Painting a desert scheme "Emil"
by Kostas Dimitropoulos
Here's a step-by-step guide to finishing Tamiya's 1/48 scale Bf 109E-4 in striking North African camouflage.
Mediterranean Theater overview
by John Guilmartin
Far from being a strategic backwater, this theater played a crucial role in the overall Allied victory.
Award-winning USS Texas
by Derek Brown
Make no small plans: Derek Brown shows us how he scratchbuilt a spectacular model of this surviving dreadnought.
Afrika Korps Tiger
by Colin M. Shea
Basic modifications turn Italeri's 1/35 scale Tiger I into an early combat version of the famous tank.
Powered-up small-scale Spitfire
by Paul Boyer
Prop-spinning fun in 1/72 scale! We show you how to motorize a USAAF Spit.
by Jim Haught
Two modeling friends teamed up to scratchbuild a 1/35 scale model of the huge German K5E railcar gun used in Italy.
First-time armor conversion
by Peter Rasmussen
Ready to move beyond straight from the box? Add a gun to Tamiya's Steyr 1500 truck - here's how.
Great diorama groundwork
by Barry Beaudry
A master modeler shares tips, tricks, and techniques for giving your diorama the right foundation.
FineScale Modeler, 2003, January