December 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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Pekka Rautajoki's ultra-detailed aircraft carrier
Build your first diorama
By Matthew Usher
Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Me 262A-1a
By Jim Zeske
Enhancing Emil
By Pat Hawkey
Hetzer Holiday
By Kevin Kuster
Give me Liberty or ...
By Jeff Herne
No parts? No glue? No problem!
By Konley Kelley
Mentoring a Thirty-Four
By Don Alberts
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
Spitfire Mk.XII
88mm Flak 37 antiaircraft vehicle
"Aliens" M577 APC and dropship
Bf 109 E4
JT-8D engine
German ruins diorama
Napoleonic Trumpeter
Grumman J2F-2A Duck
Pfalz DIIIa
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.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
Corsairs in French service
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