Homepage Text - November 2018

Friday,  Nov 30  2018

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Thursday,  Nov 29  2018

Albania Liberation Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Michael Phillips got the weathering looking perfect on his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet - Winder 400.  Michael added resin detailing and aftermarket decals and a weapons load with drop tanks.  I love the markings on this jet.

Laurent 'angus' Beauvais is here with a real beauty and a bit different from his usual models.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Albatros D V finished in some great looking camo and fuselage artwork.  It's great to see these WW1 fighters on ARC 100 years after that horrific conflict.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F.4/F-86 Sabre Landing Gear & Ballast from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


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


Wednesday,  Nov 28  2018

Mauritania Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Piotr Dmitruk is here with a stunning 1/72 Scratch built PZL- 106AR KrukThis was originally scratchbuilt by the famous polish modeller Henryk Hemke and expertly restored by Piotr Dmitruk.  I love the look of this PZL- 106AR Kruk. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 German WW I machine gun Spandau LMG 08  with cooling jacket from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Nov 27  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • The Germans evacuate Belgium.
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Thomas Brückelt is here with another of his late war wonder aircraft.  This is his amazing 1/72 Airmodel Products - Blohm & Voss BV P.209.02 with quite a bit of added detailing and finished in a what-if night fighter paint scheme.  This is one cool looking jet.

Gerd Wilcken is here with a very cool Swedish jet.  This is his 1/72 Heller Saab S29C (Reconnaissance) Tunnan wearing UN markings for a UN mission.  Gerd tells the history of this jet and the build process.  It looks excellent Gerd.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14 Tomcat Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


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


Monday,  Nov 26  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Pavel Maksimov is here with another of his Ju-87 masterpieces.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87D wearing winter camo and full weathering.  You will also find 2 vintage photos in his article. 

Andrea Pomettini has added a resin cockpit to the 1/72 Hobby Boss LTV A-7D.  Andrea enjoy the quality of this Hobby Boss kit and I do enjoy seeing the photos of this LTV A-7D model.  Well done Andrea.

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).  


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


Sunday,  Nov 25  2018

Suriname Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • 11 days after agreeing a cease-fire, General von Lettow-Vorbeck formally surrenders his undefeated army at Abercorn in present-day Zambia.
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Saturday,  Nov 24  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Friday,  Nov 23  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Jens Gerber is here with a very cool chopper today.  This is his 1/35 Mini Art Flettner Fl 282 V6 in a grey paint scheme with some added improvement by Jens.  His article includes some helpful advice if you are building this kit.  He has another 1/35 Mini Art Flettner Fl 282 on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very tiny but excellent looking 1/144 Eduard MiG-21bis.  Dragan finished this MiG in Finnish markings with a cool looking green/brown camo scheme. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sorbitsya Pods for the Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 Flanker from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hawker Typhoon Mk IB early type cannons with uncovered barrels from Master.


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


Thursday,  Nov 22  2018

  Thanksgiving Day   

Lebanon National Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all the Americans!!  

Enjoy your time with family.


WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Wednesday,  Nov 21  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • Germany's Hochseeflotte surrendered to the United Kingdom.  Details
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Fabio Taira did an amazing job super detailing his 1/32 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat VF-41 Black Aces.  Fabio used a variety of aftermarket sets on the cockpit and exterior and finished all off as a jet from OEF.  This is one very sweet F-14.

Pavel Maksimov is here with another of his Ju-87 masterpieces.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Junkers 87 D5 that was detailed with quite a few resin parts and then finished with an amazing weathered winter camo scheme.  Enjoy the detailing and check out his other Ju-87's here on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 C-141 Starlifter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


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


Tuesday,  Nov 20  2018

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

No update today.

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Monday,  Nov 19  2018

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Michael Hickey is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-4B Phantom II in the colorful markings of VF-51 “Screaming Eagles”.  Michael did an exceptional job finishing and weathering his Phantom.  I love the markings on this jet.


Mike Muth joins us today with his beautifully done 1/48 Eduard Fokker Triplane.  Mike goes into very helpful detail about building his triplane and the results look excellent.  This one is a beauty.


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! 


