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Tuesday,  Aug 4  2015

Burkina Faso National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

We drove to Nottingham and had a evening meal and liquid refreshments at an 800 year old pub called "The trip to Jerusalem" which was in business at the time of the Crusaders from long ago.  The bar maid was a Canadian and she gave us a tour of the secret beer cellars beneath the pub that are more like caves carved into the sandstone rock below the pub.  We headed 1 hour north to the village of Bamford in Derbyshire.  It's a quaint little village full of well kept stone houses.  We walked around and took photos of the various signs that featured our family name and had a snack at the "Bamford Bakery" which was next to the "Bamford Dentist" which was down the road from the "Bamford Church".  It is amusing to have a village featuring our family name.  We then drove for a number of hours to meet up with more relatives in Plymouth.  A wonderful night out with a tour of the port with a stop in a pub and a fine dinner to complete our very enjoyable stay in the port city of Plymouth.  Tomorrow we head back to London to prepare for our trip home to Canada.  We've driven 800 miles in the past week exploring the UK and I'm becoming quite comfortable driving on the other side of the road.

Tolga ULGUR is here today with his most recent masterpiece.  This is Tolga's 1/48 Dragon Junkers JU-88A4 in one of the more interesting camo schemes I've seen on a Ju-88.  Tolga added full but subtle weathering to his Ju-88 to complete the look of realism.  Check out the photos of the instrument panel and cockpit....amazing work.     


Jeremias Nicolas Luchina is here with something very unique.  This is his 1/48 Aconcagua AT-63 Pampa II with some added gearbay detailing and finished of in Argentine markings with an attractive camo scheme.


Fernando I. Moreno Villa has taken the older 1/72 Monogram F8F-1 Bearcat kit and with some careful work he has turned it into quite the fine looking Bearcat.  Fernando improved the simplistic cockpit with some scratchbuilt detailing and dropped the control surfaces and did other work to upgrade this older kit.  He then finished it off in a multi-shade baremetal finish.  


Monday,  Aug 3   2015    
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Andy Harsanto has done an amazing amount of detailing and scratchbuilding to create his 1/48 Hasegawa Hovering Harrier GR MK.7.  Andy was very careful to get the mechanical details correct as a Harrier would appear when hovering.  He goes into some very helpful details in his article explaining the process.    


Angelo M Picardo is a Paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service and today he is here with his very nicely done 1/72 Medicopter 117.  Angelo has access for a special boxing of this chopper in the Paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service markings and in his article there is a link where you can buy this model with these rare markings.  


Danny Braverman is here with his eye popping 1/48 Airfix Lightning F.6.  Danny used a resin cockpit with a flawless painting job to dress up his Lightning and then collected various decals to get a full set of the markings he wanted and the final topper is the paint and weathering job on this lightning.  Amazing.   


PHAN NGUYEN Hoang Nguyen joins us today with his second model on ARC.  This particular 1/48 Tamiya Skyraider A1-H is in South Vietnamese markings and features a full weapons load and one heck of a well done paint and weathering job.   


Sunday,  Aug 2  2015

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  Aug 1  2015

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation

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Friday,  July 31   2015    
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Thursday,  July 30  2015

Vanuatu Independence Day

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Mark Chen joins us today from Singapore with his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Block 30 “Arctic Bandit”.  Mark did some extra detailing and scratchbuilding and finished his Viper in the cool looking 3 colour paint scheme used in Alaska.   


Ray Hemenway has done a stellar job on his 1/28 Revell Triplane.  Ray finished his Tri-plane in the markings of the plane that Werner Voss lost his life in.   


Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his flawless 1/48 FM Vautour IIB.  Rafi finished this classic jet in Israeli markings.  I love seeing Rafi's latest model.


Wednesday,  July 29   2015    
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Yvan Vansteenkiste dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Belgium today with a  very special 1/32 Tamiya Greek F16 C.  Yvan used his high skill level to turn this into a  stunning model of a Greek F-16. 


Karl W Branson has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Tamiya Gloster Meteor F.3.  Karl had a grand time building his Meteor and added some scratchbuilt details and fixed a few things before finishing his Meteor in the classic late WW2 camo colours of the RAF.  No doubt about it this is one classy looking Meteor and beautifully finished.   


