Great Scale Modeling 2017

Great Scale Modeling 2017

The 100-page special issue showcases 170 of the best models from builders around the world for a truly one-of-a-kind "wish book." If you're looking for world-class inspiration, Great Scale Modeling 2017 is your go-to source! Featured models include aircraft, armor, ships, figures, dioramas, science fiction, and fantasy. Show coverage from IPMS (International Plastic Modelers' Society) Nationals, AMPS (Armor Modeling & Preservation Society) Convention, Wonderfest, the World Model Expo 2017, and more. A special collection of the late Dan Jayne's famous cutaway models. All new, never before published photos with detailed captions. And much more!

United States
Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
9,16 €(IVA inc.)

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1 min.
you asked for it; you got it!

Ever since our last Great Scale Modeling issue in 2011 you’ve been asking us at modeling shows, via email, and even in a bit of snail mail, to bring it back. Well, it’s back! We’re excited because each year we take thousands of pictures of hundreds of your models at major shows and contests. Frankly, we could only get a smattering of them into our 10 regular issues each year. But we wanted to share more. What we see and photograph are among the best models created and shown each year. It’s a blast for us, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing these amazing builds, too. This year we spanned the country, traveling to Danbury, Conn., Louisville, Ky., Omaha, Neb., Manitowoc, Wis., and Dallas, Texas, for shows. So what you see here is a…

15 min.
ipms/usa national convention

2 min.
making waves

I have a propensity for building subjects found along the road less traveled. Long ago (actual years intentionally omitted), I purchased the Revell (ex-Matchbox) Flower-class corvette and proceeded to ponder its fate. Wanting something unique that wouldn’t cost a fortune to upgrade, I narrowed it down to a score of corvettes that were procured by the U.S. Navy via the Lend-Lease policy. Some of these were given only minor alterations before seeing service, while others underwent extensive rework and were refitted on other occasions. Chief among the latter was the USS Tenacity (previously the HMS Candytuft) Tenacity underwent two major refits and wore at least two different camouflage measures. If the real ship could undergo so much construction, I figured my model could as well. After adding extensive above-deck scratchbuilding, I…

6 min.
amps 2017

Since 1993, the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society has celebrated armored vehicles and scale models of them — and every spring AMPS hosts an international convention and worldclass modeling competition. For the 2017 show, FineScale Modeler editors Mark Savage and Aaron Skinner traveled to Danbury, Conn., and had their choice of more than 600 models to photograph. Unfortunately, we don’t have room here for all 600 — only a few of our favorites. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, you can join the fun for the 2018 convention, May 3-5, in Dayton, Ohio. Visit for details.…

2 min.
junkers g 24, inside and out

When you love corrugated-skin aircraft, favor realism, and are a professional model maker and draftsman, it’s only natural to resort to your own devices when creating a unique aluminum aircraft. Guillermo Rojas Bazán did just that. He built his own 1/15 scale Junkers G 24, overlooking no detail inside and out. Because none exist today, he relied heavily on photos of the 1926 version of the aircraft when drawing out his build plan. Two years later, he had this big beauty.…

4 min.
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