July 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.
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Features
Rhino Power Armor Conversion
By Cookie Sewell, Jim Forbes
Building a 1/35 scale Vietnam-era M551 Sheridan.
Where Do You Find The Time?
By Matthew Usher
FSM's readers talk about finding the time to model.
1/32 Scale Luftwaffe Diorama
Aurelio Ruiz models ace Hans-Joachim Marseille and his Bf 109F.
Kit Classics No. 35: Aurora's USS Halford
By Tom Graham
Was it a scale model or a toy?
Almost Straight from the Box
By Matthew Usher
Building Tamiya's 1/24 scale Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Creating Realistic Trees and Foliage
By Lee Vande Visse
Inexpensive, easy-to-find materials are the key.
Scratchbuilding a de Havilland D.H.1A
Carl D. Park tackles the World War I British pursuit biplane.
Departments
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
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.
Industry Update
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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