January 2013

FSM130101
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: An Airacobra to wow judges
By John Ferdico
A metal undercarriage and other details make a model stronger and more accurate
Pg. 24
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Airbrushing & Finishing: Apply a dazzling finish to a ship
By Aaron Skinner
Thin paint and careful masking are the keys to crisp camouflage.
Pg. 22
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Model a cutaway sub
By Rob Aarsen
Superdetailing Revell Germany's Type VIIC U-boat.
Pg. 34
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Show Gallery IPMS/USA Nationals 2012
By FSM staff
Top models from America and the world.
Pg. 40

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Making decals at home
By Don Stauffer
Creating custom decals isn't as difficult as you might think.
Pg. 46
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History you can model: North American Aviation AT-6 Texan/SNJ/Harvard
By Mark Hembree
Trainers of the Greatest Generation.
Pg. 49
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