November 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.
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Features
Airbrushing with acrylics
By Matthew Usher, Jim Forbes
FSM compares the latest acrylic paints for modelers.
Flying Tigers Diorama
A look at Jean Louis Couston's unusual 1/72 scale diorama.
Mid-production Sherman
By Kerry Moncrieff
Merging three kits to build a field-armored M4.
Almost Straight from the Box: Fokker F-100
By Andrew Abshier
Building a 1/144 scale Mexicana airliner.
International Color and Camouflage
By George Bradford
The British Stuart I in "Desert Rat" markings.
Building "The Swamp"
By Ray Anderson
A fantasy diorama that offers more than meets the eye.
New figure releases
FSM's look at upcoming offerings for figure enthusiasts.
Departments
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.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Industry Update
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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