November 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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Beautiful battered Betty
Get a close look at Christopher Walton's realistically weathered G4M1 attack bomber.
How to apply perfect decals
By Paul Boyer
Multi-layter markings? Compound curves? Here's how to handle the tough stuff that decals can dish out.
Scratchbuilding a WWII landing craft
By John M. Johnsey
This 1/192 scale LCI was built from the blueprints.
Modeling the Soviet N-1
By David P. Gianakos
The making of a museum-quality 1/48 scale rocket model, step by step.
Make your own acrylic display cases
By Doug Geiger
Keep dust and other dangers at bay with a homebuilt custom display case.
By Paul Boyer
This simple method gives dramatic accents to panel lines and recesses.
Modeler's guide to the Sidewinder
By Jim Rotramel
This history of the heat-homing missile includes illustrations of a dozen variants.
Build a WWII german truck
By Dave Hodge
Tips for building a detailed version of Tamiya's Krupp Protze.
Incredible 11-car auto transporter
Doug Walker's car carrier, built on a dare, features a moveable ramp system.
Cutting and fitting resin parts
By Christopher Appoldt
Start here to add great details to your models.
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.
Show Gallery
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.
The Century Series of American fighters
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