August 1986

FineScale Modeler magazine is the essential tool for modelers of all skill levels.  Learn how to create models of aircraft, armor, ships, cars and more.  Every issue provides clear, well-instructed articles that show how to assemble the latest model kits and how to master painting and finishing techniques.

Kit reviews, new kit and product announcements, tips from experts, and a gallery of readers' models make every issue packed with value.
Introducing FSM's New Kit Report
A new department that lists new kits we've received
Hans Reuters' "Crow medicine"
A boxed diorama inspired by "The Song of Hiawatha"
In-flight photos of planes that don't fly!
By R. T. Walter
This simple setup produces realistic pictures
The "squash" method of epoxy casting
By Ron Crawford, Miroslav Nemecek, Peter Buchar
A foolproof way to make detailed castings without special equipment
Basic model photo techniques
By Dave Frary
Step-by-step directions for getting started in tabletop photography
Vacuum forming canopies, turrets, and lenses
By Bob Steinbrunn
Getting the most from your vacuum-forming machine
Making realistic wooden boxes
By Richard Wehr
These diorama items are easy to build
Make 'em shine!
By Lance Norman
Three techniques for glossy paint jobs on your car models
Reader Gallery Special
Expanded coverage of models built by FSM readers
Corporal with battle flag, regular cavalry, Confederate Army, Civil War, 1862
By John Sanheim
Number 12 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
FSM Looks at New Products
From the Editor
FSM Clinic
Book Briefs
Videotape Briefs
Reader Forum
Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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