Here, you can get easy access to all GSL Publications in one place on the GSL site. Note that each of these listed publications are free downloads, and may not be printed and sold
for profit. In the future, we hope to upload videos of past GSL seminars, including those from GSL-XXI, GSL-XXII and GSL-XXIII .
GSL XXIV Documents
You can pre-register by downloading the GSL-XXIV Adult Competitor Early Registration form below! Note that you need to supply a separate builder-disclosure forms for each
of your entries. Check in at the Registration Desk when you get here to pick up your registration package and premiums! If you can't mail your pre-registration form and payment by April 15 for
receipt by April 17, bring the forms with you and go straight to the Registration Desk! Don't mail your building-disclosure forms -- bring them with you!
Check out these great books and publications:
1). GSL Trustees Mark S. Gustavson and Robert A. Wick wrote a book "How To Build Championship Scale Vehicles, Construction Considerations of Building Championship-Caliber
Models." This book was presented, digitally and without charge, to everyone at GSL-XXII (2009). Now, you can download this book, without charge, by going here (23 MB .pdf) Thanks to Paul Anagnostopoulos
for laying out the book, and to Jeremiah Gladstone for preparing the photos and the illustrations; (view/download)
2). At GSL-XXII, the International Model Car Builders' Museum published a book on the past GSL Best of Show winners (GSL-1 through GSL-XXI) and this book is also available as a downloadable PDF. Thanks to Jeremy Gladstone for laying out this book. Text is credited to Mark S. Gustavson and Robert A. Wick. All photos courtesy the GSL Archives at the International Model Car Builders' Museum, Model Cars magazine, and Scale Auto both of which magazines provide great coverage. Eight of the Best of Show winners were present in 2009, and most of the Best of Show models were also on display. (view/download)
3). Two-time GSL Best of Show winner Randy Derr presented a great seminar at GSL-XXII on
detailing. Here's his Power Point presentation (10 MB .pdf). Thanks to Randy for this great piece! (view/download)
GSL Seminar Videos
Over the next several weeks, we'll be uploading a good number of DVDs of seminars presented at past
GSL Championships. We want to thank Chad and Mark Benton for preparing the original videos, and to Steve Roullier for converting the DVDs for uploading. Thanks, guys!
This project to present these GSL seminars is part of our effort to advance the state of scale vehicle modeling.
GSL-XIX (2003) videos:
"Augie Hiscano Seminar GSL XIX" New!
"Photographing Model Cars" New!
Note audio volume is quite low on this video.
"More Simple Tips & Techniques" by Greg Nichols and Jim Devine (Greg and Jim have won a great
number of top awards at the GSLChampionship)
"Model Car Mechanical Detailing" by Mark Jones (Mark has won GSL Best of Show as well as a great
number of Class Awards)
"Scratchbuilding in Large Scale" by Dave Cummins. Dave has won the GSL Best of Show award, and
is a reknowned builder of large-scale "phantom" concept study cars from the Thirties.
"Race Car Wiring and Plumbing Fundamentals" by Stephen Miller. Steve is well-known for his
exquisite knowledge of technical details for competition cars. Steve has also won top awards at GSL.
GSL-XX (2005) videos:
"Concept Cars: An Unofficial History by Roger Yu" Roger is a thoughtful and creative builder who
prepared this presentation about factory concept cars:
"Diorama Construction" by MiIguel Barbosa. Miguel travels to each GSL from Puerto Rico and has
won many top awards.
"Restyling Models with Epoxy Putty" by Mike Good. Mike is a top sculptor by profession, and prepare
this insightful video on the many uses of putty.
"How I Built the Virtue RSX" by Bruce Owen. Bruce returned to the hobby recently many years
after he won top awards at the vintage MPC contests; he also won GSL Best of Show with the model featured here.
"Fashioning Panels from Brass" by George Layton. A professional bodyman by trade, George also is
highly skilled in brass panel formation. George won Best of Show at any early Championship.
"Etching, Polishing & Plating" by Bill Cunningham. Bill's a pioneer in plating parts for scale vehicles
, and is also well known for his exquisite work. Bill's won some top awards at the Championship.
GSL XXII (2009) seminars:
"Simple Tips for More Realistic Models" by John Baczuk, Dick Engar and Len Woodruff . John, Dick
and Len are well-known for their antiseptically clean work and are among the top builders at GSL.
"Scratchbuilding: Uncommon Uses for Common Materials in Model Building" by Randy Derr. Randy
is a three-time GSL Best of Show winner.
"White Paper: Considerations in Planning Championship Models" by Bob Wick and Mark S.
Gustavson. Mark and Bob oversee the administration of the GSL Championship. Mark is also a GSL Best of Show winner.
GSL XXIII (2011)
Steve Perry has created a powerpoint presentation on his epochal model of the famed Freight Train
dragster that won top awards at GSL-XXII (2009).
This is the seminar that introduced the book of the same title that is available as a free download.
Finally, a series of short vids were also uploaded to YouTube during GSL-XXIII (2011), thanks to
camera operator Vince LoBosco. Thanks to Mike Barlow for uploading these videos to YouTube:
Photos taken at GSL-XXIII, courtesy of Pat Bibeau, Dave Lindsay, Scott Hess, Gary Kulchock and David King.
For an interview with famed historic modeler Don Emmons, go here: