October 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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Superdetailed M1 Abrams
By Christie Griffin
An expected opportunity to photograph a real M1 tank up close motivated John Smith to build his spectacular model.
Building Ike Kepford's Corsair
By Scott Murphy
Murphy's Law for creating a show stopping model: Take an old Revell kit and add resin and scratchbuilt detail.
Lozenge camouflage made easy
By Steve Hustad
Replicating complex camo schemes on German WWI aircraft can be a pain. The solution? Do it with decals. We'll show you how.
Build a better B-1
By Paul Boyer
Monogram's old 1/72 scale kit is still good, but with a little updating you can turn it into a great model.
World War II paint guide
By Paul Boyer
Can't tell non-specular blue from intermediate blue? Want to find sources for RLM Gray? We've got the answers right here.
How to paint camouflage uniforms
By Lynn Kessler
Here's a simple technique for getting realistic results.
USS [i]Arleigh Burke[/i]
By Christie Griffin
Steve Dunn built this stunning 1/96 scale model from scratch - mostly from brass!
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark 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.
Harley-Davidson police bike
Pocher Bugatti T50 engine
Hummel self-propelled gun
Seversky SEV-AP-7
PT boat
German Type IX U-boat
USS Waddell
Vought OS2U Kingfisher
Museum diorama
Su-76 self-propelled gun
Curtiss BF2C-1
Toyota GT-One TS020
Prehistoric Pteranodon
SdKfz 222 scout car
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 red knight of Germany
By Elizabeth Dooley
Red Baron
Online Extra
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