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 World War II aircraft
For Bill Pettyjohn, the delight is in the detail – and incredibly realistic finishes.
Nine ways to beat the airbrush blues
Try these tips for getting your airbrush to spray the paint where you want it when you want it – and without blemishes.
Dressing up Dora
Simple conversion and detailing – plus a killer paint job – turn Dragon/Revell’s 1/48 scale kit into an Fw 190D to die for.
Build a different kind of Sherman
Ready to go a step beyond straight-from-the-box? Take the plunge with us as we correct and upgrade Dragon’s Sherman Firefly Vc.
Making armored vehicle optics
Here are three great techniques for simulating the brightly colored lenses and viewports on modern AFVs.
Shore leave in Shanghai
Inspired by the rare visit of two U.S. warships to China in 1989, Ray Bean built his amazing hand-painted diorama around two 1/350 scale resin kits.
Build a terrific T-28 trainer
Still the only 1/48 scale Trojan, Monogram’s old kit just needs some aftermarket and scratchbuilt detail to be an up-to-date winner.
Armored vehicle optics explained
Laser devices have greatly improved the effectiveness of AFVs. To learn more - and see photos of real AFV optics - click here.
IPMS Vancouver 2004 fall show
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Letters from modelers around the world.
The latest news about the hobby.
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
French knight at Poitiers
WWII U.S. soldiers in bombed city
2001 Honda NSR 50 Grand Prix
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.
From the Forum
The FSM online modeling experience.
Index of Advertisers
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.