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.
Trouble on the Eastern Front
George Schachinger used older, less-expensive kits and refurbished a built-up model for this breath-taking German World War II armor diorama.
Building Chuck Yeager's X-1
Eduard's 1/48 scale X-1 is a great first-time multi-media kit. We unlock the mysteries of working withresin and photoetched parts.
Hasegawa's big new Fw 190D-9
Accurate, easy to build, and full of extras, it's a 1/32 scale detailer's dream.
Improving the Taney
Aftermarket parts and simple scratchbuilt detail transform Revell's old Coast Guard cutter into a showpiece.
Simulate spinning propellers
Motorized props may be impressive, but here's a simpler and easier way to create a realistic effect.
Stuart tank conversion
Turn Tamiya's M5A1 into the rare M5 variant of this tough little tank.
Revitalizing vintage kits
Detail is skimpy on Airfix's old 1/72 scale S.M.79 bomber, but with scratchbuilt extras, it'll hold it's own against fancy new kits.
Kit Classics No. 57: Strombecker's Bell X-1B
Chuck Yeager's historic flight prompted one of the first plastic kits.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Letters from modelers around the world.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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.
Hobby Shop Directory
Index of Advertisers
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier