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Friday,  Apr 20  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Dietmar Carstensen is here with a masterpiece.  This is his 1/72 Revell Fairey Seafox with a large amount of scratchbuilt detailing to improve this older kit. Dietmar's extra effort and work certainly gave him a model to be proud of.  Enjoy the photos, this Fairey Seafox is exceptional, especially when displayed on it's water base. 

Osvaldo Carrasco is here from Chile with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C in an aggressor scheme complete with beautiful weathering.  Osvaldo also added photo etch seat belts and RBF tags to complete the realism in his excellent F-16.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Apr 19  2018

  Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)  

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Straker65 starts today with his 1/72 Hobbyboss MiG-15 / Jian Ji-2 wearing a very attractive looking Chinese camo scheme.  Straker65 added a resin cockpit set and finished off his MiG with aftermarket decals.  I love the camo scheme on this one.

Jens Gerber has chosen one of the most complicated camo scheme ever worn by an aircraft.  This is his  1/48 Dragon Ju 88 G 10.  Jens built his bomber out of the box and it is the painting and weathering that really make this model exceptional.  Enjoy his 25 photos....this is very impressive indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Apr 18  2018

Zimbabwe National Day

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)  

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

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Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job on the very complicated camo scheme on his 1/72 HobbyBoss Morane Saulnier MS.406Waldek finished his fighter in Swiss markings complete with weathering.  Beautiful work Waldek.

Michael Phillips has done an impressive job on the 1/48 Revell Panavia Tornado IDS - Deutsche Tonka.  Michael added a resin ejection seats and then finished his Tornado  using aftermarket decals as a jet that flew in Afghanistan, complete with full weathering.  I love it.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V early - Hispano 20mm cannon barrels in fairings from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Apr 17  2018 

Syria Independence Day

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Patrick Vossenberg has done an exceptional job building and weathering the challenging 1/48 Classic Airframes F-5B.  Patrick rescribed the panel lines and then Patrick took on the task of finishing his F-5 in a faded and weathered Greek camo scheme.  No doubt about it, Patrick got this one looking perfect, which is impressive considering the fit of this kit.

Victor Rene Carlos has been busy scratchbuilding items on his 1/72 Hobby Boss HH-60H. Victor chose an excellent weapons configuration and gave his Seahawk a truly outstanding weathering job.  I love the look of his finished chopper.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


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


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Apr 16  2018 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

No update today.

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Friday,  Apr 13  2018
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Shows this weekend

Mark L. Rossmann is here with a truly awesome article featuring four of his 1/48 P-47 Bubbletops.  Mark has included some great history about the development and design features of the P-47 and then he goes on to show you his four P-47.  He used the Hasegawa, Academy, Monogram and Tamiya kits from the ETO, PTO, MTO and CBI (China Burma India Theater) in markings that include noseart and national markings from USA, UK and France.  It doesn't get much better than this and as usual the build quality is top notch.  You can see more of Mark's great articles here on ARC by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive 1/144 Zvezda Sukhoi 100 Superjet in Aeroflot markings.  This is not the most perfect kit, but Dragan is a skilled modeller and his finished Russian airliner looks excellent.  I love the markings on this jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 TER (Triple Ejection Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B5N1 Kate Exhaust resin set from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Apr 12  2018 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

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Jean-Charles Goddet has a passion for great looking camo and his model today is no exception.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15C Aggressor as it appeared in 2014 using aftermarket decals.  I love the camo schemes Jean-Charles chooses for his models and you can see more of them by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.  Simply beautiful.

Jens Gerber is here with his very attractive 1/48 Eduard Bf 109 F Overtreese as seen in France in 1941.  Jens is very skilled with his airbrush and weathering and you will see that as you enjoy the photos of his 109.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly Control Levers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40 B/C Tomahawk II - British version - Browning .303 cal and British type Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Vickers Valiant Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Apr 11  2018
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Straker65 begins today in style with his beautifully finished 1/72 Hobbyboss Spitfire MKVb/TROP.  This Spit is built out of the box with some stunning weathering to give this tropical Spitfire a very realistic look.  I was quite impressed how nice this one turned out.


Dragan Cvetic has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/72 HMP IAI Nesher.  Dragan added seatbelts and a gun sight to upgrade his Nesher and then finished it in the famous Israeli desert camo scheme.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Beaufighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE.5a guns from  Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Apr 10  2018
No update today.

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Monday,  Apr 9  2018 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

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H. Davis Gandees is here with the first time on ARC with a very special 1/48 what-if fighter.  This is his article about Building a Hypothetical Grumman F8F Seacat.  The model is a radar equipped float plane fighter and Davis put quite a bit of thought into the design as you will learn when you read his article.  Welcome to ARC Davis....I love the work you did on your Seacat.


Michael Phillips is here in style with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk - Diamondback 00.  Michael added an resin cockpit (which required a fair bit of work to fit) and then used aftermarket decals to finish his scooter as a bird from 1993.  He accurately captured the weathered look for his USMC jet.  This one is a beauty, enjoy the photos.


Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small Shop.  This tool is the Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets.  The Nutter - A Revolution in Ultra Detailing! 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F6F Hellcat Seat without harness from SBS ModelThis set includes 2 seats.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-3 Orion Propellers with alignment tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. XVI spoke wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Apr 8  2018
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Saturday,  Apr 7  2018
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Friday,  Apr 6  2018
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Shows this weekend

Marcelo Pachalian is here with his first model on ARC today.  This is his highly detailed and beautifully finished 1/32 Revell Westland LYNX HAS.3 wearing Royal Navy markings.  Marcelo too full advantage of the detailing possible in this big 1/32 kit and he has included 61 photos for you to enjoy.  Welcome to ARC Marcelo.


David Hanners has done a wonderful job on his big 1/48 X-15David lists all his modification in his article and I was quite impressed by the work he did on this stunning X-15. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mosquito Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the HK Model kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MER (Multiple Ejector Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Apr 5  2018
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Jens Gerber had a challenging time building the 1/48 AMK Aero L 29 Delphin.  Jens overcame the challenge to build it into a great looking model in it's bare metal finish.  I love the job he did on the bare metal finish and weathering.  I am impressed.


Tom Dziedzic has done a stunning job on the 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Vb.  Tom dressed up the cockpit with some Eduard photo etch then pulled it all together with a great looking camo and aftermarket decals for a Spit flown by a young Aussie  pilot.  It's a treat to see this Spit on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.

 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE.5a radiator for Wolseley Viper engine from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels with flash hiders and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-25 Mitchell Landing Lights from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Monogram/Italeri/Accurate Miniatures.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Apr 4  2018 

Senegal Independence Day

No update today.  I've been focusing on getting my back sorted.

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Tuesday,  Apr 3  2018
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Greg Swanson starts today's update with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Tamiya RF-4C with one heck of a sweet paint job that includes some painted. markings and a great weathering job.  Greg has a passion for 1/32 scale and you will see that in the photos of his Minnesota Air National Guard Phantom.

Sunel Tan has been bust scratchbuilding a few details to improve his 1/144 Minicraft C-130B.  Sunel scribed some of the panel lines and then gave it a Euro camo scheme and finished it with weathering and custom made markings for a Philippines Air Force Herc.  The end result is one sharp looking C-130.

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 A-7 Corsair II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sniper ATP (Advanced Targeting Pod) from Eduard Model Accessories.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Apr 2  2018 

Falklands War Anniversary

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No update today.  I pulled a small muscle in my back a few days ago and have been dealing with some very sobering back pain.

Sunday,  Apr 1  2018 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

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Saturday, Mar 31  2018 
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Friday,  Mar 30  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Klaasjan Schuuring gets things started today with his well detailed and beautifully weathered 1/32 Meng Me163B.  Klaasjan has some very helpful insight into building this big Komet.   I quite like how this Komet looks.

Carmel J. Attard is here with realistic looking 1/72 Airmodel Vickers Varsity wearing a very complicated RAF paint scheme.  Carmel as usual has included some very interesting history in his article.  This is a beautiful looking Varsity.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sniper ATP (Advanced Targeting Pod) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sea Hawk Ejection Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 29  2018  
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Tony Feredo is here with another gem.  This is his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-43-IIb Hayabusa (Oscar) in the markings for an aircraft that operated out of the Philippines in late 1944.  Tony chose a great looking mottled camo scheme and painted most of the markings.  Excellent work Tony.

