February 2003

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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Superdetailed Coyote
By Elizabeth Dooley
François Huot won gold at AMPS 2000 with his LAV-25 reconnaissance vehicle conversion.
Used-and-abused Helldiver
By John Adelmann
Learn the "extreme" weathering techniques that give this Revell-Monogram SB2C-4 Pacific Theater realism.
The grunge-look on an F-14A
By Darren Roberts
Lookin' good and dirty: Weather your Tomcat into a MiG-killing alley cat.
F-14 Tomcat kit roundup
By Darren Roberts
Our guide will help you find the right 'Cat at the hobby shop.
Winter armor camouflage
By John Robinson
Try this easy technique for simulating winter whitewash camo with artist's pastels.
Making waves with the USS Barney
By Rusty White
Master ship modeler Rusty White builds a show-quality Adams-class destroyer.
Funky VW bus conversion
By Roger Yu
C'mon, grab your board and catch the retro wave as we turn Revell's Volkswagen bus into a cool custom surf van for one.
Renaissance figure painting
By James Welch
These basic techniques will help you paint breathtaking figures.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
F4U-1 Corsair
101st Airborne figure
IDF TCM 20 halftrack
S-100 Class German Fast Attack Craft
VW New Beetle police car
Morgan three-wheeler
Golden Komotion
StuG Ausf F/8
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Show Gallery
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.
Ted Williams, fighter pilot
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