Recent Reviews



 
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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 

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


Saturday,  Feb 17  2018
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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Feb 16  2018

Lithuania National Day

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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)

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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!!!  


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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

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


Saturday,  Feb 10  2018  
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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

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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 

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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 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!!!

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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.


Sunday,  Dec 31  2017
I want to wish you all a fun New Years Eve.  I hope you are lucky enough to be with the ones you love when the clock strikes midnight.  Happy New Year everyone!!!

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


Saturday,  Dec 30  2017
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In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,   Dec  29  2017
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Yvan Vansteenkiste starts today with his very detailed 1/32 Trumpeter Su-25B.  Yvan used Eduard photo etch to add some amazing detail to the cockpit and then gave his Su-25 a Russian camo scheme complete with noseart.  This Su-25 is a ground attack aircraft and Yvan equipped his jet with a full weapons load to show the primary purpose of this Russian jet.  This big scale certainly permits some great cockpit detailing as you will see in his photos.

Angelo M Picardo has been busy scratchbuilding interior detail for the classic 1/32 Matchbox PUMA HC1.  Angelo did add some aftermarket detail to the cockpit, but the vast bulk bulk of the interior detailing including scratchbuilt quilting was done old school.  The markings and shaded/faded camo are for an RAF machine.  I love it.

Gerson Garcia is here in style with his 1/48 Revell F-15E “Strike Eagle”.  Gerson finished his Strike Eagle as a jet based at RAF Lakenheath with a loadout that shows the multi-role capabilities of the F-15E.  Nicely done indeed.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23 weighted wheels from Royale Resin.


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


Thursday,  Dec 28  2017

Nepal - Birthday of H.M. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev 

Australia - "Proclamation Day" in South Australia

The ARC Joke Page is back.  Photos on the joke page will not be archived on ARC due to problems with lawsuits regarding photo copyright, so you will need to check it out each day...7 days a week

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Dragan Cvetic has done a first class job on his 1/72 Hasegawa F-111G.  This is an Aussie Aardvark with dropped flaps, beautifully weathered panel lines and great looking tailart.  It's good to see Dragan's Aardvark on ARC.  It's good to feature this model on the Aussie "Proclamation Day" in South Australia.

Choi Hongseob joins us from Korea with his first model on ARC.  This is a beautifully 1/72 Academy Focke-wulf Fw190 A-8 wearing winter camo.  This is a first try at airbrushing and the paint work came out looking perfect.  I love the way it looks.

Luqmanul Hakim A.K.A Mee Wan did some added converting to convert his F-86F to the 1/72 HobbyBoss CA-27 Avon Sabre.  The finished model was then finished as a Malaysian Air Force jet with a skillfully applied weathering job that just adds perfectly to the realism of this Sabre.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Airwing All Stars Intruders Part One decal sheet from Furball Aero Design.


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


Wednesday,   Dec  27  2017
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Gerson Garcia starts today with quite the eye catching 1/48 Academy Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker B”.   Gerson used aftermarket decals to finish his Flanker as a Ukrainian fighter.  I love the look of the blue camo.

Rafael Pelizzon has been visiting ARC for 15 years and today he is here from Brazil with his first model on ARC.  This is Rafael's big 1/35 Academy UH-60L Blackhawk finished in Brazilian camo and markings.  Rafael added quite a bit of scratchbuilt detail and then finished in in an expertly faded camo scheme.  Fantastic work Rafael, welcome to ARC's home page.

Patrick Vossenberg did a stellar job building and detailing his 1/72 RV Aircraft MiG-21MF.  This model kit requires a bit of effort but as you will see in Patrick's photos, it does build into a first class model.  Patrick finish his jet in eye catching Romanian AF markings and camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29A Correction kit for Revell kit from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-25PD/PDS (Foxbat E) Pitot Tube from Master.


Tuesday,  Dec 26  2017

Slovenia Independence Day 

Today is Boxing Day and also Saint Stephen's Day.....yup....I feel special.

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Dirk Schenk joins us here with his 2 seat 1/72 Airfix Vampire T.11.  Dirk found this to be a very nice kit and as you will see in his photos, it does build into a great looking model.  Dirk gave his Vampire some added cockpit detailing and finished it off as a bare metal jet in South African Air Force markings.  Beautiful work Dirk.

Tolga Ülgür has done impressive detailing and weathering on his big 1/32 Hasegawa P-40 E Warhawk “Old Exterminator”.  Tolga added resin exhausts and cockpit photo etch and aftermarket decals for a P-40 that flew out of India against the Japanese.  He then gave it a flawless weathering job to give it an amazing level of realism.

Carmel J. Attard has been busy getting things right on his 1/72 MiG-21 MT/SMT.  This is a later version MiG-21 and Carmel added metal landing gear and finished it in an attractive 4 color Russian camo scheme.  Carmel added a weapons load and droptanks and provides some very detail history about the MiG-21 at the beginning of his article.

