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March 2015

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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.

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Airbrushing-and-Finishing
Airbrushing & Finishing: Paint, then assemble, small-scale ships
By Aaron Skinner
An incremental approach to 1/700 scale ships
Pg. 18
Cover story: "First in the Blue"
By Frank Cuden
A USAAF P-40 in North Africa colors
Pg. 20
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Show Gallery: MMSI 2014
Amazement at the Military Miniature Society of Illinois' annual exhibition
Pg. 24
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A Ju 88 in foreign dress
By Ricardo Dacoba
A Luftwaffe stalwart in U.S. markings
Pg. 28
Paint and weather early-war German camouflage
By Bill Plunk
Norwegian spring for a Newbaufahrzeug
Pg. 38
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Spiffing up a Spanish Hornet
By Raul Corral
Personal experience enhances Academy's F/A-18
Pg. 42
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Detail a Dauntless
By Phillip Gore
Little things count on a really big SBD
Pg. 47
Final Details
With Walt Fink
An inspirational moment and the photo of a lifetime
Pg. 66
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