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.
Superdetailed Bren carrier
Bob Collignon turned Tamiya's kit into a rare French Indochina variant by adding loads of scratchbuilt detail and a great finish.
Building Academy's new F/A-18C
Big, beautiful, and loaded with ordnance options, it has more than 800 parts - and it's a 1/32 scale winner!
Improving Hasegawa's Ki-61 Tony
We show you how a good kit can become a greatmodel with aftermarket details and a slick paint job.
Building large-scale ships
A professional ship modeler demonstrates wood kit construction techniques while he builds a 1/96 scale World War II escort carrier.
Raiders of the Lost Ark flying wing
Transform a simple toy into an "accurate" model of the movie's fantasy aircraft.
Here's a matchless way to simulate fire on your next diorama.
Early U.S. moon probe
Detail a rare Aurora kit from the early days of the Space Race.
Convert a Pacific War tank destroyer
It's hard to find a kit of the U.S. Marines M3 Special Purpose Mount, but you can make one from Tamiya's M21 mortar carrier.
Kit Classics No. 56
Deal's Wheels ZZZ-28.
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.
1st Panzer Division diorama
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
NorEastCon 2003 photos - part 1