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December 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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Airbrushing & Finishing
By Aaron Skinner
Associate Editor Aaron Skinner introduces you to Errin Hoffman and his techniques for layering colors and weathering as demonstrated on a 1/35 scale Flakpanzer IV.
Pg. 20
Building a resin tank
By Cookie Sewell
Cookie takes a Commander Models 1/35 scale MBT70 and demonstrates what good references, an ample supply of sheet styrene, and some good old fashioned modeling can make an OK kit outstanding.
Pg. 22
Model a Cuban cold warrior
By Ernesto Urtiaga
Learn eight easy ways to improve Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Sea Fury.
Pg. 28
FSM Basics - 10 tips for a better build
By Jean-Jacques LaBrot
From photoetched-metal wires to weathering and basing, Jean-Jacques shows you some simple detail add-ons that will make your next build spectacular.
Pg. 38
Build a Canadian Starfighter
By Jean Paul Poisseroux
When he built Italeri's 1/32 scale F-104, Jean Paul wanted to reproduce a scene at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Marville, recalling his days living in the Lorrain region of France. Learn how to punch up detail in a cockpit, make brake lines and towing rings for landing gear, an top it all off with a great natural-metal finish.
Pg. 40
Seven tips for building plastic sailing ships
By Phillip Gore
Phillip proves that building a great plastic model sailing ship doesn't always require a great sailing-ship builder. By following some basic guidelines, he built Revell's 1/56 scale yacht America into a beautiful addition to his collection. Using his techniques, you can do the same.
Pg. 46
Final Details: Who, what, where, when, and why of your modeling
By Mark Hembree
Mark asks FSM readers to tell him the reasons they model what they do. Read what modelers like you had to say.
Pg. 66
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