March 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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Gainful SAM missile launcher
By Jim Hensley, Jim Forbes
A resin conversion kit transforms a ZSU-23-4 into an accurate SA-6.
Award-winning armored train
Mark Muller's scratchbuilt Striemitielnyl.
Rare kit of a rare bird
By Terence Marriott
Building up a resin TSR.2, ill-fated project of the RAF.
The USS Missouri, part one
By Mike Ashey
A master modeler shows you the way,from the hull to the masts and rigging.
Paint lacquer like the pros
By Charlie Bennett
Use automotive lacquers to give your model a fantastic finish.
Int'l Color & Camouflage Special: A MiG by any other name
By Jim Lyzun
The evolving Lim-6bis color schemes of the Polish Air Force.
There's no part like chrome
By Matthew Usher
How to work with plated plastic parts.
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-18's first victory
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