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Tuesday,    Sept 30  2014

  Botswana National Day 

Guinea-Bissau Independence Day  


Monday,    Sept 29  2014
I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Albert Moore Happy Birthday Alby!!!

WW1 Events - Sept 29  1914  

Jens Gerber is here with his beautiful 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair.  Jens added Eduard seatbelts to the cockpit and then posed his Corsair with folded wings and full weathering.  This is one very realistic look Corsair....excellent work Jens.

Graham Symmonds has built the 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C and finished it off with some Twobobs decalsGraham did a first rate job on his Hornet.  This is Graham's first article on ARC and I look forward to seeing more of his work on ARC in the future. 

Gerrit Boxem joins us today with his 1/32 Revell Alouette II.  Gerrit is from the Netherlands and wanted to finish his Alouette II just like his local versions.  So he scratch built details and got everything right....then Revell released the kit with all the mods for a Netherlands version.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hs 129 Gun Bay from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mirage F-1CT resin cockpit set with vacu canopy from Pavla Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX 1-pc Lower Cowl with Late Style Intake from Ultracast.


Sunday,   Sept 28   2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 28  1914  

Saturday,   Sept 27  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 27  1914  
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Friday,  Sept 26  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 26  1914  

Victor De Jesus starts things off with his most amazing 1/72 Testors AC-130A Spectre.  Victor got all the fine details correct including the antenna wire and the wonderfully shaded 3 tone camo scheme.  This AC-130 is sporting some great looking noseart and Victor finished it all off with some well placed paint chipping.

Nick Monopoli has captured the bare metal finish beautiful on his 1/72 Tamiya F-100D.  Nick shaded various areas of his model with different colours to get the convincing look of a operational jet with some discoloration from engine heat.

Jose Dardon is here with a classic and legendary divebomber from the TO during WW2.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Dauntless SBD-3.  Jose added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit....then posed the canopy open and replaced the dive brakes with Eduard PE parts.  Jose then open engine cowl flaps and gave his sun faded Dauntless a spectacular paint job.

Thursday, Sept 25  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 25  1914  

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here to start things in beautiful style with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet painted up in show bird colours and Canadian markings.  This is Shawn's 57th Hornet on ARC and he has included 3 photos of his display shelves showing dozens of his other Hornets...WOW!!!. 

David Campbell has dropped by with his 1/48 Tamiya F4F4 Wildcat.  David built this one during a weekend....and the end results are quite nice indeed.  Really makes you wonder why it's takes the rest of us months to get anything done on a kit. 

Gary Wickham has done a spectacular job on his 1/48 Monogram F-5E Tiger II.  Gary finished his F-5 in the markings for VFC-13 Fighting Saints.  This model is stunning from front to back....in and out.  You must check out the cockpit in this one. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21PFM Air Scoops from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire PR XIX exhaust (round) from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 500 kg mine bomb m/56 Lyran from Maestro Models.  These were used on the SAAB A32A Lansen (2 units or 3 when belly tank removed).  These were a 1000 lb General purpose bomb used by the RAF.


Wednesday,   Sept 24  2014 

  Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) 

WW1 Events - Sept 24  1914  

Orlando Sucre Rosales has completed the classic 1/72 Airfix Vampire FB.5 “Sharkmouth Squadron” with great style.  He tells the full built story in his article and I do think there is much good to be said for building one of the older kits.  All the best to everyone in Venezuela.

Juan Ramon Garcia is here with a great looking 1/72 Fujimi TA4-J finished as a 2 seat Israeli trainer using Isradecals.  Juan scratchbuilt the tailpipe for added detail.  The camo on the Israeli jets always looks great from every angle. 

Darius Aibara has done a first class job on his 1/48 AMT/ERTL Skyraider AEW4.  Darius finished his Skyraier in Royal Navy markings for an aircraft used during Operation Musketeer in 1956 during the Suez crisis.  Darius folded the wings himself with his scratchbuilding talent with excellent results.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sea Mosquito Stabilizers Conversion set from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Pilot Access Doors from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 T-28 Trojan resin cockpit set from Pavla Models.


