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Aircraft Reference Articles
F4U2 Corsair Night Fighter A brief history of the first radar-equipped US Navy Night Fighter.
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage Part One A detailed look at the camouflage of the last remaining late-war Bf 109 in original Luftwaffe camouflage. Part One includes a detailed table referencing FS numbers, plus 10 photos to help further explain the text
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage 23 thumbnailed photos of Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 WNr. 163824plus related sites and a list of references.
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage Part Two David Brown's commentary on the evolution
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage The grey camouflage scheme of Charlie Swank's fascinating colour photograph of a Fw 190A-8 force landed at St Trond is analysed.
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage A model-paint cross reference guide to complement earlier installments if "Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage"
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage Overall RLM 76 Light Blue Bf 109G-10s of
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage Seven fighter profiles by Chris Royston
Late War Luftwaffe Fighter Camouflage RLM Colour Approximations
Monogram Errata Corrections and additions to two important Monogram
Photographing Your Models Part One Some hints and tips for taking photos of your models without the need for a professional studio.
Photographing Your Models Part Two Robert Pounds provides a more detailed look at the subject of model photography.
Photographing Your Models Part Four Martin Roberts-Shakley continues this series by
Photographing Jeffery S. Harrison describes tools and techniques of model photography
your Models
Part Four
Natural Metal Finishes John Kerr conducts a brief "how-to" session describing his
Painting 1/72 Aircraft Lee Rouse gives some tips on painting teeny-weeny aeroplanes!
Night Hunters of the Jagdwaffe Pt. 1 - Do 217 Three of Charlie Swank's original photographs provide a glimpse at one of the Luftwaffe's overlooked workhorses.
Night Hunters of the Jagdwaffe Pt. 2 - He 219 We explore the camouflage of Germany's best night-fighter via Charlie Swank's original wartime photos and Chris Wauchop's 1/48 scale Tamiya model.
Holding Parts for Airbrushing John Kerr shares some tips for using simple, inexpensive and commonly available household items as aids for airbrushing.
Making a Paint Filter Chris Beaumont explains how to build a simple paint filter at no cost!
Bf 109G-12 Charlie Swank's reference photo is supported by Floyd Werner's Falcon vacform conversion in 1/48 scale.
Macchi MB326 in RAAF Service Part One Darren Mottram's impressive and exhaustive photo essay of the colours and markings of 76 Sqn Macchis. Includes 45 images (!)
Macchi MB326 in RAAF Service Part Two The cockpit and seats of RAAF Macchis are
Macchi MB326 in RAAF Service Part Three The exterior is examined via a 7 page photo
Late-War Bf 109G/K in Detail Part One Part One contains ten captioned photographs that describe the nature of the refined bulge of late war Bf 109s
Late-War Bf 109G/K in Detail Part Two cowl bulges. Includes six images from David
Late-War Bf 109G/K in Detail Part Three David Lake explores the airframe of the Dayton Bf 109G-10 in 15 captioned photographs.
Do 335 "Pfeil" This Reference and Modelling Feature
US Navy Aircraft Designations Part One Stephane Wrobel describes the methods
US Navy Aircraft Designations Part Two US Navy designations from 1962 to the
P-51D Mustangs of George Preddy A history of one of the USAAF's highest-
Ki-46 "Dinah" 23 museum photos by Darren Mottram are
Late-War Bf 109s of the Axis Allies Part One - Croatia A brief description of Croatian use of the Bf
Fw 190 Part One - Wurger Genesis John Beaman describes the different
PZL P.24 Lukasz Kedzierski describes this pre-war
Beaufort in RAAF Service Part One This two page article contains an original wartime photo, a photo feature on Chris
Mosquito FB VI Chris Wauchop's Tamiya Mosquito in 1/48
Scale Calculator Frank Crenshaw's helpful electronic tool
Mosquito Reference Photos Part One Part One of Norman Graf's photo collection
Mosquito Reference Photos Part Two Part Two of Norman Graf's photo collection
Mosquito Reference Photos part Three Part Three takes a detailed look at the R-R
Ju 52 Norman Graf's photo collection.
Postcard from Bosnia Floyd Werner on UN duties in Bosnia
Me 163 Steve Hawley's walkaround photos are
Modeling on the Run Floyd Werner provides some helpful hints
JG 1 "Oesau" Tom Tullis describes the colorful cowls of JG1
Me 262 In Detail Charles Hugo presents almost 60 captioned
Building Vacform Models Part One  -  The Basics Getting started with vacform modelling. Tools and
Wish List Results Results compiled from HyperScale's inaugural
Building Dioramas Part One Some ideas for building dioramas by Helmut
Building Dioramas Part Two Some more ideas for building dioramas by Helmut
Building Dioramas Part Three Latoschinski. Part Three describes a blast pen
Building Dioramas Part Four Some more ideas for building dioramas by Helmut
Building Dioramas Part Seven Water surface dioramas by Helmut Latoschinski
Beaufighter in Detail 44 walkaround photos covering several restored
Pre-Shading Russell Fields illustrated suggestions for a few
Meteor in Detail 25 captioned detail photos from Paul Gloster 
Fw 190 Cockpit in Detail Norman Graf's detailed cockpit photos featuring 
TBM-3E Avenger in Detail Cal Cochran explores the Avenger in 52 detail
Swordfish in Detail Charlie Hugo's detail photos 
Vinyl Masks John Kerr examines a recent revolution in model
Typhoon Mods Stephen Fochuk introduces some wartime 
Coffee Table Display Table Christiaan O'Dea supplies an idea and plans for a 
Scratchbuilding Russ Field's article outlines techniques to build
Post-Shading With Oil Paints Russ Field's "how-to" article looking at an
Post-Shading With Chalk Pastels Russ Field's "how-to" article looking at another
Alclad II Some examples of using the re-born metallizing
Painting Aircraft Stencils Using Masks Painting Luftwaffe outlined ID numbers using
Grumman F3F-2 14 Reference Images by Scott Brown
Millenium Jet 7 Reference Images by Gary Fairfull
F/A-18 Cockpit in Detail 26 Reference Images by Nick Kiriokos
Tornado and Nimrod 12 Reference Images by Graham Causer
RAAF Hawk 127LIF Part One 11 Images and a description of the colours and markings of Australia's forthcoming jet trainer.
RAAF Hawk 127LIF Part Two 19 Images and a description of the colours and markings of Australia's forthcoming jet trainer.
RAAF Hawk 127LIF Part Three 20 Images and a description of the colours and markings of Australia's forthcoming jet trainer.
RAAF Hawk 127LIF Part Four Over 30 Images and a description of the colours and markings of Australia's new Lead-In Fighter in Operational Service.
