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Modeling external armor plate (applique armor) as found on W.W.II Sherman tanks. Shown for plastic 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1989 (v.7#3) pg. 26

Battle damage for armored vehicles. Simple techniques for modeling combat wear and tear on a plastic model.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1989 (v.7#4) pg. 26

Tip for realistic tank antenna mount.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1989 (v.7#4) pg. 76

Modeling the Maxon-Stuart antiaircraft tank. A simple conversion produces a 1/35 scale plastic model of the only prototype actually built (circa 1942).
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1989 (v.7#8) pg. 24

Modeling the first Sherman tank. Combine parts from four different plastic kits to convert a 1/32 M4 model into a 1/35 scale model.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1990 (v.8#1) pg. 34
Correction FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1990 (v.8#3) pg. 74

Building a Panzer IV/70(A) in 1/35 scale. Combine pieces from two plastic kits to produce this Panzerjager (tank hunter).
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1990 (v.8#2) pg. 44

Shelled area tank. Research data for a scale model of a one-of-a-kind W.W.II prototype tank designed to span huge craters and earthen fortifications.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1990 (v.8#3) pg. 36

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

Accurizing Tamiya's 1/35 scale plastic model of the Panther Ausf A tank to represent the model used on the Eastern Front during W.W.II.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1990 (v.8#6) pg. 42

Modeling Michael Wittmann's Tiger 200 tank in 1/25 scale. Combines scale plastic kits from Tamiya and Bandai.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1990 (v.8#7) pg. 34

Detailing Tamiya's 1/35 scale M41 Walker Bulldog light tank (circa 1951-1965).
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 62

Upgrading Tamiya's 1/35 scale StuG (Sturmgeschutz) IV plastic model of a World War II German tank.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1991 (v.9#4) pg. 34

Research data on the VC Firefly version of the M4 Sherman tank which was equipped with the longer 17-pdr guns and saw extensive action in 1945. Includes detailed drawings in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1991 (v.9#7) pg. 52

Research data on the Char Somua S-35, the best French tank of World War II. Includes detailed drawings in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1992 (v.10#3) pg. 28

Improving Heller's 1/35 scale kit of the Somua S-35 tank.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1992 (v.10#3) pg. 34

Adding an interior to Tamiya's 1/35 scale model of the World War II Soviet KV-2, an artillery fire-support variant of the Soviet heavy tank KV-1. Techniques shown can be applied to most WWII armored vehicles.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1992 (v.10#4) pg. 42

Building your first resin tank conversion. Changing Testor's 1/35 scale Sherman M4A1 tank to an early-production M4.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1992 (v.10#5) pg. 24

Building a U.S. Marine Corps Sherman M4A2 tank. Backdating of Tamiya's 1/35 scale M4A3 kit includes the installation of wading trunks found on World War II tanks taking place in amphibious assaults.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1992 (v.10#6) pg. 26

Research data on the British Scorpion (FV101) and Scimitar (FV107) light tanks. Includes detailed drawings in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1992 (v.10#7) pg. 62

Improving Tamiya's 1/35 scale German King Tiger, the most powerful tank of World War II. Corrections and details to help you break out of the "straight-from-the-box" mold.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1993 (v.11#1) pg. 50

Research data on the U.S. M3A3 Stuart light tank (circa 1943). Includes detailed drawings in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1993 (v.11#2) pg. 50

Modeling a Stalingrad-built STZ T-34/76 tank which took part in the Battle of Stalingrad against the German Sixth Army (Winter 1942-43). An easy conversion of a Tamiya 1/35 scale kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1993 (v.11#3) pg. 32

Converting Spojnia's 1/35 scale 7TP to a 1939 Soviet T-26S tank using an MB Models conversion kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1993 (v.11#5) pg. 28

Kitbashing a late-production (circa 1944) StuG III G German tank in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1993 (v.11#6) pg. 52

Detailing Testor/Italeri's 1/35 scale PzKpfw IB Panzer light tank (circa 1936).
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1993 (v.11#7) pg. 60

Modeling a U.S. M3A1 Stuart light tank (circa 1941) in 1/35 scale. Converting Tamiya's M3 Stuart tank kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1993 (v.11#8) pg. 60

