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Scratchbuilding a carrier deck tow bar, a necessity for any modern-day aircraft carrier model or diorama.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1989 (v.7#4) pg. 46

Modeling the 1943 Japanese aircraft carrier "Chitose" in 1/700 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1989 (v.7#5) pg. 34

Detailing small-scale (1/700 scale) plastic warship models using aftermarket photoetched and injection-molded parts.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1990 (v.8#3) pg. 42

Superdetailing U.S.S. Arizona. Techniques for dressing up Revell's 1/426 scale plastic kit of the battleship sunk at Pearl Harbor on November 7, 1941.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1991 (v.9#1) pg. 34

Building an early Vietnam war patrol boat in 1/48 scale. Converting the patrol boat in Monogram's 1/48 scale "Rambo Attach Set" into the French patrol boat designated STCAN/FOM, but known as RAGs.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1991 (v.9#3) pg. 50

Photoetched details for small-scale ships. How to handle and install those tiny metal parts.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1992 (v.10#1) pg. 102

Building USS Massachusetts in 1/225 scale. How to convert the Glenco (ITC) kit of the USS Oregon into her sister ship (circa 1910).
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1992 (v.10#5) pg. 34

Dressing up Tamiya's big "Enterprise". Adding photoetched parts and other details improves this 1/350 scale aircraft carrier.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1993 (v.11#4) pg. 24

Tip on aligning gun barrels and ship masts.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1994 (v.12#2) pg. 77

Building Revell's 1/72-scale PT-109 World War II torpedo boat. Easy plastic model boatbuilding and a simple kitbash.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1994 (v.12#6) pg. 50

Scratchbuilding USS Langley, the U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier, in 1/700 scale. Scale drawings, hull templates and photoetched detail patterns are included.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1995 (v.13#3) pg. 74

Modeling the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd in 1/700 scale starting with Arii's plastic 1/700 scale USS Spruance kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1995 (v.13#6) pg. 30

Refurbishing 1/1200 scale ID ship models. Tips on improving cast metal models of World War II ships which are still very similar to the 1/1200 scale identification or recognition models used by the Navy to train spotters.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1996 (v.14#8) pg. 66

Remodeling Hasegawa's U.S.S. Hornet. Detail changes improve this 1/700 scale plastic model of a classic waterline aircraft carrier.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1997 (v.15#4) pg. 58

USS Munsee. Model a World War II fleet tug in action. This model is shaped from a block of styrofoam and detailed with countless handmade and aftermarket bits and pieces.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1999 (v.17#3) pg. 44

Update a classic ship kit. Detail a Revell Buckley-class World War II destroyer escort in 1/250 scale and convert it into the USS Thomas, a Cannon-class destroyer escort.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1999 (v.17#10) pg. 30

USS New Mexico class battleships. Another lesson in scratchbuilding from plans. Includes 1/700 scale drawings of USS Mississippi and USS New Mexico.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Apr 1990 (v.2#3) pg. 13

Modeling the PT-328 "Bayonne Bitch" torpedo boat in 1/32 scale.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Nov 1991 (v.4#1) pg. 8

Building scale plastic warships. Part 1. Research and development.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.6#4) pg. 20

Building scale plastic warships. Part 2. General ground rules.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.7#1) pg. 34

Tip on making ship antennas and rigging from nylon thread instead of plastic sprue.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.9#1) pg. 27

U.S. Battleships. A reference guide to their names, BB numbers, and current status.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.9#4) pg. 38

Japan's Subchaser No.25 in 1/700 scale. Improving the Skywave/Pit Road kit of a No.13 class subchaser.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1998 (v.10#2) pg. 32

Mobile Riverine Force TF-117. An elaboration on the technical aspects of the boats of Task Force 117 (a joint US Navy and US Army operation) which patrolled the rivers in Vietnam. Part 1. History.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.10#3) pg. 28

Japanese Imperial Navy destroyer Minekaze modeled in 1/700 scale using the Skywave/Pit Road kit.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.11#2) pg. 28

