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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
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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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  • 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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    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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