January 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.
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Features
Detailing the ultimate Corsair
By Joe Hegedus
Building an accurate model of the high-powered F2G (in 1/72 scale).
Mammoth gun, mammoth model
Piere Nivet's incredible cutaway of the WWII coastal gun at Vara,Norway.
Inside the "Hornet's Nest"
By Sheperd Paine
See how the master modeler built this incredible armor diorama.
Ayrton Senna's Euro GP win
By Roger Yu
This innovative model captures a rainsoaked Formula One finish.
Building a better boom
By Ron Poniatowski
Improving Revell's Bell 47 helicopter.
Awesome art
By Tom Graham
Remember Aurora's box art? Now meet the artists.
Modeling a mystery tank
By Fraser Gray
Researching and building the Wehrmacht's E.39 tank hunter.
Set your parts free!
By Christopher Appoldt
Trimming, filing, sanding, and more.
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 "Black Sheep"
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