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Wednesday,  Dec 13  2017

Saint Lucia Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Straker65 joins us today with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Italeri F-21A Lion in the markings for a USMC jet.  Straker65 added a resin seat, resin engine and a metal pitot tube.  The gray camo was faded weathered and the panel lines shaded to give a very realistic look.  Stunning work Straker65 and welcome to ARC. 


Shawn “phantom” Weiler has done quite the fine job on the classic 1/72 Hobby Craft CC-108 Caribou.  Shawn tells about the good and bad points of this kit.  The markings are for a RCAF Caribou in UN service which is very cool indeed.  Nice work Shawn.


Athanasopoulos Panagiotis has done an amazing job painting and detailing his Hellenic 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II.  Panels are open and detailed and the cockpit is finished to a very high level.  The SEA camo looks excellent with it's darkened panels lines and 's aftermarket Greek decals.  Enjoy the photos, this one is a beauty.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Tuesday,  Dec 12  2017

   Beginning of Hanukkah (Festival of Lights) 

Kenya Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Dragan Cvetic is here for the Beginning of Hanukkah with his 1/72 Special Hobby Sud Aviation Vautour IIA finished in the markings for the Israeli Air Force.  Dragan upgraded the detail on the gun barrels and used aftermarket decals for the Israeli markings.  The panel line shading looks excellent.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler if here with a good looking pair of 1/48 CT-156 Harvard II (Texan II).  Shawn finished both of these trainers in Canadian markings using aftermarket decals.  Both models turned out looking very nice indeed....it's good to see these in RCAF markings.

Gerson Garcia joins us with his impressive looking 1/48 Academy Su-30MKV(MK2).  Gerson gave it a weapons load and the markings and camo for a jet from Venezuela.  I really enjoy seeing Gerson's models on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Nosecone correction kit from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104 exhaust nozzle early from  Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Monday,  Dec 10  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Andrea Pomettini has done a stunning job on the 1/72 Academy P-38J.  This P-38 has the sexy noseart for "California Cutie with a flawless weathering job.  The P-38 is a beautiful plane and this particular P-38 model is a treat to see here on ARC.  Truly impressive.

Dragan Cvetic added cockpit detailing to his tiny 1/144 Eduard MiG-21 Bis.  The attractive camo and markings are for the Zambian Air Force.  Dragan also darkened the panel lines for added effect.  I'm impressed what Dragan can do in 1/144 scale.

Victor Rene Carlos joins us today with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his great looking 1/72 Italeri Mil Mi-24 Hind.  Victor added weapons and finished it as a Russian Hind in brown/green camo which looks excellent.  I enjoy seeing Victor's models on ARC.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop.  This product is a Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch.  This tool is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 5 Speed Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 5 Speed tool).

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MC.202 exhaust stacks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Sunday,  Dec 10  2017

Constitution Day in Thailand

Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse   (1941)

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Supawat Putthitornworasit  is here to honour Constitution Day in Thailand with his 1/48 ESCI Bell 206B.  This is a rare old kit and the markings are the early livery for KASET Thailand which looks excellent.

Supawat Putthitornworasit also joins us on this special day in Thailand with his 1/72 Italeri Basler BT-67.  This is basically a DC-3 in Royal Thai Air Force 20th anniversary markings.  Quite the stunning aircraft.

BLACKEYES  is here to honour Constitution Day in Thailand 1/72 Revell Bell 205.  Blackeyes chose to finish his Bell 205 in Royal Thai Police markings using decals from Siam Scale out of Thailand.  A very good choice of markings.  It is good to see Blackeyes is always here to honour Thailand on this special day.

Supawat Putthitornworasit has done a beautiful job on his colourful 1/48 T-41D Mescalero/Cessna 172R wearing special anniversary markings for the Royal Thai Air Force.  I love the tail art on this little Cessna.

Supawat Putthitornworasit finishes off this special update with something very special.  This is his 1/72 Italeri UH-1N Twin Huey wearing "Royal Flight" Royal Thai Air Force markings.  I'm impressed by the markings on this Twin Huey. 

