March 2010

FSM-CV0310
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
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Spotlight
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
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
9 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
By Jon Hergenrother, Paul Boyer
Advertiser Index
Hobby Shop Directory
Classified Marketplace
Features
Airbrushing & Finishing: Sometimes masking is just hard work
By Aaron Skinner
Two rolls of tape, 40 hours of work
pg. 16
Online extra: Download desktop wallpaper featuring an F-16 in digital camouflage
Airbrush problems and how to fix them
By Aaron Skinner
Working through common woes
pg. 18
How to date a Viper
By Pete Fleischmann
Backdating details for a Block 30 F-16
pg. 24
Give a T-34 an interior and winter camo
By Ro Annis
Reference photo inspires a unique tank
pg. 32
Build an NB-52A mother ship
By Jeff Thomsen
Converting Monogram's 1/72 scale behemoth to launch an X-15
pg. 42
Online extra: To the frontier of space, X-15 and mother ship
Creating realistic groundwork
By Joe Hudson and Carissima M. Hudson
French and Indian War woodlands
pg. 48
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