January 2005

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
Battle of the Bulge Special Section
Battle of the Bulge overview
By John Guilmartin
The story of Germany’s final, desperate attempt to stem the Allied tide and save the Third Reich.
Night-attack Stuka
By Alfonso Martínez Berlana
Dress up Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale Ju 87 with aftermarket interior details and an eye-catching ripple camouflage scheme.
The Road to Bastogne
Master modeler Steve Anderson’s spectacular winter scene portrays the Wehrmacht on the road to assault the famous American stronghold.
Accurize Monogram’s Marauder
By Rafe Morrissey
Fix the fit problems and bring out the excellent detail of this classic 1/48 scale kit of the bestlooking medium bomber of WWII.
Don’t touch that glue!
By Matthew Usher
Learn the plan of attack an FSM staffer uses to build better models faster.
Build Disney’s classic Nautilus submarine
By Phillip Gore
We take you step-by-step through building Sci-Fi Matters’ impressive multimedia kit of the fantasy sub from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
Departments
Online Extra
IPMS Butch O'Hare 2004 show
Kalamazoo Air Zoo Invitational model show
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
News
News stories 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.
Northrop F-5A
Hornet/Warriors German soldier
Republic P-47N Thunderbolt
Police Cruiser
Panther Ausf A
German Elephant diorama
Native American warrior bust
F-94B
USS Northampton
F4U-4 Corsair
Show Gallery
AMPS 2004
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.
From the Forum
The FSM online modeling experience
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.
P-47: Go big, or go home
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