Backdating Tamiya's 1/35-scale T-34 Soviet tank. Using conversion kits, detail sets, and casting your own resin parts to model a 1940 version.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1994 (v.12#1) pg. 34

Tip on assembling track links five at a time.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1994 (v.12#2) pg. 77

Research data for the U.S. Army T34 "calliope", a rocket launcher mounted on a Sherman tank.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1994 (v.12#3) pg. 36

Detailing engines for 1/35-scale armor. Give your tank a souped-up power plant starting with Verlinden Products kits.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1994 (v.12#3) pg. 110

Building a Renault AMR 33 light tank in 1/35-scale starting with a NKC resin-cast kit.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1994 (v.12#4) pg. 56

Building an Iraqui T-62M in 1/35 scale. Converting and accurizing Tamiya's Soviet tank.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1994 (v.12#5) pg. 50

Research data on the Sherman III (M4A2) tanks used by the British army during the World War II North African Campaign.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1994 (v.12#8) pg. 64
Correction FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1995 (v.13#2) pg. 7 (Profile drawing)

Building a Pacific-war Sherman in 1/35 scale. Model the M4A2 Sherman after a U.S. Marine tank at Saipan in June 1944. Conversion begins with either a Tamiya or Italeri kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1995 (v.13#1) pg. 32
Correction FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1995 (v.13#4) pg. 8

Research data on the American-German MBT70. The development and demise of a main battle tank (circa 1963). Includes 4-view drawings and photos.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1995 (v.13#2) pg. 28

M728 combat engineer vehicle. Convert an M60 Patton tank plastic kit into a vehicle equipped with a boom, winch, dozer blade, and short-barreled demolition gun.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1995 (v.13#3) pg. 36

The last Panzer IVs. Research data helps sort out the late-model PzKpfw IV assault guns and tank destroyers.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1995 (v.13#3) pg. 94

Modeling the monstrous Maus. Accurizing DML's plastic 1/35 scale German tank (circa 1943).
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1995 (v.13#4) pg. 28

Building a pair of plastic 1/35 scale tank destroyers. Modeling the Sherman M10 and M36 by combining scratchbuilt hulls with Italeri and Tamiya kits.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1995 (v.13#5) pg. 54

Research data on Nazi Germany's first super tank, the pre-Panzer Neubaufahrzeug (Nbfz).
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1995 (v.13#6) pg. 36

Tip on straightening soft-vinyl tank treads.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1995 (v.13#7) pg. 64

Uparmoring a plastic 1/35 scale Leopard tank (circa 1965). Kitbashing and sheet styrene produce a 1A1A1 variant featuring armor added to the turret and gun shields.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1995 (v.13#8) pg. 54

Research data on the Christie T3 convertible tank (circa 1928). The track could be removed and the vehicle driven along roads on rubber-tired wheels. Includes Several drawings. A related article details a scratchbuilt model in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1995 (v.13#9) pg. 52, 56

Building an Israeli Centurion Mk.V. Converting Tamiya's 1/35 plastic scale model of the Centurion Mk.III tank to a Mk.V Sho't (Whip).
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1996 (v.14#1) pg. 60

Improving DML's 1/35 plastic scale model of the T-80BV Soviet tank.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1996 (v.14#2) pg. 58

Building a 1/35 scale Sherman armored bulldozer model by mounting an M1 blade on an M4 tank.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1996 (v.14#3) pg. 56

Making tracks. Assembling individual-link tracks for 1/35 scale armor kits.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1996 (v.14#6) pg. 32

Building a Churchill Mk.IV NA75. Adding a resin conversion to Tamiya's 1/35 scale Crocodile kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1996 (v.14#7) pg. 32

Research data on the Skink. Canada's anti-aircraft version of the Sherman tank carried four 20mm guns in a special turret. Converting Italeri's M4A1 1/35 scale Sherman tank kit to the Skink.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1996 (v.14#8) pg. 32, 38

Accurizing a PzKpfw 38(t) ausf B tank (circa 1939). Improving Italeri's Czech light tank 1/35 scale model.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1996 (v.14#10) pg. 60

Research data on the M22 Locust light tank designed for use by U.S. airborne forces during WW-II. Mostly used by the British under the Lend-Lease Act to augment their Tetrarchs.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1997 (v.15#3) pg. 66

