January 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.
This issue is currently out of stock and will not be reprinted.
Features
"Star Trek" USS Defiant LIGHTING SYSTEM
By Marc King, Jim Forbes
Bringing the "Deep Space Nine" defender to life.
Pacific-Theater Amtank
FSM looks at Frank Wood's Marine LVT(A)-1 landing-vehicle diorama.
Fixing a Fokker World War I Aircraft
By Frank Mitchell
Fixing Revell-Monogram's 1/28 scale D.VII.
Advanced Results: Shadow-box dioramas
By Craig Yaple
Construction techniques for first-class displays.
Modeling the original X-15 Conversion
By Christopher Crofoot
Backdating Monogram's 1/72 scale X-15A-2.
Vietnam A-1 Skyraider MiG killers
By Wayne Mutza
The stories - and the colors - of three unlikely victors.
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.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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