March 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.
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Features
Giuseppe Bertocchi's MG Midget TC
A 1/16 scale "semi-scratchbuilt" model
Modeling slings, straps, and buckles
By Hilber H. Graf
Easy techniques for adding details and equipment to figures
Preparing plastic parts
By David Balcer
10 hints to make parts fit
Reinforcing vacuum-formed kits with urethane foam
By Burl Burlingame
Foam is where the heart is!
Foiling with a Nestle's Crunch bar
By Jim Stephens
Here's a technique that's delicious!
Try a vacuum-formed aircraft kit!
By E. R. Staszak
Finishing a simple vacuum-formed kit in five easy steps
Scratchbuilding a Klingon Bird of Prey
By Rob J. Watson
The starship featured in Star Trek III and Star Trek IV
Modeling external armor plate in 1/35 scale
By Ed Gilbert
Dressing up for D day
Detailing an A-10A tank killer from Massachusetts
By Brett Vecchiarelli
Improving MRC-Tamiya's 1/48 scale kit
Modeling spoked-wire wheels in 1/72 scale
By Jack Taylor
A simple way to dress up World War One aircraft
Put 'em in action!
By R. T. Walter
Front-projection techniques for astonishing model photos
Tenth Massachusetts Regiment, Army of the Potomac, Civil War, 1863
By R. J. Stafford
Number 29 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
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