October 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: Glossing with acrylics
By Aaron Skinner
Paint additives and a lot of prep work help give this F9F-2 Panther a glossy coat
Pg. 24
Airbrushing & Finishing: Painting German three-color camouflage
By Aaron Skinner
German three-color camouflage schemes look cool but can be tough to paint. Aaron shows how to get a realistic finish on a Dragon 1/35 scale Panther G.
Pg. 20
Improving and updating a J-8 "Finback"
By Tom Berres
Scratchbuilt details help update a kit of an older Chinese fighter.
Pg. 36
Detailing HMS Dreadnought
By Don Stauffer
Use aftermarket parts to make a nice battleship kit remarkable.
Pg. 42
Finishing a tiny Sturmtiger
By Karl Logan
Trumpeter's 1/72 scale Sturmtiger is a tiny model of a heavy weapon -- but innovative finishing and weathering techniques can pack a lot of detail into a small space.
Pg. 48
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