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Article Title Author Last Updated
Purpose of This Website Doug Chaltry 8 March 2004
The Beast Beneath The Modeling Table Doug Chaltry 10 November 2003
1/72nd vs. 1/76th Scales Doug Chaltry 13 February 2002
Scale Accuracy Considerations Doug Chaltry 18 August 2001
How To Scale a Kit Doug Chaltry 6 December 2001
1/72, 1/76 and 1/87 Scale Gerard van Geleuken 6 December 2001
Mixing Small Scale Figures Vaclav Sima 29 March 2004
Brave Little Soldiers Gerard van Geleuken 10 August 2002
Kit Summary Doug Chaltry 1 November 1999
What Makes a Good Model? Doug Chaltry 5 October 2003
1999 - Good Year or Bad? Doug Chaltry 25 June 2000
A 2001 Retrospective Doug Chaltry 3 February 2002
2003 Year in Review Doug Chaltry 9 February 2004
Writing Reviews, and the "Dragon Kit Controversy" Doug Chaltry 24 December 2003
In Praise of Limited-Run Kits Doug Chaltry 19 January 2004
Doug's Retirement Letter Doug Chaltry 31 May 2005
A visit to Zvezda Alexander Kolbasov 19 December 2014
     
Construction Techniques
Article Title Author Last Updated
Adding Dimension to Your Models Doug Chaltry 5 October 2003
Adding Grooves to ESCI's Double Wide Wheels Alan Mede 31 May 2005
Airbrushing Tips Doug Chaltry 2 March 2002
Building an Italian Obice 305/17 Mod.16 affusto De Stefano from scratch Bill Powers 04 November 2014
Building a Renault NC-27 in 1/72 scale Ley Renolds 07 December 2010
Collector's Standard Figure Painting Paul Provan 12 January 2004
Converting an RPM Staghound to a Mk.III version Bill Powers 05 November 2009
Converting an Italeri Sd.Kfz.234/2 to a 4-rad Spähwagen Bill Powers 25 May 2011
Do we all need an airbrush? Ronaldo Fontoura 24 October 2013
How to make a copy of a (lost) part Rob Haelterman 26 October 2012
Improving the Airfix/Heller LCVP Al Magnus 21 November 2012
I.M.S. - Intermediate Modeler's Syndrome Doug Chaltry 12 January 2004
Making Your Own Decals Vladimir Cereba 6 December 2001
Making Hatch Hinges Sam Law 17 December 2001
Making Realistic Track Sag Sam Law 14 February 2004
Making Scratches Rob Haelterman 09 May 2015
Making Tarps Rob Haelterman 25 April 2015
Making Width Indicaors with Setting Pins Rob Haelterman 16 February 2014
Managing Those Old Stiff Band Tank Tracks Stephen Brezinski 31 May 2013
MERDC Camouflage Notes- The 1970's US four-color scheme Warren Kuntz 31 January 2002
Paul Gaertner's scratchbuilt Atomic Cannon Paul Gaertner 19 May 2010
Scratchbuilt Stowage Boxes Alex Clark 3 August 2003
Small Scale Armor Modeling Basics: Part I - Basic Construction Doug Chaltry 25 June 2000
Small Scale Armor Modeling Basics: Part II - Basic Painting Doug Chaltry 2 March 2002
Small Scale Armor Modeling Basics: Part III - Other Painting Considerations Doug Chaltry 4 October 2003
Small Scale Armor Modeling Basics: Part IV - Working With Multimedia Kits Doug Chaltry 15 May 2001
Small Scale Figure Conversions Paul Provan 22 March 2004
Soldering made easy Marc Mercier 13 July 2015
Weathering Models with Chalk Pastels Elliott Winthrop 1 January 2009
Zimmerit - Modelling Clay/Terracotta Technique Jose Ventura 2 March 2002
Zimmerit Techniques - How to apply to small scale armor A Community Page 4 October 2003
     
Research Articles
Article Title Author Last Updated
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WW2: Allied    
Fiat 621 vs Fiat Spa 38 Stephen Brezinski 27 September 2010
ISU Comparison A comparison between the Italeri and PST kits Stephen Brezinski January 2007
Kit Review & Comparison PST IS and ISU family 1/72 scale Kevin Liang 02 June 2013
KV-1 Nomenclature - Cross-reference of different naming schemes Doug Chaltry 25 June 2002
KV-1 Comparative Review - ESCI vs. PST Dave Showell 18 January 2004
Kit Review & Comparison PST Models KV-1 M1939 and Trumpeter KV-1 M1941 “Small Turret” Heavy Tanks, in 1/72 scale  Stephen Brezinski 20 March 2011