Saturday,  Dec 9  2017
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Friday,  Dec 8  2017
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Gerson Garcia has a passion for building aircraft from many different Air Forces.  Today he joins us with his 1/48 Italeri Mirage F1E (F1JA) in the markings of the Ecuadorian Air Force.  Gerson outfitted his Mirage with air to air missiles and a drop tank ready for it's next mission. 

Emre Tuzun is here with a very rare Wessex.  This is the 1/48 Revell Wessex Queen’s Flight with a bit of added scratchbuilt detailing.  A very interesting Royal Navy Wessex and I'm pleased to see it on ARC.. 

Thomas Brόckelt is here with his 4th version of the Lippisch P.01 on ARC.  Thomas has a love of rare and unique aircraft and his 1/72 Bird models Lippisch P.01-115 makes an excellent addition to his model collection.  This particular interceptor has jet and rocket engine for propulsion which makes it rather unique.  Thomas did a wonderful job on his latest model.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 BAE Systems Hawk 100 series Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38J cockpit set from Eduard Model Accessories.


Thursday,  Dec 7  2017

Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Bob Bartolacci starts today with his eye catching 1/48 Academy Su-27 Flanker.  Bob chose a Northern Russian Flanker from a Linden Hill decal sheet featuring a very attractive camo scheme.  Bob did a beautiful job building this one....I love it.


Dragan Cvetic is here with his flawless 1/72 Airfix Bristol Beaufighter.  Dragan built this Beau as a South African aircraft complete with a camera in the nose.  Dragan detailed the cockpit with seatbelts and finished it to a very high standard with gentle weathering. 


Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a very dynamic display of his 2 1/48 CT-133 Silver Stars in-flight with his CF-18.  This is quite the stunning display of these colourful RCAF jets.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles and Multiple Ejector Racks from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 PB4Y-2 Privateer Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Matchbox/Revell kit.


Wednesday,  Dec 6  2017

Finland Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Eric Hargett is here with his MiG killer 1/48 G.W.H. McDonnell Douglas F-15C as it appeared during the Desert Storm during the Gulf War.  Eric added aftermarket cockpit and exhaust sets as well as missiles before finishing it with aftermarket decals for a famous MiG killer from the Gulf War.  The camo scheme was lightened to give a sun bleached look and then a gentle weathering job to highlight the detail and beauty of this model.

Tigre del Aire is here from Colombia with something very rare today 1/72 Matchbox BF-109Z "what-if".  This project required quite a bit of scratchbuilding including the cockpit before it was given added guns and bombs and drop tanks.  Tigre del Aire has including a story to go with his very interesting BF-109Z.

Jose Antonio Bonola has taken a multi-media kit and created his good looking 1/48 Mi-17 Armada de Mιxico.  This is a rein and vacuformed kit which Jose added extra scratchbuilt parts to complete his model.  The markings are for a chopper in the Mexican Navy.  Impressive work Jose.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15 Eagle Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,  Dec 5  2017

Thailand National Day (H.M. The King's Birthday)

Russia - Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941)

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Supawat Putthitornworasit has done a beautiful job on his 1/72 Italeri Cessna 172 "Skyhawk".  This Cessna is finished in very colourful markings and looks fantastic.

BLACKEYES is here with his great looking 1/72 Revell/Hasegawa UH-72.  Blackeyes finished this rare chopper in Royal Thai Army markings.

Supawat Putthitornworasit joins us with his amazing 1/32 HPH AERO L-39ZA RTAF.   This L-39 is finished in a great looking camo scheme and "20th Anniversary" markings.

ThailandScale 48 has got everything looking perfect on his 1/48 Roden Pilatuc PC-6 B-2/H-4 Turbo Porter I love the markings on this PC-6.

Monday,  Dec 4  2017

  India Navy Day 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Gerson Garcia is here on India's Navy Day with his great looking 1/48 Kinetic Sea Harrier FRS.51Gerson built his Harrier out of the box with the kit decals and finished it with drop tanks and air to air missiles.  The finished model looks excellent in it's Indian markings. 

