October 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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Mustang swan song
By Marco Lavagnino
Modeling a P-51 that saw combat in 1969.
G.I. Ingenuity
Edward Kennedy's USAAF machine shop truck.
Scratch one Bambi
By John Myszka
Introduce yourself to scratchbuilding with an Israeli Defense Forces converted Dodge Weapons Carrier.
Science Fiction How-To: Kitbash a Klingon Destroyer
By Dan Thompson
Build an unusual starship from the edge of the "Star Trek" universe.
A lovely Lear
By Chuck Stout
Customizing and updating Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Learjet.
Figure How-To: Dressing up a German tank officer
By Cynthia, Lars Liljeblad
Research, technique, and patience bring history to life.
Make a motor-tool tablesaw
By Robert J. Blessingman
A one-evening project converts your Dremel MotoTool into a mini-tablesaw.
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.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
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