October 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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By Pat Hawkey
Make your canopy look like part of the plane.
Battle of Montaperti
Check out this stunning medieval diorama from master builder Mario Venturi.
The magnificent M40
By Pedro Andrada
Scratchbuilding and resin casting produce an accurate 155mm gun.
Pre-raid USS Hornet
By Rick Bellanger
This detailed carrier includes its air wing.
Scratchbuilding a Pitcairn
By Joseph David
A mail plane made the old-fashioned way.
Improve an Me 163B Komet
By William Steidl
Detail the Luftwaffe's late-war rocket-powered fighter.
Detailing on a budget
By Jon Lopez
Spruce up an Fw 190 cockpit for pennies.
Unexpected aircraft color
By Christopher Appoldt
It's subtle, but it's there.
Figure How-To: Painting Captain Miller
By Brett Avants
Assembling and painting a U.S. Army Ranger bust.
Polishing to perfection
By Pat Covert
Bring out the shine in your auto models.
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.
Project Moolah
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