November 2009

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
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Improving Revell's 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
By Rafe Morrissey
How to give a dated kit timeless appeal
pg. 20
Building Emhar's 1/35 scale Mark V tank
By Cookie Sewell
Modifications to Emhar's 1/35 scale Mark V tank for the fledgling U.S. armored corps
pg. 26
Showcase: Scratchbuilt 1/24 scale OV-10D Bronco
By Erin Kewin
An aluminum and plastic masterpiece
pg. 34
Fun fundamentals for a KV-2 heavy tank
By Willie Lanier
Armor-building basics
pg. 44
Build a Marine Corps UC-35D aircraft
By Philip Richardson
This project could be your first aircraft conversion.
pg. 50
Special 16-page booklet: Adding detail
ONLINE EXTRA: The Buffalo's last stand: F2A-3s at the Battle of Midway
By Bart Cusumano
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Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's editor, Matthew Usher
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
News & Products
FSM's Monica Freitag compiles the latest modeling products
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 kits, every one built by a modeler.
By Tom Foti
Tamiya's remade Matilda enters the big dance
pg. 60
By Jon Hergenrother
Academy provides updated tooling, exquisite decals by Cartograf, and plenty of weaponry.
pg. 62
By Aaron Skinner
pg. 70
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