RAAF Hawk 127LIF Part Five Motty's detailed walkaround of Australia's new Lead-In Fighter
How to Apply Foil to an Aircraft Model Bucky Sheftall's "How To" article on applying foil to Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-84 Thunderjet
DeHavilland Beaver in Detail 18 Detail photos of the DeHavilland Beaver by Geoff McDonell
CF-100 Detail photos of the CF-100 by Geoff McDonell
Bf 109G-6 Cockpit in Detail Norman Graf's Bf 109G-6 cockpit and instrument walkaround featuring active image maps.
Avia S92 Close Up Norman Graf's walkaround of this Czech-built Me 262
In-Flight Photos Caz Dalton shares his secrets
How to Make a MiG Fly Floris Lok shares his secrets
Argentinean Skyhawk Josť Teixidů describes the Skyhawk in Argentinian Service and during the Falklands War
Carrier Air Wing  Nine - A Modeller's Perspective Rodger Kelly's examination of the aircraft of the USS John C. Stennis.
Sutton Harness Use in P-40s Gary Byk provides a photo and discussion about Sutton Harnesses in RAF and RAAF Kittyhawks.
Tiger Moth Flight The Editor relates his experience on a Tiger Moth scenic flight.
British Aircraft Serials 1912 - present Steve Murray's detailed examination of British serial numbers.
Do 335 Camouflage Michael Ullmann's detailed examination of the Dornier Do 335s likely camouflage finishes
Weathering Model AIrcraft Dave Aungnst's hints and tips
P-39 Variants Michael Satin describes the variations between P-39 marques with a concise table.
P-40E Close-Up Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Mosquito NF.30 Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Bristol Bolingbroke Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Bell 47G Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
CL-215/415 Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Canso (PBY-5A) Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Sopwith Triplane Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Tiger Moth Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
CL-41 Tutor Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
CT-33 Silver Star Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Seafire XV Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Banshee Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Chipmunk Geoff McDonell's Reference Photos
Kiowa Retirement Scheme Gary Fairfull photographs his own design on a CAF Kiowa.
Fixing CE's Replacement B-25 Cowls Don Fenton's illustrated tips for construction
B-25 Close-Up Peter Hartup's detail photographs of an Australian Mitchell
Spitfire Seat Close-Up Graham Green's photos of an original Spitfire seat.
Martin Drewes Capt. Marcus Borges' profile of the famous Luftwaffe Night Fighter pilot.
S-199 Norman Graf's Walkaround
CS-199 Norman Graf's Walkaround
Bf 109G-6 W.Nr. 160756 GaŽl ElegoŽt's artwork and explanation of an unusually painted Bf 109.
416 Sqn CAF 60th Anniversary Jet CF-18 in a special scheme.
Foliage Green - a Brief Discussion Gary Byk and Peter Malone discuss the nature of this elusive Australian camouflage colour.
Tails of CVW-14 Rodger Kelly presents a comprehensive study of tail markings of CVW-14 today.
Creating Custom Decals Dave Aungst's new Reference Article
CF-18 410 Sqn Special Markings Steve Sauve's Reference Picture
Reverse Mottling Technique "How To" article by Helmut Latoschinski
Japanese Bomb Colours by Bryan Wilburn
B-24M in Detail 32 Photos of an RAAF Liberator under restoration by Brett Green
A-4 Aggressor Schemes Dave Aungst's artwork and descriptions of some colourful camouflage schemes.
Future Techniques for using Future by Anthony Manzoli and Taratom
EA-6B Prowler Building Reference for Monogram's 1/48 scale Prowler by Jim Rotramel
A-10A JAWS Color Schemes Pt. 1 Dana Bell's article on the "spotty" scheme worn by several early A-10As.
A-10A JAWS Color Schemes Pt. 2 Focusing on the spotty schemes applied to A-10A 75-258 and 75-260
A-10A JAWS Color Schemes Pt. 3 Focusing on the spotty schemes applied to A-10A 75-259
The Aircraft of Carrier Air Wing FIVE Part One - F-14A Tomcat Brett Green's photo-essay of an F-14A Tomcat of VF 154 Black Knights.
Griffon Spitfire Engine Cam Cover Two photos by Graham Green
Ex-RAAF Mirages in Pakistan Air Force Service Four photos and description by Mustafa Aziz
Fw 190D-9 Open Wide Photos of the Jumo 213 A powerplant of the US Air Force Museum's Dora 9
Spitfire IXc in 1/48 Scale Compared Bruce Archer compares ICM, Ocidental and Hasegawa
Ju 388 Close Up Charles Silverlight's photo essay
H-60F9 Brown Ryle's Reference pics
Argentine A-4C Colors and Markings Jorge Figari's Reference Article
Canadian Hawk CT-155 Chris Adelong's reference photos.
The Quest for an Air Compressor Glenn Irvine builds his own specialised airbrush compressor.
Emblems of JG 26 Emblems of this famous German Fighter Wing by William Marshall
Emblems of JG 54 Emblems of this famous German Fighter Wing by William Marshall
Emblems of the Jagdgeschwader Emblems of the German Fighter Wings by William Marshall
Emblems of the Stukageschwader Emblems of the German Dive Bomber Wings by William Marshall
Camden Airshow 2001 Display highlights of the 2001 Camden Airshow
Virtual Airbrush Tom Tullis describes the steps he used to create an aircraft illustration on his computer.
F/A-18A "Fighting Omars" John Ellinson's photo essay
A-10A Thunderbolt II on the Flightline John Ellinson's photo essay
Masking Canopies by Dave Aungst
B-29 in Korea by Ted Kalogeris
Lysander Exposed Airframe close-up by Barney Dunlevy
Meteor FR.9 Steve Murray's detail photos
F/A-18F Robert Macaraeg's Walkaround photos
"Airspray" Sabre Target towing Sabre in Canada photographed by Robert Pionteck
WishList 2002 Aircraft Model Survey Results Most Wanted Kits, Favourite Kits and Favourite Manufacturers.
WishList 2002 Military Model Survey Results Most Wanted Kits, Favourite Kits and Favourite Manufacturers.
Working with Vacform Canopies "How To" article by Rex Barker
Aircraft of the Turkish Air Force Part One F-86 Sabre profile by Kedi Acikgoz
PZL P.37 Los History and a modelling project from Lukasz Kedzierski.
Attaching Ordnance David Aungst's tips on how to securely attach drop tanks, bombs and other weapons.
Mogadishu MiGs Mick Toal's photos of abandoned MiGs around Somalia airport 1992/94.
Somali Hunters Mick Toal's photos of abandoned Hunters in Somalia during 1993.
Tomcat Over Fallon CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts' images of a F-14B Upgrade over Fallon Nevada.
Grumman Guardian Walkaround by Fotios Rouch
Douglas Skyknight Walkaround by Fotios Rouch
Martin Mauler Walkaround by Fotios Rouch
Grumman E-1B Tracer Walkaround by Fotios Rouch
Buchon Walkaround A close-up view of a Buchon finished as a Messerschmitt Bf 109G. Slide show by Norman Graf.
