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Model speedway race track.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1963 (v.53#7) pg. 52

Tabletop Grand Prix raceway measures 4x8 ft. Features mountains, tunnels, bridges, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1966 (v.56#11) pg. 49

How to convert a hardtop model car into a convertible.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1986 (v.76#2) pg. 60

Build your own "monster truck" model by combining two model kits to make a fat-tire buggy.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1989 (v.79#11) pg. 63

Wire your engines. Make model automobile engines look more realistic by adding hoses, cables, wires, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1990 (v.80#9) pg. 63

How to modify doors on a plastic model car so they open.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1992 (v.82#12) pg. 79

How to customize a plastic model vehicle by sectioning.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1993 (v.83#12) pg. 70

Tip suggests how to make a bug deflector for a model car.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1998 (v.88#12) pg. 9

Give model cars a realistic touch with partially raised windows.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 2003 (v.93#2) pg. 43

Using white glue to keep the windows clear on model autos.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 2003 (v.93#9) pg. 58

Getting started with 1/43 scale collector cars. Sprucing up a basic white-metal Cobra Daytona.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1989 (v.7#5) pg. 54

Bobby Allison's Miller American Buick in 1/24 scale. Create a model of this unique Winston Cup stock car by converting a 1/24 scale plastic Oldsmobile.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1989 (v.7#6) pg. 42

Woodie. Using wood veneer to dress up a 1/43 scale plastic kit of a 1946 Ford station wagon.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1990 (v.8#2) pg. 56
Added Info FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1990 (v.8#5) pg. 67

Adding interior cage details to Starter's basic 1/43 scale NASCAR (stock car) plastic kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1990 (v.8#3) pg. 66

Detailing the Burago line of 1/18 scale die-cast metal classic cars.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1990 (v.8#5) pg. 62

Modeling a 1/25 scale pro-street 1948 Ford. Converting a classic into a street-legal dragster.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1991 (v.9#3) pg. 26

Modeling fender skirts for 1930's automobiles using aluminum. Streamlining Testor's 1/24 scale 1933 Chrysler Imperial Phaeton kit.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1991 (v.9#4) pg. 24

Detailing Monogram's 1/24 scale plastic model of the 1966 Shelby GT350H to represent the colors and styling found in the original fleet of Shelbys delivered to the Hertz rental car company.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1991 (v.9#6) pg. 42

Building and painting your first resin auto kit. Converting All-American's 1/24 scale Pontiac into Richard Petty's Winston Cup Circuit vehicle.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1991 (v.9#7) pg. 42

Converting Monogram's 1/43 scale street 289 Cobra into the CSX 2002 factory-built racer version.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1992 (v.10#1) pg. 46

A Navy work over for the Land Rover. Converting Italeri's 1/35 scale plastic kit to a more accurate military version.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1992 (v.10#2) pg. 50

Troubleshooting a 1/16 scale Pontiac Firebird. Detailing and customizing techniques are applied to the MPC 1982 Firebird kit, but are common to most automotive models.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1992 (v.10#2) pg. 66

Ten ways to improve your 1/24 scale NASCAR racer model. Superdetailing tips which can also be applied to many other race cars.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1992 (v.10#3) pg. 42

Undetailing a 1/25 scale classic auto kit. Removing many of the accessories and extra-cost options from a "collectors" version of a 1931 Cadillac V-16 to more accurately represent the appearance of the car when it was originally manufactured and sold.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1992 (v.10#5) pg. 27

Building a 1948 Tucker police patrol car. Construction tips for the Modelhaus 1/25 scale resin kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1992 (v.10#8) pg. 50

Modeling a Ford GT 40 in 1/24 scale. Modifying Fujimi's 1966 LeMans winners.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1993 (v.11#3) pg. 84

Making realistic leaf suspension springs for model automobiles from aluminum sheet.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1993 (v.11#5) pg. 54

Make operating hinges for model automobile doors, hoods, and trunks from brass tubing and wire.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1993 (v.11#7) pg. 38

Step-by-step instructions for the beginner to assemble the Ertl/AMT "Snapfast Plus" plastic 1/25-scale kit of the 1993 Chevy Camaro Z28.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1994 (v.12#1) pg. 42

Modeling Al Unser Jr.'s 1992 Indy winner in 1/24 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1994 (v.12#3) pg. 90

Right down to the wire. Tips on adding aftermarket distributors and ignition (spark plug) wires to scale model automobile engines.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1994 (v.12#5) pg. 38

Modeling mail-order muscle. Kitbashing and detailing a plastic 1/24 scale 1970 Chevelle.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1995 (v.13#2) pg. 54

