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Wednesday,   Feb 29  2012 
Angelo M Picardo is here with his BIG 1/16th Tiger 1.   This particular Tiger 1 started life as an RC toy and was redone and super detailed by Angelo using all scratchbuilt pieces to represent a Tiger 1 as it may have appeared during the battle of Kursk.  Angelo added battle damage to the armour and gave his Tiger 1 a full weathering job.  The RC parts still function much to his cats dismay and the gun even fires BB's........gotta' love that.   Thanks for sharing Angelo.....your Tiger 1  started my day with a big grin.

Phillip Roache has gone to town on his 1/35 Trumpeter ASLAV-25 (phase 3).  It is detailed to a great degree and then finished off as an  Australian version.  Have a close look at the photos.....you will not be disappointed. 

Here's a product article for the 1/35 Grill Mesh for Tamiya Tiger I's from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Cromwell A.R.V (Armour Recovery Vehicle) conversion set from from from Legend Productions.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 TIGER II Side skirts & fenders from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Monday,    Feb 27  2012

  Dominican Republic Independence Day 

Douglas Conrady gets things started in style with two excellent looking models.  These are his 1/35 Tamiya Sherman & Tamiya Pazner IV.   These are 2 of Toms early models and both of them turned out looking excellent and I particularly like the look of the camo on the Panzer IV.

Stevie Murray is here with another piece of British armour.  This is his 1/76 CMSC Sultan Armoured Ambulance complete with full weathering and markings from the UNPROFOR vehicle based in Bosnia 1990's. 

Here's a product article for the 1/35 US Jersey Barrier set (Narrow type) from DEF.Model

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tentage + Bedrolls 3 accessories set from Black Dog

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the  1/35 Panther Ausf.G Jagdpanther Part.1 Basic detial set from Passion Models. 

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Sunday,    Feb 26  2012

  Kuwait Liberation Day 

Saturday,   Feb 25  2012

  Kuwait National Day 

Friday,   Feb 24  2012

  Estonia National Day 

Serge Dompierre get things started today in style with his big and mean looking  1/35 Tamiya Jagdtiger VI SDKFZ 186 ausf A.  Serge built this gem way back in 1974......wow.....I'm impressed by that when I consider the damage I was doing to models back in 1974.  It's always a  treat seeing Serge's models on ARC......his work inspires many people I'm sure.

Stevie Murray is here with another piece of British armour.  This is his 1/76 Revell/CMSC Warrior ARRV.  Stevie used the Revell kit chassis and the CMSC conversion set containing new hull and relevant equipment and then finished it off as an UNPROFOR vehicle from Bosnia.

Angelo M Picardo joins us with his outstanding 1/35 Academy M551 Sheridan.  Angelo loaded his Sheridan with plenty of gear and then gave it some weathering for a tank operating in Vietnam.  Wow....I love the look of the weathering on his US Army Sheridan.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 SdKfz 234 Wheel Set #2 from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. J No.3 Schurzen Rails from Royal Model.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Modern Iraqi T-55 Enigma MBT conversion set from Voyager Model.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Thursday,  Feb 23  2012

  Brunei National Day 

  Guyana National Day 

Wednesday,   Feb 22  2012 
Lawrence Aphoy has done a stunning job on his 1/35 Trumpeter M1A1 Abrams w/mine plow.  Lawrence has included pics of his Abrams in a eye popping street scene diorama he created.  Wow enjoy the photos.  This one looks more realistic than the real tank.  Amazing work Lawrence.

Larry Eckard has captured the look of the Stryker very well with his 1/35 AFV Club Stryker.  Larry elevated the gun to show what this vehicle can do and then he finished it off with weathering and dry brushing to better show of the wonderful detail on his model and give it a more realistic look. 

David Walker has super detail his 1/35 Tamiya King Tiger with a combination of aftermarket items and scratchbuilt parts.  David added a metal gun barrel and individual metal track links and Zimmerit.  Finer details such as wires and cables and hatch handles were done with different sized wire and fine solder.  He then weathered his King Tiger with washes and chalks to get the look just right.  Very nicely done indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 US Jersey Barrier set (Wide type) from DEF.Model.

This accessory set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Soviet 37mm Tank Barrel for B-3, BT-2 from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 T-54 1949 Conversion set from Legend Productions.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.

Monday,    Feb 20  2012
Douglas Conrady gets things started today in style with his big menacing 1/35 Tamiya Jadgpanther.  Douglas did an expert job getting the Ardennes/Winter camo looking just right....wow this monster looks great.  Beautiful work Douglas.

