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FineScale Modeler announces Build a Model Month

Join the celebration and spread the fun of scale modeling!

FineScale Modeler (FSM) is proud to announce that November is Build a Model Month (BAMM). FSM and its readers have always celebrated the scale modeling hobby, but, until now, there has never been an official month designated for building models and recognizing the hobby.

During November, we encourage scale model hobbyists to not only build a model in celebration of BAMM, but to introduce the hobby to someone who isn’t currently a modeler, whether that is a family member, friends, or another person in your community. Grab a model, sit down at a workbench, dining room table, or any other flat surface with enough room to work and build a model kit together.

Model clubs can organize an event around BAMM to help introduce scale modeling to new hobbyists, get together for a group build, or simply urge their members to find someone new to scale modeling and raise awareness for the hobby.

What’s more, FSM wants to hear your stories. Tell us how you are sharing the passion for building scale models with others. Send us photos of your models, your building sessions, you and others enjoying the hobby, and tell us about your exploits and experiences, challenges and triumphs. We’ll select stories and share them on or in the magazine. You can upload your photos and stories at or share them with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Wait! There’s more! In celebration of Build a Model Month, FineScale Modeler will host an online model contest during November 2022 with a cash prize going to the winner along with a cover position and story about the model in a future FSM issue. We’re also providing the BAMM logo and social media banners for you to download and use on websites, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Just click the link at the bottom of this page.

Scale Model Clubs and Organizations
If you represent a scale modeling club that is celebrating Build a Model Month, please send an email to Assistant Editor Kendra Bell ( with your club/organization name, location, contact info, and a link to your website (a link to your club’s Facebook page counts!). We will add your club’s name and information to the Build a Model Month webpage.

Scale Model Manufacturers and Businesses
We invite scale model manufacturers to download and use the Build a Model Month logo and social media assets and help get the word out about this celebration of scale modeling. If you are interested in sponsoring the Build a Model Month Online Contest, please email Michael Wieloch ( or call 888-558-1544.

If you have any other questions, please contact either Tim Kidwell or Aaron Skinner. They'll be glad to answer any questions or assist you.

Editorial Contacts

Tim Kidwell, editor, Scale Model Brands Aaron Skinner, editor
Kalmbach Media FineScale Modeler
262-798-6534 262-798-6545

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