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Q: It never seems to fail: when I airbrush a model, it looks really good until I look more closely at it, and there are little specks – usually on the hood, the roof, and/or the rear deck of the car. I try to keep the area clean. I use a pain  ... Read more »
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The 1/20 scale Formula One kit market has seen resurgence. Ebbro, a relative newcomer, has entered the fray, concentrating on classic 1970s F1 cars. This modified reissue includes a new decal sheet and the necessary parts to reproduce the Rob Walker  ... Read more »
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Matt Viggiano's 1970 Swede Savage Cuda was featured in "One Great Model" in the October 2011 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
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
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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 »
In-Depth Techniques
IMC/Testor's/Union 1948 Ford convertible and Revell 1948 Ford convertible
The three basics of building custom cars are chopping, channeling, and sectioning. We’ve shown you the basics of chopping and channeling before, but sectioning – which involves removing a horizontal slice of your model’s basic body shell – is a far-m  ... Read more »
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