May 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.
Cover Story: Kitbashing Erich Hartmann's Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/U2
By Simon Harrison
Join two kits to build the winter mount of Germany's top ace.
Pg. 38
Airbrushing & Finishing: It may be green, but it doesn't need to be drab
By James Wechsler
Tips and techniques to break up monochromatic camouflage.
Pg. 20
Building and detailing a U-boat
By Anders Isaksson
Inspired by the movie "Das Boot," Anders finds that the right tools make all the difference.
Pg. 24
Showcase: Roy Chow - Modify a Soviet "Studer"
From a U.S. War Department photo taken in 1943, Roy Chow builds an unusual Lend-Lease dump truck.
Pg. 28
Multilevel display bases
By Steve Andreano
Show off your model with an interesting base - it's easy to do!
Pg. 36
Working with white metal
By Kelly Wionzek
Not all kits come in plastic and special care and tools must be used to succeed in other mediums.
Pg. 46
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