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April 2014

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Here's how Federico built and painted the FlaK carrier seen in April 2014's worn wood story

March 2014

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December 2013

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More incredible scale models and figures

November 2013

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Russell Kyler recalls the P-47 and a distinguished career
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Download a desktop wallpaper of Trumpeter's Skyraider

September 2013

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The thirteenth and final installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

July 2013

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The twelfth installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

The eleventh installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video blog

The tenth installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

The ninth installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

Bill Mauldin's wartime cartoons in 3-D

Associate Editor Aaron Skinner takes you on a tour of the model P-51D he built for the July 2013 FineScale Modeler.

Download a desktop wallpaper of Gallery Model's H-34 helicopter

May 2013

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The eight installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

The seventh installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

The fifth installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

The fourth installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

A peek at upcoming plastic scale-model reviews and their authors

April 2013

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Download a desktop wallpaper of Kinetic's T-45 Goshawk

The third installment of Tim and Aaron's group-build video log

The second installment of Tim and Aaron's video group-build log

Follow the progress of two associate editors as they build a couple of World War I-era Fokker D.VIIs

March 2013

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Download a desktop wallpaper of Meng's A39 Tortoise

Download a desktop wallpaper of Paul Boyer's Meng F-102A

February 2013

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Download a desktop wallpaper of Hasegawa's Voyager space probes

Download a desktop wallpaper of the HobbyBoss 1/35 scale EBR-10

January 2013

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Download a desktop wallpaper of Tamiya's 1/35 scale Elefant plastic model built by John Plzak

Download a desktop wallpaper of the Sword Harrier T Mk.2 plastic model built by Paul Boyer

December 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the "Battlestar Galactica" Cylon Raider plastic model built by Aaron Skinner

November 2012

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Richard Guetig talked to FSM about his 2012 AMPS entry

October 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the "Star Trek" USS Enterprise plastic model built by John Plzak

Download a desktop wallpaper of the F-117A Nighthawk plastic model built by Larry Schramm

September 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the Italeri 1/35 scale Staghound Mk.III built by Associate Editor Mark Hembree

Modeler Kyle Nelson talks to FSM about his 2012 AMPS entry

July 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the Italeri 1/35 scale Staghound Mk.III built by Associate Editor Mark Hembree

Download a desktop wallpaper of Chuck Davis' Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale F.E.2b.

Carefully airbrushed acrylic paints produce eye-catching camouflage

Download a desktop wallpaper of Panda Hobby's 1/35 scale Oshkosh M-ATV MRAP

May 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the Italeri 1/35 scale Staghound Mk.III built by Associate Editor Mark Hembree

Download this desktop wallpaper of Mike McFadden's amazing D-Day diorama

Download a desktop wallpaper of Aaron Skinner's 1/32 scale model of the P-47 Thunderbolt, Dottie Mae.

Download a desktop of Associate Editor Aaron Skinner's kitbashed 1/35 scale Australian Leopard AS1 (featured in the July 2009 FineScale Modeler).

With this painting technique, art imitates light

Download a desktop of Frank Cuden's 1/48 scale Air Guard B-57B featured in the May 2012 FineScale Modeler.
Download a desktop image of the Cyber-hobby 1/72 scale Sea Vixen FAW.1 built by Phil Pignataro for FSM's May 2012 issue.

April 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the Italeri 1/35 scale Staghound Mk.III built by Associate Editor Mark Hembree

Rationalizing building a model the way I like it — then making the modification

Download a desktop wallpaper of award-winning builder Kevin Wenker's 1/72 scale HMCS Fennel, featured on the cover of the April 2012 FineScale Modeler.
Associate editors Aaron Skinner and Tim Kidwell share some photos of models from the 2011 Military Miniature Society of Illinois show in Chicago and what it was about each that caught their eye.

Also, be sure to pick up the April 2012 FineScale Modeler for more MMSI coverage.

March 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the Italeri 1/35 scale Staghound Mk.III built by Associate Editor Mark Hembree

Associate Editor Mark Hembree reveals some of his techniques for researching hard-to-find military hardware.

Download a desktop wallpaper of Associate Editor Aaron Skinner's 1/35 scale Challenger II, featured on FSM's March 2012 cover.


February 2012

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Download a desktop wallpaper of Chris Ludwick's 1/35 scale Tiger I, featured on FSM's February 2012 cover.
Watch this great video of George Mustafa's de Havilland Beaver, featured in the February 2012 FineScale Modeler.

January 2012

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At the 2011 IPMS/USA convention in Omaha, Neb., on a table crowded with U.S. Navy blue, Danny Lauderdale’s AD-4B Skyraider stood out. The January 2012 issue of FSM details his expert painting and weathering. Here are a few more photos we didn’t have room for in the magazine.

Download a desktop wallpaper of Aaron Skinner's very shiny natural-metal MiG-17F, featured on January's cover.

December 2011

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Download a desktop wallpaper of Ricardo Dacoba's phenomenal 1/32 scale Fw 190D-9.

