May 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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SH-3H Sea King Superdetailed Helicopter
By Derek Brown, Michael McDanal
Building an award winner using Hasegawa's 1/48 scale kit.
Chevy Street Machine
Pat Covert's Ferrari-powered '66 "Future Shock" Impala.
Almost straight from the box Type 90 Tank
By Bill Morin
Improving Tamiya's 1/35 scale Japanese main battle tank.
Kit Classics No. 39: Strombecker's Space Models
By Mat Irvine
Yesterday's vision of tomorrow's spacecraft.
Building Glencoe's Space Station
By Mat Irvine
Detail the reissue of Strombecker's classic kit.
Advanced Results: Improving a velociraptor
By Roy Sutherland
Bringing Tamiya's tiny toothy terror to life.
Workspace Options: The closet modeler
By Victor M. Baca
Creating an efficient workshop from a spare closet.
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.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Industry Update
New Kit Report
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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