Volume 7 – 2003

by Kozel   Having read the call on IPMS Stockholm’s site for new modelling articles, I thought I’ll give it a try. Here are the pictures of my Focke-Wulf project VII Flitzer. The Flitzer was a study for a single-seat, jet powered fighter with performance superior to that of the […]

Flitzer Flies!

The Dragon kit built with a few modifications model by Valter Turkalj edited by Anders Isaksson   The model I choose to model this tank because of its cool look and raw design. It shows the typically russian tank producing philosophy; fast, simple and powerful. Most people recognize me as […]

JS-2M ChkZ Russian Tank

Photos by Ricardo Dacoba Text by Martin Waligorski and Ricardo Dacoba   One of the more successful pre-war Luftwaffe trainer aircraft was Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz. The design was partly the work of a new chief designer at the Focke-Wulf factory – Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Tank. Tank was by then only […]

Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz in Detail

Building Italeri’s kit, part II: Weathering by Anders Isaksson   Continuing from part I of the article, I will now focus on the weathering techniques used on my Italeri LAV-AT. Weathering always leaves plenty of room for both creativity and artistic license, and as such is one of the most […]

LAV-AT Out Of the Box, Part II

Building Italeri’s kit, part I: Construction, painting and some other bits  by Anders Isaksson Background   I found myself looking a break from the usual projects and wanted to build a model out of the box, without the usual photoetched and resin accessories together with too many references. Also, I […]

LAV-AT Out Of the Box , Part 1

Text by Martin Waligorski Photos: US Navy   ”Photo Album” is a new-old article formula on these pages. Yes, we have tried it before once or twice, but never really got the concept off the ground. With new image sources available, I hope this time we’re capable of providing at […]

Deck Landing Incidents

model by Sven Örnberg text and photos by Martin Waligorski   The Duesenbergs were one the finest examples of America’s classic car era. This is the 1934 Duesenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton. When it came to exclusive, custom-built automobiles in the 1930s, it was hard to find anyone more talented than […]

1934 Duesenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton

model by Stefan Eriksson text and photos by Martin Waligorski   How about a F-86 Sabre in a nice civilian paint scheme? Stefan Eriksson from Uppsala picked one of the more colorful schemes for his quarter-scale model of this jet classic. The model actually depicts Canadair F-86 Sabre Mk 5. […]

Boeing’s Chase Sabre

Tech Tips by Fredrik Lundbeck   It was peculiar to the Eastern Front of the World War II that most military equipment had to be re-camouflaged for winter conditions. This is because prolonged periods with all-covering deep snow made any objects other than white clearly visible against the landscape. Both […]

Detergent Wash

Building Hobbycraft 1/48 Arado Ar 234 by Frank Spahr A little history Well, I’m no Experte, I do not possess a vast reference library, so I will cut my remarks short. The Arado 234 was a revolutionary airplane, the first operational twin-engine jet bomber. Its development was rather protracted, not […]

Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned!

Photo Album Text by Martin Waligorski Photos: US Naval Historical Center   Of all capital ships of the German Kriegsmarine, battleship Bismarck was the most famous one, despite (or maybe because of) having been lost on the first operational mission. Bismarck was built in Hamburg, Germany. It was the first […]


model by Toni Canfora text and photos by Martin Waligorski   The SdKfz 250 Leichte Schützenpanzerwagen resulted from the mid-1930s requirements of the German Army for a vehicle that could transport a Halbgruppe (4-5 men) on a motorized reconnaissance mission. The resulting vehicle was developed by Demag AG, based on […]

Sd.Kfz. 250/1 Neu

Classic Airframes’ 1/48 Fairey Battle Trainer by Sebastién Privat   The plane Designed as a day bomber carrying a 1,000lb load on 1,000 miles at 200 mph, the Battle first flew in 1936. It was a big single-engined plane, with a span of 17m for a length of 13 m, […]

A Basset Hound That Swallowed a Camel

by Tony Bell Having only recently attempted my first WWI aircraft model, I went through a learning experience in some new techniques. Rigging and and replicating varnished wood in particular required an approach that I haven’t tried before. This article describes shortly the technique I have read about and developed […]

The Look of Varnished Wood

AMT/ERTL 1/48 Lockheed ES-3A by Scott Nagle   The Aircraft The Lockheed ES-3A Shadow was the short-lived (1991-1999) electronic warfare and reconnaissance variant of the venerable S-3 Viking anti-submarine aircraft. It was developed in the 1980s to replace the retiring EA-3 ’Whale’ as the carrier-based electronic warfare and reconnaissance platform. […]

Shading the Shadow