Homepage Text - Feb 2012

Wednesday,   Feb 29  2012 
Greg Kerry is here with a classic model of a classic bike.  This is his flawless looking 1/9 Protar Ducati 750SS and I must confess I have much respect for any Ducati, so seeing this one by Greg brought a big grin to may face.  He did this classic motorcycle justice.  Ahhh.....the memories.....

K Diamond is here with the most recognized Charger on the planet.  This is his 1/25 AMT Dodge Charger sporting the Dukes of Hazard markings from the TV show of the same name.  It's cool to see one of these on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/20 Air Funnel Mesh Set for Cosworth DFV engine from Model Factory Hiro 

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


Here's a product article for the 1/20 Ferrari 641/2 Air Funnel (12pcs) from Top Studio.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Monday,   Feb 27  2012

  Dominican Republic Independence Day 

Mark Hiott is here with a gem of a model.  This is his 1/24 Tamiya Toyota GT-1 TS020 with a clear body.  Mark painted half the body and left the other half clear to show off all the wonderful detail under the skin of his model.  I love the look of Mark's model.....it is exceptional and very striking to look at. 

Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) is here with 2 of his 1/48 Tamiya 1942 Ford Fordor Sedans.  Jerry built one as a pre-Pearl Harbor civilian car and the other as a military vehicle from 1942.  It's fascinating to read Jerry's article about building each of these model and what changes were made between the civilian production and the military cars.  Both models are a treat for the eyes.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Ferrari 250TR Photo Etch detail set from KA Models.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Seat belt buckles and fasteners from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Sunday,    Feb 26  2012

  Kuwait Liberation Day 

Saturday,   Feb 25  2012

  Kuwait National Day 

Friday,   Feb 24  2012

  Estonia National Day 

K Diamond has done another first class job applying NASCAR markings to a non-NASCAR vehicle.  This is his 1/32 Jaida 2006 Mustang GT.  Keith added a GPS screen to the interior along with other details and a personalized rear license plate that made me grin.  I love these NASCAR vehicles he's been doing.

Greg Kerry has created the in-motion look on his 1/12 Tamiya Kenny Roberts' Yamahas.  Greg removed the spokes on the wheels and did other work as well as added additional detailing to capture the look of Kenny Roberts at speed in mid race.  Greg's efforts were very effective and this model does look like it is in motion....which is very cool to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Sabelt 4 points in Red from Eduard Model Accessories.

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

Here's a product article for the 1/24 License plate frames from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Thursday,  Feb 23  2012

  Brunei National Day 

  Guyana National Day 

Wednesday,   Feb 22  2012 
Mark Hiott is here with something I've never seen before.  This is his 1/25 AMT Hemi under Glass which is a mid engined dragster.  Mark did a fine job of capturing the look of the real car.  Photos on the net show this car doing wheelies....kids...don't try that at home.

Stevie Murray joins us today with some quite different.  This is his 1/76 Little Bus Company Ford Transit FRS that he repainted and finished in the markings for a vehicle in his native Scotland.  The ladder on the room were an aftermarket item he added to complete the look.

Lyle Brown is here with his latest artwork.  This on is entitled 41 Willys Coupe "Toon" and is a pleasure to see.  

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Ferrari F430 detail set from KA Models

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

Here's a product article for the 1/12 2008 YZR M1 super detail set from Top Studio

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Monday,    Feb 20  2012
Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) has been very busy converting a hot rod kit into a stock 1/24 Revell (Monogram) ’39 Chevy Coupe.  This was no easy process and involved parts from 6 donor models plus scratchbuilding on Jerry's part.  Fortunately Jerry knows his vintage cars and he is an accomplished modeler, so he was able to pull this project off and get an excellent looking model for his considerable efforts.

Phil Richardson is here with a blast from the past.  This is his beautifully done 1/25 Revell BRE Datsun 240Z.  Phil did a few mods to improve the look of his 240Z such as lowering the suspension.  I recall building the street version of the Revell 240Z many years ago and seeing Phil's race version brings back fond memories.  Beautifully done Phil......thanks for the memories.

