April 2013

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: Fixing damaged paint
By Aaron Skinner
If you can't avert disaster, repair it.
Page 20
Cover story - Superdetailing a big-scale battleship
By Joe Simon
Conquering the Kongo with aftermarket add-ons and skillfully scratchbuilt parts.
Page 22
Showcase Special: Felipe Prado Diaz's space shuttle
Scratchbuilding and resin casting put this project in orbit.
Page 28
Skill builder - Weathering with hairspray
By Steven Andreano
For worn, scratched, and chipped paint.
Page 32
Skill builder - Down and dirty weathering
By Raul Corral
Add wear and make panel lines pop.
Page 40
Build and paint a Soviet anti-aircraft truck
By Cristobal Vergara Duran
This Model AAA is a GAZ!
Page 42
Kit classics - Aurora's Sail Back Reptile
By Tom Graham
Recalling the Prehistoric Scenes series
Page 48
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