling library. Ask for it at your local hobby store, or to order a copy online, visit www.KalmbachStore. com. You can also call 1-800-5336644, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT. (Outside the US and Canada, call 262-796-8776, ext. 661.) The book (No. 12476) costs $21.99. Until next time, enjoy the issue!

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