Several people have warned me that there will be “fitting” issues when it comes time for final construction. To tell you the truth, I’m a little worried about that, but I think I have a plan to overcome this. Let’s worry about that in the next issue.
One “heads up” I want to share with you right now is the many small parts in this kit. The interior, the tail lights, and the multi-piece headlights all have ridiculously small parts! As I’m writing this, one of the rear tail light lenses is being held hostage by the parts gremlin! The ransom is having to clean my model building room in order to find it, and get it back!
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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.
Ford FD-100 Pickup
Building a box stock Foose Ford FD-100 Pickup
The Tale Of Two Porsches
As we finish up our Porsche project, one thing comes to mind.
GOLF GOES TO NETFLIX AND IT HAS COMPETITION FROM TENNIS
Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.”
A DIGITAL DIVIDE HAUNTS SCHOOLS ADAPTING TO VIRUS HURDLES
When April Schneider’s children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning.
THE HOTTEST CARS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2022
The chip and supply chain shortages of 2021 have been difficult for automakers and consumers alike.
TESLA INKS DEAL TO GET KEY BATTERY COMPONENT OUTSIDE CHINA
Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite.
ULTIMATE ADVENTURE 2021 PRESENTED BY RUGGED RIDGE
Tumbleweeding from Oklahoma into Texas
REPORT: MANDATORY OLYMPIC APP HAS SERIOUS SECURITY FLAWS
A smartphone app that athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing must install has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception, according to a report published this week.
GOP OHIO CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WANTS CHIP LAW FUNDED
GOP members of the Ohio congressional delegation asked House and Senate leaders to fully fund a law meant to address a global shortage of semiconductor chips used in phones, cars and video games.
MICROSOFT BUYS GAME MAKER ACTIVISION BLIZZARD FOR ABOUT $70B
Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, to boost its competitiveness in mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology.
EXPLAINER: MICROSOFT'S ACTIVISION BUY COULD SHAKE UP GAMING
Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo.
iPad vs Mac
The ultimate devices for work from anywhere