Classic Hints & Kinks by Jim Newman

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Jim Newman is an amazing aviation artist and illustrator as well as a very knowledgeable model airplane designer and builder, he was a contributor to Model Airplane News for more that 30 years and he produced the original “How To” feature called Hints & Kinks where he drew pictures to illustrate reader’s modeling ideas and work bench tips. Though dated, many of his tips are still good today. Here’s some of those oldies but goodies.

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Updated: July 7, 2015 — 4:51 PM


  1. I have lived a similar life to you, born in 1932 in London, many WWII experiences. Have lived since 1966 in the USA, being part of the Brain Drain. Very retired I build and race model R C sail boats.
    Would love to exchange experiences with you. Roy Tanner

  2. How do we get more of this stuff–as a scratch builder It would sure come in handy for all
    the Kinks I get into–

  3. Jim, some years back we met and exchanged aircraft stories while attending a wake for a mutual friend in North Riverside IL. Shortly thereafter I received a package in the U.S. mail from you. It contained reprints of three of your articles. I was thrilled to get them and tried to respond through the U.S. mail but did not have your correct address so was unable to communicate with you. This evening I thought I’d try to find you on the internet and it turns out that I did. Since our meeting I have moved to Lynchburg VA. This note is to say thanks for sending me that material some yo=ears back.

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