September 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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Bob Steinbrunn's awesome USS Kidd
One of FSM's all-time favorite authors hyperdetails a WWII destroyer.
Mike McFadden's "Das Boot"
This award-winning diorama depicts a submarine's surface battle.
Painting with acrylics
By Walt Fink
These water-based paints are safe and easy to use.
Building a WWII Italian tank
By Fabio Sacchi
The M13/40 helped Rommel take on the Allies in North Africa.
Scratchbuild a WWI biplane
By Jim Stevens
It's easier than you think, and the techniques apply to many different planes.
Painting flames
By Tim Phelps
Use removable frisket masks to add a little fire to your car modeling.
Improving prepainted aircraft kits
By Pat Hawkey
Add a new touch to Revell-Monogram's 1/48 scale P-51B.
Make a painting stand
By Mike Adamson
This stand will help keep your models fingerprint-free.
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.
Show Gallery
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.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
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