HyperScale January 2002 Statistics Usage Statistics for the entire site.
Operation Enduring Freedom Images from Carriers and Aircraft by CM2 Michael Cortez.
The Tigers of VMC 13 In The Air and In Detail CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo essay of Fallon-based F-5 Adversary aircraft.
F-14 High-Viz Camouflage - Airborne CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of aircraft "103" in the new, Hi-Viz "Jolly Rogers" markings.
F-14B Weathering Close-Up CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo essay of the weathering on F-14B "112"
F-14B Refuelling CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of VF-111 F-14Bs being refuelled by RAAF tankers.
F-14B On Watch CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of an F-14B en route to and over Afghanistan
F-14B En Route CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of an F-14B in the new colour scheme of VF-103
F-14B Atlantic Sunset CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of an F-14B off the coast of Morocco at sunset
F-14B 113 Over Water CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of an F-14B
F/A-18C On Operations CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo of an F/A-18C over Afghanistan
F/A-18C Over Morocco CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo of an F/A-18C over Morocco
F/A-18C - Fill 'er Up! CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo of an F/A-18C being refuelled by an S-3 Viking
Tomcat Trio CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo of three F-14B Tomcats on operations
Prowler Over Kosovo CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo of an EA-6B Prowler in flight over Kosovo
Trick or Treat CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts spends Halloween with the MiG-21s of Croatian 21 and 22 Squadron. Includes a self-portrait flying the MiG-21bis
Viking's Eye View CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts shows a view of the USS George Washington from a Viking on final approach.
Tomcat Over Turkey CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo of a VF-103 Tomcat
Tomcats and Hornets Over the Mediterranean CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photo
CVW-17 Christmas Nose and Tail Art CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of CVW-17 getting into the festive season!
Tomcat Flyoff CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts photos of VF-111 Tomcats en route to NAS Oceana
Jolly Rogers 60th Anniversary Scheme CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts' four photos of the 60th Anniversary commemorative scheme for the Jolly Rogers on F-14B Tomcat 103 from VF-103.
F-111 in Detail
Part One - Intakes
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Two - Nozzles
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Three - Wings
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Four - Landing Gear
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Five - Antennas
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Six - Cockpits
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Eight - Weapons Loads
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Nine - ECM Pods
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F-111 in Detail
Part Seven - Weapons Bay
Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of the F-111.
F9F-8/8P Cougar Fotios Rouch's Reference Photos from Pima Museum..
Heinkel He 219 Cockpit Under Restoration Jim Rotramel's close-up examination of NASM's He 219 cockpit.
P-40E Warhawk in China Alan Griffith presents four photographs of a fascinating Warhawk.
F-105D Cockpit Fotios Rouch's Reference Photos
F-105D Airframe Details Fotios Rouch's Reference Photos
F-105 Close Up Frank Mitchell and Mark Young's Reference Photos
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Four original colour profiles by Thierry Dekker
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14s of JG 4 Two original colour profiles by Thierry Dekker
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-7/8/9 Five original colour profiles by Thierry Dekker
A-4 Skyhawks Two original colour profiles by Thierry Dekker
A-7 Corsairs Four original colour profiles by Thierry Dekker
F-4B Phantom II One original colour profile by Thierry Dekker
Heinkel He 162A Two original colour profiles by Thierry Dekker
Savoia-Marchetti SM 79 Two original colour profiles by Thierry Dekker
Canberra T.4 Cockpit Crawlaround Seven images by Brett Green
Mk. 82 500lb Bomb 14 images and captions by Dave Roof
Using Parafilm-M Dave Aungst describes the use of this masking medium.
Me 262 Walkaround Norman Graf's detailed examination of four museum Me 262s using dozens of photographs.
RA-5C Airframe Details Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 44 images.
T-2C Buckeye Details Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 44 images.
YEA-3A Skywarrior Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 49 images.
P-63E King Cobra Airframe Details Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 39 images.
F-15E Strike Eagle Airframe Details Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 41 images.
A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk Airframe Details Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 25 images.
A-1G Skyaider Airframe Details Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 26 images.
MH-53J Pavelow III Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with more than 80 images.
Martin B-57E Fotios Rouch's detailed walkaround with 30 images.
X-3 Details Garfield Ingram's detailed walkaround with 35 images.
Cunningham's Fifth Victim Cookie Sewell's account of the events and personalities involved in the 10 May 1972 shootdown by "Showtime 100"
Techniques for Attaching Wings Floyd Werner's tips for how to get a perfect join at the wing root without filler.
Fw 190A-8 Tom Tullis' artwork of Hans Dortemann's mount while serving with III./JG 54
Painting Bases for Aircraft and Vehicle Models Brett Green's suggestions for painting scenic resin bases.
F4U-5N Corsair Floyd Werner's Reference Gallery with three images of a "Soccer War" F4U-5N Corsair from Honduras.
USS Essex and the Aircraft of AVG-83 Part One - History History, images and a video of USS Essex by Mark Beckwith
USS Essex and the Aircraft of AVG-83 Part Two Hellcat History and model by Mark Beckwith
USS Essex and the Aircraft of AVG-83 Part Three - Corsair History and model by Mark Beckwith
USS Essex and the Aircraft of AVG-83 Part Four - Avenger History and model by Mark Beckwith
USS Essex and the Aircraft of AVG-83 Part Five  - Helldiver History and model by Mark Beckwith
F-15 vs. Su-27? A myth exploded by Murph
P-40K Artwork by Tom Tullis
P-40N-20 Artwork by Tom Tullis
Messerschmitt P.1106/154 Artwork by Tom Tullis
Mustang III Artwork by Thierry Dekker
Dornier Do 217E Artwork by Thierry Dekker
Me 262 Artwork by Thierry Dekker
USAAF Spitfires Artwork by Thierry Dekker
RAAF Spitfire Artwork by Thierry Dekker
Boomerang Artwork by Thierry Dekker
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 Colour Alternatives Artwork by Thierry Dekker
Arado Ar 234 including Close-Ups Artwork by Thierry Dekker
P-47D Thunderbolts Two profiles of Gabreski's P-47s by Thierry Dekker
P-47D Thunderbolt A P-47profile with three close-up images by Thierry Dekker
P-47D Thunderbolt Wallpaper A P-47D profile, ready to use as PC wallpaper, from Thierry Dekker
A6M5 Type 52 Zero Thierry Dekker presents an image ready to use as wallpaper on your PC.
Ki-44 Thierry Dekker presents an image ready to use as wallpaper on your PC.
Fw 190A-8/R2 Thierry Dekker presents an image ready to use as wallpaper on your PC.