Modeling the T-34 and its variants - An overview of the available kits and accessories at the time of writing Doug Chaltry OLD
Modeling the T-34 - All kits and accessories for the T-34 and its variants Doug Chaltry OLD
Aber, Armorscale & RB Model T-34 76mm Barrel Comparison  Bruce Probst 26 July 2011
A Short Guide To T-34-85 Turrets in 1/72 Modeling Stephen Brezinski OLD
T-34 Hull Comparison - A close look at the available T-34 hulls Doug Chaltry 11 January 2004
Esci T-34 assembly tips - A detailed inspection of these two venerable kits (re-released by Italeri) Stephen Brezinski 08 May 2010
Modeling the Valentine in Soviet Service Stephen Brezinski 22 November 2005
Modeling the M3 Lee in Soviet Service Stephen Brezinski 08 July 2012
Modeling the M3 Grant in 1/72 scale Stephen Brezinski 02 March 2015
M3 Stuart Comparison Stephen Brezinski 22 November 2005
M4A3 Sherman Comparative Review Albert Boone 11 August 2003
M12 Comparative Review and Construction Reviews - UM & ESCI Stephen Brezinski 24 June 2015
A Sherman Rhapsody Faustnik 16 November 2002
The Sherman Story Doug Chaltry OLD
Baldwin M4 Sherman easy conversion Danilo Carli 04 December 2013
M4A7E8 "Paper Sherman" Stephen Brezinski 20 November 2012
Kitbashing a 45mm Anti-tank Gun Model 1942 using the Dragon & UMmt kits Al Magnus 23 September 2015
WW2: Axis    
Painting German Figures of WW2 Rob Haelterman 29 June 2014
Interior Colors of WW2 Panzers Rob Haelterman 31 December 2015
Fiat 621 vs Fiat Spa 38 Stephen Brezinski 27 September 2010
Pz. III Ausf. M Comparison - ESCI vs. Revell AG Till Huber 5 October 2001
Finnish Sturmi Ps531-17 Stephen Brezinski  10 May 2009
StuG III Ausf. G Comparison - Comparing Revell's StuG 40 with Dragon's StuG III Ausf. G Early Stephen Brezinski  31 March 2009
StuG III Ausf. C "Lang" Conversion - Converting Fujimi’s (Nitto’s) StuG III Ausf. D kit to a Battle of Berlin long-gunned StuG.
Stephen Brezinski  22 January 2009
Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33- Modeling this rare vehicle in 1/72nd Doug Chaltry 18 December 2004
MW StuIG 33 and Trumpeter Stug III ausf. C/D = same kit. A detective story with pictures.  David O'Barr 03 June 2012
The ESCI Panzer IV - So what version is it, exactly? Doug Chaltry 22 April 2001
Panzer IV Comparative Construction Review Stephen Brezinski 21 June 2001
Panzer IV Comparison Doug Chaltry 4 October 2003
Panzer IV Ausf. H with Schürzen in 1/72 scale. Dragon kit 7497 vs. Revell kits 03119 and 03122 Stephen Brezinski 3 November 2013
Detailing the Dragon StuG IV hull Stefano Dell'Acqua 13 October 2009
StuG IV "SILK PURSE FROM A SOW’S EAR" Stephen Brezinski 22 November 2005
Jagdpanzer IV Comparison Stephen Brezinski 23 March 2003
The Nashorn & Hummel Project A Community Page 24 May 2005
Hetzer Comparison - An in the box comparison Stephen Brezinski December 2005
Jagdpanzer vs. Panzerjäger - The ESCI kits examined Doug Chaltry 16 September 2002
Panther Ausf. D comparison - (Dragon/Zvezda/Revell) Stephen Brezinski 23 August 2013
Obtaining a 'real' Panther Ausf.D from Revell Panther Ausf.D/A - (Revell) Francesco Giovagnorio 01 September 2013
Jagdpanther comparison Rob Haelterman and Rob Pye 20 May 2015
Tiger I Comparison - Hasegawa vs. Revell Doug Chaltry 17 December 2001
Monarch of the Battlefield - A comparison of King Tigers Doug Chaltry 25 January 2003
Maus details (Part 1): Maus 1 and 2 Alfred Van Netburg 13 January 2013
Maus details (Part 2): the next five Krupp factory production ones, and more Alfred Van Netburg 12 January 2013
Pegasus Maus  Alfred Van Netburg 15 January 2013
German Heavy Armored Cars - A comparison of MarS and Al.By kits Till Huber 12 November 2001
Evolution of the Sd.Kfz.222 and family Rob Haelterman 20 July 2012
Flakpanzer IV/3.7cm FlaK Ostwind Comparison (MACO vs. Hasegawa) Stephen Brezinski 22 February 2014
