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16 Airbrushing & Finishing
62 Academy USS Enterprise CV-6
Take the shine off natural metal AYHAN TOPLU
64 Airfix Victor B.Mk.2
18 Form & Figure Painting and shading black JOE HUDSON
65 Zvezda PzKpfw IV Ausf H
20 35 tips, tools & techniques More than three decades’ worth FSM STAFF
67 Valom B-45A Tornado 68 Eduard SE.5a
28 Fitting tribute Aftermarket add-ons and details yield an award-winning model JOE SIMON
34 Put pizazz in a paper panzer! Trumpeter’s 1/35 scale 12.8cm PaK 44 Waffenträger Krupp 1
66 Roden L-19/O-1 Bird Dog
69 MiniArt T-54-1 70 Hasegawa H8K2 “Emily”
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38 Show Gallery
5 Editor’s Page
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7 Scale Talk
44 Warp a warrior Oilcanning and weathering Hasegawa’s 1/72 scale Tony ROGERIO “RATO” MARCZAK
10 New Products
52 Reader Gallery
49 Easy camo for a Bradley A first-timer follows simple steps CHARLES LIPKIN
60 Questions & Answers 61 Reader Tips
56 Motorize your model Spinning prop for a Polikarpov fighter ALFONSO PEREIRA
72 Hobby Shop Directory 72 Classified Marketplace
74 Final Details This MiG is over, easy MARK HEMBREE
73 Advertiser Index
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EDITOR’S PAGE By Mark Savage
35 years is just the beginning! Imagine: 35 years is roughly half an photo-etch, vacuum-formed plastic, average lifetime. Yet we know it’s only resin, styrene, and metal. the beginning, too. And now we are much more than What started as a bold experiment a magazine. We reach out to the here 35 years ago has matured — like English-speaking world with a webmost of us — and grown into somesite that illustrates plastic modeling thing that is way more than was in all its forms. FineScale.com is imagined at the time. packed with how-to stoFineScale Modeler’s foundries, photo galleries, kit We’ve gone reviews, forums, and ers dreamed of a magazine from with a mission (being your videos. But that’s just essential tool for scale modscratching the surface. 20-piece eling), a test which it aced We deliver a twicestyrene kits early on. That success has monthly email newsletter to 1,000been sustained, which you with new product informapiece regularly affirm at shows tion, including two New multiand in daily emails. So Product Rundown videos, media kits! we humbly submit that plus an issue preview video. saying so isn’t a boast, We post a sizable online just a fact. reader gallery monthly, and we’re on In that 35 years (much of it in the Facebook and Pinterest nearly every past 10), the media world has transday to connect with you and new formed. modeling readers. In modeling terms, we’ve gone There are special issues each year from 20-piece styrene model kits to that we hope will help increase your 1,000-piece multimedia kits with skills and inspire you.
FSM’s staff with art director Tom Ford.
So here we are, FineScale Modeler at 35. Many authors and editors have come and gone in that stretch, but our commitment to you and to constant improvement remains the same. Thanks for letting us into your homes and hearts!
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I can’t help myself, I’m a double dipper for sweet potatoes with melted marshmallow, brown sugar and pecans on top. Gotta go for that second scoop! Yum!
Thanksgiving means orange food for me: I love a big helping of candied yams and it’s got to be pumpkin pie for dessert.
I am the cooker of the turkey (my dressing and gravy are also outstanding), but my favorites are all the sides — except cranberry. I obliged Mom years ago by trying it, and that’s as far as it goes with me. I am the man of the house, and if I don’t want to eat cranberry, I don’t have to!
The dark meat of the turkey, piled high on top of buttermilk mashed potatoes and then doused with peppery gravy. With tangy cranberries on the… oh wait, can I only pick one?
Just one? Thanksgiving is like a food experience at our house! But I have to say the turkey with gravy. We only eat turkey once at year, on that day, so a tender, tasty slice or two is my favorite.
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Let’s do it again! Wow, 35 years! I have been a model builder since I was 9, and that was 60 years ago. I build a wide variety of models including military, planes, ships, and cars. For more than 20 years I have enjoyed your magazine and kept every issue. I love reviewing them frequently, and the tips and techniques I have learned throughout the decades have helped me achieve the level of builds I do today. I have been so inspired seeing what can be done and has been done by others. Let’s go for another 35! – Darwin Menzer Plymouth, Wis.
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