September 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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Dan Jayne’s amazing cutaway aircraft
You won’t believe it until you see it: his modeler superdetails his 1/32 scale aircraft models inside and out!
Choose the right glue for you
By Matthew Usher
It just might be the most critical decision in any project. We explain how to pick the right glue for any job - and how to use it correctly.
Sturmgeschütz interior design
By David G. Lawlor
Dragon's 1/35 scale tank destroyer is a great kit. Add an interior and careful painting, and you've got a showpiece.
Building resin aircraft
By Pat Hawkey
They can be challenging, but for some subjects, a resin kit may be the only game in town. Tips from a master aircraft modeler show you how to play to win.
Haze paint: clearing up the mystery
By Dana Bell
High-flying photo-recon P-38s were painted unusual shades of blue. Here's the history of this unique camouflage and how modelers can replicate the colors.
Build a big, beautiful B-24
By Garfield Ingram
Aftermarket parts, some scratchbuilding, and careful weathering transform the old 1/48 scale Monogram kit's "curb appeal."
Bismarck on the Kiel Canal
Patrizio Carlucci's spectacular diorama depicts the famous German battleship in an unusual setting.
Online Extra
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
The latest modeling industry news.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
1963 Ford Thunderbird
Panzer III Ausf G
Blue Angels A-4
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3
Gemini and Agena docking target
Me 262A-12
M41 Walker Bulldog
25mm Bushmaster cannon
Marder III
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Siemans Schuckert D.IV
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
Skill Builder
Model first-aid kit
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