Homepage Text - Apr 2012

Monday,    Apr 30  2012

  Netherlands Queen's Day 

Jael ARC Neo joins us with his first article on ARC Auto.  This is his award winning 1/24 Revell 64 Ford Mustang GT350 detailed up with plug wires and seatbelts.  The GT350 is a legendary car and Jael's model really does it justice.  It's a  beautiful looking Mustang model and I can see why it won an award. 

Here's a product article for the 1/12 Williams FW14B model kit from Tamiya.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Nissan GT-R R35 super detail set from Aber.  This massive photo etch set  includes parts for the engine compartment, brakes, interior and the exterior. 

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Friday,   Apr 27  2012

  Sierra Leone Independence Day 

  South Africa Freedom Day 

  Togo Independence Day 

Friday's update will be posted on Saturday...tomorrow.

Wednesday,   Apr 25  2012 
Waldemar Pupar has done a truly outstanding job weathering his 1/24 Tamiya Repsol Ford Escort RS Cosworth.  Even the windshield has dirt where the wiper blades don't reach.  Amazing work Waldemar.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Tool set #2 from Fujimi

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 Front Fork Set from Tamiya.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Monday,    Apr 23  2012

  England - St. George's Day 

  Turkey National Independence and Children Day 

Steve Bamford (yes.. yours truly) is here with a goofy little what-if 1/48 and 1/25 Indy Car kit bash racecar called "Roadhog".  It's powered by A-10 Warthog engines and armed with an A-10 gun in the nose and sidewinder missiles.  And yes there is an equally goofy story to go with it.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Countach LP400 Mechanical Parts Photo-etch Set from Acu Stion.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Porsche 956 PE Parts from Tamiya.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Friday,   Apr 20  2012 
Fabio Carabelli is here to make you laugh with his very funny and beautifully detailed Airfix Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van. This van is rusty and tired looking thanks to some skilled weathering.

Wednesday,   Apr 18  2012

  Zimbabwe National Day 

  Iran Armed Forces Day  

ARC Armor was updated today - ARC Air was updated today - drop by and check it out.....plenty of great models to see.   Show everyone your models on these sites.

WELTER Florent is here with the famous bike from the movie Top Gun.  This is his 1/12 Aoshima TOP GUN Bike in all it's glory as it appeared in the movie and it sit upon a Top gun base.  I recall when the movie came out....this particular Kawasaki was one of the hottest bikes made.

Here's a product article for the 1/20 Ferrari 123 C2 Long Beach Perfect Parts detail set from KA Models.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Standard slotted discs brakes dia. 14mm from Aber

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Tuesday,  Apr 17  2012 

  Syria Independence Day 

My apologies...I've had the flu the past few days and was unable to get yesterday's update completed.  Updates will begin again tomorrow. 
Monday,  Apr 16  2012 

  Denmark Queen's Birthday 

Thursday,  Apr 12  2012 

  Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961) 

Wednesday,   Apr 11  2012 
Phil Marchese is here with a classic racers from the very early years of autoracing.  This is his 1/32 Stutz Racer in all it's glory.  Phil did an excellent job capturing all the detail and look of this 100 year old race car.  I recall my visit to the Brooklands Museum in the UK and seeing vintage race cars such as this.

Here's a product article for the 1/20 Ferrari 156 MONZA Full detail metal kit from Model Factory Hiro.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/12 Honda RC211V 2006 Super Detail-Up Set from Top Studio.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Friday,   Apr 9  2012 

  Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day) 

  Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

I hope everyone had a good time this past Easter weekend and got their fair share of turkey.

ARC Armor was updated today - ARC Air was updated today - drop by and check it out.....plenty of great models to see.   Show everyone your models on these sites.

Antonio Serrano joins us from Spain with one very cool looking 1/24 Hasegawa VW T1 Pickup I've seen.  Antonio used his great skill at weathering to give his old VW that daily driver old work-horse look.  Take a close look at all the photos....there is plenty of detail  to see and enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 1/20 Ferrari 126C2 Long Beach mulit-media detail set from KA Models.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Nissan GT-R R35 super detail set from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Friday, Apr 6  2012 
Today is Good Friday and my kids have the day off from school and I'm taking the day off to spend with my daughters.  There will be an update on Monday.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday,   Apr 4  2012 

  Senegal Independence Day 

Waldemar Pupar has done a beautiful buiiding his perfect looking 1/25 Trumpeter 2002 American LaFrance Eagle Fire Pumper Truck.  This is an amazing model kit and Waldemar turned it into a fantastic looking model of this iconic firetruck.  It doesn't get any better than this.

Here's a product article for the 1/20 Renault RS01 Ver 1978 metal model kit from Model Factory Hiro.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Super GT Nissan Photo Etched Parts Set from Tamiya.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/43, 1/24 and 1/18th Broward County, Florida Sheriff Police decals from Bilbozo Custom Decals.

Monday,    Apr 2  2012 

 Falklands/Malvinas War Anniversary 

Here are the 3 April Fools Day ARC Homepages in case you missed them yesterday.  Clicking any link on these fake homepages would have taken you to the real homepage.  My apologies to the new members that were thrown off by this......and to the ARC'ers that have been here more than an year....... 

And yes....all 3 of these websites do exist.


Terry Davis is here with one the the most worn out vehicles I've ever seen.  This is his 1/25 AMT 1953 Ford pick-up complete with a coat hanger antenna, broken headlight, duct tape patching the seat and so much more.  It is riot to read all the things Terry did to this pick-up. 

Here's a product article for the 1/24 License Plate Frames from KA Models.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Windshield Wipers from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 or 1/25 Good Yr. Funny Car 10 HOLE Finished Wheel set from Detail Master.