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Saturday,  Aug 31  2013

Malaysia National Day

Trinidad and Tobago National Day

The ARC regulars in Malaysia are here to celebrate the Malaysian National Day with a selection of 5 of their beautifully done models.  I love each Aug 31 for the special update they create.  Happy Merdeka to all of you.

Brian "Mr B" Param gets today's update started in style with an article looking into the history of the Malayan confrontation.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Wessex HU 5 in RAF markings for a machine that served in this conflict.  The diorama is loaded with detail and I know you will enjoy each photo.  Beautiful work Brian.

Thomas “Masterqq” Ng is here with the first of his 2 articles for today's special update.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Sabre in Aussie markings for a jet that served in the Malayan Emergency back in the '60's.  Thomas did an exceptionally fine job getting the weathering on this bare metal jet looking just perfect....I love the way it looks.  It's good to see the Aussie contribution in this conflict being remembered.

Aidy Abdullah has done a wonderful job creating his 1/72 Hobbyboss TA-7PTM in "what if" Malaysian markings and camo.  The A-7 was a contender for Malaysia's new jet and seeing this 2 seater dressed up in Malaysian markings looks great.  I really enjoyed seeing this one Aidy.....thanks for being part of today's update.

Brian "Mr B" Param has been very busy some details to make an accurate 1/32 Kinetic Bae Hawk Mk 108.  Brian made his as a Malaysian jet using markings from 2 decals manufacturers.  The Hawk is one cool looking jet and the detailing and weathering on this big Hawk looks fantastic.  What an impressive display this model makes.  I loved every picture Brian.

Thomas “Masterqq” Ng finishes off today's update on a historical note with his 1/72 Italeri Whirlwind HAR 4.  This particular RAF chopper served during Malayan Emergency out of Kuala Lumpur doing transport and casualty evacuation. Brian got this one looking perfect.

Friday,  Aug 30  2013

Turkish Victory Day

Kyrgyz Republic National Day

Michael "Chewie" Choo did a flawless job on his very eye catching 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet.  Michael built this gem out of the box with the exception of added weapons to give his Super Hornet a purposeful look.  Michael has also included photos of his other VFA-102 jet.  

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his very historically significant model using the 1/48 Accurate Miniatures IL-2 m3.   The markings are for the high decorated Russian pilot Vasily B. Emelianenko and this model even includes the very unique artwork that appeared on his plane.  Beautiful work Jens and thanks for including the two WW2 photos of the real plane.

Polly Singh is here with his very sleek looking 1/72 A Model Yak 28.  Polly got the camo on his Soviet Yak 29 looking perfect.  I loved seeing the photos of his Yak 28. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190A-5 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23 Flogger Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Kokusai Ta-Go Suicide Aircraft model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 1 aircraft.


Thursday, Aug 29  2013

Slovakia National Day

Adriano Souza has done an amazing job adding extra detail to his 1/48 Italeri A-10A Thunderbolt IIAdriano dressed up the cockpit with pre-painted photo etch and then opened an engine pod to show off a stunning resin engine.  He finished off his warthog with full camo with sexy noseart and a full weapons load.  This A-10 is ready for action...I love the look of it.

Björn Leichsenring is here with his first article on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his 1/144 Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter with plenty of added detailing and attention and then finished off in a breath taking realistic weathering job.  Beautiful work Björn.....I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Björn!!!

Dragan Cvetic is here with something very rare today.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss F-5E in a very attractive camo of the Royal Saudi Air Force.  Dragan added scratchbuilt seatbelts to the cockpit and finished his F-5 with flawless painting and subtle weathering.  I love the look of the camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104C/J Starfighter ejection seat with safety belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21 U, US, UM (Mongol) - Pitot Tube from Master.


Wednesday,   Aug 28  2013

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

Kenji Miyazawa gets things started today with a very special 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C Block30.  This is Kenji's first model since rejoining our hobby after a 30 year break.  Kenji did an excellent job on his F-16 and I am excited to see more of his models on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Kenji!!!

Lucian Capraru is here with his beautifully done 1/72 Italeri Spitfire F. Mk. VII.  This is one of the high Altitude Spitfires and was piloted by a Czech pilot named Frantisek Perina and if you click his name you will read his amazing his story with the Czech, then French then RAF.  Beautiful work Lucian.

