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Dr. John F. Steinman


I can answer all questions related to the art of modeling land based military miniatures. I can also answer, to a limited degree, the art of model photography.

Experience in the area

I have been building and showing scale military models for over 35 years. I am a regular contributor to Military Miniatures in Review, a quarterly publication dedicated to the art.




I have been a contributing author for the magazine Military Miniatures in Review for the past five years. I also contribute to Tamiya Model Magazine and AFV Modeler.


I have completed postdoctoral training in orthodontics.

Awards and Honors

I have received numerous gold, and best of category, as well as Best of Show, awards at both the local and national level.

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Recent Answers from Dr. John F. Steinman

2017-03-13 Beginner Spray Guns:

I have been using an airbrush since 1975 for my model work.  I have used Badger, Paasche, Aztec, Grex, and Iwata.  Hands down the quality of the Iwata line is heads above the competition. I currently have

2015-11-17 Assessing the value of a collection:

Hello Tara,    Unless the collection is fairly small (less than 100 kits)  The best bet is to call a local dealer and see what price they are willing to pay for the whole lot.  You would certainly get

2014-02-20 Modeling Term:

pro·to·type  ˈprōtəˌtīp  noun    A first, typical or preliminary model of something, esp. a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied.    The same definition holds

2012-11-26 Plastic & Resin Model Kits:

The biggest difference besides the material ey are made of is how they are made.  Plastic kits are injection molded, softened plastic is injected into metal molds in high pressure, then allowed to cool

2012-10-22 Model Kit Scale Sizes:

Hello Ken,    The answer to this question IS in the answer to the other.  To make things crystal clear, when you have a scale like 1/72, this means 72 model items at this scale equal 1 real item in all


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