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 1/48 WWII German Fighter Pilot (late war leather flight suit) from Ultracast.  You get 2 heads so you can choose if you want your pilot wearing his peaked cap or leather flight helmet with goggles.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Spitfire Landing Gear [2 sets] from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Monday,  Dec 25  2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

No update today...time to rest and be with family.


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Sunday,  Dec 24  2017

Serbian Air Force Day

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

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To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website 
http://www.noradsanta.org/  this is the NORAD Santa tracking website with plenty of great videos of Santa doing his deliveries on Christmas Eve.

Alvis 3.1 is here with his Christmas Eve tradition.  This is his article of the "The Shepherd" from the short story by Frederick Forsyth of a young fighter pilot lost over the north sea as he tries to head home on Christmas eve in 1957.  In Alvis' article you will find a link to the 32 minute audio story which is a most enjoyable listen.

Saturday,  Dec 23  2017

Japan - Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito

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Friday,  Dec 22  2017
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Gary Hatherly spent almost 1500 hours to complete to build his award winning 1/32 Tamiya F-4B VF-111 Sundowners “MIG Killer”.  This big highly detailed F-4 contains contains over 2000 individual parts and is one of those rare models that takes this hobby to a much higher level.  Decals are from Zotz Decals and the detail work on this Phantom II is truly inspiring and shows a level of commitment that is truly awesome to behold.

Gil Costa is here for the first time on the ARC homepage with his stunning 1/48 Eduard Bf-110C.  Gil built his 110 as a BOB bird and I am quite impressed with the high quality of his build.  The cockpit detailing is fantastic and the weathering and finishing is a joy to behold.  Enjoy the photos and I hope to see more of Gil's work on ARC in the future.

Gerson Garcia is here in fine style with his very attractive looking l 1/48 Academy F-16A Fighting Falcon.  Gerson gave it missiles and a drop tanks and finished it as a Portuguese Air Force Viper.  Zotz decals were used to complete this build.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104 MB.7 ejection seat from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-17 Exhaust Replacement W/PE Parts — Late G-Model from RESIN2Detail This detail set is designed for the Monogram kit.


Thursday,  Dec 21  2017
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Luqmanul Hakim A.K.A Mee Wan joins us from Malaysia with his 1/72 Italeri Aermacchi MB-339CM in Royal Malaysian Air Force markings.  This MB-339CM had some extra modifications done to make it more accurate and then it was given a gentle weathering job for added realism with great effect.  Very nice indeed.   

Didier Mayeur is here with a very cool Helldiver.  This is his 1/72 Academy SB2C-5 Helldiver made with a conversion kit and Eduard photo etch and aftermarket decals for a French dive bomber that served in Indo China prior to the Vietnam war.  It's cool to see a Helldiver in French markings.

Dragan Cvetic is here with something I'm sure most of you have never seen before.  This his 1/144 Tu-134 Aviogenex which is a Serbian Airline.  Dragan used aftermarket decals and a very subtle weathering job to complete this rare and beautiful airliner.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-31 (Foxhound) Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-52 Stratofortress Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Wednesday,  Dec 20  2017

   End of Hanukkah (Festival of Lights) 

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Dragan Cvetic starts today with his flawless looking 1/72 Azur Mystere IV A.  Dragan scratchbuilt the pylons and darkened the panel lines before finishing his Israeli Mystere using Isradecals.  A wonderful model to mark the end of Hanukkah.

Peter Verlooy is here with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Britten-Norman Islander finished in the markings of the Belgian Army.  This is the first Islander on ARC....a very rare plane to say the least.  I like the look of Peter's Islander.

Gerson Garcia is back today with his 1/48 Revell F-5E Tiger II.  Gerson gave his jet air to air missiles and a drop tank and finished it in Honduran Air Force markings.  Very nicely done Gerson.

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


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


Tuesday,  Dec 19  2017
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Carmel J Attard is here with a rare little jet.  This is his 1/72 MPM Sukhoi Su-9, which is a Russian jet based on the Me 262.  This is a vac formed kit and Carmel explains the build process in helpful detail as well as the history of this rare little aircraft.  As a fan of the 262, it is good for me to see his Su-9 on ARC.

Gavin Parnaby did quite a bit of scratchbuilt detailing as well as adding some choice aftermarket detail items to his 1/72 Italeri Gotha Go242A-1.  Gavin opened up the side door and rear door to better show the interior detailing and true purpose of this cargo carrying glider.  I love the look of the mottled camo scheme and sharks mouth.

Gerson Garcia joins us here ion ARC today with his sleek looking 1/48 Italeri IAI Kfir.  Gerson finished his Kfir in Colombian markings and an attractive gray/green camo scheme.  An excellent looking Kfir Gerson.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mirage V cockpit set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Monday,  Dec 18  2017

Niger - Proclamation of the Republic 

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Murad has done a shockingly nice job on the big 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.IX.C.  Murad used black primer which was a help when it came to the painting weathering stage on his stunning Spitfire.  He provides detail about the build and some in-progress photos.

