Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Featured Modeller: the medic EK9 (long overdue posting)

First off, i know i'm lacking in updates for the site. I've been very busy with work and everyday life that i haven't had time to build or update the blog. even the facebook account had a slow down. 

Some quick hits before i proceed to our featured modeller today:
 - will upload the completed and final pictures of  my grey AE86
 - some pics of my new project, and not my typical or usual build
 - lined up are some more feature modellers. (i have also updated my links section if anyone is interested)

Now, back to our regular posting:

Our featured modeller today is Alistair Canlas, or simply known as +Medic. The local car club I'm an admin and member of is grateful to him as he started out Auto Scale Modellers Philippines (ASMP) as a Facebook group that grew into a full pledged club about 1/24 scale modelling. Now club has regular Sunday meets and get-together to share tips and tricks. It also opened doors to new friends and suppliers, thus making the hobby more accessible to all. Soon members of ASMP will be featured here on the SR blogs too.

Here's a quick background from Alistair:
"Hi, I’m Alistair also known as +MEDIC (because I happen to be in the health care field) in some forums and I came from the Philippines. I started out building kits back in 2007 when I was 17; it was a Tamiya Tommi Makinen Evo VI rally version, with few panels painted. Started out hard at the top which resulted to countless failed kits. I got into auto scale model building due to grievous frustration of not having a 1:1 car, so I thought, I’d settle for 1:24 for the meantime. I started out the Facebook group Auto Scale Modellers Philippines to find or to be found by auto scale builders in our country and all over the world. I’m very positive that our group helped a lot of new and experienced modellers of tips and tricks. Well so much for that.  I work with sub-basic scale modeling tools and paints (I’ am another spraycan user), I use hardware spraycans. I built this Fujimi EK9 to prove my maturity as a builder and I’m happy on how it looks like (despite the imperfections). This is my build, I hope you like it as much as I do."

Monday, August 13, 2012

Featured Modeller: An Awesome red R33 GTR

another masterpiece from karl, this time a gorgeous red R33. I will admit I'm not really a fan of R33s, but hot damn, this R33 changed my mind. Awesome as always from Karl.

Kit: Tamiya
Colour: Nissan AH3 Red Pearl Metallic with 2K clear
- Hobby Design HD02-0146 photo-etched set
- Modified lower part of front bumper 
- Custom front splitter and new side-skirt lips
- Custom built rear bumper 
- Exhaust modified to a single turbo with a new stainless-steel tip
- Tamiya Nissan Skyline RB26 engine from an R32 GT-R kit 
- Scratch-built engine bay
- Scratch-built intercooler pipes, turbo, strut brace and air cleaner
- Model Scientists Bride Vorga seats and Tamiya Nismo Steering wheel
- Scratch-built harness bar behind front seats
- Aber photo-etched seat belt accessories with Tuner Model green harness
- Detailed Tamiya Nismo LMGT-4 rims with Tuner Model air valves
- Tamiya Bridgestone tires from a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
- Scale Motorsport carbon fibre decal applied to spoilers and window pillars
- Japanese tax disc and parking sticker from an Aoshima decal sheet

After 8 months in the making, it was about time to take it out of the garage! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Honda Civic EK9 track/street fighter

finally completed my first kit for 2012 (strated this in february i think)

i love the EK civic, and i love the 96 style front end. this kit came with bent pillars, had to do a lot of massagin to have them straight again. i also went for blue since i like this color even though its not available as a standard color for the EK9. i also built this as i would build my own ek, with practically coming to mind also, that is why we have functional rear seat with the half cage. :) iwant to daily my car and track it too.

its a little rough on some areas (dirt caught in the spoiler paint and some paint chip in the rims) but i like leaving them in there. 

sorry for not so good pics, since i have a faulty camera (lens sensor is not working properly) i did my best to edit and clean the pictures in photoshop. will upload more and better pics once i borrow my brother's camera.

modifications - exterior:
-17" OZ wheels with drilled centers and extended lugnuts
-Carbon Fiber hood, fenders, roof, trunk
-greddy SP style muffler in flat black
-lower tie bar
-high rise brackets for the spoiler

modifications - interior:
-bucket seat with sabelt blue harness
-black/red interior theme
-sport steering wheel
-converted the dash to a proper type R unit
-VAFC and data logger
-half cage

Monday, August 6, 2012

Feature: shakotan celica from Rollin80s / Luis Aguilar

this car just oozes awesomeness and attitude. the bulldozer air dam. the gaudy paint scheme. the wide rims on stretchwalls. the star zokusha exhaust. it screams shakotan/zokusha/kaido racer style. its a bad-ass looking car. 

another great build from luis/rollin80s. Be sure to check out his blog too for more awesomeness

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Featured modeller: Victor aka Backyard Inc.

its been a long time sine i posted anything here, but im more active in posting my builds over the evil website called facebook . I have a model page there called Scaled Ricers, so please go ahead and click it, and hit like :p

But since i wanted to do a modeller feature, this will also coincide with the FB page update too.

Our feature fir today is Victor, aka BackyardInc. At first i saw his builds were really interesting, doing some dragged out hondas and cruiser style hondas. But then, this build of his, an ice blue S2000, stanced out, turboe'd and scratched engine bay with a F20C from Model Scientists, and a lot more other goodies. This is a scale model that was built with style and will surely break necks. i have to admit, that Victor stepped up his game with this awesome build, even with limited availability of tools. this shows you don't need to have all the best gadgets and tools to make something stunnning.

A little info about Victor, he writes to us:

"hey all , I'm victor , aka BACKYARDINC , i have been a model car builder since 1994 if I can remember correctly . It's been off and on thru the years . I live in the usa in a state called NEW JERSEY . I started off with lowriders and muscle cars . I kidd you not when I say I had almost every chevy impala kit made and turned into a lowrider lol . But sadly I have but two of those surviving kits still . Now a days , im into the import scene , mainly honda's , I have a R32 skyline along with some mini coopers too . I also like to scratch build . the challenge to take an idea of 1:1 scale and shrink it to 1:24 scale is just mind bottling . Then when you finish its just a big achievement . I can say this , with practice and the more you build , the better you can get . I always look at my builds as a work of art . The name "BACKYARDINC" has a meaning ...... I have very little tools and supplies , but I make the best of what I have , and come out with the model car looking like if I own a hobby shop . Backyard mechanics have like 5 tools but yet you will have a new engine when they are done , in there backyard , with kids running around . Thats how I build , I have but tweesers , scissors , and some styrene , and at the end of the day I end up with a model car that can inspire many ."

and the pictures(click pictures for larger versions): (all pictures were taken by victor and used under permission)