February 1998

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
Two Tennessees
By John Johnsey
John Johnsey's outstanding pair of scratchbuilt 1/192 scale battleships.
Boeing "Dash 80" 1/72 Scale Aircraft Converson
By J. M. Peeler
Build the prototype 367-80 using AMT/Ertl's KC-135.
Italian Self-Propelled Gun
By George Bradford
An up-close look at the 90mm Semovente M.41M gun.
Sculpting 1/8 scale busts
By Jean-Jacques Lance
Facial expressions are the key to realism.
Building the Blackhawks' jet
By Dan Thompson
Modeling the early '60s commic-book classic in 1/72 scale.
Sci-Fi Special: Intergalactic color and camouglage
By Charles Adams
A definitive guide to the original "Star Trek" Enterprise.
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.
Industry Update
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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