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Scratchbuilding a 1/24 scale Rolls-Royce armored car (circa 1920).
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1989 (v.7#6) pg. 34
Correction FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1990 (v.8#2) pg. 79

Building a Vietnam road warrior. A cargo truck gets armor plate in this 1/35 scale plastic conversion.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1989 (v.7#7) pg. 50

Modeling stowed equipment on military vehicles. Enhance armor models by adding externally stowed gear (tools, helmets, wheels, boxes, etc.).
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1990 (v.8#5) pg. 34

Building a Vietnam war M3 half-track in 1/35 scale. Converting Tamiya's M21 plastic scale kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1991 (v.9#1) pg. 50

Research data on the U.S. Cavalry's M1 combat car (circa 1935). Includes detailed 1/24 scale drawings.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1991 (v.9#3) pg. 30

Accurizing Esci's 1/35 scale LAVs (light armored vehicles) manufactured by General Motors of Canada, Diesel Division (circa 1979).
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1991 (v.9#5) pg. 42

Converting a 1/35 scale Hotchkiss H-39 French tank into a German Aufklarungspanzer (armored reconnaissance vehicle).
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1991 (v.9#6) pg. 34

Building an SdKfz 250/7 SPW (Schutzenpanzerwagen, Granatwerfer) in 1/35 scale. Details to change Tamiya's model of Rommel's Grief (an SdKfz 250/3) into the lighter halftrack vehicle that carried an 8-cm. GrW34 mortar and provided close support for infantry and armored troops.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1991 (v.9#8) pg. 24

Building a T8E1 reconnaissance vehicle in 1/35 scale. Tamiya's M5A1 Stuart light tank is the basis for this easy conversion of a rare World War II U.S. Army vehicle.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1992 (v.10#8) pg. 34

Building a Panzerwerfer 42 (a lightly armored Opel Maultier halftrack) in 1/35 scale. Adding armor and rockets to Testor/Italeri's Opel Maultier kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1993 (v.11#3) pg. 62

Modeling a Vietnam war convoy escort. Converting and detailing Tamiya's plastic 1/35-scale M16 half-track model.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1994 (v.12#6) pg. 30

How to assemble individual-link tracks for armored vehicles.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1995 (v.13#5) pg. 63

German World War II armored eight-wheelers. Sorting out the SdKfz 8-Rads (heavy armored scout cars).
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1996 (v.14#3) pg. 92

Kitbashing a Yugoslav M3A3 antiaircraft vehicle in 1/35 scale. Converting a Tamiya M5A1 tank kit to accept a German 20mm FlaK 38 AA gun.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1996 (v.14#4) pg. 30

Detailing a 1/35 scale Soviet BTR-80 eight-wheeled amphibious armored personnel carrier.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1996 (v.14#5) pg. 30

Converting a SdKfz 251/1C to a 251/9C. Combining parts from two Tamiya 1/35 scale kits of a WW-II German half-track vehicle.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1997 (v.15#1) pg. 40

SdKfz 253 (Leichter Gepanzerter Beobachtungskraftwagen). Modeling a little-known light armored WW-II German observation half-track starting with Tamiya's 1/35 scale plastic SdKfz 250 kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1997 (v.15#8) pg. 32

Modeling an M84 mortar carrier in 1/35 scale. Melding kit parts and a scratchbuilt hull to build an obscure armored vehicle (circa 1956-58).
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1998 (v.16#4) pg. 32

Upgrading AFV Clubs's Scimitar kit. Detailing and weathering ideas for this British and Belgian tracked reconnaissance vehicle in UN markings.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1999 (v.17#2) pg. 50
Correction FINESCALE MODELER May 1999 (v.17#5) pg. 8

Scratch one Babmi. Introduce yourself to scratchbuilding. Make a 1/35 scale model of an early, improvised Israeli armored car called the "Bambi". It was a combination of the 4x4 Dodge WC54 weapons carrier, some armor plate, and a lot of Israeli creativity.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1999 (v.17#8) pg. 34

A photographic profile of the USMC Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1, formerly the LVTP-7A1) personnel carrier and variants. Includes tips on modeling this vehicle starting with the Tamiya plastic kit.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Feb 1989 (v.1#4) pg. 7
Added Info IPMS/USA JOURNAL Sep 1989 (v.1#6) pg. 4

Tips on coverting Tamiya's Churchill MK.VII to an AVRE MK.IV bridgelayer (circa 1944).
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May 1992 (v.4#4) pg. 16

Steel on target. The camouflage, markings, and equipment of the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (circa 1980-1983). A comprehensive special supplement that includes M-60A1 tanks, M-113A1 family of APCs, jeeps, trucks, etc.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May 1993 (v.5#4) pg. 21

A history of the M-113 APCs (armored personnel carriers) used by NASA at the Kennedy Space Center for launch-site firefighting.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.8#4) pg. 28