September 2009

FineScale Modeler magazine – Paint realistic finishes on Tamiya's 1/48 scale Marder III
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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Improve Monogram's 1/48 scale F-102
By Wayne Hui
Sharpening an old Delta Dagger
pg. 20
Color modulation revealed
By Rick Lawler
Implying light and shadow adds life to Tamiya's 1/48 scale Marder III
pg. 26
Better from the box: Tamiya's 1/48 scale Kawanishi N1K1-J
By John Maher
Fundamentals of an effective display
pg. 32
IPMS Show Gallery: Region V, 2009
Mad-City Modelers' 14th annual show
pg. 42
Showcase: A look inside Academy's 1/32 scale F-18C Hornet
Dan Jayne's incredible cutaway jet
pg. 44
ONLINE EXTRA: More of Dan Jayne's Hornet
Modeling an abandoned armored car in Austria, 1945
By Glenn Bartolotti
Putting together a war's end diorama with an old Italeri 1/35 scale SdKfz 234/2 Puma
pg. 48
Kitbash a 1/72 scale Cougar
By Joseph Hegedus
Combine Hasegawa and Matchbox kits to model a Korean War fighter
pg. 54
ONLINE EXTRA: Modeling workbench gallery
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's editor, Matthew Usher
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world –– as well as a gallery of reader-submitted workbench photos
FSM's Aaron Skinner examines Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Fairey Swordfish Mk.I as well as other exciting new products
New Products
FSM's Monica Freitag compiles the latest modeling products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers
Questions & Answers
FSM's Mark Hembree provides a clinic for your modeling problems
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built and painted by a modeler
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
Classified Marketplace
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