May 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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Features
Build Yeager's Mustang
By Pat Hawkey
Revamp an older kit to model Chuck Yaeger's "Glamorous Glen III" in 1/32 scale.
P-51 Mustang roundup!
By Paul Boyer
The good (and the not so good) Mustang kits.
Bill Pettyjohn's award-winning Mosquito has a great weathered finish - and he shares his techniques with FSM
Build a Tiger I, Part II
By Robert Collignon
Last month, the author detailed this late-war German beast; now it's time to paint.
The U-2 from Thirteen Days
By Christopher Appoldt
The model makers at Grant McCune Design, Inc., bring history to life...again.
Modeling Shepard's Redstone
By Phillip Gore
Kitbashing this historic rocket in 1/48 scale, on the 40th anniversary of its flight.
Detailing the Konig
By Mike Ashey
ICM's 1/350 scale WWI battleship meets a master modeler armed with photo-etched brass!
Airbrushing metal
By Robert Downie
Making plastic look like metal is easier than you might think, as our author shows on his MiG-21.
Great guns!
By Robert Oehler
Create a convincing gunmetal 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.
Index of Advertisers
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
Chuck Yeager's P-51
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