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.
Hollywood artist's figures
John Rosengrant combines fantasy and reality in remarkably lifelike scratchbuilt figures.
Great gloss paint jobs
This step-by-step demonstration on an F-102A interceptor shows you how to give your model a finish you'll take a shine to.
USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor
Ship modeling guru Mike Ashey shows how he superdetailed Trumpeter's spectacular 1/350 scale kit.
Recipe for a Bison assault gun
Take two out-of-the-box kits, lightly kitbash, and add some easy scratchbuilding to make this rare German self-propelled gun.
Easy Allied identification stripes
Avoid the hassle of decals with this neat painting technique.
The story behind invasion stripes
What were they for? Where were they used? Which aircraft carried them? We'll answer all your questions!
Modeling an SV-22 Osprey
Is it a plane? Is it a helicopter? You decide, but here's our primer on building Esci's 1/72 scale kit of the tilt-rotor bird.
Eastern Front armor diorama
An artist's eye for detail helped Claudio Rigosi bring this German World War II scene to life.
Kit Classics No. 54: Revell's 1913 Maxwell car model
First sold as a toy, it made history as the com- pany's first plastic model kit.
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.
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
Questions & Answers
Have a question? FSM is here to help.
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
The who, when, and where of modeling events.
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