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FEATURE STORY
By Glenn Bartolotti
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Tanks can be a challenging subject to model, especially when considering individual-link tracks, intricate suspensions, and finishing options. An expert tank builder takes you step by step through the assembly process, from aligning the wheels and running the tracks, to simulating rust and caking on the mud.Click the PDF link below to read the arti... Read more »
HOW-TO ARTICLE ARCHIVES
Aircraft
Subscriber-only content by Kevin Kuster
Subscriber-only extra by Aaron Skinner
Ships
Subscriber-only content by Alfonso Martínez Berlana
Subscriber-only content by Ron Smith
Auto
Subscriber-only content by Wayne Moyer
Weathering
7 steps to cleaner construction
Free online extra by Pat Hawkey
Subscriber-only content by Karl Logan
Dioramas
Free online extra by Mark Hembree
Subscriber-only content by Glenn Bartolotti
Subscriber-only content by Scott T. Hards
Miscellaneous
Gather your tools: It doesn't take much to get started
Subscriber-only content by Aaron Skinner
Free online extra by Matthew Usher
Armor
Free online extra by Glenn Bartolotti
Subscriber-only content by Matthew Usher
Figures
Subscriber-only content by Joe Hudson and Carissima M. Hudson
Free online content by Jim Wechsler
Painting
7 steps to cleaner construction
Subscriber-only content by Aaron Skinner
Subscriber-only content by Aaron Skinner
Construction
First, what is a scale model?
Finishing: Building is only the beginning
Subscriber-only content by Aaron Skinner
History
Free online extra by Cookie Sewell
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EASY SCALE MODELING
FSM Introduction to scale modeling booklet
Questions about the hobby? This booklet explains everything you need and how to get started in modeling. Click on the cover to download the booklet.
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