March 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.
This issue is currently out of stock and will not be reprinted.
Features
Oriana cruise ship
John Degoede's scratchbuilt 1/200 scale world cruisers if four feet long - and beautiful!
ABCs of airbrushing
By Christopher Appoldt
Here's what you need to know to get started.
Airbrush troubleshooting
By Paul Boyer
A guide to identifying and fixing common airbrush problems.
Cleaning your airbrush
By Terry Thompson
A clean airbrush is an airbrush that functions well.
Airbrush roundtable
Eight experts share their airbrushing tips and tricks.
A special Sherman, Part 2
By Robert Collignon
Tips for painting, weathering, and detailing a terrific M4A1.
Sherman kit roundup
By Cookie Sewell
A guide to Sherman kits - which one is best for your next project?
Stunning Napoleonic figures
By Carl Caiati, Elizabeth Lamb
Check out the work of award-winning modeler and painter Keith Kowalski.
Sea Venom
By Paul Romans
Give a classic aircraft kit a modern makeover.
Create your own custom lettering
By Jim Fullingim
Learn how to prepare artowrk for your own dry transfers and decals.
Airfix Kingfisher
Kit Classics no. 51
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.
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.
The V-2 rocket
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