December 1999

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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Converting a classic ship kit
By Phil Kirchmeier
A detailed WWII-era USS Thomas emerges from Revell's vintage Buckley-class kit.
Great Grizzly
Mike Siggins' award-winning scratchbuilt U.S. Army armored engineering vehicle.
A-36: Mustang dive bomber
By Terence Marriott
Building a well-weathered model of "the Mustang that wasn't."
Air supply on a budget
By Monta Elkins
Step-by-step instructions for constructing an inexpensive air source.
Man behind the models
By Matthew Usher
Mike Fulmer talks about making models for the movies.
Midway Mayday
By Phillip Gore
Re-creating Shep Paine's classic TBD Devastator diorama.
Inside the T-34
By Ron Poniatowski
Int'l. Color and Camouflage: T-34 color in 1945 Berlin
By George Bradford
By Matthew Usher
Pre-paint preparation.
Kit Classics No. 47: Aurora's Albatros
By Tom Graham
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.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Hasegawa Bf 109K-4
Minicraft 757
Tamiya Lotus Europa Special
Hasegawa Ki-84
Hobbycraft B-47E
Fort ZiS-5V
Super Model MB-339
Interavia H-25B Retriever
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
The Wehrmacht, 1940
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