April 2004

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.
Superdetailed motor gun carriage
Paul Fanning built his meticulously detailed M7 Priest for a World War II museum display.
How to mask canopies
By Matthew Usher
We show you how to paint razor-sharp canopy frameworks - and retain your sanity!
Getting started in resin ships
By Phil Kirchmeier
They're not only for expert modelers - and you don't have to be a millionaire to afford one.
Dress up a Soviet T-60 tank
By Joe Morgan
Need a break from Tigers and Shermans? Use aftermarket parts to turn Zvezda's basic 1/35 scale kit into a showpiece.
Detail and decal a Fokker D.VII
By Tony Schnurr
A returning modeler gets back into the swing by adding scratchbuilt detail to a Dragon kit to model a colorful war trophy.
Show-stopping lunar rover
Steve Bohl's big 1/6 scale scratchbuilt model called for unconventional modeling skills, including metalworking and sewing.
2004 New Kit Report
Find out about this year's releases!
Kit Classics No. 60 - Hobby-Time's Bell XV-3 Convertiplane
By Matthew Usher
This rare 1950s aircraft kit came from a small Wisconsin manufacturer.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
The latest news to help you enjoy your hobby.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
B-26B Marauder
Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlander Officer
Fletcher Destroyer
Late Tiger I
F-4 Phantom
Renault FT 17
Spitfire Mk.V
SdKfz 223 Armored Car
Side-Car Racer
Sniper Alley
Nelson Piquet's Benetton Ford B191
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. L
Star Wars X-wing
A-4F Skyhawk
M8 Armored Car
Ferrari 312T3
Pilot Officer, Royal Flying Corps - 1917
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.
Index of Advertisers
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
The Flying Tigers
San Antonio ModelFiesta 2004 photo gallery
Get Our Free Newsletter
Get our twice-monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox
Expand Ribbon
close logo