Correcting Hasegawa's 1/48 Spitfire VIII & IX Kits by Francis Gallemi
A-4M Conversion Notes by David W. Aungst
A-4M Decals Reference by David W. Aungst
A Visit to Chino A short Travelogue by Brett Green
A Visit to the USS Intredpid  Part One A short Travelogue by Brett Green
A Visit to the USS Intredpid and Ground Zero in New York Part Two A short Travelogue by Brett Green
A Visit to Tamiya America A short Travelogue by Brett Green
On the Road to the Past A short Travelogue by Brett Green
Postcard from the IPMS Nationals
Part One
Brett Green's impressions of the first day of the 2002 IPMS USA National Convention
Postcard from the IPMS Nationals
Part Two
Brett Green's impressions of the second day of the 2002 IPMS USA National Convention
Postcard from the IPMS Nationals
Part Three
Brett Green's impressions of the third day of the 2002 IPMS USA National Convention
Postcard from the IPMS Nationals
Part Four
Brett Green's impressions of the final day of the 2002 IPMS USA National Convention
People at the 2002 IPMS Nationals Brett Green's images of some of the attendees at the 2002 IPMS USA National Convention
Models at the 2002 IPMS Nationals Dave Aungst's images of 119 the models at the 2002 IPMS USA National Convention
A Visit to Meteor Productions Brett Green visits Meteor Productions
Singapore Skyhawks Mike Yeo from Horizon ModelTech describes the history and variants of Singaporean Skyhawks.
The Toxicology of Modeling Frank Mitchell analyses the risks and prevention measures for modellers.
Embossing Rogerio "Rato" Marczak describes a technique to provide an alternative to photo-etched parts.
How Good was the Ki-84? Andrew Johnson's comparison and analysis of the Ki-84's performance against contemporary fighters
F/A-18E Airframe Details Close-Up Dan Farnham's photos of the new Super Hornet
A-7P Corsair II - Conversion Notes and Reference Jose Herculano's reference notes, photos and review of the CE A-7A/B conversion in 1/48 scale
F-8E Crusader Correction Notes Jose Herculano's correction notes and photos for fixing some of the quirks of Hasegawa's new 1/48 kit.
X-35 Lockheed Martin Model details Jim Barr's Reference Article using the L:ockheed Martin factory models of the X-35A and X-35B to demonstrate the current state of the project.
AV-8B Harrier Plus Close Up Dave Aungst's seven Reference pictures.
Junkers Ju 188A Robert Bracken's Reference Photo
Arado Ar 234 Cockpit Photo by Brian Silcox
Arado Ar 234 Camouflage and Markings Reference photos by Phil Evans
An Introduction to Aluminum Powders,
Alclad, Aluminum Primers and Paints
on US Military Aircraft 1924-1944
Dana Bell's Aviation Color Primer
Fairey Firefly Single Seater An illustrated fictional scenario by Charles Knell
Digital Colour Charts William Marshall's resource for standard digital camouflage colours
Fw 200 Condor on Rhodes William Marshall's original photo and artwork of a Condor in an interesting finish!
Spitfire Mk. IX Colors Colors of the actuator door from a well-known Spitfire
P-40L Warhawk Thierry Dekker's artwork for the forthcoming AMtech P-40F/L kit box top.
Junkers Ju 88S-3 Thierry Dekker's artwork for the forthcoming AMtech kit box top.
Raiden Thierry Dekker's "wallpaper" artwork
P-40E Kittyhawk Mk. IA Mick Toal's short Walkaround
Mirage IIIS Part One Information and four profiles of the Swiss Mirage by Richard Maher
Swiss Mirage Part Two Information and four profiles of the Swiss Mirage by Richard Maher. Focuses on the post-upgrade Swiss Mirages.
Miles Magister on the Ground and in the Air Detail photos by Osvaldo Viggiani
Postcard from Abe Lincoln - F/A-18E One photograph of a VFA-115 Super Hornet on board USS Abraham Lincoln
Santa Splat - S-3B Viking of VS-38 LCDR Duke Dietz's photos of a festive Viking on board the USS Constellation.
Joe Foss - In Memorium Tom Tullis' profiles of Joe Foss' Wildcats, and a photo of both at a print signing.
Stormbird Rising - An Me 262 Takes to the Air Part One Jim Goodall's photo record of the new Me 262B's first flight
Stormbird Rising - Me 262 in the Repair Shop Jim Goodall's photo record of the new Me 262B's under repair after its recent landing misadventures
Stormbird Rising - An Me 262 Takes to the Air Part Two Jim Goodall's photo record of the new Me 262B's first flight
Fire Trail Brett Green's short travelogue of the bushfires in Australia
HMAS Otway Seven images of Australia's landlocked submarine.
F/A-18F Super Hornet - Fast Eagle 110 Two images of a VFA-41 Super Hornet in flight by Fuji Ramos.
F/A-18F Super Hornet - Fleet Replacement One image of a VFA-122 Super Hornet in flight by Fuji Ramos.
F/A-18 Hornets of VF-106 Three images of VF-106 Hornets in flight by Fuji Ramos.
Glacier Girl - Inaugural Flight of a Restored P-38F 37 photos and a description by Mike Horrell
Messed-Up Mustang? You be the Judge Paul Boyer comments on the accuracy of the new 1/24 scale Trumpeter Mustang
F-8A (F8U-1) Crusader Nose and Front Undercarriage Details Nine Reference images from Fotios Rouch
A History of Scale Modeling (As I Recall It) Personal recollections and observations by John Loughman
Updating Your S-3 Viking
Part One
S-3A, S-3B (Baseline),
GPS Mod & "ASW-Deconfigured" S-3B
LTCDR Bill Suggs illustrated description of the changes required to AMT/ERTL/Italeri's S-3 Viking.
S-3B Viking - In the Driver's Seat Jose "Fuji" Ramos' two photos from the cockpit of two S-3Bs.
VF_31 Tomcatters Jose "Fuji" Ramos' photo of two F-14s from VF-31 Tomcatters in flight
VF_31 Tomcatters CAG Bird Jose "Fuji" Ramos' photo of the VF-31 CAG aircraft during 1999
AIM 9L/M Seeker Head Color Dave Roof's six images of AIM seeker head colours
Grumman Martlet Mk.I Phil Evans' four wartime photos of a very interesting Martlet Mk.I
B-29 Superfortress in detail Part One Randy Wallace's 53 photos
B-29 Superfortress in detail Part Two Randy Wallace's 53 photos
U-2S Dragon Lady Part One Reference Walkaround by David W. Aungst with 95 captioned images and support information.
U-2S Dragon Lady Part Two Reference Walkaround by David W. Aungst with 95 captioned images and support information.
F-104 Seat in Detail Nick Kiriokos' seven images of a late Starfighter's C-2 ejection seat.
Post-Shading Panel Lines Jamie Haggo describes a weathering technique for model aircraft.
