May 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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Hurricane intruder
By Pablo Miguel Bauleo
A Hawker fighter for night operations
pg. 18
Cover Story: Easy carrier deck
By Rogério "Rato" Marczak
Display your 1960s aircraft at sea
pg. 22
Showcase: Saluting Sweetie Pie
By Pete Biddle
F-4 Phantom made to a general's order
pg. 26
Vietnam U.S. Navy SEAL boat
By Glenn Bartolotti
Model action in the Mekong Delta
pg. 28
Build a Boilermaker Boeing
By Frank Cuden
How to place Airfix's 737 at Purdue
pg. 30
Finishes for a Japanese sub
By Dick Lee
Modeling the gargantuan I-400
pg. 34
ONLINE EXTRA: Dick Lee's fantastically finished I-400
Post-apocalyptic Peugot
By Pat Covert
Some "mad" fun with a rally car kit
pg. 46
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 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.
Advertiser Index
Hobby Shop Directory
Coming Events
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Classified Marketplace
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