Artur Oslizlo/Arkady72 joins us from Poland on the Polish (Military) Aviation Day with his amazing 1/48 Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4.  Artur is a master at painting and weathering and this T-4 is simply beautiful and very realistic looking.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109G-6 Gun Barrels from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-7 Corsair II Seamless Intake from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 

Tuesday,    Aug 27  2013

Moldova National Day

Eugene Tan gets things started in style with his sharp looking 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang.  Eugene chose the markings of was the third highest scoring P-51 ace of the war John James Voll and I'm pleased to say Eugene includes a story about one dogfight by this amazing fighter pilot.  

Burt Gustafson joins us with his very attractive Polish Air Force 1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF.  This is not the simplest kit to build, but in the hands of an experienced modeler such as Burt, it does build into a  great looking model.

David Rapasi has done an exceptional job finishing his 1/48 Dragon TA152H-1.  Dave is a master with an airbrush and that is clearly evident on this model.  Beautiful work Dave....I certainly did enjoy seeing each photo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-17 ejection seat with seat belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-20 Havoc Props & Spinners from UltracastThis is the A-20 Havoc Props & Spinners Hamilton Standard 11' 3" dia.  (Hub 23-E-50  Blade 6353A-21)


Monday,    Aug 26  2013
Philip De Keyser has done an amazing work detailing the engine on his 1/48 Hasegawa Zero A6M3 “Zeke”.  Philip opened up the engine cowling to show off all that wonderful detail and then finished off his Zeke with a stellar weathering and shading job.  This is amazing work for 1/48.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us in style with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18A Hornet.  This Canadian jet is wearing great looking tailart for a special anniversary scheme and I'm pleased to say Shawn has included a photo of his display shelf.....WOW.....you need to check it out.......colour and beauty as far as the eye can see.

Carmel J. Attard has done some extensive research to get all the fine details correct on his 1/72 Airfix Ford Tri-Motor 2.  Carmel explains the history of these famous Ford planes as well as the history of the markings on this particular Tri-Motor 2 and all that was involved to build this very accurate model.  I particularly enjoyed seeing his in-flight photos....it's good to see a Tri-Motor 2 in flight..  

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ju-87D interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the Boeing 737-300 (N609SW) - Southwest Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 IL-2 Shturmovik Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Sunday,   Aug 25  2013

Uruguay Independence Day

Saturday,   Aug 24  2013

Ukraine National Day

Friday,  Aug 23  2013 
Jens Gerber joins us from Germany to begin today's update with his 1/48 Great Wall Hobby Fw 189 A2.  Jens did some mods to his Fw 189 which he explains in his article.  Beautiful work Jens. 

Polly Singh has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 MAC MiG 21 R.  Polly chose a stunning camo scheme for his Egyptian MiG 21 and displayed this beauty on a very realistic looking tarmac display base.  Simply perfect.

Jessica Cooper has done a masterful job building and improving the 1/144 Roden DC-7C. Jessica explains the shortfalls of this Roden kit and how to get around them and what to watch out for.  Her article is very helpful and informative and her model is top notch by anyone's standards.  I loved it!!!  Amazing work Jessica.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190F-8 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8 Crusader ejection seat with seat belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bell P-63D-1 Kingcobra model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Thursday, Aug 22  2013 
Philip De Keyser has taken the 1/72 Zvezda MiG 21 and given it a whole new look as a modern Luftwaffe MiG-21.  From the camo to the modern Liftwaffe markings, this MiG-21 hits everything perfectly and the runway diorama just completes the scene perfectly.

Olivier Barles joins us with something I really enjoyed seeing.  This is his 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire MkIXc -  Free French Force as it would have appeared on Corsica in 1943.  Olivier captured the look of this spitfire perfectly....I love the dusty look of the weathering.

Mohammad Adl joins us from Iran with his top quality 1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon.  Mohammad added a full weapons load and finished his Typhoon with just the perfect amount of wearing and RAF markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-105 Thunderchief ejection seat with seat belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21 F-13 (Fishbed C) - Pitot Tube from Master.