B-2 at Diego Garcia Four contemporary reference photos from Glen Senkowski
Hints and Tips from the Plane Talking Discussion Group Tom Teliczan compiles a 115 page document with various hints, tips and answers to some commonly asked questions from HyperScale's popular Plane Talking discussion group.
CA-12 Boomerang Cockpit, Engine and Fuselage Details Brett Green's 28 reference photos.
RAAF Mustang Cockpit Details John Kerr's 12 reference photos.
P-40N Wreck - Kill Mark Details John Kerr's 12 reference photos.
ACES II Ejection Seat Stephen Sutton's reference photos
A Custom Made Model Room by Scott Brown
C-2 COD Reference photos by Rodger Kelly
F-14 Tomcats of VF-31 Part One 24 Reference photos by Dave Roof
F-14 Tomcats of VF-31 Part Two 24 Reference photos by Dave Roof
F-14 Tomcats of VF-31 Part Three 16 Reference photos by Dave Roof
US Navy Carrier Air Wings from Operation Enduring Freedom
Kits & Decals
in 1/48 Scale
Dave Roof's helpful listings
MJ-1 Weapons Loader Willy Peeters' reference photos.
WWI Biplane Alignment and Rigging Glen Porter shows us some methods for aligning the struts and upper wings; and rigging biplanes.
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 Close Up 14 photos of the Australian War Memorial Sea Fury by Mick Toal
Stratoliner on the Flightline 4 images from Oshkosh by John Ellingson
Robert Ferrero Retrospective A single point of reference to see Robert Ferrero's 30 HyperScale Features and Galleries.
AN/GAU-8a 30mm
A-10 Gatling Gun
Stephen Sutton's 19 reference photos plus description.
A-10 General Electric
TF-34-GE-100
Turbofan Engine
Stephen Sutton's 8 reference photos plus description.
Brown's Hobby Room Brown Ryle gives us a guided tour of his multi-functional hobby room
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Main Landing Gear Part One A detailed examination of the complex subject of Fw 190 main landing gear using text, drawings and photos.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Main Landing Gear Part Two Fw 190 main landing gear issues in 1/48 scale explained using text and photos.
Eli's Workroom Eight pictures of Eli Raphael's model workroom.
USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) Stokes Bay, Portsmouth, UK, 7 May 2003 Reference article by Jeremy Gould comprising 29 images and description of the Air Wing of USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) during its visit to Stokes Bay, Portsmouth, UK, on 7 May 2003.
Thunderbolt n Detail Part One - P-47G 12 Reference images by Ron Cline
Thunderbolt n Detail Part Two - P-47D-40 10 Reference images by Ron Cline
Thunderbolt n Detail Part Three - P-47D-40 7 Reference images by Ron Cline
B-25J - The Inside Story 28 interror images by Ron Cline
F-105 Thunderchief Close-Up 9 Reference images by Steven Eisenman
Casa 211 Airframe Details Close-Up 26 Reference images by Steven Eisenman
Tornado ECR - Tiger Meet 2 Reference images of a colorful Luftwaffe Tornado ECR by Jose Herculano
Rescribing Panel Lines "How To" article by David W. Aungst
Mickey Mouse and the Sailor Galland and Malan, including a new Profile, by William Marshall.
F3H Demon Airframe Details Close Up Fotios Rouch presents 33 Reference images
F2H Banshee Airframe Details Close Up Fotios Rouch presents 33 Reference images
AV-8B Harrier II Airframe Details Close Up - Part One Tom Teliczan presents 33 Reference images
AV-8B Harrier II Airframe Details Close Up - Part Two Tom Teliczan presents 49 Reference images
JG 27 Africa - The Finest Hour Chapter-length extract from Osprey's Aviation Elite Units No.12 - Jagdgeschwader 27 'Afrika'
Making CRTs Using Stardust Confetti Dave Roof's technique described and illustrated by Kelly Quirk
MiG-25 Unearthed images of a MiG-25 being unearthed at Al Taqqadum airfield in Iraq by MSGT T. Collins, USAF
Merlin HM.1 images of a Merlin HM.1 helicopter at RNAS Culdrose in England by Andrew Parsons
F-107A Airframe Details Close-Up 17 images and descriptive text from Stephen Sutton.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Liverpool Flypast 12 images and descriptive text from Andrew Cragg
Meteor F.8 and T.7 Airframe Details Close Up 27 images of three Meteors, including detailed cockpit photos, by Brett Green
Scratch Building Tips from Dr Frank Mitchell, including 16 images of past projects.
F-18B US Navy Test Pilot School 14 Reference Photos from Steve Lucianetti
Fw 190A at the Texas Air Museum 18 Reference photos from Gordon Hornak
Robert Holmstrom's Workbench 8 images of Robert's workbench and his most recent model
MFG2 45th Anniversary
at Eggebeck Naval Air Station Germany
19 images from Ingo Degenhardt
Lou IV - P-51D Marking Update Craig Quattlebaum's guide to accurately marking a famous Mustang of the 361st FS
Eagles Nest - Rhinos of VFA-115 17 images of VFA-115 F/A-18E details, focusing on nose art, by Rob Woodbury
Luftwaffe Color Comparison Charts Comparing color chips from model paints with respected Luftwaffe color references. By D.B. Andrus
P-38L "Pudgy V" Ron Dobrzelecki's 13 images of the restored aircraft at McGuire AF Base in New Jersey.
USS Enterprise Air Wing 22 images by Jeremy Gould
Task Force Tarawa -
A Personal Perspective of
Operation Enduring Freedom. Part One
SSGT Creighton L. Henthorn Jr breifly describes his activities during his recent deployment to Iraq, including 23 images.
NASM at Dulles Mike Swinburne's images of progress of work at the new Air and Space Museum at Dulles International Airport.
Six Aircraft of WCDR Robert Stanford Tuck David Turner's Reference piece describing the Spitfires and Hurricanes of RAF WWII Ace, WGCDR Robert Stanford Tuck
Trumpeter's Super Scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 - Detail Analysis and Tweaks Lynn Ritger takes a granular look at the details of Trumpeter's new 1/24 scale Bf 109G-6
Viking Fleet -
S-3 Vikings of the Atlantic Fleet
A remarkable photo by by J.M. "Fuji" Ramos
F-105 Intakes Jim Rotramel's four images of the Thud's variable ramp mechanism
Meteor F.8 Graham Cutler's 26 reference photos
Hannants' Visit HyperScale field trip to Hannants at Lowestoft in the United Kingdom
Meteor F.8 Meteor F.8 on display at Hendon RAF Museum
ScaleModelworld 2003 Pt. 1 - Setting Up Brett Green's photographic report on the IPMS UK Nationals at Telford
ScaleModelworld 2003 Pt. 2 - Day One Brett Green's photographic report on the IPMS UK Nationals at Telford
ScaleModelworld 2003 Pt. 3 - Day Two Brett Green's photographic report on the IPMS UK Nationals at Telford
HP Victor K.2 Reference photos of the Victor on display at RAF Cosworth
A Chat with Revell GmBH Brett Green's discussion with Revell at ScaleModelworld 2003.
