July 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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Dynamite decals: apply them like a pro
Expert step-by-step decaling instruction from FSM's decal king, Paul Boyer.
A family Victory
By Susan McMaster
FSM looks at a beautifully detailed HMS Victory, built as a family project.
A "Honey" of a light tank
By Colin Shea
Converting Tamiya's 1/35 scale M3 Stuart to its British variant is an ideal first armor project.
Science Fiction How-To: Power TIE
By Matthew Usher
Lighting up AMT/Ertl's "Star Wars" Imperial TIE fighter with light-emitting diodes and fiber optics.
Masking with a photocopier
By Darren Roberts
This simple trick makes complex paint schemes and markings easier to apply to your models.
Making a good impression
By George Bojaciuk
Replicating chrome car emblems with foil and epoxy.
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.
RPM Char Mitrailleur FT-17
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
New Kit Report
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.
Book Briefs
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
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