Converting the Matchbox 1/700 scale Northampton class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis to the USS Chicago.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.11#5) pg. 18

Building MB Models 1/250 scale resin model kit of the USS Hornet CV-8 from which Doolittle's Tokyo raid was launched during World War II.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1999 (v.12#1) pg. 26

H.M.S. Warrior. Tips on fabricating the braces and bits which make up the furnishing at the bases of all three masts of this model warship.
MODEL BOATS #468 Feb 1990 (v.40) pg. 23

H.M.S. Warrior. Modeling the upper deck flag lockers, complete with miniature flags.
MODEL BOATS #472 Jun 1990 (v.40) pg. 24
Added Info MODEL BOATS #474 Aug 1990 (v.40) pg. 13

Adelena Star. Drawings and some construction details for scale modeling a late 1920's style ocean liner.
MODEL BOATS #472 Jun 1990 (v.40) pg. 32

H.M.S. Warrior. Casting the replicas of the 40 pound Armstrong RBL gun. Step-by-step photos show how to make the mold and cast the barrel from low-melt metal.
MODEL BOATS #473 Jul 1990 (v.40) pg. 22

H.M.S. Myrmidon. Construction of a scale model of a 22 gun ship rigged sloop (circa 1811). Part 1. Hull framing.
MODEL BOATS #474 Aug 1990 (v.40) pg. 15

Hanna. Constructing the 30" scale model kit of the first sailing warship commissioned by the Continental Army under George Washington (circa 1775). Includes tips on fabricating chain plates, shaping masts and spars, rigging, etc.
MODEL BOATS #475 Sep 1990 (v.40) pg. 38

H.M.S. Myrmidon. Part 2. Hull framing (continued).
MODEL BOATS #475 Sep 1990 (v.40) pg. 43

Tip on constructing the lattice mast found on scale models of World War II British destroyers (warships) of the Cassandra and Armada class.
MODEL BOATS #479 Jan 1991 (v.41) pg. 14

HMS Warrior. Modeling the masts which are constructed from multiple timbers and fitted with iron bands and hoops.
MODEL BOATS #480 Feb 1991 (v.41) pg. 16

La Toulonnaise. Extensive advice on constructing a scale model of the sailing warship Toulonnaise (circa 1823) starting with a kit from Artesania Latina.
MODEL BOATS #483 May 1991 (v.41) pg. 48

HMS Warrior. Building the fighting tops (platforms attached to the masts).
MODEL BOATS #486 Aug 1991 (v.41) pg. 15

HMS Warrior. Rigging the anchors and gilding the stern galleries.
MODEL BOATS #487 Sep 1991 (v.41) pg. 27

HMS Warrior. Entry ports, bulwark sheaves, davits, ancillary guns, anchor buoys, and boiler position.
MODEL BOATS #489 Nov 1991 (v.41) pg. 22

HMS Warrior. Modeling the ship's boats. Constructing miniature dinghys using realistic planking over bent ribs.
MODEL BOATS #491 Jan 1992 (v.42) pg. 20

HMS Myrmidon (circa 1781-1811). Part 3. Hull frames, transoms, wale, black strake, and charts showing the required rope and blocks for standing and running rigging.
MODEL BOATS #491 Jan 1992 (v.42) pg. 40

Period pieces. How to improve on the mast design and material supplied in English sailing warship model kits.
MODEL BOATS #492 Feb 1992 (v.42) pg. 61

HMS Warrior. Modeling the ship's boats. Design features for the launch (Grete-boat, longboat, lance, or cokke), cutter, galley, gig, pinnace, cutter gig, dinghy, and jolly boat.
MODEL BOATS #494 Apr 1992 (v.42) pg. 24

HMS Myrmidon (circa 1781-1811). Part 4. Gun and sweep port framing, hull planking, and the framing and planking of the stern.
MODEL BOATS #494 Apr 1992 (v.42) pg. 27

