February 2008

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
Cover Story: Kitbash an EA-18G
By Darren Roberts
Combine kits to model the Navy's new electronic-warfare Growler.
pg. 20
Showcase: Ted Bunn's HMS Prince of Wales
By Mark Hembree
Up-close with a fantastically detailed World War II George V-class battleship.
pg. 26
Armor How-to: Easy-to-do KV-II
By Charlie Pritchett
A top modeler's tips for painting and weathering 1/48 scale armor.
pg. 30
Display: Build a high-tech digital display base
By Matthew Usher
This eye-catching "slideshow" model display base is easy to build from inexpensive components.
pg. 42
Aircraft How-to: Build the first Spitfire
By Rogério "Rato" Marczak
Convert Airfix's 1/72 scale Mk. I to the Type 300 prototype.
pg. 46
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Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
New Products
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matt Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest model 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.
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Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
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