Wednesday,   Aug 21  2013 
Shawn "phantom" Weiler is driftng into 1/72 scale today.   This is Shawn's 1/72 Academy Canso/PBY built up as a Canadian water bomber for fighting forest fires.  Shawn had to do some scratchbuilding to create this version of the Canso (PBY) flying boat nut eh finished results looks pretty darn nice.

Fly-n-hi is here with one of the coolest camo schemes I've seen on a US jet.  This 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F Superhornet is not wearing Agressor camo and is actually wearing a camo unique to this Squadron.  Have a close look....the camo is quite attractive and is possible with the Fightertown decals.

Andre Mimizu has been very creative in making his Fledermausflügel Nachtjäger (Batwing Night Fighter).  This was an actual prototype that never went into production and Andre used a variety of parts from different models to create this unique little fighter. .  

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Revi 16B Gunsights from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Splitter Plates from Zactomodels.

This set is designed for the 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-23.


Tuesday,    Aug 20  2013

Hungary National Day

Carlo Morelli joins us from Italy with his amazing battle damaged 1/72 IMC A-4E Ahit.  This is an Israeli Ahit fresh back from battle.  Carlo added plenty of scratchbuilt detail to this very old IMC kit and then took it to a whole new level with the Flak damage on the tail.  I love the painting technique he used for the raised panel lines.....simple and effective.  Beautiful work Carlo....I'm very impressed.

Ramon R. Lomeli is here with a classic plane built with a classic model kit.  This is his fantastic looking 1/48 Revell Monogram Spitfire Mk 2 in the markings of famous RAF Ace Douglas Bader and built out of the box to a very high standard.  Ramon then posed it on a grass base as it would have appeared during the early stages of WW2.

Axel Grundmann is here from Germany with another of his Learjets.  This time Axel used the 1/48 Revell Learjet and finished it as a US based jet in grey livery.  I love the look of the grey scheme Axel, beautifully done. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju-87B Stuka seats with seat belts from QuickBoost.  These seats are designed for the Hasegawa kit

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38 Lightning Covered Wheels with Block Tread Tires from Ultracast.


Monday,   Aug 19  2013

Dieppe Raid 1942

Andreas "Goggo" Gordes has done some wonderful work to the 1/48 Tamiya F-16.  Andreas talks about the good and bad points on the Tamiya F-16 and then addresses these issues in this F-16.  It's an interesting article and the scratchbuilt details are great to read about and I know you will enjoy the photos.

Konley Kelley joins us with his very interesting article about his Lt. George Bush TBF Avenger in Plastic and 3D.  This article includes 3D drawings as well as a scale model of President Bush's famous WW2 bomber.  It is amazing the work that Konley does in his articles.

Hal Marshman Sr has a  definite knowledge about the Fw-190, so it is a treat to see his 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190D-9 on ARC today.  Hal fixed and upgraded his Dora to make it more accurate with modifications and scratchbuilt detailing and then pulled it all together with one of his flawless camo jobs and some custom made markings.  Excellent work Hal....I always love seeing your latest work on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ju-87G Stuka interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Boeing 737-300 (N614SW) - Southwest Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-4 Skyhawk Ejection seat with seat belts from QuickBoost.  This set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Sunday,   Aug 18  2013

Afghanistan Independence Day

Saturday,   Aug 17  2013

Gabon Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day 

Sinang Aribowo starts this special Indonesia Independence Day update with the first of 3 models.  The first is his beautifully done 1/48 Tamiya Focke-Wuf Fw 190A3 "Black 13".  ALL the markings on this model were painted using custom made painting masks.  The finished model looks fantastic and the factg the markings were all painted leaves me amazed.

Sinang Aribowo is here again to honor the Indonesia Independence Day with this 1/72 Academy Il-2M Shturmovik.  Sinang built this Il-2M out of the box with flawless painting and weathering.....I love it.

Sinang Aribowo is here from  Indonesia with the 3rd of his articles for todays special update.  1/72 Academy Ilyushin Il2-37 with just the perfect amount of weathering......I love the look of this Ilyushin Il2-37. 

Friday,  Aug 16  2013 
Carmel J Attard has done a wonderful job on his 1/72 Revell S2F1 Tracker.  Carmel backdated the Revell kit to an earlier Tracker using the Pavla Models resin set along with some scratchbuilt detail and decals from a variety of sources.  This project took plenty of effort and research to get all the details correct, but the finished model is well worth the effort.

