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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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John Teresi's Bobby Allison Matador was featured in "One Great Model" in the June 2012 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Tom Daniel designed many iconic models such as the Red Baron, T'Rantula, and S'Cool Bus. In our exclusive interview, Tom talks about his career and what he's doing now.  
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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 »
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 »
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