April 2012

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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Cover Story: 13 tips for building ships
By Kevin Wenker and Aaron Skinner
See award-winning techniques for modeling HMCS Fennel, a Flower-class corvette.
Pg. 22
Airbrushing & Finishing: Step-by-step desert weathering
By Aaron Skinner
Here are great ways to beat up a British Challenger tank.
Pg. 28
Show Gallery: MMSI 2011
FSM covers the Military Miniature Society of Illinois' amazing annual show. Click here to see Associate Editors Tim Kidwell and Aaron Skinner's favorite models from the show.
Pg. 38
Making a good Harrier better
By Ricardo Dacoba
It's the little things that count: See how subtle changes make a GR.7 a GR.9.
Pg. 42
Scale Modeling Essentials: Building a Staghound Mk.III, Part 2
By Mark Hambree
Preparing parts and making them stick. It's easy once you know how.
Pg. 46
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