April 2014

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: Build a German destroyer
By Bill Plunk
An armor modeler builds his first ship.
pg. 28
Airbrushing & Finishing: Sunken Sherman in the Pacific
By Aaron Skinner
Brush-painting techniques, weathering, and a unique display base create a tank left underwater.
pg. 20
Show Gallery: MMSI 2013
FSM visits the Military Miniatures Society of Illinois' amazing exhibition.
pg. 22
Make a Mossie right
By Anders Isaksson
Build a 1/72 scale British Mosquito with basic techniques and a few aftermarket parts.
pg. 36
Four steps for worn wood
By Federico Collada
Reproduce a realistic wood-grain appearance on plastic by printing decals at home.
pg. 42
Fit for a Sea King
By Hugo Petiers
Fujimi's 1/72 scale SH-3H Sea King comes to life with scratchbuilding and an Eduard photoetched-metal detail set.
pg. 44
Washes, dry-brushing, and pencils
By Raul Corral
Three fundamental means of weathering that every modeler should know.
pg. 62
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