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Two-color model cars. How to add a dramatic second color to a plastic model.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1992 (v.82#9) pg. 59

How to add fine details to tires and wheels on a model car.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1993 (v.83#9) pg. 58

Using drafting tape (narrow colored tape) to simulate pinstriping on model cars.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1995 (v.85#2) pg. 52

How to create the illusion of doors that open on a model car.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1996 (v.86#1) pg. 54

Modeling a 1949 Mercury semi-junker. Tips for simulating a crusty body, rusty paint and dusty interior on a plastic model.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1989 (v.7#4) pg. 24

Super gloss straight from the spray can. Easy ways to achieve brilliant finishes. The painting of a plastic model car illustrates the process.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1992 (v.10#6) pg. 64

Detailing cars using plated wire. Applications include wire wheels, trim, dashboard details, running board ribs, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1993 (v.11#3) pg. 78

Tip on painting the raised lettering on model auto tires.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1994 (v.12#3) pg. 112

Aged to perfection. Weathering techniques for model cars and trucks. Part 1. Rust and weathered wood.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1994 (v.12#7) pg. 28

Aged to perfection. Weathering techniques for model cars and trucks. Part 2. Grit, oxidation, and pastels to help keep the shine off your weathering jobs.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1994 (v.12#8) pg. 38

Detailing large-scale cars with "Bare-Metal Foil" trim, an adhesive-backed sheet of ultra-thin foil in bright silver, gold, black, etc.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1995 (v.13#1) pg. 60

Tinting model car windows using acrylic paint.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1996 (v.14#10) pg. 42

Modeling a champion. Conquering the complex paint scheme of Jeff Gordon's 1995 NASCAR Chevrolet.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1997 (v.15#4) pg. 28

Replicating emblems with a foil-and-epoxy technique.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1999 (v.17#6) pg. 59

The AutoFile. Painting and finishing. How to get an award-winning paint job from a spray can.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan 1991 (v.3#2) pg. 17

Battle damage for automobile models. Tips on simulating rust, dents, and other body damage.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar 1991 (v.3#3) pg. 17

The AutoFile. Weathering techniques for commercial vehicles (trucks) and autos. Part 1. Working with plastic.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May 1991 (v.3#4) pg. 28

The AutoFile. Weathering techniques for commercial vehicles (trucks) and autos. Part 2. Weathering wood.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jul 1991 (v.3#5) pg. 28

Super detailing tips for Al Unser, Jr.'s March 88C Indy car.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar 1994 (v.6#3) pg. 14

Plastic car modeling tips look at paint, detail painting, tires, and wiring.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.8#2) pg. 28

Tip on adding more realism and depth to your chassis and engine bay by replicating various metal finishes.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.8#3) pg. 27

How to maximize the detailing on a model of the Sauber Mercedes C-9 race car following the Box Stock modeling rules.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.9#4) pg. 49

Tip on painting plastic models using a marbleizing technique where paint is sprayed onto the surface of hot water and the model dipped into the water.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.9#6) pg. 12