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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.

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Playing around with a die cast dually bed:

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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!!!

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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.

Issue 184

Cover184Inside the February/March 2014 Issue:

Our Annual Contest Issue!

Show Coverage from:

Grand National Roadster Show
January 25-27, 2013 • Pomona, California

NNL West
February 16, 2013 • Santa Clara, California

ValleyCon 2013
March 3, 2013 • Pasadena, California

Texas MCMA Showdown
March 9, 2013 • Irving, Texas

Hawaii NNL
March 24, 2013 • Honolulu, Hawaii

Desert Scale Classic
April 19, 2013 • Phoenix, Arizona

LLC NNL
August 17, 2013 • Carlsbad, California

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion
September 21, 2013 • Ontario, California

Three Rivers Automodelers
September 29, 2013 • Pittsburgh, Pensylvania

CAMS NNL Nationals #34
October 5, 2013 • Toledo, Ohio

TAMS
October 26, 2013 • Norfolk, Virginia

Issue 182

Inside the December 2013 Issue:

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Gene Winfield’s Jade Idol

Tips, Tricks, and much more

Big Mercs

Chuck Most’s Commercial Break

Making A Paint Stand

A Visit to Gene Winfield’s Shop

Model A Makeover

Factory 81, Body Kit Install

Moebius ProStar

Tim Ahlborn reviewed the new Moebius ProStar truck in the August/September issue of Model Cars Magazine.

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Atlantis Models

1950 Alfa Romeo Type 158 and the 1949 Lago-Talbot 4.7L Grand Prix

We received the new double kit of the 1950 Alfa Romeo Type 158 and the 1949 Lago-Talbot 4.7L Grand Prix kits, both in 1/24 scale. We love the retro looking art work for the boxes. Each of the kit is modeled in either red (Alfa Romeo) and blue (Lago-Talbot). The kits have engines, which will make those who love to detail classic inline six-cylinder engines happy. The only thing we don’t like, but it’s an easy fix, is the use of a clear insert that you have to paint silver to replicate wire wheels. We will run a series of articles on creating your own wire wheels, and sources to purchase aftermarket wire wheel kits as well.

I have seen the Lago-Talbot referred to as Lago-Talbot, and Talbot-Lago. So which way is correct? It looks to us that both are: It depends on the car you are referring to. This car, the Lago-Talbot Grand Prix 4 1/2 liter, was from the racing works at the Talbot-Lago factory, and it seems to replicate the 1949 version of the car that was all over the world in F1 races of that time.  We have seen factory race team trailers from that period with Talbot-Lago painted on the sides. If anyone has some insight to this, please let us know.

If you would like some reference photos, check out this link from one of our favorite web sites, UltimateCarPages.com: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/cg/624/Talbot-Lago-T26C-Grand-Prix.html

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/cg/1106/Alfa-Romeo-159–Alfetta-.html

 


Here are a couple of in-progress photos of the Alfa Romeo 159 Alfetta. The photoetched and aluminum wire wheels are from a Profil24 kit (The Maserati Birdcage Tipo 63 kit), and look fabulous! Check out the Profil24 web site to order.

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Here is the Alfa Romeo 159 kit in primer. The top and body seams have been filled.

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The aftermarket aluminum and photoetched wheels from Profil24 are gorgeous!

 

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After a couple of quick coats with ScaleFinishes.com Ferrari Russo Red paint, and the Profil24 wire wheels, this kit is starting to look great!

 

Model Cars Magazine & Galaxie Limited Race Car/Trailer Contest

Model Cars Magazine and Galaxie Limited have partnered together to bring you one of the most innovative model car building contests ever!

The idea is to build a Model Cars Magazine Racing Team, consisting of a race car model and any one of the Galaxie Limited trailer kits (21’ tandem axle, 36’ tri-axle, or 38’ tri-axle fifth-wheel), featuring your own version of the Model Cars Magazine racing team graphics–incorporating the current red and white MCM logo–to come up with the ultimate race car/trailer/graphics combination. The car can be any type of race car (NASCAR, drag, F-1, Sprint, Indy car, Bonneville, etc.).

The winner of this year-long contest will not only receive some great prizes (and maybe some contingency prizes as well), but the winning entry may be used to create a special edition set of decals for everyone to enjoy! Also, if your race car is based on a Galaxie Limited kit (‘48 Chevy or Dragster) along with your Galaxie Limited trailer, you will receive a double bonus as well!

So put on your thinking caps and see what you can come up with! You have a full year to get this done, as we will feature the winners in the August/September 2014 issue of Model Cars Magazine. Stay tuned for more updates, including official contest rules and a list of prizes, as well as some ideas sent in by some of our readers and builders. For now, get those creative ideas flowing and start planning your entry!


 

The MCM/Galaxie Limited Photo Contest Update

RULES

1) The race team MUST use any of the Galaxie Limited trailer kits.
2) The trailer MUST have the MCM logo on it. Art work for the logo can be found at the MCM web site www.modelcarsmag.com   Once on the site click on “Contests” in the menu, in the black bar at the top. That will take you to the contest information. Scroll down and you will find downloadable art for the red and white logo and the logo with the Mercury, either logo is acceptable.
3) The race vehicle can be anything you want, even a race boat. Putting the MCM logo on either the race or tow vehicle is optional. If either the race or tow vehicle are made from any Galaxie Limited kit the winner will qualify for additional prizes.
4) The trailer may be modified, but must be recognizable as a Galaxie Limited trailer.
5) Using a tow vehicle is optional and not required.
6) All entries must be in our hands by July 1, 2014. After that date no entry will be considered for any of the prizes. Submit your photos via e-mail or mail on a disc to us at contest@modelcarsmag.com or Model Cars Magazine, Photo Contest, P. O. Box 89530, Honolulu, HI 96830. Remember to allow enough time for delivery if you use regular mail.

The rules are simple and designed to allow you to be as wild or mild as you want. Think out of the box and be creative. Wild paint schemes, create your own version of the MCM logo, it’s up to you. We are putting together a bunch of cool, fun prizes for the winners. Good luck and get busy building.


 

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Download the Model Cars Magazine Logo Here:

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eModelCars is back up and running!

Hopefully this will work out great. I have uploaded a whole new program/interface, and it’s pretty cool! You can use your Facebook ID to create a user account and log in, or you can do it without one. You do need a PayPal account to register. Sorry, this is to make sure the site stays free of spammers, jammers, and hackers.

www.emodelcars.com

Issue 177

Inside the May/June 2013 Issue:
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Building a 1/16 Scale Drag Boat
From BlownFuelArt.com

Scratchbuilding School
Scorpion, Part 12

Rally Cars!
A look at WRC Rally Car Models

NNL East 2013:
Coverage of the coveted 2013 East Coast Show

Cruz’s Corvette:
Building a factory stock ’62 Corvette

Hubley Hot Rod:
A look back at Hubley’s Diecast ’32 Ford Kit

Gasser I; Rescued, Recycled, and Rebuilt
Cliff Read’s Studebaker Gasser

Gasser II: Unfinished Business:
Tim Boyd completes a long-stalled project…finally!