April 2000

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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Mastering metallics, part one
By Paul Boyer, Jim Forbes
Which products will give you the results you want?
Large-scale Chevy
John Alphonso's huge Canadian 4x2 WWII truck, scratchbuilt in 1/6 scale.
The USS Misouri, part two
By Mike Ashey
Finishing our buildup of this historic ship.
Nieuport 17c WWI fighter
By Alberto Casirati
Adding amazing detail to a tiny 1/72 scale biplane.
Year 2000 New Kit Report
Our comprehensive list of more than 1,000 new kits from around the world.
Pacific War kitbash
By Harry Andrews III
Build a composite-hull Sherman M4A1 equipped for amphibious assault.
Brush with greatness
By Roy Goodman
How to choose and care for quality paintbrushes.
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.
The F-7D Cutlass, circa 1970
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