April 2009

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
Cover story: Ship painting tips
By Alfonso Martínez Berlana
Finishing a German World War I battlewagon
pg. 18
Superdetailing Hasegawa's Mohawk
By Rafe Morrissey
Resin details and scratchbuilding liven up an old kit
pg. 22
ONLINE EXTRA: Rafe Morrissey's superdetailed Mohawk
Build your own bomb truck
By Duncan Howarth
Added equipment for a Tamiya GMC truck
pg. 26
Skill Builder: Filling molded holes
By Aaron Skinner
How to make unwanted details disappear
pg. 28
Skill Builder: Canopy painting, inside and out
By Mark Hembree
Here's an easy way to paint canopy frames
pg. 30
Do-it-yourself diorama
By Mark Linkiewicz
Common materials, uncommon results
pg. 38
Bare-metal Messerschmitt
By Greg Goheen
A natural-metal look for a unique Bf 109
pg. 44
Showcase: Rebuilt Pocher Alfa Romeo engine
By David Cox, Marvin Meit
Salvaged subassembly stands on its own
pg. 47
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
New 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
Questions & Answers
FSM's Mark Hembree provides a clinic for your modeling problems
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
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events
Classified Marketplace
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
Kit Classics
Revell's Jaguar XK-120
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