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.
Weathering a desert M1 Abrams
Follow our step-by-step demonstration of a wash and dry-brushing process that'll make those hidden details pop out.
Thrilling "in-flight" model photos
An expert modeler - and photographer - uses Photoshop to create life-like scenes.
Detail an RAF fuel truck
Turn a crude kit into a fitting tribute to the ground crews who kept 'em flying during the Battle of Britain and beyond.
Crabtree sailing ship collection
Modeling pioneer August Crabtree's breath- taking scratchbuilt models chronicle the history of sailing ships.
Rigging a Bristol Boxkite
Cables, struts, and wires on biplanes got you down? Here's how to detail that showpiece - and keep your sanity!
Wartime Ford Woody
Convert the 1/25 scale AMT/Ertl '41 station wagon kit into a Canadian World War II staff car.
Fast and easy paint wear
Get professional-looking results with a simple technique using table salt.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
IPMS/USA National Convention 2003 photos - part 1
IPMS/USA National Convention 2003 photos - part 2
IPMS/USA National Convention 2003 photos - part 3
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Letters from modelers around the world.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Heritage Softail Harley-Davidson
U.S. Marine Assault Amphibian Vehicle
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
Kit Classics No. 55