January 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: Model a magnificent Mustang
By Chuck Sawyer
Add even more detail to Tamiya's 1/32 scale P-51D.
Page 22
Airbrushing & Finishing: Painting a winning finish
By Aaron Skinner
Dany Galgani builds and finishes Fujimi's 1/24 scale GT40 Mk.II into the Mk.I 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans winner.
Page 20
Easy and convincing water
By Tom Altobello
Make waves for your model ships with quick techniques that are easy to master.
Page 28
FSM Special Show Gallery: IPMS/USA National Convention
FSM visited the IPMS/USA National Convention in Loveland, Colo. Here are just some of the wonderful scale models exhibited there.
Page 30
Scale Modeling Essentials: Making a good Zero Better, Part 2
By Aaron Skinner
When Aaron built Tamiya's 1/48 scale A6M3 Zero, he wanted to use a little photoetched metal to take the model to the next level. In the December 2013 FSM, he modified the cockpit to accept the Eduart details. Now he moves on to the flaps.
Page 36
Superdetailing an old kit
By Ernesto Urtiaga
Tamiya's 1/35 scale U.S. Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 has been around for many years and has errors. Ernesto uses photoetched-metal parts and a resin interior to superdetail and correct the mistakes.
Page 40
Day-glo DB-26C Invader
By Carl Knable
Using the Italeri 1/72 scale Douglas B-26 Invader as a starting point, Carl turns it into a Cold War-era drone controller complete with Firebee drones and a high-visibility paint job.
Page 46
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