April 1988

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.
Giuseppi Bertocchi's 1/16 scale Jaguar SS 100
A classic British motorcar by an Italian modeler
The art of the diorama
By Ray Anderson
Part 7: Simulating water with plastics
Modeling the 1936 Wienermobile in 1/24 scale
By John Heinz
A movable Oscar Mayer that really cut the mustard!
Tamiya's Panther Ausf A in 1/35 scale
By Gerard Deygas
Reworking and detailing improve a basic armor kit
Modeling the Mustang Thoroughbred
By Jack Smith
Converting Hasegawa's 1/32 P-51D into the lightweight P-51H
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat
Old plastic: New results
By A. E. Marsocci
Techniques for refurbishing built-up model car kits
Mastering masking - and the basics of airbrushing camouflage
By Paul Boyer
Owning an airbrush is one thing - painting camouflage is quite another
Frontier headwear, North America, 1700-1860
By R. J. Stafford
Number 22 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
FSM Looks at New Products
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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