May 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.
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Features
1989 New kit releases
By FSM Staff Report
Eddie Garcia's Imperial Star Destroyer
This scratchbuilt spacecraft is over six feet long!
Modeling a '49 Mercury semi-junker
By Tom Lamarre
Easy tips for beating up a beater
Battle damage for armored vehicles
By Hal Sanford
Simple techniques for modeling combat wear and tear
Detailing and damaging a 1/32 scale Fw 190F-8
By Greg Hildebrandt
Realistic battle damage and weathering techniques
Gloster Meteor F.4 and T.7
By Peter Cooksley
Britain's first jet fighter was a record setter as well
Scratchbuilding a carrier deck tow bar
By Paul Boyer
A necessity for any modern-day carrier diorama
Painting mail and armor plate
By Agustin J. Rodriguez
Using oils to produce convincing metal finishes
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
European I and two-tone gray LTV A-7 Corsair II
A battle in the palm of your hand!
By Paul Veeder
Building a 1/285 scale diorama
Departments
FSM Update
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.
From the Editor
FSM Clinic
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
FSM Book Briefs
Videotape Briefs
FSM Tips and Techniques
FSM Reader Forum
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Index of Advertisers
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