HOW TO CD: BUILDING A HYBRIDIZED NEW JERSEY by Rusty White (22 pgs)
Want to do something REALLY different? Written and built by FSM author and IPMS/USA Nationals winner Rusty White, this project CD explains in great detail how to convert the 1/350 scale Tamiya New Jersey into the Heavy Assault Ship proposed to Congress in the early eighties. If they had been built, they would have been the last word in assault vessels with unprecedented firepower and assault capability. The CD is written with experienced modelers in mind, and is LOADED with modeling techniques and over 35 full color photos and illustrations. It also includes all the drawings for the vessels submitted to Congress in the early eighties to extend the service life of the Iowa class vessels into the 21st century. THESE ARE NOT MADE UP DESIGNS! All of the drawings in this CD were officially submitted for consideration to Congress by noted naval architects. Rusty covers scratch building and conversion techniques, weathering tips, wash and dry brushing, bread and butter style construction, making realistic looking flags, painting realistic wood decks, painting and weathering flight decks, scratch building 1/350 scale landing gear and much much more! He even shows how to build an attractive base for the model. It looks just like a major magazine article, except it has more quality full color photos and is considerably longer.