Homepage Text - Mar 2012

Friday,   Mar 30  2012 
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.

Albert Moore has done an awesome job on his 1/24 Revell 2008 Audi R8.  This kit comes with excellent interior and engine detail and Alby is a skilled modeler that had no problem getting all the tiny details looking first class.  Alby did some mods to make his Audi an accurate US version.  The body was given multi layer of paint with wet sanding between coats and a final gloss coat and Alby explains his very successful painting process in his article.  It's a remarkable model.

Wednesday,   Mar 28  2012 
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.

Paolo Yuen joins us today with his 1/76 Volvo B10MD Bus.  Paolo actually has 2 buses in his article with a Hong Kong connection.  Paolo tells about the build process and it was not without it's challenging moments, but the finished model turned out looking great.

I have added links to two more manufacturers of detail items for automotive modelers.

Here's a product article for the Flexible Clear tube 0.8/0.4mm from Model Factory HiroFinally some clear hoses to detail your engine compartment.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/20 Ferrari F1-2000 Super Detail-Up Set from Top StudioOH WOW!!!  You need to check out the detail photos of this set!!!

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


The 2012 Nats are taking place in Orlando, Florida, so here some decals that would be perfect for the show.

Here's a product article for the Orlando Police dept decal sheet. Available in 1/43, 1/24 and 1/18 from PoliceCarModels.com


Monday,    Mar 26  2012 

  Bangladesh Independence and National Day 

Ronald P. Palma has done extensive detailing to his big 1/12 Tamiya Wolf WR1.  Ronald used  a variety of aftermarket items include a metal chassis and then set up a diorama for his for WR1 Formula One car.  This really is an exceptional model and a complete treat to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Radiator Face from KA Models.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Pedals for all cars from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hoosier Torque Thrust Wheel Set from Detail Master.

Sunday,  Mar 25  2012 

  Greece Independence Day 

  Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944) 

Friday,   Mar 23  2012 
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.

K Diamond is here with something that gave me a big grin of delight.  This is his 1/25 AMT 1960 Chevrolet Fleetside wearing the colours for Rusty Wallace's Kodiak Pontiac.  Check out the custom license plate....it is way too cool.

Stevie Murray is here with his heavily armoured police vehicle from Northern Ireland.  This is his 1/76 BW Models Landrover Simba RUC looking very ready for action. 

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.VI Headlights & rear lights inside lenses decals from Studio 27.

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


Here's a product article for the1/20 Tyrrell P34 1977 Japan Grand Prix Conversion Kit from E. Jan .

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Wednesday,   Mar 21  2012
Kris Pete is here with one of the classic American racecars from the mid '60's.  This is his 1/24 Fujimi GT40 Mk II and I know you're going to enjoy seeing the photos.  Kris has high praise for this Fujimi kit. 

Lyle Brown is here with his '67 El Camino Toon.  I love the look of all of Lyle's artwork.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Ferrari 250TR '58 Le Mans Winner model kit from Model Factory Hiro.  This highly detailed kit includes full engine detail.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 2004 Super Detail-Up Set from Top Studio.  If you build motorbike models, then this set is well worth checking out.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Monday,    Mar 19  2012
Stephan Baker is here with a model that will make all the split window VW van lovers quite happy.  This is his 1/24 Hasegawa Volkswagen Pickup with a scratchbuilt and fully functioning ladder on the rear.  This is a totally cool model and it was a treat to see it here on ARC.

Rodney Williams 'went to town' detailing his Lavender Pink Cadillac Convertible.  Rodney added full engine wiring, oil dipsticks for the engine and trans and so many other tiny details.  Ridney never shys away from fully detailing his models and his Caddy is no exception.  Sit back and enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Nissan GT R35 aluminum exhaust tips from KA Models.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hood pins from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Finished Billet Wheel Set AX Photo Etch Insert from Detail Master..

Sunday,    Mar 18  2012 

  Çanakkale Victory Anniversary 2012   

Saturday,   Mar 17  2012 

  Ireland - St. Patrick's Day 

Friday,   Mar 16  2012 
Terry Davis is here to blow you mind with his amazing 1/24 Revell/Monogram Monte Carlo Wrecked NASCAR.  Terry explains in his article how he made the crumpled body from Lead foil and he even explains how he flattened and shredded one of the tires.  The interior and engine compartment is fully wired and there is endless details to see in his photos.  His article tells the whole build story.

Stevie Murray joins us with his up-armoured 1/76 BW Models Landrover Tangi PSNI.  This particular vehicle served in Northern Ireland during the troubled times.  It's a very cool looking Landrover....very a pleasure to see it Stevie.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Sparco 4 points in Yellow from Eduard.

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


Here's a product article for the  1/20 Lotus 78/79 & Tyrrell P34 Detail Parts w/Rain Tires from E.Jan. 

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Wednesday,   Mar 14  2012 
K Diamond is here with a very fun looking 1/64 Matchbox Hummer H3.  Keith repainted his tiny Hummer to match the vehicles in the movie Jurassic Park.  Looking good Keith....I love it. 