Sam Ching took the tiny 1/144 - 2 in 1 - F-toys F-4 Phantom RAF and rescribed the panel lines and finished them as two RAF birds complete with weathering.  These are great examples of the fun you can have building 1/144 kits.  I enjoyed seeing these on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE.5a propeller two-blade (right) from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-15 Flagon Landing Lights from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 28  2018  
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Straker65 starts today with his impressive 1/72 Airfix BAE Hawk T1.  Straker65 dressed up the cockpit detailing with some photo etch and then added a few parts from other Hawk kits to complete the exterior before giving it quite the eye catching and beautifully weathered camo scheme.  It looks great from every angle.

Eric Hargett  added a resin cockpit to further enhance his flawless 1/48 Hasegawa Republic P-47D Razorback.  The markings are from an aftermarket decal sheet for a Jug that served in the Pacific during WW2 and include sexy nose art.  It's a treat to see this one on ARC and I love the weathering and noseart.  Excellent job Eric.

Thomas Brückelt is here with a very cool new model kit for the Luft 46  modelers.  This is his 1/72 Airmodel Products Lippisch GB-3/L with S-Model Kettenkrad and MAC Opel Blitz in a couple of different displays to show off this guided bomb.  This is a very cool new kit and he built it with a nice selection of tow vehicles.  Enjoy the photos...I sure did!!. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Junkers Ju 88 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Dra/DML/CyH/HasDra/Rev/ProMo kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 27  2018  
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Tony Feredo has flawlessly captured to look of a late war Japanese fighter stationed in the Philippines.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate (Frank) sporting a truly amazing weathering job giving his Ki-84 a very tired weathered look.  Tony does an excellent job bringing to life the history of the Philippines during WW2.

Michael Phillips has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his 1/48 ICM MiG-25RBT Foxbat-B - Eyes of Baghdad.  Michael added some aftermarket detail items to improve his model and then gave it a stellar weathering job to complete this beauty.  I quite enjoyed seeing the finished model.

Kees Kuyper is here with his very creative and surprisingly realistic looking 1/72 Osprey Catalina.  This is meant as a SAR aircraft for Canada and I must say I like the design.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-105 Thunderchief Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fokker Dr.1 engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mosquito Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Mar 26  2018 

Bangladesh Independence and National Day

  Italian Air Force Day 

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J. B. Wolstenholme is  known on ARC for his exceptional model.  His latest masterpiece is the 1/32 Trumpeter Harrier GR.7 ‘Snow Falcon’.  J.B. does not leave any area of his model untouched and this Harrier has a long list of modified and aftermarket parts to make it as accurate as possible.  Seeing his finished models on ARC is a rare and very special treat.  His choice of the winter camo scheme used in Norway looks fantastic.

Jens Gerber is here with an aircraft you seldom see as a model.  This is the challenging 1/48 Special Hobby Bücker 181 "Bestmann" that Jens built into a great looking model.  Jens shows that this kit does build into a great looking model with skill and patience.  It's good to see a Bücker 181 "Bestmann" of these on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic joins us today with his very attractive 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29 IRIAF.  Dragan scratchbuilt the pitot tube, seatbelts and HUD and then gave his Iranian MiG a very attractive camo scheme complete with subtle weathering.  I love the look of his Fulcrum.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 UB-32A-24 rocket pods for Mi-24 from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SH-3H Seaking Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Fujimi kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Mar 25  2018 

Greece Independence Day

Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944)

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Saturday,  Mar 24  2018  
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Friday,  Mar 23  2018 

Pakistan Day 

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Shows this weekend

Tom Dziedzic started with the 1/48 Wolfpack T-38A and dressed up the cockpit with an Eduard cockpit set and then gave it some very sharp looking NASA markings from Fundecals.  It's cool to see a T-38 in NASA markings.


Jens Gerber is here with something different for him.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Boss Kamow Ka 27 Helix with it's twin rotor design.  Jens gave his Ka 27 a expert weathering job to make his model look very realistic.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Me 262 wheels and painting masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14D Tomcat Ejection Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Fujimi kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 Seamless Exhausts from Royale Resin.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 22  2018  
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler starts today with a very historic Phantom.  This hi-viz bird is his 1/48 Academy F-4B Phantom #201 in the markings of the aircraft to score the last kill of the Viet Nam war.  Shawn got he markings from an aftermarket sheet and I am impressed how good it looks.

Carmel J. Attard has been busy building another vacuformed kit.  This striking looking model is his 1/72 Airmodel Vickers Varsity T1 and Carmel includes the history of the Varsity in his article.  Carmel did do  a top notch job and you can read the full build story in his article.  He makes it all seem so easy. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40 B/C - US version - Browning .30 cal and US type Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE. 5a propeller two-blade (left) from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G correct undercarriage gear well from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 21  2018 

Namibia Independence Day

Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force

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Mike Muth is here with a real gem of a model.  This is the 1/32 Wingnut Wings Albatros D-Va, which is one of my favourite WWI German fighters.  Mike gives some very helpful tips on building this high quality kit and good history behind the Ace that flew this fighter and survived the war.  His article is an excellent read and I love his technique for replicating wood grain.  Beautiful work Mike, I always enjoy seeing your WW1 models on ARC.

Laurent "angus" Beauvais is a regular on ARC for many years and today he is here with his latest.  This is his stunning 1/48 Eduard Week End MiG-21 PF wearing a very realistic looking bare metal finish with a flawless weathering job.  Laurent gives some good detail on his techniques to build his MiG and how he did his bare metal finish.  It's great seeing your MiG on ARC Laurent.  

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin Su-27 Missile Pylons corrects the shape of the kit missile pylons to provide you with a higher level of accuracy and detail on your next big Su-27.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 162A-2 Salamander Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the for Revell / MPM kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 20  2018 

Tunisia National Day

No update today.

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Monday,  Mar 19  2018  
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Rodrigo Aparicio D (salvador001) has done an awesome job on his 1/48 Hasegawa AH-64E Apache GuardianRodrigo built it OOB to a very high standard.  I love seeing this latest chopper on ARC.  Rodrigo does excellent work.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a very special 1/48 Hobby Craft CT-114 Tutor.  This Tutor is adorned in the special scheme celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Canada.  A cool looking jet to be sure.  I've never seen so many red maple leafs on one jet before.  She is a beauty Shawn.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Pacific Coast Models kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Mar 18  2018 

  Çanakkale Victory Anniversary 2014 

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Terry Sumner Happy Birthday Terry!!!

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Saturday,  Mar 17  2018 

Ireland - St. Patrick's Day

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Friday,  Mar 16  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Carl Jarosz has done a very nice job on his 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18E Super Hornet.  Carl added a resin seat to upgrade the cockpit detail and then finished his Super Hornet in special VFA-31 “Tomcatters” 75th Anniversary with just the right amount of weathering.  His finished model look first class.

Dragan Cvetic has done an amazing job finishing his 1/144 Trumpeter Tu-95.  He built this one OOB for a friend and it turned out looking very nice indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mk. 82 unguided bombs w/ Mk.15 Snakeye Fins from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 BAC Lightning BAC Lightning Ejection Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-25 Foxbat Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 15  2018  
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Jim Court has a passion for Canadian float planes and today he joins us with his 1/48 Revell/ICM Beech 18.  Jim combined aftermarket items and other parts including scratchbuilt parts.  The markings are from some aftermarket decals to create this classic float plane.  The end result is one very cool looking float plane.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler had a devil of a time with his 1/72 Mach 2 CC-117 Falcon.  The kits turned out to be quite the challenge, but Shawn motored on and got these two beauties finished to a very high quality.  I quite like the choice of paint schemes.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25K Frogfoot undercarriage doors from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the KP/Směr kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels and Pitot Tube from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 14  2018  
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Michael Phillips is here with his award winning 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Aggressor - Blizzard of 69.  Michael enhanced the cockpit with an Aires cockpit set and gave it a very special winter camo with markings from an aftermarket decal sheet.  I love what he used for the static dissipators...tooth brush bristles.....simply brilliant.  She is a beauty Michael and I can see why it was awarded 1st place.

