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Silly-Putty-molds
Our T.O.M. comes from our longtime friend Sam Lopez, and is a variation of the old "Copying Small Parts By Pressing Them Into Clay And Filling The Cavity With Resin" technique, although we're sure there's a shorter name for that process somewhere. &n  ... Read more »
Kit Reviews
Revell-1977-Pontiac-Firebird
This kit was first issued in 2004 as a diecast, prepainted and decaled, with a metal body and plastic kit parts. At the time, Revell issued several different "movie" cars. The first thing you notice is that Revell calls this a 1977 Pontiac Firebird  ... Read more »
Wallpaper
Impala-800
John Collett's 1960 Chevy Impala was featured in "One Great Model" in the February 2014 Scale Auto. Download this wallpaper to your desktop now! 
The Scale Auto Interview
MDJones_edited-1
Mark Jones is a second-generation modeler from Southern California. He is perhaps best known for the series of Caterham models he's built. With exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail, Mark's models have won almost every significant award i 
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HOW-TOs
Fundamentals of Car Modeling
Q: When our club holds its annual judged shows, the first thing we look at are the "basics" of building: removing mold lines and ejection-pin marks, sanding seams, etc. Sometimes a car has a ton of aftermarket stuff, and nice paint, yet loses out bec  ... Read more »
Registered User Bonus
At a recent contest, I had an unfinished project on display that featured scratchbuilt front and rear bumpers. One of the most-common questions was, "how did you do that?" I went on to explain the process, and one person commented, "Oh, so you just c  ... Read more »
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