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Friday,  May 22  2015

Yemen National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915
  • The Second Battle of Ypres, which ends in a stalemate. Germany first uses the poison gas.  April 22 – May 25

Dragan Cvetic has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/72 Revell F-16ADragan started with the Revell F-16C kit and converted it to an A, then added seat belts and finished it to a very high standard in Jordanian markings.  His weathering job is perfect.


Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a very colourful 1/48 Hasegawa CH-124 Sea King.   Shawn's Sea King has the markings for a 50th anniversary Sea King adorned with markings from Canuck decals.  This is one sharp looking Canadian Sea King.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21MF interior late cockpit from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109G-6 Corrected Gun Bulges from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Scimitar F.1 "Early Production" version model kit from Czech Master Resin This model kit includes markings for 5 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23 UB cockpit set from Neomega This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Thursday,   May 21  2015

Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversary of the Iquique´s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia)

WW1 Events - this date in  1915
  • The Second Battle of Ypres, which ends in a stalemate. Germany first uses the poison gas.  April 22 – May 25

Miguel I. Becerril starts your update with his very impressive 1/32 Tamiya F-4J Converted to F-4N.  Miguel was a tech on the Phantom and this model is one that he hitched a ride in and is posed in-flight as it was refueling.  Miguel spent plenty of time on this big beauty and it shows in his photos.  This is his 3rd big Phantom on ARC and it looks exceptional from every angle.  I love it.

Hubert Louis is here is here with his first article on ARC to mark a special speed record moment in history.  This is his 1/48 JMGT Caudron C450 as it appeared on August 8, 1934, when Hélčne Boucher broke a world speed record.  Hubert did extra scratchbuilding to his model and then created a highly detailed figure of this pioneering woman as she broke a world speed record.  This is quite the diorama and Hubert's article gives the history behind this event 81 years ago.  Beautiful work Hubert, welcome to ARC. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-25B Engines & Cowlings from QuickBoost.   This detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15bis resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the HobbyBoss kit.


Wednesday,  May 20  2015

Cameroon National Day

Cuba Independence Day 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915
  • The Second Battle of Ypres, which ends in a stalemate. Germany first uses the poison gas.  April 22 – May 25

Tolga Ulgur is here with his beautifully weathered 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.1 K9955.  Tolga finished his Spit in the markings for  ayoung Scottish pilot that had much success during the BOB before being KIA in a dog fight in Nov 1940.  This another excellent model from Tolga and you can see more of his 79 models on ARC by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.  Tolga puts special care into each of his models and it is a special treat when his latest model appears on ARC.

Burt Gustafson joins us with his very attractive 1/48 Tarangus Saab JA 37 Viggen.  This is built using the new Tarangus Saab JA 37 Viggen kit in Swedish markings built with my care and careful attention by Burt's skilled hands.  This is Burt's 87th article on ARC and I love seeing his models on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 I-16 Undercarriage Skis from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels These resin missile pylons are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Static dischargers type used on MiG jets from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-40E Warhawk cockpit set from CMKThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,  May 19  2015

Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk and Youth Day for Turkey

WW1 Events - this date in  1915
  • The Second Battle of Ypres, which ends in a stalemate. Germany first uses the poison gas.  April 22 – May 25

Jens Gerber has done a spectacular job detailing and painting his 1/48 Revell/Eduard + scratch Fw 190 A8/R11.  Jens used a combination of aftermarket items and his own skilled scratchbuilding to create his Luftwaffe fighter complete with radar antennas on the wings.  I love how good the camo painting looks. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with one of the wilder looking Canadian Starfighters.  This is his big 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter using a mix of Leading Edge and Canuck along with some careful painting.  It certainly is an awesome looking paint scheme.  It look great on your display shelves Shawn.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Instrument Decals for WW1 Aircraft from airscaleThis release gives you a vast selection of individual instruments for WW1 aircraft from both sides of the conflict.  These are stunning representations of real aircraft instruments in 1/48 fine scale to enable you to upgrade kit instrument panels, or for use when scratchbuilding an authentic, scale alternative.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 FOD Buckets from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21 Landing Lights from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire 5-Spoke Wheels from Ultracast.


Monday,   May 18  2015

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915
  • The Second Battle of Ypres, which ends in a stalemate. Germany first uses the poison gas.  April 22 – May 25

Mike Pattison has done an awesome job creating his 1/35 Trumpeter Mil Mi 24 Hind in a What If Tigermeet scheme.  Mike used Eduard Photo Etch then created his own scratchbuilt details to detail the interior of his Hind, but the truly stunning part of his chopper is the eye popping Tiger Striped paint scheme.

Edward Boyd is here with his 4th model on ARC and what a great looking job he did with the classic 1/72 Frog Heinkel He162A.  Edward has done an excellent job on this classic kit.....I enjoy seeing his latest model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21MF Fishbed Early cockpit from Eduard Model Accessories.. This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G Op. Cockpit Rear Bulkhead Eq MW50 or GM1 from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F/LF/HF Mk. VIII model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Sunday,   May 17  2015

Norway Constitution Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  May 16  2015

Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams 

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Friday,  May 15   2015       
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Stephen A. Carr is getting things started today in amazing style.  This is his very creative 1/48 Spitfire IX Restoration Diorama which shows a Spitfire in the midst of the painting process during it's restoration.  I am very impressed with this diorama.....read his article to learn the creative tricks he used.

