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Issue #202

Inside our Annual Contest Issue!

Show coverage from all over the country!

80 pages of full color coverage of some the best shows from all over. See what others are building, and get your copy today!

 

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Best Model Car Parts

Best Model Car Parts

You may have seen us review Best Model Car Parts before, and there’s good reason for this. Michael Hanson the owner of BMCP, has a great line of resin products, and we have to say that everything we have seen from him has been very good!

Recently, a friend sent me a link to some eBay listings for VW resin bodies, and I had to have them in my hands. One in particular, the VW Hebmuller conversion kit, was one of those top of the list projects I have wanted to do for a long time. Now, the hard work is done, and I can finally build one!

The other two, a 1957 VW Oval Window Sunroof sedan conversion and a 1949 VW Split Window Sunroof Sedan conversion are going to make great builds of some of the cars of my better years. All the conversion kits are based on and work with the Tamiya 1966 VW Beetle model kit (not included)

Check out the photos and you will see what I mean. Check out the web site at Best Model Car Parts

Tamiya Acura NSX

Tamiya Acura NSX

We got the new Tamiya Acura NSX kit today, and man-oh-man, what a great looking model! Once again Tamiya has done a superb job on this new 1/24 scale plastic model kit. From the crisp and clean body, to all the parts, window masks, decals, everything is top-notch Tamiya quality, and then some. Check out the pictures and see what we mean!

Issue #201

Inside the January 2016 Issue:cover-201

Down ‘n’ Dirty
Steve Perry’s 1/25 scale dirt bikes

Cool Colors

Atlanta Southern NNL show coverage

Darryl Gassaway shows us the NHRA Museum

Commercial Break:
Pick Up Lines, by Chuck Most

SNEAK PREVIEW:
Moebius/Model King’s Joe Weatherly #8 1961 Pontiac Catalina

Trucker’s Corner

Kit Reviews

And now, full color, all the way through!

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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 #200

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Plenty Of Plymouth Potential

Tool Time

Scratchbuilding School, converting a crew cab to a single cab

Commercial Break: Planet Caravan

Diecast Deuce

Tamiya’s New Mazda MX-5

Building the Duel! movie truck

Trucker’s Corner

Download the digital version (as a high-resolution PDF) here: Digital Issue #200

Issue #199

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Chrome Plating 101

Moebius’ New 1961 Ventura

Never In Styrene:
Preston Tucker’s ill-fated “48”

Fisher Body, The Craftsman Guild Reunion

Holly Farms Hot Rod

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!