David Hawkins has been working long hours adding detail and gear to every area of his 1/35 Tamiya M1036 Tow HUMVEE.  David did a large amount of scratchbuilt detailing and then added extra gear to all areas of his Desert Storm HUMVEE and then followed all that up with dusty desert weathering.  The finished model looks very realistic and the amount of gear and detail really has to be seen to be appreciated....enjoy the photos.

Greg Kerry is here with his great looking Russian tank.  This is his 1/35 Dragon IS2 tank & Tamiya Russian Tankers in a diorama setting from the Russian front during WW2.  Greg used a very successful technique for painting his IS2 tank and he explains the process in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 Leopard 2A5/6 photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 German Distance Rear Lights from CMK Czech Master Kits.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tentage + Bedrolls 2 from Black Dog.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Saturday,   Feb 18  2012

  Gambia Independence Day 

Friday,   Feb 17  2012 
Arthur Filippis has been busy getting everything looking just right on his 1/35 Tamiya Tiger I "Late Version".  Arthur found an easy way to add Zimmermit to his Tiger by using a product from Cavalier Productions.  Once painted, he used MIG weathering powders to complete the weathering and give his tank a very realistic looking dirty look.

Stevie Murray joins us today with his great looking 1/76 CMSC Sultan ACV.  This piece of British armour is wearing the markings from it's mission when it was an UNPROFOR vehicle.  Stevie gave it a full weathering job to resemble a command vehicle on the field.  It's cool to see one of these......I've never seen this type of vehicle before.

Angelo M Picardo has done a stellar job improving the 1/35 Italeri M-24 Chaffee.  Angelo used individual track links from Friul Modellismo and removed the side plate to show off those wonderful track links.  He also upgraded the machine guns and gave it a proper and very realistic weathering job.  The result is a model that does justice to the Chaffee.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 SdKfz 234 Wheel Set #1 from Alliance Model WorksThis set includes 9 wheels.....8 with brake drums and a spare wheel/tire with no brake parts behind the wheel.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Small animals 1 (insects) from Voyager Model.  Included in this set are dragonflys, butterflys, flys, beetles and spiders and spider webs. 

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Here's a product article for the 1/35 M1025 Humvee Part 1 detail set from Royal ModelThis detail set includes interior and exterior parts for the Tamiya Humvee kit.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Thursday,  Feb 16  2012

  Lithuania National Day 

Wednesday,   Feb 15  2012

  Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942) 

  Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije) 

Larry Eckard is here with a very impressive display of his 1/35 Tamiya Dragon wagon with his 1/35 Academy M4A3E8 " Easy Eight" and a 1/35 Tamiya M5A1 Light Tank.  Larry's models are outstanding and I look forward to seeing more of this models on the ARC sites in the future.  Beautiful work Larry.

Alkis Paraskevopoulos is here with his North African diorama called Near the ruins.  In this scenes Alkis has used the 1/35 Tamiya jeep with the detail items to complete the scene and then added some ruins and 2 figures to tell the story.  The weathering is flawless and I noticed the gear in the jeep is the type of gear you would expect in a desert environment.  I love the way it looks.

Juan Jesús Moreno has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/35 Tamiya T-34.  Juan chose a winter camo complete with rust and weathering.  Everything looks perfect and this tank appears ready to roll into battle........it's very realistic looking.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 IDF Sho't Kal '1982' Conversion kit from DEF.Model.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 T-54 Spider Road Wheel set from Legend Productions.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/20 US Army 1/4-Ton 4x4 photo etch detail set from FineMolds. 

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Saturday,   Feb 11  2012

  Iran - Anniversary Revolution 

Friday,   Feb 10  2012 
Austin Kennedy is here with something very special today.  This is Austin's 1/72 Trumpeter M1126 Stryker all decked out with slat armor from Eduard.  Austin did a stunning job getting the slat armour looking perfect and then he dressed up with Stryker with perfect looking camo and weathering and as  a icing on the cake he has displayed it in a scene from the battle zone with figures.  Wow I love how this diorama looks.

Charlie Arsenault is here with his first tracked model and I'm honoured to see it on ARC Armor.  This is Charlie's 1/35 Dragon Jagdpanther (early type).  Charlie added a Zimmerit coating to the hull with "Elmer's" wood filler. The tracks are all individual track segments which gives excellent results as you will see in his photos.  This is a fantastic looking Jagdpanther.

Stevie Murray joins us today with his 1/76 Hinchcliffe FV432.  The FV432 is a well known British APC and Stevie finished his in the white paint for a UNPROFOR vehicle in the former Yugoslavia and he even gave it some added weathering to dirty it up a bit.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 Resin and Photo Etch Park Bench from Alliance Model Works

This diorama item is available directly from Sprue Bros


Here's a product article for the 1/35 British Armored Divisions WWII Northwest Europe decal sheet from Accurate Armour.

