July 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.
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Features
Spectacular Overlord groundpounders
An impressive collection of Allied armored vehicles by some of FSM's master armor modelers.
Modeling "Gabby" Gabreski's P-47D
By Alfonso Martínez Berlana
Detail and paint Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Thunder- bolt as the last Jug flown by the famous ace.
Detailing a D-Day DUKW
By John Plzak
Modify Italeri's 1/35 scale kit to represent one of the Ducks that hit the Normandy beaches.
D-Day for modelers
By John Guilmartin
A history professor and modeler gives a historical overview of the largest undertaking in WWII.
Tips for taming clear parts
By Matthew Usher
Get them off the sprue undamaged, remove scratches, and glue parts without fogging.
Invasion stripes made easy
By Larry Schramm
Painting those black-and-white stripes can be a pain - unless you use this simple technique.
Overlord aircraft for modelers
By Paul Boyer
Planning to commemorate D-Day by modeling an aircraft? Here's our guide to kits in all the popular scales.
D-Day armor roundup
By Cookie Sewell
A modeler's guide to the ground vehicles that faced each other June 6, 1944.
Departments
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IPMS Seattle Spring Show 2004 photo gallery
AMPS 2004 show photo gallery
Scottish National Model Championships 2004 photo gallery
Special science-fiction/fantasy/TV/movie gallery
Best of the West 2004 - IPMS Region 8 show
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
News
New Products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D
Tempest
DUKW "Duck"
Heller LCT (Landing Craft, Tank)
P-51D Mustang
Mosquito FB.IV
USS Texas
SdKfz 2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad
B-26B Marauder
Universal Carrier
M8 Greyhound armored car
General Rommel bust
German Marder self-propelled gun
PR Mk.XI Spitfire
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.
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
M8 Greyhound armored car
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