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Airfix 1/72 scale Bristol Blenheim Mk.I
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Seemingly determined to update its entire old catalog with new toolings, Airfix now presents a Bristol Blenheim Mk.I light bomber. This new kit has al... Read more »
FSM-WB0115_Freedom_X47B_01Freedom Model Kits 1/48 scale X-47B UCAS
Stealthy and otherworldly in appearance, the X-47B... Read more »
FSM-WB0115_SpecialHobby_AH1G_Cobra_01Special Hobby 1/72 scale AH-1G Cobra
Despite being the first purpose-built attack helic... Read more »
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IPMS/USA National Convention Gallery
FSM editors Matthew Usher and Aaron Skinner joined hundreds of modelers from across America and around the world in Hampton, Va., for the 40th annual ... Read more »
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X-47B Reference Photos
Stealthy and otherworldly in appearance, the X-47B may just be the future of naval aviation. Designed by Northrp Grumman, the unmanned aerial vehicle ... Read more »
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FSM Glossary
  • liquid sprue
    Sprue from a model kit cut into small pieces and dissolved in liquid model cement. Used as a filler.
  • 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.

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