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Wingnut Wings Felixstowe F.2A WIP
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Despite the Felixstowe F.2A's importance during World War I, this is a model that simply should not exist in 1/32 scale — except that it comes f... Read more »
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Tamiya 1/35 scale SOMUA S35
Download a desktop wallpaper of the 1/35 scale Tamiya SOMUA S35 French tank Jim Zeske built and reviewed for the July 2015 issue. Click the links belo... Read more »
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Zvezda 1/35 scale SdKfz 251/1 Ausf B "Stuka zu Fuss"
Download a desktop wallpaper of the 1/35 scale Zvezda SdKfz 251/1 Ausf B "Stuka zu Fuss" Mike Scharf built and reviewed for the May 2015 issue. Click ... Read more »
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Matthew Walker's Rafale B
If you build modern military aircraft, you're going to end up with a lot of gray planes. But closer examination shows that camouflage is rarely unifor... Read more »
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FSM Glossary
  • color modulation

    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.

  • pin marks
    Impressions left in plastic by the pins that eject parts from a mold.
  • liquid sprue
    Sprue from a model kit cut into small pieces and dissolved in liquid model cement. Used as a filler.

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