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July 2015

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.
Airbrushing and Finishing: Mottling a mid-war Messerschmitt
By Aaron Skinner
A step-by-step guide to airbrushing camouflage on a Luftwaffe ace's Bf 109F-4. It's all about thin paint, low pressure, and working close to the surface.
Pg. 20
Kitbash a preproduction T-72
By Cookie Sewell
Take parts from three kits and turn them into one of 15 Object 172M test vehicles that led to the widely-produced Soviet tank
Pg. 26
Weathering with pigments
By Bill Plunk
Follow along as Bill demonstrates his simple finishing technique to produce a better model
Pg. 32
Hefty detail for a tiny model
By Rogerio "Rato" Marczak
The SdKfz 9 FAMO was more than 30' long — but in 1/72 scale, the model measures 5"! Rato crams a ton of detail into Trumpeter's little halftrack.
Pg. 40
Conquer a record-breaking Skyray
By Darren Roberts
See how simple modifications turn Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4D into the time-to-altitude champ. A colorful paint scheme finishes the fast climber.
Pg. 46
Final Details: What's your psi — and why?
By Mark Hembree
Considering one of airbrushing's basic elements — air pressure. Find out what the experts use, then tell us what works for you.
Pg. 66
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