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.
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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
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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!
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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|Q: When our club holds its annual judged shows, the first thing we look at are the "basics" of building: removing mold lines and ejection-pin marks, sanding seams, etc. Sometimes a car has a ton of aftermarket stuff, and nice paint, yet loses out bec
... Read more »||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
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