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Q: I'm looking for some weathering advice. I am using a piece of stainless, photoetched radiator face on a T-bucket street rod. I have used the black Detailer liquid and flat black paint to try to make the piece look more realistic, but I failed.   ... Read more »
Kit Reviews
Freightliner-with-trailer
In 1979, Monogram brought us this nice SnapTite tractor kit; in 1980, they added the trailer. In 1985, they again issued this as a 6x6 car-crushing monster truck. We now have the original truck and trailer together again. Most of the truck parts com  ... Read more »
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Muscle-era Ford V-8s
These Ford V-8s were featured in Tim Boyd's "Builder's guide to muscle-era Ford V-8s" in the December 2010 issue of Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Bob Downie
Georgia modeler and Scale Auto author Bob Downie sat down with us to talk about his modeling background and inspirations. He also explains how his book, How to Use an Airbrush, came about. Be sure to check out Bob's time-saving building techniques on 
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HOW-TOs
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Lift the hood of any race car from the 1950s or later, and you're bound to find one thing: steel braided lines and AN fittings. (AN is a US-military-derived specification stemming from a joint standard agreed upon by the Army and Navy - hence AN. How  ... Read more »
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
The preliminary results are in - from the Scale Auto Roundtable, that is. Many of you are looking for information on the basics of model car building. We're only too happy to oblige. For this issue, we'll focus on the basics of body building. Under t  ... Read more »
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