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April 2015

FSM150401
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.
Features
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Airbrushing & Finishing: Camo for a modern fighter
By Aaron Skinner
See how Matthew Walker adds interest to a monochromatic camouflage finish on the Revell Germany 1/48 scale Rafale B.
Pg. 20
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Dressing a Panther to kill
By Mike Kirchoff
How much aftermarket detail can you cram into a Tamiya 1/48 scale Panther Ausf G? A lot, as it turns out.
Pg. 22
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Bring a Mirage to life
By Wulfgang Bugl
Improve Italeri's 1/48 scale Mirage 2000C with some aftermarket details and a little research.
Pg. 28
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Improving Heller's Dunkerque
By Ted Bunn
Clever scratchbuilding, aftermarket details, and tips to build a battleship.
Pg. 38
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Building a resin Mauler
By Frank Cuden
Typical of high-end resin kits, Czech Master Resin's 1/72 scale Martin Mauler feature beautifully cast parts and metal landing gear. Here's how you build it!
Pg. 42
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Modeling a Curtiss Sparrowhawk
By Gil Hodges
Build Lone Star Models 1/48 scale resin Sparrowhawk.
Pg. 46
Final Details
By Mark Hembree
Associate Editor Mark Hembree visits a barn where a B-17E is reborn.
Pg. 66
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