Jens Gerber is here with his 1/48 Great Wall Hobby Fw 189 A1 Ski Version finished in winter camo.  The cockpit has a large canopy that is partly opened, so Jens added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit to further improve the cockpit detail.  Since many places still have snow at the moment, this winter camo makes plenty of sense.  Jens has given his model a beautifully weathered and tired looking winter camo. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Early Tail Stinger from Zactomodels.  


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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G-2 wheels and painting masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 13  2018  
No update today.

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Monday,  Mar 12  2018 

Mauritius Independence Day

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a very rare version of the DC-3/C-47.  This is his Canadian 1/72 Italeri CC-129 Dakota that was used as a CF-104 Nav trainer back in the day when Canada operated the F-104 Starfighter.  Shawn used a  resin nose to complete this special conversion and aftermarket decals.

Dragan Cvetic has  done a conversion to create his 1/72 R.V. Aircraft IAI Finger IIIB.  Dragan chose a great looking camo to finish this gem. 

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 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX legs in bronze with gear doors and 4 spoke wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 AV-8B Harrier Ejection Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Mar 11  2018 

Lithuania Independence Day

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Saturday,  Mar 10  2018  
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Friday,  Mar 9  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Michael Phillips has some serious talent for in-flight models as you will see when you check out his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G Wild Weasel - Diceman WeaselMichael  chose some very dynamic looking sharks mouth markings for his long nose Phantiom.  I love the weathering job.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with two models today.  These are his 1/72 Leading Edge and BPK CE-144 Challengers which include one plastic kit and one resin kit.  Both are finished in Canadian markings and Shawn tells the whole build story in his article. 

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 8  2018  
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Thomas Brückelt is here from Germany with a very interesting German aircraft that was sold to Sweden and wears Swedish markings.  This is his 1/72 Huma Klemm SK 15 (Klemm 35D) on skids.  Thomas gave his model 2 pilot figures and finished it in the markings for a training aircraft.  I like to the look of this little trainer.

Pablo Angel Herrera is here with two of his F-15 models.  These are his 1/72 Revell F-15E & Academy F-15E "A tale of 4 tails" and for the older Revell kit he did quite the heroic build with plenty addition aftermarket items.  Pablo gives a very good comparison between these two kits and he even offers insight into the Great Wall kit.  These are two sweet looking models and his article is an insightful read. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 GBU-39 guided bombs with BRU-61 pylons from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25K Frogfoot Cockpit Ladder from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the KP/Směr kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXe/XVIe late version Hispano 20mm & Browning .50cal from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 7  2018  
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Michael Phillips starts today with something very different for him.  This is his first WWII aircraft and his first bare metal finish.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya P-51K Mustang - The Oklahoma Kid built to a very high standard complete with gentle weathering to bring his model to life.  I'm impressed Michael.

Dragan Cvetic was quite impressed with the quality of the 1/72 Trumpeter Nanchang Q-5.  Dragan dressed up the cockpit with seat belts and finished it in a great looking camo for the Myanmar Air Force.  Very nice indeed Dragan. 

Here's a product article for the1/32 MiG-29 Wheels and painting masks from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 He 111 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 6  2018 

Ghana Independence Day

No update today....had to work extra hours at work.

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Monday,  Mar 5  2018 

Spitfire - Maiden flight of Spitfire in 1936

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Straker65 begins your week with his bare metal 1/72 Revell MiG-21 F-13.  Straker65 added resin and photo etch goodies to the cockpit and the exterior and then gave his MiG a perfect bare metal finish complete with careful weathering.  This one is a beauty, check out the cockpit detailing in his photos.

Pablo Angel Herrera is here from sunny Guatemala with his 1/72 Special Hobby AH-1G Cobra.  Pablo has chosen a very interesting Cobra with great noseart and a very heroic story.  Pablo tells more in his article.  Enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V cannon barrel tips and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX legs and gear doors wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model Accessories.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Mar 4  2018 
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Saturday,  Mar 3  2018 

Bulgaria National Day

Morocco National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Friday,  Mar 2  2018  
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Shows this weekend

Huberlu is here with a first on ARC today.  This is his 1/48 Hi-Tech Voisin 10 Ca2, which is the 1st of this aircraft type on ARC.   Huberlu did plenty of extra scratchbuilding to his WWI bi-plane to give it an exceptional level of detail.  This is one very delicate looking model and it is properly displayed in a wonderful diorama setting with gas cans and a pilot figure.  Excellent work Huberlu.

Klaasjan Schuuring is here with a real classic ERTL kit.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Lockheed Martin ES-3A Shadow in all it's glory and upgraded with plenty of Eduard photo etch.  Klaasjan used pre-shading to give his USN jet a more realistic look and the finished model does look first class.  Yet more proof that you can build a fine looking model if you give these older kits a bit of love and patience.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mk. 82 unguided bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A Tomcat Ejection Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 1  2018 

Wales - St David's Day

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Andrés F. Acuña is here from Colombia with his exceptional 1/8 Scratchbuilt North American Texan T6-F.  This masterpiece is made from RC plans and the finsihed model is on dispaly in an aircraft museum in Cali, Colombia.  Andrés includes 33 photos of the full build process...it is amazing to see the work involved to build this classic trainer.

Pablo Angel Herrera joins us from warm sunny Guatemala.  He has made some key changes to his 1/48 Italeri MiG-23 Flogger-D to correct it's shape and look and he explains these changes in his article.  The exotic camo scheme is for a Cuban jet, which looks very good.  Beautiful work Pablo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-14A ejection seats from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25K Frogfoot Mirrors from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the KP/Směr kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 28  2018  
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Tom Dziedzic is here in style with his 1/48 Academy F-15C.   Tom enhanced the cockpit with Eduard photoetch and then chose a epic paint scheme for the Oregon National Guard.  No doubt about it.....I love this F-15!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Wingtip Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 27  2018

Dominican Republic Independence Day

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El Rey is here from glorious warm Mexico with his 1/48 Hobbyboss P-38L Putt Putt Maru.  El Rey did quite a bit of extra work on his P-38 including scratchbuilt detailing.  The paint scheme is a flawless bare metal finish with colorful markings for the fighter of a famous ace in the Pacific.  It is a treat to see the photos of this P-38.

Patrick Vossenberg has done an amazing job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Revell F-16B (2x).  Patrick added some resin and photos etch to detail his jet and them gave them  a full weapons load and a stunning weathering job and markings for Belgium and Jordan.  I love the look of his F-16's.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Junkers Ju 52 Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 26  2018

Kuwait Liberation Day 

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Richard Spreckley has created an absolutely divine diorama for his first venture into building a WWI plane.  Richard chose the very nice 1/48 Copper State Models Sopwith Dolphin 5FI and then showed off certain areas such as the engine and added the upper guns and pilot to complete this historically accurate scene.  Richard explains the build process as well as how he created the stunning display.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Michael Phillips has excelled on his 1/48 AMK IAI Kfir C7 - Lion Cub 555.  Michael added extra detailing and then finished his Kfir in Israeli markings complete with a stunning camo scheme.  I really like the look of this one.  This jet model looks great from every angle.

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 - Designed by John Geigle Masterpiece Models. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX landing gear and doors and 5 spoke wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Feb 25  2018

Kuwait National Day

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Saturday,  Feb 24  2018

Estonia National Day

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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Feb 23  2018

Brunei National Day

Guyana National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Shows this weekend

 


Queito Thomas (Marvin20) is here in style with his beautifully weathered 1/48 Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat.  Queito added wing folds to his Hellcat along with some scratch built details and then gave it a flawless camo scheme with just the perfect amount of weathering.  He explains the whole process in his helpful article.  Beautiful work Queito.

André Manzano used a WolfPack Design conversion set to complete his stunning 1/48 HobbyBoss Dassault Rafale C.  André gave his Rafale a very realistic looking weathering job and the French markings came from a Skyraider Model Designs decal sheet.  I love how this Rafale looks.

