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Q: I was just wondering what you would do to get the scabby look of weathered, peeling varnish on a woody. I'd like to build the Merc woody as a Salt Flat tow/push vehicle, and obviously the crew could care less about how the old car has been beat up  ... Read more »
Kit Reviews
Harley-Davidson-Fat-Boy-Lo
This is the ultimate model of the 2013 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Lo. In 1/6 scale this kit is not only large, but extremely realistic. The design that went into this model is breathtaking. It is truly a multimedia kit with many metal plated parts, scr  ... Read more »
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John Teresi's 1/8 scale 1923 Ford T-bucket was featured in "One Great Model" in the June 2013 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Shelton
Bob Shelton has a unique perspective on the hobby. He's determined to have fun with his builds, but he's also a "legit" builder, with a particular fondness for Cords of the 1930s. He devotes a great deal of time and energy to coproducing The Director 
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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 »
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
Good old-fashioned fundamentals, such as preparation and masking, are essential to any good paint job, whether you're painting a whole model or just some parts. In the last issue, we applied a killer spray-can finish on the body of a Tamiya Ferrari 3  ... Read more »
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