October 2011

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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Setting the scene
By Aaron Skinner
Display base and weathering are key elements in an effective model display
Pg. 22
Mort Künstler: “America’s Artist”
By Mark Hembree
Early in an illustrious career, this master’s box-top magic made kids want the kit
Pg. 24
Backdate an Avenger
By Phillip Gore
Modeling the sole surviving TBF-1 from the Battle of Midway
Pg. 28
Model ship building basics
By Aaron Skinner
Scale modeling essentials, Part 2: A lot of ship modeling depends on small parts and photoetched metal
Pg. 32
History you can model: Sikorsky S-58
By Mark Hembree
Seabat, Seahorse, Choctaw, etc.
Pg. 44
Portfolio: Dan Jayne
A cutaway artist turns to armor
Pg. 46
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
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
14 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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