September 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
By James Green
Tips and techniques for detailing aircraft
Pg. 24
Airbrushing & Finishing
By Aaron Skinner
Finishing and posing Russia's newest tank
Pg. 22
Build a target-tow Skyraider
By Frank Cuden
A resin conversion kit and a distinctive paint scheme set this Spad apart
Pg. 30
Portfolio - Shermans for all seasons
Jim Wechsler's large collection of medium-size tanks
Pg. 38
An old kit flies again
By Phil Gore
Details give this X-1 the right stuff
Pg. 42
By Joseph Bossert
See how accurate deadeyes, shrouds, and rigging can revive an old salt
Pg. 46
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