F-15 Speed Brake Underside Reference article by David W. Aungst
Digital Montage Photography Part One Peter Allen presents some ideas for creating convincing photos combining your models and backgrounds
Digital Montage Photography Part Two Peter Allen presents some ideas for creating convincing photos combining your models and backgrounds
Tech Tips Part One Peter Allen shares some tips for aircraft model gun barrels and nose weight
Pudgy V Reference photos courtesy of Gary Boyd
Correcting the K-4 Belly Vincent Kermorgant describes how to make the belly of Hasegawa's new 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 more detailed and accurate.
Corsair Wanaka Bound 16 images from the RNZAF depicting a beautifully restored F4U-1D Corsair en route to Warbirds Over Wanaka 2004.
Precision Aerospace Productions'
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
Story of a visit to a restoration facility in northern Victoria, and some "up-close and personal" experiences with their P-40N Warhawk.
Fw 190D-13 - 1:1 Scale Painting Jerry Crandall helping out with the painting and markings of a full-size Fw 190D-13.
Tiger Moth Flight - Take Two The Editor records images and impressions from a two-Tiger Moth formation flight.
BSC 318C Colour Chart - British Standard Colours with matched digital RGB values William Marshal supplies a helpful resource for modellers of British subjects.
Malaysian CAC Sabre Mk.32 Ken Bowes' five photos of a Sabre Gate Guard
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-13 - Restored Five photos of Yellow 10 via Floyd Werner and Jim Anderson
Eyes of the Invasion History, contemporary photos, profiles and model photos by Colin Ford
USN TPS Hornet Up Close and Personal 20 captioned reference photos by Dave Aungst.
F/A-18C Hornet
VMFA-314 'Black Knights'
Three reference photos
Warbirds Over Wanake 2004 30 photos and descriptive text of an aviation history vacation in New Zealand.
Hellenic Freedom Fighters 66 reference photos of a wide variety of F-5 sub-types and colours schemes in Hellenic service
50th Anniversary Avon Sabre 30 photos of the CAC CA-27 Avon Sabre at the Australian Museum of Aviation
Postcard from the 2004  IPMS USA Nationals - Pt.1 Eight images of the setting up at the IPMS USA Nationals.
Postcard from the 2004  IPMS USA Nationals - Pt.2 Some information about new and forthcoming releases from the IPMS USA Nationals.
Postcard from the 2004  IPMS USA Nationals - Pt.3 Some information about new and forthcoming releases from the IPMS USA Nationals.
People at the Nats - Postcard from the 2004  IPMS USA Nationals - Pt.4 Photos of some attendees at 2004's IPMS USA Nationals.
Northern Arizona from Ground and Air A brief travelogue of my return journey from the 2004 IPMS USA Nationals.
T-6 Texan at Sedona Six images of a very clean warbird at Sedona Airport.
WACO YMFs at Sedona Eight images of two WACOs at Sedona Airport.
RAAF Spitfire VCs
An analysis of Aeromaster's recent decal releases compared to the actual aircraft
Antipodean researcher and writer Peter Malone examines all the Spitfires on Aeromaster's recent RAAF Spitfire decal sheets, and analyses them via 19 wartime photos with detailed captions
The Fighter Factory's Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Five photos of the Fighetr Factory's Spitfire Mk.IX going through its paces, by CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts.
Jolly Rogers' Superbug  by CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts.
Aerospatiale
AS350B Squirrel of the RAN
 by Brett Green
B-25 Mitchell "Yankee Warrior" Part One - My Flight Back in Time  Detailed text and 21 images by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman
B-25 Mitchell "Yankee Warrior" Part Two - History and Walkaround Text and 21 images by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman
Decanting Paint
from Spray Cans
for Airbrushing
An illustrated handy hint from Bill Ritter
BMW 003 Engine Walkaround Ten images from Tony Bell
ScaleModelworld 2004 27 images and a text description of the 2004 IPMS UK Nationals at Telford by Jay Laverty
Modelers' Retreat in New Freedom, PA A description and seven images from Floyd S. Werner Jr.
F/A-18F CVW 17 - The Shape of Things to Come Five images from CAPT Dana "Smudge" Potts.
Late-War RLM 76 Michael Ullmann offers an explanation for the late-war variations noted in this widely-used colour
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly at Temora Aviation Musem On ground and in-flight shots of a Dragonfly at Temora
He 162A - Last of its Kind Detail photos of a unique airframe by Stephen Fochuk
He 162A Hotspot Walkaround Detail photos of a the Chino He 162 by Norman Graf
Natural Metal Finishes Part 1 - The Basics Description of Natural Metal Finishing techniques by Chris Bowie
Natural Metal Finishes Part 2 - Advanced Techniques Description of Natural Metal Finishing techniques by Chris Bowie
FIat CR.42 Close Up 19 reference photos by Werner Scheibling
TBM Finishing Specifications PDF extract from the original TBM-3 Maintenance Manual
A Re-evaluation of
Regia Aeronautica Camouflage 1940
Steven Eisenman discusses Italian fighter camouflage in 1940
News from the 56th Nuremberg Toy Fair
 
Martin Waligorski delivers the latest news from Nuremberg
Fixing the Fangs - Improving the Intakes of Classic Airframes 1/48 scale Vampire FB.5 Brett Green offers reference photos and a step by step guide to improving the shape of the intakes from Classic Airframes' new 1/48 scale Vampire FB.5
The Grumman Avenger
Tri-Color Scheme
Kyle Williams discusses the US Navy Tri-Color scheme as applied to the Grumman Avenger using WWII source documents.
Green Fighters of the Eastern Front - JG 54 Colors in Russia Michael Ullmann proposes his theories on he green and brown colours used by JG 54 on the Eastern Front
Scouts and Models Iain Matheson describes a recent modelling camp for Scouts
TF-104G  Starfighter Close Up 22 images of the cockpit and forward fuselage from Kay Koglin
Mercury Capsule Close Up 45 images of the Mercury Capsule by Jim Penhale at Space Center Houston
20 Year Hornet - RAAF Anniversary Scheme Four images from Ken Bowes
Operation Red Dog A report from Afghanistan by Dave Roof
Warbirds Over Omaka A report from New Zealand by Paul Blondell
Beechcraft 1929 Travel Air 12 photos by John Reid
Hawk 75 (Twin Wasp Version) 16 photos by Blake Pickering
Hawk 75 (Twin Wasp Version) 9 photos by Scott Taylor
Hawker Sea Hawk Wing Fold 10 photos by Steve Budd
Viking and Angel "Fuji" Ramos photos of an F/A-18 and an S-3 over the Gulf of Mexico
Shark Patrol Signing Troy White visits three RAAF fighter pilot veterans
PBY-6A Catalina 25 images of HARS Catalina at Albion Park, Australia
Brewster F2A-1 and Export Model 239 Historical background and two photos by Jim Maas
An Analysis of P-40E-1-CU, A-29-113, Sqn Ldr Dick Cresswell, OC 77 Sqn RAAF Discussion of camouflage and markings plus four images by Dave Klaus
Stormbird Unveiled Gary Webster presents seven images of a new production Me 262A-1a.
