January 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
VNAF Skyraider Aircraft Conversion
By Pat Hawkey
Building an A-1E using two kits and scratchbuilt details.
Riverboats Portfolio
By Mike Whye
Blair Chicoine's collection of scratchbuilt riverboats.
FSM's favorite filler putty
Paul Boyer looks for the best way to fill your model's unsightly gaps.
USMC Iwo Jima Sherman 1/35 scale armor
By Lynn Kessler
Detailing an "island" M4A3 with aftermarket parts.
Modeling a Kurtis-Offy midget racer
By Mike Kolasa
Basic techniques help detail the Monogram classic.
International color and camouflage
By George Bradford
Germany's Jagdpanther in Battle of the Bulge colors.
Kit Classics No. 38: Aurora's MBT-70
By Tom Graham
The last of Aurora's 1/48 scale armor kits.
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
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
New Kit Report
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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