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.|
Kit reviews, new kit and product announcements, tips from experts, and a gallery of readers' models make every issue packed with value.
The art of the diorama
Part 1: Choosing a subject for a scene that tells a story
The Ryan FR-1 Fireball and F2R Dark Shark
These composite-powered fighters eased the Navy into the jet age
Scratchbuilding C. S. S. Hunley in 1/24 scale
Techniques for modeling a pioneer submersible in wood and plastic
Painting natural-metal finishes
Spray-and-buff metal paints produce realistic bare-metal aircraft models
Modeling the Soviet KV-1E heavy tank in 1/35 scale
Adding applique armor to Tamiya's KV-1C produces a new version
Building and detailing Starter's Porsche 956
Adding Robustelli's details makes this 1/43 scale car a winner off the track
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, second Nicaraguan intervention, 1926-1933
Number 16 in the AMERICAN DRESS AND DETAIL series
FSM Looks at New Products
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
New Kit Report
From the Editor
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Tips and Techniques
Index of Advertisers