Vampire FB.30 Forward Fuselage Close Up Seven images by Brett Green
Focke-Wulf Fw 20 Condor Main Landing Gear Seven images by Andreas Beck
Westland Lysander Mk.III 22 images by Derek Pennington
Ed Russell Collection Airshow 2005 7 images by Geoff Whittaker
Melbourne Model Expo 2005 A report and 19 images by Brett Green
Vickers Vimy at St. Paul A short report and five images from Bob Aikens
Postcard from the IPMS USA 2005 Nationals Part One - Arrival A short travelogue and six images from Brett Green
Postcard from the IPMS USA 2005 Nationals Part Two - Setup A short travelogue and six images from Brett Green
Postcard from the IPMS USA 2005 Nationals Part Three - Setup A short travelogue and two images from Brett Green
Postcard from the IPMS USA 2005 Nationals Part Four - People at the Nats 41 images from Brett Green
KC-135R Nose Art Five images from Dale Jackson
The First F/A-22 delivered to Langley AFB Eleven images forwarded by Tom Hayden
Little Boy Atomic Bomb Replica Six images by Damian Andrus
Stressed Skin Effect for Plastic Model Aircraft Illustrated techniques by Klaus Herold
Masking Canopies Using Bare Metal Foil Illustrated techniques by Dave Sherrill
Temora Aviation Museum October 2005 Flying Weekend An introduction and eight photos from Brett Green
Canberra TT.18 at the Temora Aviation Museum October 2005 Flying Weekend An introduction and eleven photos from Brett Green
1970s F-4J Phantom Blue Angels Eight black and white photos by John Ellingson
B-1B Lancer at RAAF Pearce Eleven photos by Rodger Kelly
How to drop the F-16's Flaperons How to article by Ryan Fernandez
The Grumman Wildcat in FAA Service Variants, colours and characteristics described by Bruce Archer. With seven captioned images and tables.
New Zealand Trip 2006 Part One - A Simple Plan Misfortune on HyperScale's latest excursion
Polikarpov I-16 and Friends at Wanaka 2006 18 images from the Wanaka airshow
Hannants' New London Store Opening Seven images from the new store opening
TSR.2 22 images of the TSR.2 at Duxford by Martin Regnard
50 Years of Luftwaffe 11 images from Laage Air Force Base, 2006, by Ingo Degenhardt
CVW 5, August 2006. USS Kitty Hawk Air Wing  
Eurofighter Typhoon 15 images from Laage Air Force Base, 2006, by Ingo Degenhardt
DAP Beaufort Close-Up 53 photos of the Australian War memorial Beaufort by Phil Mead
Hudson Close-Up 67 detailed reference photos of three RAAF Lockheed Hudsons by Phil Mead
Mosquito PR.Mk.41 Close-Up 60 detailed reference photos of an RAAF PR Mossie by Phil Mead
Air Defence Show 2005 - Pearce RAAF Base 24 reference photos by Stephen Platt
Tornado IDS Anniversary Scheme 34 reference photos by Simon Link
Colors & Markings of the Hawker Sea Fury
In Royal Canadian Navy Service
1948-1956 Part One
Jennings Heilig's detailed description of the evolution of Canadian Sea Fury colours and markings
Colors & Markings of the Hawker Sea Fury
In Royal Canadian Navy Service
1948-1956 Part Two
Pattern 1 Scheme Illustrations
Colors & Markings of the Hawker Sea Fury
In Royal Canadian Navy Service
1948-1956 Part Three
Pattern 2a Scheme Illustrations
Colors & Markings of the Hawker Sea Fury
In Royal Canadian Navy Service
1948-1956 Part Four
Canadian Gray Scheme Illustrations
Colors & Markings of the Hawker Sea Fury
In Royal Canadian Navy Service
1948-1956 Part Five
Part One of "The Oddballs" Illustrations
Colors & Markings of the Hawker Sea Fury
In Royal Canadian Navy Service
1948-1956 Part Six
Part Two of "The Oddballs" Illustrations
Colors & Markings of the Hawker Sea Fury
In Royal Canadian Navy Service
1948-1956 Part Seven
Service Markings and two "What If" Illustration
Fat Man Atomic Bomb Replica 13 images and a description from Damian Andrus
RAAF and Kangaroo Roundel History and four images by Cameron Riley
USS Boxer Flight Deck 23 images and a description of a day on USS Boxer's Flight Deck by Rodger Kelly.
Battle of the Coral Sea 23 images and a historical narrative by David H. Klaus
Grumman Memorial 28 images by Joe Maura
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 4 images and description by David Hannant
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Sydney Visit, 6 July 2007 Part One 50 images and description by Brett Green
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Sydney Visit, 6 July 2007 Part Two 50 additional images by Brett Green
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Air Wing in Action, 4 July 2007 Part One 40 additional images by Rodger Kelly
B-24D Liberator Interior Close-Up Part One 35 images by Karl Haufe
B-24D Liberator Interior Close-Up Part Two 35 images by Karl Haufe
B-25J "Miss Mitchell" Close-Up 62 images by Thomas Sime
Fairey Gannet Close Up Part One 52 images by Chris Hughes
Fairey Gannet Close Up Part Two - Wing Fold 52 images by Chris Hughes
M2 Cletrac High Speed Aircraft Towing Tractor 10 images by Rene de Koning
Vychkov Private Museum 32 images by Mark Peacock
Nimrod Close-Up Reference photos by Chris Hughes
ScaleModelworld 2007 Pt. 1 - Setting Up Brett Green's photographic report on the IPMS UK Nationals at Telford
USS Tarawa Reference photos and a description by Rodger Kelly
PB4Y-1 BuNo 32032 "Calvert 'n Coke" Reference photos, artwork, maps and description by Jennings Heilig
How to build various F-16 blocks using Tamiya's kits A primer on F-16 blocks and how they apply to Tamiya's kits.