Didier Mayeur joins us with his big and very impressive 1/72 Italeri Short Sunderland MkIII.  Didier was very carefiul in all areas in this model including the amazing cockpit and even gave it weathering that included bird droppings.  The Eduard detailing in the cockpit looks first rate.  It is a treat to see this 4 engined flying boat beast on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 CBU-105 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju-87 Stuka Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda/Academy kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 22  2018  
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his fantastic looking 1/48 Dragon Ju 88 G6.  Jens added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit and exterior to improve the detailing and finished his bomber in markings that appeared in Denmark during the war with a very eye catching camo scheme.

Dragan Cvetic has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/72 AZ Models Super Mystere B2.  Dragan dressed up the cockpit with a HUD and then finished his jet in Israeli markings complete with one of those classic looking colorful camo schemes.  The panel lines were given a wash to show the lines better.

Charlies Rodriguez (CharlieUH-1H) is here from the Dominican Republic with his impressive looking 1/48 Italeri UH-1V United Stated Army.  Charlies has a passion for choppers and this is his 3rd one on ARC.  He added some aftermarket items and then did a massive amount of scratchbuilding to the interior including a a Gatorade cooler to give his medevac UH-1V a very realistic look.  Excellent work Charlies.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-2C Buckeye Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Two Bobs kit.


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


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 21  2018  
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Michael Phillips starts today in grand style with his 1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat - Fast Eagle 100. Michael chose a Tomcat from the mid 70's with VF-41 Black Aces in hi-viz markings from Furball Decals with a gentle application of weathering to help bring out the wonderful details on his Tamiya F-14.  This F-14 is a treat to see.

Straker65 has captured the faded look with great success on his 1/72 Hobbyboss Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat.  Straker65 gave his fighter shaded panel lines and some mild paint chipping which replicates the look of the Widcats that were stationed under the blazing sun in the Pacific.  I really love the look of this one.

Carmel J. Attard did plenty of extra work on his 1/72 Airmodel Yak-17 UTI including scratchbuilding to create his Bulgarian jet trainer.  This is a vac-u-formed kit and as you read Carmel's article, you will appreciate the extra love and attention that is needed to complete a vac kit.  But as you will see in his photos, the extra effort is well worth it in the end.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ET - AA-10 Alamo-D missiles from Zactomodels.  This missile set is the Vympel R-27ET - AA-10 Alamo-D missile that has been carried by the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AH-64 Apache M230 Chain Gun barrel, pitot tube, antenna from Master.


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


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 20  2018  
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Cloud in the Wind is on ARC today for the first time.  This is the 1/48 Revell MQ-9 Reaper finished as an in-flight UAV with a full weapons load and a small electric motor to spin the prop.  You will find a link to a video of the spinning prop.  Welcome to ARC Cloud in the Wind, this is a very cool project.

Federico Kunz is here from Mexico city with a very realistic looking 1/48 Zvezda Mil Mi-24A.  Federico chose an Afghanistan Hind with it's great looking desert camo scheme.  This kit permits plenty of open panels and Federico took full advantage of that feature of this kit.

Peter Verlooy got everything on his 1/72 Esci F104-J Starfighter looking very good.  This is the classic ESCI kit that Peter built into a very nice model of the Starfighter.  Beautiful work Peter.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 Hind weighted wheels from Royale Resin.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25K Frogfoot Control Lever and Pedals from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the KP/Směr.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 19  2018  
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Dragan Cvetic has got all the details looking great on his 1/72 AML Mirage IIICDragan used a combination of aftermarket goodies and scratchbuilt items to detail his Israeli jet and gave the panel lines a wash to bring out the details.

Queito “Marvin20” Thomas has done a stellar job weathering his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair.  This beauty is finished in the markings of the very popular and famous ACE Pappy Boyington.  It doesn't get much sweeter than this.

Douglas Conrady conquered the very challenging 1/72 Sword T-38 with great success.  I do love the paint scheme Douglas chose.  Very nice indeed.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX wheels and gear legs from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Kamov Ka-27 Helix Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Feb 18  2018

Gambia Independence Day 

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Feb 17  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Feb 16  2018

Lithuania National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Shows this weekend

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is a F-4 Phanatic and today he honours us with his very special 1/32 Tamiya F-4D Phantom #200.  This is the big Tamiya kit wearing Iranian markings and a great looking camo scheme.  Shawn also included photos of dozens of the Phantoms which is truly spectacular to see.  Thanks for showing us Shawn.

Federico Kunz joins us from Mexico city with weary battle hardened 1/48 Promodeler Ju-88 C-6.  Federico gave his Luftwaffe bomber a full weathering job which adds an exceptional level of realism.  I rerally enjoyed seeing the photos of this Ju-88.

Straker65 dressed up his 1/72 Airfix BAE Hawk T1 with resin and photo etch to give get a gorgeous model of this little jet trainer.  Straker65 chose a black scheme and the completed model is a joy to see.  Enjoy his photos of this little gem.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 CBU-87 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Antennas and Position Lights from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 15  2018

Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942)

Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Gerd Wilcken starts today with his outstanding 1/48 Kinetic Dornier Alpha Jet A/E.  Gerd added resin detail items to improve his Alphajet and then weathered and finished it as a German jet.  The model is fantastic, but the base is equally eye catching with it's German cross.  This one is a beauty.....check out the photos and Gerd's article to see what he did.

Michael Phillips has done a stunning job weathering his award winning 1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle - Diceman Mudhen.  Michael upgraded the cockpit with resin seats and gave it a full weapons load using items from Hasegawa.  Then he finished it with decals from 3 different sources.  This is one sweet looking Mudhen.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Tu-160 Blackjack Nose Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXe/XVIe early version Hispano 20mm & Browning .50cal barrels from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 14  2018

   Happy Valentines Day!!!  


WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Tom Dziedzic has done something I admire very much.  This is the classic 1/48 Monogram F-100D given plenty of love and turned into a stunning example of this classic USAF jet. Tom added an aftermarket cockpit and decals with some very colorful markings.  No doubt about it, this one is stunning.

Jean-Charles Goddet is here with a very special aircraft today.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Dassault Rafale C wearing a special French/Soviet anniversary paint scheme and some very attractive markings.  Jean-Charles explains more in his article and includes 10 photos of his Rafale C.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ER - AA-10 Alamo-C missiles from ZactomodelsThis missile set is the Vympel R-27ER - AA-10 Alamo-C missile that has been carried by a variety of Russian jets.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25K Frogfoot Landing Lights from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the KP/Směr kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 13  2018
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Bob Leonard has done a impressive job converting the Minicraft 1/144 KC-135A Stratotanker converted into a 1/144 Minicraft C-135A Stratolifter.  This was quite involved in this conversion and Bob expalins the process in easy to follow detail.  His finished model is a treat to see.


Michael Phillips has added some aftermarket resin to improve his 1/48 Academy Su-27 Flanker-B - Yellow 05.  The real beauty of this Flanker is the awesome camo scheme for the Kazakhstan jet and a skillful weathering job complete this beauty to a very high standard.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-7, Su-22 Fitter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kopro/Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 12  2018
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Jens Gerber has done a fantastic job weathering his 1/48 Dragon Ju 88 C6.  I do enjoy seeing Luftwaffe aircraft in winter camo and Jens explains his technique in his article.  It's a very interesting read and the photos are great to see.

Dragan Cvetic has done a stunning job on his 1/72 KP MiG-21 MF.  This MiG is a former East German jet with a flawless looking weathering job and some upgraded cockpit detailing including a resin seat and added seat belts.  I love the look of this MiG.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Wire Assist Forming Tool.  Matched Grab Handles Every Time!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX undercarriage legs in bronze from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk. IX Exhausts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Feb 11  2018

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Feb 10  2018  
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Feb 9  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Sertac Bayar has done a perfect job on his 1/32 Revell Tornado ECR.  This big Tornado shows off very well in the hands of a skilled modeller  as you will see in his photos.  It looks excellent.

Rodrigo Aparicio D (salvador001) is here from El Salvador with his 6th model on ARC.  This 1/35 Academy/MRC UH-60A Dustoff Blackhawk.  Rodrigo added plenty of extra work to transform his Blackhawk into a medevac chopper using a variety of after market resin including the Werner Wings UH-60 medevac update set.  This is quite the  project and the finished model looks spectacular.

