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
Best Model Car Parts VW Conversion Kits for the Tamiya 1966 Beetle Kit
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!
Tamiya’s new Acura NSX Kit
Inside the January 2016 Issue:
Down ‘n’ Dirty
Steve Perry’s 1/25 scale dirt bikes
Atlanta Southern NNL show coverage
Darryl Gassaway shows us the NHRA Museum
Pick Up Lines, by Chuck Most
Moebius/Model King’s Joe Weatherly #8 1961 Pontiac Catalina
And now, full color, all the way through!
Tamiya’s new Mazda MX-5 Roadster, #24342, $49US
Tamiya Mazda MX-5 Roadster
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
Inside Issue #200
Plenty Of Plymouth Potential
Scratchbuilding School, converting a crew cab to a single cab
Commercial Break: Planet Caravan
Tamiya’s New Mazda MX-5
Building the Duel! movie truck
Download the digital version (as a high-resolution PDF) here: Digital Issue #200
Inside Issue #199
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
Inside the October 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine:
The Cars of Thunder Road
Wayne Moyer builds the DeKon Monza
2015 Derby City Shootout Coverage
and much more!
Inside the August/September 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine:
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!
Inside the July 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine:
Eight 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!
Inside the May/June 2015 Issue of Model Cars Magazine
Tim Boydʻs Ramcharger Dodge FED
The Last Lotus, by Wayne Moyer
Anthony Hazelaarʻs Tool Time T
and much more!