Converting a plastic Fujimi kit of the 1966 Ford GT 40 Mk.II Le Mans car into a 1967 Daytona race version.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1995 (v.13#3) pg. 54

Horsing around with a Mustang. Modeling Monogram's plastic 1/24 scale 1970 Boss 302.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1995 (v.13#4) pg. 50

Making real wire wheels for almost any scale model automobile is easier to do using this jig.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1995 (v.13#4) pg. 58

Salvaging old model cars. How to restore an old plastic "promo" or commemorative model car. What to look for when purchasing a used model car, disassembly instructions, paint removal, windshield repair, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1995 (v.13#5) pg. 50

NovaStar. Kitbashing a plastic 1/25 scale 1966 Chevrolet Nova to make a topless roadster.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1995 (v.13#7) pg. 36

Building Alan Kulwicki's 1986 Quincy's Thunderbird NASCAR race car, the "Special K". Plastic models in both 1/24 and 1/48 scale are detailed.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1995 (v.13#8) pg. 34

Formula 1 cars. Detailing Tamiya's 1/12 scale racers. Tips on modifying fittings and fasteners, fluid lines, pipes, tires, suspension, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1996 (v.14#1) pg. 54

Building a 1968 Baldwin-Mortion Corvette 427 coupe in 1/25 scale. A major conversion that requires parts from several kits, starting with Revell's kit No.7427.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1996 (v.14#3) pg. 72

Building a curbside Honda Civic. An almost straight from the box modeling project in 1/24 scale which converts a Japanese model to an American version.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1996 (v.14#3) pg. 78

Ertl's 1/25 scale 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air. Another "almost straight from the box" plastic modeling project.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1996 (v.14#4) pg. 36

Modeling the Penske/Sunoco Camaro that was prominent in 1968 Trans-Am racing. Building the 1/43 scale kit from Cutting Edge Technology.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1996 (v.14#5) pg. 36

Tip on using plastic wire wraps as model seatbelts.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1996 (v.14#5) pg. 64

Detailing NASCAR interiors. Adding interior details to Monogram's 1/24 scale race cars.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1996 (v.14#6) pg. 52

British Grand Prix 1991. Resin casting and figure conversion capture a unique moment in automobile racing. Includes instructions for sculpting a race car body from clay and making a two-part mold from RTV. The mold is then used to cast a body in resin.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1996 (v.14#7) pg. 60

Plastic model of the Batmobile (circa 1950) begins with the body from a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado convertible kit (1/25 scale).
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1997 (v.15#1) pg. 32

An unforgettable 1965 Chevrolet Nova. Advice on building your first resin body conversion in 1/25 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1997 (v.15#2) pg. 62

Correcting 'Cuda chaos. Building an accurate 1/24 scale plastic model of the 1970 All-American Racers Plymouth 'Cuda (a cousin to the Dodge Challenger).
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1997 (v.15#3) pg. 90

Building a curbside Mazda Miata. Simple techniques help detail Tamiya's 1/24 scale plastic model of the Mazda MX-5.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1997 (v.15#6) pg. 52

White-metal basics. Assembling the SMTS 1/43 scale cast-metal kit of the 1970 Plymouth Trans-Am Barracuda.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1997 (v.15#8) pg. 50

Boulevard bruiser. Building a resin 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 454 in 1/25 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1997 (v.15#10) pg. 52

Modeling a Kurtis-Offy (Kurtis chassis with an Offenhauser engine) midget racer (circa 1948-1956). Improvements to a 1/18 scale Monogram midget racer kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1998 (v.16#1) pg. 50

Modeling the 1988 Zerex Thunderbird in which Alan Kulwicki scored his first NASCAR victory. Modifying Monogram's 1/24 scale 1987 Thunderbird Combo plastic kit.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1998 (v.16#6) pg. 38

Restoring a 1962 Chevy. How to disassemble, remove paint and restore an already-built vintage model (such as this AMT model of a 1962 Impala) for less cost than purchasing the out-of-production kit in mint condition and building from scratch.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1999 (v.17#3) pg. 86

Kitbashing a 1965 Mustang race car. Combining AMT and Monogram kits to build a race-track veteran.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1999 (v.17#5) pg. 58

Multimedia modeling. Building your first resin kit. Assembling Pro-Line Miniatures' 1/43 scale kit of Tommy Kendall's 1996 All Sport Trans-Am Mustang.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1999 (v.17#7) pg. 50

