April 2001

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.
Tricking out a Tiger I
By Robert Collignon
The first of a two-part story on superdetailing Tamiya's 1/35 kit, step by step
Tiger Colors
By Christopher Appoldt
Markings for each WWII Tiger unit.
Tiger Town
Frank Ciccarella's great 1/35 scale factory diorama features six Tiger Is.
Prizewinning Mojave
Nicholas Poncini spent hundreds of hours correcting and detailing this CH-37
Paint it black
By Lynn Kessler
Black uniforms? No sweat!
2001 New Kit Report
Upcoming releases from around the world.
Is it real or is it digital?
By Baron Bustin
How to make historic-looking model photos on your computer.
Using photoetched parts
By Rusty White
Trimming, painting, and installing brass parts on a 1/350 Fletcher.
Rigging biplanes
By Steve Hustad
A surefire methold for realistic rigging.
Kit Classics No. 50: Adams Honest John
By Jim Mesko
Your pick for No. 50!
Vintage F1 Honda
By Roy Sorenson
Modeling and detailing a classic 1960s-era racer.
Laser-sight your airbrush
By Marvin Flammhar
You won't believe your eyes.
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.
Ed White's spacewalk
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