May 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
Aircraft How-to: Convert an F-86F to an early A
By Ben Brown
Shop the aftermarket to backdate a Sabre.
pg. 18
Showcase: Steve Cote's Paul Newman Porsche
By Matthew Usher
Steve's 1/12 scale 935 is big on detail.
pg. 24
Armor How-to: Pulling off the perfect Marder
By Bill Plunk
Top techniques from a master modeler make the most of Tamiya's tank destroyer.
pg. 26
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EXTRA: Bonus Tamiya 1/35 scale Marder photos
Armor How-to: Revamp a rugged Staghound
By Steve Guthrie
RPM's 1/72 scale vehicle gets the Canadian treatment.
pg. 34
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EXTRA: Bonus 1/72 scale Canadian Staghound photos
Aircraft How-to: Try a Tamiya Fw 190
By Fraser Gray
Learn the basics of building a Butcher Bird.
pg. 44
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EXTRA: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 reference photos
Tool Tips: Organize your workbench
By Mark Büchler
Get it all together in a tabletop tool caddy.
pg. 48
Showcase: Don Jayne's cutaway Wildcat
By Matthew Usher
See the inside story on a legendary fighter.
pg. 50
Departments
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matt Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
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.
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Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Pyro's Tyrant Dinosaur
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