Homepage Text - November 2017

Thursday,  Nov 30  2017

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day

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P.B. has done an amazing job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Freedom Models – X-47B UCAS.  P.B. created an operational version of the X-47B complete with internal weapons loads and detailed weapons bays.  P.B. has included a very convincing what-if article to go with his jet powered USN UAV.  P.B. builds some very interesting models.

Carmel J Attard joins us from Malta with his multi-media vacuformed 1/72 Sanger Piaggio Avanti P-180.  Carmel explains the build process is easy to follow wonderful detail and for his efforts he was rewarded with an exceptional model in very interesting Italian markings using custom made decals.  The design on the twin engined pusher executive aircraft is quite fascinating.  You make it look so easy Carmel.

Osvaldo Carrasco V. joins us from Chile with his flawless 1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader.   Osvaldo added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit and finished his Crusader in high viz markings with a mixed weapons load and just the right amount of weathering to high light the features of his jet.  Beautiful work.

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


Wednesday,  Nov 29  2017

Albania Liberation Day

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JD is here with a very cool looking 1/72 Zvezda Sukhoi Su-37.  JD dressed up the details with plenty of work and skill.  For the camo scheme, JD chose the Japanese Ace Combat Simulator game camo which looks excellent.

Mike Muth is here with something very rare today.  This is his 1/32 Italian Nieuport 11 which Mike built by combining the A-Model Nieuport Bebe and Academy Nieuport 17.  This one was flown by an Italian ace and features some very interesting artwork.  Mike certainly got everything looking great on this complicated project, I love the look of it.

Mack Main joins us with his what-if article for his 1/72 Pioneer 2 Sea Fury. Mack tells the story behind this Sea Fury and I must say I enjoyed seeing his Sea Fury in Red Tailed markings.  Very cool read Mack.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre Intake Correction kit from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38M Lightning .50 cal Brownings and 20mm cannon tips with flash hiders from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Nov 28  2017

Mauritania Independence Day

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Leszek Szopieray joins us from Poland with his 3rd article on ARC.  This 1/48 Eduard MiG-21PFM is finished in Polish markings complete with a perfect bare metal finish and panel line shading.  He gave his MiG air to air missiles and a drop tank for it's interceptor role.  Very nicely done Leszek.

Gerd Wilcken is here today in style with his highly detailed 1/72 Revell Mil Mi-24 V (Mi-35).  This 1/72 kit has almost 300 parts and Gerd built it into a highly detailed model that shows off well with all the open panels.  The Czech Air Force markings feature big Tiger scheme noseart which looks fantastic.

Mike Regan is here with a wonderfully detailed write-up on building the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk.I.  Mike tells the history of the early Spitfire and the features of this newer issued Airfix kit.  I found his article a fascinating read and his model is a beautifully done rendition of an early Spitfire.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 C-119 Boxcar, AC-119 Landing Gear Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Monday,  Nov 27  2017
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Gerson Garcia starts today with his excellent 1/48 Academy F-16A Fighting Falcon.  Gerson added scratchbuilt details and finished it with Chilean Air Force using aftermarket decals and quite the attractive camo scheme.  Beautifully done indeed.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with 2 of his recent 1/72 Hasegawa Neptune(s).  Each represents a very different selection of paint scheme and markings used by the RCAF.  An excellent choice in markings.

Dragan Cvetic has high regards for the 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29 9.12. He added cockpit details along with a pitot tube and finished in in a lo-viz Yogoslavian camo scheme.  Another flawless model by Dragan.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large from The Small Shop.  This tool set is the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large.  Use for removing larger pieces from the PE frets. Especially useful for Ship builders and Railroad hobbyists.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104 undercarriage wheels (early) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-106 Delta Dart weighted wheels (Late) from Royale Resin.


Sunday,  Nov 26  2017
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Saturday,  Nov 25  2017

Suriname Independence Day

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Friday,  Nov 24  2017
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Angelo M Picardo is here with a stunner.  This masterpiece is his 1/32 FLY Westland Wessex HC2 with Angelo's skilled scratchbuilt detail along with a flawless weather RAF camo scheme.  No doubt about it.....this must be an impressive sight in 1/32 scale.

Andri Sanjaya joins us from Indonesia with the latest addition to the Indonesian Air Force.  This is his 1/72 Academy F-16C 52ID gently weathered and set up with a proper weapons load for it's intended mission role.  It's a treat to see this special F-16 on ARC. 

Murad has taken the highly acclaimed 1/32 Tamiya A6M5 Zeke and finished it to a stellar level with his OOB build.  His painting and finishing beautifully compliments this exceptional kit.  I'm very impressed how well this Zeke looks.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B.534 wheels & spats from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Thursday,  Nov 23  2017        Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
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Richard Spreckley is here with his eye catching 1/48 Kinetic Su-33 Flanker D wearing blue Russian naval colours.  Richard added extra photos etch to dress up his Flanker and give it exceptional detail before finishing it with a beautifully shaded and weathered camo scheme.  I love the look of it.

