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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
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”
60 Wingsy Kits A5M2b “Claude” 60 Airfix Whitley Mk.V
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
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
65 Hobby Shop Directory 65 Advertiser Index
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Your voice in FSM
Any room can work
Organization is key
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...