February 1996

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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Tom Schuster's 1/96 scale USS Kearsarge
Turn-of-the-century battlewagon.
Basic airbrushing techniques
By Paul Boyer
Using your airbrush to paint better models.
Modeling Apollo 13 in 1/48 scale
By Glenn Johnson
Fragile vessels on a perilous journey.
Modeling a Photo Panther in 1/48 scale
By Pat Hawkey
Converting Monogram's F9F-5 to the photo-reconnaissance F-9F-5P.
Improving DML's 1/35 scale T-80
By Dana Nield
Get a bang out of explosive reactive armor.
Building a blimp in 1/144 scale
By Mike Kolasa
Mooring a fiberglass airship on a fiberglass mast.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
Reader Forum
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Tips and Techniques
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Book Briefs
New Kit Report
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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