By David Griffith

The area of version kits has gone through a revolution, with new options in injection molding enormously bettering the dimensions accuracy and floor aspect of the traditional plastic package and new fabric generating most efficient resin versions. In send modeling, this has ended in a brand new kind of the pastime halfway among conventional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming calls for of fabricating every thing from scratch. This new guide comprehensively demonstrates those new cutting edge options. Designed for modelers wishing to accomplish the easiest effects from their send kits within the 1:700 to 1:350 variety of scales, it makes use of two hundred step by step colour photos to take the reader in the course of the development of 2 versions, one in plastic and one in resin, from easy building, fittings, and detailing, to portray, completing, and show. This booklet is a vital advisor to a latest method of version making.

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57 McDonnell Douglas F-4E & F-4B Phantom II Carl Greatrix 58 59 60 McDonnell Douglas F-4E & F-4B Phantom II The American McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is one of the most well-known military aircraft. Entering service in 1960, it was used by the US Navy, Marines, and Air Force for 36 years, and it is still in operational service in many other countries. During the time the Phantom was in production, 5,195 were built. Both LEGO versions were built to a scale of 1:32. 5 kg). The green camo model represents an F-4E that served the US Air Force in Europe at the Ramstein Air Base.

45 46 47 Kiss Edwin Korstanje 48 Kiss Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards is known for designing high-end custom yachts like the Kiss, shown here. A motor yacht with a transatlantic range, the Kiss was designed by Dubois Naval Architects. 4 m) long and powered by two strong Caterpillar engines. An opulent interior and nine-person crew ensure the owner and guests travel in luxury. The LEGO version of the Kiss was built especially for Feadship as a gift to the new owner of the yacht. The model was designed using blueprints and 3D renderings supplied by the shipyard.

Although it was not a common fleet unit, the height of the truck gave it a spacious cab, impressing many owners and drivers. The Magnum’s unique design made it a cult favorite and attracted many model builders. With its square cab, it might seem like an easy truck to re-create using LEGO bricks, but including every detail is a challenge. This model was built using as a reference an original Renault in the fleet of Dutch heavy hauler Van der Vlist. The unit is connected to an extendable step frame trailer carrying various kinds of equipment, such as a Cat D7R tracked dozer.

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