Homepage Text - February 2019

Thursday,  Feb 28  2019
Jean-Charles Goddet starts today with his sharp looking 1/72 Hasegawa Boeing F/A-18F TOP GUN 2 movie.  This is of course from the second Top Gun movie and looks excellent with all the movie markings.  Jean-Charles gave it light weathering and finished with markings from an aftermarket decal sheet.  I really enjoyed seeing this F-18 Jean-Charles.

Carmel J. Attard joins us with his very colourful US Navy 1/72 Sierra Scale Models Curtiss Hawk F6C.  Carmel did his usual extra work on his little fighter and finished it in the colourful paint and markings from this early time period.  It's amazing to see this Curtiss Hawk F6C in all it's beauty here on ARC.  Beautifully done Carmel.

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


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


Wednesday,  Feb 27  2019

Dominican Republic Independence Day

Luqmanul Hakim A.K.A Mee Wan has made an very accurate Malaysian SU-30KM with all the correct modifications.  This 1/72 RMAF Sukhoi SU-30MKM was then given a flawless weathering job.  This Malaysian jet is a treat to see, enjoy the photos.

Thomas Brückelt is here with 2 beautiful scale replicas of the famous vintage German gliders.  These were built with the 1/72 Airmodel Products DFS Habicht E and finished in 2 different paint schemes.  Thomas built one of these for his friend in his local vintage glider club.  It's beautiful to see these 2 models added to the other gliders on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the CMR and Airfix kits. 


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


Tuesday,  Feb 26  2019

Kuwait Liberation Day 

Scott S. aka Desertpilot is here with his first article on ARC and this one is quite well done and includes an interesting what-if story.  This is his 1/48 What-If F-106F Block 70 with vectored exhaust and many other upgrades to help it fill the place of the cancelled F-22 program.  Excellent work Scott, it's good to see your F-106 on ARC.. 

Mike Hickey did a beautiful job building and weathering his 1/48 Classic Airframe Gannet MFG 3.  Mike finished his Gannet in German markings with a very skillful weathering job.  This is one sweet looking Gannet.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw 189 Landing Gear Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit. 


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


Monday,  Feb 25  2019

Kuwait National Day

Helinton Luis Costa begins today with his stunning 1/72 Italeri Vought A-7E Corsair ll.  Helinton did some added detailing and then chose the markings for a CAG jet with VA-12 using some custom printed decals.  This is one sweet looking A-7.

Stephen A. Carr is here with his beautiful display of his 1/72 Special Hobby Ryan PT-22 Recruit.  Stephen is a big fan of the 8th Air force and he got a ride in the 1/1 version of this trainer.  He tells the whole story in his article along with the build process.

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!


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


Sunday,  Feb 24  2019

Estonia National Day


Saturday,  Feb 23  2019

Brunei National Day

Guyana National Day


Friday,  Feb 22  2019
Model shows this weekend:

Dragan Cvetic begins today with his great looking 1/48 Eduard Fw190A5.  Dragan added extra scratchbuilt details and then finished his 190 with a very unique camo scheme.  I love how this 190 looks.

Straker65 is here with a very attractive 1/72 Revell Hunter F6 wearing desert camo and Saudi Arabian Air Force markings.  Straker65 gave his hunter a flawless weathering job.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter MiG-29A and MiG-29UB kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 OV-10 Bronco Pitot Tube from Master.


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


Thursday,  Feb 21  2019
Tolga Ülgür has combined some great aftermarket detail items with his skillful weathering to create his stunning 1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang “Butch Baby”.  Tolga has included plenty of photos....sit back and enjoy.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his sharp looking 1/72 KP MiG-23BN.  Dragan upgraded the cockpit detailing and then finished it with a great looking paint scheme for an Iraqi jet.  I love the camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-18 Bolo Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.


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


Wednesday,  Feb 20  2019
No update today.

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


Tuesday,  Feb 19  2019
Patrick Vossenberg did an exceptional job super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B.  Patrick added a variety of aftermarket items along with his own work to take his Harrier to an amazing level of detail and then finished it as a Desert Storm jet complete with a weapons load.  Very impressive work Patrick.

Harv is here with something special today.  This is his 1/72 Heller CL-415 Super Scooper finished as a Canadian firebomber out of the province of Ontario.  Harv used aftermarket decals to finish that classic model to a very high standard.  Excellent work Harv.

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


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


Monday,  Feb 18  2019

  Washington’s Birthday 

Gambia Independence Day 

Richard Spreckley begins your week with his 1/48 Lockheed Martin F35-B Lightning II 617Sqn RAF.  Richard went all out adding extra detail to his Lightning with a variety of aftermarket sets.  This is a very impressive display and I love how it looks in RAF markings.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive 1/144 Zvezda Tu-154.  Dragan finished his airliner in the livery for the Russian airline Aeroflot.  A darn fine looking airliner. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Do 335 A - detail set - MG 151, FuG 25a antenna, Pitot Tube from Master.


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


Saturday,  Feb 16  2019

Lithuania National Day


Friday,  Feb 15  2019

Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942)

Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)

Richard Spreckley starts your friday update with his 1/48 Lockheed Martin F35-B Lightning II 617Sqn RAF.  Richard opened it up to show off plenty of detail and finished it hovering with a full weapons load.  It looks good in RAF markings.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his attractive looking 1/144 Zvezda Tu-154.  This airliner is finished in Aeroflot livery.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Do 335 A - detail set - MG 151, FuG 25a antenna, Pitot Tube from Master.


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


Thursday,  Feb 14  2019

   Happy Valentines Day!!!  


