January 1992

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.
David P. Gianakos' 1/6 scale Apollo XVII lunar module Challenger
A scratchbuilder shoots the moon with a near-flawless rendition
EAA's 1/72 scale USS Enterprise
By Scottie Dayton
A breathtaking model built by modelers around the country
Dressing up a dual-control Dornier
By Bob Steinbrunn
Detailing Monogram's 1/48 scale Do 335 Arrow
Converting a 1/43 scale street Cobra to a racer
By Wayne Moyer
Minor modifications prepare the "Corvette Thrasher" for the track
The Top 20 classic kits
By Paul Boyer
Our readers select this nostalgic "modeler's dream" collection
Realistic groundwork for dioramas
By Hilber Graf
Easy ways to get good earth
Modeling trees with string, twine, and rope
By Art Curren
An easy and inexpensive diorama technique
B-24J Liberator - a desktop masterpiece
By Paul Budzik
Detailing and correcting Monogram's 1/48 scale kit
A Panzerjager 38(t) self-propelled gun in 1/35 scale
By Tony Greenland
Mounting the Russian FK296 gun on Italeri's Marder III
Building a fantasy AeroTank in 1/25 scale
By Marc Millis
Peace dividend? What peace dividend?
The Samakhodnaya Ustanovka 76M
By D.P. Dyer
Details on the Soviet World War II self-propelled gun
Accurizing Ertl/AMT's starship Enterprise
By Chris Paveglio
Constructing a movie-worthy Star Trek miniature
Converting 54 mm figures to make dynamic vignettes
By Preston Russell
Dreams of "Glory" at Fort Wagner
Photoetched details for small-scale ships
By Rusty White
How to handle and install those tiny metal bits
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
Project Hill F-4 Phantom II
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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