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Q: It never seems to fail: when I airbrush a model, it looks really good until I look more closely at it, and there are little specks – usually on the hood, the roof, and/or the rear deck of the car. I try to keep the area clean. I use a pain  ... Read more »
Kit Reviews
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The 1/20 scale Formula One kit market has seen resurgence. Ebbro, a relative newcomer, has entered the fray, concentrating on classic 1970s F1 cars. This modified reissue includes a new decal sheet and the necessary parts to reproduce the Rob Walker  ... Read more »
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Joe Scavotto's 1/16 scale Shelby Cobra was featured in "One Great Model" in the April 2013 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
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Dave Thibodeau is a frequent contributor to Scale Auto, and is one of the top car modelers in the United States. He especially loves racing and race car models, and we have featured Dave's work several times in "Building the Legends" feature stories, 
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Carburetors are the centerpieces of the many details under the hoods of model cars. Muscle cars, street rods, rad rods, big-blocks or small-blocks, carburetors are one of the most important parts of any car. I try to make them models all to themselve  ... 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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