February 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.
"Boh" Boksanski's Lockheed EC-121 Constellation
A vacuum-formed L-1049 in 1/72 scale
Building and detailing a Sopwith Snipe in 1/72 scale
By Doris Reeves
The formula: Combine a limited-run kit with lots of accessories
Modeling a 54 mm Hoka cuirassier
By Dan Thompson
History and whimsey mix in a unique figure
Detailing an M42 Duster antiaircraft gun
By Terry Sunday
Reworking the Tamiya 1/35 scale kit
Choosing an airbrush compressor
By Paul Boyer
FSM tests 17 compressors, tiny to huge, puny to powerful
Modeling the XV-15 tilt rotor in 1/72 scale
By Pat Percival
Scratchbuilding a VTOL pioneer in an unusual medium - fiberglass!
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
A-10A MASK-10A schemes
Structures and groundwork for your first diorama
By Jack Smith
Down-to-earth methods
Rogers' Rangers, French and Indian War, 1756
By Ron Rudat
Number 28 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
FSM Looks at New Products
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
From the Editor
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
FSM Clinic
Book Briefs
Tips and Techniques
Reader Forum
Classified Advertisements
Index of Advertisers
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