December 2013

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: Make your Pakwagen pop!
By Bill Plunk
How to build a better SkKfz 251/22.
Page 40
Airbrushing Finishing
By Aaron Skinner
Pre-shading, post-shading, and fading paint for a P-39 in the Pacific.
Page 22
By John Ferdico
Joe Fleming's incredible models demonstrate his skill with aircraft, armor, and figures!
Page 26
Painting invasion stripes
By Chuck Lipkin
Techniques for agind D-Day markings on a Martin Marauder.
Page 30
Scale Modeling Essentials: Making a good Zero better
By Aaron Skinner
Aaron walks you through the process of installing prepainted photoetched metal in a Tamiya 1/48 scale A6M3 Zero.
Page 36
Kitbashing USS Benfold
By Joseph Bossert
Joseph uses two kits and careful attention to detail to complete a commissioned work for the USS Benfold's outgoing skipper.
Page 46
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