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February 2006
Volume 27

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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!
How to build better engines: It's in the details
By Tim Boyd
Twelve simple steps to a better engine
pg. 18
After the Trophy Series
By Tim Boyd
A history of select 1960s-1980s AMT kit series
pg. 22
Fan belts the easy way
By Alex Kustov
Better belts and pulleys in a few easy steps
pg. 20
NNL Toledo
By Jim Haught
A "sneak peek" at the 26th Nationals
pg. 28
SCIMA Model Contest
By Jim Haught
A look at south-central Indiana's best models
pg. 40
Custom Clinic Photo Contest
By Mark S. Gustavson
Results and critiques
pg. 36
Roundtable 4: Finishing tips
From primer to clear, our panel of experts solves puzzling paint problems
pg. 30
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
By Alex Kustov
Building Model Factory Hiro's multimedia kit is a challenge - but worth it
pg. 42
Showcase: Top Brass
By Jim Haught
Roger Lee's scratchbuilt 1960s dragster
pg. 34
Showcase: Dodge Stealth phantom
By Wayne Stevens Jr.
A fictitious Pro Modified
pg. 48
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