September 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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Features
Titanic!
By Gene Rizzardi
Building the 45'-long ship model for the Academy Award-winning film.
Royal Navy Martlet Aircraft Conversion
By Glen Phillips
Converting Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4F-4 Wildcat.
Painting World War II crew figures
By John Adelmann
Adding a little life to your aircraft models.
Military wrecker Armor conversion
By Mike Loppicola
Building and detailing a 1/35 scale five-ton wrecker.
Kit Classics No. 42: Aurora's SNJ Trainer
By Tom Graham
The timeless pilot maker in 1/48 scale.
Advanced Results: Painting panels with decals
By Rusty White
A technique that almost puts an end to tedious masking.
International Color and Camouflage
By Paul Boyer
The Israeli Thunder F-15I.
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.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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