May 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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Airbrushing & Finishing: Weathered paint for stationary Stalin
By Federico Collada
Paint, pigments, and rust for a "sentinel" tank on the Siberian front.
Page 22
Cover Story - How to work with photoetched metal
By Aaron Skinner
Stop fretting and start bending.
Page 24
Your most wanted kits
By Mark Hembree
When FineScale Modeler readers speak, the industry listens.
Page 29
Winnipeg's finest in annual show.
Page 34
Backdating a Bantam Bomber
By Darren Roberts
Scratchbuilding and aftermarket parts convert an A-4C to an A4D-1.
Page 36
Zimmerit and paint for a Brummbar
By Bill Plunk
Finish a StuPz IV with Italian camo. 
Page 40
Kit Classics - Addar's USS 'Constitution'
By Tom Graham
"Ship in the bottle" from days of yore.
Page 63
Editor's Note
Scale Talk
New Products
Reader Gallery
Questions & Answers
Reader Tips
8 Workbench Reviews
Hobby Shop Directory
Advertiser Index
Classified Marketplace
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