September 1990

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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Glen Sakaguchi's 1/35 scale Alien
Skilled photography with monstrous results
Scratchbuilding a Civil War siege mortar in 1/24 scale
By Glenn Bartolotti
Ready, aim - build!
Converting Monogram's 1/24 scale Sprint Car figure
By Bill Coulter
What's a car without a driver?
Modeling an Israeli Golani infantryman in 1/9 scale
By Tamir Porat, Aharon Shimshon
A radical conversion of the Esci Zundapp motorcycleman
Painting the formidable Viggen splinter camouflage
By Chip Jean
It isn't as difficult as it looks
International Color and Camouflage
By Hans Percy
Saab AJ 37 Viggen, 1974
Accurizing Tamiya's 1/35 scale Panther Ausf A
By Tony Greenland
World War Two German armor for the Eastern front
Building a better Airfix DC-10
By David Minton
Three simple corrections improve this popular 1/144 scale airliner
Looking for a challenge? Try scratchbuilding!
By Pual Budzik
This outstanding 1/48 scale PBY-5 Catalina was built with unusual techniques
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
New Kit Report
FSM Looks at New Products
From the Editor
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
FSM Clinic
Book Briefs
Reader Forum
Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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