September 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
Building a better USS Oregon
By Gary Kingzett
Improving Glencoe's kit and crafting some handy tools along the way.
1999 Reader's Choice Awards
Astonishing Alfas
Gerald Wingrove's scratchbuilt Alfa Romeos look good enough to drive. s
Updating the Challenger
By John Tapsell
Modify Tamiya's kit to model a British tank in IFOR service.
Night fighting Tigercat
By Paul Boyer
A step by step buildup of the F7F-3N in 1/72 scale.
Bashing the Batplane
By Dan Thompson
Transform a P-40 into the Dark Knight's 1941 fighter.
Lower is better
By James Rickert
How to lower a NASCAR Monte Carlo to racing height.
Kit Classics - Bonus Feature: Premiere's MiG-15
By Tom Graham
A steal of a kit.
How to strip paint
By Christopher Appoldt
A second chance at a great finish.
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 M26 at the ultimate proving ground
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