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 & Finishing
By Aaron Skinner
Associate Editor Aaron Skinner introduces you to Errin Hoffman and his techniques for layering colors and weathering as demonstrated on a 1/35 scale Flakpanzer IV.
Building a resin tank
By Cookie Sewell
Cookie takes a Commander Models 1/35 scale MBT70 and demonstrates what good references, an ample supply of sheet styrene, and some good old fashioned modeling can make an OK kit outstanding.
Model a Cuban cold warrior
By Ernesto Urtiaga
Learn eight easy ways to improve Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Sea Fury.
FSM Basics - 10 tips for a better build
By Jean-Jacques LaBrot
From photoetched-metal wires to weathering and basing, Jean-Jacques shows you some simple detail add-ons that will make your next build spectacular.
Build a Canadian Starfighter
By Jean Paul Poisseroux
When he built Italeri's 1/32 scale F-104, Jean Paul wanted to reproduce a scene at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Marville, recalling his days living in the Lorrain region of France. Learn how to punch up detail in a cockpit, make brake lines and towing rings for landing gear, an top it all off with a great natural-metal finish.
Seven tips for building plastic sailing ships
By Phillip Gore
Phillip proves that building a great plastic model sailing ship doesn't always require a great sailing-ship builder. By following some basic guidelines, he built Revell's 1/56 scale yacht America into a beautiful addition to his collection. Using his techniques, you can do the same.
Final Details: Who, what, where, when, and why of your modeling
By Mark Hembree
Mark asks FSM readers to tell him the reasons they model what they do. Read what modelers like you had to say.
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