Artur Oslizlo/Arkady72 has gone all out detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa Phantom FGR.2.  Artur added Aires cockpit, exhaust pipes, wheels and finished his Phantom in British markings using decals from Xtradecal.  The painting and weathering is beautifully done.

Kees Kuyper is here with another what-if aircraft used by NESA NEtherlands Space Agency.  This is his Fokker/Fairchild F-27 Friendship and Kees explains the whole story of this aircraft in his article. 

Thursday, Aug 15  2013

India Independence Day

Congo National Day

Republic of Korea National Day

Happy Independence Day to everyone in India......"Jai Hind" 

Damanbir S. Sekhon gets this special Indian update started with his very eye catching 1/48 Academy Sukhoi Su-30MK Flanker.  The special paint scheme is the Indian flag and was done by carefully masking and painting all the markings.  Aftermarket crew ladders were added to complete the scene....what a great paint scheme to begin today's special update.

Navin Bala is here with an aircraft from the early days of the IAF.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest II completed in the markings for Cobra Squadron.   Navin used custom made markings and opened the canopy for a more realistic look.  Excellent work Navin.

Polly Singh joins us from India with his great looking 1/72 Novo Hunter. Polly is a regular on ARC and he finished his Hunter in Chilean markings complete with a desert camo scheme.  Nicely done Polly.

Kevin R. Ingraham joins us from New York state with his dramatic looking in-flight 1/72 Valom Toofani.  Kevin used an aftermarket pilot figure and chose the very striking scorpion logo of 29 Squadron. This is a great looking way to display the Toofani and the noseart looks fantastic.

Damanbir S. Sekhon is here with the first Indian MiG-21 for this update.  This 1/48 Eduard MiG-21 bis sports a very visually unique and appealing paint scheme and to take the detail to a higher level Daman used a Dreammodel ladder along with some "Remove before flight" tags on the aircraft.

Dave Grogan did extensive scrathbuilding and detailing on his 1/48 Revell MiG-25RB Foxbat.  This was an on again off again build that took 2428 days and I have to say.....after reading Dave's article and viewing the photos....I am deeply impressed.

Murli Rajan has done a first class job on his 1/72 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.II.  The finish on this Indian Tempest is perfect and the markings are for an aircraft stationed near the Chinese border in 1951.  The silver scheme with black wingtips looks very unique.

Ivan Jalaluddin joins us with his first article on ARC with his 1/48 Revell MiG 21 FL finished a camo scheme that is a mixture of bare metal with painted areas.  It's a great looking camo scheme and I look forward to seeing more of Ivan's work on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Ivan!!!

Damanbir S. Sekhon joins us with a chopper from the Indian Air Force.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss Mi-17(v5) with minor improvements to the antennas and in full IAF markings.  It's good to see the Mi-17 in IAF markings....what a wonderful addition to today's update.

Murli Rajan has done a wonderful job painting his 1/72 Heller MD 450/ Toofani.  Murli used custom made marking to finish his "Black Archer" Toofani with excellent results.  I love the look of this Toofani.

Kevin R. Ingraham is here with his second model for the Indian  Independence Day update.  This is his beautiful looking 1/72 Special Hobby Tempest II wears the markings for a fighter in the 1947 war with Pakistan.  It's a limited run kit that builds into a wonderful looking model in the skilled hands of a modeller such as Kevin. 

Damanbir S. Sekhon finishes this special Indian update with his 1/48 Eduard MiG-21.  Damanbir chose the markings for Hawks Squadron in the 1990's.  It's a great looking MiG-21.

Wednesday,   Aug 14  2013

Pakistan Independence Day

Olivier Barles gets things started in style with his 1/32 Trumpeter Curtiss P-40 B "Flying Tigers".  Olivier chose the markings of one of the most famous group of pilots to fly the P-40.....the legendary Flying Tigers that fought against the Japanese in China in the early stages of WW2. The model in this article was flown by one of the ordinary pilots of the AVG, which makes it rather special in my eyes.  It's a pleasure to see Olivier.

Warren Osborne has done a first class job on his beautifully finished 1/72 Revell Saab Draken.  Warren upgraded some of the detail and finished it in a very eye catching paint scheme.  Waren's Draken looks awesome from any angle.

