Model to Kit - Scratchbuilding IAe-33 Pulqui II
Ricardo Dacoba tells the story of his first kit release.
Tamiya tank expertly finished by Anders Lindgren.
Rota in Detail
The most successful autogyro of all time scrutinized by Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro and
- 1/72 Airfix Henschel Hs 123
Building a 35-year old kit can also be fun. By Mark Davies.
Guide to Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Variants - Radial Engine Versions (Part II)
A continuation of last month's reference feature covers ground attack and
fighter-bomber versions of this famous aircraft.
By Joe Baugher.
& Markings - Fighters
of the Romanian Air Force
The story of Romanian fighter force told by Doru Sicoe, with artwork of Bogdan Patrascu.
of All Work - Italeri 1/35 DUKW
Normandy beach veteran modelled by Bengt Johansson.
Be Afraid of Raised Panel Lines - Heller's Me 262B Night Fighter in 1/72 Scale
Webmaster's blast from the past.
Airfix Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero
Another Italian trimotor by Mark Davies
Guide to Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Variants - Radial Engine Versions (Part I)
A complement to last month's walkaround, this feature provides a detailed
reference to fighter versions of this famous aircraft.
By Joe Baugher.
Dagger - The IAI Mirage V Dagger from the Falklands War
A beautiful 1/48 resin conversion of Heller's Mirage III performed by Ricardo
Fw 190 A-8 in Detail (Revisited)
Yes we have covered this subject before, but this all-new walkaround is the most
solid piece of photographic reference we have ever made. By Martin Waligorski.
Tips - Good to Know About Superglue
How cayanoacrylate glue works and what it is best used for. By Johan "Hugis"
Can't Resist French Aircraft!
1/72 Breguet Br 27 from Azur built by
Urbanowicz and his Hurricane
Personal mount of a famous Polish fighter ace modelled and described by Tomasz
30.02 Panther Prototype
The first-ever Panther built by Markus Mohlin, described by
Cherokee Arrow in Detail
Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro examines this thoroughly civilian aircraft.
Mark Davies builds an Airfix kit of Fouga's unusual jet trainer.
My Form - Dressing Up Eduard's Profipack P-40N
Some impressive superdetailing by Szymon Grzywocz.
Martin Waligorski presents this dramatic vignette by Andreas Herbst.
Tips: Rigging a World War I Aircraft
Bob Laskodi explains three different techniques of rigging biplanes.
& Markings: Early Focke-Wulf Fw 190s
In-depth analysis of two 74/75/76 schemes for this famous fighter. By Tomasz
in Weathered Metal - Academy 1/72 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Your webmaster builds models too.
By Martin Waligorski.
UE Pak 3,7cm
An unofficial marriage of French tankette and German gun.
Model by Bengt Johansson.
Handsome Lansen - Converting Heller Saab J 32A to J 32B All-Weather Interceptor
Mark Davies brings the aged Heller kit to new heights.
First Fighter - 1:72 Saab J 21 is Another Old Gem From Heller
Mark Davies presents another trusty favourite kit.
A 54mm figure from Elite Miniatures built and painted by Magnus Löfqvist.
Tamiya Chieftain Mk. 5 finished in the striking in Cold War livery by Marco
Antonio Vaiano Jr.
Special Hobby 1/72 Goodyear F2G-2 built and described by Mark Davies.
Tips: Using Chalk-Based Pastels and Blending Sticks
Charles Metz describes a forgiving, easy method of accentuating panel lines.
Camouflage & Markings: Interior Colours of US Aircraft, 1941-45 (Part III)
Martin Waligorski concludes this reference series with an overview of US Navy
Toni Canfora's Tamiya Tiger II described by Martin Waligorski.
Marchetti S.M. 81 Pipistrello
Mark Davies enjoys building older kits - and it shows.
Special April update: IPMS Open 2004
IPMS Open 2004 Virtual Tour
The extensive photo report from this year's
Swedish IPMS Nationals.
Tamiya 1/48th P-47D Thunderbolt
- Almost Out of the Box
Anders Isaksson's invites you to his new tutorial in effective weathering.
Tech Tips: Casting Model Parts in Metal - A Way to Stronger Models
Resin is a good material for casting model parts, but on certain occasions you
would prefer the strength of metal. Frank Spahr tells you how.
Marcus Mohlin builds the large and ungainly, but very effective reconnaissance
vehicle of the German army.
The Pink Panther X-15
You may have been modelling too long if you see pink elephants, but not if you see a
pink X-15! By Barry Davidoff.
Modeller's Guide to World Speed Record X-15 Experimental Aircraft
The plane behind the Mach 6.7 World Speed Record described by Barry Davidoff.
The award-winning 1/72 Sikorsky H-34 (HSS-1N) Seabat in Italian Navy colours
modelled by Sebastiano Tringali.
Camouflage & Markings: Interior Colours of US Aircraft, 1941-45 (Part II)
Part II of this excessive reference feature covers interior finishes of USAAC
and Air Force types. By Martin Waligorski.
Tech Tips: Using Microballoons and Superglue for Filling Seams in Plastic Models
Charles Metz shares his technique to simplify filling with superglue.
Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109E in 1/72 scale is one of the best yet simplest
plastic kits to build. By Kuba Plewka.
Mattias Linde builds Challenger tank of the First Gulf War .
M26 Armored Tank Recovery Vehicle
Tamiya's flagship kit built and finished by Marco Antonio Vaiano Jr.
Camouflage & Markings: Interior Colours of US Aircraft, 1941-45
The first part of the reference series on this less-documented subject. By Martin
Öken-Erik Ahlström's adventure in resin and scratchbuilding. Beware the smell
of resin dust!
Waiting for Assistance
Academy M113 turned into a presentable out-of-the-box diorama in the hands of
Tech Tips: Digital Montage Photography
Peter Allen describes how to put your aircraft models into the air - using
simple digital imagery.
Thunderbolt to the Rescue
A War-Weary Thunderbolt turned into an air sea rescue machine by Björn Bäcklund.