January 1993

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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Modeling th A-5A Vigilante
Senior Editor Paul Boyer hacks away at the vintage 1/72 scale Hasegawa RA-5C reconnaissance craft. When the dust settles, the result is the original shipboard attack version of the Vigilante.
Phyllis and Gerald Wingrove's 1/15 scale Bugatti Royale
Advanced techniques - incredible results!
Detailing a 1/6 scale Terminator
By Dean Eyre
Add LEDs - then try a few basic metalworking techniques
Coloring uniforms with acrylic modeling paints
By Lynn Kessler, Don Winar
Versatile techniques that offer an alternative to traditional oils
FSM's Vac-Shop - 3: Assembling vacuum-formed parts
By Paul Boyer
Now your model is starting to look familiar, but there are a few wrinkles to iron out
Improving Tamiya's 1/35 scale King Tiger
By Colin Shea
Corrections and details to help you break out of the "straight-from-the-box" mold
Making wall fragments for figure displays
By Glenn Bartolotti
Add dimension to figure vignettes with these easy-to-build structures
International Color and Camouflage
By Paul Boyer
U.S. Air Force EC-121R Constellation
Renwal's Polaris submarine
By Paul Boyer
Number 18 in THE CLASSIC KITS series
From the Editor
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Tips and Techniques
New Kit Report
Book Briefs
Reader Forum
Classified Advertisements
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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