HMS Myrmidon (circa 1781-1811). Part 5. Separation of hull from jig, upper deck beams, deck planking, internal hull planking, mast steps, and lower masts.
MODEL BOATS #495 May 1992 (v.42) pg. 14

HMS Warrior. Modeling the ship's boats. Fitting out the ship's launches with oars, anchors, masts, etc.
MODEL BOATS #495 May 1992 (v.42) pg. 47

HMS Sheffield. An in-depth look at a 1:700 scale kit for a modern Royal Navy ship (a Batch I Type 42 missile destroyer). Includes tips on shuffling the kit parts around to portray ships at different periods.
MODEL BOATS #497 Jul 1992 (v.42) pg. 18

Royal William. A review and detailed assembly tips for Euromodel Como's kit of a 1719 British sailing warship. Part 1.
MODEL BOATS #497 Jul 1992 (v.42) pg. 24

HMS Myrmidon (circa 1781-1811). Part 6. Upper deck fittings and the Quarterdeck and Forecastle beams and knees.
MODEL BOATS #498 Aug 1992 (v.42) pg. 14

Royal William. Part 2.
MODEL BOATS #498 Aug 1992 (v.42) pg. 18

Royal William. Part 3.
MODEL BOATS #499 Sep 1992 (v.42) pg. 16

HMS Iveston. Photos and reduced-scale plans for modeling a minehunter of the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron in 1:48 scale.
MODEL BOATS #499 Sep 1992 (v.42) pg. 34

Royal William. Part 4.
MODEL BOATS #500 Oct 1992 (v.42) pg. 14

HMS Myrmidon (circa 1781-1811). Part 7. Manufacture of guns, carronades, swivel guns, and anchors.
MODEL BOATS #500 Oct 1992 (v.42) pg. 52

HMS Warrior. Modeling the ship's boats. Building a cutter model using the clinchering technique.
MODEL BOATS #501 Nov 1992 (v.42) pg. 48

HMS Myrmidon (circa 1781-1811). Part 8. Capsquares, trucks, beams, knees, and planking the forecastle and quarterdeck.
MODEL BOATS #503 Jan 1993 (v.43) pg. 26

Period pieces. Modeling jackstays for the yards of early nineteenth century British warships.
MODEL BOATS #504 Feb 1993 (v.43) pg. 44

HMS Warrior. Modeling the ship's boats. Building the Captain's galley.
MODEL BOATS #504 Feb 1993 (v.43) pg. 46

Period Pieces. Adding rope and chain tackle to the cannons on model warships.
MODEL BOATS #505 Mar 1993 (v.43) pg. 43

HMS Warrior. Modeling the ship's boats. Building the Captain's Jolly Boat.
MODEL BOATS #506 Apr 1993 (v.43) pg. 18

HMS Warrior. Construction of yards.
MODEL BOATS #507 May 1993 (v.43) pg. 44

HMS Myrmidon (circa 1781-1811). Part 9. Quarterdeck and Forecastle and their fittings.
MODEL BOATS #509 Jul 1993 (v.43) pg. 38

La Renommee. A comprehensive review and assembly tips for Euromodel's kit of a French Frigate sailing warship (circa 1793). Part 1.
MODEL BOATS #511 Sep 1993 (v.43) pg. 46

La Renommee. Part 2.
MODEL BOATS #512 Oct 1993 (v.43) pg. 40

HMS Warrior. An introduction to the pros, cons, and basics of cloth sailmaking for scale models.
MODEL BOATS #512 Oct 1993 (v.43) pg. 46

HMS Warrior. Technique for mass producing miniature blocks.
MODEL BOATS #513 Nov 1993 (v.43) pg. 21

La Renommee. Part 3.
MODEL BOATS #513 Nov 1993 (v.43) pg. 52

H.M.S. Myrmidon. Part 10. Inboard planking, gangways, ladders, and carronades.
MODEL BOATS #517 Mar 1994 (v.44) pg. 42

