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Better-wheel-openings
Ed Maslin provided a great tip for relocating wheel openings. Here's Ed: When modifying a body, there are times when wheel openings need to be moved up or down for a correct look. Instead of making the end cuts straight-up-and-down, where several sh  ... Read more »
Kit Reviews
Revell-1950-Olds-Custom
Revell planned to produce a kit of the 1949/1950 Olds during the mid- 1960s; it was cancelled after Revell falsely heard that Monogram already had such a kit in development. AMT/Ertl formally announced its intention to produce such a kit 15 years or   ... Read more »
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1977 Jungle Jim Monza_800
John Collett's 1977 Jungle Jim Monza was featured in "One Great Model" in the December 2010 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
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At a recent contest, I had an unfinished project on display that featured scratchbuilt front and rear bumpers. One of the most-common questions was, "how did you do that?" I went on to explain the process, and one person commented, "Oh, so you just c  ... Read more »
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Brush painting
As straightforward as brush-painting is, a few tips and techniques will make things run more smoothly. If you're new to modeling or just want to improve your technique, here are a few pointers to sharpen your brush-painting skills. The tools A few  ... Read more »
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