Paolo Re has done a spectacular job on his 1/48 Planet Models SIAI Marchetti SF 260 C.  Paolo tells the history behind this aerobatic aircraft and what was needed to create a model of it in these special markings.  I really like the look of this diorama.

Ian T.M. Holahan has done an amazing job painting and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa P-39N.  Ian built this beauty out of the box, but it is the exceptional paint and weathering that really stands out on his Russian P-39.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-29 ejection seat late style from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Academy Minicraft kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G Opened Cockpit's Rear Bulkhead - Standard from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Women Pilots In Great Patriotic War decal sheet from Balkan Models.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 4 different 1/72 Jak-1.  


Thursday,  May 14  2015

Paraguay Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

L.C. Chan gets things started today with his very well done 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18C & Fujimi F/A-18C.  L.C. has finished his Hornets in 2 different schemes with colourfully exciting noses. 


Colin Gomez has been busy getting the details right on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader.  Colin added a  scra6tchbuilt seat and photo etch to the cockpit.  He then shaded the panel lines to add realism creating an excellent looking Crusader. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Oil Drained Dolly from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. V Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15UTI resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the HobbyBoss kit.


Wednesday,  May 13   2015       
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Jean-Charles Goddet is here with a rare and special USAF Eagle today.  This is the 1/72 Hasegawa Boeing F-15E Tiger Meet 2005 built and finished to a very high quality.  This is Jean-Charles 33rd model on ARC and I enjoy seeing each of his models when they appear on the ARC homepage. 

Greg Kerry is here with another of his action packed dioramas from WW2.  This is his 1/72 Academy Ju-87G in the midst of bombing a convoy.  Greg is highly skilled at these very unique dioramas and this latest on is quite the well done scene.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109G-6 (Early) Tropical Dust Filter from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  Zactomodels also has an extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Static dischargers used on Sukhoi jets from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51D Mustang Interior set from CMKThis detail set is designed for the Dragon kit.


Tuesday,  May 12  2015

USS Enterprise CV-6 Commissioning

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Monday,  May 11   2015       
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Artur Domański starts this week with his stunning super detailed 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190D9.  Artur used many aftermarket items and plenty of time and skill to create this amazing 190 Dora.  I was very impressed when I saw it and the paint work is perfect.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter in the markings for 441 squadron bird back at the 1976 TAM meet in Europe using Canuck decals.  Shawn has a passion for Starfighters and he included photos of 5 of his Starfighters along with other Canadian jets.  Beautiful work Shawn.

This detail set is designed for the 1/48 F-16 radar late style from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


This detail set is designed for the 1/32 Bf 109G-6 Correct Air Intake from QuickBoost.


This detail set is designed for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Covered Hub Wheels from Ultracast.


Sunday,  May 10   2015      
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  May 9  2015

Liberation Day for the Channel Islands  May 9 1945

Russia - Victory Day

 End of Great Patriotic War 

 European Union
Europe Day

  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Friday,  May 8  2015

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Richard Nicoletti gets things started today with his 2nd article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Grumman F-4F-4 "Wildcat" as it appeared during WW2 on the USS Enterprise.  Richard built this beauty out of the box and finished it with Aftermarket decals for an Ace from the PTO.  An excellent looking Wildcat...well done Richard.

  Dragan Cvetic from Balkan Models is here with his 102nd model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Zvezda MiG-21bis with scratchbuilt detailing in the cockpit, gunsight, pitot tube and landing gear.  Dragan wrapped all this stunning detail in a great looking camo scheme for a Bulgarian jet.  This is one very attractive looking MiG-21.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 radar early style from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I Air Intakes from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Thursday,  May 7   2015       
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Lorenzo Cassinadri has done stunning detailing on his 1/32 Revell Arado Ar-196A-3.  Lorenzo added plenty of scratchbuilt detail to the engine and cockpit and finished it all off with a wonderful weathering job that brings this model to a very high level of realism.  Enjoy all the photos.....this one is stunning.

Jean-Charles Goddet is here with his 32nd article on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Boeing F/A-18F with Eduard photo etch in the cockpit and a weapons load and finished ina  nicely weather Jolly Rogers scheme.  Jean-Charles has done a first class job on his Jolly Rogers Super Hornet.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fire Buckets from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. II Rotor Propeller w/tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Boulton-Paul P.111 & P.111a (double kit) model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.  This model kit includes markings for 4 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Kern County Fire Department Bell/UH-1H decal sheet from Fireball Modelworks.  This decal sheet is also available in 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72.


