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.
Airbrushing and Finishing: Mottling a mid-war Messerschmitt
By Aaron Skinner
A step-by-step guide to airbrushing camouflage on a Luftwaffe ace's Bf 109F-4. It's all about thin paint, low pressure, and working close to the surface.
Kitbash a preproduction T-72
By Cookie Sewell
Take parts from three kits and turn them into one of 15 Object 172M test vehicles that led to the widely-produced Soviet tank
Weathering with pigments
By Bill Plunk
Follow along as Bill demonstrates his simple finishing technique to produce a better model
Hefty detail for a tiny model
By Rogerio "Rato" Marczak
The SdKfz 9 FAMO was more than 30' long — but in 1/72 scale, the model measures 5"! Rato crams a ton of detail into Trumpeter's little halftrack.
Conquer a record-breaking Skyray
By Darren Roberts
See how simple modifications turn Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4D into the time-to-altitude champ. A colorful paint scheme finishes the fast climber.
Final Details: What's your psi — and why?
By Mark Hembree
Considering one of airbrushing's basic elements — air pressure. Find out what the experts use, then tell us what works for you.
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