May 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.
Heinkel He 111H-6 Aircraft Conversion
By Jacques Niot
Modeling a variation of Monogram's 1/48 scale bomber.
Second Place Winner "Be An Author" Contest
Tom Cockle's 1/35 scale late-production SdKfz 166 Brummbar.
Kit Classics No. 34: IMC's Ford GT 40
By Donald Peter Cain
Ford's Ferrari-beating road racer.
USS Abercrombie
John Higgins' 51"-long 1/72 scale World War II destroyer escort.
Your Five Most Wanted Kits
By Paul Boyer
Results of FineScale Modeler's reader poll.
The end of Enterprise-D
By Dean Dymerski, Jim Forbes
Modeling the "Star Trek: Generations" crash scene.
Tips for Building Multimedia Kits
By Frank De Sisto
They're not your father's plastic models.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
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.
Industry Update
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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