May 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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Giving a Fiat authentic flavor
By Aaron Skinner
A layered approach to weathering
pg. 20
Painting a Soviet heavy tank
By Luciano Rodriguez
Unique camouflage for a KV-1
pg. 22
Build a big F-105D Thunderchief
By Scott Murphy
Tips for a thoroughly thrilling Thud
pg. 26
Easy-to-model water
By Chris Ludwick
Mix up some Celluclay and set sail!
pg. 32
How to pre-shade a Tomcat
By Fausto Muto
Artful techniques for an F-14
pg. 40
Sharpen up an Israeli Sakeen
By Jeff Herne
Model an Avia S.199 in postwar service
pg. 44
Showcase special: A working model of USS Iowa
Marvel at this 1/96 seagoing scratchbuilt ship!
pg. 50
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A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
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Read the latest headlines in modeling news.
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Reader Tips
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9 new Workbench Reviews!
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