March 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.
USS Enterprise
By Paul Boyer
Gabe Suranyi's stunning 1/72 scale 15'-long supercarrier.
Grand Prize Winner "Be An Author" Contest
Jim Fullingim super-details a 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf110G-4.
International Colors and Camouflage: Spitfire
By Peter Cooksley
The classic British fighter in USAAF service.
Stretching a SLUF The YA-7F Prototype
By Tom Black
Converting Testor/Fujimi's 1/72 scale A-7D.
Kit Classics: Aurora's Dick Tracy Space Coupe
By Tom Graham
A squad car for the moon's mean streets.
M22 Locust
By E. W. Ashworth
A little-known World War II airborne tank.
Modeling Water: "Depth-Charge Survivor"
By Chris Lentzy
Creating a 1/15 scale figure vignette.
Casting Parts In Resin
By Tom Kielick
At-home mold-making and casting techniques.
Building a Soviet KV-85
By Cookie Sewell
A first resin armor conversion in 1/35 scale.
Digital Scale Modeling On The Computer
FSM looks at Mike Grant's computer-generated aircraft.
'Cuda Corrections Resin Conversion
By George Bojaciuk
Build a 1/24 scale 1970 All-American Racers 'Cuda.
"Into the Death Star" A "Star Wars" Diorama
By Dan Thompson
A 1/262 scale scene from "Return of the Jedi."
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.
Minicraft Tiger I
Comparison: Accurate Miniatures, ProModeler, and Tamiya P-51 razorbacks
Hobbycraft Canada P-40 Tomahawk
Hasegawa F-86D Sabre Dog
Pend Oreille Tempest V
AMT "Star Trek" USS Defiant
Airfix Spitfire F.22/24
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Industry Update
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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