Wednesday,  May 6   2015       
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Roderick Vargas has done plenty of work to create his stunning 1/32 Revell EC135 University of Wisconsin Med Flight.  This big 1/32 helo is loaded with detail that shows very well through the open doors.  I love the way it looks.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 259th article on ARC.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Hasegawa A-4C Skyhawk in the glorious hi-viz from superscale Decals.  Shawn built this one for the Shelf Queens Group Build here on ARC as a jet from the now decommissioned USS Forrestal.  It's a great looking Scooter.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Dornier Do 335A Pfeil Exhaust from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-17A/P/F (Fresco A, B, C) gun barrels & Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-40E/K/M/N Warhawk Undercarriage bays from CMK This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,  May 5  2015

Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

   Liberation Day in Netherlands  

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Sertac Bayar dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Turkey with his very attractive 1/72 Hasegawa F-16C Tigermeet 2010 TurAF.  Sertac dressed up the cockpit with seatbelts and then covered the intake with a special cover covered in Tiger Stripes.  The eye catching paint scheme is for a Turkish jet that attended the 2010 Tigermeet.  I love the tailart on this one.....it looks fantastic.

Artur Domański is here with his 3rd article opn ARC and what a masterpiece it is.  This is his 1/24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB in RAF markings between ground attack missions.  Artur added quite a bit of detail as you can and then finished off his Typhoon with the perfect amount of weathering and then created a diorama to display his stunning Typhoon with it's very detailed engine.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Russian Pilot WWII figure from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G Cockpit's Rear Bulkhead - Closed from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Cockpit details- World War II decal sheet from Mike Grant DecalsSuitable for WW2 and early jet era aircraft, over 300 gauges and a selection of data placards to enhance cockpits, undercarriages, engines etc.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Seats with Mid-Late War "Q" Type Harness from Ultracast.


Monday,  May 4   2015       
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Gerd Wilcken joins us today with a particularly interesting 1/87 Airmodel 87 Do-27.  This HO scale Do-87 is a kit by a famous HO company and Gerd did quite the nice job on it and finished it in he markings for Fire Air Service Lower Saxony /northern Germany.  Gerd did a great job on his model and then finished it with a diorama of a relaxing pilot between flights on a hot summer day.  Very nicely done Gerd. 

Richard Nicoletti did a first class job on his stunning looking Korean War 1/48 Hasegawa North American F-86F-30 Sabre.  Richard dressed up the cockpit with a Quickboost Ejection Seat and then replaced the landing gear with a metal set from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  The Korean War USAF Sabres were colorful birds and Richard captured the look of the bare metal brightly marked Sabre beautifully.

Serge Dompierre did a magnificent job on his 1/48 Kinetic CS2F-2 Tracker complete with folded wings.  Serge chose the markings from Belcher Bit for a Canadian Tracker off a RCN carrier HMCS Bonaventure.  I love the look of this RCN Tracker with it's folded wings. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21 wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 109E Control Levers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 F-16C Micro Falcons decal sheet from Balkan Models.  This decal sheet includes markings for 6 different 1/144 F-16 Falcons.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 O-1E/F Bird Dog resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Sunday,  May 3  2015

Poland Constitution Day

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Saturday,  May 2   2015        
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Friday,   May 1  2015

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of

   Argentine Air Force in Falklands War (1982)   

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Aamod Potdar starts this special update in honor of their local club.  This is his 1/72 Zvezda Mi-8 finished with custom decals for a VIP machine with the Indian Air Force.  Aamod did a minor mod to get the details correct for this version of the Mi-8.  Congratulations on the Anniversary of your club.

Aamod Potdar has done a first class job on his 1/72 Italeri Hawk.  Aamod used custom made decals and modified the wing tips to make an Indian Air Force version of the Hawk..  I love the look of a Hawk in Indian markings.

Murli Rajan did a beautiful job on the baremetal finish on his 1/48 Hobbycraft Sea Fury.  Murli finished his Sea Fury in Cuban markings using custom made decals.  Beautiful work Murli.

Aamod Potdar is here with a very special and classic Indian Air Force jet.  This is his 1/72 Revell De Havilland Vampire finished using a combination of home made and after market decals.  The Vampire is a beautiful jet and it looks excellent wearing Indian markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 UB-16 and UB-32 Rocket launchers from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 L-29 Delfin Pylons from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Compressed gas bottles - acetylene from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. I/II exhaust (round) from SBS Model.


Thursday,  Apr 30   2015        
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Dragan Cvetic has done a lovely job on his 1/72 LM Resin Soko J-22 Orao.  This is a resin kit that built up into an excellent model in Dragan's skilled hands.  Dragan used a needle for the Pitot tube and finished his Orao in Yugoslav markings and camo.  The landing gear on this one looks particularly delicate.  It is a beauty.

Jens Gerber is here with his excellent 1/48 ICM Bf 109 F4/ R6.  The Luftwaffe camo schemes from WW2 are difficult to do, but Jens got this one looking perfect.  I love all the added detail including the engine detailing.  This is a fantastic looking 109.

