March 1994

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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Showcase: Helmut Scherer's amazing 1/48 scale KC-97L Stratofreighter
A few parts from a Monogram B-29, but the rest of this Texas Air Guard tanker is scratchbuilt.
U.S. Army T34 Calliope
By George Bradford
The Sherman-mounted rocket launcher.
Wiring Ertl's "Next Generation" USS Enterprise
By Shawn Marshall
Illuminating a starship with fluorescent tubes and LEDs.
Almost Straight From The Box
By Mark Hembree
Building Hobbycraft's Curtiss P-36.
Enhancing and positioning Lindberg's Velociraptor
By Bob Shell
Conversion techniques for a Cretaceous critter.
International Color And Camouflage
By Glenn Ashley
Operation Granby - the colors of the Royal Air Force in the Gulf War.
Dressing up a resin Polikarpov I-153
By Cristobal Vergara Duran
This 1/48 scale Lapwing comes from a cottage industry.
Simulating natural metal with SnJ Spray Metal
By Rodney Williams
A master modeler reveals his techniques using this buffable metallic paint.
Building a Boeing 747SP in 1/144 scale
By John S. Hagmann
After major surgery, Revell's standard 747 becomes a "mini jumbo."
Modeling Al Unser Jr.'s '92 Indy winner in 1/24 scale
By Charlie Bennett
Picking up speed with scratchbuilt and aftermarket details.
Revell's 1/25 scale Orange Crate
By Neil Van Zile Jr.
Number 23 in The Classic Kits series.
Detailing engines for 1/35 scale armor
By Glenn Bartolotti
Give your tank a souped-up power plant.
International Color And Camouflage
By Paul Boyer
Republic of Korea "ghost" gray F-4 Phantom II.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
New Kit Report
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Reader Forum
Book Briefs
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Tips and Techniques
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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