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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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Donn Yost's 1968 Dodge Charger was featured in "One Great Model" in the December 2012 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Teresi
"Building models is my passion," says John Teresi of Van Nuys, California. He's a big fan of Don Garlits and other drag-racing drivers, and he collects diecast dragsters. His models have won several major contests, "which boosted my confidence and is 
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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 »
In-Depth Techniques
Modelers often take great care detailing and dressing up the engines and engine bays of their products, only to use the stock kit radiators — and quite often they are somewhat out of sight. When I attend 1:1 car shows, I pay close attention to  ... Read more »
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