October 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
SdKfz 253 German Recon Half-Track
By Tom Cockle, William Zuback
Modeling a little-known observation track in 1/35 scale.
Kenny Lane's Top-Secret Models Portfolio
By Chase Brandon
The Central Intelligence Agency's top scratchbuilder.
International Color and Camouflage
By Dana Bell
The inside story on WWII U.S. aircraft interior colors.
Reader Gallery Special - Modeling Inside The CIA
CIA modelers declassify a collection of their best work.
White-Metal Basics 1970 Trans-Am Barracuda
By Wayne Moyer
Tips for building your first 1/43 scale car kit.
Ordering Across Oceans
By Marcia Stern
Bringing a world of modeling products to your mailbox.
Scratchbuilding an Me 262A WWII Jet Fighter
By Colin Wheeler
Innovative techniques help build a 1/32 scale masterpiece.
Departments
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.
Academy M18 Hellcat
AMT '67 Chevrolet Impala
Academy Hurricane Mk.IIc
S-Model Dodge Carryall
Nero Ryan Fr-1 Fireball
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Industry Update
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
New Kit Report
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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