Back Issues

Model Cars Magazine: Back Issues (US Addresses Only)

Order back issues by sending us an email through the contact form below. UPDATE: As of 2/15/18, we only have back issues back to Issue #184 available on hand. We have the other older ones in storage, and we don’t have easy access to them, for a couple of more months. We have a few of the first issue, the Premier, and they are also available signed.

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Back issues cost $10, postage paid, for each issue, US Addresses Only. You can save money by purchasing more than one, up to six or so will fit in the USPS Flat Rate Envelope. When you send the request form below, we create an invoice using PayPal, AFTER we have confirmed that we have the back issues in hand. This takes usually a few days, and we ship them out as soon as the invoice is paid. We are also now shipping the back issues inside of clear plastic bags, inside the mailing envlope.

We are also working on creating a full digital/PDF archive of all the prior issues, which is another one of those projects on our never-ending “To Do” list.

We will be updating the Back Issues Pages soon.

Issue #203

Inside Issue #203

Dr. Cranky’s Lab-RAT-ory Anatomy of a Rat

Evolution of the Automobile, Part I

Tim Boyd builds a pair of Kitbashed Classics

Trucker’s Corner

1941 Chevy Makeover

Studebaker Lark V8

NNL East Coverage

Out Of The Bottle, by Wayne Moyer

Revell’s new Ford Bronco

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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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Issue #201

Inside the January 2016 Issue:

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

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

Trucker’s Corner

Kit Reviews

And now, full color, all the way...Read More »

Issue #200

Inside Issue #200

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

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Issue #199

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

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Issue #198


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!

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Issue #197

Issue #197

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!

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Issue #196

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!


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Issue #195

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

Scratchbuilding School

Commercial Break

and much more!

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Issue #194

Inside the April 2015 Issue:

Bill Borgen’s “Bent Road Incident”

Moebius’ new Ford F100 Pickup Truck Kit

Inspiration Files: Ford C Series

Canadian Content: Fargo Trucks and KIK Cola

Old School Custom

Vantastic: Commercial Break

Book Reviews

New Products

Trucker’s Corner

Kit Reviews

and much more!

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Issue #193

Inside the Annual Contest Issue, February/March 2015, #193

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...Read More »

Issue 192

Inside 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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Issue 187


Inside the July 2014 Issue:



Revell’s ’49 Mercury Woody Wagon

Enter the 2015 Custom Clinic Photo Contest

Kurt Wilson’s T-Bucket replica by John Teresi

Larry Read’s Scratchbuilt King of the Highway tractor/trailer

Curt Raitz’s Italian Stallion: Indy Style!

And much much more!

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Issue 186

Inside the May/June 2014 Issue:

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Issue 185

Inside the April 2014 Issue:

The last installment of the Scorpion!

Tim Boyd’s El Camino Kit History

Six pages of the 2014 NNL West Coverage

Aftermarket Update

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Issue 184

Inside 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...Read More »

Issue 182

Inside the December 2013 Issue:


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

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Issue 181

Inside the November 2013 Issue:

Scratchbuilt Classic:
Noel Smith’s 1934 Bugatti

Wayne Moyer’s “Missing Mustang”

PT Beetle;
by Ken Kitchen

2013 iHobby Expo Coverage:

Scratchbuilding School:
Part 15, with Scott Colmer

Rocky Mountain Resin:
The tale of two Colorado resin casters

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Issue 180

Inside the October 2013 Issue:

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Issue 179

Inside the August/September 2013 Issue:

The Other Model T
Richard Petty’s Talladega Ford Torino

Now and Then:
Norman Veber’s Models


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Issue 178

Inside the July 2013 Issue:

Special GSL XXIV Issue
From Salt Lake City, Utah

Greg Nichol’s “BackDraft” T-Buck
GSL Best of Show Winner

Cliff Reed’s ‘ ’40 Ford

Brake Rotor Decals How-To

’50 Olds Fastback Conversion

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Issue 177

Inside the May/June 2013 Issue:

Building a 1/16 Scale Drag Boat

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...Read More »

Issue 176

Inside the April 2013 Issue:

Bill Coulter shows how to build a cool NASCAR Olds based on the new Revell 1950 Oldsmobile kit.

