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April 2012
Volume 33

April 2012
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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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Features
How to prevent paint from bleeding
By Dave Thibodeau
Use a barrier coat to keep colors correct
pg. 14
Upgrade a race car interior
By Jay Savarese
Improve AMT's snap Car of Tomorrow kit
pg. 16
Build your first resin engine
By Clay Kemp
Preparation, cleanup, and test-fitting are keys to success
pg. 19
10 easy ways to improve your truck model
By Evan Hermel
Revell's Peterbilt 352 is a good first kit, and has upgrade possibilities
pg. 24
Toledo Nationals part 2
By Jim Haught
Held October 8, 2011 at Sylvania, Ohio
pg. 28
Build a garage diorama
By Mark Batson
This Maurice Petty tribute is a good way to get started
pg. 32
Kitbash a Dale Earnhardt Monte Carlo
By Dave Thibodeau
How to build Dale Earnhardt's "first win" car from 1979
pg. 36
Add realism to early Funny Car engines
By Tim Boyd
Painting, detailing and ignition wiring are easy to do
pg. 40
Southern Nationals
By Jim Haught
Held November 12, 2011 at Smyrna, Georgia
pg. 44
Classic Kits
By Tim Boyd
Revell's 1962 Dodge Lancer GT
pg. 48
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Starting Line
A letter from Scale Auto's editor, Jim Haught
Questions & Comments
Letters from modelers around the world
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby
Tips and Tech
Bench Racer
Building an IROC Porsche RSR
One Great Model
Len Woodruff's 1969 Yenko 427 Nova
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