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.
Beautiful battered Betty
Get a close look at Christopher Walton's realistically weathered G4M1 attack bomber.
How to apply perfect decals
Multi-layter markings? Compound curves? Here's how to handle the tough stuff that decals can dish out.
Scratchbuilding a WWII landing craft
This 1/192 scale LCI was built from the blueprints.
Modeling the Soviet N-1
The making of a museum-quality 1/48 scale rocket model, step by step.
Make your own acrylic display cases
Keep dust and other dangers at bay with a homebuilt custom display case.
Modeler's guide to the Sidewinder
This history of the heat-homing missile includes illustrations of a dozen variants.
Build a WWII german truck
Tips for building a detailed version of Tamiya's Krupp Protze.
Incredible 11-car auto transporter
Doug Walker's car carrier, built on a dare, features a moveable ramp system.
Cutting and fitting resin parts
Start here to add great details to your models.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Terry Thompson.
Letters from modelers around the world.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
Index of Advertisers
Hobby Shop Directory
History You Can Model
Short stories about subjects you can build.
The Century Series of American fighters