November 2010

FSM-CV1110
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
Modeling mottling takes time
By Aaron Skinner
Patience keys a complicated camouflage
pg. 22
Sherman (Old) School - Part 2: How to show off a Sherman
By Jim Wechsler
Painting, weathering, and display
pg. 24
Online extra: Sherman specifics
Building and Detailing Realistic Sherman Tanks
Pre-order Jim Wechsler's upcoming book.
Modeler's handbook
By Matthew Usher
All the tools you need to get started — even a glossary of modeling lingo!
pg. 29
Modeling essentials
By Matthew Usher
Get the basics of building from the box
pg. 29
Scratchbuilding detail for Airfix's big Spitfire
By Andy Cooper
Improve a 1/24 scale fighter plane
pg. 48
History you can model: North American B-25 Mitchell
By Mark Hembree
The medium bomber named for the father of the U.S. Air Force
pg. 68
Online extra: North American Aviation B-25 Mitchell medium bomber
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Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Spotlight
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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.
6 new Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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