Photographic profile of Dale Earnhardt's "Goodwrench" Chevrolet Monte Carlo stock car racer. Kits for modeling this car are available in 1/43, 1/24 and 1/25 scale plastic kits.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Dec 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 8

The AutoFile. Detailing tips that will improve any of the NASCAR kits. Includes a scratchbuilt fuel cell and coil springs.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar 1991 (v.3#3) pg. 12

The AutoFile. A smorgasbord of tools and tips to make modeling more palatable (sanding, glue, fabric, clamp, painting, ...).
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar 1992 (v.4#3) pg. 28

The AutoFile. Engine detailing 101. Basic wiring and plumbing for model cars.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan 1993 (v.5#2) pg. 28

Project NovaStar. Building a full-tilt Nova street machine by modifying an AMT plastic kit. Part 1. Concept and bodywork.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.6#4) pg. 27

Project NovaStar. Part 2. Body, chassis and interior detail.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.6#5) pg. 27

Project NovaStar. Part 3. Engine detail and final finishing.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.7#1) pg. 22

What national model judges look for in automotive categories.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.7#2) pg. 30

A new look at model automobile construction. How to build a truly realistic model by looking at how the real automoble was assembled and then adapting the plastic kit to follow the same process. Tips on dealing with subassemblies, fabricating replacement parts from metal, separating the frame from the body, etc.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.8#1) pg. 23

Window templates for the Continental Mark II plastic automobile kit from Revell.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.8#3) pg. 20

Advice on assembling the Lindberg kit of Roger Lindamood's "Color Me Gone" 1964 Dodge Super Stock model car.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.8#5) pg. 21

Ferrari 330P4. Advice on building an accurate automobile model starting with a kit. Looks at finish, wheels, tires, modifications, working features, research information, etc.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.9#1) pg. 24

How to make and install brass hinges for scale model automobile doors that open and close.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.9#2) pg. 25

How to make and install brass hinges for scale model automobile trunks and hoods that open and close.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.9#3) pg. 45

How to create realistic panel lines on plastic model autos.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.9#3) pg. 46

Scratchbuilt 1964 Chevelle stock car racer in 1/25 scale is built mostly from beer cans and brass.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1998 (v.10#4) pg. 26

Chevy Citation half-track. Combine a Tamiya 1/35 scale M21 Mortar Carrier half-track kit with the Monogram 1/24 scale kit of the 1980 Chevrolet Citation.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1999 (v.11#3) pg. 23

How to do basic bodywork on plastic automobile models. Tips on removing unwanted plastic and using putty to fill depressions and reshape panels.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1999 (v.11#3) pg. 38

Building Testor's 1/24 scale model of the Aluma Coupe, a 300+ horsepower mid-engined hot rod created by Boyd Coddington.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1999 (v.11#4) pg. 20

Installing a taillight housing when customizing a model automobile.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1999 (v.11#4) pg. 32

Walker electric truck model.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #424 Sep 1963 (v.59) pg. 102

Four-wheel, balsa wood racing car about 10" long is powered by Jetex rocket motor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #462 Nov 1966 (v.62) pg. 136

Superdetailing HO scale automobiles. Etched detailed parts turn nice models into stunning miniatures.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1990 (v.57#9) pg. 104

LED traffic light for model railroad and car layouts. The lights automatically go from red to yellow to green.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1979 (v.16#6) pg. 51

Tips on assembling a 1/8 scale radio-controlled, gas-powered racing car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1968 (v.130#6) pg. 158

Photos illustrate a steam-powered toy truck that you buy in kit form and finish using a small metal lathe, like the Unimat. Est. cost: $20.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1974 (v.142#5) pg. 146

Three projects to make from old tin cans. (1) Stutz Bearcat, 1912 model, is made from a Ritz cracker tin. (2) Candle lantern made from two juice cans. (3) Three-Dimensional metal plaques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1979 (v.151#3) pg. 118

Wooden model of the classic 1930 Ford "Woody" station wagon.
WOOD MAGAZINE #31 Oct 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 72

Wooden model (20" long) of an Auburn "Boattail" Speedster.
WOOD MAGAZINE #110 Dec 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 84, Insert

All-wood 1915 model Chevrolet has spoked wheels.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 80

Wooden model of a 1932 Rolls Royce Sedanca Coupe is over 15" long.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1987 (v.43#1) pg. 82

Wooden replica (16") of the 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/AK classic motorcar.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1987 (v.43#5) pg. 68

Wooden model (15") of the 1930 Model A Ford Roadster.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1988 (v.44#5) pg. 24
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 6

All-wood scale model of the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1990 (v.46#4) pg. 16