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.
Time line Vietnam
A quick overview of the who, what, when, and where of the 30-year-long conflict.
Modeling a Vietnam "Hun"
With a little surgery and a lot of putty, you can convert Monogram's classic 1/48 scale F-100D into a two-seat F model.
Navy SEALs on the Mekong River
A Hollywood modeler's creative scratchbuilding techniques add realism to this breathtaking diorama.
Build a Huey gunship
Add a new rotor and other resin details to make a showpiece from Italeri's 1/72 scale UH-1C.
Kitbashing a Vietnam gun truck
This little-known weapon system protected American supply convoys. Here's how to model it.
Home on the M113
Authentic detailing turns the Tamiya kit into a 3-D snapshot of a grunt's daily life.
The remarkable story of Skyraider No. 738, possibly the most historically significant aircraft of the Vietnam war.
2003 New Kit Report
Find out about this year's exciting new kits.
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.
The Vietnam War for the modeler (1945-1975) - part 1
The Vietnam War for the modeler (1945-1975) - part 2
The Vietnam War for the modeler (1945-1975) - part 3
The Vietnam War for the modeler (1945-1975) - part 4
The Vietnam War for the modeler (1945-1975) - part 5
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
19th century English gunboat
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.
Dwight Johnson: Medal of Honor recipient