January 2011

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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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Features
Airbrushing & Finishing: Long-term weathering
By Mark Hembree
Hairspray is at the root of this look
pg. 20
Gallery of weathering tips
From the IPMS/USA Nationals
pg. 22
Master a short-run kit
By Pat Hawkey
What to do when you love the subject but not the model
pg. 28
Build a better Eagle
By Wolfgang Bugl
Improving an Israeli air force F-15
pg. 32
Accurizing an M7 Priest
By Sean M. Lynch
Details for an early version
pg. 42
Scale modeling essentials
By Matthew Usher
Installing the cockpit and closing the fuselage on a WWII Corsair
pg. 50
History you can model: Bell P-39 Airacobra
By Mark Hembree
pg. 70
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A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
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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.
8 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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