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Issue 14


"Groovy" kit builder circa mid 60's

The smallest good deed is better than the greatest intention.


Greetings! Welcome to issue #14 of KitBuilders Magazine. In this issue, we provide you some pointers and suggestions on photographing your models. You have spent days and days working on a kit, now you would like to take it even further to give it that realistic look. Or maybe you would just like a nice clear photo of it. We hope this issue encourages you to give it a shot.

The front and back cover are the results of the combined building and photographing talents of Paul Gill and Carlos Sendra. [Both from New York.] You can read more about how these guys do this in this issues feature article. Jim Bertges also shares with us the basics for taking good photos. He covers what you need to get started and fills you in on some photo do's and don'ts".

Have you picked up a pre-painted kit and would like to strip it so you can repaint it your own way? Then Rich Larson is here to help you out. He covers some of the methods that he has used to strip paint and shares his findings with you.

Joe Jobe takes a Kaiyodo C-3PO and customizes it to the point where you would swear Anthony Daniels is inside it. He also reviews and includes customizing tips for GEOmetric's new Medusa kit.

Greg Martin of Australia publishes Science Fiction Modeller magazine. He shares with us, in words and photos, the modeling scene in Australia.

Matt McWhirt (who heads up The Shape Of Things) sent us a great piece on mold anomalies. He did this to help the builder or collector have a better understanding of the problems involved in the actual production of resin kits.

Last but not least, Mark Kaelin reveals to us "the married modelers predicament".


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