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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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Matt Viggiano's 1970 Swede Savage Cuda was featured in "One Great Model" in the October 2011 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Randy Derr
Ohio modeler Randy Derr sat down with us at GSL-XXIII for a brief interview about his modeling background and motivations. You can get an up-close look at Randy's scratchbuilt 1966 USAC sprint car on 
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HOW-TOs
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 »
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
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 »
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