November 2011

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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
Airbrushing-and-Finishing
Mr. Surfacer is many things
By Aaron Skinner
It's handy stuff. Here's how to use it.
Pg. 20
Scale modeling glossary
Come to terms with the modeling lingo.
Pg. 22
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Start building!
Tips, techniques, and tools to help you to build models.
Pg. 24
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Model ship building basics
By Aaron Skinner
Part 3: Priming, masking, and painting.
Pg. 30
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How to model an MLRS
By Dennis Gerber
This rocket launcher is right on target.
Pg. 40
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Weathering a P-51B
By Raul Corral
Modeling well-used natural metal.
Pg. 46
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North American F-86 Sabre
By Mark Hembree
America's answer to the MiG in Korea.
Pg. 50
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Read the latest headlines in modeling news.
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Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
8 New Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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