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.
Russian armor diorama
Bruce Teal creates incredibly realistic battle damage for a scene from the war in Chechnya.
Simulate natural metal finishes
There's more than one way to skin a P-38. Here's how to do it with aluminum foil.
Lockheed's twin-tailed terror has been the subject of dozens of kits. We'll help you sort out the best ones in the scale you want.
Build a full-hull USS Midway
What do you do when waterline just isn't enough? Kitbash, of course! An expert ship builder shows you how.
WWII figure paints
A concise guide that takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct Andrea and Vallejo acrylics.
Talal Chouman's spectacular 1/16 scale M2A2 won both the Best Armor and Judges' Grand awards at the 2001 IPMS/USA Nationals.
Build an Isreali "Twin Huey"
Use aftermarket parts to refit Italeri's 1/72 scale UH-1N.
Finding vintage kits
Is the kit you want to build out of production? Don't despair - we'll tell you where to look for it.
How to simulate weld seams
Five ways to add this realistic detail to your armor models.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Letters from modelers around the world.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
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.