H.M.S. Warrior restoration continues with a look at making flags and pennants.
MODEL BOATS #520 Jun 1994 (v.44) pg. 44

H.M.S. Warrior. Constructing historically accurate fighting tops.
MODEL BOATS #523 Sep 1994 (v.44) pg. 21

H.M.S. Myrmidon. Jig to produce accurate grating components.
MODEL BOATS #524 Oct 1994 (v.44) pg. 60

H.M.S. Warrior. Fitting out the stern. Installing the line shaft.
MODEL BOATS #525 Nov 1994 (v.44) pg. 10

HMS Warrior. Initial "sea trial" and ballast decisions.
MODEL BOATS #528 Feb 1995 (v.45) pg. 28

HMS Warrior. Dead-weight. Elimination of the water-ballasting idea and a preliminary look at the steam plant.
MODEL BOATS #529 Mar 1995 (v.45) pg. 27

HMS Myrmidon (1781-1811). Continuing the construction of a 22 Gun Ship Rigged Sloop. Part 11. An introduction to metal etching techniques.
MODEL BOATS #529 Mar 1995 (v.45) pg. 32

HMS Warrior. Rigging the bowsprit.
MODEL BOATS #532 Jun 1995 (v.45) pg. 63

HMS Warrior. Research on ship's flags of 1861 and earlier.
MODEL BOATS #533 Jul 1995 (v.45) pg. 29

HMS Illustrious. Description of the working electronics in a scale model of a well-known aircraft carrier. Ideas include motors, rotating radars, sound effects, lights, etc.
MODEL BOATS #534 Aug 1995 (v.45) pg. 54

HMS Myrmidon (1781-1811). Continuing the construction of 22 Gun Ship Rigged Sloop. Part 12. More on photo etching.
MODEL BOATS #535 Sep 1995 (v.45) pg. 10

HMS Warrior. Control systems of square sails on a Man'O War (circa 1860).
MODEL BOATS #536 Oct 1995 (v.45) pg. 28

HMS Warrior. Making and installing miniature deadeyes (adjusting blocks with no moving parts).
MODEL BOATS #540 Feb 1996 (v.46) pg. 29

Modelling the Russian AK630 Gatling, a rapid fire cannon found on warships.
MODEL BOATS #540 Feb 1996 (v.46) pg. 61

HMS Warrior. The spider's web. Rigging to the topmasts and top-gallants.
MODEL BOATS #541 Mar 1996 (v.46) pg. 46

HMS Warrior. Preliminary fitting out of engine room.
MODEL BOATS #546 Aug 1996 (v.46) pg. 35

HMS Warrior. Continued work on the main yard.
MODEL BOATS #549 Nov 1996 (v.46) pg. 16

HMS Warrior. Description of the launch of the completed model. Illustrates the role of a launching cradle.
MODEL BOATS #551 Jan 1997 (v.47) pg. 9

HMS Warrior. Rattling the down rigging. Making and installing ratlines.
MODEL BOATS #554 Apr 1997 (v.47) pg. 17

The San Felipe. Kit review and assembly tips for a 17th Century 104-gun Spanish sailing warship. Part 1.
MODEL BOATS #568 Apr 30 1998 (v.48) pg. 26

PT 18. Model the 70-ft. ELCO (Electric Boat Company) motor torpedo boat (circa 1941) in 1:32 scale. Full-size plan included.
MODEL BOATS #569 May 28 1998 (v.48) pg. 22, Insert

The San Felipe. Part 2.
MODEL BOATS #569 May 28 1998 (v.48) pg. 26

H.M.S. Marshal Soult. Drawings and build details for a stand-off scale model of one of the first Royal Navy 15" gun monitors (circa 1915). Part 1.
MODEL BOATS #586 Sep 1999 (v.49) pg. 34

H.M.S. Marshal Soult. Part 2.
MODEL BOATS #587 Oct 1999 (v.49) pg. 28

H.M.S. Marshal Soult. Part 3.
MODEL BOATS #588 Nov 1999 (v.49) pg. 26