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.
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
March 2, 2014 • Pasadena, California
April 12, 2014 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 26, 2014 • Wayne, New Jersey
Model Car Sunday
May 4, 2014 • Puyallup, Washington
May 4, 2014 • Chatsworth, California
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
September 16, 2014 • Carlsbad, California
Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion
September 20, 2014 • Ontario, California
October 11, 2014 • Sylvania, Ohio
San Fernando Valley Fall NNL
October 11, 2014 • Canoga Park, California
October 25, 2014 • Norfolk, Virginia
ACME Southern Nationals NNL
November 8, 2014 • Smyrna, Georgia
Motor City NNL
November 16, 2014 • Warren, Michigan
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.
Playing around with a die cast dually bed:
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!!!
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.
Our Annual Contest Issue!
Show Coverage from:
Grand National Roadster Show
January 25-27, 2013 • Pomona, California
February 16, 2013 • Santa Clara, California
March 3, 2013 • Pasadena, California
Texas MCMA Showdown
March 9, 2013 • Irving, Texas
March 24, 2013 • Honolulu, Hawaii
Desert Scale Classic
April 19, 2013 • Phoenix, Arizona
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
October 26, 2013 • Norfolk, Virginia
Wayne was born in a small Ohio town in 1941 and began building model airplanes as soon as he was allowed to hold a single-edge razor blade: X-Acto knives hadn’t been invented yet! With the advent of plastic model kits he branched out into car and ship models as well.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati as an AeroSpace Engineer in 1964, Wayne began a 37-year career as a Conceptual Design Engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB and participated in the preliminary design of most current USAF systems, retiring after serving as Lead Engineer for the ATF (now F-22) Conceptual Design/Evaluation Phase.
Wayne wrote his first model story (on Ford GT’s, a continuing interest) in the Fall of 1972 and became a reviewer by accident; John Day liked a story he wrote about Day’s second 1/43 scale kit and sent him a box of kits with the request “do it again, please”. Since then he’s written somewhere around 2000 stories (“1778 that I’ve been paid for at this point and 200-300 more for club publications or magazines that went out of business owing me money”) for at least 43 different model, aviation, automobile, and racing magazines. From 1983 to 1994 he was a weekend photojournalist covering NASCAR, Indy car, IMSA, SVRA, and SCCA races and provided photo documentation to several 1/43 scale model manufacturers.
A private pilot since 1969, Wayne’s biggest kit project to date has been building a Van’s RV-12 two seat airplane, making its first flight in September 2010. Wayne and his wife Kay have four daughters and eight grandchildren, none of whom share his interest in model building.
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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
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.