July 2011

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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Winter weathering
By Aaron Skinner
Layers of paint and pigment dress Dragon's SdKfz 234/1 for the cold
pg. 22
Build a better Sabre Dog
By Carl Knable
Improving Airfix's classic F-86D with scratchbuilt details and skillful fixes
pg. 24
Conversion updates a Humvee
By Jim Wechsler
Legend Productions' conversion set beefs up Tamiya's prewar M1025
pg. 28
Reworking Hobbycraft's FB.9
By James Green
Backdating the early jet for Canadian service, James revamps a Vampire
pg. 32
Rusting up an old Impala
By Karl Logan
It takes ingenious building and finishing to make a Chevy really fall apart
pg. 44
Detailing Hasegawa's F-16C
By John C. Backenstross
A Syracuse modeler bids a fond farewell to the 174th's Fighting Falcons
pg. 50
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