October 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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Portfolio: Dan Tisoncik's fabulous figures
By Mark Hembree
A master modeler shares his collected works
pg. 24
ONLINE EXTRA: More of Dan Tisoncik's amazing 1/35 scale figures
Aircraft How-to: Backdate Monogram's Thunderchief
By Pat Hawkey
Learn how to convert a D to a B
pg. 30
ONLINE EXTRA: Monogram's 1/48 scale Thunderchief conversion
Showcase: Tim Hanbury's HMS Hood
Lifelong fascination fuels detailing
pg. 38
Armor How-to: Detailing a Kursk Tiger
By Scott Conner
Painting and weathering tell the story
pg. 46
Car How-to: Eight steps to better multimedia models
By Wayne Moyer
Modeling made easier, one step at a time
pg. 52
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's editor, Matthew Usher
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world
Get a glimpse of cool new products
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby from modelers around the world
Questions & Answers
FSM answers reader questions
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events
Hobby Shop Directory
Classified Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
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