July 2010

FSM-CV0710
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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Features
Portfolio: Big-scale operational scratchbuilt ships
By Tim M. Quinlan II
Remember the Maine! And the Brooklyn!
pg. 22
Desktop wallpaper: Tim M. Quinlan II's USS Maine
Download an image for your desktop of this scratchbuilt warship.
Special camo section: Airbrushing camouflage
By Jeff Herne
A step-by-step guide to a soft-edged scheme for an Italian fighter
pg. 24
Special camo section: State-of-the-art weathering
By Karl Logan
Fundamentals for the fearless
pg. 30
Online extrsa: Getting on track with a SdKfz 251
Patience is a necessity when placing the track and wheels on this Schwebenlafette.
Desktop wallpaper: Karl Logan's SdKfz 251/17
Bring this expertly weathered model right to your desktop.
Special camo section: Painting a USMC Harrier
By Fausto Muto
Graduated layers of colors make this jet a shade better
pg. 36
Building a better Bf 109
By Mark Hembree
Adding a little, sanding a lot
pg. 44
Online extra: Read more about Mark's Bf 109 build
Using Future for decaling
By Aaron Skinner
Clearing the way for better marks
pg. 50
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A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
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New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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Reader Tips
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13 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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