Category Archives: Tips/Techniques

1968 MPC Olsonite Eagle – fixing the rear track

One of the best early plastic Indy car models was the MPC Olsonite Eagle kit, replicating the Weslake powered car driven by Dan Gurney or the Ford DOHC powered car driven by team mate Dennis Hulme. This kit featured a … Continue reading

Posted in Indy car models, Tips/Techniques | Leave a comment

Restoration: 1997 Indy 500 winner

Ever have a car in your model collection that over time just doesn’t sit well with you? Maybe it was great when it was built, but time has not been kind to it; paint has yellowed, parts have fallen off, … Continue reading

Posted in Indy car models, Tips/Techniques | Leave a comment

The secret to tinting windscreens

I’ll be the first to admit this is not my idea. I don’t remember where I heard it first, only that I heard it a couple of times. After a frustrating experience using Tamiya Clear Smoke paint to tint a … Continue reading

Posted in Tips/Techniques | Leave a comment

Painting your model car… Tamiya TS Paints

Many of you may know I’m a big advocate of Tamiya TS spray paints. Tamiya goes out of their way to produce many colors for specific cars. They are one of the few who produce a glossy fluorescent red and … Continue reading

Posted in Tips/Techniques | 2 Comments