FineScale Modeler December 2004

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December 2004
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Stunning World War II aircraft
For Bill Pettyjohn, the delight is in the detail – and incredibly realistic finishes.

Nine ways to beat the airbrush blues
By Matthew Usher
Try these tips for getting your airbrush to spray the paint where you want it when you want it – and without blemishes.

Dressing up Dora
By Alfonso Martinez Berlana
Simple conversion and detailing – plus a killer paint job – turn Dragon/Revell’s 1/48 scale kit into an Fw 190D to die for.

Build a different kind of Sherman
By Lawrence Hansen
Ready to go a step beyond straight-from-the-box? Take the plunge with us as we correct and upgrade Dragon’s Sherman Firefly Vc.

Making armored vehicle optics
By Graeme Davidson
Here are three great techniques for simulating the brightly colored lenses and viewports on modern AFVs.

Shore leave in Shanghai
Inspired by the rare visit of two U.S. warships to China in 1989, Ray Bean built his amazing hand-painted diorama around two 1/350 scale resin kits.

Build a terrific T-28 trainer
By Gil Hodges
Still the only 1/48 scale Trojan, Monogram’s old kit just needs some aftermarket and scratchbuilt detail to be an up-to-date winner.
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