September 2011

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In the September 2011 FSM, Aaron Skinner shows how to paint hard-edged schemes on RAF aircraft using paper masks. Here's how he weathered the Spitfire in that story.
Download an image of Fraser's battle-worn IS-2 to your desktop.
Download an image of Wayne's detailed and converted B-25.
Bring Matt's de Havilland Sea Vixen to your desktop.

July 2011

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In the July 2011 FSM, Karl Logan models a junker after a car he found at a racetrack near his Pennsylvania hometown. Here's more information on his techniques for adding snow and making the model's base.
Download an image of Karl's expertly built model to your desktop.
Download an image of Charlie's expertly built model to your desktop.
Download an image of Jim's expertly built model to your desktop.
Download an image of James' expertly built model to your desktop.

May 2011

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The May 2011 issue showcases Tim's USS Iowa. Here are a few more of his finished ships.

April 2011

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In the April 2011 FSM, Terry Young explains how he built his Battle of the Bulge diorama. Here's how you can create trees to use in your own diorama.
Download an image of Robert's expertly built model to your desktop.
Advanced electronics and modeling in 1/72 scale
Animated diorama by Konstantin Degtyarev, Charles Heyer, and Tory Mucaro

March 2011

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Download a desktop wallpaper of the Moebius Models 1/4105 scale Battlestar Galactica built by Associate Editor Aaron Skinner.
This diorama pushes the limits of a tabletop display
Glenn has been writing feature stories for FSM since 1988. Here's a look at his stories.
Download an image of Chuck's expertly built model to your desktop.
Steven combined two kits and a scratchbuilt muzzle break to produce his 7.5cm PaK 50. Download an image of his anti-tank gun to your desktop.

January 2011

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Wolfgang improved this Israeli air force F-15 Baz in the January 2011 issue. Download an image of his model to your desktop.
Sean adds lots of detail to Academy's M7 to model this kit as an early version. Download an image of his accurized model to your desktop.
From FineScale Modeler’s Questions & Answers

See images of Sean's accurized Priest not published in the issue.

In the January 2011 issue, Pat explains how he mastered Special Hobby's short-run kit. Here's more information on how he painted his Skystreak.

December 2010

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In the December 2010 FSM, Frank White explains how to create a mirror display diorama. See more of his display ideas and check out some of his illustrations.
In the December 2010 FSM, Ken Friend explains his foiling method for a realistic natural-metal finish. Here are some of his expertly finished models not featured in the magazine.

November 2010

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Explore the many variants of America’s World War II medium tank

Effective from long range and in close quarters

October 2010

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In the October 2010 FSM, Frank Cuden built a DC-8 in NASA service. In addition to space exploration, NASA is involved in all kinds of aerospace research. A lot of that work has included test flights aboard airliners. Here’s a list of the commercial jets used by NASA during the last 40 years. All photos courtesy of NASA.
Download an image for your desktop of Ricardo's spectacularly painted "Crazy MiG."
Jim uses solid techniques that make a standard-issue Sherman stand out. Download an image of his model for your desktop.
We didn’t have room for all of David Manter’s armor in the October 2010 FSM. Check out five more models not featured in the issue with descriptions of what he did to them.
In the October 2010 FSM, David Manter explained his 6-step weathering system and displayed his best armor models. Here are some bonus photos of the models featured.

September 2010

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Download an image of Karl's expertly weathered model for your desktop.
A little hairspray gives this Pershing the look of raw steel.

July 2010

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Download an image of Dan's impressive ship.
Looking for a way to show off your models?  FSM readers have some great ideas.
Patience is a necessity when placing the track and wheels on this Schwebenlafette.
Download an image of Tim's scratchbuilt warship.
Download an image of Karl's expertly weathered model for your desktop.

May 2010

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Innovative building and sculpted figures produce a dramatic display. Download an image of this impressive diorama for inspiration on your next build.
Bring this expertly built model right to your desktop.

April 2010

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James' model represents a Command Post variant serving in Afghanistan. Download an image of this model for your desktop.

Bill's detailing brings Dragon's old kit to a new level. Download desktop wallpaper and bring this model right to your desktop.

March 2010

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Walker and others would take the X-15 to the edge of space several times, but his altitude record for manned winged aircraft would stand for more than 40 years.
For inspiration on your next paint job, bring this model, featuring sharp digital camouflage, right to your desktop.

February 2010

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Learn more about building an HH-65 Dolphin in the February 2010 issue of FSM.

January 2010

By "George," it's easier than you think!
For inspiration on your next build, bring this model right to your desktop.
Resin, photoetched metal, and scratchbuilding add something special to an already good kit.
For information on how to build a Buffalo, see the January issue of FineScale Modeler.

July 2009

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Download a desktop of Associate Editor Aaron Skinner's kitbashed 1/35 scale Australian Leopard AS1 (featured in the July 2009 FineScale Modeler).

March 2009

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