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Better-wheel-openings
Ed Maslin provided a great tip for relocating wheel openings. Here's Ed: When modifying a body, there are times when wheel openings need to be moved up or down for a correct look. Instead of making the end cuts straight-up-and-down, where several sh  ... Read more »
Kit Reviews
Revell-1950-Olds-Custom
Revell planned to produce a kit of the 1949/1950 Olds during the mid- 1960s; it was cancelled after Revell falsely heard that Monogram already had such a kit in development. AMT/Ertl formally announced its intention to produce such a kit 15 years or   ... Read more »
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Greg Schmidt's Earnhardt Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe was featured in "One Great Model" in the August 2012 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
Hermel
Evan Hermel has been our "Truck Stop" columnist for more than 20 years. In our exclusive interview, Evan talks about his modeling background and inspirations. See what he had to say! 
HOW-TOs
In-Depth Techniques
IMC/Testor's/Union 1948 Ford convertible and Revell 1948 Ford convertible
The three basics of building custom cars are chopping, channeling, and sectioning. We’ve shown you the basics of chopping and channeling before, but sectioning – which involves removing a horizontal slice of your model’s basic body shell – is a far-m  ... 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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