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


Sunday,  Nov 18  2018

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

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

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • Alexander Kolchak seizes control of the Provisional All-Russian Government in a coup.
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Saturday,  Nov 17  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Friday,  Nov 16  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Dragan Cvetic is here with 2 very special Drakens.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa J-35 Draken double build that include a jet from Finland and another from Austria.  Dragan added scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit and added pitot tubes before giving them excellent paint schemes with weathering. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Gloster Gladiator wheels (covered) from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


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


Thursday,  Nov 15  2018

Brazil Republic Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Alvaro Troncoso Gil (Brujo) is here from Chile to mark the Brazil Republic Day with his 1/48 Monogram AH-2 Sabre (MI 35-M4).  Alvaro did plenty of extra work on this classic kit including scratchbuilding as you will see in his article.  I love it.

Sertac Bayar is here with another of his big stunning Turkish Phantoms.  This is his 1/32 Revell F-4E Phantom II with added detailing from a variety of resin parts and then given a flawless paint job in a great looking camo scheme.  Beautifully done Sertac.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A Tomcat exhaust nozzles - closed from Aires.


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


Wednesday,  Nov 14  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • Czechoslovakia proclaimed a republic.  Details
  • German U-boats interned.
  • 3 days after the armistice, fighting ends in the East African theater when General von Lettow-Vorbeck agrees a cease-fire on hearing of Germany's surrender.  Details
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Straker65 added a resin cockpit and some little improvements on landing gear struts 1/72 Hobby Boss LIM-1 (MiG-15bis).  This little jet was then given a fully weathered baremetal finish and Polish markings.  It's a neat looking jet.

Gerd Wilckenis here with his cool looking 1/144 BPK Model Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in the markings for a Spanish parachute school.  Gerd opened the door and added additional innterior detailing as well as other detailing.  A very cool build Gerd and impressive detail for 1/144 scale.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hawker Typhoon Mk IB early type cannons with uncovered barrels from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Nov 13  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Sertac Bayar has done an impressive job building and finishing his 1/32 Tamiya F-4E Phantom II.  Sertac finished his Phantom as a Turkish interceptor in an excellent looking camo scheme.

David C S Teo is here with a very special 1/144 Revell 747-400 in Thai Airways livery.  The artwork on this Jumbo jet is for the Royal Thailand Barge which is classic Thai artwork.  I love the look of this airliner.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104 Starfighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit. 


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


Monday,  Nov 12  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • Austria proclaimed a republic.
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.

Dragan Cvetic has done some amazing painting and weathering on his 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29UB.  Dragan did quite a bit of scratchbuilt detailing in the cockpit as well with very good results.  He then finished it in Yugoslav markings and a great looking camo scheme.

Thomas Brückelt  is here with a very interesting late war German fighter design that was powered by coal.  This is his 1/72 Anigrand Lippisch P.13b with added scratchbuilding and cockpit detailing and finished in a unique looking camo.  I love these rare aircraft that Thomas features 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 1/72 Spitfire Mk. VIII 4 spoke wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit. 


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


Sunday,  Nov 11  2018

  Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day  

Poland Independence Day  

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Only one model gallery relating to WW1 was sent in for this update, so only one model will appear, a German Triplane.  I have included quite a few items below relating to the end of the 14 -18 War, The Great War, The War To End All Wars, World War One or WW1.  

A somber day indeed, even 100 years later.  All countries paid a horrible price for this war in human terms.  France lost a whole generation of young men and I can't help but feel sad for all the young French girls that might not have found a man to marry in that Generation that was Lost.  Many Empires fell after WW1 and more Empires were critically wounded and fell later after WW2.  WW1 lead to WW2 and with the collapse of Empires after WW2, many colonial countries gained their independence.  We still feel the ripples through time from this great conflict 100 years ago with poorly drawn lines on maps leading to further conflicts etc.  And it all was started by one young Serbian student with a gun.....just the actions of one individual set the spark for all this painful history to unfold over the past 100 years.  But that one student wasn't to blame, societies had moved in conflicting directions leading to tensions and the eventual conflict.  Sadly even today leaders move in conflicting directions putting their national greed ahead of the good of humanity.  Sadly we have learned little in 100 years.

Lest We Forget.

Steve Bamford


Orlando Sucre Rosales is here with a very special 1/72 Eduard Fokker Dr.I.  This is the Dr.1 flown by the Red Baron's younger brother Lothar finished to a very high standard.  Beautiful work Orlando, thanks for remembering this special day.

John McCrae

John McCrae's grave

His words are called to mind every year on 11 November

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war.

This is a colourised version of a sepia portrait of him taken in 1916.

"In Flanders Fields"
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

A collection of his poetry, In Flanders Fields and Other Poems (1918), was published after his death.