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  1/20 Driver Figure w/Flexible Arms MA from E. JAN .

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Saturday,  Feb 18  2012

  Gambia Independence Day 

Friday,   Feb 17  2012 
Ed Allain has been very skillful creating his 1/24 scratchbuilt Kenworth T800.  Ed scratchbuilt everything on his dumptruck except for the tires.  And yes this truck has a frame, an engine and full interior.  WOW!!!

Valentin “Fatman” Bueno has customized the 1/32 Polar Lights Batmobile for a group build with his local club.  His finished model gives the bat mobile a whole new look....I think Valentin has a talent for automotive customizing. 

Lyle Brown is here with his Mobilgas '32 Ford 2 Door Sedan artwork.  I love seeing Lyle's latest artwork and he does do work on commission.

Here's a product article for the 1/20 Ferrari F-1 126C2 San Marino super detail set from KA Models

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Until Feb 23 2012 you can get a 20% savings when you pre-order the 1/12 Kawasaki GPZ900 Ninja A9 model kit from Aoshima through Hobby Link Japan

This model kit can be pre-ordered directly from Hobby Link Japan


Thursday,  Feb 16  2012

  Lithuania National Day 

Wednesday,   Feb 15  2012

  Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije) 

K Diamond is here with something that is sure to put a grin on your face.  These two 1/64 Matchbox Cars are British cars wearing NASCAR markings.  It's pretty funny seeing a London Taxi sporting NASCAR markings.  Very cool indeed. 

Sakis Georgiadis has been creative as he customized his two 1/12 Aoshima Yamaha V-max motorbikes.  Sakis did one up in black and the other one  amore colourful scheme.  They both look great and bring back memories of the V-Max when it was in the dealer showrooms.

Stevie Murray is here with something I've never seen before.  This is his 1/76 BW Models Fordson ECU (Escape Carrying Unit) which I believe is an early from of a ladder truck used by the fire brigade in Scotland.  It's a neat little unit.....thanks for sharing Stevie. 

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Aston Martin DBS Metal Logo from Hobby Design.  This detail set includes parts for the interior and exterior of the Aston Martin DBS kit.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Nissan 350Z photo etch detail set from KA Models.  This detail set includes parts for the interior and exterior of the Tamiya kit.

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


Monday,    Feb 13  2012
Terry Davis gets things started in style today with his 1/24 Testors Mercedes 300 SL.  This is the convertible version of the Mercedes Gullwing and Terry captured the look of it perfectly and won an award at the 2010 IPMS Nationals in Phoenix. I love the way it looks Terry.

Mark Hiott is here with something to make all the Mopar fans smile.  This is his 1/6 Testors Hemi Engine and from what I recall...it looks like a very accurate model of the legendary Hemi motor.  Ahhhhh...those were the days and this is THE engine that everyone lusted after in those days and now car collectors now pay a fortune for any car with this motor.  It's very cool to see Mark's Hemi on ARC Auto.

Jon Grafton rebuilt and added working lights and many other details to the 1/18 MotorMax Moore, OK Police Car.  Then Jon gave it custom markings for his brother's "company car" before giving it to him as a present.  I must say I am very impressed with all the work Jon did on this police cruiser and I think you will be impressed as well once you see the photos and read his article.  WOW.....working lights.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Wire Wheel set from KA Models.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the 1/20 McLaren M23 1976 model kit from Tamiya.

This model kit is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Saturday,   Feb 11  2012

  Iran - Anniversary Revolution 

Friday,   Feb 10  2012 
Mark Freeland gets things fired up today with 2 models.  These were made from the 1/25 AMT Model T 3-in-1 and in true style Mark built one stock and one in heavily modified form.  Seeing these models brings back long forgotten memories from my younger years.  Thanks for the memories Mark...I enjoyed seeing both of these.

