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FineScale Modeler

December 2019

FineScale Modeler teaches you to build models of aircraft, armor, ships and more. Clear articles show you how to assemble, paint, and finish the latest model kits. Every issue includes unbiased reviews of kits that were built and tested for accuracy, product announcements, tips from the experts, and a gallery of readers’ models.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
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have you ever admired a model and wondered “how?”

Subscribe to FineScale Modeler and Learn How! When it comes to building models of aircraft, armor, ships, and even sci-fi and figures, nothing compares to FineScale Modeler — delivered right to your home. From start to finish, each issue includes clear instructions and step-bystep photos that show you how to better assemble, paint, and finish kits. You’ll also find: • How-to articles by experts.• Unbiased kit reviews and product news.• Valuable tips for every skill level.• Galleries from shows and readers.• Exclusive online content and helpful tips.• And much more! When you learn from the best, you save time and money by avoiding unnecessary steps and purchases. Your year of inspiration starts today! Subscribe Today! 2 WAYS TO ORDER: ONLINE: FineScale.com • CALL: 877-246-4847 Outside the United States and Canada, call 903-636-1125.…

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finescale modeler

Executive Editor Mark Savage Assistant Design Director Scott M. Krall EDITORIAL Senior Editor Aaron Skinner Digital Editor Elizabeth Nash Editorial Associate Monica Freitag ART & PRODUCTION Design Director Tom Danneman Graphic Designer Samantha Primuth Illustrator Kellie Jaeger Photographer William Zuback Production Coordinator Cindy Barder REGULAR CONTRIBUTING MODELERS Paul Boyer, Andy Cooper, Raúl Corral, Chris Cortez, Frank Cuden, Chuck Davis, Jonas Dahlberg, Walt Fink, Tom Foti, Phillip Gore, James Green, Ted Horn, Joe Hudson, Mark Karolus, Rick Lawler, Ulf Lundberg, Chris Oglesby, Bill Plunk, John Plzak, Darren Roberts, Chuck Sawyer, Mike Scharf, Cookie Sewell, Bob Steinbrunn, Karel Sutt, Matthew Walker, Jim Wechsler, Adam Wilder, Jim Zeske KALMBACH MEDIA Chief Executive Officer Dan Hickey Senior Vice President, Finance Christine Metcalf Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing Nicole McGuire Vice President, Content Stephen C. George Vice President, Operations Brian J. Schmidt Vice President, Human Resources Sarah A. Horner Senior Director, Advertising Sales and Events David…

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bulge stirs up childhood memories

We are onto a string of World War II anniversaries, from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Kursk last year, then D-Day’s 75th this past summer and now the Battle of the Bulge. Growing up in the late 1950s and 1960s such battles didn’t seem so far off. Nearly every adult male in my Indianapolis neighborhood was a veteran. One of my friends’ dad had what we’d now call PTSD. He drank. Herman, the man who lived diagonally across the street from us, had enlisted as a teen, lying about his age to join the Navy. My dad, who had been in training to be an Army medic, was quickly transferred into the infantry after the Battle of the Bulge. He was soon on a ship heading to Le Havre, France, as…

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off the sprue: as a kid, what was your dream job?

Editor Mark Savage msavage@Kalmbach.com Astronaut first, but that was in the days of Mercury. Then I discovered the Indy 500, so it was race driver (still is!). Must be something about speed and helmets. Lucky me, I took an open-wheel racing class once, write about cars for fun, and I’ve put a lot of miles on snowmobiles! Senior Editor Aaron Skinner askinner@FineScale.com Firefighter, astronaut, meteorologist, writer, marine biologist, and pilot, not necessarily in that order. Digital Editor Elizabeth Nash enash@FineScale.com What’s Laura Croft’s title? Spy? Ancient artifact acquirer? Professional butt-kicker? That’s what I wanted to be as a little girl. I like to think I’m some of those things now, but I’ll let you guess which ones. Editorial Associate Monica Freitag mfreitag@FineScale.com I was going to be an entertainer, a singer to be exact! I would sing and pretend on my parents’ patio that I…

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scale talk

Breaking the Fortnite addiction As a first-year teacher, I began looking for ways to open up the minds and begin communications with the students I teach at both the middle and high school level. It appears that as a middle-aged guy, I didn’t have much in common with the young boys. I had casually asked if anyone had ever built models before. I was shocked that most kids had never heard of models and didn’t appear interested. I asked them what they were most interested in these days. They said video games. Their favorite game was Fortnite. After seeing them play the game in our computer lab, I decided to see if I could get them interested in something more “hands-on” and creative. I began strategically placing copies of FineScale Modeler around my…

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q&a

Help for an Airfix Blenheim Q I am in the middle of building Airfix’s 1/48 scale Bristol Blenheim and am using Andy Keyes’ review (October 2019) as a reference. He mentions the fuselage assembly needing widening to accommodate the clear parts and says he used a “piece of tubing disguised as part of the cockpit structure to spread (the fuselage).” Would he please elaborate about how he went about doing this? I’m trying to remember that this is a “relaxing hobby.” Thanks! – Jim Sloan, Louisville, Ky A We forwarded Jim’s question to Andy, figuring he knew better what he did than we do: Thank you, I'm humbled that someone would use my review as a guide. I assembled the fuselage using clamps to make sure the cockpit floor was tight to both sides. This was…

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