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FineScale Modeler Build Better Model Aircraft

FineScale Modeler


Magazine:FineScale Modeler
Number:Build Better Model Aircraft | 2011

Table of contents

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 6
Battle damage for a deluxe diorama

by Phillip Gore
Updating Sheperd Paine's famous Monogram display

Build Report, 1:12  | Page 12
Improve a Mercury capsule

by Phillip Gore
Simple tips for building a better spacecraft

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 14
Fighter-plane fundamentals

by Frank Cuden
Whip up a one-of-a-kind Wildcat

Build Report, 1:32  | Page 18
Building better biplanes

by Jeff Herne
Besting some of the difficulties of multiwing models

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 24
Improving Tamiya's Lancaster

by Chuck Sawyer
Added detail and beautiful weathering create a stunning tribute

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 32
Kitbash a Sukhoi Su-27P "Flanker"

by Yufei Mao
Tips to paint, weather, and superdetail a small-scale fighter
1:72 Su-27 Flanker (Hasegawa 00905)
Su-27 Flanker New Russian Knights
Hasegawa 1:72
00905 2008 | Changed decals
1:72 Sukhoi 27 (Airfix 05025)
Flanker B
Sukhoi 27
Airfix 1:72
05025 1990 | New tool

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 38
Built from the box

by John Maher
Making the most of what's at hand

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 43
Easy aircraft weathering

by Patrick Hawkey
Add flight-time wear and tear to your models without using an airbrush

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 48
Superdetail Hasegawa's tiny Polikarpov I-16

by Rogerio "Rato" Marczak
Scratchbuilt and photoetched-metal parts improve a World War II fighter

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 54
Harrier help

by Matthew Usher
Adding pre-painted cockpit details to Hasegawa's Royal Air Force Harrier GR.7

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 58
Masking canopies & camo

by Aaron Skinner
Old and new techniques combine to produce a sharper-looking He 111

Build Report, 1:32  | Page 64
Superdetailing Hasegawa's Dora

by Ricardo Dacoba
Resin parts and an expert paint job finish a 1/32 scale Fw 190D-9

Review, 1:48  | Page 69
Kit Classics

by Tom Graham
Aurora's Focke Wulf Fw 190
1:48 Focke-Wulf (Aurora 30-59)
Focke-Wulf Famous Fighters of all nations
Aurora 1:48
30-59 1954 | New tool

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 70
Backdate a Phantom II

by Patrick Hawkey
How to make Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-4J an F-4B Navy jet
1:48 F-4J Phantom II (Hasegawa 07001)
McDonnell Douglas
F-4J Phantom II Phantom Family
Hasegawa 1:48
07001 (P1) 1982 | New tool

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 76
Builda secret Japanese seaplane

by Alfonso Martinez Berlana
The submarine-based Seiran was serious business

Review, 1:48  | Page 80
Kit Classics

by Matthew Usher
Aurora's Fokker Dr.I triplane