Carl Jarosz is here with his very colorful and beautifully finished 1/72 Revell F-89J Scorpion.  Carl provides some interesting background info on the F-89J and some tips on building it.

Greg Kerry has pulled together some classic airfield items to create a great looking diorama.  This is his 1/72 & 1/48 Esci, Hasegawa Airfield Support diorama for you to enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Heinkel He 219 Uhu Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


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


Wednesday,  Feb 13  2019
Thomas Brückelt starts today with something very different.  This is his what-if 1/144 Pegasus Haunebu II saucer complete with WW2 camo and markings and even fitted with some impressive looking guns.  Very neat to see this on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic did an impressive OOB build on his 1/72 BPK Fairchild Au-23 Peacemaker.  Dragan gave it subtle weathering and finished it in USAF markings.  This one turned out looking very good once finished.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16 MCID Intake Correction Set from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 T-2 , T-2C Buckeye Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.


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


Tuesday,  Feb 12  2019
No update today.

Monday,  Feb 11  2019

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

Dragan Cvetic has added some skillful scratchbuilding to improve his 1/72 AZ Models Super Mystere B.2.  Dragan gave it some delicate weathering and finished it as an Israeli jet.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler joins us with two of his 1/72 C-119 Boxcar wearing Canadian markings.  I like the choice of paint schemes Shawn chose but the old red and white is always my favourite.  Nicely done Shawn. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is for rings, loops, grab handles and more - Designed by John Geigle Masterpiece Models. 

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


Friday,  Feb 8  2019
Model shows this weekend:

Greg Kerry begins today with his exciting WW2 diorama from the PTO featuring an Aussie P-40 shooting down a Japanese Zero.  He used the 1/72 Hobbyboss A6M5 Zero & Academy P40N Warhawk and then combined them in a very effective and well thought out action packed diorama.  Greg gives a very good description of the build process.

Dragan Cvetic has done a wonderful job on his sharp looking 1/144 Zvezda IL-86.  Dragan  gave his Russian airliner a careful weathering job which looks excellent.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Do 335 B-2 detail set from MasterThis detail set is designed for the  for HK Models kit.


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


Thursday,  Feb 7  2019

Grenada Independence Day

Jens Gerber begins today with the 3rd model in his series on the 1/35 Mini Art Flettner Fl 282 V23.  It is amazing some of the radical designs that were coming out of Germany during this time period.  Jens added Eduard photo etch to dress up his model and finished it in Germany markings.

Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job on the complicated camo on his 1/72 Kovozavody Prostejov MiG-21MF.  Waldek chose the jungle camo for a Vietnamese jet and I love how it looks.  A very good choice in camo schemes.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 200 Condor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


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


Wednesday,  Feb 6  2019

New Zealand Waitangi Day

Waldek Pupar has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/72 Revell F-4 Phantom.  Waldek gave his Phantom sharks mouth markings and a weapons load and drop tanks and a eye catching selection of camo and markings.

Greg Kerry did a beautiful job building, detailing and finishing his 1/72 Hobbyboss Mitsubishi A5M2 diorama.  Greg has pulled together some classic kits and tied them all together with some exceptional weathering and some well done detailing.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-7 Corsair II Intake Lip Correction from ZactomodelsThis set corrects the shape of the intake ring on the 1/32 Trumpeter A-7 Corsair II kit.


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


Tuesday,  Feb 5  2019

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

Dragan Cvetic has taken the 1/72 Special Hobby F-86D Sabredog and finished it to a very high level.  Dragan did some added detailing on the mostly OOB build and finished it using decals from Balkan Models for a Yugoslav Sabre in a great looking camo scheme.

Jens Gerber added some excellent scratchbuilt detailing to his big 1/48 Italeri ACH 47 A Chinook.  Jens also added some aftermarket goodies and finished it as a US Army Chinook.  This one is a beauty. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit (can be fitted to Classic Airframes with slight alteration).


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


Monday,  Feb 4  2019

Sri Lanka Independence Day

Stephen & Lyta Carr are here with Lyta's latest build and quite the impressive build it is.  This is her 1/144 Minicraft Boeing B-17G with scratchbuilt detailing and beautifully finished as a bare metal bomber with only 3 engines running and one feathered.  A very cool model and I'm excited to see Lyta's B-17 on ARC.  Her Dad Stephen has quite the passion for the B-17.

Waldek Pupar is here with his outstanding 1/72 Kovozavody Prostejov MiG-21MF.  This beauty is finished in Somalian markings and a very cool looking camo scheme complete with weathering.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small ShopThis is the classic 4" photo etch bending tool.


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


Friday,  Feb 1  2019

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Rwanda Heros Day

Model shows this weekend:

S K Loh is here with his stunning in-flight display of 2 WW2 fighters flown by Pappy Boyington.  These are the 1/144 AFV F4U-1A Corsair plus AFV P-40B Warhawk with the Corsair being from the Black Sheep Squadron and the P-40 being with the AVG Flying Tigers.  S K Loh did some amazing work detailing and weathering his Pappy Boyington fighters and the in-flight display is an absolute joy to see. 

Waldek Pupar has done a perfect job on his 1/72 Revell F-4 Phantom.  Waldek finished it as a Greek Phantom complete with drop tanks and missiles.  His weathering job is exceptional.

Majd Abbar is here with the next in his airliner series.  This is his 1/200 Hasegawa Boeing 787-800 beautifully finished in the livery for Qatar.

Here's a product article for newly released the 1/48 Su-34 Khibiny ECM Pods from ZactomodelsThis set gives you 3 different versions of the Khibiny ECM Pods This detail set is designed for the  Kitty Hawk and Hobby Boss kits.


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