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FineScale Modeler Volume 42 Issue 1

FineScale Modeler


FineScale Modeler
Volume 42 Issue 1 | January-February 2024

Table of contents

Editorial | Page 3
Paint, paint, and, oh yeah, paint

by Aaron Skinner

Tips & Tricks | Page 10
Blend the Rules

by Tim Kidwell & Aaron Skinner
You asked paint questions and FSM takes a swipe at answering them

Build Report | Page 16
Build a Gulf War Nighthawk

by Ricardo Dacoba
Improve Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-117 with a terrific finish
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk
Tamiya 1:48
61059 1998 New tool

Build Report | Page 24
How-to Finnish a StuG

by Jari Hemila
Paint and weather a 1/35 scale Sturmi assault gun in Finland
StuG.III Ausf.G w/Zimmerit July 1944 Late Production
Dragon 1:35
6633 2012 New parts

Build Report | Page 30
What's black and orange and chipped all over?

by Robert Raver
Paint and weather Poe Dameron's unique X-wing fighter
Poe's X-Wing Fighter
Bandai 1:72
0210500 (2319537) 2016 New parts

Tips & Tricks | Page 36
Bring the bling

by Wes Salazar
How-to paint gold on scale auto models

Build Report | Page 40
When grocery-getters go rad!

by Mark Jones
Or what happens when a kid with dreams of street racing is stuck driving a hand-me-down minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan LE
Lindberg 1:25
72612 1996 New tool

Build Report | Page 46
Camouflage a Yugoslavian Thunderjet

by Darren Roberts
Build Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-84G as a Cold Warrior
Republic F-84G Thunderjet
Tamiya 1:48
61060 1998 New tool

Build Report | Page 52
Fine-tune an old-timer

by Raúl Corral
Build Italeri's vintage M109 out of the box
M109 A2/A3/G
Italeri 1:35
6589 2022 New box

Build Report | Page 58
A Hurricane in the desert

by Anders Isaksson
A few aftermarket parts and careful painting make a tidy desert Hawker Hurricane Mk.II
Hurricane Mk IIc Expert Set
Arma Hobby 1:72
70035 2019 New tool

Tips & Tricks | Page 64
Paint your first Gunpla

by Nico Suratos
Tips and techniques for your first time airbrushing a Gundam model

Review | Page 69
HobbyBoss USS Missouri

by Chuck Davis
USS Missouri BB-63
HobbyBoss 1:350
86516 2022 New tool

Review | Page 70
Cobra Motor Paints from Ammo by Mig Jimenez

by Mike Klessig

Reference | Page 74
AMT/Ertl takes a win

by Tim Boyd
Perennial race-car favorite Monogram startled by Indy-car lineup