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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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Plunk
Cover Story: Building Bronco's Marder II D
By Bill Plunk
Careful construction, aftermarket tracks, and good painting produce an outstanding hybrid of German and Soviet technology.
Pg. 24
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Airbrushing & Finishing: Re-dressing a Bf 109 for the night
By Aaron Skinner
Painting, then overpainting, makes for a sinister Messerschmitt night fighter.
Pg. 22
Hairspray
Weathering with hairspray
By Marc Rocca
An easy way to model distressed paint.
Pg. 30
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Carving out a conversion for a Pregnant Guppy
By Jeff Thomsen
It took scratchbuilding, woodworking, vacuum-forming, and cutting up two kits to build the monster.
Pg. 36
Heli
Quick and easy helicopter
By Don Stauffer
Build a Coast Guard HH-60J inspired by a television series.
Pg. 42
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Big canopy, big detail
By Frank Cudden
Because of the large greenhouse canopy, this Brewster Bucanneer had to be all about the cockpit.
Pg. 46
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