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Tamiya Mazda MX-5 Roadster

Tamiya’s new Mazda MX-5 Roadster, #24342, $49US

It’s about time we got a new and current kit from Tamiya! Their new Mazda MX-5 Roadster is great! The 1/24 scale kit is flawless, with both left- and right-hand drive options, and options for US, Japan, Europe, and British versions. The roadster body has no flaws whatsoever! Now is the time to order some of those great colors from ScaleFinishes and Gravity Colors. They both have our favorite Mazda Soul Red, so it’s your choice. The kit is basically curbside, with nice suspension details, and good under-engine detailing/engraving. The neat part of the kit is that there is a female driver figure, that you can position for either the right or left side driver’s seat, with different arms for either side. You also have to slide the seat forward to get her to fit the driver’s side pedals/steering wheel. A nice touch!

So, how does it build? We painted it this weekend, and we will update the final shots soon. So far, PERFECT!

Order yours today from your local hobby shop, or check out Tamiya’s site

Issue #198

Inside the October 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine:cover198

The Cars of Thunder Road

Wayne Moyer builds the DeKon Monza

2015 Derby City Shootout Coverage

and much more!

Issue #197

Inside the August/September 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine:Issue #197

Eight Pages of NNL East Coverage

One For the Street, Mobeius Plymouth Satellite

Larry Readsʻ Wartime Dodge WC19

Galaxie Ltd.ʻs New 1947 Chevy Coupe

Resin conversion of the AMT ‘40 Ford

Curt Raitz’s Bonneville record holder

and much more!

Issue #196

Inside the July 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine:

cover196Eight pages of GSL XXV Coverage

Bill Coulterʻs Styrene Star

Marcos Cruz builds the Perfect Porsche

Cliff Reed Builds A Working Class Hero

And much more!

 

Issue #195

Inside the May/June 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine

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Tim Boydʻs Ramcharger Dodge FED

The Last Lotus, by Wayne Moyer

Anthony Hazelaarʻs Tool Time T

Scratchbuilding School

Commercial Break

and much more!

Issue #194

Inside the April 2015 Issue:cover194

Bill Borgen’s “Bent Road Incident”

Moebius’ new Ford F100 Pickup Truck Kit

Inspiration Files: Ford C Series

Canadian Content: Fargo Trucks and KIK Cola

Old School Custom

Vantastic: Commercial Break

Book Reviews

New Products

Trucker’s Corner

Kit Reviews

and much more!

Tamiya Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Tamiya’s new Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Tamiya has released their new Mercedes-Benz 300SL 1/24 scale kit, and it is a beauty!

Check out the photos to see this great new kit.

Issue #193

Inside the Annual Contest Issue, February/March 2015, #193cover193

Show coverage from:

South Carolina Modeler’s Association
January 18, 2014 • Spartanburg, South Carolina

65th Grand National Roadster Show
January 24-26, 2014 • Pomona, California

ValleyCon 2014
March 2, 2014 • Pasadena, California

Milwaukee NNL
April 12, 2014 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

NNL East
April 26, 2014 • Wayne, New Jersey

Model Car Sunday
May 4, 2014 • Puyallup, Washington

SoCal NNL
May 4, 2014 • Chatsworth, California

SCMA Upstate
May 17, 2014 • Simpsonville, South Carolina

Heartland Model Car Nationals
June 8, 2014 • Overland Park, Kansas

CKM Summer Classic
August 23, 2014 • Clemmons, North Carolina

LLC NNL
September 16, 2014 • Carlsbad, California

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion
September 20, 2014 • Ontario, California

NNL Nationals
October 11, 2014 • Sylvania, Ohio

San Fernando Valley Fall NNL
October 11, 2014 • Canoga Park, California

TAMS
October 25, 2014 • Norfolk, Virginia

ACME Southern Nationals NNL
November 8, 2014 • Smyrna, Georgia

Motor City NNL
November 16, 2014 • Warren, Michigan

Issue 192

cover 192Inside the January 2015 Issue:

Bob Steinbrunn’s 1929 Duesenberg

Model Cars Book Review: “50 Shades of Rust”

IPMS Van, by Noel Smith: IPMS’s 50th Anniversary van

Commercial Break: AMT’s “Super Stones” Ford pickup

Mooneyes!: Kitbashing a late ‘50s dragster

Scratch building School: Building a ‘32 Chevy woody

Back to Basics: Cliff Read’s 1957 Dodge D100

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MENG Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab

MENG Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab

We got a sneak peek at the new 1/24 scale MENG Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab kit. It is a beast! The box itself weighs over 2.2lbs, and it’s a big and thick box too boot! The kit is fantastic. We would have to say it’s on par with anything that that is made today: from Tamiya, Fujimi, Revell, AMT, this MENG kit is well done, no flash, and it just looks right. Check out all the pics to see what the fuss is all about. We will be doing a full build of this one soon.

Here’s a quick shot of the 6.4L Turbo Diesel Power Stroke V8 motor, and Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic transmission and transfer case.

Motor

 

Playing around with a die cast dually bed:

DuallyBed

 

Here are some detail shots of a real 2010 Ford F350 SuperDuty from Gilbert Rodrigues:

 

Some updates on the build in progress. Laid down a base red color coat, in preparation for the metallic red nail polish finish that will be sprayed on later. Swapped out the Yokohama Mud Digger tires for some from an Aoshima kit, and they look fantastic!!!

Painted_4

 

Some painted pics:

Update: April 14, 2014.

Well, it’s pau (finished).
It was a fun build, and I did not follow the instructions to the letter, I painted some things that I wanted, and didn’t paint areas that others have said I should have. Oh well! It was a great kit to build, and will be buying more soon.