Category Archives: Tips and Techniques

Repairing, Cleaning, and Polishing Clear Parts

Repairing, Cleaning, and polishing clear parts and canopies. by Dave Kopielski I have had a few requests on how I get my canopies so clear looking. Many times the clear parts in kits can get scuffed in shipping if they … Continue reading

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Invasion Stripes

Invasion Stripes How to paint D-Day markings on your Thunderbolt by Ed Mate The first step is to determine where the stripes go. There is an “official” placement, but if you can check photos, you may find your subject has … Continue reading

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Frankentanken

Frankentanken by Ed Mate The 108 gal. paper tanks in the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt kits are decent, but the modeler is challenged with cleaning up the seams on the nose and tail without destroying the fine raised detail. On … Continue reading

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Building 1/144 Scale Airliners

For a pdf version of this article, click here. Building 1/144 Scale Airliners By Paul Hackmann Background When approached to give a presentation on building airliners, I had not a whole lot of experience to look back on or to … Continue reading

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How to write an article for the newsletter or kit review

Writing Outline by Dick Smith Writing a story for a magazine, newspaper, or the club newsletter is a lot like telling a friend about an experience. As we relate that experience, we are generally following the rules of good Journalism. … Continue reading

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