December 2007

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
Show Gallery: Manitowoc 2007
By Mark Hembree
Check out the "see-worthy" models featured at the 31st Annual Midwestern Model Ships and Boats Contest and Display.
pg. 20
Armor How-To: Building the M8A1 prototype
By Duncan Howarth
Kitbash for a tiny experimental Howitzer Motor Carrier in 1/35 scale.
pg. 28
Cover Story: Superdetailing Hasegawa's Dora
By Ricardo Dacoba
A 1/32 scale Fw 190D-9 provides the perfect canvas for resin details and an expert paint job.
pg. 32
Skill Builder: Measuring for modelers
By Matthew Usher
Precision is made easy with these helpful measuring-tool tips.
pg. 38
Aircraft How-To: Build an accurate Doolittle Raider
By Phillip Gore
Improve Accurate Miniature's 1/48 scale B-25B kit with Philip's simple modifications.
pg. 48
Departments
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matt Usher.
Guest Editorial
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
New Products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
A-1H Skyraider
Warrior MCV
F-100D
USS Chicago
12th Century Eastern European Viking
Blohm und Voss BV141B
A-37 Dragonfly
Stryker
Bf110 G2/R3
1939 Jaguar SS-100
USS Enterprise
Panzer IV E and Tristar figures
Harrier Gr.7
SdKfz 10 with a PaK 38 and a Tamiya figure
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.
LCAC  Subscriber Only Access
Questions & Answers
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Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
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Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Northrop P-61 Black Widow
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