December 2010

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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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Filters: A subtle addition
By Aaron Skinner
Shades of paint form fine layers that blend and tone color
pg. 20
Cover story: Foiling for realism
By Ken Friend
Create natural-metal finishes with different kinds of metal foil
pg. 22
Updating Italeri's T-26
By Tom Morgan
Scratchbuilding and painting put pizazz in this little Soviet tank
pg. 28
Mirror display: Illusion of flight
By Frank White
Reflection of a half makes a whole image for a desk- or wall-mount display
pg. 40
Showcase special: A most-ambitious Enterprise
This spectacularly appointed ship is wired for light and sound!
pg. 44
Scale modeling essentials
By Matthew Usher
Finish with test-fitting, seam removal, airbrushing, and a realistic wash
pg. 48
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
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Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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Reader Tips
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8 new Workbench Reviews
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