May 2010

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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Your most wanted kits
By Mark Hembree
What do you fancy? Let us know! Vote now for your most wanted kits.
pg. 19
Online extra: See results from previous most-wanted kit surveys
Masking unmasked
By Aaron Skinner
Keeping paint where you want it
pg. 20
Showcase: Avenger leads a bonds drive
Wartime filming aboard the Hornet
pg. 24
Canadian Forces LAV II
By James Wechsler
Painting and weathering winds it up
pg. 26
Build a carrier-deck diorama
By Lloyd Chidgzey
Sculpting and resin casting set the scene
pg. 30
DESKTOP WALLPAPER: Lloyd Chidgzey's carrier-deck diorama
Stretch and paint a U-boat
By Harvey Low
Converting a Special Navy German sub
pg. 34
Tank techniques & tips
By Glenn Bartolotti
Fundamentals for armor models
pg. 44
DESKTOP WALLPAPER: Glenn Bartolotti's Italeri Carro Armato L6/40
Skill builder: Trimming parts
By Aaron Skinner
The first step in a successful build
pg. 48
Subscribers: Watch a video on removing parts from the sprue
Applying a winter whitewash
By Bill Plunk
Finishing an Eastern Front PzKpfw IV
pg. 50
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
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Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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Reader Tips
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11 new Workbench Reviews!
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