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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
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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 »
Wallpaper
1/16 scale Shelby Cobra desktop wallpaper 800  x 600
Joe Scavotto's 1/16 scale Shelby Cobra was featured in "One Great Model" in the April 2013 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Len Woodruff
Texas modeler Len Woodruff enjoys building race cars. His 1970 Hugger Orange Nova was the cover story for the February 2012 Scale Auto, and his Yenko 427 Camaro was featured on the cover of Contest Cars 2008. Check out his portfolio in Contest Cars 2 
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HOW-TOs
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
Good old-fashioned fundamentals, such as preparation and masking, are essential to any good paint job, whether you're painting a whole model or just some parts. In the last issue, we applied a killer spray-can finish on the body of a Tamiya Ferrari 3  ... Read more »
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
Tools-for-building-models
So you're thinking about building a model car. Maybe you put together a few kits when you were younger and are returning to the hobby, or maybe you're picking up a kit at the hobby shop for the first time. Either way, you'd probably like a little dir  ... Read more »
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