December 2000

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.
This issue is currently out of stock and will not be reprinted.
Features
Detailing the Dragon Wagon
By Xavier Lena
The 1998 Reader's Choice Model Kit of the Year gets more details (like it needed them...)
Manuel Ruiz's "tiger" tanks
Sabre-toothed armor from the Korean War.
A truly unique P-51D
By Frank Cuden
Model the Mustang that performed high-speed research for the NACA.
Arming the Flying Fortress
By Konrad Schreier, Jr.
What they had, and when they had it.
Special Bonus Pull-Out Section: Make your own spray booth
By Robert Beary
Step-by-step instructions for building a booth of one's own.
Build a resin Dodge
By Bill Coulter
Tips for researching and finishing a 1959 Royal Lancer convertible.
Tips for the scales
By Christopher Appoldt
How to do scale conversions.
Kit Classics No. 40: Revell's B-25 Mitchell
By Tom Graham
How to airbrush shadows
By Frank Baehre
An alternative to washes.
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.
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.
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 agony of Anzio
Online Extra
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