March 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.
Fantastic Forrestal
By David Frary
Jerry Shaw's unbelievable 12'-long 1/96 scale supercarrier.
Sharpening a swordfish Classic Biplane
By Woody Gaddis
Detailing Smer's veteran 1/48 scale "Stringbag."
Airbrush tricks and techniques Part Two
By Paul Boyer
Simple ways to get the most from your airbrush.
Improving Tamiya's Panther 1/35 Scale Armor
By Mike Adamson
A perfect project for first-time armor modelers.
Modeling USS Munsee WWII Fleet Tug in Action
By George Schmidt
Straightforward scratchbuilding yields a beautiful ship.
DC-9 times two 1/144 Scale Airliner Variations
By Frank Cuden
Building a TWA airliner and C-9 Nightingale.
Mounted Grenadier Figure Conversion
By Lynn Kessler
Combining kit parts to build a striking figure.
Kit Classics No. 45: Saunders-Roe Hovercraft
By J. C. Carbonel
Airfix's 1/72 scale air-cushion oddity.
Modeling the Hubble repair mission 1/72 Scale
By Keith McNeill
A detailed Endeavour rescues the ailing space telescope.
Advanced Results: Simulating chipped paint
By Mike Whye
Basic weathering techniques for aircraft modelers.
International color and camouflage
By George Bradford
Canadian Leopards in Europe.
Restoring a '62 Chevy Impala hardtop
By Bill Coulter
Rescuing a vintage AMT kit from the styrene junkyard.
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
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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