Federico Kunz joins us from Mexico City today with his 11th model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Italeri MiG-29A finished in an attractive camo scheme with a touch of weathering to bring his MiG to life.  This is a sweet looking jet and I'm very happy to see it on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mosquito FB Mk.VI left engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Air Intake and Fuel Drain (B) from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 N1K2-J Shiden-kai resin cockpit set from SBS Model.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 8  2018  
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Murad Özer begins today with his 5th model on ARC and what a masterpierce this is.  This is Murad's 1/48 Academy F-4D Phantom II finished with a stunning weathering job in South Korean markins and a full weapons load and drop tanks.  Check out the paint work and weathering.  I love the way this Phantom looks. 

Chip Berseth has been a longtime ARC'er and today he is here with his 11th model on ARC.  This is Chip's 1/48 ProModeler Focke Wulf Ta-154 Moskito with some top notch scratchbuilt cockpit detailing.  Chip gave his Moskito a great looking camo scheme and set his night fighter up on a grass airfield base.  Beautiful work Chip.

Dragan Cvetic is here with something different today.  This is his impressive 1/144 Zvezda Tu-160 built OOB with just the perfect amount of weathering.  A very cool looking Russian jet and very realistic looking thanks to Dragan's skills at painting and weathering.

Here's a product article for the F-4 Phantom II Arresting Hook from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.V early Hispano 20mm cannon barrels in fairings from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 J2M3 Raiden Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 7  2018

Grenada Independence Day

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Michael Phillips builds exceptional models and he has a passion for VF-84 and other Skull and Cross Bones squadrons, so his model today is a treat.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Boss F3H-2 Demon - Victory 210 with a resin ejection seat plus aftermarket decals and a stunning weathering job. The finished model is a treat to see.

Mike Muth is here with his 2 very colorful WWI American fighters including one flown by the famous American Ace Eddie Rickenbacker.  These are Mike's 1/48 Roden & Glencoe Nieuport 28 and he includes history and some very good insight into building both of these Nieuport 28 kits which I found quite helpful. Both of these are a treat to see.

Paolo Yuen is here with a very special 1/72 Hasegawa Su-35.  This one is wearing the prototype camo scheme and is detailed with photo etch and a metal pitot tube.  The finished model is stunning in this camo and it's weapons load. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missiles from Zactomodels.  The Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missile has been carried by a variety of Russian jets including the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-14A wheels late and paint masks from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 6  2018

New Zealand Waitangi Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Jean-Charles Goddet starts today with his very special 1/72 Hasegawa Grumman F-14B VF-74This F-14 is painted in an adversary camo scheme to simulate a Russian jet.  Jean-Charles added the kit photo etch to dress up the cockpit and has the canopy open to show off his work.  His finished model is a treat to see.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler had a grand time building his 1/32 Tamiya Mustang.  This is the big Tamiya Mustang and Shawn took full advantage of all that detail.  He used aftermarket decals to complete his P-51 in RCAF markings and a bare metal finish.  The end result of all his work looks excellent. 

Thomas Brückelt dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Germany with his 1/72 HobbyBoss Messerschmitt Me 262 Racer.  This what-if air racer is something I never expected to see for a 262 and I must admit the idea is brilliant.  His custom decals make this Me 262 look like a very realistic air racer.  I'm impressed Thomas.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk. IX Fishtail Exhausts from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Heinkel He 177 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 5  2018

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Tom Dziedzic has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya MiG-15Tom added photo etch to dress up the detail in the cockpit and flaps and then some resin wheels before giving it a perfect looking weathering job.  His finished MiG is quite attractive indeed.

Tolga Ülgür is here with a 109 in a very unique paint scheme.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109G-6 “Black 10” with resin goodies including the cockpit, stabs, wheels, exhausts and prop.  I love the paint scheme.....it is quite eye catching. 

Dragan Cvetic is here with his cool looking 1/72 HobbyBoss F-5E.  Dragan improved the cockpit detail and scrathcbuilt guns and pitot tube before giving it a great looking camo scheme for the Iranian Air Force.  This is a great looking F-5.

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 B-17G turbochargers from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Gannet AS.Mk 1/4 resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Feb 4  2018

Sri Lanka Independence Day

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Saturday,  Feb 3  2018  
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Friday,  Feb 2  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Dragan Cvetic is here with something out of the ordinary for him.  This is his exceptional looking 1/72 Finemolds X-Wing Fighter with full weathering.  Dragan got every part of his X-Wing looking perfect.

Luqmanul Hakim A.K.A Mee Wan joins us from Malaysia with his beautifully painted 1/72 Revell RMAF Airbus A-400M.  This A-400 has a very subtle weathering job with beautifully done shaded panel lines.  I love the look of this one in it's Malaysian markings.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a very cool in-flight display.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4D Phantom #199 launching a missile in the heat of a dogfight.  Shawn picked a very famous MiG killer you can read about in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mosquito FB Mk.VI right engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-86D Sabre Dog Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/ProModeler kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 1  2018

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Rwanda Heros Day

No update today...but I did update the joke page.

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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 31  2018    
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Gerd Wilcken is here with a first on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Heller Fi-103 Reichenberg “We should fly in this thing?” that he made in a special diorama.  Gerd tells the story of this unique manned bomb and then explains the build process.  His finished model is a treat to see.  This is the first Fi-103 on ARC.

Mark L. Rossmann is here with another gem.  This is his "Korea – Firefly" 1/48 AZ Model FR.1 Fairey Firefly that operated off a FAA carrier during the Korean War.  This is a multi-media kit and Mark finished it to a very high standard with aftermarket decals.  I love the markings with the stripes.

Straker65 joins us today with the 1/72 Academy Super Etendard with a resin seat and other extra detailing to the cockpit and landing gear.  Straker65  darkened the panel lines and finished it with stunning weathering for a jet that operated over Libya in 2011.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-60 - AA-8 Aphid missile from Zactomodels.  The Vympel R-60 - AA-8 Aphid missile has been carried by a variety of Russian jets including the MiG-21, MiG-29.  This resin set includes 2 complete missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109F early propeller from Eduard Model Accessories. This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 (Frogfoot) Pitot Tubes from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 30  2018

Liberation of Camp Pangatian, Philippines

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Sunel Tan is here on this Filipino anniversary with his excellent looking 1/72 Airfix BN-2 Islander in Philippine Air Force markings.  Sunel worked hard to get the weathering looking just right on this model with great results.  When you look at the photos, you will be impressed.

Thomas Brückelt is here with a very cool looking project.  This is his 1/72 Heller RTF-104G Starfighter which is a reconnaissance version of the TF-104G, which I think is a very cool project.  Thomas scratchbuilt parts and did all the proper modifications to make this an accurate RTF-104G Starfighter.  The finished model looks very good.

Reza H Monjezi is here for the first time today with a beautifully finished 1/48 Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom ll.  This is an Iranian Phantom with its colourful camo and just the perfect amount of paint fading.  Reza gave his jet drop tanks and a full weapons load and finished it with a very skillful weathering job.  Beautiful work Reza...I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 I-153 Cockpit Doors from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Dewoitine D.520 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Azur kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Jan 29  2018    
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Michael Phillips has been a member on the ARC forums for over 3 years a today I'm excited to see his first model on the ARC homepage.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat - Victory 202 built to an exceptional level of detail including aftermarket items in the cockpit and added weapons and pitot tubes etc.  All this was given a skillful and accurate looking weathering job and finished in the famous Jolly Rogers markings.  A truly exceptionally well done Tomcat that I'm pleased to see on ARC.  Beautiful work Michael....welcome to the ARC homepage. 

Chris Parsons joins us from Canada with his 20th article on ARC.  This is his flawless looking 1/48 Italeri CC 130J finished in Royal Canadian Air Force markings.  Chris combined 2 kits and aftermarket items to complete this conversion and make a very accurate CC 130J. Chris scratchbuilt the exhausts and finished this beauty with aftermarket decals.  The finished model is a treat to see.

Dragan Cvetic did a bit of his highly skilled scratchbuilding and built a very attractive 1/72 Azur Vautour IIB.  It is wearing Israel camo with aftermarket decals and just a gentle amount of weathering to help show off the panel lines.  I love the look of the Israeli camo on this Vautour IIB.