Tips, Tricks, and How-To’s:
An easy way to detail radiator grilles

Scratchbuilding School:
Scorpion, Part 11

Pickup Trick:
How to create a ’32 Chevy Pickup

Box...Read More »

Issue #175

Inside the February/March 2013 Issue

Okie Al’s Swap Meet and Model Show
March 3, 2012 • Merced, California

Sunshine State Challenge
March 17, 2012 • Ocala, Florida

Model Car Sunday
May 6, 2012 • Puyallup, Washington

Citrus Nationals #4
May 19, 2012 • Riverside, California

Desert Scale Classic
May 19, 2012 •...Read More »

Issue #174

Inside the January 2013 Issue

Tips, Tricks & How-To’s
Making a simple sanding tool

Tips, Tricks & How-To’s
Two Masking with magnets

Scratchbuilding School
Scorpion Part 10

Model Clubs for Youth
Introducing the next generation to the hobby

Tamiya Red Bull Racing Renault RB6
Gregg takes a look at this brand new...Read More »

Issue #173

Inside the December 2012 Issue:

Chain Gang
A better drive chain for your next bike build

Scratchbuilding School
Scorpion Part 9: Mad Dash

Tips, Tricks & How-To’s
Mustang chassis mods

Dealing with Dirt
How to deal with those nasty dust blobs in your paint job

MPC’s Fire Truck:
Then and Now...Read More »

Issue #172

Inside the November 2012 Issue:

Eye Gone Wild
Art Hiu’s wild and wacky creaturemobile
Tips, Tricks, and How-To’s
How to make alligator clip painting stands
Alclad With an Angle

Inside the October 2012 Issue:

Model Cars Book Review
The life and legend of Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins

Scratchbuilding School I
Making your own injector stacks

Scratchbuilding School II
Scratchbashed Scorpion Part 7

Caribbean Scale Auto Expo 2011
Ismael Gonzalez brings us coverage of Puerto Rico’s annual event

Build something different! How...Read More »

Issue #170

Inside the August/September 2012 Issue:

Airbrushing Basics;

Panel Lines How-To;

Coverage of the 2012 NNL West;

Mormon Meteor 1/43 scale kit;

Candy Apple Red Paint How-To;

Nissan R390 by Lewis Gonzalez;

Charles Rowley’s scratchbuilt Air Force Crash Truck;

Trucker’s Corner;

New Products;


and much much more!

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Issue #169

Inside the July 2012 Issue #169:

Tim Boyd’s Bee-Camino, Part II

Mike Randal’s Payhauler 350

Cliff Reed’s Incredible Modified Diecasts

Evan Jones improves the Revell Choppers

Eight pages of 2012 NNL East coverage

New Products

And much much more!

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Issue #168

Inside the May/June 2012 Issue #168

Tim Boyd’s Phantom Super Bee-Camino;

Marcos Cruz gets back to the basics with his Revell ’66 Impala;

Manny Solano’s Jersey Junker diecast;

New Products;

Custom Scoops;

Moebius’ new Chrysler C300 by Bill Coulter and Len Carsner; and much much more!

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Issue #167

Inside the April 2012 Issue #167

John Teresi’s Bentley Blower;

Tim Boyd’s Allison-Powered RaysonCraft Boat;

Modelhaus ’51 Ford Crestliner;

Diecast Deuce: by Sam Tate;

Resin Corner;

How To Make A Windshield Installation Tool;

and much much more!

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Issue #166

Inside the February/March 2012 Issue #166

Our Annual Contest Issue, with coverage from these 2011 shows: Hawaii NNL; MCMA Showdown (Texas); NNL East (NJ); Desert Scale Classic (Arizona); Model Car Sunday (WA); SoCal NNL (CA); Lower Left Coast NNL (CA); Rt. 66 Show (CA); Three Rivers Automodelers...Read More »

Issue #165

Inside the January 2012 Issue #165:

Steve Perry’s Freight Train;

Cliff Reed’s Big Mac Diecast Truck;

Wayne Moyer’s Penske PC-6 Indy Winner;

Customizing the Hudson Hornet;

Trucker’s Corner;

Resin Talk

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