Maurizio Bressan joins us with his 1/48 Italeri USCG HH-60J Jayhawk.  This Jayhawk caused quite the stir on the ARC Discussion forums and today Maurizio is here to tell you about his attractive looking USCG Jayhawk and all about some of the super detailing he did to create it.


Tuesday,  July 28  2015

Peru Independence Day

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Scott Vomacka gets things going today with his attractive 1/48 Hobby Boss F/A-18C.  Scott did quite a bit of kitbashing on his Hornet as well as adding aftermarket goodies and finishing it off with Twobobs decals for the "Golden Dragons".   


Raul Corral has been busy doing a conversion on his 1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6/AS.  Raul finished his model with much skill and finished it in the markings for a Luftwaffe ace. 


Steve Eggers is here with quite the in-flight diorama of the MPC Incom T-65 X-Wing Fighter.  Steve provides some very interesting history on the X-wing which I know will be an interest to all you sci-fi fans out there.  Steve also goes into very fascinating detail about building this great looking X-wing fighter and it's Death star base.  


Monday,  July 27  2015

Korean War Armistice Date 1953

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Sunday,  July 26  2015

Liberia Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day

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Sunday,  July 26  2015

Liberia Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  July 25   2015  
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Friday,  July 24   2015  
Just a small update today....I'm getting ready for my trip to the UK to meet up my daughter for 10 days of touring around England....visiting relatives and seeing the sights.  She's returning from 7 weeks of volunteer work in Rwanda tutoring local business owners.

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Vince Pedulla of ModelerV Studios starts today's update with his 8th article on ARC.  Vince used the classic 1/48 AMT F7F-7N Tigercat to create his heavily weathered Korean war night fighter complete with it's weathered and worn away paint scheme.  Vince explains his very successful process to get these amazing results.....it really is quite fantastic how this weathered Tigercat looks.  I'm deeply impressed how well this Tigercat turned out.

Dragan Cvetic is here with something special today.  This is his 1/72 Mastercraft Su-20 with rescribed panel lines and added detailing in the cockpit and gear bays along with improved gun barrels.  Dragan then chose the attractive looking Egyptian camo scheme to finish his 'Fitter'.  Very nicely done indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25K wing pylons from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Thursday,   July 23  2015

Egypt National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

David Mielke starts today's update with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II.  David added some aftermarket decals with hi-viz markings and a sharks mouth to better show off the intake on this classic jet. David used a variety of weathering techniques to complete his USN A-7E.  I love the look of this one David and am excited to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

Mike Pattison has been very busy getting some eye popping detail added to his 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair.  Mike opened up one of the gun bays on the wings and added full detail and left the engine cowlings off to show off all the detail his model has to offer.  He finished all this off with full weathering to show what these planes endured during flight operations in the hot Pacific.  She's a beauty Mike.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk. lb Late Stabilizer from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lancaster Bristol Engines conversion set from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Kfz. 385 Opel Blitz wheel set (late 8-bolt type) from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Italeri/Tamiya  kit.


Wednesday,   July 22   2015 
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M.J. Gormley is back in great form with his stunning 1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning.  Mark gave his lightning an exceptionally well done bare metal finish and then chose a beautiful set of markings to complete this gem.  Mark also used a very effective technique for darkening the panel lines and he explains the process in his article.  It is a special treat to have Mark's Lightning on ARC.

Colin Latta joins us from Canada with his extensively detailed 1/48 Classic Airframes Dornier Do17Z-2. Colin added plenty of detail to the highly visible cockpit and then turned his attention to adding scratchbuilt detail to the gear bays and engines and other areas of his bomber including new gun barrels.  The Classic Airframes kits do offer interesting subjects with plenty of resin detail parts etc if you are a patient modeller with a bit of skill to complete the project.  Colin spent 1 year off and on building this beauty and his efforts were well rewarded......this is one very sharp looking Do-17.  Excellent work Colin. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoostThis 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 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from ZactomodelsEach sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.

