January 1997

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.
F4U Corsair: a "heavyweight slugger"
David Gilbert's award-winning model.
Building a 1950 Batmobile from cartoon to 3-D
By Michael Stutelberg
Sculpey and thermoforming adventures.
Building a SdKfz 251/9 half-track
By Glenn Bartolotti
Infantry and armored support vehicles.
Research data: Mk 82 bombs
By Jim Rotramel
Many explosives share a quarter-ton family history.
Improving cockpits - the Curtiss XP-55
By James Green
Detailing a small-scale Ascender.
Making markings - Do-it-yourself detailing
By Gil Hodges, Paul Boyer
Tried-and-true methods and products.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
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.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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