Jean-Charles Goddet has done a wonderful job detailing and finishing his 1/72 Hasegawa Lockheed Martin F-16D.  Jean-Charles finished his Viper in Royal Singapore Air Force markings in a special and very colorful anniversary scheme and then gave it the weapons load and weathering as he saw the actual jet at an airshow at Luke AF base.. This is a  very cool looking RSAF jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-61 Black Widow Engines from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Monogram kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sorbitsya Pods for the Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 Flanker from Zactomodels.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IXc late version - Hispano cannons in fairing from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104G Starfighter Fuselage Electronics Boxes from CMKThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Wednesday,  Apr 29   2015        
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Tuesday,   Apr 28   2015        
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Massimo Busolini has done a stunning job on his 1/32 Italeri F-104G Starfighter.  Massimo is a skilled modeller and he did an excellent job on the cockpit as well and the painting and weathering on his Greek Starfighter.  This one is a beauty and very realistic looking.  He explains his weathering techniques in his article.  I love the model and the airport runway.

Tony Feredo joins us today with his sharp looking 1/32 Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate.  This particular aircraft served in Tony's home country of the Philippines and Tony has done a first class job shining light on WW2 Filipino history with his articles on ARC over the years.

Kees Kuyper is here with two what-if Dutch A-10 Variants.  Kees  has a style of aircraft design that is very creative and I enjoy seeing his models on ARC.  These two A-10's include a single engine jet as well as a twin engines jet.  Very nicely done Kees.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 German WWII Luftwaffe fighter pilot figure from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lancaster B. II Gun Barrels (Round Perf.) from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Early Mustang Tubular Exhausts from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the Accurate Miniatures kit.


Here's a product article for the Pavla Models 1/72 BAC Lightning F.6 resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Monday,   Apr 27  2015

Sierra Leone Independence Day 

South Africa Freedom Day

Togo Independence Day

Netherlands King's Day

I'm back home from the Philippines and catching up on everything back home.  It was a good trip but I'm still getting over the jet lag.


WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Bernard Lapeyrie gets things started today with his amazing 1/48 Eduard Messerschmitt Me-110 G4.  Bernard used antennas from Master Model and then built the rest of the model from the box with beautiful results.  The camo scheme looks perfect.

Dragan Cvetic did some very nice work on his 1/72 ICM MiG-29 9-13 including resin exhausts and a resin seat along with other cockpit detailing.  He then finished it all off in an attractive camo scheme for a Russian jet with a full weapons load and flawless weathering.

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler has been busy building and detailing his 1/48 Academy CH-46 Sea Knight.  Shawn added Eduard photo etch and then finished his "banana" in colourful US markings with just the perfect amount of weathering.  I'm pleased to say Shawn has included photos of his other choppers in his display case.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-7 ejection seat from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kovozavody Prostejov kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-101A/C Voodoo Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-10 DRA & LAU-105 Launchers from Sierra Hotel ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Sunday,   Apr 26  2015

Tanzania Union Day

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Saturday,  Apr 25  2015

Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day

Italy - End of WW2 1945

I'd like to express my heart felt feelings to the Australians and New Zealanders on the 100th anniversary of the  landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.  This is a time to remember the gallant young men that died on Gallipoli.  


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Friday,  Apr 24   2015         

I'm loading the updates for the rest of the week today.  In 10  hours we begin the journey to Angel's grandparents modest farm in the hills out in the countryside, which is a 4 hour bus ride and then 30 minute ride in the back of a  4x4 truck up a very crude road.  On Friday about 100 members of Angel's extended family will gather for a big annual family reunion and party.  It should be quite the event with me being the only non-Filipino in attendance and of course Angel's tiny 91 year old great grandmother will be there.  There will be tasty Filipino food and drink and much merriment....Filipinos know how to party.


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Zhou Kun joins us from China with an excellent looking 1/48 Tamiya F-117A Nighthawk.  This F-117 was built mostly OOB with some added scratchbuilt in critical areas to improve upon this very nice Tamiya kit.  I really like the work done on this F-117 model.

Tim Cvetic is here with the very neat looking 1/72 Gremlin Models Utva Aero 3.  This was a small civilian aircraft, but I'll let you read the whole story in Tim's article.  This is a resin kit so it required a bit more effort than usual and Tim did scratchbuild  a few parts such as the instrument panel.  The finished model is a pleasure to see and the article is quite interesting. 

Guillaume "Blackjack" Lourdel is here with his beautifully detail and finished 1/72 Revell U-Boat Type VIIC.  Guillaume did plenty of scratchbuilding and then finished off his U-Boat with a flawless weathering job.

Thursday,  Apr 23  2015

Turkey National Independence and Children Day

England - St. George's Day

Israel Independence Day

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Gokhan Gedik is here with his beautifully done 1/72 Matchbox Noorduyn Norseman UC-64 A - In memory A. Glenn Miller.  The loss of Glen Miller was a sad moment from WW2....it is good to see him remembered.  Well done Gokhan.

Giannis Doxas is here to mark the Greek National Day with his flawless 1/48 Hasegawa F-16D Block52+ H.A.F.  Giannis replaced all the important detail items with resin sets from Aires and finished off this great looking Hellenic F-16 with aftermarket decals and a full weapons load and drop tanks.  

Kit has done a fabulous job detailing, finishing and weathering t his 1/48 AH-64A Apache.  Kit dressed up the cockpit with the Aires interior details set and then gave this Apache the full camo and weathering treatment.  I love the finished model.

