April 2010

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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Airbrushing & Finishing: It's olive drab, but more than one color
By Mark Hembree
Livening up a monochromatic scheme
pg. 18
Soldering basics, step by step
By Rick Lawler
A sensible skill for photoetched metal
pg. 20
Saving a Super Sabre
By Leon Simpson
Solving the problems of a vintage kit
pg. 24
Showcase: Brett McDonald's snow plow
This county truck scoops up trophies!
pg. 30
Waffling and detailing a StuG
By Bill Plunk
Resin Zimmerit and photoetched metal stoke up an old kit
pg. 32
Online extra: Download an image of this StuG for your desktop
Hal Marr's F-8E Crusader
By Paul Boyer
Academy's 1/72 scale "MiG Master"
pg. 46
Canadian Forces LAV III
By James Wechsler
A straightforward conversion
pg. 50
Online extra: Get desktop wallpaper of James' LAV III
Kit classics
By Matthew Usher
Revell's "whip-fly" F9F-8 Cougar
pg. 74
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Read the latest headlines in modeling news.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Questions & Answers
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Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
7 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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