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Email Newsletter 11/13/2013
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The December issue on newsstands now!
Improve your next armor project!
The December issue of FineScale Modeler
is on sale Nov. 1! It includes 8 new kit reviews
, as well as essential feature stories:
Cover story: Make your Pakwagen pop!
Airbrushing & Finishing: Weathering olive drab
Portfolio: Joe Fleming
Scale Modeling Essentials: Making a good Zero better
Kitbashing USS Benfold
And much more!
Check out December's issue preview
with Editor Matthew Usher.
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This week Editorial Associate Monica Freitag and Associate Editor Aaron Skinner review four new kits and two books, including the Meng 1/35 scale FT-17 light tank, Airfix 1/48 scale Gloster Javelin, Italeri 1/72 scale Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, Polar Lights 1/12 scale Robby the Robot Poster Edition, and Zenith Press Normandy: Form D-Day to Breakout June 6 - July 31, 1944 and Patton's Third Army in World War II - A Photographic History.
Watch this week's FineScale Modeler New Product Rundown
For kit reviews and more great product coverage, check out the December 2013 FineScale Modeler
, on newsstands now!
January Workbench Reviews
FSM's January issue hits newsstands Dec. 3, but subscribers can read January's 8 model kit reviews
online and check out more than 40 review-model photos not published in the magazine before anyone else! Don't forget to leave your comments.
Zoukei-Mura 1/32 scale Heinkel He 219Z-0
Trumpeter 1/32 scale A-6A Intruder
Academy 1/35 scale PzKpfw 35(t)
Airfix 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8
Hasegawa 1/72 scale MV-22B Osprey
Zvezda Disney "Planes" 1/100 scale Dusty Crophopper
Pegasus Hobbies 1/32 scale "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" aerial hunter-killer
Revell 1/35 scale Snap-Tite M1A1 Abrams
and enjoy January's model kit reviews
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A review of the Meng Models 1/35 scale Merkava Mk.IIID
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Free modeling tip!
Larry Clark, Austin, Texas, submitted this helpful modeling tip:
If you need real metal cable for an armor or diorama project, check a fishing or sporting goods store for leader cable. It comes in various sizes, so it can serve in several scales. It's usually covered in clear plastic; carefully melt the plastic from the cable and you'll have annealed cable that looks great and is easy to position.
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