July 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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Modeler's Guide to the Korean War
By John Guilmartin
It's been 50 years since the start of the Korean War. FSM presents the history of the conflict, the equipment that was used, and some kits to build.
Modeling an F-86A Savre
By Paul Boyer
Building the jet of the first Korean War Ace.
Tiger stripes
By Cookie Sewell
How to paint the M46 Pattons of Operation Killer.
Sea Furious
By Joe Hegedus
Detailing the Korean-service Hawker Sea Fury.
Korean War Gallery
The models of U-571
By Christopher Appoldt
Great (big) submarine models on the silver screen.
15 tips for better armor
By Mike Ashey
Improve your AFV models with these techniques.
Over the top Figure How-to
By Thomas Wictor
Modified figures and uniforms bring this World War I diorama to life.
Basics of casting resin parts
By Christopher Appoldt
Why scratchbuild more than one?
Resin ship kit ABCs
By Rusty White
A master shipwright builds the USS Indianapolis and explains the basics.
A modeler's essential toolbox
By Christopher Appoldt
What's necessary - plus what's just plain handy.
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.
USS Valley Forge, 1953
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