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.
Create your own Zimmerit
Learn six ways to apply realistic homemade Zimmerit patterns to your German armor models.
Tiger kit roundup
There are plenty of good Tiger kits on the market these days - here's our guide to choosing the pick of the litter.
Scratchbuilt USS [i]Baltimore[/i]
Get a close-up view of the superdetailing on Don Preul's 1/192 scale World War II cruiser.
Lit-up Lockheed Constellation
Backdate Heller's 1/72 scale kit to model a gorgeous 1950s Braniff airliner - complete with working interior lights.
The Space Station: a modeler's guide
It's still being built, but you can model it now! We compare three kits of the International Space Station and demonstrate how to paint those tricky solar arrays.
You don't need an airbrush for a great finish, just tools, techniques, and practice. Here are the techniques - the rest is up to you.
Build a simple vac-form rig
Want to make your own custom canopies? If you have a stove and a vacuum cleaner, you have what it takes to make a basic vacuum-forming machine.
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.
Saunders-Roe SR-45 Princess
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.