Model Layout Subroadbed: 4 Material Options New to 1.64 layouts? Start here with Your First 1.64 Scale Layout While making your model farm or truck layout directly on the plywood surface of your bench or table is certainly possible, and many model enthusiasts do it, for optimal flexibility and creativity it is highly recommended that…

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Your First 1/64 Scale Layout When considering your first layout for diecast, there are some key ingredients to make the most of space and budget. The great thing about 1/64th scale layouts is the amount of creativity and flexibility that is offered.  First there is a great selection of farm and truck models in all…

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Side Hustle: How to Choose That’s Right For You What “side hustle” means I have a side hustle, do you? Seems like those two words, “side hustle” have been gaining tracking in the U.S. lexicon for a few years. Magazines, entrepreneurs like Gary Vaynerchuk have been preaching for people like you and me to “get…

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3D printing for absolute beginners

How 3D Printing works 3D printing is not a new technology. It has been around since the 80s but it never really caught on in the consumer market until the 2000s. What is this technology and how does it work? The first thing a person needs to know is 3D is the absolute wild west.…

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how to apply water slip decals

White vs. Clear Background Being involved in several diecast message boards on the web has me clarifying the same issue over and over regarding decals. There are a number of people that sell their custom decal service which I applaud. However, with only a limited number printers that can produce a good spot color, I…

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Early this spring Steve asked me to create 3 mid roof IH 9900 cabs for him. Honestly I was a bit gun shy of this project as I was pretty full. The project sounded interesting as I had yet to do anything with that brand and style of cab so….GAME ON. The base cab I…

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