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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 »
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Greg Schmidt's Earnhardt Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe was featured in "One Great Model" in the August 2012 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Clay Kemp
Indiana modeler and Scale Auto contributor Clay Kemp sat down with us for a brief interview about his modeling background and motivations. Be sure to check out his Camaro Pro Modified on page 30 of the December 2011 issue! 
HOW-TOs
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
Have you ever needed to file away an ejector-pin mark on the floor of an interior tub? You're usually faced with cutting the sides away from the tub so you can get at the mark with your straight files, or hiding the marks under thick coats of paint a  ... Read more »
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
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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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