May 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.
Purchase this Issue
Amazing aircraft cutaways
By Alan Constant
FSM looks at Jack Constant's collection of unbelievable scratchbuilt 1/12 scale Royal Air Force aircraft sections.
Build a stunning armor diorama
By Hal Sanford
Scratchbuilding a field workshop and superdetailing a Tamiya Panther tank in 1/35 scale.
Improving the "Flying Pencil"
By Jim Fullingim
Backdating Hobbycraft's 1/48 scale Dornier into the graceful Do 17V-2 prewar prototype.
Getting started with individual track links
By Joe Morgan
A simple technique and a little planning will take your armor models to a new level of realism.
Your most-wanted kits
By Paul Boyer
FSM readers name the kits they'd most like to see in production.
Kitbashing a '65 Mustang race car
By Greg Kolasa
Corralling AMT and Monogram kits to build a ground-pounding pony-car racer.
Editor's Page
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.
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
Get Our Free Newsletter
Get our twice-monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox
Expand Ribbon
close logo