October 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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Award-winning armor
David Kahn's conversions help him relax ... and roll over the competition.
Build it big!
By John Adelmann
A professional modeler's tips for building big-scale planes - like this gorgeous F-4 in 1/32 scale.
Build a sailing ship
By Mike Ashey
How to bring Revell's 1957 Eagle kit up to speed, rigging and all.
FSM Readers' Choice Awards
Your picks for the best kits of 2000, and the FSM Model Kit of the Year.
Making parts from metal
By Don Stauffer
A modeler's guide to metalworking, from shaping to soldering.
U.S. aircraft color guide
By Paul Boyer
U.S. military aircraft colors and schemes from 1955 to 2001.
Mastering spray cans
By Matthew Usher
Get a great finish - from a can!
Updated WWII Soviet assault gun
By Fraser Gray
Dressing up Tamiya's 1/35 scale SU-122.
Jurassic modeling
By Bob Shell
Model a terrifying Jurassic T. rex on the prowl.
A Pacific War hero's torpedo plane
By Phillip Gore
Build George Gay's TBD Devastator using Monogram's classic 1/48 scale kit.
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.
The U.S. WWII half-track
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