Carmel J Attard has done a gorgeous job on his 1/72 Britavia Models Westland Dragonfly HR3.  This is a vac-u-formed kit with it's own special challenge, but the final model is a joy to see with it's delicate weathering and Royal Navy markings.  Read Carmel's article for the full story on the history and build process.  Carmel's models are always a treat to see on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-61 Black Widow Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Dragon/DML kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Pilot and Co-Pilot Seat from RESIN2DetailThis detail set is designed for the HK kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 22  2017

Lebanon National Day

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Victor De Jesus has pulled together a variety of aftermarket detail items and decals to create a flawless replica of one of the most loved F-14's...a Jolly Rogers Tomcat.  This is his 1/32 Revell F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers complete with a resin ejection seats and smaller detail items and a variety of decals to complete this beauty.  The Jolly Rogers Tomcat was a legendary aircraft and Victor's F-14 is a pleasure to see and I'm proud to have it on ARC. 

Shawn 'Phantom' Weiler has been busy recently and here are his Two 1/32 Kinetic CT-155 Hawks.  Shawn chose to build these in the standard training scheme and a commemorative scheme honouring a WWII Canadian Lancaster.  Both of these were built out of the box and in this big scale they do make a lovely sight.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 OH-58D Kiowa Exterior Detail Set from Zactomodels.  This detail set is designed for the MRC/Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-25 Foxbat Pitot Tube (all versions except PD/PDS) from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Nov 21  2017
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Sean Langley has climbed one of the Mt Everest in our hobby.  He completed the 1/48 Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.2 and did a darn fine job adding detail to it and produced a very worthy model from this very challenging old Airfix kit.  I'm very impressed Sean...it's a stunning Buc model.

Thomas Brόckelt joins us from Germany with his 1/72 Italeri RF-104G-1 Starfighter wearing German Luftwaffe markings.  Thomas scratchbuilt the special parts needed to create this very rare jet.  His finished model is a treat to see on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-6 Texan Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


Monday,  Nov 20  2017

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

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Gerson Garcia is here with his Mexican 1/48 Italeri F-5E Tiger II wearing special anniversary Tiger markings.  Gerson fitted his F-5 with training missiles and finished it in a great looking Mexican jungle camo scheme.  A sharp looking F-5 Gerson.

Charlies Rodriguez has done a stunning job detailing and weathering his 1/35 Academy AH-1WCharlies added some excellent scratchbuilt details and then got his Cobra looking flawless with a first class weathering job.  Amazing job Charlies.

Dragan Cvetic has captured the look of the Russian flanker perfectly with his 1/72 Trumpeter Su-27.  Dragan added extra detailing to the cockpit and a pitot tube.  His choice of the light blue camo gives his model the perfect camo for it's interceptor role with it's full load of air to air missiles.  This Su-27 is a treat to see. 

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 1/32 US 250lb bombs from Eduard Model AccessoriesThese were commonly used during WW2.


Sunday,  Nov 19  2017

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

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Saturday,  Nov 18  2017

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

 Anniversary of the first flight of the F/A-18 Hornet  1978

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Friday,  Nov 17  2017
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Didier Mayeur has done an impressive job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Italeri SR 71.  Didier added Eduard photo etch and then gave his Blackbird some amazing shading to create a stunning weathering effect.  Truly impressive work Didier..

Richard Briggs is here with 26 photos of some of the outstanding model on display at this year's AMPS Great White North Model Show in Ontario Regiment Museum in Oshawa.  There were some first class model on display...enjoy the photos.

Richard Briggs is here with 13 photos of some of the 1/1 scale armoured vehicldes on display at the Aquino Tank Weekend / AMPS Great White North Model Show.  The vehicles cover a wide variety of time periods.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B-M (block tread 30) wheel set from SBS Model This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Thursday,  Nov 16  2017
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Victor De Jesus is here with a gem that he restored.  This is his 1/32 Revell F-14A Tomcat VF-1 Wolfpack wearing new paint work and decals along with some new aftermarket detail items.  This is a great looking F-14 and Victor has photos of it with the wings in both positions.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-4 Skyhawk Nose Gear and wheel from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 15  2017

Brazil Republic Day

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Gerson Garcia is here on Brazil's Republic Day with his Brazilian 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M (AF-1) Skyhawk.  Gerson chose a wavey camo scheme for A Brazilian Navy Skyhawk complete with drop tanks and missiles.  I love seeing Gerson's models on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Tomcat Fuel Tank Pylons from ZactomodelsThese are designed for the Tamiya kit.

 

Tuesday,  Nov 14  2017 
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Polly Singh has done a flawless job finishing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki 44 Shoki Type II Hei.  Polly tells the history of the Ace that flew this fighter as well as what he did to build this beauty and the very realistic looking base.  I loved seeing this model. 

