May 1993

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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Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
AMT/Ertl's long-awaited 1/72 scale KC-135A gets top billing in this month's Workbench Reviews. On the cover, a Diane Pinkalla photo provides the dramatic backdrop for FSM photographer Chris Becker's shot of the Stratotanker.
Lewis Pruneau's 1/24 scale drag-strip diorama
"Top Eliminator" - Top-notch modeling
Dressing up Tamiya's big Enterprise
By Gary Frisch
Adding photoetched parts and other details improves the 1/350 scale super carrier
Hand painting a cat-mouth Hellcat
By Bob Steinbrunn
The distinctive World War II squadron markings of VF-27
Airbrushing armored fighting vehicles
By Cookie Sewell
Easy techniques for realistic one-color finishes
Scratchbuilding Boeing's 314 flying boat in 1/72 scale
By Paul Budzik
Fiberglass and acrylic merge in Pan Am's majestic Yankee Clipper
Modeling the F-86D Sabre Dog in 1/32 scale
By Gil Hodges
This vacuum-formed kit converts the classic Hasegawa F-86F into a radar-equipped interceptor
International Color and Camouflage
By Paul Boyer
T-38B LIFT Talon
1993 New Kit Releases
An FSM staff special report
From the Editor
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Videotape Briefs
Tips and Techniques
Reader Forum
Classified Ads
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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