October 1987

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
1987-1988 New figure releases
By FSM Staff Report
Jack Mugan's 1/48 scale F/A-18A Hornet
Paint, pencil and pastels accent the kit's detail
The art of the diorama
By Ray Anderson
Part 4: Figure conversion and painting techniques
Space-saving model display cases
By Gifford Hamilton
Got a lot of models you need to protect? Here are a couple of ideas
Using Floquil paints
By Bill Whitley
They're not just for railroad modelers
Detailing a 1/48 scale resin Claude
By Don Alberts
Techniques for improving this "new breed" of kits
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
SAC's FB-111A in lizard colors
Modeling a Mercury capsule in 1/35 scale
By Ken Brill
Making Walter Schirra's Sigma 7 from a flying rocket kit
Making epoxy-resin castings in RTV molds
By Peter Twist
Standard techniques for molding and casting
Modeling an ersatz M10 in 1/35 scale
By Art Loder
A simple - and different - armor conversion
Major, Royal Canadian Regiment, 1987
By Peter Twist
Number 19 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Departments
Update
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
FSM Looks at New Products
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
New Kit Report
From the Editor
FSM Clinic
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Book Briefs
Videotape Briefs
Reader Forum
Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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