July 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
Eisenhower's Mustang Aircraft Conversion
By Frank Cuden
Building the one-of-a-kind observation P-51B.
Armor, Aircraft, and Figures Portfolio
Talal Chouman's unique military model and figure collection.
Alan Kulwicki's first-win Thunderbird NASCAR
By Matt Stricker
Updating Monogram's 1/24 scale 1987 stock car.
Base Basics Display Techniques
By Robert J. Sabbia
An eye-catching base for the "Fantastic Voyage" Proteus.
Kits Classics No. 41: Aurora's Lockheed VTO
By Tom Graham
The original top-secret model airplane.
Airbrushing camouflage
By Sean Cumiskey
How to achieve expert results without masking.
Advanced Results: Casting metal parts
By Kurt Schwabauer
Make parts at home using RTV rubber molds.
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
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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