November 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: Kitbash a Russian tank
By Cookie Sewell
Two old kits, styrene stock, and modeling know-how produce a T-44.
Pg. 46
Airbrushing & Finishing: Add good camo to the StuH42
By Aaron Skinner
It wasn't easy to paint this scheme, but the third time was the charm.
Pg. 22
30 Years of FSM: Take it from the experts
By Mark Hembree
FSM authors offer 30 years of model-building wisdom.
Pg. 24
Show Gallery: 2012 IPMS/USA Nationals
FSM covers the big show in Florida: Here's a sneak preview.
Pg. 36
Fine fixes for a big Phantom
By Chuck Sawyer
Aftermarket parts and careful detailing are the keys to this big F-4.
Pg. 38
Build your own carrier deck
By Chris Crofoot
Scribed basswood and a few cagey cuts make a cool display base.
Pg. 44
History you can model: LTV A-7 Corsair II
By Mark Hembree
Great attack aircraft are seldom pretty.
Pg. 52
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