December 2011

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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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Features
Airbrushing-and-Finishing
By Aaron Skinner
Out of the can and into your airbrush.
Pg. 20
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Model ship building basics
By Aaron Skinner
The USS Independence makes home port.
Pg. 22
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Make the most of a build
By Bill Plunk
Wiley ways to give a panzer extra punch.
Pg. 26
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AMPS 2011 Show Gallery
Some highlights from the national convention of armor modelers.
Pg. 36
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Creature from the Black Lagoon
By John C. Backenstross
Making the creature look right at home.
Pg. 40
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Build three variants of a C-135
By Carl Knable
Three conversions, no waiting!
Pg. 44
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Read the latest headlines in modeling news.
New Products
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Questions and Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
9 New Workbench Reviews
Hobby Shop Directory
Classified Marketplace
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