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Offline jokabofe

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Periodicals and Magazines?
« on: September 10, 2004, 01:38 AM »
Does anybody know of any good magazines or other periodicals that could be of some use to us customizers? I know of three that I usually try to get on a regular basis (since not all of them are published monthly):

Amazing Figure Modeler: This magazine (like all the others listed here) is basically about model kit building and customizing, but a lot of the techniques that are discussed can easily be applied to our hobby. Mostly concentrates on figure kits in the sci-fi and horror genres, with most articles giving details on specific kits. But there are plenty of helpful little tips that I find usefull.

Modeler's Resource: This magazine kind of looks at both figure kits as well as diorama/vehicle kits, mostly concentrating on horror and sci-fi, with a minimum of military thrown in for good measure. This magazine often has how-to columns, that show all kinds of neat tips and tricks. I.E. this month, they have an article by a guy who is scratch building a figure of The Incredible Hulk. It shows how to build an armature, and apply clay in small layers to get a muscule rich body. Very good article for anyone interested in doing any kind of "real" sculpting.

Fine Scale Modeler: This magazine is almost exclusively military vehicles. Every now and then they will feature a different kind of vehicle, and sometimes something other than vehicles (but not very often). Great source of painting tips and techniques to all of you vehicle modders out there.

These are the only magazines that I currently know of. There used to be another one called "Kit Builders" but I haven't seen a new issue of that one in a while. Anyboy know of any others, or any websites that update on a consistent basis?

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Re: Periodicals and Magazines?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2004, 04:06 PM »
Model railroading magazines have been a big help to me over the years, with paint aps and diorama bases.

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