Chip Berseth has done a gorgeous job on his in-flight 148 Revell Spitfire "Dunkirk".  This is in fact a scene from the 2017 movie "Dunkirk" and features one of the Spitfires featured in the movie.  Chip expalins how he did the water and I'm quite impressed with his results with the water and the whole project.  I loved the movie and love seeing this Spitfire on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very colourful and beautifully shaded 1/72 Art Mmodel Su-25.  Dragan chose the markings from a Balkan Models decal sheet and did some added detailing to the cockpit and pitot tubes to further improve his model.  It's a treat to see Dragan's Su-25 today.

Here's a product article for the 8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool secures parts up to 8" long – Second largest Photo Etch Bender on the Market!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38 wheels with painting masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Sunday,  Dec 3  2017
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Saturday,  Dec 2  2017

Laos Proclamation of the Republic

United Arab Emirates National Day

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Friday,  Dec 1  2017

Central Africa National Day

Romania National Day

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Carl Jarosz is here with a stunning looking 1/32 Kitty Hawk T-28C Trojan.  This Trojan sports a great looking paint scheme with sexy noseart and just the perfect amount of weathering.  Carl explains the build process in very helpful detail that will assist you greatly if you build this kit.

Stephen Szrna joins us from Hungary with his 5th article on ARC.  Stephen has a passion for stealth aircraft and today he is here with his 1/48 HobbyBoss YF-23.  Stephen did a stunning job on his YF-23 and finished it in operational markings complete with a display base and USAF equipment and crew.  Click the link at the bottom of his article to see his other Stealth aircraft on ARC.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a rare little chopper in Canadian markings.  This 1/48 AMP HOS-3 (S-51) is not the best quality kit, but in Shawn's capable hands it does build up into quite a nice model.  It's cool to see this one on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.I/II wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Thursday,  Nov 30  2017

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day

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P.B. has done an amazing job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Freedom Models – X-47B UCAS.  P.B. created an operational version of the X-47B complete with internal weapons loads and detailed weapons bays.  P.B. has included a very convincing what-if article to go with his jet powered USN UAV.  P.B. builds some very interesting models.

Carmel J Attard joins us from Malta with his multi-media vacuformed 1/72 Sanger Piaggio Avanti P-180.  Carmel explains the build process is easy to follow wonderful detail and for his efforts he was rewarded with an exceptional model in very interesting Italian markings using custom made decals.  The design on the twin engined pusher executive aircraft is quite fascinating.  You make it look so easy Carmel.

Osvaldo Carrasco V. joins us from Chile with his flawless 1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader.   Osvaldo added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit and finished his Crusader in high viz markings with a mixed weapons load and just the right amount of weathering to high light the features of his jet.  Beautiful work.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Wednesday,  Nov 29  2017

Albania Liberation Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

JD is here with a very cool looking 1/72 Zvezda Sukhoi Su-37.  JD dressed up the details with plenty of work and skill.  For the camo scheme, JD chose the Japanese Ace Combat Simulator game camo which looks excellent.

Mike Muth is here with something very rare today.  This is his 1/32 Italian Nieuport 11 which Mike built by combining the A-Model Nieuport Bebe and Academy Nieuport 17.  This one was flown by an Italian ace and features some very interesting artwork.  Mike certainly got everything looking great on this complicated project, I love the look of it.

Mack Main joins us with his what-if article for his 1/72 Pioneer 2 Sea Fury. Mack tells the story behind this Sea Fury and I must say I enjoyed seeing his Sea Fury in Red Tailed markings.  Very cool read Mack.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre Intake Correction kit from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38M Lightning .50 cal Brownings and 20mm cannon tips with flash hiders from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf-109F cockpit from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Tuesday,  Nov 28  2017

Mauritania Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Leszek Szopieray joins us from Poland with his 3rd article on ARC.  This 1/48 Eduard MiG-21PFM is finished in Polish markings complete with a perfect bare metal finish and panel line shading.  He gave his MiG air to air missiles and a drop tank for it's interceptor role.  Very nicely done Leszek.

