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Eduard 1/48 scale SSW D.III
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Many years ago, Eduard decided to make model kits instead of just supplying accessories for them. The first kit was a 1/48 scale Siemens-Schuckert SSW... Read more »
FSM-WB0515_IBG_DiamondT_01IBG 1/72 scale Diamond T 968 cargo truck
To fulfill the U.S. Army’s need for a 4-ton ... Read more »
FSM-WB0515_RevellGermany_Airbus_A400M_01Revell Germany 1/144 scale Airbus A400M Atlas
The A400M Atlas, Airbus’ military transport,... Read more »
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Storing finished scale models
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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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This B-17E will be ready Thursday
An avid modeler of eclectic tastes, Mike Kellner's collection includes a variety of plastic planes and ships as well as HO scale railroads and R/C air... Read more »
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FSM Glossary
  • pin marks
    Impressions left in plastic by the pins that eject parts from a mold.
  • 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.

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