Homepage Text - Mar 2012

Saturday,   Mar 31  2012 
Wednesday,   Mar 28  2012 
ARC Auto was updated today  was updated today - ARC Air was updated today  - drop by and check them out.....plenty of great models to see.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Phillip Roache did a beautiful job building and weathering his 1/35 Tamiya Jeep.  Phillip built this gem OOB and gave just the perfect amount of weathering to bring it to life.

Llarry Amrose joins us today with something you don't see very often.  This is his 1/72 Dragon LVT(A)-1 painted and weathered and looking ready for action.  This is an impressive looking model of this very important vehicle from WW2.  

Here's a product article for the 1/35 R.O.K M47 PATTON detail set from DEF.Model.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.

Here's a product article for the 1/16 Tiger I Ausf E Early Version basic photo etch set from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 M10 Late Version Turret conversion set from Legend Productions.

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


Monday,    Mar 26  2012 

  Bangladesh Independence and National Day 

Robert Holmstrom has started my day off right with his 1/35 Trumpeter Stryker Reconn Vehicle.  Robert got everything looking perfect on his Stryker including all the detail such as MRE's and cases of Coke and Pepsi.  And the painting and weathering is fantastic.

Greg Kerry has created a wonderful scene with his 1/35 Italeri Daimler Blitz, Tamiya DKW350 & Germans At Rest.  Greg combined a few different model and figure sets to pull this scene together and I must say I enjoyed the addition of the motorcycle and the open engine hood on the truck.  There are so many little things to came together to make this the exception scene it is.  BTW....the wheel spokes on the motorbike are done with wire.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 M42 Duster photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This set contains a large assortment of all the tiny detail bits that really dress up the detail on the exterior of the M42 Duster.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Jeep with rocket launcher conversion set from Black DogThis is designed for the Tamiya kit.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Sherman Firefly 17pdr Barrel Set from Passion Models This set is designed for the Tasca kit.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Sunday,    Mar 25  2012 

  Greece Independence Day 

  Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944) 

Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here from Greece to mark his country's holiday with his most amazing 1/35 Italeri 'TIGER I' Diorama.  This is a winter scene from the Eastern Front with all the snow and figures and accessories to tell a very vivid story.  Zimmerit was done with a screwdriver and looks perfect.  Enjoy all of the photos.  Stunning work Thanos......winter camo scenes are among my favourite dioramas.

Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here with a diorama of a scene he participated in years ago in the Greek Military.  This is his 1/36 AFV Club M-48A5 covered in mud and looking quite busy.  Thanos is a highly talented modeller and I know you will enjoy seeing the photos of his diorama as much as I did.  I love it.

Friday,   Mar 23  2012 

  Pakistan Day 

Robert Holmstrom is here with one of my favorite pieces of armor from WW2.  This is Roberts 1/35 Tamiya Stug III with added gear on the outside.  What I find quite impressive if this appears to be a highly detailed model but it is built OOB......Robert has a talent for bringing his models to life with weathering and other techniques.  Enjoy the photos of his Stug III. 

Michael "Mad Mike" Johnson is here with a vehicle I've never see before.  This is his 1/76 JB Models Saracen APC that Mike did up in his usual first class style with excellent painting and weathering and flawless ground work to complete the scene.. 

Here's a product article for the 1/35 T-55 Grill Mesh detail set from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 German WWII Jerry Cans from Royal Model.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 LAV-25 detail set from from from Voyager Model.

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


Wednesday,   Mar 21  2012 

  Namibia Independence Day 

  Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force 

Ian T.M. Holahan has done a flawless detailing and weathering job on his 1/35 Trumpeter VRC-105 Centauro.  The weathering is exceptional and the extra gear makes it look like the real Centauro including the case of Coke on the topside.

Jon Hanson is here with a very special of the 1/35 Tamiya SdKfz 251/3d.  Jon built his SdKfz 251/3d with extra detailing and then gave it a very well done weathering over a winter camo.  I really love the way it looks.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 KM900 'R.O.K ARMY' LAV Kit from DEF.Model.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 7TP - Polish Tank detail set from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 German MP (WWII) figure kit from Legend Productions.

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


Tuesday,   Mar 20  2012 

  Tunisia National Day 

Monday,   Mar 19  2012 
Angelo M Picardo gets your week started with his big and intimidating looking 1/35 Dragon Elephant.  Angelo enhanced his already amazing model with resin Zimmeritt and etched mud guards and then completed the scene with a very realistic looking figure.  The model was finished with one of Angelo's expert weathering jobs.....this model is perfection.

Serge Dompierre is a very accomplished armour modeller and he is here today from Canada with his 1/35 Tamiya Daimler Scout car MK-III Dingo.  Serge built his as a Canadian vehicle as it appeared on exercises in England in 1943.  Serge can build any model OOTB and make it look like a masterpiece.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Eduard PE - Barbed Wire 8m from Eduard Model Accessories

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models

Here's a product article for the 1/35 B1bis Barrel Set from Passion Models

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/48 British equipment accessories set from Black Dog

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Sunday,    Mar 18  2012 

  Çanakkale Victory Anniversary 2012   

Saturday,   Mar 17  2012 

  Ireland - St. Patrick's Day 

Friday,   Mar 16  2012 
Waldemar Pupar joins us with his skillfully weathered and very impressive 1/35 Trumpeter German tractor Sdkfz 6 + gun pak.  Waldemar is a master when it comes to painting and weathering and I know you will enjoy the photos in his article.