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 B-17G 50 cal. guns from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4 Phantom II Mirrors from QuickBoost This set includes 7 resin mirrors.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Jan 28  2018

  Space Shuttle Challenger Accident 1986 

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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Jan 27  2018

Russia - End of Leningrad blockade  (1944)

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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 26  2018

Australia Day

India Republic Day

  Happy Australia Day to everyone down under!!! 

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Shows this weekend

Tom Thounaojam is here from India to honour India's Republic Day with his excellent looking 1/72 HobbyBoss Mi-17.  I like the look of this Hip in India markings.  Well done Tom!!!

Tom Dziedzic took a trip down memory lane and built the 1/48 Monogram F-4J.  Tom has proven that these old kits build into great looking models in the hands of skilled modelers.  Tom gave his F-4 a weapons load and drop tanks and then finished in some very pleasing hi-viz markings.  Beautiful work Tom.

Angus has done a gorgeous job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Eduard P-39 N or Q.  Angus added a resin engine and gun bay and some fine looking cockpit detailing.  For markings Angus went with Free French Air Force markings from WWII and completed his P-39 with a gentle weathering to help accent the camo scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mosquito FB Mk. VI engines from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Air Intake and Fuel Drain (A) from  QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Handley Page Halifax resin cockpit set + vacu canopies from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Matchbox/Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.VIII/IXc Hispano 20mm cannons in fairings from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 25  2018  
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Swashplate has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Revell AH-1F as well as the diorama base.  Swashplate finsihed his Cobra straight out of the box with stunning results.  He used paint from Lowes to finish this one and the results are truly amazing and well worth checking out in his photos.  Welcome to the ARC homepage Swashplate and I'm excited to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

Dragan Cvetic has been working on his 1/48 Academy MiG-29 9.12 for quite a while.  He added plenty of aftermarket detailing as well as his own high quality scratchbuilt detailing as well as rivet detailing.  The final touch was a flawless slightly faded camo job along with just a hint of weathering and Yugoslav markings.  This is one sweet looking MiG...well done Dragan.

Gerd Wilcken has created a very interesting diorama with his 1/72 Hobby Boss DO 335 Pfeil.  Gerd improved the cockpit and then gave it a  late war camo with slight weathering.  The diorama features an American jeep with 2 American pilots meeting 2 Luftwaffe pilots, which is quite the cool end of war scene.  I always enjoy seeing Gerd's work on ARC and this one is a treat to see

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


Here's a product article for the 1/144 B-52 Stratofortress Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Minicraft kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 La-7 Propeller w/tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 24  2018  
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Tolga Ülgür is here with his latest gem.  This is his excellent looking 1/32 Revell (Hasegawa) Spitfire Mk.1A K9962 with rescribed panel lines and plenty of aftermarket detailing.  For markings Tolga chose the plane of a Scotish pilot during the very early part of WWII.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler joins us with a very famous MiG killing Phantom  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4D Phantom #198 as it appeared in it's final paint scheme and markings.  As an added bonus Shawn has included a teaser photo of Phantom #199.

Carmel J Attard has a passion for float planes among other things and today he joins us with a float plane from Alaska.  This is his vacuformed 1/72 Khee-Kha Art Products Waco YKS-6 Cabin biplane finished with a full interior as a float plane version in Alaskan livery.  Carmel explains the whole build process in careful detail and I know I sure do enjoy seeing his float planes on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile from ZactomodelsThe Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Petlyakov Pe-2 weighted wheels from Royale Resin.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-17G Flying Fortress Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the new mold Revell kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 23  2018  
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Dragan Cvetic is here with the first Tu-144 ever featured on ARC.  This is his 1/144 Revell Tu-144D finished OOB to a very high level.  I quite like the look of this SST model.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is an expert helicopter modeler and he is here today with a full build article for the new 1/35 Kitty Hawk AH-6J and MH-6J.  This model can be built as either a AH-6J or MH-6J and Floyd's article gives excellent detail on every aspect of this new kit.  Floyd's article is very honest about the pros and cons of this new Kitty Hawk kit.  I do like how his model turned out.


Gerson Garcia has done a gorgeous job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Trumpeter JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong).  Gerson weathered the panel lines and JF-17 Thunder in Pakistani markings with a weapons load and droptanks with excellent results.


Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This 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 B-17G Engines from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 T-28 Trojan Propeller "B" from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Jan 22  2018 
No update today.

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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Jan 21  2018 
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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Jan 20  2018  
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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 19  2018  
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Michael Keyte joins us with his first model on ARC and it is a beauty.  This Michael's 1/48 Hobbyboss A-6A Intruder with excellent flap detail and crew figures.  Michael chose a hi-viz paint scheme for the USS Midway.  This one is a beaut Michael, I am excited to see more of your work on ARC.

Thomas Brückelt is here with something completely different today.  This is his in-flight display of the 1/200 Hasegawa C-130Q Hercules firebomber in Coulson livery.  Thomas made a base for it with fire retardant being dropped from the C-130.  He explains his process for this in his article.  The result is very realistic looking and simple to do. 

Shawn phantom Weiler is getting close to 200 Phantoms in his collection.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-4B Phantom #197 finished with a full weapons loadout and the hi-viz markings for the famous USMC Black Knights squadron.  I love the look of the wingfolds on this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bazooka rocket launchers for P-47 from Eduard Model Accessories.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Porcupine Exhausts from QuickBoost.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 18  2018  
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Cyril Worley has put in lots of work and taken the 1/24 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk1 to a whole new level.  As you will see in the photos, Cyril has scratchbuilt the fuselage tube frame and all the wiring and plumbing.  This is as close in detail as you can get to the real 1/1 machine and I know you will enjoy seeing the photos of this BOB Hurricane.  Spectacular work Cyril.

Gerson Garcia is here with an Iraqi jet from the Gulf War you don't see very often.  This is his beautifully finished 1/48 Academy MIG-29UB “Fulcrum B” wearing a non-desert blue/gray camo which looks excellent.  It's cool to see this Iraqi MiG-29.

Dragan Cvetic found the 1/72 BPK Challenger CL-143L to be a difficult kit to build, but it sure does build into a stunning model.  Dragan chose the livery for the US Coast Guard which looks very attractive on this particular jet. 

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the Vector 1/48 Bf-109G-6/14 Exterior Set.  This detail set is designed for the Zvezda Bf-109G-6 kit.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 PB-1W AN/APS-20 Sub Hunter Radar for Navy B-17 from RESIN2Detail


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 17  2018  
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Straker65 has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Trumpeter J-8II/F-8II Finback-B.  Straker65 upgraded the cockpit detail and then shaded the panel lines with an amazing weathering  job. 


Bill Dedig is here with one of the best known aircraft mysteries of the 20th century.  This is Bill's 1/53 Lockheed 10 Electra “Amelia Earhart Aircraft” with a full scratchbuilt interior and added engine detailing.  Bill gave it a top notch bare metal finish and for that final touch he has a paper map sitting on one of the wings.


Victor Rene Carlos is here with one of the most famous F-16's of all time.  This is his 1/72 Academy F-16A with the loadout for the Israeli mission "Operation Opera" for the bombing of the nuclear plant in Iraq.  Victor did quite the impressive job on this one with an excellent weathering job.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from Zactomodels.  This missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104 C2 ejection seat from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 BAC TSR-2 resin cockpit set + vacu canopies from Pavla Models.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 16  2018
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Dragan Cvetic has got his 1/72 Hasegawa Kfir C2 looking perfect.  He upgraded his Kfir by rescribing the panel lines and adding revits and some scratchbuilt details to the cockpit.  His paint work and weathering is flawless and the weapons load shows the true intent of this Israeli jet.  I love how it looks.. 

Carmel J. Attard joins us with something quite unique today.  This is his 1/72 Frog Whitley Mk V BOAC freighter built with plenty of added effort with amazing results.  As you can imagine, Carmel used his usual magic to rework and improve the ol' Frog kit into something truly exceptional.  He tells the harrowing history of these freighters.  Carmel's article is an enjoyable and informative read and the photos of the model are a treat to see.

Shawn phantom Weiler is here with a real beauty today.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-4J Phantom #196 in the hi-viz markings for the VF-143 Puking Dogs using Furball decals.  No doubt about it, this Phantom is eye catching.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-3 Propeller with alignment tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SR-71 Blackbird Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 J-10 Landing Gear  from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Bronco & Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Jan 15  2018  

  Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

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Gerson Garcia gets today started with a beauty.  This is his 1/48 Italeri MIG-23MF “Flogger-B” wearing Syrian markings and camo using Begemot Decals.  I love the look of the desert camo on this MiG.

