May 2012

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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Cover story: Improve a Cold War Canberra
By Frank Cuden
Italeri's kit becomes an Air Guard B-57B.
Pg. 24
Airbrushing & Finishing: Quick, easy ship weathering
By Tom Altobello
Toothpicks are the secret to streaks.
Pg. 22
Factory-fresh Focke-Wulf
By Greg Goheen
Alclad II lacquers finish a unique fighter.
Pg. 30
Convert a pair of Crusaders
By Carl Knable
Hasegawa and Heller kits, two RF-8s.
Pg. 33
Showcase: Superdetailed schnellboot
By Fred Brink
The boat was fast, but the model took three years to build!
Pg. 44
Scale Modeling Essentials: Get the basics for building an armored car
By Mark Hembree
Part 3: Primer, paint, and decals
Pg. 46
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