Tuesday,    Sept 23  2014

Saudi Arabia National Day

Ariel Patish joins us today with one of the coolest paint schemes worn by the JF-17.  This is Ariel's 1/72 Trumpeter JF-17 in a paint scheme that is a combination of the Chinese and Pakistani flags which Ariel did a first class job on.  I'm pleased to see Ariel back on ARC and I love his JF-17.


Johan Guenver is here with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Sea Fury FB MkII finished off in RCAF markings.  It's always good to see a variety of aircraft and markings on ARC and the Sea Fury is one plane not built very often.


Colin Whitehouse has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Aeroclub mixed media De Havilland Sea Venom F(AW) 53.  In honour of his daughter, Colin chose a paint scheme with some purple in it......it really is a sharp looking Sea Venom and Colin talks about the build in his article.  Great work Colin.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-26F/ G interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-106 Delta Dart Moving Surfaces from Royale Resin.


Monday,    Sept 22  2014

Mali Independence Day

WW1 Events - Sept 22  1914  

Sunday,   Sept 21  2014

Malta Independence Day


Saturday,   Sept 20  2014
WW1 Events - Sept 20  1914  

Friday,  Sept 19  2014

POW/MIA Recognition Day - 3rd Friday of Sept 

Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day 

Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Army

WW1 Events - Sept 19  1914  

Chokchai U. has been working many years to complete this awesome 1/32 Trumpeter Su-27 Chokchai  used resin sets and natural skill to complete this masterpiece.  The cockpit looks as detailed as the real aircraft.  WOW!!!

Randy Lutz has done a beautiful job finishing his 1/48 Tamiya D.520.  Randy chose Italian markings for his desert camo and then gave his model a slightly faded look.  It looks very realistic.

Deun Yu did a stunning job rebuilding his 1/72 Revell F-117A Nighthawk.  Deun took it apart and then finished his Nighthawk to a very high level.....I love his in-flight photo.  This one is a beauty!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-20G interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the CMK / MPM kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15bis exhaust nozzle from AiresThis set is designed for the Eduard.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Douglas C-39 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Thursday  Sept 18  2014

Chile Independence Day 

USAF Birthday 

Carmel J. Attard is here with another resin masterpiece from his workbench of a very rare aircraft.  This is his 1/48 Warrior Models Blackburn Roc that he built with scratchbuilt detail and plenty of love and effort.  Carmel tells the history of this amazing little aircraft and what was involved to turn this resin kit into such a high quality display model.  I remain in awe of Carmel's skill. 


Sam Harvey has done a top notch job on his 1/48 Tamiya F-15C Eagle.  Sam did quite the job on the cockpit and in his article he explains some of the trouble areas with the Tamiya kit.  He gave his Eagle a flawless finish complete with drop tanks and a weapons load and finished it all off with red white and blue Florida artwork.  Beautiful work Sam.


Sacha Columberg has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109-G2.  The markings are for the Kommodore of JG54 and what shocked me...was this outstanding 109 is exceptional to say the least.  Amazing job you did Sacha.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 110G Propellers with tool from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Convair B-58 Hustler Pitot Tube from Master.


Wednesday,   Sept 17  2014        

No update today.


Tuesday,    Sept 16  2014

Mexico Independence Day

Papua New Guinea Independence Day

Claudio CM dropped by the ARC Corporate Office in Italy today with his fantastic looking 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G.  Claudio chose the early bare metal scheme for his Italian Starfighter and gave it an absolutely perfect weathering job.  This one is a BEAUTY!!!  Bravo Claudio!!


Randy Lutz has done much research to get all the details correct on his 1/48 Tamiya Dewoitine D.520.  This particular French aircraft operated over Syria in 1941.  Randy gave his desert bird just the right amount of weathering to bring it to life.  I love the choice of paint scheme and markings.


