FINISHING: Use pastels for desert camo
July 2016 p.20
REJIGGER A JUG! Create a search-and-rescue P-47 Thunderbolt p.22
STAR WARS CON
TEST WINNER S p.3 2
Make a knocked-out StuH 42 p.26 Model a sexy Cobra copter p.44 Create a pint-sized PLUS Builder Basics: Deuce-and-a-half truck p.40 Helpful glue facts p.48
SPECIAL: EXPANDED REVIEW SECTION p.52 Rye Field Model Tiger I
Meng Convair F-106A Delta Dart
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59 SPECIAL EXPANDE D REVIEW SECTION FEATURES
18 Form & Figure
52 Rye Field Models Tiger I
Painting pale skin JOE HUDSON
54 Tamiya SU-76M 54 Eduard Fw 190A-8
20 Airbrushing & Finishing Pastels inish desert camoulage FAUSTO MUTO
54 Revell Germany BAe Hawk T1
22 Thunderbolt to the rescue
56 Italeri Statue of Liberty 56 Tamiya IJN Kagero
Modeling a 1/72 scale P-47D for SAR duty FRANK CUDEN
57 Horizon Models Mercury-Atlas 58 Meng F-106A Delta Dart
26 End of the line for a StuH 42
59 Italeri Mirage IIIC
Dragon’s 1/35 scale SP gun gets PE, paint, and Zimmerit KENNETH CHILDRES
32 32 FSM contest gallery
60 Trumpeter MIM-104 Patriot launcher and radar trailers
Star Wars online winners
IN EVERY ISSUE
40 Producing a pint-size Deuce-and-a-half
5 Editor’s Page
Upgrading, detailing a 1/72 scale Academy 2½-ton Army truck BART CUSUMANO
44 Creating a sexy Cobra
7 Scale Talk 10 Spotlight
Working over an old kit to relect a Vietnam-era Bell AH-1 attack copter FLOYD S. WERNER JR.
12 New Products 38 Reader Gallery 51 Reader Tips
48 Model glue FAQ
62 Questions & Answers
How it works, how to work with it AARON SKINNER
64 Hobby Shop Directory
66 Final Details A dogged resistance MARK HEMBREE
60 Trumpeter HEMTT M983 tractor
64 Classified Marketplace
65 Advertiser Index
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EDITOR’S PAGE By Mark Savage
Older and wiser: How do we cope?
have some news for you: None of teens hovering over the family card us are getting any younger. table with our model spread out on a Much as I already had susnewspaper to sop up errant glue and pected this was the case, my astute paint. observation was conirmed during a But as dedicated modelers, we’re weekend at the AMPS International not about to give up the hobby. Nor Convention. hat’s the Armor do we want to start building crummy Modeling and Preservation looking models. So how Society’s annual do, this time do we cope? I’ve tried in balmy Sumter, S.C. I’ve tried squinting a squinting Aaron Skinner and I had lot, holding parts at varia lot, a great time at the show, ous distances from my holding saw a lot of fantastic tanks, nose. Sometimes I wish parts at guns, halftracks, and my arms were longer. I various trucks. We’ll run a gallery guess an OptiVisor is a betdistances in a future issue. ter answer to dimming eyefrom my But as a 60-something sight. nose. guy, I felt like I was Some of us use stools or attending a meeting of padded chairs at the workmy peers. Many of us bench. Some of us have walk with a slight limp, have eyes installed better lighting in our workthat demand bifocal or trifocal lenses, shops. and a bunch of us bring along a longWe all have our various coping time but cranky friend, Arthur Ritus! mechanisms. Not all the joints and ingers are as What have you done to continue cooperative as when we were premodeling despite your bum back,
Hey, I do have a sprue in my hand!
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Off the sprue: What historical figure would you most like to meet?
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My grandfather, Lee Skinner. He was a Seabee in the Pacific during World War II and worked in the aviation industry after, two things I’d loved to have talked to him about. But he died years before I was born.
It would be a hoot to meet H.L. Mencken, a grand curmudgeon who defined Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” However, if I could meet Will Rogers there is a better chance he’d like me.
I would like to meet Cleopatra to talk about ancient Egyptian politics and gold accessories.
John F. Kennedy. He had a Camelot lifestyle and was good-looking (appealing to a 6-yearold girl). At my Catholic school he was a big deal. We even studied his Profiles in Courage with Sister Deotilla (laugh, but that was her name).
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