January 2002

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
Celebrating 20 years of modeling
Thoughts from industry and modeling insiders: Bob Hayden, Keith Lindsey, Pat Covert, Cookie Sewell, Rusty White, and Paul Boyer
The future of the hobby
What might be ahead for scale modeling? Some hobby professionals share their thoughts.
20 years, 20 favorite kits
By Matthew Usher
Results of FSM's reader poll.
Shep Paine's favorite dioramas
By Sheperd Paine
The modeler who inspired a generation of builders looks at his favorite work.
Visit with a movie modeler
By Christopher Appoldt
Barbara Affonso's seen and made cool stuff during 20 years at Industrial Light + Magic.
Four Revell artists
By Tom Graham
The stories behind the memorable boxtops.
Massimo Barbieri's Hurricane
Peek into this amazing 1/20 scale Mk.IIc.
Ten tips for great small-scale armor
By Steve Hustad
Masking better tanks in 1/72, 1/76, and 1/7 scale.
Building multimedia WWII cruisers
By Mike Ashey
How to paint camouflage and add photoetched-brass detail parts.
How to paint complex graphics
By Robert Downie
Tips for handling the curves.
Germany against the wall
This gritty urban diorama features several late-war German vehicles - and tells a story.
Build an F-100C jet fighter
By Ben Brown
Backdate Monogram's 1/48 scale F-100D to an accurate "Charlie HUn."
Make realistic roads and runways
By Ed Gilbert
The secret ingredient? Kitty litter!
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 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.
NASA's Enterprise
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