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Q: I was just wondering what you would do to get the scabby look of weathered, peeling varnish on a woody. I'd like to build the Merc woody as a Salt Flat tow/push vehicle, and obviously the crew could care less about how the old car has been beat up  ... Read more »
Kit Reviews
Harley-Davidson-Fat-Boy-Lo
This is the ultimate model of the 2013 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Lo. In 1/6 scale this kit is not only large, but extremely realistic. The design that went into this model is breathtaking. It is truly a multimedia kit with many metal plated parts, scr  ... Read more »
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USAC sprint car 800x600
Randy Derr's 1966 USAC sprint car was featured in "One Great Model" in the August 2011 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now!Watch our exclusive interview with Randy 
The Scale Auto Interview
Randy Derr
Ohio modeler Randy Derr sat down with us at GSL-XXIII for a brief interview about his modeling background and motivations. You can get an up-close look at Randy's scratchbuilt 1966 USAC sprint car on 
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HOW-TOs
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
I wanted to see if I could build a high quality, eye-catching model that would be competitive on any show table. That's challenging enough, but I also wanted to see if I could finish that same model using spray cans instead of an airbrush. Why? We li  ... Read more »
In-Depth Techniques
Mark's Monte Carlo
In recent years, photoetched (PE) parts have become a staple for many car-model builders. They're made by transferring a photo negative of the part being made to a thin sheet of metal - usually brass, aluminum, or stainless steel. When the artwork is  ... Read more »
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