OctReviewsSmall
FSM140901
FSMWSbasics
Get Our Free Newsletter
Get our twice-monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox

KIT REVIEWS Subscriber Only Area

HK Models 1/32 scale Gloster Meteor F.4
FSM-WB0914_HKModels_Metoeor_01
The Gloster Meteor was the first production combat jet fighter deployed by the Royal Air Force, and it proved to be a sound design. Entering service i... Read more »
FSM-WB0914_ZoukeiMura_Shinden_02Zoukei-Mura 1/48 scale J7W1 Shinden
The Kyushu J7W1 Shinden (Magnificent Lightning) wa... Read more »
FSM-WB0914_Zvezda_SS25_01Zvezda 1/72 scale Topol SS-25 "Sickle" mobile ICBM TEL
The Topol SS-25 is Russia’s mobile ICBM TEL ... Read more »
TIPS DATABASE
Search our extensive database of reader-supplied tips.  View all »
Keywords
Search Tips
FEATURED TIP
Sunlight for yellowed decals: the automotive variation
I’m sure someone else has thought of this befo... Read more »
PRODUCTS DIRECTORY Subscriber Only Area
fsm-products-directory
An up-to-the minute guide to the latest scale modeling products.  View more »

ONLINE EXTRAS

FD1014OL_01
What was your first kit?
While we prepared the October 2014 issue of FineScale Modeler, we asked readers to tell us the first kit they could remember building on their own. We... Read more »
FSM-AM0914_33
AMPS 2014 Gallery
The best military models were on display in Fredericksburg, Va., in April 2014 at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society's annual international s... Read more »
B9_800x600
"Lost in Space" Robot B9 from Moebius Models
Click one of the links below to download a desktop wallpaper of the Moebius Models 1/6 scale "Lost in Space" Robot B9 built and reviewed by John Plzak... Read more »
Bf109800x600
Erich Hartmann's Bf 109G-6/U2
Simon Harrison kitbashed Erich Hartmann's Bf 109G-6/U2 for FSM's May 2014 cover story. Click one of the links below to download a desktop wallpaper of... Read more »
fsm-reader-gallery
FSM Direct Downloadable Articles
FSM Glossary
  • color modulation

    A fool-the-eye technique that simulates natural lighting effects by painting highlights and shadows to bring out details on a model and give it a realistic look. Because this is permanent color correction, it locks the lighting and shade orientation regardless of the actual ambient light.

  • pin marks
    Impressions left in plastic by the pins that eject parts from a mold.
  • liquid sprue
    Sprue from a model kit cut into small pieces and dissolved in liquid model cement. Used as a filler.

SHOP FSM

Build Better Models 2
FS6_150
You’ll find expert tips and techniques, helpful how-to advice, and hundreds of step-by-step photos to help you improve your modeling skills!

Reserve now>>
Building Dioramas
12476

Let acclaimed modeler Chris Mrosko take you through the process of creating a diorama.
Order today »

Modeling Airliners
12470
Written by Aaron Skinner, this is the definitive guide for commercial aviation enthusiasts.
Order today
Expand Ribbon
close logo