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Model Building Tutorials

Video Tutorial: "Applying Waterslide Decals to Plastic Models"
ASMS member Mike Gilsbach provides a brief video demonstration of applying waterslide decals.

Tutorial: "Straightening Warped Plastic Without Drama"
ASMS member Mike Poole explains his method for correcting troublesome less-than-perfect parts.

Ship Building Tutorial:
A Building Guide for Trumpeter's 1/350th Scale Z-25

ASMS member Rick Herrington walks you through the entire build process from start to finish - a great read for the novice ship builder.

Sprue Examiner Articles

Below are links to some feature articles from past issues of the "Sprue Examiner", the monthly newsletter of the ASMS. ASMS members receive the newsletter by email as part of their annual dues.

Painting Secrets For Car Models
   By Mike Poole, Originally published June 2014

Alclad II Lacquer Natural Metal Finishes
   By Bob King, Originally published June 2013

Building Revell's Golden Hind
   By Richard Eaton, Originally published February 2007

Hasegawa's P-40E and CMK's Interior Details
   By Milton Bell, Originally published February 2006

Dragon's Tiger I, Initial Production SpzAbt 502 3-in-1
   By Dave Edgerly, Originally published September 2005

Building Academy Minicraft’s 1/48 Piper Cherokee 140
   By Tim Robb, Originally published March 2005

Fujimi’s 1/700 Spruance Class Destroyer - USS O’Brien
   By Richard Eaton, Originally published February 2005

Building Italeri’s Eurofighter Typhoon 1/48 scale, Kit #862
   By Tim Robb, Originally published September 2004

Yakety-Yak... A 1/48 Scratchbuilt “Firebar”
   By “Bondo” Phil Brandt, Originally published August 2004

More Modeling Articles...

Rigging Scale Model Biplanes
   By John Seaman

A Gelly Rolling BT-5
   By Eric Choy, ASMS Newsletter Editor

What is Scale Modeling?
   By Mike Gilsbach, ASMS Webmaster

Quality Name of Modeling Game
   A Blast from the Past! Check out this 1981 newspaper article about ASMS by Jay Miller.

Floyd S. Werner Jr.

Building models since the age of 7, Floyd didn't start serious model building until 1988 when he joined the Ft. Hood IPMS chapter. After learning how to fill seams and how to work an airbrush, he quickly became known for his Luftwaffe aircraft, especially his Bf-109s. He retired from the Army after 21 years of flying Cobras and Kiowa Warriors, including tours in Iraq, Bosnia, Korea, and Germany. He currently flies helicopters for a living with the Police Department in Baltimore, where he lives with his wife and three daughters.

Click here to see photos of Floyd's work.

Floyd has written numerous articles for FineScale Modeler, The IPMS Journal and many local IPMS magazines as well as various web sites, including Hyperscale. Listed below are a few of the articles and reviews he has written reprinted here with his permission.

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