July 1989

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.
Richard Howe's Sikorsky S-43
A scratchbuilt model of an early Pan Am amphibian
Painting German tank camouflage
By Tony Greenland
A different approach to armor finishing
Hand-held motor tools
By David Balcer
There are more choices than you thought
Modeling the Japanese aircraft carrier Chitose in 1/700 scale
By Bob Chenoweth
Converting a seaplane tender kit; just like the real thing!
The U.S.S. R.'s MiG-29 Fulcrum
By Steve Zaloga
In-depth details for improving kits of the latest Soviet fighter
International Color and Camouflage
By Steve Zaloga
MiG-29 Fulcrums, Farnborough, England
By E. Douglas Wunder
A 1/32 scale diorama of the Apollo 11 recovery
Getting started with 1/43 scale collector cars
By Wayne Moyer
Sprucing up a basic white-metal Cobra Daytona
Mandan Indians, Dakota Territory, North America, circa 1810
By R. J. Stafford
Number 30 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
FSM Update
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
FSM New Kit Report
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
FSM Looks at New Products
From the Editor
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
FSM Book Briefs
FSM Clinic
FSM Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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