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razor saw
A fine-tooth miniature saw for delicate work.
reissue
An older, often unavailable kit that is put back into regular production. Also referred to as a re-release.
reverse wash

A technique to create a wash effect on raised panel lines by painting the lines the desired color, usually black or dark gray, then painting a protective clear coat. Once the final color coat is applied, the panel lines are lightly sanded, revealing the darker color underneath.

rivet counter

Humorous (usually) term for detail-obsessed modelers

rubber-band tracks
Full-length, one-piece vinyl tracks. Ends are joined by applying heat, glue, or both. They are more common on older kits. Also known as loop tracks.
rubber-cement masking

Using rubber cement to mask entire areas, or to mask irregularly-shaped areas to simulate chipped, worn, or scuffed finishes. First, a base-material color (such as aluminum or steel) is applied in the desired area. Then rubber cement is applied over that area in a stippling or stabbing motion. After the rubber cement dries, the top color is applied and allowed to dry. Then the cement is rubbed off, exposing the color underneath.

Airbrushing acrylics

Airbrushing acrylics

Tests, tips and techniques.
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