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TIM SLESAK'S “El Commotion”!

I got my first inspiration for “El Commotion” when I saw the Ridler Award winner while working the MPC Model Car Customizing Contest at the 1973 Detroit Autorama.

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Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

PART TWO: CHASSIS AND INTERIOR DETAILING!

At the time I’m writing this, I’m already deep into the construction of the Pagani Huayra kit from Aoshima.

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Model Car Builder
Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

PAINT POLISHING 101

The paint job on your model is, without a doubt, the first thing people see when they look at your model.

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Model Car Builder
Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

NNL WEST 2020

Well, the weather gods cooperated again and provided good weather for the 2020 NNL West held January 25 in Santa Clara, CA.

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Model Car Builder
Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

JAY COBURN'S HARRIER JET ‘69 CAMARO

JAY COBURN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 1969 CAMARO

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Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

BUILDING A BLOWN FLAT HEAD & AN ENLARGER MACHINE!

When Pico Elgin showed me his 3D printing of the Frenzel blower at NNL West several years ago I knew I had to order some for myself.

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Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

BUILDING A 1/8TH SCALE DONOVAN 417

This is one of those projects you start, and dive into big time, then you realize it’s going to take a lot more time than you thought it would.

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Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

AUTO ART

This year marks the 50th anniversary of my fascination with drag racing.

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Model Car Builder
Vol 4, Issue No. 10, Spring 2020

Ford FD-100 Pickup

Building a box stock Foose Ford FD-100 Pickup

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Vol 3 / Issue No.5, SUMMER 2017

The Tale Of Two Porsches

As we finish up our Porsche project, one thing comes to mind.

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Vol 3 / Issue No.5, SUMMER 2017

Gilmore Tanker truck project

“Salt Chipping”and Rustall to prepare that authentic rusty look!

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Model Car Builder
Vol 3 / Issue No.2 / Summer 2016

norman sterner's scratchbuilt isma supermodified

i’ve been building models since i was five years old and i’ve been a racing fan since the first time my dad took me to see my first race and i’m an even bigger fan of open wheel racing like tour modifieds, super modifieds, indy, sprint cars and midgets.

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vol 3 / issue no.3 fall 2016

bill burnham's “old blue” ‘29 roadster

pryor passarino, stan pinnick, and steve catron pay tribute to the late bill burnham by building a replica of his car “old blue”

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vol 3 / issue no.3 fall 2016

Italiana

John Teresi builds a replica of his dad's drag bike.

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Model Car Builder
Vol 3 / Issue No.5, SUMMER 2017

The Model Cars & Diaranas From

“The Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a non-profit corporation founded in 1992 by “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith.

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Vol 3 / Issue No.5, SUMMER 2017

Building The Martini Mustang

One Saturday morning, I was on my laptop drinking my usual coffee surfing the net when I came across a Petrolicious video of an incredible 1966 Mustang. The video was narrated by Steve Strope.

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Vol 3 / Issue No. 7, Winter 2018

Adding details to revells custom chopper

That’s pretty much what ‘feature’ models are for! To inspire you to build! Then a few weeks ago Revell releases this gorgeous Harley Chopper kit, so I couldn’t resist, I had to build it.

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Vol 3 / Issue No.2 / Summer 2016

1937 Auto Union W125

The results list for the 1937 season testify to the almost total dominance of the W 125: Victories in the Grand Prix in Tripoli and the Avus Race, double victories in the Grands Prix in Germany, Italy and Brinn, triple victories in the Grands Prix in Monaco and Switzerland. The car was a beast!

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Model Car Builder
Vol 3 / Issue No.2 / Summer 2016