Friday, June 12, 2009
FINE SCALE MODELER SPECIAL ISSUE: ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES FOR THE MODEL BUILDER
This 84-page magabook is a publication that really ought to be on every kit builder’s workbench. Nicely produced, and printed in colour throughout - though on rather thin paper - Essential Techniques (top picture) is loaded with useful information and attractive photos.
Subjects range across the model spectrum, from simple hints on opening stubborn paint pots to a multi-page feature on making a diorama (middle picture). The feature on masking (bottom) should be a real help for anyone who has wrecked a perfectly good model with wobbly frame lines. An interesting airbrush feature has tips from members of the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS).
FSM Essential Techniques is on sale now at retail stores and is an SMN recommended buy.