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    Glow Basics

    Glow Basics

    $6.95

    If you’re advancing in the hobby and are now considering glow-powered model airplanes, this new digital download is a must-have workshop reference guide. As with anything new, once you understand the basics, everything else seems easier to understand. Featuring three photo illustrated articles, this 18 page digital download will teach you the basics of glow power and show you successful setups explained by pro modelers with years of experience.

    Fuel Systems Made Easy
    Fuel Systems Made Easy is a detailed 9-page reference that shows you hardware and setup secrets for a reliable model airplane fuel system. Including detailed illustrations of fuel tank setups, you’ll see what works and how to prevent commons problems from popping up.

    Carb Basics
    Carb Basics is 5 pages and explains how model airplane carburetors work. It shows the different parts, and gives you the information you’ll need to properly adjust your model’s glow carburetor, including setting a proper idle, so your airplane will fly safely with reliable engine performance.

    Model Airplane Fuels Explained
    This 4-page basic primer explains the chemical makeup of glow fuels and why all the ingredients are important. There are different types of blends of glow fuel and you’ll see why two-stroke fuel is different from four-stroke fuel. The importance of lubrications and proper storing are also explained as well as the differences between glow fuel and gasoline.
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    Scale Weathering

    Scale Weathering

    $6.95

    Here is what you’ll learn:
    Scale Weathering is a nicely detailed 28-page downloadable reference that highlights painting and finishing techniques that you can use to improve your scale model’s realism. Featuring three articles from pro modelers with years of experience, you’ll learn it all from the basics to overall detail application explained by the authors in easy to understand language.

    Basic Weathering Techniques – Bring your scale plane to life!
    When it comes to successfully weathering a scale model airplane, it’s all in the technique. It’s very easy to get carried away and go overboard resulting in a model that just looks dirty. This article shows a tried and true method of adding just the right amount of stains and streaks that are the foundation of the great weathering job.

    Adding Realism – Detailing with paint chips and wear
    This article picks up where the last one leaves off and really gets into the nitty-gritty of weathering. It explains the importance of using a light touch and consulting your reference photos. From chips and flaking paint to where you should place the wear and tear and how to reproduce a beat up wing walk section, theseall important finishing touches will bring your model to life.

    Dressing up a Warbird ARF – Weathering and detailing the KMP spitfire
    These methods will improve the appearance of scale ARFs with very little effort or expense. To remove much of the “sameness” of your model, add realism by defining panel line definition, weathering and some minor, easy-to-make details. The difference this all makes is amazing!
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    WW I Camo & Finishing

    WW I Camo & Finishing

    $6.95

    WW I Camo & Finishing covers these topics:

    WW I Camo and Finishing
    WW I Camo and Finishing is a detailed 27-page reference download that shows you how to get the best results while painting and finishing scale WW I models. Featuring three photo illustrated articles, you’ll learn a lot of the basics and see successful techniques explained by pro modelers with years of experience.

    Lozenge Camouflage—Replicating German WW I covering
    One of the more challenging finishing tasks, producing lozenge camo finishes can discourage even the most diehard of scale modelers. This article shows the use of custom made templates to make the task as easy as it can be while achieving professional results.

    How to paint fabric-covered airplanes—Tips and tricks to produce a flawless scale finish
    This basic primer for using spray equipment takes you step by step through the process of laying down sealer, undercoat and color paint. With tips for prepping the model and fabric covering, to masking and applying scale markings, this article has it all. These techniques with have your model looking as good as the full size plane.

    Makeover magic! –Turning a foam WW I biplane into a showstopper
    This easy technique is a great way to improve the appearance of your molded foam warbird. With readily available craft paints you will completely transform your model from an OK looker to a showstopper. From basic surface prep and basecoat to simulated wood grain and modified decals, you will be amazed at how striking the difference really is.
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    Six Showstopper Moves

    Six Showstopper Moves

    $6.95

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    Up, Down, and All Around
    Mastering the Knife Edge Variations

    2 articles, 14 pages
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    Scale Cockpit Secrets

    Scale Cockpit Secrets

    $6.95

    • Digital Only
    Includes these topics
    • Cockpit Interior Details
    • Paint Scale Pilot Figures Part 1
    • Paint Scale Pilot Figures Part 2

    3 articles, 14 pages
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    Gas Engine Know-How

    Gas Engine Know-How

    $6.95

    • Print Only
    Includes these topics
    • Big Block Power
    • How to Clean Up and Rebuild a Walbro Carburetor
    • Engine Setup Secrets

    3 articles, 12 pages

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    Flight Basics

    Flight Basics

    $6.95

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    Includes these topics
    • Choosing a Power System
    • 12 e-Power Tips You Need to Know
    • Lock Down Your Connections

    3 articles, 10 pages

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    Battery Basics

    Battery Basics

    $6.95

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    Includes these topics
    • Battery Management
    • Selecting Your New Charger
    • Lithium-Polymer Battery Disposal
    • Parellel Charging

    4 articles, 12 pages
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