Yiannis Ladopoulos is here on the Greek National Day with his 1/72 Esci F-5A Freedom Fighter in Hellenic markings.  Yiannis did a great job on his F-5 and it's good to see one in Greek markings.....especially on today's update.

Wednesday,   Apr 22   2015        
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Ray Hemenway has changed gears and tried something other than his usual WW1 models.  This is his big 1/32 Tomy Mustang P-51D complete with a host of scratchbuilding to bring up the detail level and finished off in the markings for Frenesi, which gives this Mustang a great look.   

Bob Herbert has shown with his 1/72 Academy A-10A Thunderbolt II (Warthog) that although he builds 1/48, he can turn out a great looking model in 1/72.  Bob added RBF tags and weathering plus a full weapons load to show his A-10 as it would have appeared during the Gulf War.   

Darin Bellis adds some colour to the ARC homepage with his 1/72 Amodel Pitts Special.  Darin made his own custom decals for the colourful markings on his Pitts Special with marvelous results.   

Tuesday,  Apr 21  2015

United Kingdom - Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down  (1918)

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Jacey Guo is here with his 1/48 Revell F-5E VFC-13 Desert Tiger- Two Tone.  This is the 3rd F-5 in this series and I hope you enjoy seeing it.

Franz Galli joins us with his 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang ManO’War.  Franz gave his Mustang a sharp looking multi-shade bare metal finish. 

Sergei Galicky joins us from Russia with his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa F-4D.  This is the famous Steve Ritchie and Chuck Debellevue F-4D of the Vietnam war

Jim Birchfield aka A-4Silverfox joins us with his 1/48 Monogram ProModeller SB2C.  Jim had quite the painting problems with his Helldiver and you will be impressed when you see the results.......the weathering looks perfect on this one.

Monday,   Apr 20   2015        
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Mike Dobrzelecki is here with his memorial article for “Gabby” Gabreski – Funeral For A Fallen Eagle.  He was an amazing pilot.

Thomas Neuss is here with his article entitled Changing of the guard – 1/72 Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II and Eurofighter.  Thomas's display marks Luftwaffe transition from the  Phantom to the Eurofighter.
  

Paul Romans is here with his 1/72 Italeri Dornier Do-24 flying boat.  Paul paid special attention to the weathering on his Flying Boat and you have to have a close look at the excellent results.

Terry Chan has been busy doing a darn fine job on his 1/72 Heller Concorde.  Terry goes into detail about how to address the problem areas of this kit.  His looks sharp in the Air France markings......mind you the Concorde looks sharp in any markings.  

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with his 1/48 Tamiya Focke-Wulf FW-190F8/9 w/Bomb Loading Set.  Floyd explains all about building this kit.  The finished models are the a treat to the eyes and Floyd has a talent for taking photos.

Sunday,  Apr 19  2015

  Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)  

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Saturday,  Apr 18  2015

Zimbabwe National Day

  Iran Armed Forces Day 

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

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Friday,  Apr 17  2015 

Syria Independence Day

Busy day yesterday.....breakfast at McDonalds (special treat here) then took a trike-taxi (100cc motorbike with a 7 passenger side car) ride up to the very famous Puka beach at the top end of the island.  This is where the Puka Necklace is from....water was crystal clear with gentle waves.  It was the first time there for most of us including Angel......and we all had a grand time.  Then a quiet outdoor dinner for 7 at the poolside restaurant at Cohiba resort...before wandering back to my favourite restaurant "Ole" for Mango shakes to wind down the evening.  It a very relaxing trip.

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Pete Morgan is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk1 diorama from the Battle for France just prior to the BOB.  Wow....check it out.....there's even a letter from Air Chief Marshall Dowding AOC Fighter Command. 
 

Fernan De Gannes has done a marvelous job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya F-48G.  Fernan added photo etch to the cockpit and other aftermarket decals and a flawless multi-shaded baremetal finish to complete his Thunderjet.

Bill Bunting is here to make you smile with his beautifully finished 1/72 Tamiya Fw-190D JG44.  Bill has high regards for this kit and it's great fit as you've read in his article.....but sit back and enjoy the photos......Bill really did a fine job on the painting and weathering on his Dora. 

Greg Leszczynski (lgl007) has worked very hard to get every detail right on his 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E (VA-25 Early 1970’s).  Greg folded the wings and added a full weapons load before finishing his A-7 as a  Vietnam era jet with VA-25 ‘Fist of the Fleet’.  WOW....grab a coffee and sit back and enjoy this one.....a great model with a great in-depth article.

Thursday,  Apr 16  2015 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Orlando Sucre Rosales joins us with his first article on ARC.  This great looking 1/72 Hasegawa Martlet Mk.II is the British version of the Wildcat which Orlando really did turn into a wonderful model with it's paint chipped British camo.  Welcome to ARC Orlando!!!

Istvan Zoldag has done a stellar job on his  Hungarian 1/48 Academy Mig-21MF.  Istvan used a  F.M. Details cockpit and Eduard photoetched parts to dress up the detail on his Fishbed before giving it a flawlessly done paint job.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is a highly accomplished modeller and today he is here with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8. Floyd tells in very helpful detail about how to build this kit to avoid problems.  Floyd weathered his 190 and finished it in the markings for the famous Pips Priller.  Wow....nicely done Floyd.
 

