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December 2014 • Vol. 32 • No. 10 Online Content Code: FSM1412 Enter this code at to gain access to exclusive web content.




Paint a “paper panzer” for realism Layers of color and weathering AARON SKINNER



Building a resin tank Hone your build skills with an intermediate-level MBT70 COOKIE SEWELL

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• Eduard Bf 109G-6


• Tamiya USS Saratoga • Dragon MBT70/KPz 70

Model a Cuban cold warrior Eight easy steps to improve a Sea Fury

• Zvezda Airbus A320


• HobbyBoss Renault R35


• Trumpeter Westland Whirlwind

Take 10 tips for a better build Zero plus details makes a model more JEAN-JACQUES LABROT



Build a Canadian Starfighter Superdetailing Italeri’s big F-104


• Revell WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo • Riich Universal Carrier Mk.II



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Seven tips for building plastic sailing ships Improve your next model ship today


Who, what, where, when, and why of your modeling What do you like to build, and why?

In Every Issue 6 8 12 14 30

Editor’s Page Scale Talk Spotlight New Products Reader Gallery

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

On the Cover First-time FSM author Jean Paul Poisseroux grew up near near Royal Canadian Air Force Station Marville in France. His superdetailed F-104 recalls childhood days when Starfighters roared overhead.


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FineScale Modeler (ISSN 0277-979X, USPS No. 679-590) is published monthly (except for June & August) by Kalmbach Publishing Co., 21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187. Periodicals Postage is paid at Waukesha, WI and additional offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to FineScale Modeler, 21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612. Canada Post Publication Mail Agreement #40010760.

Guest Editorial By Aaron Skinner

More modeling therapy SOME PEOPLE run to relieve needed — and wanted — to get stress. Others meditate. For me, back to modeling. The projects I modeling is the best therapy I had underway sat where I had left know. Time at the workbench has them, but I couldn’t get enthused. I helped me deal with loneliness, wanted something I could make anxiety, and, most recently, grief. progress on quickly, I needed to My mother passed away this summer. I won’t bore you with the WITH EACH SNIP, SWISH, details; suffice to say she had been AND SQUEEZE, A SENSE OF CALM ROSE IN ME. ill for a long time, so it wasn’t a surprise. My sister, Siall, called to tell me Mum had taken a turn for glue parts together, to see a vehicle the worse a few days after the come to life. Looking around, I setIPMS/USA National Convention. tled upon two review kits in my pile The next few weeks were a blur — — Tamiya’s 1/35 scale Mark IV organizing the trip home to tank and Moebius’ titular ship from Australia, two weeks there (I had the original series of “Battlestar a week with Mum before her Galactica.” Both promised quick death for which I will be ever construction; unable to decide thankful), including the memorial between them, I started both. celebration, and several days digAs review models, they would ging out from under the work that be out of the box; no fussing about had piled up here, all the while details or rivet counting. struggling with jetlag. After four nights at the bench, I After almost four weeks away had both together and ready for from the workbench, I really paint. Four nights of focusing on

instructions, clipping parts, sanding nubs, and gluing. With each snip, swish, and squeeze, a sense of calm rose in me. Those four nights focused the connection I feel to Mum when I model, while softening the loss. Mum was instrumental in my becoming a modeler. She didn’t build herself — printmaking was her creative outlet — but her father did. She always encouraged me to build, bought kits and tools over the years, including my first airbrush, and nodded approvingly when presented with my early, awkward attempts replete with mismatched camouflage and sloppy decals. Bye, Mum. I’ll see you at the workbench. Want to learn more? For the latest news as well as modeling tips and techniques, visit our website at

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