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.
Backdating an M4A1 Sherman Armor
Conquering individual-link tracks is the key to success.
Tom Kirn's scratchbuilt 1/15 scale 1934 Packard Coupe.
Sikorsky VS-44A Model Restoration
Reviving the Sikorsky Collection's 1/32 scale flying boat.
Scratchbuilding Mir Russian Orbiter
A space station from plastic tubes and sheet styrene.
International color and camouflage
U.S. Navy Fletcher-class destroyers.
Modeling the Supermarine Spiteful Fighter
A major conversion using Matchbox's 1/32 scale Spitfire.
Miniature World Museum: The Best of the Best
FSM's Paul Boyer visits St Charles, Missouri's museum and hall of fame.
Building your own vacuum-former
Inexpensive materials make the difference.
Colorful markings for World War I German Aircraft.
Viking conquest Carrier Jet
Superdetailing Esci's 1/48 scale Lockheed S-3.
Almost straight from the box Imperial AT-AT
Bringing MPC/Ertl's "Star Wars" walker to life.
Build your first white-metal artillery kit
The basics of "heavy metal" modeling.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
Letters from modelers around the world.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
New Kit Report
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Hobby Shop Directory
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