April 1999

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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Killer Komet Plus Diorama Techniques
By Aurelio Gimeno Ruiz
A superdetailed 1/32 Scale Me 163B and airfield diorama.
A Science Fiction Classic
By Peter Lukas
A scratchbuilt full-size "Star Wars" R2-D2.
Armor improvements: Update A Classic Kit
By Cookie Sewell
Detailing Tamiya's '70s-era KV-1 to modern standards.
How to: raised surface details
By John Adelmann
"Old fashioned" panel lines can be an advantage.
Making a stand In-Flight Aircraft Base
By Pat Hawkey
Airplanes fly - why not display them that way?
1999 New Kit Releases Special Report
FSM's annual look at the industry's latest offerings for scale modelers.
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.
Hasegawa Ta 154 Moskito
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.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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