Thomas Brückelt is here with something I guarantee you will not see often.  This is his scratchbuilt 1/72 Lippisch FG 10 on Panther which is a radio controlled flying bomb based on the Me 163 Komet.  Thomas built a mobile launch platform and mounted that on a  Panther Chassis.  This bomb is a paper project from 1941 that never made it into production.  It's quite fascinating to see the photos and read Thomas' article.  A very cool model Thomas.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a first on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Amodel Beechcraft C-12J that he found to be very challenging to build.  Dragan does not back away from a challenging kit and he finished this one to a very high quality and finished it in USAF livery.  A cool plane to see.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small Shop.  This product  is Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-17G wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 T-28 Trojan Exhaust from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Jan 14  2018 
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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Jan 13  2018  
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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 12  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Dragan Cvetic has done a stellar job on his 1/72 Revell JAS-39 Gripen.  Dragan added a scratchbuilt HUD and seat belts to dress up the cockpit and finished his Gripen in South African Air Force markings with weathering to better show the panel lines.  It looks perfect.

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter MK.VIThis is an RAF machine finished with very skillfully applied panel line preshading.  Klaasjan used very successful technique for his paint chipping that he explains in his article.  Very nicely done indeed.

Gil Costa has captured the dirty look very well on his 1/48 Great Wall Hobby MiG-29SMT.  Gil added some scratchbuilt detailing to the cockpit and landing gear wells and then chose a great looking camo scheme before giving his MiG a stellar weathering jobs that gives this jet a very realistic look.  Enjoy the photos, I sure did.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-47D wheels and painting masks from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Heinkel He 111 Front of Engine cowlings from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Harrier GR.7/GR.9 resin wheel set from SBS Model.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 11  2018  
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Athanasopoulos Panagiotis joins us from Greece today with his beautifully finished 1/48 Kinetic NF-5A Freedom Fighter HAF.  Athanasopoulos was impressed with the Kinetic kit and added further scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit and then finished his Hellenic jet in Greek camo and Hellenic Air Force markings.  I love the way it looks.

Osvaldo Carrasco joins us from Chile with his very attractive 1/48 HobbyBoss Embraer 314 Super Tucano.  The 4 colour camo scheme on this trainer looks excellent.  Beautiful work Osvaldo.

Gerson Garcia has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/48 Revell Eurofighter (EF 2000) Typhoon.  Gerson chose Spanish markings to finish his Typhoon.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Heinkel He 111 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bell OH-58D Kiowa resin cockpit set from Pavla Models.  This detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 10  2018

 Russia - Soviet counteroffensive under Stalingrad. The beginning of the end (1943) 

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Paolo Yuen begins today with his exceptional 1/72 Hasegawa Su-33.  Paolo added a resin cockpit and exhaust and nose cone to improve the detail and accuracy of his Flanker.  Paolo's detailing is flawless and he further added dropped flaps before finishing his jet in Russian markings with a stunning camo scheme with just the perfect amount of weathering.

Bob Leonard is here with a unique looking design.  This is his 1/72 Amodel P.180 Avanti, which is a twin engined pusher aircraft in Italian Coast Guard markings.  Bob found this to be a limited run kit needing a bit of love to complete it into the lovely model in Bob's photos.  The red and white Servizio Aereo della Guardia Costiera paint scheme works very well with this unique looking aircraft.  I love the look of it.

Javier Johnson did quite a bit of work to create an accurate Ecuadorian Cheetah C.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic/Scaleworx Cheetah C using added modifications thanks to Scaleworx to get all the finer details correct.  Javier then used his skills to give his Cheetah a carefully applied weathering job.  It's good to see this Ecuadorian on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Alamo Missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38F turbochargers and air intakes from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-3 Propeller with alignment tool from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 9  2018  
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Yvan Vansteenkiste joins us from Belgium with his latest model.  This is his 1/48 MiG-29AS with digi camo using decals from KOPRO.  This is a Ukrainian MiG and the digital camo scheme looks excellent with all it's fine detail.  Yvan dressed up the cockpit with photoetch from Eduard.

Mike Muth joins us with his Triplane figher from WW1.  This is his 1/32 Wingnut Wings Sopwith Triplane that suffered a nasty crash and was rebuilt by Mike markings that come with some very interesting history that Mike explains in his article.  The Wing Nut Wing model kits set a whole new standard and Mike's work makes this kit shine in all it's glory.  It's a treat to see this Triplane on ARC.

Straker65 has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Revell MiG-21 F-13.  Straker65 used resin and photo etch aftermarket items from Aires,  Quickboost, Pavla and Eduard to detail his MiG to a very high level.  Then it was finished with the perfect amount of weathering.

Thomas Brückelt is here with another model in his Lippisch P.01 series here on ARC.  This is his scratchbuilt 1/72 Lippisch P.01-117 that was partly made with a 3D printer and good old fashioned scratchbuilding.  This was an actual proposal that never made it into production.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Dassault Mirage III Pitot Tube from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 C-54/DC-4 Skymaster Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Minicraft kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Jan 8  2018  
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Gerson Garcia is here with his beautifully done 1/48 Revell F-14A “Tomcat”.  This Tomcat is wearing Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force camo and markings and has a weapons load.  It's a sweet looking F-14 Gerson.

Gianni Cassi joins us today with his 9th article on ARC.  This is his highly detailed 1/32 Zoukei Mura Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden.  This quite the model with added Eduard photo etch and an amazing amount of rivet work was added to this big WW2 Japanese fighter.  I love the display base.

Dragan Cvetic had quite the busy time closing up all the doors on his impressive 1/144 Zvezda IL-76.  Dragan has done a flawless job finishing this IL-76 and I love the look of the finished model.  He darkened the panel lines to add further detail with very good results.

Mark L. Rossmann is here with a historic MiG-15.  This is his 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-15bis with a resin cockpit and finished as the Polish MiG-15 flown to the west by a defector.  Mark got the bare metal finish on his MiG looking just right.  Beautiful work Mark.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 CBU-105 Cluster Bomb Unit from Eduard Model Accessories.  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 T-28 Trojan Propeller "A" from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Jan 7  2018
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Dan Stern is a fan of Silly Week and I'm proud to feature his first model on the ARC home page today.  This is his Victory at Echo Base featuring a soccer game using a large snow ball to help Lord Vaders troops relax.  Read Dan's article for the full back story.  Welcome to the ARC homepage Dan...it's great to see your work.

Kees Kuyper is being creative with his VTOL Otter.  This is a 3 engined Otter configured for VTOL.  It's cool to see, check out his photos and article for the full story.

Eugene Madara is here with the new top secret Russian Sukoi Su-39.  Eugene did quite a bit of scratchbuilding to create his what-if Russian jet using parts from some very unlikely items which he explains in his article.

Kees Kuyper joins us today with his JetJu-88.  This combines the wings and jet engines of the B-57 Canberra with the fuselage of the Ju-88 to create this Luft '46 jet.  This one looks quite realistic.  Nicely done Kees.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Jan 6  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
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George Oh joins us from Australia this Silly Week with his very funny The Eggstraterrestrials diorama.  Of course this puts a whole new slant on the question "What came first the chicken or the egg?"  It seems chickens are space aliens.

Kees Kuyper has pulled together a very cool project for Silly Week.  This is his Messerschmitt Seaplane with extra thought put into the smaller details.  This does look like it would be a rear float plane.

Carmel J. Attard is here with his Moynet Jupiter 360-6 in Canadian markings.  Carmel scratchbuilt this twin engined model and then finished it in What-if Canadian markings with a stellar weathering job.  It looks quite realistic.

Kees Kuyper is here today with his what-if 1/72 United Nations Osprey “white angel”.  Kees has included a photos that shows his photography set up, which is very cool to see.  I love the Osprey Kees.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 5  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
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Eugene Madara is a very creative modeler and this model is fantastic.  This is the "Air Force One" Space Shuttle used to transport the President to the secret off-world bases.  Check out the photos and Eugene's article for the full and amusing story.


