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Hasegawa 1/32 scale Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai "George"
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The Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai (Violet Lightning Modified, Allied reporting name “George”) was one of the primary Japanese Navy fighters ... Read more »
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    Sprue from a model kit cut into small pieces and dissolved in liquid model cement. Used as a filler.
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    A fool-the-eye technique that simulates natural lighting effects by painting highlights and shadows to bring out details on a model and give it a realistic look. Because this is permanent color correction, it locks the lighting and shade orientation regardless of the actual ambient light.

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    Impressions left in plastic by the pins that eject parts from a mold.

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