December 2008

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
Armor: Superdetailing a Hetzer
By Karl Logan
Dragon kits, Verlinden resin, and skillful tips
pg. 24
Aircraft: Paint and weather a Helldiver
By Carmine Mari
Sending Academy's SB2C to heck and back
pg. 30
ONLINE EXTRA: Photo gallery: SB2C Curtiss Helldiver
Display: Display base express
By Mark Hembree
Model railroading tips for great groundwork
pg. 34
History Your Can Model Special: Consolidated B-24 Liberator
By Mark Hembree
It wasn't pretty, but no bomber fought harder
pg. 38
Boat: Build up Italeri's big PT boat
By Albert Tureczek
Basic improvements pep up an 80' Elco
pg. 50
Aircraft: Building a base for the Ba 349 Natter
By Mat Irvine
A diorama for experimental German interceptors
pg. 54
ONLINE EXTRA: The history of the Natter
Departments
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's editor, Matthew Usher
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world
Spotlight
FSM's Aaron Skinner examines exciting new products
News Products
FSM's Monica Freitag compiles the latest products to help you enjoy the hobby
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers
Questions & Answers
FSM's Mark Hembree provides a clinic for your modeling problems
Workbench Reviews
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
Kit Classic
Lindberg's Winnie Mae
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