July 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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Cover Story: Tips and techniques for mastering decals
By Aaron Skinner
What decals are and how to make them stick
Pg. 28

Cover Story: Troubleshooting decals
By Aaron Skinner
When things go wrong, here's a troubleshooting guide to help you straighten out your decals
Pg. 31
Cover Story: Applying decals step by step
By Aaron Skinner
Learn the best ways to apply decals as Aaron Skinner applies markings to his Hasegawa 1/42 scale P-51D
Pg. 32
Airbrushing & Finishing: Thinning paint for airbrushing
By Aaron Skinner
Learn how to thin paint properly for your airbrush and get a great finish on your model
Pg. 22
FSM Basics: Working with clear parts
By Matthew Usher
Learn how to make your scale model's clear plastic parts look the best they can
Pg. 25
Portfolio: "Willie & Joe" in three dimensions
Modeler Nate Jones recreates World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin's Stars and Stripes cartoons as 1/35 scale vignettes
Pg. 40
Make your models stand out
By Mike A. Muzyka
Make your models memorable by making striking display bases
Pg. 42
History you can model: The half-century voyage of the USS 'Enterprise'
By Mark Hembree
For more than 50 years, the USS Enterprise sailed the seas, giving modelers plenty of modeling opportunities
Pg. 44
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