Gerson Garcia has done a first class job on the classic 1/48 Revell A-37B Dragonfly.  Gerson gave his Dragonfly a full load to show it's abilities and finished it in Uruguayan Air Force markings and camo.  I do very much enjoy the variety of countries represented in the models built by Gerson.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a very colourful 1/72 Zvezda Mi-24V.  Dragan redid most of the cockpit with scratchbuilt details and then rescribed the panel lines and rivets before giving it a great looking camo scheme and markings using decals from Balkan ModelsThis is quite the attractive looking Hind.

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 1/72 MiG-25PD/PDS (Foxbat E) Pitot Tube from Master.


Sunday,  Dec 17  2017

Bhutan National Day

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Saturday,  Dec 16  2017

Bahrain National Day

Kazakhstan National Day

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Murli Rajan starts this special update with his 1/72 Italeri Lockheed F-104A.  Murli gave his F-104 a flawless bare metal finish.  The models on today's update were built for a part of a group build at Indian Scale Modellers (FaceBook).

Tom Thounaojam built his sharp looking 1/72 HobbyBoss Seahawk mostly out of the box with improved detailing to the antenna.  Tom posed his Seahawk on an aircraft carrier diorama with crew figures.  I love the look of it.

Tom Thounaojam has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/72 Revell Hawker Hunter.  Tom chose the great looking camo of the Indian Air Force for this special update.  Nicely done Tom.

Sherbir joins us on ARC today for the first time.  This 1/72 Hobbyboss Hawker Seahawk is posed in-flight to show the true beauty of the Seahawk.  Sherbir tells the history of the Indian Seahawks in this war in his article.  Sherbir did a beautiful job on this Seahwak.

Murli Rajan has done an amazing job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Hobbyboss Mil Mi-4.  Murli tells the history of the Mil Mi-4 during the war in 1971 and what he did to build this beauty.  I enjoy seeing Murli's models on ARC.  Thanks everyone for your efforts on this special update.

Friday,  Dec 15  2017
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Thomas Brückelt is here with 2 beautifully finished gliders.  These are his 1/72 Airmodel Products & 1/48 Planet Models DFS Habicht E and he did a wonderful job making them more accurate.  He also used custom made decals.  There are only 3 of these gliders in the world and Thomas was fortunate enough to fly one of them.

Harv has been busy and he is here today with "Yup, it's another Labrador".  Harv has a passion for the Lab and this one is finished as a Canadian SAR bird.  Harv did quite a bit of work updating the detail and made some of the decals himself.  This one is a flawless beauty.

Mack Main has done an awesome job on the camo on his 1/72 Airfix MiG-15.  The camo scheme is hand painted and expertly depicts a Chinese MiG from the late part of the Korean War.  This is an award winning model and once you see the pics you will understand why.  Impressive work Mack.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Do 335B wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the HK Models kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Hurricane Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Sweet kit.  This set features 2 sets of landing gear.


Thursday,  Dec 14  2017
No update today.

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Wednesday,  Dec 13  2017

Saint Lucia Independence Day

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


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


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


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


Tuesday,  Dec 12  2017

   Beginning of Hanukkah (Festival of Lights) 

Kenya Independence Day

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

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

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

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


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


Monday,  Dec 10  2017
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Andrea Pomettini has done a stunning job on the 1/72 Academy P-38J.  This P-38 has the sexy noseart for "California Cutie with a flawless weathering job.  The P-38 is a beautiful plane and this particular P-38 model is a treat to see here on ARC.  Truly impressive.

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

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

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

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


Sunday,  Dec 10  2017

Constitution Day in Thailand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Thursday,  Dec 7  2017

Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941

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


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


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


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


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


Wednesday,  Dec 6  2017

Finland Independence Day

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

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

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

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


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


Tuesday,  Dec 5  2017

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

Russia - Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941)

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

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

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

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

Monday,  Dec 4  2017

  India Navy Day 

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

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

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

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


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


Sunday,  Dec 3  2017
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Saturday,  Dec 2  2017

Laos Proclamation of the Republic

United Arab Emirates National Day

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Friday,  Dec 1  2017

Central Africa National Day

Romania National Day

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

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

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

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


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Richmond, VA, Feb 24, 2018, Old Dominion Open

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Aircraft Resource Center (ARC Air) is a scale modelling website devoted to all types of scale aircraft modelling.....from Biplanes, Props, Jets and Spacecraft.....real or fictional.  On this site you will find............ 

  • over 14,000 model gallery articles 

  • over 1,000 walkarounds containing thousands of detail photos

  • over 200 Tools n Tips article with helpful techniques to build better models

  • An active and friendly Aircraft Modelling discussion boards with almost 14,000 members

  • Group builds including most aircraft types

  • Over 6000 product reviews

  • And a family of helpful modellers from dozens of countries all around the planet

ARC Air first opened in November 15, 1999