Lim Yun Chong joins us with his sharp looking 1/72 Italeri F-16B.  I always love the look of 2 seaters and this F-16 came out looking very good.  Lim Yun Chong used pre-shading on the panel lines and other very successfully done techniques to finish this fine looking F-16.   

Wednesday,  Apr 15  2015 

   In honor of the victims of the Boston Bombing - 2013 

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Hoa Long gets things started today with a amazingly realistic 1/72 Italeri VNAF CH-47A Chinook.  Have a close look at this one.......it looks like the real aircraft in the later days of the Vietnam war. 

George Athanasiades is the artistic designer of the artwork that appears on the 1/1 aircraft and this is his model of this aircraft using the 1/32 Tamiya HAF F-16C (Jason).  George added extra detail in some very special areas and gave his Hellenic Air Force a full weathering job.  Wow.....nicely done George.  

Michael Ezat is here from sunny Greece with his sharp looking 1/32 J. Rutman's Ta-152H.  Michael masked and painted all the markings on this rare Luftwaffe fighter and the finished model looks fantastic.

Tuesday,  Apr 14   2015         
After 36 hours of traveling I've arrived at the tourist island of Boracay, Philippines.  Boracay is like Waikiki in Hawaii and full of Asian tourists...mostly from China, Taiwan and Korea.  They get cheap package deals much like we get for Las Vegas.  Angel was at the airport to meet me....she is looking good.  It took me a couple of days to settle in and adjust to the time change and figure out an internet connection.  The Philippines is warm and and the people are friendly and everyone speaks english....it is far away but well worth the effort.  Today is a quiet day at home resting and relaxing.

I've loaded the update for Monday and Tuesday.....go back and enjoy.


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Busolini Massimo dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Italy with his 1/48 Hasegawa TF-104G Starfighter.  Busolini used a very simple but effective technique for painting his Royal Danish Air Force Starfighter.  The finished model looks fantastic and his painting technique is well worth reading about in his article. 

Dan McWilliams is here with one of my favourite airliners.  This is his 1/144 CC-137  which Dan built with good ol' modelling skill and finished it off with aftermarket decals.  I fondly recall flying a DND (Canadian Military) 707 in '72 on a  'flip' to Cyprus with my Dad for a vacation.  As I recall the flight was $12 per person......to cover food. 


Serge Dompierre  has done an exceptionally nice job building, detailing his  and finishing his 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 A-8.  Serge added scratchbuilt detail to his 190 and that posed it in a  maintenance diorama complete with figures and tools etc.  I really like how this one turned out.  

Monday,  Apr 13   2015         
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Mark Patman is here with his second article on ARC.  This is Mark's 1/48 Tamiya P-47 Razorback and although Mark is humble about his efforts......I'm deeply impressed when I see how well his P-47 turned out.   


Sergei Galicky is here with his excellent looking Vietnam era 1/48 Italeri F-4E Phantom II.  Sergei gave his Phantom a full weapons load plus all the small details that set a model apart from the rest.  The paint job and weathering is exactly what I would expect from a real F-4 in Vietnam.

Marcius Cesar Costa is here with a very interesting conversion.  This is his 1/72 PBY 5A Cargo Catalina completed with a  resin set from GIIC Models.   Marcius finished it off in Brazilian Air Force markings.  Nicely done Marcius.

Sunday,  Apr 12  2015 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

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Saturday,  Apr 11   2015       
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I leave today for a 2 week trip to the Philippines.  I'll be checking on Angel while I am there.  Daily updates will continue while I am in the Philippines.

Friday,  Apr 10   2015       
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Bill Dedig starts today in style with his 1/48 Eduard/Kinetic F-16 A Netz wearing Israeli markings.  This was quite the involved project using Bill's top notch skills as a modeller and some aftermarket goodies to complete this stunning model.  Bill demonstrates in his photos how to get a soft edge on camo using Blu-tack.  I love the look of this Netz.


Burt Gustafson is here with a rare Japanese aircraft based on the Zero.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Fighter Seaplane in all it's glory and displayed on a beaching dolly.  Burt chose the markings for a seaplane that operated at Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, in the summer of 1942..


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4 exhaust nozzles late style and arrestor hook from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the Royal Malaysian Generic Insignia and Codes Decal sheet from Puszer Aneh Productions.  This decal sheet includes multiple scales to help you make Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft from 1956 to present including choppers, prop and jet aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109G-6 Correct Oil Radiator from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Martin JRM-3 Mars model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 3 different aircraft.


Thursday,  Apr 9  2015 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

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Jens Gerber starts today with his very good looking 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 G14/AS.  This 109 is from Dec '44 and features photo etch seatbelts and one very complicated and well done camo scheme.  Jens is a skilled modeller and you can see that in his photos.  Beautiful work Jens.

