March 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 - Airbrushing: Basic skills for better finishes
By Aaron Skinner
Removing the mystery so you can master modeling's most versatile tool.
Pg. 24
Airbrushing & Finishing: Mud, dirt, and grime
By Ilya Yut
Beat up a Korean War Sherman.
Pg. 22
Kitbash a German gun truck
By Mike Dikos
Scratchbuilding to mount a FlaK 30 on an Opel Blitz.
Pg. 30
Sculpt and paint your figures
By Robert Doepp
Sometimes the best scale figure available is the one you make yourself.
Pg. 38
Complex camo made simple
By Pablo Bauleo
Paint Italian "smoke rings" the easy way.
Pg. 44
Kit Classics: Revell's USS 'Aaron Ward'
By Tom Graham
A venerable four-stack destroyer that spanned two world wars.
Pg. 48
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