May 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.
King of the beasts
By Brett Avants
Building and detailing one ferocious tank-hunting Jagdtiger.
Airbrushing camouflage
By Scott Trerrotola
The art and science of designing and painting camouflage patterns.
A terrific Tarawa
Mike sharp superdetails a contemporary amphibious assault ship in 1/700 scale.
Natural metal, step by step
By Paul Boyer
FSM's Senior Editor builds a 1/48 scale Thunderbolt using a variety of metallic finishes.
Coronado flying boat
By Gerson Lopes
Detailing a 1/72 scale vacuum-formed PB2Y.
Arresting CHP police truck
By Bill Coulter
A master modeler shows you how to take this truck from snap kit to spectacular.
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.
Willys Jeep
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