Gerd Wilcken is here today in style with his highly detailed 1/72 Revell Mil Mi-24 V (Mi-35).  This 1/72 kit has almost 300 parts and Gerd built it into a highly detailed model that shows off well with all the open panels.  The Czech Air Force markings feature big Tiger scheme noseart which looks fantastic.

Mike Regan is here with a wonderfully detailed write-up on building the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk.IMike tells the history of the early Spitfire and the features of this newer issued Airfix kit.  I found his article a fascinating read and his model is a beautifully done rendition of an early Spitfire.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 C-119 Boxcar, AC-119 Landing Gear Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Monday,  Nov 27  2017
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Gerson Garcia starts today with his excellent 1/48 Academy F-16A Fighting Falcon.  Gerson added scratchbuilt details and finished it with Chilean Air Force using aftermarket decals and quite the attractive camo scheme.  Beautifully done indeed.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with 2 of his recent 1/72 Hasegawa Neptune(s).  Each represents a very different selection of paint scheme and markings used by the RCAF.  An excellent choice in markings.

Dragan Cvetic has high regards for the 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29 9.12. He added cockpit details along with a pitot tube and finished in in a lo-viz Yogoslavian camo scheme.  Another flawless model by Dragan.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large from The Small Shop.  This tool set is the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large.  Use for removing larger pieces from the PE frets. Especially useful for Ship builders and Railroad hobbyists.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104 undercarriage wheels (early) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-106 Delta Dart weighted wheels (Late) from Royale Resin.


Sunday,  Nov 26  2017
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Saturday,  Nov 25  2017

Suriname Independence Day

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Friday,  Nov 24  2017
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Angelo M Picardo is here with a stunner.  This masterpiece is his 1/32 FLY Westland Wessex HC2 with Angelo's skilled scratchbuilt detail along with a flawless weather RAF camo scheme.  No doubt about it.....this must be an impressive sight in 1/32 scale.

Andri Sanjaya joins us from Indonesia with the latest addition to the Indonesian Air Force.  This is his 1/72 Academy F-16C 52ID gently weathered and set up with a proper weapons load for it's intended mission role.  It's a treat to see this special F-16 on ARC. 

Murad has taken the highly acclaimed 1/32 Tamiya A6M5 Zeke and finished it to a stellar level with his OOB build.  His painting and finishing beautifully compliments this exceptional kit.  I'm very impressed how well this Zeke looks.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B.534 wheels & spats from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Thursday,  Nov 23  2017        Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
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Richard Spreckley is here with his eye catching 1/48 Kinetic Su-33 Flanker D wearing blue Russian naval colours.  Richard added extra photos etch to dress up his Flanker and give it exceptional detail before finishing it with a beautifully shaded and weathered camo scheme.  I love the look of it.

Carmel J Attard has done a gorgeous job on his 1/72 Britavia Models Westland Dragonfly HR3.  This is a vac-u-formed kit with it's own special challenge, but the final model is a joy to see with it's delicate weathering and Royal Navy markings.  Read Carmel's article for the full story on the history and build process.  Carmel's models are always a treat to see on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-61 Black Widow Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Dragon/DML kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Pilot and Co-Pilot Seat from RESIN2DetailThis detail set is designed for the HK kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 22  2017

Lebanon National Day

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Victor De Jesus has pulled together a variety of aftermarket detail items and decals to create a flawless replica of one of the most loved F-14's...a Jolly Rogers Tomcat.  This is his 1/32 Revell F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers complete with a resin ejection seats and smaller detail items and a variety of decals to complete this beauty.  The Jolly Rogers Tomcat was a legendary aircraft and Victor's F-14 is a pleasure to see and I'm proud to have it on ARC. 

