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Cool Find! Scale Modeling Handbook No. 12: TIPS & TECHNIQUES (1992)

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  • Member since
    July 2012
Cool Find! Scale Modeling Handbook No. 12: TIPS & TECHNIQUES (1992)
Posted by Mobius 01 on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:19 AM

I was looking through my bookshelf last week and came across this thin modeling guide I had almost forgotten about, it kinda blended right in with the many other books I have. I was surprised I still have it, good memories from the time I first bought this nice guidebook many moons ago!

As I flipped through it I can see many of the tips, collected from past readers of the original FSM, are still just as good and usable today as they were in 1992.  

The other thing I found delightful about this guidebook is the cover which has an actual scene of a busy workbench with a modelers hand placing an TA-4J Skyhawk's canopy actuator rod! Amazing! This was made back in the days when magazine publicists and photographers made every effort to incorporate a sense of ambiance and style into nearly every picture, bringing the reader a sense of "you are there!" to the photo.

Sadly, if this guidebook were produced today, it'd feature that TA-4J on a very dull, completely white back drop, void of any style or visual interest. Suffice it to say, this delightful and handy book isn't going anywhere soon and a reminder of more thoughtful days. Toast   

  • Member since
    February 2007
Posted by mitsdude on Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:19 AM

Is this one of those supplements FSM sometimes includes with news stand issues?

  • Member since
    July 2012
Posted by Mobius 01 on Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:48 AM

No, it is a book about 48 pages long, has a UPC code on the back, list price was $6.95. It was just squished between two thicker books on my bookshelf.

Very helpful book done with respect to the reader.    

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