David Hawkins is here with his very classy looking 1/35 Tamiya M3 Grant.  David added plenty of extra accessory items to dress up his M3 Grant and then gave it a very attractive camo scheme complete with careful weathering.  I love the look of the finished tank.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 Panther G & Jagdpanther Grill Mesh from Alliance Model Works.  These are designed for the Tamiya kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 House Ruins (Ardenne) from Royal Model.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tiger I Early Version Grills from Voyager Model.    These are designed for the Tamiya kit.

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


Wednesday,   Mar 14  2012 
Tony Feredo joins us from the Philippines with his flawlessly done 1/35 Academy M-12 155mm GMC.  Tony usually find  a connection between his model and the Philippines and I was pleased to read the connection in this article.  A very interesting article Tony and a great looking model.

Stevie Murray is here with his fully weathered 1/76 CMSC Spartan APC.  Stevie chose the markings for painted as a UNPROFOR vehicle from Bosnia 1990's.  I love the look of this Spartan APC.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 M1151 Suspension + MT/R tire set from  DEF.Model.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.

Here's a product article for the 1/16 German Helmet Liners & Chin Straps from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 M10 Early Version Turret conversion set from Legend Productions.

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


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!!! 

Serge Dompierre gets things started today with his 1/35 Tamiya Sheman M4 105mm Howitzer.  This flawlessly weathered Sherman is with the US Army in Normandy 1944.  Serge added extra parts to his Sherman to make it more accurate.

Phillip Roache has done a wonderful job outfitting and weathering his 1/35 Tamiya SAS Jeep.  Phillip added plenty of gear and gave it full weathering and ended up with a great looking SAS jeep.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Schürzen Pz. IV Ausf. J side armor plates from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 0.9mm Brass Screw heads from Passion Models.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sd.Kfz. 250/3 accessories set from Black Dog

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  

Angelo M Picardo is here with something very unique looking.  This is his 1/35 Tamiya Matilda in the Caunter camouflage scheme complete with full weathering for a tank that has endured the North African desert sun.  I love the look of this camo scheme and Angelo's weathering job looks fantastic.

Greg Kerry has been busy creating a very interesting variety of 1/35 Tamiya & Italeri Jeeps.  Greg has included SAS Jeeps that served in the desert as well as an Israeli jeep and many others......plus a WW2 vintage Harley.  It really is amazing how many different jeeps there have been and Greg's article gives you a good selection to enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 photo etch mesh grills for Tamiya King Tiger & Jagdtiger from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 German Infantry WWII figure from Royal Model.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/16 WWII German Clamps & Clasp late type from Voyager Model.

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


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.

Serge Dompierre is here with a tank I always love to see.  This is his massive 1/25 Tamiya PzKpfw VI Sdkfz 181 Ausf E Tiger 1 painted up in a great looking camo scheme from France in 1944.  I love the look of this Tiger 1. 

Mark Andrews has done an amazing job on his 1/35 Tamiya M113 ACAV.  This kit comes loaded with tiny detail items such as pop cans and cigarette packs and Mark made full use of these items to detail his ARC before giving it  a skillful weathering job. 

Here's a product article for the 1/35 US Humvee Stowage + MT tire set from DEF.Model.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models

Here's a product article for the 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf D Vol.6: Additional Set-Floor from Aber

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the 1/35 M10 Accessory set from Legend Productions

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Tuesday,    Mar 6  2012 

  Ghana Independence Day 

Monday,   Mar 5  2012
Konley Kelley starts today with his very colourful 1/35 Academy M3 Stuart 'Honey'.  Konley added extra details to the interior and exterior of his M3 Stuart and finished it all off with a very careful application of weathering and a desert diorama base.  There's even a map in the interior.....you've got to love that sort of attention to detail.  Beautiful job Konley. 

Stevie Murray is here with a very interesting vehicle today.  This is his 1/76 BW Models Supacat Jackal 1 Uparmoured WMIK which is a white metal kit and to that Stevie added extra details such as fuel cans s and day sacks and bergens. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Eduard PE - Barbed Wire I 8m from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 1.0mm Turned Bullet Proof Bolt Set (100pcs) from Passion Models.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tentage + Bedrolls 4 accessories set from Black Dog.

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 Hawkins is here with my all time favourite vehicle.  This is his 1/35 Italeri Schwimmwagen with added scratchbuilt detailing in the way of wire mesh vents to the rear deck, gas, brake and clutch pedals, latches, bolt heads, and brackets throughout to bring it to life.  David does the Schwimmwagen justice with his model......it looks fantastic. 

Serge Dompierre has done a fabulous job finishing and weathering his 1/35 Tamiya Sherman M4A3 76mm gun.  Serge finished his Sherman with figures in the markings for a tank with the 1st Army near Liège Belgium October 1944.  The weathering looks perfect....as does the whole model.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Cromwell Mk. IV Track photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Sd. Kfz. 231 (6 rad) Armored Car detail set from Royal Model.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/16 WWII German Clamps & Clasp early type from Voyager Model.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Thursday,  Mar 1  2012 

  Wales - St David's Day