December 2001

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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Double the dragon, double the fun
Alfonso Martinez Berlana's twin-tailed dragon is a P-38 Lightning that will strike you twice.
Building two resin cruisers
By Mike Ashey
Multimedia ship kits pose special challenges. Here's how to fix hull-fit problems and prepare them for painting.
Details for a Panzer II
By Fraser Gray
Build those older kits, and use aftermarket parts to dress them up.
Use "big car" paints on scale models
By Pat Covert
Tips and techniques for using auto paint for your auto models.
Pearl Harbor pull-out poster
To commemorate the attack, FSM and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin presnt a spcial poster.
Accurate Akagi aircraft carrier
The building of the 1/96 scale model displayed at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center.
Painting tricky Luftwaffe camouflage
By Robert Kingsley
Here's an effective technique for airbrushing complicated camo schemes.
Choosing the scale of your next model
By Terry Thompson
What's the best scale to model in? Check FSM's overview of the pros and cons of different scales.
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 Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
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.
Index of Advertisers
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
USS West Virginia: Pearl harbor survivor
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