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Academy 1/72 scale F-35A Lightning II
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As the Lockheed Martin F-35A proliferates, so do the plastic models. Academy’s 1/72 scale release closely follows the Italeri kit and precedes t... Read more »
FSM-WB0914_Airfix_Lightning_01Airfix 1/72 scale English Electric Lightning F.2A
Brawny, brutish, and British — a mainstay of... Read more »
FSM-WB0914_Eduard_MiG15_02Eduard 1/72 scale MiG-15bis
For a time in the early 1950s, the Soviet Union&rs... Read more »
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"Lost in Space" Robot B9 from Moebius Models
Click one of the links below to download a desktop wallpaper of the Moebius Models 1/6 scale "Lost in Space" Robot B9 built and reviewed by John Plzak... Read more »
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Erich Hartmann's Bf 109G-6/U2
Simon Harrison kitbashed Erich Hartmann's Bf 109G-6/U2 for FSM's May 2014 cover story. Click one of the links below to download a desktop wallpaper of... Read more »
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F-15B/D Eagle desktop wallpaper
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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FSM Glossary
  • liquid sprue
    Sprue from a model kit cut into small pieces and dissolved in liquid model cement. Used as a filler.
  • 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.

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