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When I was a kid back in the 1950s, scientific forecasters boldly predicted commercial space travel would be common by the year 2000. That hasn’... Read more »
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MBT70 Reference Photos
If you plan to follow Cookie's example and build Commander Models' MBT70 or plan to build Dragon's new all-plastic kit, these photos should prove usef... Read more »
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Starfighters in France: A diorama for a CF-104
When he modeled a CF-104 stationed at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Marville during the 1960s in northeastern France, Jean Paul had a lot to show i... 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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