Back Issues

Order back issues from the Denver office: 303.296.1600, they are $10, postage paid, for each issue. We will be updating the Back Issues Pages soon.

Issue 178

cover178Inside 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

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 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!



Issue 176

cover176Inside 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 Art Bio:
Brad Leisure’s Trumpeter Falcon box art

 Rare Bird:
Gladen Enterprises’ Aerocar Kit

NNL West, 2013
Coverage of the West Coast’s biggest show

Issue #175

cover175Inside 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 • Phoenix, Arizona

IPMS San Diego
June 2, 2012 • El Cajon, California

Lower Left Coast NNL
August 18, 2012 • Carlsbad, California

Classic Plastic Model Exhibition
September 16, 2012 • Lawrence, Massachussetts

Three Rivers Automodelers
September 30, 2012 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NNL Nationals #33
October 6, 2012 • Sylvania, Ohio

Tacoma Area Modelers in Scale
October 7, 2012 • Lakewood, Washington

Tidewater Automotive Modeler’s Society 2012
October 27, 2012 • Norfolk, Virginia

Issue #174

cover174Inside 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 F1 kit

Trophy Tubs
A pair of vintage-style hot rods from Tim Boyd

Not Your Normal ‘57
Steve Deisley’s ‘57 Chevy is a little different

Role Reversal
Doctor Cranky vs. The Old Man

iHobby 2012
Len Carsner gives us the lowdown on the latest kits

Issue #173

cover173Inside 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 Comparing the original kit and the reissue

Flathead Fun
Drew Heirwarter builds a vintage-style Ford short track racer

1941 Mack Tanker
Larry Read’s scratchbuilt fuel hauler

The Longest 500
Building Gordon Johncock’s 1973 Indy winner

Smitten By Salt
A History of Bonneville-themed model car kits

Issue #172

Inside the November 2012 Issue:cover172

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
Gregg shows us a neat trick to use when spraying Alclad
Classic Hauler
Cliff Read’s 1946 GMC Two-Ton
Scratchbuilding School
Scorpion Part 8: Getting tanked
Thunder From Down Under
Dave Loye’s scratchbuilt ‘60s-era dragster
Building a Frontenac-powered Model T Indy racer
Model Cars Book Review
Chuck Most tells us all about the “Michigan Madman”
The Hornet’s Nest
Different takes on the Moebius Hudson Hornet kit

Issue #171

cover171Inside 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 about a ‘64 Plymouth?

Stock ‘stang
Marcos Cruz’ 1970 Mach I is stock, but special

Machined Metal Monster
Bill Davis tries his hand at machining metal parts

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!

Issue #169

Model Cars Magazine 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!