Fabrizio Frassica has taken the 1/48 Great Wall Hobby TBD Devastator to a  wonderful level with his skillful weathering. This Devastator is finished in the markings of the plane flown by Ens. Gay in the epic tide turning Battle of Midway in June of 1942.  Fabrizio  used such skill finishing his Devastator and I know you will enjoy every phone.....I sure did.

Tuesday,    Aug 13   2013 
Narin is here to show you a very creative model made from parts of old models including F-16s and a Porsche car models.  This is the MF 08 (Modified Project No.8) and you need to read the article and see the pics to fully appreciate the huge amount of creative juices that went into this space craft.. 

David Rapasi joins use with one of the most colorful Jugs I've seen in a  long time.  It is the 1/48 Academy P47-D-30-RA Thunderbolt in the markings of Big Ass Bird and Dave got it looking perfect.....you'll enjoy seeing this one. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is gracing the ARC homepage today with his 1/48 Academy F-4B Phantom #168 in the colourful markings from 1964 by Furball decals and a full load of bombs.....yes a mean a full load.  Beautiful work Shawn....I love the colourful markings from this time period. 

Sunday,   Aug 11  2013

Chad Independence Day 

Saturday,   Aug 10  2013

Ecuador Independence Day

Friday,  Aug 9  2013

Singapore National Day

Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM

Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

David Rapasi has done his usual amazing weathering job on his 1/48 Monogram TBD-1 Devastator. Dave chose the markings for an aircraft from  the U.S.S. Enterprise that was lost in the Battle of Midway.  Sit back and enjoy the photos of this beauty.

Ian Buick has done a first class job upgrading and weathering his 1/72 RoG Typhoon FGR.4.  Ian chose the markings for No.1 Squadron RAF which look great on his Typhoon and I must say I love the level of weathering on his fighter.

Juan Jesús Moreno has done a very beautiful job on his 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.I.  Juan used many excellent techniques to build his tri-plane including a way to simulate wood by using paint.  He talks about all this in his article.  Excellent work Juan.....I loved seeing the photos of your Fokker Dr.1.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4D interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed to fit the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-1 Skyraider Antennas from QuickBoostThis set is designed to fit the Tamiya kit.

Thursday, Aug 8  2013 
Simon Tan is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 AA Models Shenyang J-8-II with plenty of added detail including a cockpit and many other details.  Simon had to battle the poor fit and lack of details on this AA Models kit, but that didn't stop him from making a highly detailed and flawless looking model of this Chinese jet.  Welcome to ARC Simon and I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC in the future.

S K Loh has done some intensive work improving and detailing the tiny 1/144 Zevzda Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2.  Panel lines were scribed....detail was added and then this 109 was given a fantastic weathered winter camo scheme for a fighter on the Russian front.   Wow....simply perfect.

Tom Valaoras is here with something truly unique.  This is his 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-29M Fulcrum in Myanmar (Burmese) Air Force markings.  Tom added Eduard MiG-29 Fulcrum interior photo-etch parts plus the Avionix resin ejection seat and finished it all off with painted markings.  Very impressive work Tom. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ki-46 III Dinah Gun Barrels from QuickBoost These gun barrels are designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Irish Air Corps 1956-2010 decal sheet from Max Decals.  This new Limited Edition decal sheet includes markings for 10 different aircraft flown by the Irish Air Corps between 1956 and 2010.  Plus you get bonus markings for ten 1/35 military vehicles.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 FVA-10b Rheinland model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit includes markings for 2 different aircraft.


Wednesday,   Aug 7  2013

Cote d'lvoire National Day

Greg Kerry starts today with this very well done diorama using the classic 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk. 1a.  Greg reworked his Spitfire a bit and gave to one first class diorama base to set the scene.  Is is a treat how sweet this project looks....beautiful work Greg.

Artur Oslizlo/Arkady72 has been very busy getting everything perfect on his 1/48 Italeri Tornado Marine.  Artur added the  NeOmega resin cockpit and a full weapons load and finished his German Tornado in a full weathering job.  I love the photos of this one Artur.

