December 1991

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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Eddie Chavez' scratchbuilt Bell X-1
It took the right stuff to build Chuck Yeager's personal model
Building an SdKfz 250/7 in 1/35 scale
By Bob Skurda
Details change the Greif to a Granatwerfer
Scribing panel lines
By Paul Budzik
Transform that average kit into a modeling wonder
Building a slat-wing Sabre in 1/48 scale
By Gil Hodges
Converting Monogram's F-86F to an F-86E
Improving a 1/72 scale F-16 cockpit
By Jon Lopez
Adding photoetched and white-metal parts
Improving motorcycle wheels
By Greg Kerry
Get a more realistic motorcycle, whether you prefer action or at-rest posing
Good-looking bases the quick and simple way
By John Paxton
Give your model the support it deserves
Building a McLaren MP4/2C diorama in 1/24 scale
By Roger Yu
Rev up a Formula One scene with lights and sound
How to deliver chain mail
By Roy Goodman
Real knights weren't caught dead without it
International Color and Camouflage
By Victor Duniec
U.S. Marines Desert Storm CH-46 Sea Knight
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
New Products
From the Editor
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Tips and Techniques
Book Briefs
Reader Forum
Classified Advertisements
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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