Alacran has been busy building the 1/72 High Planes I.A.I. Dagger.  Alacran added aftermarket items to dress up the cockpit and exhausts along with a great looking access ladder.  The whole project was wrapped up in a beautiful camo scheme worn by an Argentinean jet that was shot down by a Sea Harrier during the Falklands war. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Luftwaffe Individual instruments for 1939 – 1945 decal sheet from airscale.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-105 Thunderchief Control Levers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 U.S.A.F. fighter pilot - Vietnam war 1960 - 1975 figure from AerobonusThis figure includes a helmet.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-25 cockpit set from NeomegaThis set can fit the Revell and Kittyhawk kits.


Wednesday,  Apr 8   2015       
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Jaroslav Kral is here to mark a very tragic anniversary today.  This amazing diorama is his Sonderkommando Elbe - Luftwaffe deadliest mission 7th April 1945 when the Luftwaffe fighters began ramming Allied bombers.  This is a world class and very moving diorama.

Klaasjan Schuuring has done some very serious old school scratchbuilt detailing on his big detail rich 1/32 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon.  Klaasjan is a master at detailing and he has taken full advantage to the detailing possibilities available in 1/32 scale as you will see in his photos.

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is here with something you won't see very often.  This is his 1/48 Revell H-34 (CH-126).  Shawn finished his helo as a CFB Cold Lake base Flight Rescue bird back in 1970 for the current SAR Group Build on the ARC forums.  I'm impressed you pulled together all the markings for this one Shawn.....it looks great!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Junkers Ju 87G Stuka Exhausts from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Early Tail Stinger from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Static dischargers type used on MiG jets from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104G Starfighter Radome set from CMK.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-15UM resin cockpit set from Pavla. Models


Tuesday,  Apr 7   2015       
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Kit gets things started in style with this 1/48 MiG-21MF wearing DDR markings and camo from the time before Germany was unified.  Kit added an Eduard Brassin cockpit set to boost the detail to a very high level and then finished his MiG in a DDR camo that looks beautiful.

Vladimír Žucha got everything looking perfect on his 1/32 Pacific Coast Models Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIVc.  Vladimír improved his Spitfire and finished it off in a  great looking camo complete with full weathering to give it that busy operational look.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 5 Gallon Waste Oil Drain Tank from AerobonusThis is the perfect item to add to your diorama.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 RCAF D.H. Vampire decal sheet from Canuck Model ProductsThis decal sheet includes markings for Cougar squadron and City of Vancouver squadron with bat artwork on the nose.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37 Dragonfly Ejection Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoost Here's a product article for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Early Mustang Allison Engined Flared Exhausts from Ultracast Here's a product article for the Accurate Miniatures kit.


Monday,  Apr 6   2015

Easter Monday

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Vladimír Žucha has done a gorgeous job finishing and weathering his   1/32 Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109G-14.  Vladimír finished his 109 in Croatian markings for an aircraft at the end of the war using custom made decals.  I love the colors of the camo scheme on Vladimír's Croatian fighter.

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler has redone a model he built long long ago.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G Phantom #177, which he figures was his first 1/48 Phantom and now it is sporting a rare Phantom paint scheme from the Viet Nam war.  I always enjoy seeing Shawn's work and ARC and it is exciting to see one of his first models on the ARC homepage.  I'm glad Shawn saved this model and rebuilt it.  

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4 exhaust nozzles and arrestor hook from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 PV-1 Ventura Propellers w/tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Sunday,  Apr 5   2015

Easter Sunday

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

David “drhornii” Horn starts this very cool Easter Egg plane update with his Hasegawa P-51 Egg plane.  David built his Mustang in the markings of an actual Mustang he got to ride in.  Very cool David.

Wild Bill Bulek is here with his very amusing Hasegawa ANA Eggplane.   This one was trickier to build than it looks but bill pulled it on in grand style. The finished model looks excellent and very amusing.

Jon Whitmer has gone all out on his Hasegawa Fw-190D Egg Plane.  He detailed the cockpit and then dropped the elevators and gave it a full weathering job.  It looks very cool indeed.

Alvis 3.1 is here to finish off this Easter Egg update with his very amusing Tie-Egg.  Oddly enough this looks like it could have been an actual model from the Star Wars movie.  Too bad this kit is was limited production.

Saturday,  Apr 4  2015 

Senegal Independence Day


Friday,  Apr 3   2015

Good Friday

Easter Update!!!  If you have Egg Plane models you want to add to the Easter Sunday update....send them to me and I'll get them on ARC.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets things off to a good start today with his 1/48 Skunkworks HH-60H.  Shawn built this beauty with Eduard photo etch and finished it as a USN helo with HS-2 Tridents.  I love the way this one turned out.....the folded rotors look quite good.  I love seeing Shawn's models on ARC.

Mike Pattison is here with his very attractive 1/32 Revell Ju 88 A4 wearing one of those complicated looking North African camo schemes. Mike enhanced his Ju 88 quite a bit with excellent results including redoing all the rivet detail which must have taken many hours.  This one is a beauty.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16N engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4E Phantom II at Korat Part I decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 9 different 1/32 F-4E Phantom II from 388th TFW at Korat circa '68/'69 wearing SEA camo with Sharks Mouth and all are sporting artwork. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Lancaster B.1/B.III Air Intakes from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8 Crusader Canopy frames from Furball Aero DesignThis set includes decals for 2 Hasegawa F-8's. 