Shawn 'Phantom' Weiler has been busy recently and here are his Two 1/32 Kinetic CT-155 Hawks.  Shawn chose to build these in the standard training scheme and a commemorative scheme honouring a WWII Canadian Lancaster.  Both of these were built out of the box and in this big scale they do make a lovely sight.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 OH-58D Kiowa Exterior Detail Set from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the MRC/Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-25 Foxbat Pitot Tube (all versions except PD/PDS) from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MC.202 undercarriage bay from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Eduard kit.


Tuesday,  Nov 21  2017
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Sean Langley has climbed one of the Mt Everest in our hobby.  He completed the 1/48 Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.2 and did a darn fine job adding detail to it and produced a very worthy model from this very challenging old Airfix kit.  I'm very impressed Sean...it's a stunning Buc model.

Thomas Brόckelt joins us from Germany with his 1/72 Italeri RF-104G-1 Starfighter wearing German Luftwaffe markings.  Thomas scratchbuilt the special parts needed to create this very rare jet.  His finished model is a treat to see on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-6 Texan Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


Monday,  Nov 20  2017

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

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Gerson Garcia is here with his Mexican 1/48 Italeri F-5E Tiger II wearing special anniversary Tiger markings.  Gerson fitted his F-5 with training missiles and finished it in a great looking Mexican jungle camo scheme.  A sharp looking F-5 Gerson.

Charlies Rodriguez has done a stunning job detailing and weathering his 1/35 Academy AH-1WCharlies added some excellent scratchbuilt details and then got his Cobra looking flawless with a first class weathering job.  Amazing job Charlies.

Dragan Cvetic has captured the look of the Russian flanker perfectly with his 1/72 Trumpeter Su-27.  Dragan added extra detailing to the cockpit and a pitot tube.  His choice of the light blue camo gives his model the perfect camo for it's interceptor role with it's full load of air to air missiles.  This Su-27 is a treat to see. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set.  Make curved photo etch parts. Aluminum base makes rolling your parts easy!


Here's a product article for the 1/32 US 250lb bombs from Eduard Model AccessoriesThese were commonly used during WW2.


Sunday,  Nov 19  2017

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

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Saturday,  Nov 18  2017

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

 Anniversary of the first flight of the F/A-18 Hornet  1978

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Friday,  Nov 17  2017
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Didier Mayeur has done an impressive job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Italeri SR 71.  Didier added Eduard photo etch and then gave his Blackbird some amazing shading to create a stunning weathering effect.  Truly impressive work Didier..

Richard Briggs is here with 26 photos of some of the outstanding model on display at this year's AMPS Great White North Model Show in Ontario Regiment Museum in Oshawa.  There were some first class model on display...enjoy the photos.

Richard Briggs is here with 13 photos of some of the 1/1 scale armoured vehicldes on display at the Aquino Tank Weekend / AMPS Great White North Model Show.  The vehicles cover a wide variety of time periods.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38F cockpit set from  Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B-M (block tread 30) wheel set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Thursday,  Nov 16  2017
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Victor De Jesus is here with a gem that he restored.  This is his 1/32 Revell F-14A Tomcat VF-1 Wolfpack wearing new paint work and decals along with some new aftermarket detail items.  This is a great looking F-14 and Victor has photos of it with the wings in both positions.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-4 Skyhawk Nose Gear and wheel from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 15  2017

Brazil Republic Day

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Gerson Garcia is here on Brazil's Republic Day with his Brazilian 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M (AF-1) SkyhawkGerson chose a wavey camo scheme for A Brazilian Navy Skyhawk complete with drop tanks and missiles.  I love seeing Gerson's models on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Tomcat Fuel Tank Pylons from ZactomodelsThese are de4signed for the Tamiya kit.

 

Tuesday,  Nov 14  2017 
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Polly Singh has done a flawless job finishing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki 44 Shoki Type II HeiPolly tells the history of the Ace that flew this fighter as well as what he did to build this beauty and the very realistic looking base.  I loved seeing this model. 

Serge Dompierre is here with an exceptionally enjoyable article about his What-if 1/48 Hobbycraft A-4CN Sea Eagle.  This was a heavily improved Skyhawk used by the Royal Canadian Navy.  Enjoy his wonderful article....I sure did.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 R.A.F. Victor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.


