How to paint realistic weapons, armor
October 2016 p.16
NAIL THE DETAILS REWORK A Bf 109 FOR ISRAELI SERVICE
AM PS ARMOR GALLERY
James Green’s 1/48 scale Sakeen – p.20
GOING BIG: Building the USS Texas p.38 Weathering a sci-fi battle suit p.18
FSM STAR Dan Jayne MODELER retrospectıve p.46
+ 8 NEW KIT BUILDS AND REVIEWS p.52 Trumpeter MT-LB
Isracast T-6 Texan II
Moebius Batman v Superman Batmobile
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KIT REVIEWS 52 MPC Space: 1999 Eagle
16 Form & Figure Painting metal weapons and armor JOE HUDSON
54 ICM Junkers Ju 88A-5
18 Airbrushing & Finishing Future wear for an Ma.K fighting suit BRETT AVANTS
55 AFV Club Husky Mk.III VMMD
20 Sharpening a Sakeen
57 Trumpeter MT-LB
Converting Hobbycraft’s Czech Avia S-199 for Israeli service JAMES GREEN
58 Isracast T-6A/B/C Texan II 59 Moebius Batman vs. Superman Batmobile
26 A retro Eagle in flight Quick fixes plus 40-year-old decals give an F-15 wings PATRICK HAWKEY
29 Pressing ahead
5 Editor’s Page
32 Show Gallery: AMPS 2016
7 Scale Talk
38 How to build a battlewagon
10 New Products 51 Reader Tips
Deepening the art of Texas BILL PLUNK
62 Questions & Answers
46 Remembering Dan Jayne
64 Hobby Shop Directory
Creative modeling beyond the norm
64 Classified Marketplace
66 Final Details Gonzo modeling wins MARK HEMBREE
60 RS Models DFS 230
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Using Takom’s 1/35 scale SUV to create a dusty modern war scene ANDERS ISAKSSON
Armor Modeling and Preservation Society’s international convention
56 Hasegawa IJN Shimakaze
65 Advertiser Index
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This is a 1/16 scale R/C model assembly kit of the German tank destroyer Jagdpanzer IV Lang /70(V). It features a number of metal parts for a durable finish, plus a highly accurate body and pre-assembled gearbox with two Type 380 motors. The Jagdpanzer IV Lang / 70(V) and its L/70 7.5cm gun quickly proved a fearsome opponent for allied armored vehicles after its appearance near the end of WWII. It used the tried and tested Pz.Kpfw. IV chassis with a smartly-sloped covered fighting compartment on top. It was dubbed “Lang” (German for “long”) to differentiate it from a shorter L/48 gun variant, with /70 denoting the caliber and (V), its manufacture by the company Vomag. 930 Jagdpanzer IV /70(V) Langs were produced between August 1944 and March 1945, and despite the losing German cause they fought in actions such as along the Ardennes front from December 1944, their exceptional range and power troubling Allied forces until the last. A Precision made aluminum gun barrel accurately reproduces the main gun which protrudes from the distinctive “Saukopf” mantlet. When firing, main gun roars and muzzle flashes thanks to an LED in the barrel. The barrel recoils after firing via the fighting compartment interior gearbox, and then returns smoothly to the original position. Vehicle kickback is also recreated by the drive gearbox.
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EDITOR’S PAGE By Mark Savage
Who wants more? I do, I do … Summer was busy. There were air we love you best) we offer much more shows, modeling conventions, reader online. A short list: wish-list surveys, and the late sum• Reader Tips archive mer push to create magazines and • Hobby directory and New special issues you’ll be reading Products database through Christmas. • Online Extras that share more Truth is that we’re always busy photos and info from some of creating new issues and info that we our best how-to stories hope will help you enjoy • Videos of model modeling. shows we’ve attended, It’s fun to I know from your e-mails New Product Rundowns, that, no matter the season, and how-tos explore you’re working on a build But wait, there’s more! online. or planning one. Consider Now we’ve opened our And more this a friendly reminder Product Reviews vault so is better, that FineScale Modeler has everyone (subscriber or not) right? you covered 24/7. can read kit reviews from I’m referring, of two years prior and all the course, to FineScale.com. way back to 1996. Subscribers can Many of you kibitz in its forums still see all reviews, including the lator ogle Reader Gallery photos that est ones. we post regularly. But it may surprise So, if you’re curious about an older you to know that there’s a lot more in model you’ve found at a hobby shop, the way of tips and kit reviews. online, or buried deep in your stash, First, for subscribers (and let’s be just go to Product Reviews on the honest, you folks pay our salaries, so web and search by brand or product.
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Angel pie, a deliciously light treat my wife’s grandmother and mother used to make. It’s a meringue crust with whipped cream filling and shaved chocolate sprinkled on top. We’ve never had to worry about leftovers!
Lamingtons, an Australian treat that consists of delicious blocks of sponge cake dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut.
Velma, my neighbor when I lived in Nashville, Tenn., is 90 now and still bakes me a peach cobbler when I visit — all because I wouldn’t take any money for replacing the starter on her Dodge Coronet in 1984. Best-paying repair job ever!
I know, I know … raw cookie dough is bad for me. But I just can’t help but love it. If I’m being perfectly honest, only half the batter ever makes it to the oven. And If the raw eggs kill me, then I shall die very happy indeed!
German chocolate cake because of the frosting that is on top and throughout the middle — coconut and pecans. Mmm! And if German chocolate cake isn’t available, I’ll take tiramisu!
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