Tuesday,  July 21  2015

Belgium Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Greg Kerry is here with a special scene from the mud and destruction of the Great War.  This is Greg diorama of a gun crew racing across the wasteland past a crashed 1/72 Revell Fokker DVII in an action packed moment.  Greg explains how he achieved the excellent results in his groundwork.

Burt Gustafson has done a top notch job on his 1/48 Hasegawa EA-18G Growler.  Burt added photo etch seatbelts and finished his Growler in the markings for a CAG jet with VAQ-130 Zappers with it's excellent looking tailart.  Nicely done Burt.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 German WW II bombs SC 1000 "Herrman" from CMK.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SIAI SM.82 resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla Models This detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Monday,   July 20  2015

Colombia Independence Day

USA Moon Landing  - First Human on the Moon  (1969)

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

George Athanasiadis is here from Greece with something very special today.  George is a painting Tech with the Greek Air Force and this 1/32 Academy F-16C is a scale model of the latest 1/1 aircraft George recently painted in a special 341 Sqn Anniversary scheme.  George has also included photos of the real jet being painted.  His model is exceptional....George is a very skilled painter in 1/32 or 1/1 scale.  Beautiful work George...it's a honour to see your 4th model on ARC.

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with one of the more attractive camo schemes from WW2.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Bf 109 E3 / 7 in a desert camo scheme from North Africa, which was a very effective paint scheme when you compare it to the local vegetation and soil.  Jens does beautiful work and this is his 64 model article on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27 wheels from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Exhausts from Ultracast.   This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Sunday,   July 19   2015
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Saturday,  July 18   2015  
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Friday,  July 17  2015

Iraq Republic Day

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Nat Krairojananan starts today in style with the newest version of the F-16.  This is his 1/72 Tamiya-Hasegawa F-16E Block 60 Desert Viper made from kitbashing the Tamiya and Hasegawa kits with plenty of extra skill to pull this whole project together.  This F-16 is finished in the markings for the United Arab Emirates complete with perfect wearing and a weapons load and drop tanks.  The conformal fuel tanks certainly change the look of the F-16.  I love the look of this U.A.E. F-16. 

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his 63rd model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262 B1a / U1 finished a a 2 seater night interceptor.  Jens did quite a bit of work on the cockpit and posed the canopy in the open position which shows off his detailing very well.  Jens did a wonderful job on the complicated camo on his 262....it look perfect. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 110 C/ D main undercarriage wheels from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet exhaust nozzles - closed from Aires.


Thursday,   July 16   2015 
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Paul Bica starts today with his first article on ARC with a very interesting model of a vehicle from over 100 years ago.  This is Paul's 1/32 Eddie Models Coanda 1910 Sled.  This sled was used by Russian royalty for motor-sled races.  Paul's model captures this odd little sled beautifully and the snowy diorama base completes the look perfectly with the utmost realism.  Welcome to ARC Paul.

Eduard Boxem is here with his 6th model on ARC.  This is Eduard's 1/32 Italeri Lockheed F-104G Starfighter finished to a very high standard to represent a Royal Netherlands Air Force Starfighter that was lost in 1964.  Eduard included the history of the Dutch 104's along with the tragic story of this particular jet.  Eduard is a skilled modeller and I know you will enjoy seeing his big F-104.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lancaster Bristol Engines conversion set from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sukhoi S-37 cockpit set from NeomegaThis detail set is designed for the Italieri/Revell/Zvezda kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fire drums and buckets from Aerobonus.


Wednesday,  July 15   2015  
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David Mielke starts today with his 8th article on ARC,  This is his beautifully finished 1/48 Hasegawa F-4B Phantom II is wearing the markings for a MiG killer CAG jet with VF-51.  David has a  passion for the Phantom and it is a special treat to see this one on ARC.

Carmel J. Attard is here with a special post war Royal Navy trainer in it's bright paint scheme.  This is Carmel's 1/72 Pegsus Boulton Paul Sea Balliol T.21 modified into the naval version and finished with quite the eye catch hi visibility paint scheme.  Carmel's work on this Sea Balliol T.21 is flawless and a joy to see.  This was a rare plane and an even more rare model.  Thanks for sharing Carmel. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk. V Exhaust 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 1/35 OH-58D Kiowa Exterior Detail Set from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the MRC/Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P2V-7 Neptune resin cockpit set from Pavla Models This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Revell kit.