Lyle Brown joins us today with his 1937 Ford Sedan Delivery Artwork.  You have great talent Lyle.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Ferrari 512M SUNOCO full detail resin & metal model kit from Model Factory Hiro.  

This is a highly detailed resin  and metal kit of the classic Ferrari 512M SUNOCO.  This model kits includes full engine/transmission detail as well as a full tube frame sub assembly to hold the engine compartment components.  The brakes include rotors and calipers and full suspension and steering rod detail.  You also get wiring for the engine compartment.

The decal options include car # 6 that raced at Daytona and car #11 that raced at Le Mans.

This kit is available directly from Lucky Model.com

Here's a product article for the 1/12 YZR-M1 2005 Super Detail-Up Set from Top Studio.  This is a multi-media detail set for the Tamiya 1/12-scale 2005 Yamaha YZR-M1 and includes photo-etched metal, cast resin, and other metal detail parts, plus wires, hoses, and cables.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Air Conditioner Interior Vents from Aber.  The vents in this set come  in the open and closed position and include round and square vents for many different vehicles.

Monday,    Mar 12  2012 

  Mauritius Independence Day 

Breaking News!!!  Sprue Bros has bought out Great Models Webstore and Douglas Models Distributors....read the full announcement for all the details!!! 

Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) is here with a blast from the past.  This is Jerry's 1/25 MPC 1914 Stutz Bearcat done up flawlessly.  Jerry really did this classic kit justice and I do remember the TV show The Bearcats.   

Hal Elsberry joins us today with his very custom DHARMA Initiative Van.  Hal added detail to almost every part of this model including custom cargo items.....check it out and enjoy all the photos.  Spectacular work Hal....I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Ferrari air vents from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Modeling Mesh - Hexigon Pattern B from KA Models.

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

Sunday,    Mar 11  2012 

  Lithuania Independence Day 

  3-11 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan  

  Train bombings in Spain 2004  

Friday,   Mar 9  2012 
Victor De Jesus is here with my favourite Camaro.  This is his 1/25 Revell '69 Camaro Z/28 with a special interior accent colour thanks to Victor's daughters guidance.  This is a sharp looking model and captures the appeal of this classic Z/28 perfectly. 

Stevie Murray has done quite  a nice job on his 1/76 BW Models Austin K2 ATV NFS.  Stevie chose markings for an Austin that operated close to his house during WW2.  It's great to see these older British vans.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Sparco 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 1/20 Driver Figure w/Flexible Arms RP from E. JAN.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Wednesday,   Mar 7  2012 
My apologies for today's update being late....I was busy  at the dentist getting the final work done on a root canal.

K Diamond gets things fired up today in style.  this is his 1/25 Revell 1934 Ford Street Rod finished off in the NASCAR markings for Rusty Wallace. I'm impressed Keith got the decal to fit the complicate shape of his hot rod.  This is too cool to see.

Lyle Brown is here with his artwork for the 1950's Chevy Truck advertisement artwork.  Lyle is one very talented artist.

Here's a product article for the 1/20 - 1/24 Spark Plug wires from Model Factory Hiro.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the 1/12 YZR-M1 2005 Super Detail-Up Set from Top Studio.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Tuesday,    Mar 6  2012 

  Ghana Independence Day 

Monday,    Mar 5  2012
Greg Kerry starts your week off with his 1/12 Tamiya Suzuki Katana.  Greg did this one to perfection and I well remember drooling over the edgy styling of the Kantana.  I also recall a limited edition Katana version.....there was one in town and it had a pop-up headlight and was #200 in the series.  Beautiful job Greg....thanks for the memories.

Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) has made me grin today with his 1/25 JoHan 1931 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood Sport Phaeton.  This is my favourite Caddy with it's V-16 engine.......they are rare as not many people had the money for these in the great depression.  Jerry did this classic car justice...enjoy his article and the photos of his V-16 Cadillac.  I didn't know there was a kit of this car.....pretty cool to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Tire valves from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the Carbon Fiber decal sheet B from KA Models.

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


Saturday,   Mar 3  2012 

  Bulgaria National Day 

  Morocco National Day 

Friday,   Mar 2  2012 
David Fuller is here with his sharp looking 1/24 Tamiya Subaru WRC 2001.  David finished his Subaru as it appeared in the 2001WRC season opener, the Rallye Monte Carlo.  David tells about the careers of the driver and co-driver of this car as well as the challenges he faced when building this model.  It is an interesting read and sad to hear what happened tot eh co-driver of this car.

Stevie Murray is here with something I've never seen before.  This is his 1/76 CMSC Landrover FRS repainted into Highlands & Islands FRS.  Stevie added a small 20 foot ladder produced by BW Models and finished it off with decals from BW Models for a Landrover operated by  firefighters on one of the islands off the north coast of Scotland.

1/12 DFV Cam Cover & Plug Cap Set from E. JAN

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


1/24 Sabelt 4 points in Blue from Eduard Model Accessories

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Thursday,  Mar 1  2012 

 Wales - St David's Day