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Most new kit builds ever! ICM’s King Tiger plus 14 more!– p.48

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July 2017

PATRIOTIC PAINTING

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Darren Roberts’ F-4 Phantom – p.20

Dan Jayne Apache cutaway p.40 Scratchbuild a Bergepanther p.26 Kitbash & detail a BT-13 p.30 Sculpt your own Navy figure p.44 Make an in-flight aircraft display p.42

Replicate field gray uniforms p.18

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FEATURES

KIT REVIEWS 48 HobbyBoss Su-27 “Flanker”

16 Airbrushing & Finishing

50 Italeri H-21 Shawnee

Apply weathering for a Sherman on the march PATRICK BROWN

18 Form & Figure Shades of German field gray JOE HUDSON

51 Takom Hanomag SS100 52 Revell Germany Eurofighter

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55 LMV Lince United Nations

Build a unique bicentennial bird DARREN ROBERTS

56 Revell Germany Me 262B-1/U-1 night fighter

26 Beef up a Bergepanther

30 Revisiting a Valiant

57 Airfix B5N2 “Kate”

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60 Wingsy Kits A5M2b “Claude” 60 Airfix Whitley Mk.V

40 Showcase

61 IBG Type 89 Kou

Dan Jayne’s AH-64 Apache cutaway MARK HEMBREE

Posing an aircraft in flight is easy WAIKONG CHUNG

IN EVERY ISSUE 5 Editor’s Page

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7 Scale Talk 10 New Products 36 Reader Gallery

44 Sculpt your own Create a U.S. Navy photographer and his four-legged friend GREG EMBREE

47 Reader Tips 62 Questions & Answers 64 Classified Marketplace

66 Final Details Is there a draft in here? MARK HEMBREE

58 Dragon MIM-104B Patriot launcher with M983 HEMTT 59 Kitty Hawk Super Étendard

Tons of fun for a Vultee devotee FRANK CUDEN

42 Builder Basics

53 Meng USS Lexington 54 Airfix B-17G Flying Fortress

20 Phantom of a different stripe

Scratchbuilding and superdetailing ANDY COOPER

52 ICM PzKpfw VI Königstiger

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65 Hobby Shop Directory 65 Advertiser Index

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EDITOR’S PAGE By Mark Savage

It’s baaack! GSM, GSM, GSM!

Happily this election won’t require a recount!

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Off the sprue: What’s your favorite July 4th memory?

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Senior Editor Aaron Skinner [email protected]

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Editorial Associate Monica Freitag [email protected]

Scrunched into a steamy 10th Street Stadium (old I.U. football venue) on the campus of Indiana University the summer of ’76 with a hot co-ed (now wife) watching the spectacular Bicentennial fireworks light up the Hoosier sky!

I was covering an Independence Day celebration when a truck laden with fireworks caught fire about 20 feet away. Talk about rocket’s red glare. I’ve never run so fast in my life!

As a pro musician in the ‘80s, I played an “American Week” at the Sheraton in Beijing. An interpreter helped me teach the wait staff about cowboy hats. Many were wearing them backwards. Then we applauded each other.

Engaging in a foot-long hot dog eating contest. I did not win, but I sure didn’t lose either.

Our 4th of July holiday was spent up north at our cabin in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. We would start the day at the early morning parade through town, followed by a huge cookout, swimming and boating. We always ended it with spectacular fireworks at the local high school football field. www.FineScale.com

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SCALE TALK

Your voice in FSM

Workbench photos

Any room can work

Organization is key

Privacy, please

It’s tight being in a two-bedroom apartment. My wife has graciously allowed me to set this up in our bedroom. It’s small but efficient. My computer desk is adjacent to it, so I can pull up reference photos of the project I’m working on — very handy. Wish I had a paint booth, but there is no room for one. A wide-open window and a fan have to suffice!

I’m finally finished tweaking my workbench. This has been a culmination of several moves, gathering of equipment, creativity, and ingenuity. I have to be highly organized so I can see what I’m looking for. This saves my sanity and the project gets done in a timely fashion. I am currently working on HMS Amazon (F169).

This is my restored 1920s roll-top desk that I use for model building. I enjoy woodworking as much as I do scale modeling and found a way to combine my two hobbies. I chose the roll-top for its size as well as security — it keeps my grandchildren’s fingers and the family cat from adding their opinions and critiques to my current project.

– Dean Summers Keller, Texas

– Leonard A. Page III Rawlins, Wyo.

– Art L. Seipel Bristol, Va.

What happens to our models when we die? Recently I have been contemplating a rather serious question: What happens to our built models when we pass away? I started modeling when I was 8, with my dad helping me build my first few. All through middle school, it was my activity of choice, turning out hundreds of models built just for the fun of it. Sometime in high school things got much more serious. I joined IPMS, started building to improve my skills, and entered competitions. While in college, I became a judge at contests, and even placed third in one category at...

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