November 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: Accurizing a Super Hornet
By Jesse Fuehrer
Use photoetched-metal and resin parts, superdetailing, and superior painting to improve an F/A-18F Super Hornet.
Pg. 26
Airbrushing & Finishing: Finishing with filters
By Harvey Low
Learn all of the ins and outs of applying paint filters to your models.
Pg. 20
Making the perfect base
By Glenn Bartolotti
Use styrene foam, pencil shavings, and static grass to make a stunning display base for your next model project.
Pg. 38
Your most wanted kits
By Mark Hembree
In the May 2013 FineScale Modeler, we asked you to let us know what models you most wanted to see. And did you ever -- 25,011 times! Here are the survey results.
Pg. 24
Showcase: Scratchbuilt Apollo 7 Satrun IB
For more than 20 years, David Weeks dreamed of building a model of the Saturn IB used to launch Apollo 7. Here it is in all of its 1/48 scale glory!
Pg. 42
FSM Step-by-Step: Italian dazzle camouflage
By Alfonso Martinez Berlana
Paint the Zara-class Italian heavy cruiser Gorizia in the dazzle camouflage it wore during its 1942 deployment.
Pg. 45
Showcase: Big-scale P-47 Thunderbolt x2
Dave Gianakos honors his good friend and World War II fighter pilot, Russ Kyler, with a pair of model replicas of his P-47 Thunderbolt Lorene. He gave one to Kyler, and the other now resides at the Boxted Airfield Museum in Langham, England.
Pg. 46 
FSM Basics: Removing decals
By Timothy Kidwell
Sometimes your decals are so messed up that the best option is to begin again.
Pg. 64
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