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.
Building Trumpeter’s big new Nimitz
It’s a super kit of a supercarrier, in glorious 1/350 scale, complete with its own air wing. What’s not to like?
Hellcat of the Navy: Minsi II
Upgrade Hasegawa's 1/32 scale F6F into a spectacular representation of top Navy ace David McCampbell's aircraft.
Revamping a Soviet rarity
Simple corrections turn ICM's kit of the unusual triple-turreted T-28 medium tank into a showpiece straight from the box.
Finish your model with an easy-to-use wash using an art-class standby: tempera paints.
New life for an old Shoki
Update the old Otaki Ki-44 Tojo fighter kit with modern detail that'll turn heads.
Model a classic WWII fleet submarine
Scratchbuilt details transform an old Revell kit into a spectacular USS Gato.
John Alcorn's scratchbuilt wonders
An aircraft modeler since WWII, John shares with us a sampling of the one-of-a-kind masterpieces he's created over the years.
Kit Classics No. 63: Aurora's historic silver knight
The innovative company released the very first figure kit in 1956.
A letter from FSM's Editor, Mark Thompson.
Letters from modelers around the world.
News about the latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Torpedo Phaeton
Subaru Impreza WRC rally car
Oceanographic research vessel
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.
Kalamazoo Air Zoo Invitational model show