Homepage Text - August 2012

Thursday,  Aug 30  2012

  Turkish Victory Day 

  Kyrgyz Republic National Day 

Wednesday,   Aug 29  2012

  Slovakia National Day 

Diamond has done a stunning job on his 1/24 Monogram 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.  This is partial what-if scheme based on a  real NASCAR car with some artistic license tossed in to improve the look of the paint job and to be honest I like this very much more.  

Here's a product article for the 1/12 Lola T70 MkIII model kit from Tamiya.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/12 Honda RS250RW Detail Set from Top Studio.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Tuesday,    Aug 28  2012

  Polish (Military) Aviation Day 

Monday,    Aug 27  2012

  Moldova National Day 

Scott Millican is here with his vintage NASCAR that will make you grin.  This is his 1/25 AMT/Model King 1975 Laguna S-3 Stock Car done up with extra touches to make it more accurate tot he car driver by the legendary fast guy Darrell Waltrip.  I enjoyed seeing this classic NASCAR and it brought back memories from those races so long ago.

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 1/24 Standard drilled discs brakes dia. 14mm from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Saturday,  Aug 25  2012

  Uruguay Independence Day 

Friday,   Aug 24  2012

  Ukraine National Day 

Terry Davis is here with one of the cooler automotive dioramas I've seen.  this is his 1/25 1962 Corvette "Clay Model" diorama that shows the Chevy stylists busy on a clay model shaping the body for the new 1962 Corvette.  Very creative idea Terry. 

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.


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.


Wednesday,   Aug  22  2012 

Lyle Brown is here with one of my favorite pieces of art he's done.  this is his Mustang Mach 1 cartoon that he did for his wife.  I LOVE this vintage of the Mach 1. 


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.


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,    Aug 20  2012

 Hungary National Day 

Scott Millican joins us with his very well done 1/25 AMT 1970 Challenger Convertible.  Scott redid the chrome trim and added flocking for the carpets and then finished off his convertible with aftermarket wheels.  It's coo to see a convertible version of this classic muscle car.

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,   Aug 18  2012

 Afghanistan Independence Day 

Friday,   Aug 17  2012

 Gabon Independence Day 

 Indonesia Independence Day 

Lyle Brown joins us with his latest artwork.  This is his Peugeot 406 Saloon cartoon that he did for a friend in the UK. 

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 detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Wednesday,   Aug 15  2012

  India Independence Day 

  Congo National Day 

  Republic of Korea National Day 

Rodney Williams did his usual first class job on his 1/24 Tamiya Ferrari F-40.  Rodney used a variety of SNJ shades to finish the big and highly visible motor on his F-40 and the body was finished using lacquers.


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,    Aug 14  2012

  Pakistan Independence Day 

Monday,    Aug 13  2012

Ted Taylor joins us today with two of his 1/25 Revell International Lonestar 6X4 tractor unit.  This is an amazing kit loaded with detail and Ted took full advantage of this exceptional kit to build two stunning examples of this truck.  His article explain the building process in wonderful detail. 


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Aston Martin DBS Metal Logo from Hobby Design.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/25 Nissan 350Z photo etch detail set from KA Models.

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


Saturday,  Aug 11  2012

  Chad Independence Day 

Friday,   Aug 10  2012

  Ecuador Independence Day 

Mario A. Fernandez is here with his Adrian Fernandez 2000 Tecate / Quaker State 1/25 Revell Reynard.  This is the second car driven by this famous driver that shares Mario's last name.  Mario rebuilt this model and ended up with a stunning build of this racecar.  You can see his other Adrian Fernandez model here.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 SLR Roadster Conversion Kit from Hobby Design

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/24 288 GTO photo etch detail set from KA Models

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Thursday,  Aug 9  2012

  Singapore National Day 

  Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM 
Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

Wednesday,   Aug 8  2012 

Graham Mansell is here with his very creative and dare I say funny 1/72 Academy 'Follow Me' Jeep.  Graham did some scratchbuilding to pull this project together and if you look carefully...the 50 gallon barrel in the back is painted like a big beer can to motivate the pilots to follow this lead vehicle.  I got a kick when I saw the photos of this one.


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.


Tuesday,    Aug 7  2012

  Cote d'lvoire National Day 

Monday,    Aug 6  2012

  Bolivia Independence Day 

  Jamaica National Day 

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM 

Sunday,    Aug 5  2012

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Saturday,   Aug 4  2012

  Burkina Faso National Day