November 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.
World-class weathering
By John Adelmann
A professional modeler's straightforward techniques for realistic weathering.
Fascinating fighters
Floyd Werner's terrific WWII aircraft.
Previous Patton
By Andrew Crutchley
Backdating Tamiya's M48A3 into an accurate M48A1.
Printing your own decals
By Paul Boyer, Rick Johnson
Turn out masterful decals at home.
"American Graffiti" Deuce coupe
By Roy Sorenson
Shuichi Sakamoto builds the famed '32 Ford.
Old kit to great kit
By James Green
A wonderful Vickers Wellesley emerges from humble beginnings.
Building a winter diorama
By Barry Beaudry
Incorporate maximum realism in your displays.
Painting with a spray can
By Matthew Usher
Tips for great finishes.
Pacific Thunderbolts
By John Stanaway
The "Fiery Ginger" P-47s of Medal of Honor winner Col. Neel Kearby.
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.
Classic Airframe P-51H
HiPM P-51H
Tamiya F-86G Thunderjet
Craftworks Macchi C.202/205
Eduard Hanriot HD.1
Special Hobby Hughes TH-55A
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.
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