Today, the poppy – the internationally recognized symbol of Remembrance Day – owes its significance to McCrae’s poem, written, the Canadian War Museum notes, while sitting on the back step of an ambulance near his medical aid post. "In the field around him, crosses marked the graves of dead soldiers, including those of (his best friend Alexis) Helmer and other Canadians killed the previous day… Poppies grew in the area at the time and McCrae’s own notes refer to birds singing despite the noise of battle."


  Last American Soldier to die in WW1

Henry Nicholas John Gunther (June 6, 1895 – November 11, 1918) was an American soldier and the last soldier of any of the belligerents to be killed during World War I. He was killed at 10:59 a.m., one minute before the Armistice was to take effect at 11 a.m.


  Last French Soldier to die in WW1

Augustin-Joseph Victorin Trébuchon (30 May 1878 – 11 November 1918) was the last French soldier killed during World War I. He was shot 15 minutes before the Armistice came into effect, at 10.45am on 11 November 1918. The French Army, embarrassed to have sent men into battle after the armistice with the Germans had been signed, recorded the date of his death as earlier by one day.


  Last British Empire Soldier to die in WW1

George Lawrence Price. Private George Lawrence Price (Regimental Number: 256265) (December 15, 1892 – November 11, 1918) was a Canadian soldier. He is traditionally recognized as the last soldier of the British Empire to be killed during the First World War.


  Last British Soldier to die in WW1

George Edwin Ellison (10 August 1878 – 11 November 1918) was the last British soldier to be killed in action during the First World War. He died at 09:30 am (90 minutes before the armistice came into effect) while on a patrol on the outskirts of Mons, Belgium.


  Last German Soldier to die in WW1

The final German soldier killed was a Lt Erwin Alexander Thomä who was shot by American troops who had not heard of the ceasefire, when he walked towards them to tell them they could billet in the buildings his men had been using as they had vacated it. A very sad story, and as far as I know the final loss of the war.

Erwin Alexander Thomä
born 7th October 1896  lived in Stuttgart and was a merchant by profession
He entered the army of the Kingdom of Württemberg as a volunteer on 7th April 1915 and came to the Ulanen-Regiment "König Karl" (1. Württembergisches) Nr. 19.On 30th July 1915 he came to the 4th Eskadron of the Ulanen-Regiment Nr. 19 and went into the field.
On 1st February 1917 he came to 2nd Eskadron of the Ulanen-Regiment Nr. 19.
During the war he saw service at the Western and the Italian front.
He was killed 11th November 1918 by an infantery bullet at Inor near Stenay (France)
His body was returned to Germany and reburied in 1923. Sadly his grave has no marker.


Casualties of World War I

Country

Total mobilized forces

Killed or died Wounded Prisoners or missing Total casualties
Allied Powers:
Russia 12,000,000 1,700,000 4,950,000 2,500,000 9,150,000
France 8,410,000 1,357,800 4,266,000 537,000 6,160,800
British Empire 8, 904,467 908,371 2,090,212 191,652 3,190,235
Italy 5,615,000 650,000 947,000 600,000 2,197,000
United States 4,734,991 116,516 204,002 ------ 320,518
Japan 800,000 300 907 3 1210
Romania 750,000 335,706 120,000 80,000 535,706
Serbia 707,343 45,000 133,148 152,198 331,106
Belgium 267,000 13,716 44,686 34,659 93,061
Greece 230,000 5,000 21,000 1,000 27,000
Portugal 100,000 7,222 13,751 12,318 33,291
Montenegro 50,000 3,000 10,000 7,000 20,000
TOTALS 42,188,810 5,152,115 12,831,004 4,121,090 22,104,209
Central Powers:
Germany 11,000,000 1,773,700 4,216,058 1,152,800 7,142,558
Austria-Hungary 7,800,000 1,200,000 3,620,000 2,200,000 7,020,000
Turkey 2,850,000 325,000 400,000 250,000 975,000
Bulgaria 1,200,000 87,500 152,390 27,029 266,919
TOTALS 22,850,000 3,386,200 8,388,448 3,629,829 15,404,477
GRAND TOTALS 65,038,810 8,538,315 21,219,452 7,750,919 37,508,686
Saturday,  Nov 10  2018

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Friday,  Nov 9  2018

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Alvaro Troncoso Gil (Brujo) starts today with his good looking 1/48 Esci F-4J Phantom II.  This classic kit was finished in VMFA 115 Silver Eagles markings using Hasegawa decals. 

