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: 10 tips for getting a better natural-metal finish
By John Adelmann
When a project calls for a natural-metal finish, some modelers cringe. No need! After years of experimentation John Adelmann shows you how to use Alclad II and Pledge FloorCare Multi-Surface Finish to get the job done.
By Mike Brignola
After reading an article by Pat Covert in the November 1996 FSM, Mike has been on a quest to re-create realistic rust on a scale model. Here's what he's come up with so far!
FSM Basics: When gray is more than gray
By Paul Kinney
While modeling Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-22, Paul realized the gray scheme was actually subtly metallic. He walks you through the steps he used to finish his Raptor with its claws extended.
Weathing for a well-worn Spitfire
By Raul Corral
Raul loves to build Spitfires. On his latest model from Eduard, he pulls out all the stops and builds the Polish-flown Why not?, finishing with pre- and post-shading, hardline camouflage, washes, paint chipping, pencils, and more.
Top off a T-64 with paints, filters, pigments, and washes
By Federico Collada
The title says it all! Federico finishes a Trumpeter 1/35 scale T-64 with acrylic, artists' oil, and enamel paints to give it that in-the-field appearance.
Figure Gallery: FSM Forum Heroes & Villains Group Build
Compiled by Tim Kidwell and Aaron Skinner
From October 2013 until March 2014, Tim and Aaron hosted the FineScale Modeler Heroes & Villains Group Build on the FSM Forum. Participants built a wide range of characters, from Han Solo and Darth Vader, to Judge Dredd and and Iron Man.
Final Details: What inspires your modeling?
Compiled by Mark Hembree
We asked our readers what film, TV show, book, play , or work of art most memorably inspired their choices in modeling subjects. Here's what they told us.
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