January 2010

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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Airbrushing & Finishing: Weathering paint on a tank
By Aaron Skinner
Laying a long-dead King Tiger to rest
pg. 18
ONLINE EXTRA: Download an image of David Farris' King Tiger for your desktop
Build your first cutaway model
By Waikong Chung
An exciting way to display what's within
pg. 20
ONLINE EXTRA: A gallery of Waikong Chung's N1K2-J Shiden Kai
Improve Tamiya's MiG-15
By Mike Mikolasek
Add zest to a Cold War Soviet fighter
pg. 24
ONLINE EXTRA: Mike Mikolasek's MiG-15
Model a turret-nosed Panther
By Darren Roberts
Scratchbuild a rotating Emerson gun
pg. 30
History you can model: Douglas A-26/B-26 Invader
By Mark Hembree
A fast bomber through three wars
pg. 40
A night to remember
A shawdow-box Titanic diorama
pg. 42
How to build a Buffalo
By James Wechsler
Have some fun modeling a big resin kit
pg. 46
ONLINE EXTRA: Buffalo Mine-Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV)
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
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New Products
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.
10 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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