John Pearson is here to wow you with his big 1/32 Tamiya F-4J.  John took full advantage of the large scale to add further detail and then wrap it up in some of the great looking hi-viz USMC markings.  It doesn't get much sweeter than this.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Jas-39A/C Gripen speed brakes from AiresThis set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-17F Seattle Warbirds decal sheet from Mike Grant DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for 3 bombers....all with noseart.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Uh-1H/V Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) from Fireball ModelworksThis set is designed for the Italeri and Esci kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Large Cannon Bay Covers from UltracastThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kits.


Monday,    Sept 15  2014

Battle of Britain Day 1940

Costa Rica Independence Day

El Salvador Independence Day

Guatemala Independence Day

Honduras Independence Day

Nicaragua Independence Day

"Harv" joins us from Canada with his beautifully detailed 1/72 Hasegawa CP-140 Aurora.  This is an RCAF bird and since Harv is with the RCAF....you can bet he paid special attention to the details that make the RCAF P-3C Orion's special.  Harv mentions some of this in his article which was a treat to read.  Stay safe Harv....you did a great job on this Aurora.


Alexander Sidharta, Andreas Pramaditya and Iwan Winarta are here from Indonesia with their joint effort to build their 1/48 Academy Su-27 Flanker A joint effort.  They worked together to build this model...their article is an amusing read.....I'm impressed they got together and got this one built.  That is so cool.


James Douthwaite built this beauty in 1 week and once you see the weathering job you will be quite impressed.  This is the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk.X finished to a very high level of quality and James explains how he did his weathering in his article.  It looks fantastic and I love the in-flight photo.. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-22 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 F-14A Super Tomcat weighted wheels from Wheelliant.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Douglas DC-2 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Gloster Gladiator engine (Bristol Mercury) from SBS Model.


Sunday,  Sept 14  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 14  1914  

Saturday,  Sept 13  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 13  1914  

Friday,  Sept 12  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 12  1914  

Victor De Jesus gets things started in style with his big and very impressive looking 1/225 Revell H.M.S. Victory.  Victor visited the real ship before he began this monumental project which gave him excellent reference photos.  The fact this looks like a wooden model is what impresses me so much about this build.  Have no doubts.....this is a kit loaded with detail as you will see in Victor's photos.   Wow.....so many cannons.

Frank Crenshaw has done a top notch job on the big 1/32 Pro Modeler Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4.  Frank used reference photos to get all the tiny painting and weathering details correct and I do like the choice of camo he chose for his 109.


Hung Hsiang (Eric) Tso spent 3 months designing and completing his YF-29 F-S Wing Fighter 3D artwork.  It's an amazing process to make a 3D piece of computer art work and Eric explains it in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-14A Tomcat weighted wheels from Wheelliant This set is designed for the Hobby boss kit


Here's a product article for the 1/144 US LCM 3 detail set from Griffon This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sea Harrier F/A.2 resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Airfix kit


Thursday,  Sept 11  2014

  Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the horrific attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York city.  Time has not dulled the pain in my soul from those memories.  My heart is with the victims and their families and friends.  

WW1 Events - Sept 11  1914  

Jens Gerber joins use from Germany with the late3st gem from his workbench.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Hellcat Mk.I with a wonderful level of weathering and in the markings for a Royal Navy Hellcat during WW2.  Beautiful work as always Jens....I love it. 

Manuel J. Armas S. is here from Peru with his 2 seater 1/48 Academy MIG-29 UB training aircraft.  Manuel added a weapons load and full weathering and then finished it off in the markings for the Fuerza Aérea del Perú.  Very nicely done.

Scott Samo has done an exceptional job adding realism to his 1/32 Hasegawa Hi Grade Fw-190 D9.  Scott put plenty of effort into the painting and weathering to get just the right look for a war weary Dora and I'm quite impressed how well his 190 turned out.  Enjoy all his photos.

No product articles today out of respect for 9-11

Wednesday,   Sept 10  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 10  1914  
  • Events are ongoing.  Nothing new was started or completed on this day.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has chosen a great looking set of markings for his 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4EJ Phantom #174.  This is a JSDF Phantom complete with sharks mouth and a full weapons load and a great looking camo scheme.  Shawn also added aftermarket seat belts to complete the cockpit.  I love JSDF jets.

