January 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: Stalingrad KV-1
By Tom Foti
A picture from the battlefield inspired this photo-realistic detailing project on Trumpeter's 1/35 scale tank kit.
pg. 20
Aircraft How-to: Build your first airliner
By Mark Hembree
FSM's Associate Editor adds detail and after-market decals to build an eye-catching jet.
pg. 26
Armor How-to: Destruction construction
By Karl Logan
Turn a perfectly good armor kit into a blown-apart, burned-out casualty of war.
pg. 30
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EXTRA: Build a ghostly scene for a destroyed tank
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EXTRA: Photos from a ghostly Panzer IV diorama
Aircraft How-to: Build a better Betty
By Carmine Mari
Careful painting and detailing gives Tamiya's 1/48 scale Japanese bomber a proper late-war heavily weathered appearance.
pg. 34
Aircraft How-to: Natural-metal magic
By Albert Tureczek
Albert's 1/72 scale B-58 Hustler gets an ultra- realistic second skin of real metal.
pg. 46
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Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matt Usher.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Show Gallery
Pictures from WonderFest 2007, one of the world's top science-fiction and fantasy events.
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.
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History You Can Model
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