Tuesday,  July 14  2015

France National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Mike Pattison is here with his eye popping detail rich 1/32 Dragon P-51K.  Mike added seatbelts to the cockpit and dressed up the engine with scratchbuilt detailing.  Then to pull the whole project together, Mike gave it a foil finish and a full weapons load and colorful markings for the famous "Yoxford Boys" with the USAF during WW2.  Beautiful work Mike.

Tolga Ülgür dropped by the ARC Corporate Offices in Turkey with his sharp looking 1/48 Kinetic F-5A Freedom Fighter.  Tolga dressed up the detail in the cockpit with a new instrument panel and ejection seat and then finished it all in a great looking camo for a Turkish jet with just the perfect amount of weathering.  I love how this F-5 looks.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-17PF gun barrels & Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Imperial Japanese Naval Bombs 50kg from CMK.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Radiator from Ultracast This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Monday,   July 13   2015 
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Mark L. Rossmann gets things started with his Phantom from the Land of the Rising Sun.  This is Mark's "Far East Phantom" 1/48 Hasegawa F-4EJ kai with special markings that include a sharks mouth and tailart.  Mark tell the history of these upgrade Phantoms with their enhanced capabilities.  Beautiful as always Mark...this is your 54th article on ARC..

Kees Kuyper is here from the Netherlands with his "what-if" 1/72 KLM Oostzee Osprey.  It's good to see the Osprey in civilian service.....I love it.  Kees tells the full story in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21BIS exhaust nozzle 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 1/48 Instrument Decals for US Navy Aircraft from airscale.  This decal sheet gives you a vast selection of individual instruments for F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, F6F Hellcat, TBM Avenger, SBD Dauntless and common to most USN / USMC types


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5F/N Defenders of the Conch Republic  decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This new decal sheet features 7 adversary F-5's with the US Navy Adversary program. 


Sunday,  July 12  2015

Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day

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Saturday,  July 11  2015

Mongolia National Celebration Day

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Friday,   July 10  2015

Invasion of Sicily - Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Greg Kerry (chinagreg) starts today with his 1/144 Academy F-14 posed in a carrier deck diorama complete with tractors and crew figures.  Greg has a flare for action packed diorama scenes and this one is beautifully done and very cool to see.

Jens Gerber is here with his 1/48 Dragon Fw 190 A5 / U12 in a very eye catching paint scheme.  This 190 is from the middle of the war and Jens gave it some added details and then did an excellent job on the painting.  I love the look of this white tailed 190.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21BIS 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 1/72 DFS Weihe / VT-3 Vázka model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 8 gliders.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 No.352 RAF Squadron decal sheet from Balkan Models.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 8 different 1/48 Spitfires with No.352 RAF Squadron (Yugoslav pilots).  


Thursday,  July 9  2015

Argentina Independence Day

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S K Loh did quite a bit of work rebuilding his 1/72 Sepecat Jaguar GR3.  The markings he chose were for an RAF bird complete with "The Saint" logo on the tail using custom made decals.  I'm quite impressed with the amount of work that was put into this model.

Kim Hunn Tae is here with his first article on ARC.  This is the 1/32 UH-72A Lakota in US Army markings for a medievac chopper with excellent detail.  Welcome to ARC Kim Hunn Tae...it is a beautiful 1/32 UH-72A Lakota. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Adjustable mechanic seat from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-28 Trojan wheel bays from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SAAB J35E Draken resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Revell kit.


Wednesday,  July 8   2015  
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Carmel J. Attard starts today with a very interesting model.  This is his 1/72 Project X Maintrack Hangar Productions Northrop A-9A, which is the aircraft that competed with the A-10 Warthog.  The A-10 was chosen over the A-9A.  This is vac-u-formed kit and Carmel got the whole amazing project built and completed in 1 week to a very high standard.  Carmel tells the history of this little known aircraft as well as what was involved to pull this fascinating project together.  Thanks for sharing Carmel....your article was a very enjoyable read.

