April 2005

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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Tony Mucaro and Pat Hawkey’s historic, folklore aircraft diorama
By Paul Boyer
Think builders who over-weather their aircraft models are foolish? Think again!
Detailing a Gulf War AS-90
By Graeme Davidson
A few detailing tricks give Trumpeter's 1/35 scale self-propelled gun kit a realistic battle-weary look.
Building Tamiya’s 1/32 scale F-16CJ
By Larry Schramm
An inside-and-out look at Japan's latest entry into the giant jet race.
Prowler procedures
By Darren Roberts
Detail Revell/Italeri’s SH-34J helicopter
By Ed Barthelmes
2005 New Kit Releases
By Paul Boyer
Just add water ... or not?
By John Leyland
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Extra Articles
Extra Gallery
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
USS Ozbourne
"Star Trek" Borg Cube
CH-53D Sea Stallion
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4
Advancing on Stalingrad
1933 Cadillac Town Car
Lockheed T-33 Jet de Entrenamiento
Steyr 1500A
"The Night Stalker"
Jagdtiger and Willys Jeep Diorama
Russian Kilo-class attack sub
F-105F Thunderchief
P-47D Thunderbolt
Panzer III Ausf L
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Index of Advertisers
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Online Extra
Show Gallery
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
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