Book Review: Building and Detailing Realistic Sherman Tanks
Author: James Wechsler
I am always on the lookout for new ways to use common household items for help in modeling. For some time now I have been using yogurt container lids as pallets for superglue and paint. I’ve found that when using thin superglue, the puddle spreads out so much that it is hard to get enough on my applicator. The other night, I was opening a new container of milk and had a brainwave….
Gulf War Gladiator: Building Hasegawa’s 1:72 F/A-18C
Text and Photos by Rafe Morrissey
If any aircraft defines adaptability, versatility and longevity for the modern era of the United States Navy, it surely must be the F/A-18 Hornet. First introduced in the late 1970’s the Hornet has been the aircraft on modern carrier decks for going on four decades. While its younger brother, the F-18E series is now the preeminent combat aircraft, so-called “Legacy Hornets” are still relied upon to support ground forces in combat. This remarkable track record is a testament to the flexibility of the initial design. Hasegawa’s kit of the F/A has been around almost as long. Like the real thing, adding a few upgrades can extend the viability of this veteran.