April 2002

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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Features
USS Saucy: World War II sub hunter
Lester Wilkins fixes and improves Matchbox's 1/72 scale Flower-class corvette.
Great modern combat jets
Take a close-up look at Scott Murphy's amazingly detailed aircraft models - each one with a spectacular finish.
IPMS/UK's Best of Show
Check out Mike McFadden's award-winning Bergepanther.
Soviet bridgelaying tank
By Jim Hensley
Kitbash ICM's T-28 and IT-28 to make an accurate model of a WWII rarity.
Painting a Fairey Swordfish floatplane
By Juan Manuel Villalba
Tamiya's outstanding 1/48 scale biplane bomber gets a great finish.
Meet the Bandai Gundam Wings
By Mark Wilson
Discover some great-fitting kits that you can build without glue or paint.
Motor tool how-to
By Jeff Wilson
Pick the right motor tool and accessories - and make them work for you.
Creating realistic dents
By Kerry Moncrieff
Apply battle damage to models, using sure-fire techniques.
2002 New Kit Report
What's new? What's coming up? Look here first.
Miniature Masterpieces Roman Chariot
By Tom Graham
Kit Classics No. 52
Astrology for modelers
By Madame Monique
What's in the stars for you and your workbench in 2002?
Departments
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 Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
B-24J Liberator
Steyr tractor fantasy diorama
USS Constitution
F5E Tiger II
M13/40
Maunsell Fort
M7 Priest
Anglo-Saxon warrior
Samurai
Komatsu excavator
F3F-2
Stegosaurus
PBR-31
F-104S
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
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.
Index of Advertisers
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
F-15 Streak Eagle
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