March 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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Desperation on the Eastern Front
Mike Siggins' spectacular 1/35 scale diorama portrays the Wehrmacht's last gasp.
Trumpeter's big new Corsair
By Larry Schramm
This 1/32 scale bent-wing beauty has loads of detail and plenty of ordnance.
Modeling realistic water
By Bob Santos
This simple, foolproof method uses easy-to-find materials.
Build Chuck Yeager's NF-104A
By Pat Hawkey
Model the rocket-assisted near-space Starfighter with a Hasegawa kit and a Cutting Edge conversion set.
Future - the modeler's best friend
By Matt Swan
You'll take a shine to this household product after you see how much it can do for your models.
Wire ship rigging
By Patrick Roach
Tired of drooping cables and sagging ropes? Try this fast, easy way to install realistic rigging.
No-hassle aircraft weathering
By Thomas Head Jr.
Forget the tedious masking! Create realistic faded finishes with artist's pastels.
Working with basic armor kits
By Cookie Sewell
Our step-by-step guide shows how to add pizzazz to that bare-bones kit.
Kit Classics No. 59: Varney's fleet sub
By Tom Graham
Originally from the 1940s, this may be the first American all-plastic model kit.
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.
M4 Sherman
WC-62 1/2-ton personnel carrier
Sir Louis de Nevers
Republic F-84G
SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D
Brown Water Navy
1931 Ford roadster
A-6E Intruder
1929 Mercedes Benz SSK
Sikorsky CH-54
Fokker D.VII
The Enterprise
Leopold railway gun
Vought Kingfishers
International Paystar dump truck
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 M26 Pershing in Korea
Atlanta Model Expo 2004/IPMS Region 3 convention
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