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: Spraying streaks on an SM.79
By Aaron Skinner
See how Shane Hedlund finished his Italian S.M.79 Italian bomber in three-color camouflage, freehand.
Detailing Tamiya's big P-51
By John C. Backenstross
Tamiya's 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang packs in a ton of detail, and John Backenstross builds it from the box--mostly.
Helpful hints for a Huey
By Jim Wechsler
For someone who builds armor models, the Academy/MRC 1/35 scale UH-1C may seem like a strange choice. But Jim thinks of this Vietnam veteran as a flying armored personnel carrier and applies his tank-finishing techniques.
Display base basics
By Mike Butry
Add life and context to your models with easy and inexpensive realistic display bases.
Improving Airfix's classic Stuka
By Dave Robbins
Airfix's 1/24 scale Ju 87 is a big model that screams for more detail, and scratchbuilding was just the ticket.
Stretching a fuselage
By Mike Mathieu
Learn how to extend an airline fuselage without cannibalizing a second kit in the process.
Final Details: The Boyer fellas, from Baltimore to Bronco
By Paul Boyer
Paul reminisces about a display he built for his father in 1974 showing the aircraft the two of them flew in during their time in service.
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