January 2012

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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
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Airbrushing and weathering a Korean War Skyraider
By Aaron Skinner
Sea blue gloss and exhaust streaks for Douglas' powerful ground-pounder.
Pg. 20
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Making the most of metallics for a MiG
By Aaron Skinner
Taking a shine to a Cold War fighter.
Pg. 22
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IPMS/USA Nationals 2011 show gallery
FSM visits "Omaha by the Sea" and the International Plastic Modelers Society.
Pg. 34
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Tips for a tiny tank
By Bart Cusumano
Improving RPM's U.S. M1917 and challenging your eyesight.
Pg. 38
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Build small-scale vegetation and groundwork
By Andrew Argent
A realistic scene and basic techniques evoke the summer of '44 in France.
Pg. 44
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