March 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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Airbrushing & Finishing: Mastering late-war German three-color camouflage
By Aaron Skinner
Thin paint, filters, and pigments put plenty of punch in this Jadgpanther.
Pg. 22

Cover Story: Airbrushing maintenance and problem solving
By Aaron Skinner
Less praying, more spraying: Keep your airbrush working right. Click here to watch Aaron's video about airbrush maintenance.
Pg. 24
Backdate a Hawkeye
By Darren Roberts
Convert Kinetic's 1/48 scale E-2C to an E-2B.
Pg. 30
Scale Modeling Essentials: Basics for building an armored car
By Mark Hembree
Part 1: Mark starts building his 1/35 scale Italeri Staghound Mk.III. Click here to see exclusive online extras.
Pg. 40
Build a 1940s midget racing legend
By Don Stauffer
Model Vic Edelbrock's Kurtis Kraft "Offy Killer" midget racer with Revell's 1/25 scale kit.
Pg. 44
Editor's Page
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Spot Light
Read the latest headlines in modeling news, including more from Wingnut Wings, decals from Kits-World in England, Eduard 1/72 scale PSP, and Reid Air's "The Modern Super Hornet Guide."
New Products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Question & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
10 Workbench Reviews
Hobby Shop Directory
Classified Marketplace
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