Tiny Hand-Built Duesenberg Is a Masterpiece

Six years, 6,000 handmade parts and 15,000 hours of labor. That's the short story of this fully-functional miniature 1932 Duesenberg SJ phaeton. No wonder the builder was recently named Metalworking Craftsman of the Decade. » 1/20/11 4:00pm 1/20/11 4:00pm

Welcome To ParkRNDL's Personal Model Hell!

During our last installment of Model Hell, ParkRNDL added a photo of a beater-o-riffic 1:25 scale GM F-body in one of his comments. Obviously, talent such as this must be shared with all! » 4/25/10 4:00pm 4/25/10 4:00pm

Welcome Back To Model Hell!

One advantage Model Hell has over Project Car Hell is that you can fit a lot of the little suckers in your garage. How about a vintage, unassembled 1972 AMC Hornet funny car kit? Yeah, you need this one! » 3/28/10 6:00pm 3/28/10 6:00pm

Alex Cox Goes HO Scale: Repo Chick!

I say Alex Cox's Repo Man stands as The Greatest Car Movie Of All Time. His latest film- which should be released this year, Hollywood politics permitting- might turn out to be the Greatest Toy Car Movie Of All Time. » 1/30/10 4:00pm 1/30/10 4:00pm

Crazed Modelmaker Makes Tiny-Scale Model Of Murilee's First-Ever Hell…

Not long ago, I dug up some old photos of the 1958 Volkswagen Beetle that launched me on the primer-and-junkyards automotive path I've taken to get to this point. Now look what's happened! » 7/18/09 6:00pm 7/18/09 6:00pm

Model Hell Continues To Beckon: Vintage AMC SC/Rambler Kit In 1:25…

I managed to avoid adding the Revell Gaga and the 1:16 scale first-gen Civic to my Model Hell Garage, but this one is proving even tougher to resist. » 6/28/09 11:00am 6/28/09 11:00am

It Had To Happen Someday: 24 Hours Of LeMons 1:24 Scale Model!

Model freaks have been ruining their eyesight and huffing glue fumes with Model Race Car Hell since the Barney Oldfield era, but what about models inspired by the fastest-growing race series in the world? » 6/13/09 5:30pm 6/13/09 5:30pm

Priceless 1953 Willys Aero Wagon Concept Model Destroyed During…

While it's a bummer when an Enzo goes up in flames, at least a few hundred remain. Not so with this '53 Willys Aero prototype model, which suffered Death By Inept Packaging. » 6/13/09 4:30pm 6/13/09 4:30pm

Model Find Of The Week: Revell Gaga

After the agony of the already-sold '75 Civic kit last week, I figured I'd find a Model Hell kit you can still buy. This one ain't cheap, but that's what makes it Model Hell! » 5/16/09 3:00pm 5/16/09 3:00pm

1:16 Scale First-Gen Honda Civic Model Kit: Another One Gets Away

Once I started looking at those 1:32 scale Dekotora model kits, I knew I was in danger of being dragged back into the cruel, eyestrain-inducing vortex of Model Car Hell.
» 5/09/09 4:00pm 5/09/09 4:00pm

Dive Right Into 1:32 Scale Model Dekotora Hell!

I thought I'd retired from Model Hell after my last project, but now I've found some kits that might force me to break out those headache-inducing tiny paintbrushes again: Dekotoras in 1:32 scale! » 4/25/09 5:00pm 4/25/09 5:00pm

Forget the Weathered Camaro: 1970 Impala Model

So I built my share of models as a kid, but I hadn't touched one for many years when I started hanging out with several professional modelmakers about 15 years back. These guys worked at a shop that made architectural models, courtroom exhibits, product prototypes, etc, and when they weren't on the clock they'd crank… » 4/19/07 1:30pm 4/19/07 1:30pm