December 1998

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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Dieppe raid Churchill 1/35 Scale Armor
By Steve Guthrie, Jim Forbes
Backdating Tamiya's Mk.VII infantry tank.
Superdetailed 1935 Morgan
FSM looks at Giuseppe Bertocchi's 1/16 scale British three-wheeler.
Helicopter Detailing: A Kiowa with teeth
By Geoff McDonell
Arming Italeri's tiny 1/72 scale OH-58A.
Down on Dagobah
By Dan Thompson
Building a "Star Wars" crash-scene diorama.
International color and camouflage
By Harvey Low
A paint guide for WWII Japanese Army Air Force aircraft.
Kit Classics No. 44: Addar's Cornelius
By Tom Graham
A snap-together "Planet of the Apes" figure in 1/11 scale.
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.
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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