Modeling World War II in the Pacific

Edited by Aaron Skinner
Item #12822

The all-new book, Modeling World War II in the Pacific, features a variety of modeling subjects including the equipment used in the island-hopping campaigns, Marine Corps-modified armor, unique Navy aircraft used in carrier battles and more.

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Released around the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific, you’ll find aircraft, armor, figures and an emphasis on ship modeling projects from FineScale Modeler’s Aaron Skinner and other top modeling experts. Each project features clear instructions and step-by-step photos, as well as detailed text and helpful tips.

Choose from 17 projects, including:

  • B-25 Strafer
  • Aussie Matilda
  • Canadian Spitfire
  • Essex-class carrier
  • And more!
Author: Edited by Aaron Skinner
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 144
Color photos: 410
Table of Contents

Introduction – Aaron Skinner………………………………4

1 Righting a wrong – Luke Easter………………………...6
The recovery of the USS Oklahoma BB-37

2 An early war SB2U Vindicator – Frank Cuden….....…13
Special Hobby’s 1/72 scale kit helped fit this Midway bomber into a crowded showcase

3 A Matilda for the jungle – Andy Cooper……….....……18
Australian forces found modified British Matilda tanks were effective against the Japanese in the Pacific

4 Resin upgrades for a Wildcat – Vladimir Kafka........….26
The 1/72 Hasagawa kit benefits from Quickboast and True Details sets

5 Mission: Resupply! – Tim Reynaga……………….….….33
Building Fujimi’s pint-sized cargo sub in a realistic diorama setting

6 Painting a Pacific pilot – Joe Hudson………………...…36
A few tricks can go a long way toward making your figures more realistic

7 Lighting strikes – Albert Tureczek………………...……..44
Tamiya’s new 1/48 scale P-38 builds well right from the box. Painted roundels aided in the weathering plan

8 Getting his feet wet with IJN Tone – Chuck Davis…......52
Tamiya’ 1/350 scale model of the cruiser proved to be a perfect intro to ship modeling for an airplane guy

9 A Canadian in the RAF – John Mahar………………..…66
Tamiya’s 1/32 Spitfire makes an excellent starting point for this South East Asia Command fighter

10 Weathering a strafer – Aaron Skinner………………....76
Painting Italeri’s B-25G Mitchell for the southwest Pacific

11 Hairspray on a Peggy – Chuck Davis………………..…84
Hasagwa’s 1/72 scale bomber gets an old-school chipping treatment

12 Tico ready for launch – Aaron Skinner…………………94
Camouflaging Trumpeters small-scale Essex-class carrier

13 Building an LVT-4 for Okinawa – Andy Cooper……….103
AFV Club’s 1/35 scale LVT-4 just needs judicious finishing to make it a standout model

14 Sands of Iwo Jima – John Bonann………………..……111
A photo of a Sherman tank disabled in the black sands inspired this vignette

15 Fade to black – Chuck Davis……………………………120
Techniques to keep and all-black P-61 night fighter from looking like a toy

16 Building a unique Zero – Anders Isaksson……………126
Tamiya’s new 1/72 kit meant it was time to tackle the subject again

17 ‘Hello again!’ – Darren Roberts………………………….132
Monogram’s 1/48 scale Devestator was the basis of a scene set 6,500 feet below the ocean’s surface

 

 
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