Issue #201

Inside the January 2016 Issue: Down ‘n’ Dirty Steve Perry’s 1/25 scale dirt bikes Cool Colors Atlanta Southern NNL show…

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Issue #200

Inside Issue #200 Plenty Of Plymouth Potential Tool Time Scratchbuilding School, converting a crew cab to a single cab Commercial…

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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…

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Issue #198

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Issue #201

Inside the January 2016 Issue:cover-201

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

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

Trucker’s Corner

Kit Reviews

And now, full color, all the way through!

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Tamiya Mazda MX-5 Roadster

Tamiya’s new Mazda MX-5 Roadster, #24342, $49US

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

Issue #200

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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