February 2011

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: A primer on primer
By Aaron Skinner
Perfect paint begins with the prep; get a good start on a good finish
pg. 22
Cover story: King-sized weathering
By Karl Logan
Wear, tear, and a winter whitewash for a war-weary King Tiger
pg. 26
Improve an A-20
By Carmine Mari
How a top modeler wrought a Havoc
pg. 34
Scale modeling essentials, part 4
By Matthew Usher
Further building, preliminary painting; catch the next steps for our Corsair
pg. 44
Skyraider evolution
By Darren Roberts
Mix and match to make three variants of this hard-working warhorse
pg. 47
History you can model: M3/M5 Stuart
By Mark Hembree
Evolution of the American light tank
pg. 74
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
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Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
9 new Workbench Reviews
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