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Construction

Porsche 924 Center Console

The first thing tackled was the main body. I quickly assembled a frame using ABS (a superb material, that will not crack or shatter when pulled over curved surfaces) which is available from EMA. with 80 thou Plasticard formers for rigidity. The ABS side panels were then attached one at a time and the whole assembly set aside to cure overnight. While this was happening I set about building the engines which were cut from various diameters of EMA tubing. The side engines were made up from two...

The Views Expressed Are Not Necessarily Those Of The Editor Letters May Be Edited For Publication

Be in a separate car motorbike magazine dedicated to that genre of modelling, but there's not a market for it is there All this, plus the advertising, amount's to lialf the publication of the mag What a rip off, in a nutshell, and in general, we are getting short changed.These magazines aren't cheap, costing 3.60, and rising all the time So it begs the question why am I, and many others of the same mind, paying 3.60 for a mag that is one quarter full of rubbish And the other quarter full of...

Painting And Ageing

I have been finishing my models the same way for the last fifteen years. This takes nothing away from some of the astounding finishing techniques available today. It's just the way I like to do things and really any modeller should always use the techniques that he or she is most comfortable with. 1 started by giving all the sub-assemblies a good solid coat of Automotive Matt Black (as I said, nothing astonishingly new here), the areas to remain black were then masked up. I then applied the...

Davidson

Top quality coverage of Harleys in military servicc from the earliest days, and right through World War 2 and beyond. Packed with rare photographs and detailed technical specifications. Hardback 192pp Over 200 cobur & blw photographs ISBN 978 0 7 0 3191 11 99 PANZERWRECKS 5, GERMAN ARMOUR 1944-45 LEE ARCHER. WILLIAM AUERBACH ISBN 978-905559401-4 vmw.panzerwrecks.com Volume five ol this fascinating series is now out, and once again we are treated to some gems of wrecked armour - a lunny thing...

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Painting The Storch

Fieseler Storch Cowling

Even though 1 chose the white-wash scheme for the review model, it would still require a dark green splinter scheme so the pattern would be partially visible beneath the white, but it need not be all that precise. I used Lifecolor paints to create the basic camo and they sprayed beautifully, thinned with Tamiya Acrylic thinner. Once the camouflage had O ** With all that glazing, you'd imagine that this kit will be the masking job from hell w Tamlya's extra wide masking tape came in very handy...

Cockpit

Next, up in the instructions comes the cockpit, and in the case of the Storch. it's an extremely narrow, tandem layout. With so much glazing, there's no way the interior can he skimped on, so the kit features a well appointed cabin, and. with one notable exception, it can be built box-stock for a highly pleasing result. The exception is the way the seat harnesses are provided in the form of decals. which, although very well printed, simply look too two-dimensional. It's an otherwise neat...

Some Points To Raise

I strongly feel that I should put pen to paper, or should I say finger to keyboard, so here goes. I have been buying Tamiya model magazine since day one, and have been modelling for 38+ years, but for the last few years it has been slowly losing its appeal to me, your magazine's cnarm I mean. I used to buy Tamiya modelling mags religiously, but not any more. It started to lose it when Model Airplane International was published, and then Model Military International came out, all published by...

Final Assembly And Finishing

The panel lines, side vent and light areas were painted using Humbrol satin hlack, and the lines then cleaned up using white spirit and a cotton bud during painting. The light lenses are superb, and once glued in place. 1 trimmed and fitted the light covers. Next came the windscreen, and after trimming, it was fixed in place with Microscale Kristal Klear and the decal representing the fixings was applied. 1 made the front lower aerofoil from plastic card as this was not supplied with the kit....

Under Close Obse

Construction begins on the Storch with the engine, which is superbly well detailed with individually moulded pairs of cylinder heads, reduction gearbox and a comprehensive exhaust system. Even if you choose to fix all the cowling panels in place, you'll still need to paint the engine as the pushrods will be visible through the intake, and other parts are partially visible through other apertures. I did think there was a mistake in the design of the engine however, because there seemed to be...

