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FineScale Modeler Ultimate Guide To Finishing

FineScale Modeler


Magazine:FineScale Modeler
Number:Ultimate Guide To Finishing | 2015

Table of contents

Build Report | Page 6
2015 IPMS / USA National Convention

by Aaron Skinner
Ideas and advice from some of the expert modelers at the 2015 IPMS/USA National Convention

Tips & Tricks | Page 16
Get started airbrushing

by Aaron Skinner
What you need to know to choose and use your first airbrush

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 22
The art of pre-shading

by Aaron Skinner
How to apply underlying contrast and break up color for added realism

Build Report, 1:35  | Page 24
Finishing and posing a Russian tank

by Kyle Nelson
Basic painting, weathering lend realism to Zvezda's T-90
1:35 T-90 (Zvezda 3573)
Zvezda 1:35
3573 2011 | New tool

Tips & Tricks | Page 26
How to make mud

by Aaron Skinner
12 simple steps to mess up your vehicles

Tips & Tricks | Page 28
Decals demystified

by Aaron Skinner
Properly applied, they are the mark of a terrific model

Build Report, 1:1000  | Page 30
Decaling all of the USS Reliant

by Aaron Skinner
Sheet covers most of the surface on "Star Trek" vessel

Build Report, 1:72  | Page 38
Spray-can Fortress

by Mark Hembree
Spray-painting a b-17 is not ideal, but it can be done

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 46
Dressing up a Dora

by Frank Cuden
Aftermarket parts, solid techniques make a long-nosed Fw 190 special

Build Report | Page 50
AMPS International Convention 2015

by Aaron Skinner
Armor modelers from around the world provide first-class finishing ideas

Build Report, 1:350  | Page 58
Apply a dazzling finish to a ship

by Aaron Skinner
Thin paint and careful masking are the keys to crisp camouflage
1:350 HMS Ajax (Iron Shipwrights 4-230)
Leander class cruiser
HMS Ajax
Iron Shipwrights 1:350
4-230 200x | New tool

Tips & Tricks | Page 60
Simulating realistic wood finishes

by Rafe Morrissey
Tips and tricks for making plastic look like real wood

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 62
Making the most of metallics for a MiG

by Aaron Skinner
Taking a shine to a Cold War fighter

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 70
Finish a World War II German ace's Bf 109F

by Raul Corral
Basic techniques for painting and weathering

Build Report, 1:32  | Page 74
Sometimes masking is just hard work

by Aaron Skinner
Two rolls of tape and 40 hours produce sharp digital camouflage

Build Report, 1:25  | Page 76
Detailing a '66 GTO

by Matthew Usher
Dress up an older muscle car kit

Tips & Tricks | Page 82
Creating fantastic armor finishes

by David Manter
System yields good results across diverse collection

Build Report, 1:32  | Page 86
Paint a Stuka for night attack

by Robert Davis
A dark camouflage scheme readies a Ju 87D for late-night flight

Build Report, 1:48  | Page 90
Airbrushing and weathering a Skyraider

by Aaron Skinner
Sea blue gloss and exhaust streaks key a Korean War attacker

Build Report | Page 92
A tribute to Shep Paine

by Shep Paine
We say goodbye to master modeler Shep Paine with a reprint of his diorama collection story

Editorial | Page 98
Meet the Staff

What makes FSM's editors tick?