March 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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Features
Portfolio: Les Sundt's dazzling aircraft
This retired pilot can't leave the planes alone!
Finishing natural-metal aircraft
By Les Sundt
Using metallic powders and oil-based varnish.
Predator
By Rusty White
Painting and mounting 1/6 scale vinyl figures.
Hi-Vis!
By Dana Bell
The story behind Arctic and conspicuity markings.
Modeling on the information superhighway
By Matthew Mackay, Dave Bruning
Resources abound on the Internet and World Wide Web.
Building a Sherman 'dozer in 1/35 scale
By Joe Morgan
Mounting an M1 blade on an M4 tank.
Building a 1968 Baldwin-Motion Corvette in 1/25 scale
By George Bojaciuk
How to get a grip on Motion emotions.
Almost Straight From The Box
By Monica Freitag
Building a curbside Honda Civic.
Advanced airbrushes
By Paul Boyer
A Survey of double-action airbrushes for modelers.
Makeshift lathe
By Bob Steinbrunn
If you need to turn only a few parts, here's one way to do it.
German World War II armored eight-wheelers
By George Bradford
Sorting out the SdKfz 8-Rads.
Monogram/Mattel's 1/24 scale Rommel's Rod
By Mark Hembree
Number 28 in The Classic Kits series.
Departments
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
Reader Forum
Update
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Clinic
New Kit Report
Tips and Techniques
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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