December 1989

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.
Jim Jones' magnificent Shinano
Lots of time and scratchbuilt parts turned this 1/300 scale kit into a showpiece
Modeling the Maxson-Stuart antiaircraft tank
By Terry Sunday
A simple conversion produces an experimental prototype in 1/35 scale
The fine art of soldering
By Pat Percival
Better than any glue, solder is best for joining metal parts
Lesson two: Preparing to paint - an artist always starts with a clean canvas
By Paul Boyer
Strombecker's V.T.O.: a plastic-and-wood kit from the 1950s
By David Balcer
Number 2 in THE CLASSIC KITS series
Modeling the legendary B-17F Flying Fortress in 1/48 scale
By Paul Budzik
Converting and detailing Monogram's B-17G
Building a 90 mm French trumpeter from a cast-metal kit
By Jon Lopez
Use decals to detail a complex uniform design
International Color and Camouflage
By Bert Kinzey
Northrop F-5E "Snake" Aggressor
From Orion to Electra
By Ric Novak
Converting the 1/115 scale Revell P-3 back to an Electra airliner
Winter wear of the Continental Army, American Revolution, New England, 1779
By R. J. Stafford
Number 33 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
FSM Update
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
FSM 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
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
FSM Book Briefs
FSM Reader Forum
FSM Tips and Techniques
Classified Advertisements
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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