Homepage Text - May 2012

Thursday,  May 31  2012 
Antonio Serrano has done some amazing extra work to the classic 1/24 Monogram Ford Pickup.  Antonio  did plenty of extra detailing using parts from "The Model Car Garage" out of the US.  Have a close look at the fully detailed engine complete with spark plug wires and triple carbs.

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.


Monday,    May 28  2012

  Armenia National Day 

  Ethiopia National Day 

  Azerbaijan National Day 

Angus Bellingan is here with an amazing selection of model he built for the Blackbird Association of South Africa.  These are his 1/12 Tamiya Honda CBR1100 Blackbird, Kawasaki ZX12 & 1/72 Academy SR71 Blackbird which he built for club members...moth of which ride the Honda CBR1100 Blackbird.  This is a very cool project with amazing models that commemorates a special charity ride.  Wow....I loved seeing this project. 

Here's a product article for the 1/20 Team Lotus Type 72E Ver.A Monaco & French Grand Prix 1974 from Model Factory Hiro.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/20 McLaren M23 1976 Photo Etched Parts  from Tamiya.

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


Sunday, May 27  2012

  US Memorial Day 

Saturday, May 26  2012

  Georgia National Day 

Friday,   May 25  2012

  Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
Jon Grafton is here with one of my favourite race cars.  This is his 1/32 Airfix Aston Martin DBR9 done up in all it's splendor as it appeared at Le Mans.  Jon built it mostly out of the box with some fine improvements in the detailing dept.  Very nicely done Jon....it is a treat to see it.

Here's a product article for the 1/12 GT40 Mk. II Super Detailing Deluxe Pack from KA Models.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/20 Lotus Type 79 1978 model kit from Tamiya.

This model kit is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Thursday,  May 24  2012

 Eritrea Independence Day 

Nick Monopoli has done an exceptional job on his 1/24 Porsche Carrera GT.  Nick got all the details correct including the Porsche name on the brake calipers.  It's a treat to see your Porsche Carrera GT Nick.

Here's a product article for the 1/12 RGB500 TEXACO HERON 1979 WGP decal sheet from Studio 27.

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


Here's a product article for the  1/20 Helmet Set A 1960s from E. JAN. 

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/25 Tear Drop Trailer from Hendrix Resin Kits..


Tuesday, May 22  2012

  Yemen National Day 

Sunday, May 20  2012

  Cameroon National Day 

  Cuba Independence Day 

Saturday, May 19  2012

  Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk and Youth Day for Turkey 

Friday,  May 18  2012

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day  

Thusday,  May 17  2012

  Norway Constitution Day 

Terry Davis has heavily reworked his 1/25 AMT/ERTL 1941 Plymouth and added further scratchbuilt details to create his Police Cruiser.  The work was extensive, but the end result is a truly impressive model.....simply amazing work Terry...amazing. 

Tuesday,  May 15  2012
I've arrived at my destination......the Philippine island of Boracay.  This place is your classic south pacific tropical tourist destination....but with all the wonders of the Filipino culture....friendly people, amazing service and the tasty Filipino food.  If you're ever heard of Puka Shell necklaces.....on the north end of this island is a place called Puka Beach and that is where the puka shell necklaces originated from.   I plan to spend 1 week here before heading home.

As for product articles.....I might not be doing many of those this week as all the products are back home, but I will do model gallery articles this week.


WELTER Florent joins us wuith a very special sport bike tioday.  T%his is his 1/12 Aoshima TOP GUN Bike, which is a model of the sport bike ridden by Tom Cruise's character in the Top Gun movie.  At the time this was the sort bike to own if you wanted the best of the best.  Seeing this model brings back many fond memorie3s from the movie as well as reality in t5hat time period. 

Monday,  May 14  2012

  Paraguay Independence Day 

No update today...I'm traveling today by plane and am unable to update ARC.

Friday,   May 11  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.

Ted Taylor is here with his exceptional 1/24 Revell Germany London Bus.  This is a huge model that is jam packed full of wonderful detail.  It's great to see Ted bus and all the in-progress photos during the build.

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.

Wednesday,   May 9  2012 
Waldemar Pupar is here with his highly detailed 1/24 Revell Schlingmann HLF 20/16 Mercedes Benz Atego 1529.  The sides of this model open up to show all the detail and equipments stored onboard.  I'm impressed by the level of detail. 

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Peugeot 307 WRC Photo-Etched Parts Set from Tamiya.

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

 


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

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Monday,    May 7  2012
Bill Smith of Bilbozo Decals here with one fantastic looking 1/43 Road Champs Sexy EMS Ambulance.  Bill made a set of custom decals for his ambulance that pay tribute to the aircraft noseart from WW2.  It is a big honor to have one of Bill's model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/12 2008 YZR M1 No. 46 Catalunya Super Detail Set from Top Studio.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Ferrari F430 detail set from KA ModelsThis set is designed for the Fujimi Ferrari F430.

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