November 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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Anderson's spectacular armor
By Lawrence Hansen
Master modeler Steve Anderson loves to build armor [i]auf Deutsch.[/i] Take a look at some of his spectacular WWII German AFVs.
Panther tank kit roundup
By Jim Zeske
Afraid to get a Tiger by the tail? Try a Panther instead. Here's a guide to the many kits of this famous tank.
Basics of resin casting
By Don Stauffer
Bubbles are the problem: We'll show you how to keep them out - and make great castings easily and quickly!
The Seeker: from concept to kit
By E. James Small
See how a sci-fi spacecraft from an old TV show becomes a limited-run resin kit.
Improving the Uzushio
By Ken Hart
Resin submarine kit rehab
Finishing a Wildcat
By Mike Ashey
A step-by-step guide to painting and weathering Revell's 1/32 scale F4F as Navy ace Butch O'Hare's plane.
Easy armor weathering technique
By Lee Vande Visse
Pastel dust is great for simulating mud and crud, but how do you keep it on the model? Here's a simple way to make it stick.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark 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.
TA-4J Skyhawk
Douglas O-38B
Desert Storm diorama
Horton 229
Yamaha TZ 250M
Spitfire XIV
Hannover CL.III
EVA Space Pod
SdKfz 7/1
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.
USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
By Paul Boyer
Online Extra
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