February 1997

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.
This issue is currently out of stock and will not be reprinted.
Features
Realistic weathering - the AH-1W Super Cobra
By John Adelmann
The basics of applying a wash to your aircraft.
Glenn Johnson's spacecraft
Modeling the hardware of the final frontier.
Israeli Defense Force M109 self-propelled gun
By James P. Welch
Converting an Italeri M109E4 to an IDF M109AL.
How model kits are produced
By Edie Boatman
An inside look at the factory.
Kitbashing a Boeing 720B
By Jack Ballard
Building Boeing's hot rod.
Your first resin car conversion - The '65 Nova
By George Bojaciuk
A Chevy with muscle to spare.
Departments
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor.
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.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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