During that time I have taught myself to draw, paint and make models of dragsters. In 1975 I left school at age16 and trained as a silversmith in a factory. Subsequently, I learned to do a form of deep engraving called “hand chasing” using a hammer and tools. This experience honed my eye and refined my skills to enable me to go from making terrible glue encrusted models to today’s enterprise whereby I can scratch build complete engines in scale.
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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.
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.
PAINT POLISHING 101
The paint job on your model is, without a doubt, the first thing people see when they look at your model.
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.
JAY COBURN'S HARRIER JET ‘69 CAMARO
JAY COBURN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 1969 CAMARO
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.
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.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of my fascination with drag racing.
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.
The Tale Of Two Porsches
As we finish up our Porsche project, one thing comes to mind.
Q Where do personal preferences come from? For example, I like hard rock music. Why am I that social outcast who runs screaming into the bathroom at school dances when everyone else is singing along? —Kate, age 13, Ohio
LUXURY CAR BRAND JAGUAR TO GO ALL-ELECTRIC BY 2025
Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said this week as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines.
“Awl” is from a series titled “Words I Did Not Understand.” Through memory—“the first screen of nostalgia”—and language, a writer pieces together her story of home.
FREAKED-OUT CRUISE TAKES CONTROL!
Gets COVID-proof movie set after wild virus rant
Assassin's Creed Valhalla (for PC): Another Winner
The Assassin’s Creed series has taken us to numerous historical settings since its 2007 debut, including Ancient Greece, Renaissance Italy, and Revolutionary War-era America. The newest installment, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, details the Viking invasion of 9th Century England from the perspective of history’s most notorious raiders. Though Valhalla doesn’t introduce anything wholly new to the series, it’s an excellent PC game that follows in the footsteps of its equally exceptional predecessors, Origins and Odyssey.
A Very Special Custom Martini Cadet
A Light From Within
The only one who’d ever been afraid of me was me. Then came Bronwen
PPID DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUE ADVANCES
Year-round diagnosis of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, also known as Cushing’s) just got easier, thanks to the joint efforts of equine researchers in England and mathematicians in Australia.
Testing New Brass and IMR Powders
KATE GETS BACK TO WORK
REPORTING FOR DUTY! AFTER THREE MONTHS OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT, KATE MIDDLETON IS EAGER TO BE A HANDS-ON ROYAL AGAIN.