December 1988

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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Arlo Schroeder's Vindicator
A scratchbuilt Chance Vought SB2U-2 in 1/32 scale
Detailing your first plastic ship model
By Dennis Moore
Basic techniques that can be used with any kit
The U.S. M47 Patton tank
By Walter Vail Jr.
This interim design served in many foreign armies
How plastic kits are made
By Paul Boyer
FSM tours the Revell and Monogram factories
To the Batmobile!
By Steven Silvia
Modeling the Caped Crusader's crime-chasing cruiser in 1/16 scale
Building Lockheed's rocket-assisted NF-104 Starfighter
By Gifford Hamilton
The "right stuff" to convert Hasegawa's 1/32 scale F-104G
International Color and Camouflage
By Paul Boyer
Asia Minor Scheme, Northrop F-5
United States Navy, Great Lakes, 1813
By R. J. Stafford
Number 26 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
FSM Looks at New Products
New Kit Report
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.
Videotape Briefs
Book Briefs
Reader Forum
Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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