February 2012

FSM120201
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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Working with craft acrylics
By Joseph Marranca
How to use these inexpensive, easy-to-find paints for modeling.
Pg. 22
Whitewash, weather, and winter for a diorama
By Chris Ludwick
Hairspray helps distress a Tiger.
Pg. 24
Modernize an old kit
By Frank Cudden
Aftermarket products, sawing, sanding, and savvy make for a top-notch T-28 Trojan.
Pg. 28
Animated de Havilland Beaver
Model by George Mustafa; text by Mark Hembree
Extensive scratchbuilding and electronics elevate this floatplane.
Pg. 40
Battle of Britain diorama
By Andy Cooper
Simple techniques and a realistic base key and evocative vignette.
Pg. 42
History you can model: Mercury "Friendship 7"
By Mark Hembree
A leap of faith and courage.
Pg. 49
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