This decal sheet is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/35 M1070 tractor and M1000 trailer model kit from Hobby Boss

This model kit is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Wednesday,   Feb 8  2012 
Angelo M Picardo has got the camo looking just right on his 1/35 Italeri Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma.  Angelo added an aftermarket gun barrel for his Puma and then arranged it on a diorama base with figures and other details to bring his model to life. 

Garry Hill is here with something I've never seen before.  This is his 1/35 M20 Armored Utility Vehicle.  Garry added extra details and antennas and then finished it off with carefully applied weathering.  It's a cool looking vehicle.....nicely done Gary.

Ian T.M. Holahan has done an exceptionally fine job adding battle damage and weathering to his 1/35 Tamiya Panther Ausf. G.  Ian added aftermarket items to get the perfect look for his Ardennes campaign Panther.  I love the camo scheme on this Panther.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 pre-painted Kitchen Accessories photo etch from Eduard Model Accessories.

This photo etch set is available directly from Sprue Bros.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Modern equipment set 2 from Pro Art Models.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Russian 152.4mm M10S Tank Barrel for KV-II from Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Tuesday,  Feb 7  2012

  Grenada Independence Day 

Monday,    Feb 6  2012

  New Zealand Waitangi Day 

Rick Reinbott gets things fired up today with a very attractive looking 1/76 Airfix Panzer IV.   Rick's Panzer IV is an older kit sporting a very cool looking striped camo.....Rick provides a link in his article where he found this camo.  It's a very cool looking camo.....I love it.

Serge Dompierre is here with a British tank and this one is a beauty!!!  This is his 1/35 Tamiya MBT Vickers Challenger Mk-1 built out of the box with just the perfect amount of weathering to bring this MBT to life..

Here's a product article for the 1/35 K9 R.O.K Army SPH detail set from DEF.Model.

This set gives you 134 Resin Parts, 1 PE and a brass coil.  These parts are designed for the Academy kit and permit you to make an accurate Republic of Korea Army Self Propelled Howitzer.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Bros


Here's a product article for the  1/35 Series:1 German OVM Clamp Set (Early Type) from Passion Models

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Panther Ammo Boxes from Black Dog

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com


Feb 5  2012

  San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

Feb 4  2012

  Sri Lanka Independence Day 

Friday,   Feb 3  2012 
Serge Dompierre starts off today in style with his 1/35 Peerless Max White M3 scout car.  Serge built his scout car mostly out of the box and finished it off in Canadian markings.  Very nice indeed.

Angelo M Picardo has done an outstanding job on his 1/35 Tamiya M-60A1 Reactive Armour.  This is an upgraded M-60 from the Gulf War back in 1990 and Angelo added gear to the exterior and an extra figure to bring his M-60 to life.  You must check out the weathering job he did on this tank.....it is amazingly well done.

Stevie Murray is here today with his 1/76 CMSC Saxon ARV.  This particular vehicle is in the markings for a Bosnia in the 1990's as part of the UNPROFOR Mission.  It's an interesting vehicle and I've never seen one before......it pretty cool to have it on ARC.  Nicely done Stevie.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 Small Resin Diorama Base "Some Cover" from Alliance Model Works.

This resin diorama base is available directly from Sprue Bros.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 German Panther Commander #2 (w/2 heads) resin figure from Alpine Miniatures.

This resin figure is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Modern military & civilian hanging backpacks from Pro Art Models.

These resin backpacks are available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Wednesday,   Feb 1  2012

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003  

Ahmed Kanawati gets today's update started with his 1/35 Academy M113.  Ahmed added extra detail to his APC and then finished it off in the markings for the Lebanese Army.  The rear ramp is down and the interior looks fantastic.

Gabriel Zvulun joins us with the classic 1/35 Academy M151A1 MUTT from the Vietnam war.  Gabriel added extra gear and finished it all off with a weathered dusty dirty look.  I love the look of the weathering. 

Michael Johnson joins us with his stunning diorama of the 1/72 Trumpeter 128mm Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H) "Sturer Emil".  Mike got the gun looking perfect and then used Celluclay for the diorama base complete with added diorama accessories.  Looks fantastic Mike.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 M60 Family detail set from DEF.Model.

This pre-painted photo etch set from Eduard is available directly from Sprue Bros.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 U.S. Water Buffalo LVT-4 (Early version) detail set from E.T. Model.

This detail set is available directly from Lucky Model.com.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Exclusive Edition Sd.Kfz. 138/2 Hetzer detail set from  Aber.

This detail set is available directly from Hobby Link Japan.


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