December 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.
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"John's Garage" by John Mackiewicz
A 1/25 scale diorama that's part of its own subject matter!
Photographing 1/700 scale waterline ship dioramas
By Craig Scogin
Use these simple techniques to add realism in your photos
Basic soldering techniques
By Paul Budzik
A useful method for joining parts where strength is important
Sprucing up a simple vacuum-formed aircraft model
By H. Scott Edwards
Techniques to improve Airmodel's 1/72 scale XFV-1 Pogo
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
U.S. Navy F-16N Adversary
Superdetailing Otaki's 1/48 scale P-40E
By Robert Steinbrunn
Modeling Robert Scott's aircraft of "The Flying Tigers"
Realistic light lenses for models
By Jim Steel
Improve your headlights, landing lights, spotlights, taillights . . .
The art of the diorama
By Ray Anderson
Part 5: Outer case design, construction, and finishing
Robert E. Lee, General, Confederate States of America, 1863
By John Sanheim
Number 20 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
FSM Looks at New Products
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
New Kit Report
From the Editor
FSM Clinic
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Book Briefs
Reader Forum
Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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