Building Academy's new F/A-18C
by Larry Schramm
Big, beautiful, and loaded with ordnance options, it has more than 800 parts - and it's a 1/32 scale winner!
Superdetailed Bren carrier
Bob Collignon turned Tamiya's kit into a rare French Indochina variant by adding loads of scratchbuilt detail and a great finish.
Improving Hasegawa's Ki-61 Tony
by Alfonso Martinez Berlana
We show you how a good kit can become a greatmodel with aftermarket details and a slick paint job.
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Building large-scale ships
by Rusty White
A professional ship modeler demonstrates wood kit construction techniques while he builds a 1/96 scale World War II escort carrier.
Raiders of the Lost Ark flying wing
by Louis Armour
Transform a simple toy into an "accurate" model of the movie's fantasy aircraft.
by Lee Vande Visse
Here's a matchless way to simulate fire on your next diorama.
Early U.S. moon probe
by David B. Carlton
Detail a rare Aurora kit from the early days of the Space Race.
Convert a Pacific War tank destroyer
by Joe P. Morgan
It's hard to find a kit of the U.S. Marines M3 Special Purpose Mount, but you can make one from Tamiya's M21 mortar carrier.
Kit Classics No. 56
by Tom Graham
Deal's Wheels ZZZ-28.
FineScale Modeler, 2003, September