Building a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet Illustrated guide to building an RAAF Hornet by Paul Gillan
F-35 Lightning II in flight Official photos submitted by CAPT. Dana "Smudge" Potts
Lego Biplane Jig How to build an inexpensive and simple biplane jig from Lego. By Christopher Brown
Sea Vixen Close Up 83 detailed reference photos by Chris Hughes
The Hinge Method How to assemble major components of a resin kit, by Dave Lochead
The Spanish School Part One - Painting Cockpits the Spanish Way Illustrated "how to" article by Spencer Pollard
Rolls Royce Merlin 68 - The Inside Story 48 detail photos by Geoff Groube
Herr Ernst Schröder German WWII fighter ace and modeller Biography and four images by Bernie Hengst
A-4M 160024 Retirement Repainting Reference images and text by Dave Aungst
CH-46E Reference Photos Reference images by Rodger Kelly
VF-211 Checkmates F-14s on board USS John C. Stennis Reference images by Rodger Kelly
VFA-27 CAG F/A-18E in action on USS Kitty Hawk Reference images by Rodger Kelly
Messerschmitt Bf 110 F Close Up 15 images of the BF 110 F at the Deutsches Technik Museum by Arne Badent
A Day Aboard USS George Washington 88 reference photos of the USS George Washington and her Air Wing by Rodger Kelly
BMW 801 Engine Close Up 19 reference photos from Thomas Gernhuber
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 Close Up 12 reference photos by Arne Badent.
Spitfire Mk.VIII Close Up 10 reference photos by James Levingston
Spitfire C Wing Large Bulges 9 reference photos from Stephen Fochuk
Woodgrain Painting Technnique by Eric Larson
Applying Digital Silk Decals Terry Higgins
Shizuoka 2010 Forthcoming Aircraft Releases Brett Green
F-35 Lightning II in flight and refuelling Dana "Smudge" Potts
Squadron EagleQuest XIX 2010 Show Report by Brett Green
Tu-2 Cockpit, DB 603 Engine and SBD Wing at the Kermit Weeks Museum Walkaround photos by Scotty Battistoni
2010 USN/USMC/USCG 1/72 Aircraft Kit Survey 20 page PDF document by J. Michael McMurtrey
2011 Scale Models Expo and IPMS New Zealand Nationals 85 photos and a short report on this big NZ show by Brett Green.
Brookhurst Hobbies Meet and Greet - October 2011 17 photos and a short report on the Meet and Greet at Brookhurst Hobbies by Brett Green.
Kingfisher Addenda Dana Bell provides an update to his book OS2U Kingfisher (Aircraft Pictorial #3, Classic Warships Publishing, Tucson, 2010*) with new information and 20 wartime images.
Modelair Auckland Meet and Greet - November 2011 20 photos and a report on Brett Green's visit to Auckland and a Meet and Greet at the Modelair model shop..
An interview with Lt. Leon "Woodie" Spears Original Tuskegee Fighter Pilot and Red Tail Angel by Dwayne Holt
Archival Show and Tell #1 - Yellow Green by Dana Bell
Archival Show and Tell #2 - The US Navy’s Secret Recognition Markings of 1933 by Dana Bell
Hornets' Nest - RLM 83 Dark Blue by Michael Ullman
WWII RAF Camouflage - "Improving Surface Finish" via Edgar Brooks
Avro Lancaster Mk.II & F/O Clair Ferguson Miss Kingsville Bob Swaddling
Archival Show and Tell #3- P-38 Droop Snoot by Dana Bell
Archival Show and Tell #4 - US Navy Interwar Camouflage Experiments, 1935/36 by Dana Bell
Archival Show and Tell #5 - US Naval Air Reserve Colors - 1946 by Dana Bell
Archival Show and Tell #6 - US Navy Red and White Prop Tips by Dana Bell
Mosquito Engine Cowlings - More Than Meets The Eye! by Jennings Heilig

 

 

 

Armour , Maritime and Other Reference Articles

Sturmi! Recording the history, characteristics, colours and markings of the Sturmgeschutz III in Finnish service during the Continuation War.
Crusader
AA
A photo essay describing the anti-aircraft turret of the Crusader III A.A. Mk III. Includes a summary of available kits and four museum photos.
Schwimm-
wagen
A HyperScale resource Guide with 16 photos of a restored vehicle, a brief background, an analysis of available kits and a detailed review of Tamiya's new Schwimmwagen in 1/35 scale.
Challenger I A short HyperScale Resource Guide with a construction review of Tamiya's kit by Juho Ala-Jaaski, 6 beautiful photo's of Victor Vostrikov's Challenger Model, Links to related sites and References
RSO/01 & 02 Peter Hartup's photographs of three RSOs in German Museum are supplemented by a precis of available RSO kits and accessories. Includes over 25 images.
Weathering
with Rustall
A short "how to" describing a very handy weathering product. Includes tips for usage and five images.
Identifying
T-34/85 Variants
Part One of "The T-34/85 in the Great Patriotic War" describes some of the main features to help identify different versions of the T-34/85 in wartime service. Includes 2 tables and 11 images.
Painting Panzers James Blackwell suggests a seven step technique for painting and weathering German armour models. Includes six images
M3 Tracks Terry Ashley reviews the new individual track
links from AFV Club for Tamiya's M3, M5 and
the M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage in 1/ 35 scale.
Steel Masters
Index
Ian Sadler presents an all-time index to the
excellent French armour magazine
Wheels and Tracks
Index
Ian Sadler's all-time index
British Paras
Index
Ian Sadler and Steve Cox document all the books they
can find on the subject of British Paratroops
Towns at War
Index
Ian Sadler document this useful Reference series
Flak 38 Cal Cochrane presents a short walkaround
The Red Army 
in Chechnya
Floris Lok presents 70 remarkable photos
Building Pavements Ian Sadler's "How To" article
Emblems of the 1. SS Panzerdivision Emblems of the 1. SS Panzerdivision by William Marshall
Emblems of the Schwere Panzer Abteilingen Emblems of the German Heavy Panzer Divisions by William Marshall
FAMO Close-Up Paul Handel's description and 20 Reference Photos
Sd Kfz 10 Close-Up Paul Handel's description and 20 Reference Photos
Sudanese T-55s Mick Toal's photos and Vittorio Chiementin's analysis
Panther D Robert Bracken's Reference photo of a Panther D
Bellman - Story of a Stuart William Marshall's hypothesis on the colours of a well-known Stuart tank.
Leopold Walkaround Michael Boyd's 21 photos of the Leopold at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
M10 Hull Drawing  
2 Pdr in Detail 36 images from William Marshall
Who Sank the Hood by Glen Porter
Royal Navy Submarine Colours by Glen Porter
The Loss of HMAS Sydney - is this how it happened? by Glen Porter
Harpoon Missile System on HMAS Parramatta Ten reference photos by Brett Green
Korean War Colours Part One - M36 Jackson Original Korean War photo by Phil Symonds
Korean War Colours Part One - M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" Original Korean War photo by Phil Symonds
Iraqi Billboards An Australian hobby shop gets some unorthodox promotion
Eu-II's 1/72 scale Type A Midget Submarine kit instructions translation by Allan McRae Allan McRae's translation
HMS Glorious and Embarked Aircraft 8 June 1940 History and modelling by Joe Lyons

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