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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 »
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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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Airfix English Electric Lightning F.2A
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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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