Klaasjan Schuuring has done an amazing job on his big 1/32 Trumpeter Messerschmitt Me262 A-1a.  Klaasjan opened up the engine covers to show off those revolutionary early jet engines.  His painting and subtle weathering brings his 262 to life. 

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


Thursday,  Nov 8  2018

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Thomas Brückelt has done a wonderful job on his two 1/144 F-RSIN Falcon 20.  Thomas did some scratchbuilding to improve his 2 models and finished them off with custom made decals.  One of his models was built for a friend that was a pilot that flew the Falcon 20.

Carl Jarosz is here with his sharp looking 1/48 Academy T-33A Trainer.  Carl dressed up the cockpit with seat belts and finished his Shooting Star with subtle weathering and some great looking tail markings.  Beautiful work Carl.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Wheels and painting masks from Zactomodels.  These resin wheels and painting masks and are designed to fit the Trumpeter MiG-29. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-16XL / F-CK-1 prototype Pitot Tube & Angle Of Attack probes from Master.


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


Wednesday,  Nov 7  2018
No update today.

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Tuesday,  Nov 6  2018
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Michael Phillips has done a stellar job on his in-flight 1/48 Special Hobby AJ 37 Viggen - Thor's Bolt.  Michael chose one of the most interesting camo schemes and further enhanced it with a subtle weathering job.  His model looks spectacular in it's in-flight mode complete with weapons load.   I love the look of this Viggen and it's display stand.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler has done an impressive job on his My second CH-149 Cormorant.  Shawn used the Airfix EH-101 with the Belcher Bits conversion and a fair bit of skill to pull it all together into the beauty you see here today.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Gloster Gladiator Bulkhead from QuickBoost.


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


Monday,  Nov 5  2018

 Guy Fawkes Day 

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Alvaro Troncoso Gil (Brujo) has dome some first class weathering on his 1/48 Italeri F-4J Phantom II.  Alvaro used Aero Master decals for the markings.  This is a classic kit that in the hands of a skilled modeller, builds into a great looking model and you will see in Alvaro's photos.

Orlando Sucre Rosales joins us from Venezuela with his classic 1/72 Matchbox Bell AH-1G CobraOrlando built this kit long ago and decided to refinish it recently.  I am pleased to see Orlando back on ARC, the economic problems and hyper-inflation in his country have disrupted his model building.  He explains some of this in his article, which is quite interesting to read about. Welcome back Orlando.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.


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


Sunday,  Nov 4  2018

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Saturday,  Nov 3  2018

Panama Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918
  • Austria-Hungary signs the armistice with Italy, effective November 4.
  • First Spanish Flu cases in Spain, where reports on the disease are published freely due to the lack of wartime censorship.
  • Battle of Vittorio Veneto. The Austro-Hungarian army is routed. The Italians enter Trent and land at Triest.  Oct 24 - Nov 4
  • Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the final phase of the Hundred Days Offensive and of World War I  Sept 26 – Nov 11  Details
  • Hundred Days Offensive, last offensive on Western Front.  Aug 8 – Nov 11

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

Alvaro Troncoso Gil (Brujo) has done a perfect job building his 1/48 Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider O.O.B.  The paint work and weathering is fantastic as you will see in his photos.  I love the classic Skyraider exhaust stains on this model.

Thomas Brückelt is here with the first of this plane type on ARC.  This is the early Russian rocket powered jet made with the 1/72 Amodel MiG I-270 kit.  Thomas did quite a bit of detailing on this little jet as you will see in his article. 

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


Thursday,  Nov 1  2018

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Andreas Gordes ‘Goggo’ is here with an excellent article on building this outstanding 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A+ TARPS.  Andreas goes into great detail on building this kit and turning it into an outstanding scale model of this immortal fighter jet.  This article is a wonderful reference if you are building this kit.  Wonderful work Andreas.

Waldek Pupar has done an impressive job on the very complicated camo scheme on his 1/72 Dragon He-219A-0 UHU.  This He-219 is equipped with radar antennas and is finished with full weathering.  Beautiful work Waldek.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Wingtip Pylons from Zactomodels.  This resin set includes two 1/32 Wingtip Pylons for the Su-27.  Archer Missile sold separately.   


Here's a product article for the 1/32 German WW I machine gun Spandau LMG 08 from Master.


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