Pete L'Heureux joins us with 11 of his 1/48 and 1/72 Gallery of Builds.  Pete has fantastic variety in his models from bi-planes to monoplanes and even a V-1 thrown in for good measure.  I love seeing Pete's models.

Lou Anatrella was a pilot on the H-19 long ago so it is a special treat to see photos of his H-19.  This is his 1/72 Italeri H-19B in the colors and markings for a USAF helicopter pilot training school H-19.  I love the bright yellow paint job....beautifully done Lou.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-25C/D Mitchell Gun Barrels from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-7 Corsair II Seamless Intake from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 BAC Lightning Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-86F-40 Sabre Undercarriage set from CMK.


Tuesday,    Sept 9  2014
WW1 Events - Sept 9  1914  

Bernard Lapeyrie is here with something very special today.  This is his beautifully weathered 1/72 Hobbyboss Curtiss H-81 / P-40B in the markings for one of the legendary Flying Tigers.  Bernard did some extra detailing to improve his model and ended up with a great looking model of this historic P-40.

Busolini Massimo is here with his beautifully weathered 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E CrusaderBusolini finished his Crusader in the hi-viz markings of the 1960's and also gave his US jet a full weathering job that looks very realistic.  Simply perfect Busolini.

George Ting has done a first class OOB on the classic 1/72 Airfix British Westland Lynx Army AH.  This is an older kit, but as George shows.....it does build into a fine looking model on this British chopper.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-105G 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 1/48 F-14B/D Tomcat weighted wheels from WheelliantThis set is designed for the Hobby boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 S-3 Early & Late Inlet Set  from Sierra Hotel ModelsThis set is designed for the ESCI / AMT / Italeri kits.


Sunday,   Sept 7   2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 7  1914  
  • First Battle of the Masurian Lakes: The Russian Army of the Neman withdraws from East Prussia with heavy casualties.  September 7 – September 14
  • The Germans besiege and capture the Maubeuge Fortress.  August 24–September 7

Saturday,   Sept 6  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 6  1914  

Friday,  Sept 5  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 5  1914  
  • Battle of Komarow, part of the Battle of Lemberg. (This battle ends),  August 26-September 2
  • Austro-Hungarian defeat at the Battle of Rava Russka, a phase of the Battle of Lemberg.  September 2–September 11

Vince “ModelerV” Pedulla has a talent for making exceptional models and his 1/48 Academy F-4B Phantom II continues this tradition.  Vince used a large variety of aftermarket goodies from Eduard, Furball Decals along with Master Model turned brass pitot  and some weapons from the Hobby Boss A-7D kit.  Wow....Vince pulled all this together into one fantastic looking Phantom.....enjoy the photos of this beauty. 

David Matusek has captured the war weary weathered look very well on his 1/48 Eduard Yak-3.  David weathered with oil paints and chose some markings that really stand out and capture those times on the Russian Front during WW2.  I love it.

Stewart Griffiths has built the 1/48 Airfix Red Arrow for his Father-in-law.  Stewart added seat belts and the 3 pipes for the coloured smoke displays done by the Red Arrows.  He then made up a lovely looking base to keep it safe and even posed his jet with 2 figures including a pilot figure in the cockpit.  I'm sure his Father-in-law was pleased to get this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-15TM Flagon-F interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Blackburn B.46 Firebrand TF Mk.5 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 2 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lightning T4 Conversion from NeomegaThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mirage IIIRD nose from PJ Production.


Thursday, Sept 4  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 4  1914  
  • Austro-Hungarian defeat at the Battle of Rava Russka, a phase of the Battle of Lemberg.  September 2–September 11

Dragan Cvetic has done a gorgeous job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Italeri MiG-29.  Dragan chose a great looking desert camo for his Iranian MiG and I'm pleased to say he included photos from different angles so you can enjoy his model more.


