May 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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“Bondo” Phil Brandt’s jazzy jets
By Paul Boyer
Launch your first resin ship model
By Christopher Appoldt
A FAMous F-5E Tiger II
By Manuel Guajardo
Obiekt 704
By Fraser Gray
Secrets of resin casting
By Matthew Usher
CBI Mustang
By Alfonso Martínez Berlana
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.
AH-1W Cobra Attack Helicopter
Mobelwagen antiaircraft gun
Douglas A-20G Havoc
P-47D Thunderbolt
Space shuttle and launch tower
German U-boat Warrant Officer
A6M2 Zero
Volkswagen Type 82 E
F-4E Phantom II
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 M60
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