Info

Tho latest photo-etched sets, resin parts, figures and accessories to enhance your scale models At) ACETATE DIALS. CC, CAST CERAMIC (PLASTER , CMA CAST METAL ALLOY, CP. CHROMED PARTS, DT DRY TRANSFER (DECALS). EPS EXTRUDED PLASTIC SECTION, f FABRIC. IM INJECTION h MMA. MACHINED METAL ALLOY. MW METAL WIRE. MT METAL TUBING. NM NYLON MESH. PE PHOTO ETCH. PCM PRE-CUT MASKS. R. RESIN. SVT. SOFT VINYL TYRES (OR TUBING). SVF SOFT VI At) ACETATE DIALS. CC, CAST CERAMIC (PLASTER , CMA CAST METAL ALLOY,...

Photoetched Detail Sets

The latest batch of photo-etched goodies from this prolific Czech producer includes sets for aircraft, armour and naval subjects. As always the parts are very refined, offering some fabulous upgrades for your injection models, and are highly recommended byTMMI. Here's a selection of the latest 1 35 AFV M-4 half-track engine (35999) for Dragon kit M-2 half-track engine (39005) for Dragon kit LVT-2 Amtrack (39010) for Italeri kit LVT-2 Amtrack floor plate (39013) for Italeri kit LVT-2 Amtrack...

O Wing Assembly

The Fieseler Storch's amazing short take-off ability is due largely to its high aspect-ratio wings, and are therefore crucial to get right in the model. Tamiya have appreciated this fact too. and they are rendered with superbly subtle raised rib and access panel detail, and come with separately moulded leading edge slats, ailerons and llaps. To ensure a full level of detail, the hinges for the flaps and ailerons are moulded individually and are fitted prior to the wing halves being joined, with...

Bomber Units Of The Luftwaffe 19331945

Why Was America Involved World War

Henry L. de Zeng IV & Douglas G Stankey Two beautiful volumes providing exhaustive and highly detailed reference material on the organisation of Luftwaffe bomber units in World War 2. Each volume also has many photographs depicting bombers in unit markings with close-ups of the unit emblems and badges, many of which are in colour. COT A NEW BOOK IF YOU ARE A PUBLISHER WITH A NEW MODELLING RELATED TITLE TO PUBLICISE. WHY NOT SEND IN A COPY FOR REVIEW HERE JAGDGESCHWADER 300 'WILDE SAU' VOLUME...

Fieseier Fh56c Storch

Fiseler Storch Cockpit

Fuselage features realistic fabric texture and flaps can be modeled In both up ana down positions. Highly-detailed cockpit interior and AslO engine O Canopy sides molded together with fuselage halves Metal parts for wing spar and landing gear strut, extensive photo-etched parts set. and canopy masks are also included. Q Six figures included to depict Field Marshal Rommel, pilot, etc. 5 types of markings include aircraft that carried Rommel and Mussolini. Drop tank and skis also included.

Photoetched Machined Metal Detail Sets

Ww2 German Trenchcoats

Aber are the originator of super-complex armour detailing sets, and their latest releases have reached us at TMMI.The .30cal barrels and jackets are exquisite, and the detail packs forTamiya's 1 16 Panther are well worth getting.As always,Aber's products are highly refined and come with excellent instructions - buy and use with confidence 1 35 Set of two turned US ,30cal barrels for Browning M-1919 A4 35L-62 German StuK.40 L 48 7.5cm barrel with mid-model muzzle brake 35L-59 M i Jj i 'i I...

Message From The Editor

Gozanti Cruiser Model

The hobby show season is upon us once again, and so by the time you read this I will have returned in one piece hopefully from the biggest of them all, the annual Nuremberg Toy Fair. I've lost count ofliow many times I have visited this fair in southern Germany, but it must be at least ten trips, probably more. Upon arrival, apart from getting a slight'groundhog day' feeling where one day or in my case, year seems to merge into the next. I make straight towards the huge Tamiya booth, where all...

