September 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
Armor How-to: Detailing a Kursk Tiger
By Scott Conner
FSM contest-winner goes to town on Tamiya's kit
pg. 20
Showcase: Amazing museum-scale Bf 110C
By Kelly Shaw
Aluminum construction, maximum accuracy
pg. 28
FREE ONLINE EXTRA: Scratchbuilt 1/15 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110C photos
Aircraft How-to: Convert a Spitfire to an airshow star
By Norm Sheppard
A fierce fighter becomes a friendly two-seater
pg. 32
Show Gallery Special: AMPS 2008 convention
By Aaron Skinner
Armor modelers whoop it up in Indiana
pg. 42
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EXTRA: More AMPS 2008
Showcase: Magnificent museum-scale Mustang
By Kelly Shaw
Highly skilled metalworking produces a P-51D
pg. 44
FREE ONLINE EXTRA: Scratchbuilt 1/16 scale P-51D Mustang photos
Aircraft How-to: Kitbash a YRF-84F FICON
By Darren Roberts
It takes two kits to model this swept-wing variant
pg. 46
Aircraft How-to: Easy-to-spot Alpha Jet
By Ricardo Dacoba
A jazzy jaguar fits right in at the Tiger meet
pg. 50
Departments
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's editor, Matthew Usher
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world
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
Classified Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Lockheed AC-130 Spectre
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