March 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.
Showcase: Kirk Figard's "Wrong Turn"
By Aaron Skinner
A fantastically detailed Eastern Front street-fighting diorama.
pg. 20
Special Section: Get started airbrushing
By Matthew Usher
Choosing the right airbrush is one of the best ways to build better, more realistic models.
pg. 22
Special Section: Airbrush Gallery
By Mark Hembree
World-class modelers show their best work and share their best airbrushing advice.
pg. 26
Aircraft How-to: Correct a MiG-19 fighter
By Yufei Mao
Fixing up Bilek's 1/72 scale Cold War classic.
pg. 32
Armor How-to: Sprucing up Tamiya's Ford GPA
By Bart Cusumano
The 1/35 scale amphibious jeep gets an aftermarket makeover.
pg. 42
Aircraft How-to: Making Hawk's C-131 Samaritan good
By Frank Cuden
Simple fixes update a 1950s kit.
pg. 48
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
New Products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by your fellow readers.
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
Douglas Skyraider
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