• Robin Olds and the 7th AF Hoods
Roger Jackson extensively re-engineers the classic 1/48 scale Hasegawa F-4C and describes how to improve Model Master’s SEA camo colors in a tribute to Robin Olds and Operation Bolo
• Live and Learn…
Comments on Painting and Marking F-4C 63-7680. Jack Morris unravels popular confusion over the aircraft flown by Col. Olds during Operation Bolo
• Creating Realistic Stressed Skin Effects on Natural Metal Finishes
Czech master-modeler Zdenek Sebesda demonstrates the Rosie the Riveter tool on Tamiya’s 1/48 scale P-51D, marked as Robin Olds’ L2-W (Scat #5)
• Applying “Bid Ed’s Plastic Sauce”
Ed Kinney demonstrates Alclad II and water-based washes on Hasegawa’s new 1/32 scale P-47D.
• The Northrop Military Gamma Family (Part 1)
Geoff Hays pays tribute to Jack Northrop and describes how to model or kit-bash all the Gamma and A-17 variants in 1/72 scale. Includes dozens of color profiles by Jack Morris, an in-service photo essay, and a discussion of pre-WW2 USAAC colors. Part 2 will include a walk-around photo essay and a scratch-built model in 1/32 scale.
• The Northrop A-17 in 1/72 Scale
Frank Cuden tricks out the superb MPM A-17 in 1/72 scale.
• Anigrand Craftswork 1/72 scale XB-46
Richard Staszak’s summary of the corrections and build is augmented by in-service photos, detail photos, and technical drawings.
• Kit Reviews
Full-build kit reviews: 1/72 scale Valom BT-1, 1/32 scale Hasegawa P-47D, 1/72 scale CMR Meteor F.8 / FR.9.