July 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.
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Easy camouflage
By Paul Boyer
How to airbrush soft-edged multicolor camouflage schemes.
Incredible Intruder
Scott Murphy's detailed 1/48 scale A-6E.
The making of Pearl Harbor
By Christopher Appoldt
Look behind the scenes at the movie models crafted by Industrial Light & Magic.
Modeling the Takao
By James Kloek
Bring this 1/700 scale WWII Japanese cruiser up to speed.
The FSM 50
Your most-wanted kits.
Bonus Pull-Out Section: Build a hideaway workbench
By Ted Herman
Construction plans for making a space to model.
Accurate Abrams
By Greg Kolasa
Touching up Dragon's 1/35 scale M1A2.
Bicentennial birds
By Wayne Mutza
Commemorating U.S. bicentennial paint schemes.
Update a 1957 Cadillac
By Richard Bell
Hit the road to Eldorado!
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 short-lived revolution
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