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2015
January February March April
Easy Flowers Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
May June July August
Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
September October November December
Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

 

 

2014
January February March April
Easy Flowers How Scaling Works Labeling Parts Painting White Over
Molded Colors
May June July August
No Shortcuts Archer Fine Transfers Fake Brakes Hiding Ejector Pin Marks
September October November December
Assembly & Correction of MPC's Firebird (Knight Rider KITT)
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Label Your Paints Shapeways How to Make Custom Decals Video Tip

 

 

2013
January February March April
Holding Small Parts Rescaling Parts In-Line Fuel Filters Macabre Accessories
May June July August
Clear Ignition Wires Upgrading Truck Horns Video Tip Installing Model Kit Tires onto Oversized Rims Video Tip How to Make Broken Lights
September October November December
Minimalist Detailing Quick & Easy Grille Painting Windshield Wiper Paths Another Source for Fine Mesh

 

 

2012
January February March April
Tie Rods Wing Struts Easy-Open Paint Caps Video Tip Racing Fuel Tanks
May June July August
Custom Wheels (Pegasus/Hobby Design) Video Tip How to Scratchbuild Steering Wheels Video Tip Convert Stock Radiators Into Racing Radiators Video Tip Skip the Paint
September October November December
DPMCC Instruction Archive Cheap & Easy Hood Pins Hanging Mirror Decorations LEGO Sport Mirrors

 

 

2011
January February March April
Correcting Wheel Assemblies Video Tip Replacement Windshields Video Tip Stay Organized Canvas Sunroofs
May June July August
Color Match Woodgrain Effect with Oil Paint Video Tip 5-Minute Shock Absorbers Custom Photo-Etched Grilles
September October November December
Easy Black Trim Decal Color Theory Reinforced Radiator Hoses Basic Paint Application Video Tip

 

 

2010
January February March April
Inexpensive Display Cases Keeping Parts Organized Realistic Ignition Wires Chrome Base Coat
May June July August
Putty Applicators Contest Mistake #1 Contest Mistake #2 Contest Mistake #3
September October November December
Contest Mistake #4 Contest Mistake #5 How to Strip Diecast Cars Video Tip Performance Shift Boots

 

 

2009
January February March April
Double Hinges for Opening Panels Recycled Mixing Trays Creating Weathering Effects Using Chalks, Pastels, Graphite, and Charcoal Video Tip Custom Taillights
May June July August
Custom Nerf Bars Headlight Upgrade Disc Brakes Wheel Swap Video Tip
September October November December
Springs from Light Bulbs Custom License Plates Flat Spots on Tires How to Paint Whitewalls Video Tip

 

 

2008
January February March April
How to Make Right-Angle Spark Plug Boots Video Tip How to Make Megaphone Tailpipes Save Those Spray Nozzles Reprolabels Whitewall Demo Video Tip
May June July August
Intake Bells Supercharger Pulleys Ready-Made Road How to Make Gearshift/Brake/Directional Levers
September October November December
Repairing Damaged Parts Using 5-Minute Epoxy Video Tip Choosing Bondo Lowes Build & Grow Clinics Portable Reference Guide

 

 

2007
January February March April
Roll Bar Padding Simulating Leather Seats How to Decal Tires Quick & Easy Fuel Caps
May June July August
Bare Metal Foil Application Video Tip Custom Steel Wheels How to Make Cone Filters How to Straighten Lead Solder Video Tip
September October November December
How to Make Air Bag Suspension How Not to Cure Paint How to Make Driving Lights Sharpies for Colored Lenses

 

 

2006
January February March April
Scenery Adhesive Easy Carpeting How to Make Coil Springs How to Install Glass
May June July August
Paint Stripper Craft Punches No Smoking Zone How to Make Vinyl Tops
September October November December
Working with Photoetched Pieces Diecasts as Detail Sources Mesh Grilles Textured Seat Inserts

 

 

2005
January February March April
Liquid Body Filler More Engine Details Superglue & Baking Soda Metallic Silver Sharpies
May June July August
Gas & Oil Cans Scratchbuilt Air Horns Custom Exhaust Systems Wireless Lighting
September October November December
Various Uses for Medical Tape Rubber & Vinyl Trim Car Antennas Glass Repair

 

 

2004
January February March April
    Overlooked Paint Sources A New Way to Rust
May June July August
Create Realistic Accident Damage How to Make Riveted Panels Krylon Make it Suede How to Remove Tampos
September October November December
PrototypeLabels.com Using Glowinc.com's Glow Paint Display Case Floors Safe Shipping