Monday,  Nov 13  2017
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Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a full build article about his 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1D.  Floyd's real life experience with helicopters gives his article a fantastic insight into the finer details of building the 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1D.  The weathering and quality of this build if truly inspiring.

Gavin Parnaby joins us with his beautifully done 1/72 Skybirds '86 Supermarine Scimitar.  This is a  multi-media kit that Gavin built as a weathered Royal Navy bird complete with drop tanks and weapons load.  I really enjoyed seeing his Scimitar on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Toolis the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold.  This is the Revolutionary 5 Speed – Most features of any Photo Etch Bending Tool Ever.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  Nov 12  2017                    Remembrance Sunday 

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Saturday,  Nov 11  2017

Poland Independence Day  

  Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day    

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Friday,  Nov 10  2017

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

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Bill Arnold is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Buchon “Movie Star” which is a Spanish built Bf 109 as it appeared in the Battle of Britain movie in 1969.  I loved the movie when I saw it at the theater and it's great to see Bill's model of it on ARC.

Bob Leonard joins us with his 5th model on ARC and the first Lockheed T2V SeaStar on ARC.  This is Bob's 1/72 Sword Lockheed T2V-1 SeaStar in USN trainer markings.  It's a cool looking trainer and Bob's model captures the look of the real aircraft very well.  Beautiful work Bob, it's great to see it on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Tu-22 Backfire Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter Tu-22M2 & Tu-22M3 kit.


Thursday,  Nov 9  2017

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

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Artur Domanski joins us with his stunning 1/32 Tamiya A6M-3a Type 22.  Artur added some aftermarket items and finished his highly detailed Zero with an amazing paint scheme.  This one is perfection, thank you Artur.

Wednesday,  Nov 8  2017

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

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Gerson Garcia is here with his first model on ARC to honour the  Hellenic Air Force Day.  This is Gerson's 1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000 EGM built OOB in Greek markings.  This is one sharp looking Mirage 2000 and I'm excited to have more of Gerson's models on ARC in the coming weeks.

Victor De Jesus is here to honor special friends he served with.  This is his 1/35 Academy UH-60L Black Hawk in the markings of the 101st ABN AASLT Division.  Victor made up a custom decal for the nose and finished his chopper to a very high level....the interior looks great.  Excellent work Victor.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38 Lightning late armament from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-24 Liberator Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit


Tuesday,  Nov 7  2017    
No update today.

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Monday,  Nov 6  2017
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Peter Verlooy joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Esci F-104 G Starfighter in the famous Tiger Meet paint scheme from 1978.  Peter is known as Pete74 on the ARC forums and I'm excited to see more of his articles on ARC.  Beautiful work Peter.

Rodrigo AD joins us from El Salvador with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Bell UH-1H Huey with added aftermarket sets and a huge amount of scratchbuilt detailing to make thi s a truly exceptional model in El Salvador markings.  The noseart is a playboy bunny logo, very nice indeed. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is for rings, loops, grab handles and more.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 CBU-87 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model Accessories.  These CBU-87 (Cluster Bomb Unit) were introduced in 1986 and used in the Vietnam War and During Operation Desert Storm.

Sunday,  Nov 5  2017

 Guy Fawkes Day 

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Saturday,  Nov 4  2017

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
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Friday,  Nov 3  2017

Panama Independence Day

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with another of his airshow CF-18 and this is one of my favourites.  Shawn's 1/32 Academy CF-18A Hornet #68 is wearing the 2015 RCAF Battle of Britain anniversary using decals from Canuck decals.  Shawn dressed up the cockpit with a resin seat.  It's good to see this one in 1/32 scale.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Do 335 exhaust stacks from Eduard Model Accessories.