Ian Foulkes joins us with his 4th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Pr Mk Ia that he built with the Pavla conversion set.  Ian explains the process to create his sharp looking photos recon Spitfire with some added pointers to build your model correctly.  Ian finished off his Spitfire with weathering including exhaust stains and chipped paint to complete the look of this photo recon gem.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 SBD-3 Dauntless Engine from QuickBoost.   This 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 F-14 Tomcat Fuel Tank Pylons from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-17A/P/F gun barrels & Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Imperial Japanese Naval Bombs 250 kg from CMK.


Tuesday,  July 7  2015

Solomon Islands National Day

  Terrorist Subway attacks in the UK July 7 2005 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Thomas Brückelt is here with his second article on ARC.  This is his what-if 1/100 Plasticart Tu-95TJ "Thunderbear" modified in a variety of ways using a combination of kit bashing and scratchbuilding.  It's a  good looking Bear that is a very creative design.  Very cool project Thomas.

Frederic Cottin joins us with something to make the Tomcat fans smile.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat IRIAF in the last air superiority camo, which is quite the good looking scheme.  It's good to see this Tomcat on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-28 Trojan cockpit set from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 U.S. Army aircraft mechanic WWII - Pacific theatre from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Radiator with Dust Filter from Ultracast This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Monday,  July 6  2015

Comoros Independence Day

Malawi Republic Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Carmel J. Attard gets things fired up today with his 1/72 Frog M.S.406 finished in Rising Decal's Croatian markings from WW2.  Carmel tell the history of these Croatian Ms 406's in Croat AF service and Partizan AF service.  It's a fascinating history from these dark days during the second world war.  His model is built from the old Frog kit, but Carmel has the skill and passion to turn these older kits into remarkable scale models. 


Ian Buick joins us in style with his 1/72 Revell Typhoon FGR.4 in No. 3 (Fighter) Squadron, Royal Air Force markings.  Ian has a talent for building the Revell Typhoon and you will see that when you view the photos of this beauty.  Ian gave his Typhoon a full weapons load to show the ability of this amazing jet.  This is Ian's 15 article on ARC and I always enjoy seeing his latest model on ARC...he does great work.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21 wheel wells 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 1/48 Fokker D.VII Part decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This decal sheet features four different Fokker D.VII's.  This is Part 4 of  a series dealing with the Fokker D.VII in German markings from June 1918 to November 1918. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 JAS-39C Gripen cockpit set from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 FOD Drums from Aerobonus.  You have a choice or 3 different paint options and the decals are included for each option.


Sunday,  July 5  2015

Cape Verde National Day

Venezuela Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  July 4  2015

United States of America Independence Day

Rwanda Liberation Day

    Happy 4th  to all the American ARC'ers 

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Dragan Cvetic starts this special July 4th update with his stunning looking 1/48 Revell SB2C Helldiver.  Dragan is a master at weathering and you can see that on his beautifully weather Helldiver.  Dragan has high praise for this Revell kit.  Beautiful work Dragan.

Shawn phantom Weiler joins us on this 4th with his USMC 1/48 Hasegawa F-4S Phantom #178Shawn built his Phantom mostly OOB and finished it off with MAW decals for a USMC bird with VMFA-232 "Red Devils".  This is a perfect addition to this special update....well done Shawn.

Friday,  July 3  2015

Belarus Independence Day

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Thursday,  July 2   2015  
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Wednesday,  July 1  2015

Burundi Independence Day

Canada  Day

Rwanda Independence Day

    Happy Canada Day to all the ARC Canucks 

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Shawn phantom Weiler starts this special Canada day update with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet, #63Shawn modified his Canadian Hornet to replicate an airshow CF-18 that flew with this Battle of Britain 75th anniversary scheme.  Shawn explains the mods he did to replicate this aircraft which is painted up to look like one of the few from that hot summer or 1940.  Happy Canada Day Shawn.

