Top 10 articles on Arii model kits

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1/48 Yokosuka Type 93 Willow 1935

by Paul van Acker on May 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The old Arii kit but still come up nice. Rigging g done with the wire that came in the kit. I want to try using EZ Line when I can get some. Looks interesting. Hope you like all.


Arii/Otaki 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat

by Kevin Hayes on December 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

This is the first model I’ve built in seven years! I have been so busy pursuing my career that model building was put on hold for a long time. Aries cockpit, True Details wheels, a bit of scratch building here […]

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1:48 Arii F4U-1A Corsair, Kepford’s “White 29”

by Drew Tarter on October 5, 2015 in Aviation -- 40 Comments

Here’s my rendition of the Arii (originally produced by Otaki?) 1:48 scale F4U-1A Corsair. Even though it’s well over thirty years old, the Arii kit builds into a nice Corsair. The good points are very accurate outline and shapes, finely […]


ARII 1/48 Nakajima Ki 44 “Shoki” (Tojo)

by Joe Caputo on September 29, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

The Ki 44 was a Japanese Army Air Force interceptor. The ARII kit, while old, was at one time, “state of the art”, and is still a no-problem, fun build. By today’s standards, there’s not much detail, but this kit […]


Riverside Scale Modellers club group build, 2013.

by Bernard Wylie on November 17, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 6 Comments

Every year the scale model club, Riverside Scale Modellers that I joined in August this year has a club group build, after some discussion a subject is chosen and providing that a kit valued at no more than $10 to […]


Arii 1/72nd Mitsubishi G3M3 Nell Medium Bomber PTO WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on June 25, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Some really outstanding builds lately. Very inspirational. Today we have Arii’s Nell which I believe is a rebox of the LS kit in 72nd scale. Something we don’t see to often other than the Betty is the Nell medium bomber. […]


Well, Part of it Flew

by AL HOFFMAN on June 9, 2013 in Armor -- 7 Comments

This is a Iraqi Hussein SS-1C. It was developed in Russia as the Scud B. Iraq started with that & added a auxiliary rocket. The missle fired from a vertical launch position. The kit is by Arii. It is 1/48th […]

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Arii 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat, converted to a -5.

by Drew Tarter on April 4, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

I converted the venerable Arii/Otaki F6F-3 to a -5 by filling in the rear quarter windows, sanding off the exhaust fairings, and added sheet plastic to depict metal plates fixed to the underside of the flaps (which protected the fabric-covered […]


Another Otaki/Arii F6F-3 Hellcat in 1/48 The secret is out!

Built a few years ago, this was my second model after a decade long break in modeling. Started with the best of intentions to be a straight forward OOB build, the urge to add a few extra details began as […]


Grumman F6F-3 Otaki/Arii 1/48

Started with the best of intentions to be a straight forward OOB build, the urge to add a few extra details began as I realized how well the rather basic kit captured the shape of the Hellcat. The discovery of […]