Depends on the genre. Missing Lynx is a great armor modeling site. FSM
is ok for general modeling. HyperScale is good for aircraft and
Starship Modeler is good for sci-fi. Track48 is good for 1/48 scale
armor modeling and On The Way is a good site for 1/72-1/76 scale
armor. Perth Military Modelling Site is a great 1/35 scale armor
review site. IPMS is a decent, albeit sleepy site that tries to cover
I don't think I've found one "best" modeling site, although the
regulars of any particular site will tell you theirs is the best.
Any site that tries to be the "best" at all genres of modeling
normally fails to be the best in any one genre they cover.
All sites with a forum tend to have cliques that develop; some good,
some not so good.
Your best bet is to try to figure out what genre interests you most
and look for the best website that covers that area. Even if you are a
modeler with varied interests, most of the dedicated sites still have
a spot for some type of "off topic" modeling, usually a general
modeling forum to ask about non-genre questions.
: As a follow up, can anyone recommend a really good site for ship models?
: I am most interested in the larger wooden sailing and warships, but all
: types are of interest.
Ship Model Mailing List (SMML), which is now a yahoo group,
yahoo kept "forgetting" me, so I stopped participating.
But, it was a good group back when.