Modeling the Sd.Kfz. 234 Armored Cars in 1/72nd Scale Doug Chaltry 21 January 2011
Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma Comparison Doug Chaltry 31 May 2005

Sd.Kfz. 234/4 8 Rad Schwere Panzerspähwagen

Dave Showell 9 January 2011
Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.D Comparison - Comparing Hasegawa's and Dragon's Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.D Stephen Brezinski  03 September 2009
Sd.Kfz.251/9 Ausf.C and D Kanonenwagen - Building and converting this variant (resp. using the Hasegawa and Dragon kits) Stephen Brezinski  04 February 2010
Sd.Kfz.251/16 Comparison - Comparing Revell's, CMK/Hasegawa's and ESCI's Sd.Kfz.251/16 Flamethrower Stephen Brezinski  21 February 2014
Sd.Kfz.11 Comparison - ESCI vs. Special Armour vs Matchbox Peter Van Kempen 31 May 2013
Sd.Kfz.11 Comparison - ESCI vs. Modell Trans Stephen Brezinski 29 August 2004
The Rare German Field Guns of WW2: FK 7M85 & FK 7M59 Stephen Brezinski 27 March 2011
Making the FK 7M59: Another Intrepretation Al Magnus 12 November 2016
Kitbashing the FK 7M85: Another Intrepretation Al Magnus 02 February 2016
Kitbashing a 7.5cm PaK 97/40: An intrepretation of a rare German gun Al Magnus 29 November 2016
A tale of three Kubelwagen - Academy & Wespe Rob Haelterman 01 May 2014
Hasegawa Flak18 and Flak 36 Flak 18 to Flak 37 Conversion and Correction Stephen Brezinski 31 May 2011
Kitbashing a more accurate 8.8cm Flak18 from the Hasegawa & Revell kits Al Magnus 01 January 2015
Kitbashing a 7.5cm IG37 from the Attack & Dragon kits Al Magnus 11 January 2015
Kitbashing a 4.2cm Pak41 using the Dragon & UMmt kits Al Magnus 25 January 2015
Kitbashing a 3cm Flak103/38 using the Dragon & Ace kits Al Magnus 31 January 2015
Some advice to improve the Mirage Pz IV Ausf B,C and D kits Robert Kru 02 January 2015
F-22 76-mm Field Gun or Pak 36(r) Anti Tank Gun comparison Stephen Brezinski 06 August 2014
UMmt 3.7cm Pak35/36 and Related Kits Comparison Stephen Brezinski 27 February 2015
The German 3.7cm Pak 35/36 & its Soviet Relatives as produced by UMmt Al Magnus 01 May 2015
From M13/40 to M14/41 part 1 : the different series F. Giovagnorio & A. Tallillo 26 February 2017
From M13/40 to M14/41 part 2: existing 1/72 models F. Giovagnorio & A. De Felici 28 February 2017
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Hummer Wheel Comparison -A comparison of the available Hummer wheels Doug Chaltry 16 January 2006
M1 Abrams Comparison Review Doug Chaltry 4 October 2002
A Better Warrior - Improving the Revell Warrior Simon Barnes 01 January 2013
Challenger 2- a Comparison of available kits Simon Barnes 1 June 2007
Dragon Challenger 2 - Correcting the Dragon kit Simon Barnes 24 November 2006
BMP 1 Comparison - ACE versus S-Model Simon Barnes 03 July 2013
BRDM 2 Comparison - ACE versus S-Model Simon Barnes 05 July 2013
BTR-60 Comparison Simon Barnes 2 September 2005
PT-76 Comparative Review - Part 1, pre-construction Doug Chaltry 28 January 2004
M60A3 Comparative Review, Revell vs. ESCI Stephen Berezinski 19 March 2013
M113 Comparative Review, Esci vs. Trumpeter Stephen Berezinski 06 June 2013
T-72 Comparison- A close look at the Ace and Revell kits Simon Barnes 27 May 2006
T-72- Backdating the Revell kit to a T-72 with co-incidental rangefinder Simon Barnes 22 July 2006
T-72- Modelling the family, A look at the various incarnations of the T-72 Simon Barnes 29 May 2013
T-90 Comparison- A close look at the Ace and Revell kits Peter van Kempen 16 October 2013
Oh, Those Russians! - A review of the ESCI Spetsnaz figures Father Valerian 9 November 2001
Leopard 1 Comparison Stephen Brezinski 2 March 2003
A Leap of Leopards - Part 1 - All about modeling Leopard 1 tanks Doug Chaltry 4 December 2003
A Leap of Leopards - Part 2 - All about modeling Leopard 2 tanks Doug Chaltry 4 October 2003