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August 1998
Volume 20

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Scale Auto magazine covers the entire model car hobby. Each issue provides you with expert how to tips to help you easily build and customize muscle cars, street rods, stock cars and more. You'll receive objective and accurate reviews to help you find models worth your time and money. Whether you're a builder or a collector, this magazine is for you!
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Here's to all the little people
By William Bozgan and Rick Skender
A brief history os 1/24-1/25 scale plastic figures
California Dreamin'
By Tim Boyd
Building a retro rod pickup
Scale Auto Sketchpad
By Brad Leisure
Keep the new kits coming
Painting People
By Ken Hamilton
How to realistically finish scale figures
More of a Good Thing
By Larry Greenberg
Plastic kits and diecast models announced at New York's Toy Fair
King of the NNLs
By Patrick Mulligan
At NNL East, the future is in good hands
Small Talk
Light Commercial
Model kit extras ... "Sport cutes" ... Commercial conversions
Forum 43
Strictly 43rd show coverage ... Testors' Plymouth Prowler and Dodge Viper RT/10 kits
Truck Stop
Inside air brakes ... White 7000 COE commentary New and interesting stuff
Strictly Stock
Worth the wait ... Revell-Monogram Pro Modeler '58 Vette ... AMT/Ertl Pro Shop '57 Chevy.
Tips & Tech
Crazy like a fox ... Phoney wires ... Overcoming orange peel.
Bench Racer
GM's NASCAR SB-2 V-8 ... Fisher Model & Pattern Works Porsche 917LH kit
Finishing Touch
It's alive!
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Coming Events
Scale Mail
Hall of Fame acceptance ... Racing resin ... NASCAR grilles and antennas
Bits & Pieces
Accu-Pro returns ... AMT's 50th anniversary apparel ... New product announcements
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