September 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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Camouflage with paper masks
By Aaron Skinner
How to paint a hard-edged RAF scheme
Pg. 22

Try color modulation for armor
By Fraser Gray
Shades and tones for a convincing IS-2
Pg. 26
Showcase: This diorama goes overboard!
Lewis Pruneau’s seagoing scene features a ship, three boats, and 200 figures!
Pg. 32
Model ship building basics
By Aaron Skinner
Scale modeling essentials, Part 1: Hull and major subassemblies
Pg. 34
Building a better Mitchell
By Wayne Hui
Monogram’s warhorse goes Canadian
Pg. 42
Store, pack, and ship models
By John Ferdico
Build a container for safe transport
Pg. 48
How to make aircraft antennas
By Frank Cuden
Tune in for fine details you can make
Pg. 52
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
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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.
10 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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