Thursday,  Apr 2  2015 

Falklands War Anniversary

Bernard Lapeyrie has done a stunning job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Zvezda Yak-3.  Bernard  added Eduard photo etch and then left the detailed motor all fully exposed to show off all his hard work and detailing.

Carmel J. Attard is here with his very attractive 1/72 Platz Lockheed T-33 in the markings for the Japanese Self Defense Force.  Carmel chose a bare metal finish which looks excelelnt on his T-33.  Carmel has kindly included photos of some of his other JSDF aircraft which you will also enjoy seeing.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 USAF Fighter pilot - Pressure Suit 1960 - 1975 from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.II Exhausts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot decal sheet from Balkan Models.  This new decal sheet includes decals for 8 aircraft in different colour schemes and national insignias from  Macedonian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Iraqi, Georgian and Russian Su-25.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Douglas DC-2 in "Civilian Service" model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.  This model kit includes marking for 6 different aircraft.


Wednesday,  Apr 1  2015 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

Luc Harvey gets things started today with his very nicely done 1/72 Bilek MiG-21 PFM.  Luc built this one out of the box and finished it with a flawless bare metal finish and Cuban Air Force markings from the busy days of the 1960's.  Seeing this models brings back memories.

Kostas Zervas is here with his 1/72 Airfix Fairey Battle wearing Hellenic Air Force markings and originally intended for the Greek Independence Day.  Kostas gave his Fairey Battle weathering and crew figures to complete the look of his Greek aircraft.  Very nicely done Kostas.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-24 Liberator Engines from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15 & MiG-15bis - gun barrels set from Master


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104G Starfighter Undercarriage set from CMKThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 AH-1S/F resin cockpit set with ammo bay from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the HobbyBoss kit.


Tuesday,  Mar 31   2015   
Carmel J Attard is here with one of the coolest bi-planes ever made.  This is his top notch 1/72 Octopus/Pavla Models Grumman J2F-5/6 in the markings for an aircraft from Argentina.   Carmel explains the history of this aircraft as well as the build process in his article.  and as a bonus he included photos of his other Duck models.

Neil Hulse built his beautiful 1/32 A-6E in the markings for the Intruder in the Hollywood movie "Flight of the Intruder".  This was a  tricky project and Neil had to make custom made decals to get her finished.  It's very cool to see the Intruder from this well loved movie.  Well done Neil.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Wheels and painting masks from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Soviet air force fighter pilot from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-101A/C Voodoo Antennas from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Typhoon/Tempest Seats from Ultracast.


Monday,  Mar 30   2015     
Vladimír Žucha is here with a very interesting 1/32 Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6.  This particular 109 was used by Slovak insurgents and they battled against clerical-fascist state collaborating with German forces.  The markings were custom made and this Messerschmitt was given a flawless paint job.

Gerd Wilcken joins us from Germany today with his excellent looking 1/144 Minicraft KC-135E.  Gerd's article tells the good and bad points of this Minicraft kit and how to improve things to get a first class model of this well known USAF tanker.  Gerd is a skilled modeller and his KC-135 looks fantastic in all it's 1/144 beauty.  This really is a scale with more and more highly detailed model kits to enjoy.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his eye catching Search and Rescue 1/48 Esci CH-118 Iroquois.  Shawn explains the history of the Huey in Canadian service and then goes one to show you pics of his excellent build from this classic kit.  Shawn was able to complete this CH-118 Iroquois with the use of Belcher Bits decals.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4B/ J/N/ S seat from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 BAE Hawk Mk.I Corrected Air Intakes from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Aeronca TG-5 USAAF model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 2 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mitsubishi F-1/T-2 weighted wheels from Royale Resin.


National Convention

Columbus, OH July 22 - 25

ARC Groupbuilds

Star Wars Group Build - ends May 4th 2015

StarFish Group Build - ends  March 1st 2015

Tiger group build - ends July1st 2015

Search and Rescue Group build (SAR) - ends July 1st 2015

The Shelf Queens Group Build - ends March 2014

Model Shows

Port Clinton, OH - May 30 2015 

Crystal Lake, IL May 30 2015


Fayetteville, NC June 5 - 6 2015


Warner Robins, GA June 6 2015


El Cajon (San Diego), CA June 6 2015


Santa Rosa, CA June 13 2015


Columbia, SC June 19 - 20 2015


Eagle River, WI June 20 2015


Branson, MO June 20 2015


Bremerton, WA June 27 2015


National Convention

Columbus, OH July 22 - 25

Spring, TX Aug 1 2015


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Roanoke, VA Aug 15 2015


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Hudson, MA Sept 13 2015


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Sharon, PA Sept 19 2015


Rapid City, SD Sept 19 2015


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Little Rock, AR Sept 26 2015


Covington, LA Sept 26 2015


Milpitas, CA Sept 27 2015


Wausau, WI Oct 10 2015


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Poughkeepsie, NY  Oct 17 2015


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