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Build an aircraft diorama to show off a model plane in a scene that duplicates a real-life moment.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1982 (v.72#10) pg. 64

Modeling water with plastic resins. Diorama shows a German Dornier 217 K-1 bomber in the "waters" of the English Channel while its crew is rescued by a British patrol boat.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1990 (v.8#4) pg. 50

Building your own model display case to hold 60 to 70 1/48 scale aircraft. Features a simple wooden frame, clear glass shelves and glass panel sides. Overall dimensions: 24"x42"x75" tall.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1990 (v.8#8) pg. 38

Building a crashed aircraft diorama in 1/32 scale. Modeling a wrecked Israeli P-51 Mustang that is slowly being stripped of usable parts (circa 1952-1960).
FINESCALE MODELER May 1992 (v.10#4) pg. 66

Diorama features two A-6 Intruder aircraft in formation as they approach the coast of Saudi Arabia. N-scale accessories on the ground add perspective.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1992 (v.10#7) pg. 26

Down below on the hangar deck. Building and lighting a section of the USS Nimitz hangar in 1/48 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1993 (v.11#3) pg. 80

Modeling the metal tie down strips that were found in wooden aircraft carrier decks of the early 1950s.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1994 (v.12#4) pg. 60

Detailing a wide-open 1/72-scale Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat for an assembly-line diorama. Details on opening the panels, interior details, engine details, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1994 (v.12#8) pg. 30

A bomber in a bomb. A unique model showcase in the shape of a WWII bomb is used to display a cutaway plastic model of a B-17 bomber.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1995 (v.13#1) pg. 62

Motorizing non-flying model aircraft. How to install an electric motor inside a small model mounted on a display base. Pressing a button on the base causes the propeller to spin.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1995 (v.13#9) pg. 62

Trashed! Techniques for battle damage, weathering, and basic diorama construction. Heavily damaged Japanese Zero aircraft is depicted on a remote Pacific Island.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1996 (v.14#4) pg. 48

A simple display base for model aircraft. Using mat board to create a realistic concrete ramp complete with seams, cracks, tire marks, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1996 (v.14#6) pg. 58

Building an Me 163B-1a Komet and airfield diorama (circa autumn 1944) in 1/32 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1999 (v.17#4) pg. 30

Fabricating a display stand for small model aircraft. The model is supported by a clear acrylic rod attached to a weighted plastic base.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1999 (v.17#4) pg. 56

Carrier catch. Modeling a barricade arrestment (the stopping of an aircraft landing on a carrier by catching it in the nylon net barricade).
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1999 (v.17#7) pg. 32

Mustang swan song. Modeling a diorama of one of the last combat missions of the P-51 Mustang which took place in the "100 Hour War" between El Salvadore and Honduras in the summer of 1969.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1999 (v.17#8) pg. 28

Devastator down. Create a diorama of a Douglas TBD-1 Devastator aircraft floating in the Pacific Ocean as the crew prepares to board a life raft during the Battle of Midway.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1999 (v.17#10) pg. 58