Thursday,  Nov 2  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Tolga άlgόr is here with his stunning 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 Mustang MK.1A.  This is an RAF Mustang with plenty of added detail thanks to various aftermarket sets and some skilled scratchbuilding by Tolga.  The cockpit detailing is exceptional as you will see in his photos and his weathering looks very realistic.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CBU-87 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model AccessoriesThese were used during Operation Desert Storm and during Operation Allied Force (NATO bombing of Yugoslavia). 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Vb Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 1  2017

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a spectacular job on the big 1/32 Tamiya Vought F4U 1a Corsair.   Klaasjan added extra detail to his magnificent Corsair using some Eduard sets and then completed his 'bent wing bird' using his excellent skill at weathering.  His finished model is a huge pleasure to see.  Enjoy all of his photos of this wonderful model.

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

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38 Lightning early armament cannon set from Master.


Tuesday,  Oct 31  2017                   Happy Halloween 
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Kit joins us with another of his stunning models wearing winter camo.  This is Kit's 1/48 Italeri Ju 87-B2 Stuka finished in a very accurate winter camo that shows the summer camo underneath the temporary winter camo.  This Ju-87 is perfect.  I love winter camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/44 KC-135 Stratotanker Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Monday,  Oct 30  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Dragan Cvetic as done a stunning job on his 1/72 AZ Model Super Mystθre B.2 in Israeli markings using Isradecal decals.  Dragan added drop tanks to finish off his Israeli jet.  Very nicely done indeed.

Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sniper ATP for Harrier GR.9 from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Friday,  Oct 27  2017

Saint Vincent and the Grenaidines Independence Day

Turkmenistan National Day

Ecuadorian Airforce Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here to give your Friday a big splash of colour.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic CF-18A Hornet, #67 finished in an airshow scheme that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the country of Canada.  Shawn gives the Kinetic Hornet good marks in most areas as he explains in his article.  I missed the airshow season this year, so it is a special treat for me to see Shawn's Hornet on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16 NSI small mouth Intake Correction Set from ZactomodelsThis resin intake is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels and Pitot Tube from Master.


Thursday,  Oct 26  2017

Austria National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Mack Main is here with his very enjoyable what-if article for his 1/72 Pioneer 2 Sea Fury.  This is a USN Sea Fury that looks great in the alternate markings, but his article is a treat to read....quite enjoyable. 

Wednesday,  Oct 25  2017

Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Thomas Brόckelt joins us from Germany with his exciting diorama of his 1/144 Amodel CL-215 Scooper taking off from a lake getting ready to fight a forest fire.  Thomas did some added detailing including dropping flaps and adding crew figures before creating his very realistic water diorama to display his water bomber.  Beautiful work Thomas.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-22 Raptor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 24  2017

Zambia Independence Day

On Saturday morning a rotten power pole directly outside my place fell over.  This power pole had 3 transformers on it....many hi voltage powerlines and the 1" fiber optic cable feeding internet to my building.  the fiber optic internet/phone cable was severed.  I will begin doing updates tomorrow on my laptop using my phone to provide a wifi hot spot.  My guess is my internet connection will not be repaired for a while.

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Monday,  Oct 23  2017
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Sunday,  Oct 22  2017
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Saturday,  Oct 21  2017

  Somalia National Day 

Trafalgar Day - Royal Navy Anniversary

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Friday,  Oct 20  2017
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Jose Antonio Bonola Osorio joins us with his first model on ARC today.  This is his stunning 1/48 HpH Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA with loads of detail including a highly detailed pilot and boarding ladder.  Beautiful work Jose and I'm excited to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 BAe Hawk T.1 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Thursday,  Oct 19  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a pair of his 1/48 Airfix CT-155 Hawk.  Both are beauties, but the camo'd Hawk is particularly cool in it's WW2 Lancaster bomber camo.  Thanks for sharing Shawn...I really enjoyed seeing these.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This resin set includes 6 highly detailed corrected 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons with detailed launching mechanisms on the undersides of all of the pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Meteor F.8 wheels with fenders & painting masks from  Eduard Model Accessories.  This set includes wheels with fenders & painting masks and is designed to fit the Airfix kit.


Wednesday,  Oct 18  2017
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Tuesday,  Oct 17  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Emre Tuzun is here with a lovely pair of 1/48 PM T-41D in Turkish Air Force markings.  This is the military version of the Cessna 172 and Emre has captured the faded paint scheme on these Turkish aircraft very well.  Beautiful work Emre.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 TSR.2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.


