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.
Superdetailed M1 Abrams
An expected opportunity to photograph a real M1 tank up close motivated John Smith to build his spectacular model.
Building Ike Kepford's Corsair
Murphy's Law for creating a show stopping model: Take an old Revell kit and add resin and scratchbuilt detail.
Lozenge camouflage made easy
Replicating complex camo schemes on German WWI aircraft can be a pain. The solution? Do it with decals. We'll show you how.
Build a better B-1
Monogram's old 1/72 scale kit is still good, but with a little updating you can turn it into a great model.
World War II paint guide
Can't tell non-specular blue from intermediate blue? Want to find sources for RLM Gray? We've got the answers right here.
How to paint camouflage uniforms
Here's a simple technique for getting realistic results.
USS [i]Arleigh Burke[/i]
Steve Dunn built this stunning 1/96 scale model from scratch - mostly from brass!
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.
Harley-Davidson police bike
Pocher Bugatti T50 engine
Hummel self-propelled gun
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 red knight of Germany