February 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.
John Leyland's incredible carriers
By Paul Boyer
The history of naval aviation told with amzingly detailed 1/700 scale models.
Dioramas made easy
By Kerry Moncrieff
How to put your model in a realistic setting.
A superdetailed Airacobra
Monogram's great 30-year-old P-39 is made even better with resin details.
How to paint with oils
By Sheperd Paine
A professional modeler shares his secrets.
Modeler's guide to the Spitfire
By Robert Swaddling
A detailed list of the differences between the Marks.
Gallery: Spitfires in scale
By Elizabeth Lamb
Modeling doesn't have to be hazardous to your health.
Build a pair of Iraqi T-72s
By Cookie Sewell
Two ways to model one of the key AFVs of the Gulf War
Iraqi colors & markings
By Cookie Sewell
Editor's Page
Scale Talk
News & Products
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.
How to use Future
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.
Fw 190 assault fighter
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