Building your first resin conversion kit. Modeling a 1/35 scale Soviet KV-85 conversion from Mike Bishop's MB Models combined with the Tamiya KV-1 plastic kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1997 (v.15#3) pg. 82

Detailing Dragon's 1/35 scale plastic model of the German Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar SdKfz 166 tank (circa 1944).
FINESCALE MODELER May 1997 (v.15#5) pg. 28

A Vietnam-era Sheridan. Careful scratchbuilding and kitbashing are used to convert a Tamiya 1/35 scale plstic model of a Sheridan tank into the M551 Sheridan light tank (circa 1966-1970).
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1997 (v.15#6) pg. 32

Modeling a mid-production M4 Sherman tank. Parts from three kits merge to create a 1/35 scale plastic model of a WW-II field-armored medium tank.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1997 (v.15#9) pg. 40

Modeling a U.S. Marine Corps M4A3 Sherman tank like those in service on Iwo Jima during World War II. A detailing project using aftermarket parts that begins with the 1/35 scale Italeri M4A3 Calliope Sherman kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1998 (v.16#1) pg. 40

Backdating Dragon's 1/35 scale M4A1 Sherman tank to a version that fought at Anzio, Italy, in 1944. Includes jigs and techniques to assemble and install the link-to-link tracks
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1998 (v.16#3) pg. 36

Detailing Tamiya's Type 90 tank kit to represent those in service with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense forces (circa 1990).
FINESCALE MODELER May 1998 (v.16#5) pg. 36

Research data on the Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf F VK 1801 infantry-support tank, a little-known, heavily armored member of the German PzKpfw family (circa 1939). Includes detailed drawings in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1998 (v.16#8) pg. 54

Backdating Tamiya's 1/35 scale Mk.VII infantry tank to model an Mk.I Churchill heavy tank which participated in Operation Jubilee (the raid on the French port of Dieppe on August 19, 1942).
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1998 (v.16#10) pg. 32

Improving Tamiya's 1/35 scale model of the German Panther medium tank. A good project for first-time armor modelers.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1999 (v.17#3) pg. 38

Armor improvements. Bringing Tamiya's 1/35 scale early 1970's Russian KV-1 tank up to modern standards.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1999 (v.17#4) pg. 36

The calm before the storm. Building and detailing a Panther field workshop diorama. It features a mobile Fries gantry crane hoisting a tank turret. Detailing Tamiya's older Ausf A kit and scratchbuilding the crane in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1999 (v.17#5) pg. 34

Assembling individual-link tracks for armor models. Careful planning makes things go smoothly.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1999 (v.17#5) pg. 54

A "Honey" of a conversion. Converting Tamiya's American M3 Stuart tank 1/35 scale model into the British Honey tank which served in North Africa during World War II.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1999 (v.17#6) pg. 38

Build an early M48 Patton. Modifying Tamiya's 1/35 scale M48A3 tank kit into an M48A1.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1999 (v.17#9) pg. 44

Inside the Soviet T-34/85 tank (circa 1945).
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1999 (v.17#10) pg. 62

Accurizing the Tamiya 1/35 plastic scale model of the Russian T-62A tank.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Aug 1988 (v.1#1) pg. 24

Converting the Tamiya plastic scale kit of the Soviet KV-1C tank into the KV-1S version built between August 1942 and April 1943. Plus a photo feature on the 1941 Soviet KV-1C tank located at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Sep 1989 (v.1#6) pg. 12, 15

Building the "Elvis" tank. A report on the MSM M48A1 conversion. Creating a model of the tank supposedly driven by Elvis Presley during his army career.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jul 1990 (v.2#5) pg. 25

Detailing Tamiya's 1/35 scale model of the U.S. M-41 tank. A related article shows detailed photos of an Alaska National Guard M-41.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May 1991 (v.3#4) pg. 10, 13

Review of the DML 1/35 scale kit of the M-1A1 tank fitted with a mine plow. Includes corrections and tips.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar 1993 (v.5#3) pg. 14
Added Info IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jul 1993 (v.5#5) pg. 8

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

Close-up photos of details found on the M-50 Super Sherman tank.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.9#4) pg. 42