March 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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Camouflage a Hornet
By Darren Roberts
Use layered masking to achieve a splinter "adversary" scheme.
Navy adversary fighters
By Darren Roberts, Juanita Franzi
Airbrush aerodynamics
By Robert Oehler
Tune your airbrush for better performance
Figure How-To: Paint a medieval knight
By Lars Liljeblad
A change of subject can teach you some new techniques
By Christopher Appoldt
Giant railway gun
Roger Lang's award winning 1/35 scale "Leopold." s sward-winning
Fighters in combat
Use Chris Sturm's technique to simulate model flight in photos.
Knight gallery Bonus Gallery!
Resin AT-1 assault gun
By Joe Morgan
Convert the "mother" of Russian WWII assault guns.
Wings of the Rising sun
Harvey Low's incredible 1/72 scale Japanese aircraft collection.
Refurbish an old kit
By Denis Nelson
This 1/32 Corsair became an innovative display.
5 ways to improve a die-cast car kit
By Christopher Appoldt
Enhancing American Graffiti's 1955 Chevy.
Don't let your ship slip!
By Christopher Crofoot
Build a platform to keep your ship project secure.
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
Tamiya early Tiger I
Hasegawa F4U-5N Corsair
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.
Korean War Nightfighters
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