Harv has a sharp looking 1/72 Italeri FWSAR C-27J Spartan wearing a Canadian SAR scheme.  Harv used a combination of decals from Leading Edge and other sources to pull this attractive project together in 3 short days.  I love the look of it.   Happy Canada Day Harv.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Hunter Air Brake from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Intake Correction Set from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 German WW II aircraft torpedo LTF 5b from CMKThis torpedo would be suitable for the Ju-88.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Typhoon single seater resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Tuesday,  June 30   2015  
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Andre Mimizu joins us today with his 5th article on ARC.  Andre combined various kits to create his 1/72 Focke Wulf P222.004 Schnellbomber (combo build) which is a design that never got off the drawing board with the Luftwaffe during WW2.  It's impressive how Andre was able to pull together this project from drawings.....it looks very realistic.

Kep Ar used a veriety of aftermarket items to create his highly detailed 1/72 Fujimi MIG-21 MF.   The camo and markings are for an Angolan Fishbed complete with a  full weapons load and a flawless weathering job including faded paint.  This is Kep Ar's 4th article on ARC and I look forward to seeing his next model on ARC when it is done.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 JAS-39 Gripen Wheel Bay set from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 1000 Lbs Handtruck from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-17PF gun barrels & Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Exhausts from Ultracast This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Monday,  June 29   2015
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Zhe Zheng is here with his 4th article on ARC.  I pleased to show you his 1/72 Tamiya Hs-129 finished in the very attractive winter camo including fill weathering for exhaust stains etc.  I love the look of winter camo on Luftwaffe aircraft. 

Konstantinos Vergos joins us with his stunning 1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000 EGM.  Konstantinos used a variety of aftermarket sets from Eduard to add detail and accuracy to the cockpit, engine, landing gear and bays.  Konstantinos added a pitot tube and a full weapons load then gave his Mirage a first class paint job with a subtle weathering job.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 IAB-500 imitation atomic bomb from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models,


Here's a product article for the 1/32 BF 109G-10 cockpit set from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 U.S. Army Aircraft Mechanic WWII - Pacific theater from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MBV2S target tow pod w. Lansen pylon from Maestro ModelsThis pod was used on the SwAF J29 Tunnan and J32 Lansen plus Swiss AF Hawker Hunter and F-5F Tiger. 


Sunday,  June 28   2015 
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  June 27  2015

Djibouti National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Friday,  June 26  2015

Madagascar Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Burt Gustafson gets things started this Friday with his great looking 90th model here on ARC.  Burt built his 1/48 Hobby Boss FJ-4 Fury as the later bomber version complete with a full weapons load and the hi viz markings that were common for this time period.  Burt builds a large variety of aircraft and it's good to see his Fury on ARC to join his other 89 models.  Well done Burt.

Harv is here in a big way with his RCAF Lancaster x2.  Harv built both of these Lancs in honour of Kenneth Lussier DFC.  Harv did a splendid job on both of these big beauties and he has provided some history behind the aircraft.  I quite enjoyed seeing these Lancs by Harv.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Rocket launcher B-8M1 and loading cart from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Stummel Habicht "6 or 8 Metre Wingspan" version Single-Seat Aerobatic Glider model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-21bis wheel bays + wheels from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.


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

National Convention

Columbus, OH July 22 - 25

Spring, TX Aug 1 2015


Crystal Lake, IL Aug 2 2015


Roanoke, VA Aug 15 2015


St. Louis, MO Sept 12 2015


Arlington, TX Sept 12 2015


Reno, NV Sept 12 2015


Hudson, MA Sept 13 2015


Orlando, FL Sept 18 - 20 2015


Sharon, PA Sept 19 2015


Rapid City, SD Sept 19 2015


Carlisle, PA Sept 19 2015

Leavenworth, KS Sept 19 2015


Little Rock, AR Sept 26 2015


Covington, LA Sept 26 2015


Milpitas, CA Sept 27 2015


Wausau, WI Oct 10 2015


Cincinnati (Sharonville), OH Oct 10 2015


Wichita, KS Oct 10 2015


Poughkeepsie, NY  Oct 17 2015


Salisbury, NC Oct 17 2015


Nashua, NH Oct 18 2015

Fort Snelling, MN Oct 24 2015


Murfreesboro, TN Nov 7 2015


Deerfield Beach, FL Nov 14 2015


Columbia, MO Nov 14 2015


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