Volume 6 – 2002

Revell Fw 190D-11 receives full detailing treatment  By Ricardo Dacoba   Here is my 1/48 model of Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11. This was one of these projects where I decided to go full length in building an accurate miniature of the real aircraft. History Service introduction of the Messerschmitt Me 262 […]

Improved Beyond Recognition!

by Omami Omami is a Japanese modeller and webmaster of the J-Model Works site. For publication in IPMS Stockholm magazine the original article from Omami’s site has been expanded and refined (Ed.)   Replicating elements of nature in miniature is one of the more tricky aspects of modelling, requiring not […]

Realistic Sea Bases

Mastering the Art of Fine Detail  By Marek Barbaszynski   This is my Spitfire Mk. XVI in the markings of The Polish No. 308 (City of Cracow) Squadron. The 1/48 model has been built from the ICM kit with resin engine and a good deal of other additions and modifications. […]

Spitfire Mk. XVI

by Frank Spahr with color analysis input by Martin Waligorski   Long-time readers of this magazine will perhaps recall that our contributor Dr. Frank Spahr works as a dentist. This story makes another most unusual connection between his work and the modelling hobby (Ed.) I have no idea how the […]

Luftwaffe Bomber Camouflage – Live

Scale Modelworld is the current name of what has once been called IPMS UK Nationals. It is arguably the World’s biggest event aimed solely at scale model builders. This year’s event took place on the weekend of 9–10 November 2002 in Telford, UK. In addition to the last month’s report […]

Scale Modelworld 2002 Highlights, contd.

by Magnus Fridsell   This article is a photo extract from the full story in Swedish, provided here for the benefit of our English-reading visitors. The original article by Magnus Fridsell is available here: Fem vikingar i västerled – Reportage from Scale Modelworld 2002 (Ed.) Scale Modelworld Scale Modelworld is […]

Scale Modelworld 2002 Highlights

Magnus Fridsell   Sedan 1994 har vi varit en växande liten grupp av skåningar som åkt till England för det som från början hette IPMS UK Nationals, numera Scale Modelworld. Det har blivit en trevlig hösttradition, trots att kanske England inte är det idealiska semesterlandet vid den årstiden! Efter ett […]

Fem vikingar i västerled!

by Tomasz Gronczewski   P-51B-15-NA flown by John F. Thornell, Jr (17.25 victories) The man … John F. Thornell was a leading ace of famous 352nd FG ”Bluenosers”. Toprnell was an ”early” ace of the 8th Air Force. After a finished combat tour in Europe he returned to the States […]

John F. Thornell and his P-51B Mustang

German Field Kitchen Vignette Model by Bengt-E Johansson Text and photos by Martin Waligorski   Sometimes the best idea is the simplest one. Check this small field kitchen scene by Bengt-E Johansson. So straightforward means, so telling! Different, yet familiar. A recipe for an outstanding vignette! What is even more […]

Guten Apetit!

Tarawa 1943 vignette by Andreas Herbst Model by Andreas Herbst Text and photos by Martin Waligorski   A Bit of History In November 1943 the 2nd US Marines Division landed on a small Beto island in the Tarawa atoll in the Pacific. The island, only a few square kilometers large, […]

A Foothold on Red Beach 2

P-47D of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force by E. Alfonso Velasco Jr   Mexico declared war on the Axis powers after the sinking of two Mexican oil-tankers (Potrero de Llano and Faja de Oro) by German U-boats in May, 1942. The USA and Mexico had had an agreement in place […]

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