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.
German armor diorama
It's the end of the road for a Panther A crew in David Vickers' huge 1/15 scale diorama.
Building the IJN Fuso
No kit? No problem! A master modeler tells how he scratchbuilt an award-winning 1/700 scale Japanese battleship.
Finishing an F-4
Beauty is only skin-deep, and here's how to give your model a beautiful finish.
Converting a V-1 buzz bomb
Upgrade Testor's old kit into a U.S. Navy Loon missile.
Sanding tool roundup
A handy guide to tools that make sanding easier and faster.
German WWII submarine
It doesn't get more authentic than this: Data for Chris Lentzy's scratchbuilt diorama came from a surviving Type VII C U-Boat.
Star Wars: Episode II
The story behind the visual effects: an interview with Industrial Light + Magic's Brian Gernand.
Realistic tank tracks
An easy formula for simulating tread wear on your armor models.
FSM Readers' Choice Awards
Your picks for the outstanding new kits of 2001.
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.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Italeri Steyr prime mover
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 record-setting Voyager