Monday,  Oct 16  2017
I'm doing a complete rebuild of the walkaround section.  The work will include all new webpages, larger thumbnail photos and a full archive system with photos for each walkaround.  Once this work is complete, then I will begin adding new walkaround photos.  I hope to have this work complete in the next 6 weeks.  

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Andrι Manzano is here with another of his gems.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B Super Tomcat with full weathering and Jolly Rogers markings.  The Tomcat is a beautiful aircraft and the weathering and finishing of this F-14 is flawless...I love how it looks.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX engine from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-3C Orion Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa and Revell kit.


Sunday,  Oct 15  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Saturday,  Oct 14  2017

Anniversary of X-1 Supersonic Flight - Oct 14 1947

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Friday,  Oct 13  2017

US Navy's birthday

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Thursday,  Oct 12  2017

Spain National Day

Equatorial Guinea National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Carmel J. Attard is here with the first An-14 on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Plasticart Modellbaukasten Antonov An-14 finished in East German markings complete with upper camo.  Carmel gives this kit a very good grade for fit and quality as you will see when you read his article about the building of his gem of a model. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This set includes detailed launching mechanisms  on the undersides of all of the pylons.  The kit includes 6 resin pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B exhaust from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 10  2017

Republic of China National Day 

Fiji National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Graham Symmonds has done a most spectacular job detailing and weathering his HMCS Sorel - 1/72 Revell Flower Class Corvette.   Graham combined many aftermerket detail items with his very skilled scratchbuilding skills to create this impressive Canadian Corvette.  Sit back and enjoy....this one is well worth checking out.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E/F Tiger II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the AFV Club kit.


Monday,  Oct 9  2017

Uganda Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Dirk Schenk is here today with a real South African beauty.  This is his 1/72 Frog Vampire FB.5. finished in the attractive livery of the South African Bumblebees aerobatics team.  This is the old Frog kit, which proves these older kits do build into fine looking models if given the correct amount of love from a patient and skilled modeller.  Beautiful work Dirk.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Extended Roller Set is the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XVI top cowl from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis item is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Sunday,  Oct 8  2017

Croatia Independence Day

India - Indian Air Force Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Saturday,  Oct 7  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Friday,  Oct 6  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with one of the few aircraft flown by the Canadian Army.  This is his 1/48 Model USA L-19E Bird Dog which is an older ill fitting kit that Shawn massage into a great looking model.  My attempt to build this model kit did not go as well.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 type 24 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Wednesday,  Oct 4  2017

Lesotho National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Emre Tuzun is here with his tiny and impressive 1/72 Italeri AB-204.  I particularly enjoyed the paint scheme Emre chose...Italy's SAR which looks excellent on this chopper.  I love the addition of the rotor tie down straps.  It is a special treat to see Emre's latest model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 PD-62-8 Pylons from Zactomodels The PD-62-8 pylons were often used on the Su-25. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,  Oct 3  2017

Germany National Day

  Iraq National Day 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Gerd Wilcken has done a glorious job improving the 1/72 Hobby Boss MiG-15UTI Midget.  He added resin seats and photo etch parts to improve the cockpit detail and then finished it in a beautifully weathered colorful paint scheme which all looks perfect.  This one is a beauty. 

Here's a product article for the 1/144 Boeing 720 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels and Pitot Tube from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Monday,  Oct 2  2017

Guinea Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Dragan Cvetic has done a lovely job on his detailing and weathering his 1/72 Trumpeter J-10ADragan found this kit challenging but with his skill and the addition of a photo etch set gave him a flawless model of this Chinese fighter.  It is a treat seeing this J-10A on ARC.


Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.T  his Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX top cowl late from Eduard Model Accessories This detail item is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Sunday, Oct 1  2017

  People's Republic of China National Day

Cyprus Independence Day

Nigeria Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

USA Nats 2016


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ARC Groupbuilds

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