Article Directory: Automotive

Cars, motorcycles, construction machines and anything else which fits on the road.

A Tribute to Steve McQueen

This model started life as a 1/12th Revell “Crusader” custom chopper. Using my 1/18th Porsche 917, Steve McQueen Le Mans version (die cast) as an inspiration, I got the idea to transfer it to a chopper as a “tribute” bike. […]

Riverside Scale Modellers club group build, 2013.

Every year the scale model club, Riverside Scale Modellers that I joined in August this year has a club group build, after some discussion a subject is chosen and providing that a kit valued at no more than $10 to […]

Revell 1/24 ’66 Penske Racing Corvette

According to the history of this car on the instruction sheet, this was the first L88 Corvette off the production line. It was delivered to Penske in red, having been driven straight from the factory to his shop in Pennsylvania. […]

This one’s a ‘smoker’

It’s red, it’s fast, it’s good looking, but it’s Japanese, not Italian. This is Tamiya’s 1/12 scale kit of the 2001 Yamaha works bike, it’s a 500cc two stroke machine, ridden by Italian Max Biaggi. Here it is without the […]

Mouse Rod

Some of you might be familiar with the term “Rat Rod”. These are bare bone hot rods in various forms of construction or destruction. Mine is a Mouse Rod because it is somewhere around 1/32nd scale as opposed to the […]

1952 Hudson Hornet

This is Moebius Models’ 1952 Hudson Hornet. I never built a car kit before, and may never again, but there was something about this subject I found appealing. I detailed-up the engine – plug leads and other cabling/wiring. You can […]

Minicraft 1/24 1958 Triumph TR3A Rally Club Car

This was one of my “dream cars”, as a kid. When I saw this inexpensive, “curbside” kit at a vendors booth foor about $3.00, I had to have a go. It has an optional hardtop, and decals. The steering wheel […]

1/24 Tamiya 1996 JACCS Honda Accord

This is Tamiya’s Honda Accord, which is a “curb-side” model, and comes with a ton of decals for the JACCS racing team car, which ran in the 1996 Japenese Touring car series. I picked mine up as one of our […]

1/24 Monogram Chaparral 2 D

Jim Hall’s famous Chaparral was released in it’s 2D form, originally, by Monogram, as a 1/24 slot car, complete with driver, and moveable rear wing. It has been released at least twice in model kit form, substituting a “tub” with […]

1/25 AMT ERTL Snapfast Plus-Ford GT90

This is how you take a 15 minute snap-tite project, and turn it into week long ordeal. The Ford GT 90 (concept) was a flop ! Considering it’s unusal look, it did hve a pop-up “wing” in the rear, which […]