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.
Stunning USS The Sullivans
Take a look at Steve Kohl's award-winning model of the destroyer named for five brothers who served together.
Still going strong after a half century: We survey the B-52's history and development.
Build a B-52H
Detail AMT's big 1/72 scale kit as the [i]Memphis Belle IV.[/i]
Show your B-52's stripes with this neat trick for quick, realistic ordnance detail.
B-52 kit roundup
Which BUFF should you build? Here's our
guide to kits in all the popular scales.
Make realistic trees
Create more dynamic dioramas! It's easy with our step-by-step instructions.
Getting started in scratchbuilding
Want your Sherman to stand out from the pack? Build an M8 ammunition trailer for it.
Easy T-34 tank kitbash
Ready for your first step beyond "straight from the box?" Combine two kits to make an Egyptian T-34/100 tank destroyer.
Revell's USS George Washington
How a model kit became notorious during the Cold War.
Letters from modelers around the world.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Revolutionary War submarine
Evel Knievel and his Harley
Soviet Naval Infantry soldier
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Index of Advertisers
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
Using automotive paint on your models