Carmel J Attard is here with something very tiny and rare.  This is his 1/72 Pavla Models Focke Achgelis Fa 330 which was one of those tinny autogyros that was towed behind U-Boats during WW2 as spotter aircraft.  Carmel finished his in captured British markings and from reading his article, this does sound like quite the neat little kit. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 American Gunsights N-3A/B from QuickBoostThese were a very common gunsight used on mostly WW2 American aircraft.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Harrier GR.1 / T.2 / AV-8A / AV-8C - Pitot Tube & Angle Of Attack probe from Master.

Tuesday,    Aug 6  2013

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

Narin is here with the most amazing piece of kit bashing I've seen in a  long time.  This is Narin's MF 07 (Modified Project No. 07) which was made from a massive assortment of parts from many kits and finished with a very cool looking blue haired Amine girl.  This model is very creative....it even has one A-10 engine. 

Polly Singh joins us with his 1/72 Novo Shahak.  Polly converted the 1/72 Novo Mirage III into an Israeli Shahak and finished it all off in Israeli markings from Travers decals.  Beautiful work Polly.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Swastika Dry Transfers from Hobby Decal.  You get a variety of sizes of Swastikas for different sized aircraft and some with white borders and some without.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Kawasaki Ki-100 Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet has markings for 5 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Harvard Exhaust (Long) from UltracastThis exhaust is designed for the Occidental kit.


Monday,    Aug 5  2013

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Dragan Cvetic joins us today with his beautifully detailed and finished 1/72 Zvezda MiG-21 MF.  This model is an MK converted to a Bis and then finished in Iraqi markings.  The finished model turned out looking very good.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Kinetic C-2A Greyhound.  The folded wings really give this model a look of intricate detail.  The markings came from Caracal models and look excellent.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Me 262B Schwalbe interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the Boeing 737-300 (N629SW) - Southwest Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-84G Ejection seat with seat belts from QuickBoostThis ejection seat is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Sunday,  Aug 4  2013

Burkina Faso National Day

Friday,  Aug 2  2013

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day

Alexandre Bigey gets things started in style with his very exacting 1/72 Khee Kha Art Products Cessna 185 Skywagon.  This is a high quality vac-u-fomed kit that Alexandre took to a very high level with his skills and after market decals for an aircraft in Papua New Guinea.  It's great to see these Khee Kha Art Products  models on ARC.

Burcin Emren dropped by the ARC Corporate offices in Turkey with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-8 Crusader. Burcin has done a stunning job detailing and finishing his Crusader with the Aires cockpit set and gun bay set plus Wolf Pack wing fold set and air brake set.  Wow...enjoy the photos of this beautiful Crusader.

David Rapasi is here with a very special treat for you all today.  Here are Nine of his 1/48th Tamiya P-51 Mustangs in a variety finished in a very clean unweathered look to give the appearance of die cast models.  This is quite the eye catching colorful collection Dave. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-15E Strike Eagle interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This set is designed for the Tamiya kit. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F8F-1B Bearcat Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21 PF, PFM (Fishbed D, F) - Pitot Tube from  MasterThis set is designed for any 1/48 MiG-21 PF, PFM (Fishbed D, F) kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 FVA-10b Rheinland model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit has markings for 2 different aircraft.

Thursday, Aug 1  2013

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation

Michael Scarola gets thing started in style with his 1/1000 Polar Lights 2nd Pilot TOS Enterprise.  Michael did an amazing job on this very good quality kit.  I'm pleased to see he explained the colors he used for the painting etc as this is always a very serious issue regarding Star Trek models.  Beautiful work Michael .....I love the model and the display base you built for it.

Phillip Steele is here with something very special.  This is his 1/72 Airfix J2F Duck done up custom to represent the plane used the the classic 1971 movie "Murphy's War" starring Peter O'Toole.  Phillip scratchbuilt the Molotov cocktails that were used in the first attack on the U-Boat in the movie.  This model is perfect in all it's details and brings back memories of this classic movie.

Paul Coppin has been busy building his 1/48 Italeri EF-2000 Eurofighter Prototype.  Paul was quite busy with this kit turning it into a high quality model of the prototype of this modern fighter.  It is quite the treat to see this prototype of the Typhoon...nicely done Pail.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 BAC Lightning F.6 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Fulcrum C conversion from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-1 Skyraider Boot Cockpit Sliding Enclosure System from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit. 


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