December 1996

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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Accurizing a PzKpfw 38(t) ausf B Light Tank
By Peter Strumbos
Backdating Italeri's Panzer.
Portfolio: Roger Belanger's Models
Thirty-plus years of modeling nearly everthing.
How To Apply Decals
By Marcia Stern
So you're having trouble with markings.
Tint "Glass" With Acrylic Paint
By Lee Lacy
Getting the car-window blues.
Reader Gallery Special: 1996 IPMS/U.S.A. Nationals
FSM's photo coverage.
Building a Better Beaver: Improving A Bush Plane
By Geoff McDonell
Weathering and detailing a de Havilland floatplane.
Making Waves the Easy Way
By Thomas Solinski
Making waves and wakes for small-scale ship bases.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Industry Update
New Kit Report
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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