Scratchbuilt Gozanti Cruiser From Star Wars

The engines pods have been undercoated In metallics and joined to their stub-wings. The main hull of the ship sits in a base colour of metallic gunmetal and silver, and areas to stay black were masked beforehand. Communications dishes are seen unpalnted above, and in their base coat of sliver below right. tarnished the ship more, in her direction of travel. I used Post-it notes to create hard edged panel lines here and there. I also cut some more of those characteristic Star Wars notches', into...

Aircraft Kit Review

Fi156c Storch

The V8 Argus engine's block and one row The only extra detail added to the engine were ignition The engine's underside reveals the rows of pushrods, of cylinder heads are seen here. leads formed from copper wire, and their conduits. which are visible through the cowling aperture. TAMIYA 1 48 FIESELER FI156C STORCH ITEM N0.61100 The engine is tiny, as can be observed in these shots. Tamiya paints were used lor Its basic grey finish, with Vallejo Model Air acrylics being employed for the exhausts...

Car Kit Review

Porsche 911 Gulf Oil

PROFIL 24 1 24 PORSCHE K8 GULF KIT P24051 For the 1994 Le Mans race, the Kremer team raced the Porsche K8, with Gulf Oil sponsoring the car and Le Mans legend Derek Bell a previous winner in 1975 plus Robin Donovan and Jurgen Lassing driving. The end result of 6th overall was not quite as good as expected.

Aircraft

Drawing Fieseler Storch

TAMIYA 1 48 FIESELER FI156C STORCH ITEM N0.61100 To accurately replicate the delicate control surface hinges, each one is provided as a separate moulding. H mf V fl. These items are extremely 4 such as the mass balances The narrow grooves seen here on the wing halves' inner faces are for the metal wing spar. The narrow grooves seen here on the wing halves' inner faces are for the metal wing spar. 4 such as the mass balances wings simply slide over the metal wings spars, offering great...

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Model Factory Hiro

Jre I hit you work in a weU-vont ated room aerosols and solvents Original Artwork . Hfehard J. Caruana Below Fieseler Fi 156D-1 Storch, KN OJ, Tunisia, early 1941. RLM70.'71,'65 scheme with RLM23 Rot band around fin and rudder. White circles with red crosses in six positions Fieseler Fl 156A-1 Storch, 46-4, Condor Legion, Spain, late 1938. RLM7078 finish white rudder with black cross luselage markings are all black. White wingtips black circle with white cross see detail Is carried above the...

Part

Alex Kustov takes a kit of a classic Ferrari and adds a heap of own improvements, concluded next issue. This model is based on a great old Climax kit, and has a nicely cast and accurate resin body MFH improved on Climax's design , plus great multi-piece photo-etch and turned metal wire wheels, shod with soft rubber-like tyres that carry accurate and authentic tread detail and sidewall markings. An accurate and complete decal sheet made by Cartograf for two cars is provided, and the decal s are...

To My Newsagent

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U264

Hms Starling 350

The Mirage Hobby Company have produced a large range of mainlv Tvpe VII and Type IX U-boats in 1 400 scale which are superbly detailed and come as full-hull models. The only thing that needs replacing are the light AA guns plus the addition of some railings and vertical ladders. I first of all assembled the main hull and deck before I cut it down to a waterline using my motor tool, fitted with a disc saw. After cleaning up the sawn edges, the rest of the model was built. I replaced the two...

Conclusion

Porsche 930 Turbo Tamiya

If I am totally honest, this kit builds into a great looking model of a superb subject, but I was disappointed with the fit of some of the parts, lam used to Formula 1 resin kits of better quality, but this said, with a lot of test fitting it's well worth building as the results are worth all the effort. My sincere thanks to Steve Hemming for the help with the paint and Jon Winter for the reference pictures. Materials Resin, photo-etched metal, steel rod, vacuum-formed clear parts, waterslide...

Model Kit Porsche 911 Rasin

The White Ensign Models WEM kit is everything you'd expect from this company - it wreaks of top quality. The castings in resin and white metal are superb, requiring hardly any clean-up. It goes without saying the level of detail cast into the parts is amazing. The hull is split lengthways, giving you a choice of waterline or full hull configuration. An extensive photo-etched PE brass sheet is supplied along with an excellent instruction manual. The PE sheet supplies you with enough spare parts...

