:: FSM HISTORY ::
Fine Scale Miniatures began in 1965 at the suggestion of a friend and
was originally called Gay Nineties Models. In the summer of 1966
the name was changed to FSM. The first FSM ad appeared in the May 1967 Model Railroader (a small watertank).
George was ambitious from the start, producing about 3000 of this
first kit. According to George, he almost quit in 1970 while he
was working in a catering truck in the morning and building Fine Scale
kits at night in his basement. Luckily, George persisted and
after switching to limited run kits, things picked up greatly.
The rest is history... Fine scale has been producing the highest
quality craftsman kits available for close to thirty-five years
In 1998 George produced the first of the Jewel Series kits- a
wonderfully detailed pile driver. George wanted to make
craftsman kits available to newer modelers and modelers with limited
incomes and this was his answer. (As a college student at the
time, I was more than thankful for this move- as I could afford my first
Fine Scale Kit!). The smaller Jewel Series kits did not prove to
be as popular as the larger diorama kits, however, so George moved back toward the bigger kits.
George has help in packaging, but other than that he completes all
work on the kits himself. Simply amazing. Hopefully Fine
Scale Miniatures will continue to produce outstanding craftsman kits
for many years to come.
:: FSM KIT
LISTING AND PHOTOS ::
Box = Picture of Box
Box Open = Picture of kit contents
Box 2 = Picture of different box for same kit
Ad = Original Ad photo
Pic = Other picture of Kit
I do not have pictures of all kits. If you happen to have a
picture of a kit that I do not, please send me a scan- so I can add it
to the table. Thanks.