Maisto Harleys and Revell Fast & Furious figures Revell 1977 Monte Carlo

Paint & Bodywork

Banishing Ghost Lines
ByTim Doty

Decal Repair
How I repair bubbled decals.
ByTim Doty

Paint Problems & Solutions
By Klaus Raddatz

Paint Booth Design.
By Klaus Raddatz.

Replacing Windshield Pillars
By Bob Downie.

Primer Comparison
By Tim Doty.

Scribing Panel Lines
By Dan Baker.

2-Tone Painting
By Tim Doty.

Nail Polish Painting
By Duane Drew.

Paint & Chrome Strippers
By Tim Doty.


An overview of the photoetching process, geared toward the model builder
By Tim Doty

Working with Photoetched Parts
A quick guide to working with photetched parts.
By Tim Doty

Photoetching: Step by Step!
A step by step walk through using basic techniques for photoetching
By Tim Doty

Detailing References

Firing Order Diagrams
Buick, Ford, Pontiac, Chevy, Cadillac & Mopar

Spark Plug Locations

Plumbing References!
Information for plumbing nitrous and dry sump systems.

1:1 Reference Links
Photo Galleries and such, containing useful reference information.

Emergency Vehicle Links
Link to pages containing useful reference for emergency vehicles (police, fire, ambulances, etc.)

Chris Craft Boats
Some reference photos for the AMT '59 Customizing Boat kit (and others).

Formula One Boats
Some reference photos for the Revell Formaula One Team boat.

HAZMAT Placards
Downloadable images for truck modelers.
By Tim Doty

Scale Spreadsheet
A table showing various, commonly used sizes in several different scales. Want to know what that 1:18 wheel would equal in 1/25? This is the place to look it up!

General Links
Cool stuff out there on the web - resin casters, message boards, tool suppliers, other modeler's sites, etc.

Detailing How To's

Lifting 101:
Lifting Suspensions and Scratchbuilding Leaf Springs.
By Tim Doty

Lowering 101:
Lowering Front Suspensions and Scratchbuilding Spindles
By Tim Doty

Coilovers 101:
Scratchbuilding coilovers and shocks
By Tim Doty

Scale Speaker Grilles
By Chris Roldan.

Cheap and Easy
Battery Cables

By Daniel Peterson.

Basic Detailing
Simple Tips and Tricks
By Tim Doty

Window Tinting
Using Tamiya acrylic paints for window tinting.
By Dave Young

Open Element Air
Cleaner Detailing

By Jeff Corey

Kitbashing a Ford
Flathead 6

By Todd McWilliams

Scratchbuilt Racks
Build a roof rack for your station wagon or van.
By Dave Young.

Scratchbuilding Aluminum Breathers
Without power tools!!
By Tim Doty

More Detailing How To's

Scratchbuilding Headers
Using solder and sprue!
By Tim Doty

More About Solder Headers
By Dave Hessler

Soldering Diecast
Yes, it can be done!
By Chris Roldan

Scratchbuilding AN Fittings
Using Plastruct shapes!
By Dave Hessler

Scratchbuilding an Oil Cooler
By Tim Doty

Scratchbuilding Mirrors
By Steve Boutte

Scratchbuilt Dome Lights
Works for tailights too!
By Chris Roldan

Working Door Latches
By Bill Geary and Tim Doty

Scale Vinyl Tops
Using masking tape. A step-by-step tutorial
By Jeff Corey

MotorMax 1:25th scale motorcycles
Hints and tips for detailing MotorMax's scale motorcycles.
By Tim Doty

Other Cool Stuff!

Airfix vs. Hasegawa 500cc GP motorcycles.
By Tim Doty

Maisto 1:25th scale Harleys!!
Detail photos of Maisto's new 1:25th scale Harley Davidson motorcycles. Much more to come on this subject.
By Tim Doty

Some of my projects:
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