MCM Staff

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.

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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Wayne Moyer, Collector’s Showcase

Wayne Moyer, writer/builder

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.

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.

Primer

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

WireWheelsProfil24

The aftermarket aluminum and photoetched wheels from Profil24 are gorgeous!

 

AlfaMockUp1

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!