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Airfix 1/48 scale Gloster Javelin
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Britain's Gloster Aircraft Company produced three fighter designs that were mainstays of the Royal Air Force. The Gladiator of the 1930s was the last ... Read more »
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Injection-molded models of 1/72 scale airliners ar... Read more »
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Download a desktop wallpaper of the G.W.H. 1/48 scale McDonnell-Douglas F-15B/D Eagle plastic model built and reviewed by Chris Oglesby for the May 20... Read more »
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Download a desktop wallpaper image of the BPK 1/72 scale Boeing 737-200 plastic model kit built and reviewed by Phil Pignataro for the May 2014 F... 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.

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

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