Serge Dompierre is here with an exceptionally enjoyable article about his What-if 1/48 Hobbycraft A-4CN Sea Eagle.  This was a heavily improved Skyhawk used by the Royal Canadian Navy.  Enjoy his wonderful article....I sure did.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 R.A.F. Victor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.


Monday,  Nov 13  2017
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Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a full build article about his 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1D.  Floyd's real life experience with helicopters gives his article a fantastic insight into the finer details of building the 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1D.  The weathering and quality of this build if truly inspiring.

Gavin Parnaby joins us with his beautifully done 1/72 Skybirds '86 Supermarine Scimitar.  This is a  multi-media kit that Gavin built as a weathered Royal Navy bird complete with drop tanks and weapons load.  I really enjoyed seeing his Scimitar on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Toolis the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold.  This is the Revolutionary 5 Speed – Most features of any Photo Etch Bending Tool Ever.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  Nov 12  2017                    Remembrance Sunday 

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Saturday,  Nov 11  2017

Poland Independence Day  

  Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day    

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Friday,  Nov 10  2017

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

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Bill Arnold is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Buchon “Movie Star” which is a Spanish built Bf 109 as it appeared in the Battle of Britain movie in 1969.  I loved the movie when I saw it at the theater and it's great to see Bill's model of it on ARC.

Bob Leonard joins us with his 5th model on ARC and the first Lockheed T2V SeaStar on ARC.  This is Bob's 1/72 Sword Lockheed T2V-1 SeaStar in USN trainer markings.  It's a cool looking trainer and Bob's model captures the look of the real aircraft very well.  Beautiful work Bob, it's great to see it on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Tu-22 Backfire Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter Tu-22M2 & Tu-22M3 kit.


Thursday,  Nov 9  2017

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

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Artur Domanski joins us with his stunning 1/32 Tamiya A6M-3a Type 22.  Artur added some aftermarket items and finished his highly detailed Zero with an amazing paint scheme.  This one is perfection, thank you Artur.

Wednesday,  Nov 8  2017

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

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Gerson Garcia is here with his first model on ARC to honour the  Hellenic Air Force Day.  This is Gerson's 1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000 EGM built OOB in Greek markings.  This is one sharp looking Mirage 2000 and I'm excited to have more of Gerson's models on ARC in the coming weeks.

Victor De Jesus is here to honor special friends he served with.  This is his 1/35 Academy UH-60L Black Hawk in the markings of the 101st ABN AASLT Division.  Victor made up a custom decal for the nose and finished his chopper to a very high level....the interior looks great.  Excellent work Victor.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38 Lightning late armament from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-24 Liberator Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit


Tuesday,  Nov 7  2017    
No update today.

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Monday,  Nov 6  2017
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Peter Verlooy joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Esci F-104 G Starfighter in the famous Tiger Meet paint scheme from 1978.  Peter is known as Pete74 on the ARC forums and I'm excited to see more of his articles on ARC.  Beautiful work Peter.

Rodrigo AD joins us from El Salvador with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Bell UH-1H Huey with added aftermarket sets and a huge amount of scratchbuilt detailing to make thi s a truly exceptional model in El Salvador markings.  The noseart is a playboy bunny logo, very nice indeed. 

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.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 CBU-87 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model Accessories.  These CBU-87 (Cluster Bomb Unit) were introduced in 1986 and used in the Vietnam War and During Operation Desert Storm.

Sunday,  Nov 5  2017

 Guy Fawkes Day 

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Saturday,  Nov 4  2017

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
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Friday,  Nov 3  2017

Panama Independence Day

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with another of his airshow CF-18 and this is one of my favourites.  Shawn's 1/32 Academy CF-18A Hornet #68 is wearing the 2015 RCAF Battle of Britain anniversary using decals from Canuck decals.  Shawn dressed up the cockpit with a resin seat.  It's good to see this one in 1/32 scale.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Do 335 exhaust stacks from Eduard Model Accessories.


Thursday,  Nov 2  2017
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Tolga άlgόr is here with his stunning 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 Mustang MK.1A.  This is an RAF Mustang with plenty of added detail thanks to various aftermarket sets and some skilled scratchbuilding by Tolga.  The cockpit detailing is exceptional as you will see in his photos and his weathering looks very realistic.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CBU-87 Cluster Bomb Units from Eduard Model AccessoriesThese were used during Operation Desert Storm and during Operation Allied Force (NATO bombing of Yugoslavia). 


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


Wednesday,  Nov 1  2017

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November

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Klaasjan Schuuring has done a spectacular job on the big 1/32 Tamiya Vought F4U 1a Corsair.   Klaasjan added extra detail to his magnificent Corsair using some Eduard sets and then completed his 'bent wing bird' using his excellent skill at weathering.  His finished model is a huge pleasure to see.  Enjoy all of his photos of this wonderful model.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Intake Correction Set from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38 Lightning early armament cannon set from Master.