Wheels And Tyres

Oh dear, this is the poor part of this kit I looked long and hard for O The decals are printed by Dexter Models and conform well using Oaco setting solutions. Resin is the material of choice from Profil 24 tor the Interior components. These parts were simply cleaned up and painted using the instructions as a guide with further details picked out from reference images. The Profil 24 kit carries the lines of the 1994 Le Mans racer well. The real car Is still in existence and was shown at the...

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Staghound Bronco

PE7246 1 72 HP HALIFAX BOMB BAY DETAILS Designed specifically for the Matchbox Revell kit of the fabulous Halifax please. Trumpeter, can we have one in 1 48 , this large fret of photo-etched brass carries a mass of structural components to completely revamp the bomb bay area of this ageing but sound kit. Extensive instructions are supplied showing where everything goes, but experience with PE will be required as the parts are delicate and manifold. MN www.accurote-ormour.com 1 35 AFV CONVERSION...

Corvette C6r Psi Ffsa Gt 2007 Decals

Decals Porsche Gt2 993

A new name to TMMI this month with Francorchamps Mini Models. Catering for the Corvette C6R in 1 25 , scale which is available from Revell in plastic kit form, this decal sheet makes a nice change from the usual yellow works livery and gives you all needed to build the car raced in the 2007 FFSA GT series by PSI. The sheet is nicely printed and gives all the light blue and white elements of the colour scheme, needing the bodywork to be simply painted dark blueJW www.historexagenls.com SEAT BELT...

Donors Urgently Required

Porsche 964 Dashboard Diagram

These are some of the kits used by the author when sourcing interesting looking components to create the surface detail of the Gozanti Cruiser. The exact same process took place many years ago when the creative geniuses at ILM made the original Star Wars models - and probably with the same kits Once detailing was complete, it was time to test fit all the finished subassemblies prior to paint. This is a critical point in any scratchbuild, because if it doesn't fit the only person to blame is...

Now It Was Time To Age The Model

Gozanti Cruiser

Ageing metallics is a tricky affair or can be if you use some of the more sensitive finishes available, it can also be difficult to get paint to adhere to metallic surfaces. I've sort of solved this by using tinted varnishes. Varnish is thinned for the airbrush and then tinted O Like so many Star Wars, the Gozanti Cruiser is a lumbering beast that has seen plenty of interstellar action - and that's what gives it its charm Like so many Star Wars, the Gozanti Cruiser is a lumbering beast that has...

Sculpting A Galaxy Inside The Star Wars Model Shop

LORNE PETERSON, PREFACE BY GEORGE LUCAS, FOREWARD BY RICK MCCALLUM,AFTERWORD BY PHILTIPPETT INSIGHT EDITIONS ISBN 1-933784-03-2 www.insighteditions.com With Gary Welsh's spectacular Gozanti Cruiser in this issue plus the inclusion of a 'retro-preview' of Fine Molds' beautiful 1 72 TIE Fighter kit, it's entirely appropriate that we take a look at this stunning new book by Lome Peterson, from US publisher Insight Editions.The newer Star Wars movies make extensive use of CGI visuals of course, but...

Gulf Porsche K8 Model

Porsche Gulf

The kit comes well packed in the box with a photo of the finished model on the front. Inside there are various cast resin parts including the body, chassis, rear wing elements and wheels. There are also turned aluminium wheel outer rims, two photo-etched sheets, vacuum-formed screen and light covers, synthetic rubber tyres and a nice looking decal sheet. A nice touch is the sheet of photos of the completed model to complement the instructions. O PROFIL 24 1 24 PORSCHE K8 GULF KIT P24051 Zero...

L Lets Discuss The Importance Of Good Lighting Over Your Modelling Desk

Hho Dry Cell System

If you take your modelling seriously and want to look after your eyes too, you should consider investing in a professional quality lighting system It's very important to light your modelling area properly, as much as to get the best possible results from your modelling projects, as it is to avoid straining your eyes from an inadequate light source. There are many types of light available, Irom inexpensive positionable work lights from hardware stores or Ikea , hobby lamps, or. if your budget...