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Drilling Holes in Plastic
Centering holes drilled in distributors, heads, or exhaust pipes is important, but I have found that when I drill small holes in plastic, I can’t see the hole! READ MORE


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Johnny Lightning Celebrates 50 Great Years

Johnny Lightning brand turns 50 and the hits keep on rolling Hard to imagine it has been 50 years since the first Johnny Lightning die-cast cars hit the market. But 2019 marks the anniversary for the fine 1:64 scale die-cast cars that started out as...

AMT 1966 Mercury Super Street Rod Subscriber Only Content

AMT No. AMT1098/12 Molded Colors: White, chrome, clear red Scale: 1/25 MSRP: $31.95 Pros: Body dimensions, very little flash for old mold, tampo-printed tires Cons: Missing radiator hoses and exhaust manifold, no decals for gauges, no Hurst wheels

AMT ‘40 Ford Sedan Gasser Subscriber Only Content

AMT No. AMT1088/12 Molded Colors: White, clear Scale: 1/25 MSRP: $31.95 Pros: Popular street rod body style, reasonably accurate body, straightforward assembly Cons: Wire axles, lack of engine and chassis detail, a lot of flash


Hasegawa 1972 Suzuki GT380 B Subscriber Only Content

Hasegawa No. 1505 Molded Colors: Black, light gray, clear, chrome Scale: 1/12 MSRP: $59.99 Pros: Well molded, well placed sprue points on chrome parts, excellent fit Cons: Weak mounting pins for tubing, errors in decal call-outs, Some decals not back...

Making a mandrel Subscriber Only Content

RF: After seeing Gary McColluch’s white wall painting tip in the October 2018 issue, I was inspired to send along a photo of a mandrel I made years ago and still use to sand tire treads for a worn look without having to hand-sand everything. ...
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