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ICM Dornier 1/48 scale Do 215B-4
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The Do 215B-4, a variation of the Dornier-built Do 17 “Flying Pencil,” was equipped with 1,159-horsepower Daimler-Benz DB 601Ba engines th... Read more »
FSM-WB1114_Meng_Bradley_01Meng 1/35 scale M2A3 Bradley BUSK III
In 1967, the Soviet Union introduced a new class o... Read more »
FSM-WB1114_AFVClub_Chaffee_01AFV Club 1/35 scale M24 Chaffee
Around the world, the M24 was a workhorse from the... Read more »
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What was your first kit?
While we prepared the October 2014 issue of FineScale Modeler, we asked readers to tell us the first kit they could remember building on their own. We... Read more »
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AMPS 2014 Gallery
The best military models were on display in Fredericksburg, Va., in April 2014 at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society's annual international s... 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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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.

  • 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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