October 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
Tomcat 1/48 Scale Aircraft Conversion
By Darren Roberts
Building an F-14B "smart bomber" using Revell's F-14D Super Tomcat.
Historic Aircraft Portfolio
By Frank Gudaitis
FSM looks at the George Dade Collection.
Dazzling Saratoga Warship Camouflage
By James Kloek
Add a wild disruptive pattern to Fujimi's 1/700 scale carrier.
International Color and Camouflage: Warship
By James Kloek
USS Saratoga in dazzle camouflage.
Kit Classics No. 43: Aurora's Lost Kits
By Tom Graham
An inside look at rare, unproduced Aurora prototypes.
German Infantry-Support Tank
By George Bradford
The Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf F VK 1801.
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.
Tamiya A-1H Skyraider
Revell-Monogram NASCAR Ford Taurus
Aeroclub Bristol F.2B
Tamiya Steyr 1500A
Tamiya Porsche 911 Carrera
Waveline USS Pittsburgh
Sword Northrop N9M
HighPlanes U-2R/TR-1
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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