November 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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Aircraft How-to: How to add big-scale detail
By Phillip Gore
Modeling Navy ace Butch O'Hare's Wildcat
pg. 22
ONLINE EXTRA: Photo gallery: Butch O'Hare's Wildcat
Armor How-to: Try out a high-tech kit
By Mark Hembree
Hundreds of pieces, but the basics are the same
pg. 26
Photography: Get focused!
By Chuck Stewart
See how software can clarify your model photos
pg. 32
Finishing: Hairspray weathering
By Karl Logan
Fashioning fatigued paint to style a junked car
pg. 34
ONLINE EXTRA: Build Revell's 1/25 scale 1956 Chevy Nomad
ONLINE EXTRA: Photo gallery: Karl Logan's Revell 1956 Chevy Nomad
Vignettes: Scale storytelling
By Glenn Bartolotti
Narrative modeling through effective composition
pg. 46
Ship How-to: Building the USS England
By Paul Champigny
This could be your first destroyer!
pg. 48
Aircraft How-to: Tips to tailor a terrific Taifun
By Aurelio Gimeno Ruiz
Recalling a Bf 108B's famous North African trip
pg. 52
ONLINE EXTRA: Photo gallery: Eduard's 1/48 scale Bf 108B Taifun
Bonus! Weathering Handbook
By Mark Hembree, Aaron Skinner
The FSM staff shows you two essential weathering techniques; master modelers share weathering secrets behind their best models
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's editor, Matthew Usher
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world
FSM's Aaron Skinner examines exciting new products
New Products
FSM's Monica Freitag compiles the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders
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
FSM's Mark Hembree provides a clinic for your modeling problems
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events
Index of Advertisers
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Kit Classic
Varney's Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
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