August 1987

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.
This issue is currently out of stock and will not be reprinted.
Features
Richard Quinlan's 1/72 scale U. S. S. Nimitz
Big is an understatement - this model is more than 15' long!
The art of the diorama
By Ray Anderson
Part 3: Techniques for building boxed scenes
Modeling a U.S. Navy catapult in 1/48 scale
By Dave Hodge
A challenging scratchbuilding project with eye-catching results
Home brew glue
By John Hirschle
Making your own adjustable plastic cement
Using acrylic modeling paints
By Paul Boyer
These revolutionary paints may change our hobby
Modeling the Spitfire XII in 1/72 scale
By Arthur Silen
Lots of construction hints for small-scale conversion projects
German Crosses from the Great War
By Nicholas H. Hauprich
The changing shape of Germany's national insignia from 1916 to 1918
Trucks from cars
By Tad Dowdy
Modifying AMT/Ertl's 1/25 scale Model T
How to sculpt faces
By John E. Neill
Basic techniques for a not-so-basic task
Indians of the Ohio Country, 1815
By R. J. Stafford
Number 18 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Departments
Update
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
FSM Looks at New Products
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
From the Editor
FSM Clinic
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Book Briefs
Videotape Briefs
Tips and Techniques
Reader Forum
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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