March 2014

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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: Airbrushing with the experts
By Aaron Skinner
Aaron asked some of FSM's readers, authors, and reviewers to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about airbrushes.
Page 24
Airbrushing-and-Finishing
Airbrushing & Finishing
By Edward Pascuzzi
Learn how to get beautiful gloss finish from a spray can.
Page 22
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Showcase: Panzer battalion workshop
It can be more fun to model misfits and workaday subjects than the aces and the legends. Modeler Tyler Pottenger shows us as much with his Hal Sanford-inspired diorama of a Tiger undergoing field repairs.
Page 32
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Dial up the detail
By Richard Carrick
After a 17-year break from building models, Richard scratchbuilds superdetailed detailed parts for his one-of-a-kind 1/32 scale F4U-4 Corsair. 
Page 38
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Recalling the Wall
By Steve McNaughton
The forbidding gray barrier of the Berlin Wall made a lifelong impression on a young Steve McNaughton. Working from memory and references, he modeled the grim icon of the Cold War in 1/16 scale.
Page 44
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Bracing broken parts
By Aaron Skinner
After breaking one of the landing-gear struts on his Fokker D.VII, Aaron mended it with blue and wire. Here's how!
Page 62
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