October 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.
FSM Staff Report: 1988-1989 New figure releases
"The final encounter, 2012 AD"
Michael E. Rogers' change-of-pace diorama
Battle of Britain adversaries
By Ken Sommerfield
These aircraft were in the air over England on September 30, 1940
Sweden's S-tank in 1/35 scale
By Terry Sunday
A scratchbuilding project that's easier than it looks
Build your own inexpensive paint-drying oven
By Larry Hubbell
Accelerate the drying of oil-painted miniatures
Modeling wood flight decks
By Robert Douglass O'Donovan
Simple bases that will set off your models
FSM Clinic Special Feature: Acrylic paint and thinner compatibility
By Ross Martinek
Solving cracking and adhering problems of the new hobby paints
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
U.S. Navy/Marines F/A-18 Hornet
Superdetailing a 1/48 scale F-100D Super Sabre
By Rodney Williams
Improving the Monogram "Hun"
Modeling a NASCAR Winston Cup winner
By Bill Coulter
Detailing Monogram's 1/24 scale Monte Carlo stocker
U.S. Marines, Okinawa, 1945, Sixth Marine Division
By Ron Rudat
Number 25 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
New Kit Report
FSM Looks at New Products
From the Editor
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Book Briefs
Reader Forum
Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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