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Scratchbuilding a Klingon "Bird of Prey" spacecraft.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1989 (v.7#3) pg. 42

Science-fiction modeling with junk. Tips for finding detail treasures among your discards.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1989 (v.7#7) pg. 62

The Hunter. Scratchbuilding an alien landscape and mechanical creature in a 12"x12" diorama.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1990 (v.8#1) pg. 62

H.M.S. Thunder Child versus the Martians. A 1/230 scale diorama based on H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds".
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1990 (v.8#7) pg. 26

Scratchbuilding the Klingon "Bird of Prey" in 1/535 scale. Most of the model is made from sheet styrene.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1990 (v.8#8) pg. 62

Building a fantasy AeroTank in 1/25 scale. A high-speed hovertank model is fabricated from a converted telephone case.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1992 (v.10#1) pg. 78

Accurizing Ertl/AMT's Star Trek starship Enterprise 1/500 scale plastic model. Includes an accurate pattern for the "Aztec" paint scheme.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1992 (v.10#1) pg. 86

A moving rendition of RoboCop. Making Horizon's 1/6 scale figure more flexible by fashioning new arm and leg joints.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1992 (v.10#4) pg. 34

Scratchbuilding a fantasy craft in 1/96 scale. Model of HMS Wasp, a British flying gunboat on the planet Mars which is described in the role-playing game SPACE: 1889 based on "The Martian Chronicles."
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1992 (v.10#6) pg. 50

Scratchbuilding the Thunderbird 1 rocket ship based on a 1966 television drama featuring scale-model rocket ships piloted by marionettes. This model is made of wood and the same techniques can be used to make mold patterns for plastic models.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1992 (v.10#7) pg. 50

Detailing a 1/6 scale terminator. Add LEDs for eyes and various metal parts to supplement or replace plastic.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1993 (v.11#1) pg. 26

Wiring Ertl's "Next Generation" USS Enterprise. Adding LEDs and fluorescent lamps to the inside of a plastic starship model to light the windows, engines, deflectors, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1994 (v.12#3) pg. 42
Correction FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1994 (v.12#5) pg. 23

Improving Horizon's 1/9-scale vinyl model of ED-209, the enforcement droid from "Robocop".
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1994 (v.12#5) pg. 34

Lighting AMT's Klingon Battle Cruiser. Mounting small bulbs and fiber optics inside a plastic model to illuminate portholes, windows, engines, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1995 (v.13#3) pg. 85

Resurrecting the "Star Wars" Deathstar. An easy scratchbuilding project with few parts. This 6" diameter sphere features interior lighting which is powered by batteries in the display stand.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1995 (v.13#5) pg. 39

Accurizing Ertl's plastic model of the "Star Trek" Galileo shuttle craft.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1995 (v.13#8) pg. 64

Scratchbuilding a Type 15 shuttlepod (the smallest shuttlecraft seen in the TV series "Star Trek: the Next Generation") in 1/25 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1996 (v.14#1) pg. 38

Finishing and weathering science-fiction models.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1996 (v.14#5) pg. 58

Superdetailing the "Eagle" spacecraft from the 1970's television series "Space: 1999". Improving the classic Airfix kit in 1/76 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1996 (v.14#9) pg. 66

Into the Death Star. A Star Wars diorama that captures a scene from the final battle in Return of the Jedi. Features the spacecraft Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing fighter flying through the Death Star.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1997 (v.15#3) pg. 96

Modeling the crash site from Star Trek: Generations. Basic detailing, weathering, and diorama construction techniques help capture the look of big-screen special effects.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1997 (v.15#5) pg. 52

Installing lighting inside the Monogram 1/670 scale plastic model of the Star Trek Voyager spacecraft. The support stand for this 20" model provides switches and nine-volt power supply for the "LightSheet", LEDs, fiber optics and fluorescent tubes.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1997 (v.15#7) pg. 34

The Swamp. An off-beat boxed fantasy diorama includes people, skulls, snakes, tiger, etc. Interior lighting and moving eyes add to the effect. The box enclosure simulates a stone idol.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1997 (v.15#9) pg. 58

Paint scheme for the United Space Ship "Enterprise" featured in the television series "Star Trek".
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1998 (v.16#2) pg. 62

Building MPC/Ertl's Imperial AT-AT (all-terrain armored transport) as featured in the Star Wars' epic "The Empire Strikes Back". How to add interior lighting and a weathered finish.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1998 (v.16#3) pg. 90

A light-tight Klingon Bird of Prey. Construction and lighting of AMT/Ertl's "Star Trek" Klingon Bird of Prey spaceship model. Just two bulbs and two AA batteries provide all of the window, navigation, engine, and torpedo-tube lighting.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1998 (v.16#4) pg. 50

Building Glencoe Models' Nuclear Powered Space Station kit. Based on a design envisioned by Dr. Wernher von Braun and artist Chesley Bonestell.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1998 (v.16#5) pg. 52

Using decal panels (instead of paint) to avoid the tedious masking required when finishing the U.S.S. Reliant spacecraft model featured in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1998 (v.16#7) pg. 54

Down on Dagobah. Diorama of the crash scene in 1/48 scale of the X-Wing fighter in the swamps from "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1998 (v.16#10) pg. 54

Adding a full complement of engine and running lights to AMT/Ertl's model of the USS Defiant spacecraft featured in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1999 (v.17#1) pg. 52

Power TIE. Lighting up AMT/Ertl's 1/48 scale model of "Star Wars" Imperial TIE fighter with LEDs and fiber optics.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1999 (v.17#6) pg. 50

Kitbash a "Star Trek" Klingon Destroyer from a well-stocked parts box.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1999 (v.17#8) pg. 40

Tips on how to judge space, science fiction and fantasy vehicles. Includes specific hints for Space Shuttle Orbiter, Gemini, Apollo Lunar Module and Apollo Command Module.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Aug 1988 (v.1#1) pg. 56

The AutoFile. Building a post-nuclear automobile or truck vehicle of the type featured in the "Road Warrior" movies. Several design ideas shown.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jul 1992 (v.4#5) pg. 23

Building science-fiction and fantasy models from a conglomeration of miscellaneous scrap plastic parts.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.7#2) pg. 19

Star Trek kit scale comparison chart.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.8#2) pg. 26

Assembly tips for the resin cast "Sil" alien creature kit from Horizon Hobbies.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.8#2) pg. 36

Advice on assembling and painting the Monogram model of the Star Trek Voyager spaceship.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.8#3) pg. 34

Building AMT/ERTL's model of the Jupiter 2 spacecraft from the motion picture "Lost in Space".
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1999 (v.11#4) pg. 22