Building and Detailing Model Aircraft

Pat Hawkey
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Learn how to master construction and finishing of plastic model aircraft.
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You will learn how to master construction and finishing of plastic model aircraft with basic skills such as assembling, aligning, gluing, surface preparation, painting, and decaling. Then you’ll be able to add extra details and use more advanced techniques.
Author: Pat Hawkey
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 96
Author Bio
Pat Hawkey, a professional model builder specializing in aircraft, has been an active modeler since his youth. He is a contributor to and advisory board member for FineScale Modeler magazine.
Table of Contents
4  Introduction

6  Where it all began
11  Game plan
16  Paint, tools, and glue
23  Building almost "out of the box"
      1/48 scale SBD Dauntless
38  Enhancing a modern "shake-and-bake" kit
      1/48 scale P-51B Mustang
47  Scribing surface details
      1/48 scale RF-84 Thunderflash
56  Adding realism with aftermarket details
60  Applying photoetched metal
      1/32 scale Fi.156 Storch
66  Combining kits and adding resin parts
      1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.IXe
75  Handling vacuum-formed canopies
      1/72 scale P-40N Warhawk
82  Vacuum-formed and resin conversions
      1/72 scale F-106B Delta Dart, TF-102 Delta Dagger

95  About the author
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