Stevie Murray added a ladder assembly to the 1/76 BW Models Volvo Fire Engines along with aftermarket decals to create a specific ladder truck.  Stevie has a passion for fire trucks and this is just one of many in his collection. 

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hands free (CEL) Mobile phones from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hose Clamps for All Cars from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Wednesday,   Feb 8  2012 
Terry Davis starts today with his heavily reworked 1/24 Tamyia Ice Cream Scooter.  Terry started off with a scooter and scratchbuilt the ice cream box.   This is a very cool project and Terry pulled it off perfectly.

Charlie 'Cheetah' Arsenault is here with his stunning 1/24 Hasegawa Ferrari 250TR Testa Rossa. Charlie added seatbelts and dressed up his Ferrari in other ways before giving it a fantastic paint job.

Lyle Brown joins us with his 1939 Sinclair Oil Chevrolet Toon.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Photo-Etched and Upgrade set from Aoshima

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/20 Seat Belt Set F from Tamiya

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Tuesday,  Feb 7  2012

  Grenada Independence Day 

Monday,    Feb 6  2012

  New Zealand Waitangi Day 

Mark Hiott is here with a impeccable looking 1/20 Tamiya Brabham BT46.  This particular model comes with  a clear body section to help show off all the engine and cockpit detail.  Seeing this model brings back memories of races I had long since forgotten.....good times....good times.

Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) has been very attentive to adding plenty of extra detail to his 1/24 Monogram ’53 Chevy Bel Air.  The engine compartment is fully detailed and the exterior chrome trim has been upgraded with stellar results.  Jerry has a talent for these classic cars and I always grin when I see his latest model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Jaguar Mk.II Saloon photo etch detail set from Acu Stion

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/20 F-1 Seat Belt Set A from Tamiya

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Sunday,   Feb 5  2012

  San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

Saturday,   Feb 4  2012

  Sri Lanka Independence Day 

Friday,   Feb 3  2012 
Albert Moore gets things started today with his very sharp looking 1/25 Revell Mustang "Bullitt".  I think most of use remember the classic chase scene in the movie "Bullitt" and this retro Mustang from Ford honors that movie car from so long ago.  Alby dressed it up with added details such as a CD in the CD player and a photo etch license plate frame and custom made license plate.  I love the job Alby did on this Mustang.....if we can't own the real car,,,this is a close second.

Diego M. Pavese has done a wonderful job detailing and finishing his very attractive 1/24 Tamiya Peugeot 205 Turbo 16.  Diego added extra details and then finished it as it appeared in the 1985 Monte-Carlo Rally.  Wow....I love Rally cars.

Georg Fuhrmann has done a perfect job building and detailing his 1/24 HLF 20/16 Fire Dept Bonn.  Georg got all the details looking perfect and even made sure all the emergency lights work on his Firetruck.  Then he displayed it  on a diorama base with figures and accessories.  Fantastic work Georg.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hood Hinges for All Cars from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR Front Fork Set from Tamiya.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Wednesday,   Feb 1  2012

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003  

Bill Bunting has done a marvelous job building and finishing his  1/12 Tamiya Honda RC211V.  Bill built his race bike out of the box to an extremely high level finish.....wow...amazing work Bill.

Alex Kontiveis and his Daddy have been very busy building their 1/12 Scratch Built 1923 Rolls Royce.  Every part moves on this amazing model and the level of detail is awe inspiring.......this model is a masterpiece.  Enjoy the photos.

Gil Hodges joins us with 3 models from Deals Wheels Models.  All 3 models are caricatures and I must admit each one brought a smile to my face.  Gil did extra work on each model to improve the final look and I am impressed with the end result.  Darn cool models Gil.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 SLR Roadster Conversion Kit from Hobby Design This resin conversion set permits you to convert the Tamiya Mercedes SLR to a roadster. 

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Timber Trailer model kit from Italeri.

This model kit is available directly from Lucky Model.com