March 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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Bob Letterman's superdioramas
By Paul Boyer
Super is no exaggeration for these huge slice-of-life masterpieces by dioramist Bob Letterman.
Finishing the glass-nose Fw 189 Uhu
By Alfonso Martínez Berlana
This ugly-duckling German recon plane gets a beauty treatment from a master modeler.
Building Big Mamie, USS Massachusetts
By Tim Reynaga
A family visit to a naval museum inspired this detailing tribute to the historic battleship.
Make your own canopies
By Joel Hamm
Have no fear. We show you how to master vacuum-formed clear parts.
The 2003 Readers' Choice results
By Paul Boyer
The vote is in - and your favorite kits are ... !
Correcting Revell's Fokker D.VII
By Jim Wallace
Making it right starts with straightening the wings.
King Tiger in 1/72 scale
By Harvey Low
Small scale armor has come of age: The little latewar Tiger gets all the details.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Ford Taurus stock car
Bride of Frankenstein
Sherman tank
P-51 Mustang
M4A3E2 Sherman tank
Whippet tank
Martin B-26B Marauder
M4A1 Sherman tank
LAPD tactical response unit vehicle
Romanian Messerschmitt
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.
The Harrier: No runway? No problem!
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