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Email Newsletter 11/27/2013
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January 2014 Issue
Superdetail a Mustang!
The January issue of FineScale Modeler is on sale Dec. 3! It includes 8 new kit reviews
, as well as essential feature stories:
Cover story: Model a magnificent Mustang
Airbrushing & Finishing: Painting a winning finish
Easy and convincing water
Scale Modeling Essentials:
Making a good Zero better, Part 2
FSM Special Show Gallery:
And much more!
Check out January's issue preview
with Editor Matthew Usher.
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This week, Monica Freitag and Aaron Skinner review two 1/32 scale Fokker Eindeckers from Wingnut Wings, the 1/35 scale D9R armored bulldozer from Meng Models, Moebius Models' 1/32 scale original series "Battlestar Galactica" Colonial Viper, and two books from Kagero: The Battlecruiser HMS Hood and Junkers Ju 88.
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January Online Reader Gallery
Every month we publish a new gallery of reader-submitted photos at FineScale.com. The January photo gallery
features 30 models, including a kitbashed "Star Wars" YT-1000 Kestrel, a Castle Miniatures 1/9 scale bust, a Hasegawa 1/32 scale P-40E Warhawk, and much more.
You can submit digital photos - preferably high-resolution images - for the printed magazine's Reader Gallery or online photo gallery at Contribute.Kalmbach.com
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Building the U.S. Navy's classic ships
Modeling U.S. Navy fighters
FSM FORUMShare your modeling thoughts!
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Free modeling tip!
Tom Taylor, Zacharay, Louisiana, submitted this helpful modeling tip:
Don't like the smell and potential surface damage of typical solvent cements? Do large applications of super glue end up in the wrong place (like on your fingers)? Impatient with the prolonged drying time of nontoxic cements?
I use a combination of nontoxic tube cement and Loctite Super Glue Gel. It's especially nice when parts like wings or fuselage halves are warped and take time to fit together and form.
I generously apply the nontoxic cement along the seam in short beads, skipping key points such as corners, locating pin holes, bulkhead joints, etc., then fill in with the gel (which has a slightly longer drying time than the liquid).
Then I jam the halves together, applying rubber bands, tape, or whatever it takes to hold them until the gel sets.
This gives me ample time to wipe away the much more forgiving nontoxic cement that oozes out of the seam (yet causes no damage).
Meanwhile, instead of having to set up the assembly for a prolonged time, you can continue working as soon as the gel sets. You won't be held up by the nontoxic cement's drying time.
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