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.
Huge paddlewheel aircraft carrier
Bill Ballenger's scratchbuilt replica of a World War II training ship.
Big, beautiful P-47
Hyperdetail Revell's old 1/32 scale Jug into a showpiece.
Battle of Berlin diorama
A dramatic depiction of street fighting in the Third Reich's last days.
Modeling for museums
Milwaukee's IPMS chapter contributes to museums across the country.
Build a rare German tank-buster
All it takes is a little kitbashing and basic scratch- building for this early Marder.
Striping a Tiger Meet F-16
Detail and paint a Viper.
Prototype German tank destroyer
World War II ended before the E-25 saw service, but you can build one anyway.
Marvelous mining shovel
Bigger than the biggest tank, this tracked wonder is entirely scratchbuilt.
The century's 100 most significant aircraft
Your chance to vote!
Muddy your armor
It's a dirty job, but it'll add realism to your combat vehicles.
Rare B-17 gunship
It wasn't successful in combat, but the YB-40 makes an impressive model.
Build and paint a 1950s-era sailor
A master figure painter shows how.
Your most-wanted kits
The kits you're waiting for.
Dynamic aircraft display stands
Make "in-flight" model mounts.
Amazing scratchbuilt armored railcar
It's the first phase of a big 10-car German armored train project.
Easy de-icer boots with decals
No hassle, no painting.
M21 halftrack mortar carrier
Letters from modelers around the world.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
News & Products
News stories and the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
1949 Oldsmobile stock car
Japanese cruiser Takao diorama
Card stock German minesweeper
Russian KV 2 heavy tank diorama
Monza Jungle Jim funny car
Viking Orbiter circles Mars
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.
Charles Loring: Medal of Honor recipient