February 2004

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
Amazing dioramas and figures
Professional modeler Bruce Teal's lifelike creations capture the human side of 20th century warfare.
Convert an Iraq War RAF Tornado
By David Anderson
Upgrading Revell-Germany's 1/72 scale GR.1 to GR.4 configuration is a snap with the Airwaves conversion set.
Build an Iraqi Freedom Bradley
By Ron Poniatowski
Combine two kits to fully detail a 1/35 scale desert M2A2 armored fighting vehicle inside and out.
Detailing the Doolittle Raid USS Hornet
By Mike Ashey
Trumpeter's 1/350 scale kit of the famous World War II carrier is great straight from the box. We show how to make it even better.
Rigging wire aircraft antennas
By Al Edwards
Here's everything you need to know to make realistic low-frequency radio antennas quickly and easily.
Airbrush roundup, part two
By Matthew Usher
Wondering what a double-action airbrush can do for you? Our guide will help you find one that's best for your needs.
By Mark Theoharis
Damaged buildings will boost your diorama's realism quotient - and they're easy to build from scratch.
Departments
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.
Kübelwagen Type 82
Nieuport 17
HMS Kimberley
CF-5D fighter
Mail Call: USS Porter
A-7E Corsair II
Fronty Ford bobtail racer
F4U-1A Corsair
P-61 Black Widow
CH-54 Skycrane
Airbus A380-800
RMS Titanic
Stinson Reliant SR-9
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.
HH-43 Huskie: first USAF jet helicopter
Extra Gallery
IPMS Butch O'Hare 2004 show
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