October 2010

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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Airbrushing & Finishing: The art of pre-shading
By Aaron Skinner
Undercoats add realistic contrast
pg. 18
Desktop wallpaper: Jim Wechsler's Tamiya 1/35 scale M4A3 Sherman
Portfolio: David Manter
A 6-step weathering system to create fantastic finishes for armor
pg. 20
Gallery: David Manter's terrific armor
Fantastic armor finishes
Spectacular "Crazy MiG"
By Ricardo Dacoba
Colors of the Czech "Stress Team"
pg. 24
Desktop wallpaper: Ricardo Dacoba's Trumpeter 1/32 scale MiG-21UM
Sure-fire Sherman
By Jim Wechsler
Sherman (Old) School – Part 1
pg. 28
Paint a Stuka for night attack
By Robert Davis
Dark camouflage for a Ju 87D
pg. 40
German soldier with bicycle
By Glenn Bartolotti
Wheels, spokes, and dappled camo
pg. 44
Quick airliner conversion
By Frank Cuden
Shortening a DC-8-71 is no problem
pg. 46
NASA's airliners
Skill builder: Opening act
By Mark Hembree
Making kit alterations to add detail
pg. 49
History you can model
By Mark Hembree

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

pg. 63
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Read the latest headlines in modeling news.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
8 new Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
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