Bill Arnold is here with the armor version of an "egg plane".  This is Bill's Meng Sherman Tank with added detailing and a flawless paint job.  No doubt about it....this one is VERY cool Bill.


Kees Kuyper is here with another of his futuristic gliders.  This is his 1/32 Revell Duodiscus with his modified engine design.  Read his article for the full details....it is quite creative.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M5c Zero Wheels and painting masks from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 L-29 Delfin Pylons from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the AMK kit.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 4  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
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Kees Kuyper has created one of the best looking gliders I have ever seen.  This is his 1/32 Duodiscus glider "The Tion" looking very sleek.  I love the look of it and the Dutch civilian markings.

Dave 'The Rat' Bailey is here with his second model for Silly Week.  This is his Indonesian Breguet Alize made from a Heller kit and what does Dave think of the kit......well you REALLY need to read his article for his comical opinion.  Good one Dave.

Kees Kuyper is here with a very creative what-if design.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Bell-Fokker D-24 fantasy, which is a twin tail pusher fighter.  She's wearing Dutch markings and looks pretty good..

SteelWolf is here with a massive tank that never actually saw battle.  This is the 1/144 TAKOM Landkreuzer P1000 Ratte and it is like a small battleship of the land.  A very cool article and model and well worth checking out.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lockheed Constellation replacement landing gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Heller/Airfix kit

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-27SM cockpit set from Neomega This detail set is designed for the Revell/Zvezda kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 3  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
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Kees Kuyper gets today started with 2 of his very creative designs for the 1/72 Revell Osprey "less complex".  One is an America bird and the other is a Dutch Osprey.  Read his article and check out his photos....I think his designs are loaded with very creative and realistic looking engineering.

Oxiel Carrizo has put quite a bit of effort into improving the detail on his F-16 Viper eggplane.  This F-16 is wearing Chilean markings and has quite a bit of scratchbuilt work done to it to make it more accurate and detail rich.  I love the in-flight photos of it.  

Kees Kuyper has created a very cool looking 1/72 Hobbyboss Harvard/Texan on floats.  This is a Search and Rescue float plane of the Dutch Navy.  The floats came from a different kit but do seem to fit the Harvard/Texan very well.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a classic tank.  This is his 1/35 Tamiya T-55A Yugoslav Peoples Army with a flawless weathering job giving quite the realistic look.  I do admire the job he did on this piece of armor.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Harrier GR Mk.7/9 detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tornado IDS Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 2  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
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Kees Kuyper is here with a very funny what-if model.  This is his Mitsubishi Dinahsaurus, which is a Mitsubishi Dinah with the head of a dinosaur for the nose of the aircraft.  Kees explains this secret plane and how it was used during WW2.  I love it.

Ryan Gay joins us from Switzerland with his 3rd model on ARC.  This is his 1/24 Revell 1968 VW Käfer finished as a dirty daily driver complete with Swiss plates.  We all have memories of the early 70's VW Bug and it is a treat to see this one on ARC today.  Very nicely done Ryan.

James Maloney got creative with the digital camo on his "What if" Wolferine.  It's funny, but this little aircraft looks quite plausible.  Thanks for sharing James.

Kees Kuyper is here not with an aircraft....but a really fast ground vehicle.  This is his Lockheed Streetfighter of the U.S. Army.  Read his article for the full story.  This is a very creative concept.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-31 (Foxhound) Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-6A, A-6E Intruder, EA-6B Prowler Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic/Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Westland HU.5 Wessex resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Jan 1  2018

Cuba  -  Anniversary of the Revolution

Haiti Independence Day

Sudan  Independence Day

Welcome to Silly Week 2018!!!  This is an ARC tradition to begin the New Year on a lighter note to help set the tone for a "Happy" New Year and to assist some people that might be falling into post holiday depression.  Pretty well anything goes except serious aircraft models during Silly Week.....so what-if and car and armour and motorbikes and figure etc are what you will see.  Enjoy and keep smiling!!!

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • No new events on this date - Hopefully the young soldiers found some rest and peace.

Kees Kuyper gets Silly Week 2018 off to a fantastic start with his very creative 1/32 Revell Duodiscus glider “Flying Orange”.  Kees is a master kit basher and this beauty comes direct from his amazing design studio.

Dave 'The Rat' Bailey is an old time regular on the ARC Silly Week each January and I'm proud and excited to see him back here in 2018.  This is his North American T-6 Weta divebomber...think "baby dauntless" flown by Kiwi's and you are on the right track.  Read Dave's full story for the details

Bill Arnold is another regular to Silly Week.  He has a passion for egg planes and other such models.  This is his Meng Tiger 1 in true Egg style.  Bill shaded it and built it to the exacting standards you would expect on a model rich in accuracy and detail...and I admire that about Bill.  Click the link at the bottom of his article to see all of his models on ARC...you will not be disappointed.

Kees Kuyper has done some crazy kit bashing with his Douglas DC-3 and a half Superdakota.  Look carefully and you will see a bit of Fw 200 in this model along with a Dc-3 with a nose wheel and plenty of wonderful wild ideas.  Oddly enough...this reminds me of a Connie.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190D-9 Propeller from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 CBU-97 Cluster Bomb Unit from Eduard Model Accessories.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


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ARC Groupbuilds

USN Legacy squadron Group Build - July 2017 to Jan 2018

Canada 150 Group Build Group Build - July 2017 to Jan 2018

MiG/ Mil  & Sukhoi Killer Group Build - Jan 1 2018 to July 1 2018

Shelf Queens Part II Group Build - Jan 1 2018 to July 1 2018

Model Shows

Renton, WA, Apr 21, 2018, IPMS Seattle Spring Show 2018

Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 21, 2018, CAN/AM CON '18

Fairfax, VA, Apr 21, 2018, IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers Model Classic 2018

Old Bethpage, NY, Apr 27, 2018, Noreastcon 47

Cleveland, OH, Apr 27, 2018, Dick Toth Memorial IPMS Region 4 Convention

Stafford, TX, Apr 28, 2018, Modelmania

Dayton, OH, May 3, 2018, AMPS 2018 International Convention

Las Vegas, NV, May 5, 2018, Best of the West, Prelude to the Phoenix Nationals

Eagle River, WI, May 5, 2018, 2018 "Spring in the Pines" Model Contest and Swap Meet

Knoxville, TN, May 12, 2018, 36th Annual Smoky Mtn. Model-Con

Branson, MO, May 19, 2018, Region 5 Contest: MOSS CON 2018

Louisville, KY, May 19, 2018, Military Modelers Club of Louisville

Bethany, OK, June 9, 2018, SoonerCon 2018

El Cajon (San Diego), CA,June 9, 2018, IPMS Region 8 Contest and Swap Meet

Overland Park, KS, June 9, 2018, IPMS Region 8 Contest and Swap Meet

Robins AFB, GA, June 9, 2018, SCOTTCON 2018

Sharon, PA, June 16, 2018, SVASM SUMMER FREE SWAP MEET

Crystal Lake, IL, June 16, 2018, NIMCON 7

Columbia, SC, June 22, 2018, IPMS/Mid-Carolina Local contest/AMPS Wildcats Local Contest

Chehalis, OR, June 23, 2018, Billetproof NW Model Car Contest

Havelock, NC, July 14, 2018, DownEastCon 2018

Spring, TX, July 21, 2018, HAMS Annual Model Show and Contest

Phoenix, AZ, Aug 1, 2018, IPMS/USA National Convention 2018

Huntsville, AL, Aug 25, 2018, 42nd Annual Model Show

Arlington, TX, Sept 8, 2018, SuperCon 2018

Inman, SC, Sept 14, 2018, IPMS Region 12 Regional Convention and Contest

Leavenworth, KS, Sept 15, 2018, Leavenworth Model show

Carlisle, PA, Sept 15, 2018, PennCon2018

Clackamas, OR, Sept 22, 2018,OMS Fall Show

livonia, MI, Oct 6, 2018, Can Am Challenge

Wausau, WI, Oct 13, 2018, The Glue Crew 2018 Model Contest and Swap Meet

Manchester, NH, Oct 21, 2018, Granitecon XXVI

Inver Grove Heights, MN, Sept 28, 2019, NordicCon 2019

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