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.
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Superdetailed LAV-25 Piranha
It's big, it's impressive, and Talal Chouman's 1/16 scale Operation Enduring Freedom stunner is entirely scratchbuilt inside and out.
Improve the XF-85 Goblin
Turn Special Hobby's 1/48 scale multi-media kit of the tiny experimental fighter into a showpiece.
Figure How-To: Painting realistic eyes
Every figure painter needs this skill, and here's a foolproof technique.
Get quality hand-painted finishes
If you're new to modeling or just want to improve your technique, these pointers will sharpen your brush-painting skills.
Build a "bedspring" T-34
Add distinctive aftermarket detail to make your model of the famous World War II Soviet tank stand out from the pack.
Kit Classics No. 61: Lindberg's Thunderceptor
The unusual rocket-assisted XF-91 of the 1950s was the subject of only one kit.
Nostalgia: Making aircraft ID models in WWII
Thousands of high school students did their part for the war effort - by building wooden models.
Readers' Choice Awards
The polls are closed, the votes are tallied,and here are the results: your picks for the best new kits of 2003.
The Derfflinger at Jutland
The pride of the Imperial German Navy modeled in resplendent resin.
IPMS Seattle Spring Show 2004 photo gallery
AMPS 2004 show photo gallery
Scottish National Model Championships 2004 photo gallery
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Letters from modelers around the world.
The latest modeling industry news.
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star
F6F Hellcat diorama "Training Day"
Budweiser top-fuel dragster
IPMS (UK) Scale Modelworld 2003
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 Ford Mustang turns 40