May 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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1/20 scale US-300A helicopter
By M.A. "Tony" Paradiso
A scratchbuilt masterpiece of an aviation first.
Detailing a 1/35 scale BTR-80
By Joseph Stewart
Here's how to spice up DML's Soviet APC.
Sunoco Camaro
By Wayne Moyer
Using resin, white-metal, and photoetched parts.
Painting figures with acrylics
By William Perkins
Enhancing details with shadows and highlights.
Aurora's And Monogram's 1/48 Scale F-111 Aardvark
By Tom Graham
Number 30 in The Classic Kits series.
Modeling a Mitchell Mk.III in 1/72 scale
By Geoff McDonell
Converting Italeri's B-25J to an RCAF VIP transport.
Finishing and weathering sci-fi models
By Bill Norton
Techniques to make your flights of fancy "realistic."
International Color And Camouflage
By Alexandros Anestis
Hellenic air force F-4E Phantom II.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
Reader Forum
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.
Tips and Techniques
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Book Briefs
New Kit Report
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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