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FineScale Modeler Build Better Models 2

FineScale Modeler


Magazine:FineScale Modeler
Number:Build Better Models 2 | 2014

Table of contents

Tips & Tricks | Page 5
Start building!

Our guide to modeling techniques, tools, and tips

Tips & Tricks | Page 11
Masking unmasked

by Aaron Skinner
How to clear up demarcation disputes

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 14
Detailing and painting a P-47N

by Frank Cuden
Working out of the box with resin and plastic

Editorial | Page 18
Scale modeling glossary

Browse through our list of modeling terms

Tips & Tricks | Page 20
Trimming parts

by Aaron Skinner
Getting parts off the trees is the first step to a successful build

Tips & Tricks | Page 22
Decanting spray paint

by Aaron Skinner
Get it out of the can and into your airbrush for better control

Tips & Tricks | Page 24
Airbrush problems and how to fix them

by Aaron Skinner
What to do when a painting session comes to a screeching halt

Tips & Tricks | Page 30
The why & how of weathering powders

by Aaron Skinner
Powdering pigments can improve weathering when correctly applied

Build Report, 1:35  | Page 32
Try color modulation for armor

by Fraser Gray
Shades and tones for a convincing IS-2

Tips & Tricks | Page 37
Soldering basics step by step

by Rick Lawler
Getting the most out of photoetched metal means turning up the heat

Tips & Tricks | Page 40
Easy-to-model water

by Chris Ludwick
Put maritime models in their element

Tips & Tricks | Page 42
Camouflaging with paper masks

by Aaron Skinner
Paint hard-edged schemes on RAF aircraft

Tips & Tricks | Page 46
Weathering tips

by Aaron Skinner, Matthew Usher
Contest modelers share their secrets

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 52
Master a short-run kit

by Pat Hawkey
What to do when you love the subject but not the model

Tips & Tricks | Page 56
Easy armor weathering

by Mark Hembree
Better colors, washes, and dry-brushing for better models

Tips & Tricks | Page 58
10 steps to highlight recessed panel lines

by Dave Koukol
Distressing an old kit can make it seem more modern

Build Report, 1:35  | Page 62
Making the most of a basic build

by Bill Plunk
Aftermarket add-ons and wily weathering gives this panzer extra punch

Build Report, 1:32  | Page 68
Improving Trumpeter's P-40B

by Simon Harrison
Fearless cuts make a Flying Tiger look more fierce

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 75
Hollywood Zero

by Darren Roberts
Build a T-6 Texan to look like something it's not
1:48 T-6G Texan (Revell 04516)
North American
T-6G Texan
Revell 1:48
04516 1998 | Changed parts

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 79
Painting a Soviet tank

by Luciano Rodriguez
A three-color camouflage scheme creates a unique KV-1
1:48 KV-1 (Tamiya 32535)
Russian Heavy Tank
Tamiya 1:48
32535 2006 | New tool