Mike Van Schoonhoven has done a wonderful job capturing the weathered look of a battle weary P-47.  This is Mike's 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Razorback with aftermarket seatbelts and a full weathering job.  His choice of markings is very special and includes some great looking noseart.  Mike did a splendid job on the custom base for his Jug.


Timothy Barnhart has captured the look of the Me-262 beautifully.  Timothy  started with the 1/48 Tamiya Me-262 A-1a kit and built it to a very high standard with careful weathering.  A special bonus is the display base he built to display his Luftwaffe jet.  I love it. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Aircraft warning cones from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 + vacu canopy from Pavla Models.


Wednesday,   Sept 3  2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 3  1914  
  • Austro-Hungarian defeat at the Battle of Rava Russka, a phase of the Battle of Lemberg.  September 2–September 11

naioh2 – Saran S. is a master modeler and each of his models are of the highest quality.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-2A/B Viper Zero wearing special markings a great looking JSDF camo and a full weapons load. I love the look of these Japanese F-2's.


David Fredericks is also here with his beautifully done 1/72 Academy P-47D's wearing Australian markings.  These Thunderbolts are in SEAC Colours.  Beautiful work David....very nicely done RAAF Jugs. 


Josu Arévalo has dropped by with his 1/48 Italeri U2-R 'Senior Span'.  Josu ended up with a great looking U2 with interesting tail art from the movie "Who Shot Roger Rabbit".  I really love the look of this U2. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8 Crusader Air Scoops from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Splitter Plates from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 BAC Lightning - Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 A6M2 model 21 Zero – Control surfaces set from CMKThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Tuesday,    Sept 2   2014 
WW1 Events - Sept 2  1914  
  • Battle of Komarow, part of the Battle of Lemberg. (This battle ends),  August 26-September 2
  • Austro-Hungarian defeat at the Battle of Rava Russka, a phase of the Battle of Lemberg.  September 2–September 11

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-18G Growler.  Shawn added resin seats, Steel Beach Growler conversion parts and resin fuel tanks before finishing his Growler in lo-viz markings.


Laurens Steffers is here with his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb.  This particular Spitfire is in Aeronautica Cobelligerante Italiana markings which is interesting to say the least.  Laurens did a very nice job on this one and used quite a few detail sets from Eduard before finishing it with a great looking weathering job.. 

Felix Shnir is here with his 1/48 Academy Su-27 using the Linden Hill Decals.  Felix finished his Su-27 in the colourful markings and camo of the Ukrainian Air Force.  Beautiful work Felix.   

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mk.46 US Navy torpedoes from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw 190D resin exhaust set from QuickBoostThese exhausts are designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX C Wing Cannon Bay Covers from UltracastThese covers are designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Monday,    Sept 1  2014

  Labor Day / Labour Day 

Singapore Air Force Day

Libya Independence Day

Slovak Republic Constitution Day 

Uzbekistan National Day

World War Two begins in Europe - Germany invades Poland (1939)

WW1 Events - Sept 1  1914  
  • Action at Nery (3 Victoria Crosses were awarded due to actions during this event)

Zackery Recznik is here on the holiday today with his diorama of a 1/32 Air strip.  Zackery added 2 large WW2 British aircraft and then further enhanced his excellent diorama with a selection of crew figures and ground vehicles to complete the look.  This is a beautifully done diorama and captures the look of a WW2 airstrip very well.  First class work Zackery. 

John Moran is here with his 1/72 Gloster Javelin.  This has got to be one of the brighter paint schemes I've seen.  John did an exceptionally fine job on this classic British jet.  I love it.

Somchai "Blackeyes" has done an amazing job on  his 1/72 Hasegawa EA-6B Prowler.  Somchai upgraded the 4 crew seats and then finished off his Prowler in USN markings with some excellent tailart. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 II-2 Stormovik Single Seater 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 1/32 A-10 GAU-8 Avenger gun tip and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 U.S.A.F. Maintenance crew - Farm Gate Operation Vietnam War from Aerobonus.


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