Recent Reviews



 
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Thursday,  Feb 22  2018  
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Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his fantastic looking 1/48 Dragon Ju 88 G6.  Jens added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit and exterior to improve the detailing and finished his bomber in markings that appeared in Denmark during the war with a very eye catching camo scheme.

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

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

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 FJ-4B Fury resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


Tuesday,  Feb 20  2018  
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Cloud in the Wind is on ARC today for the first time.  This is the 1/48 Revell MQ-9 Reaper finished as an in-flight UAV with a full weapons load and a small electric motor to spin the prop.  You will find a link to a video of the spinning prop.  Welcome to ARC Cloud in the Wind, this is a very cool project.

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


Sunday,  Feb 18  2018

Gambia Independence Day 

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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.


USA Nats 2016


ARC Groupbuilds

USN Legacy squadron Group Build - July 2017 to Jan 2018

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

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

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

Model Shows

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

Anchorage, AK, Feb 24, 2018, Anchorage IPMS Model Contest

Pompano Beach, FL, Mar 3, 2018, Flight 19 Modelfest VII

Clinton Township, MI, Mar 3, 2018, SEMMEX 2018

Farmers Branch, TX, Mar 3, 2018, MCMA Showdown 2018

Madison, WI, Mar 3, 2018, Mad City Modelers 23nd Annual Model Show

Wilsonville, OR, Mar 3, 2018, The 46th Annual Bob Paeth Portland Classic Model Car 

Ocala, FL, Mar 10, 2018, Billetproof - Ocala

Indianapolis, IN, Mar 10, 2018, Roscoe Turner IPMS Contest & Swap Meet

Kansas City, MO, Mar 10, 2018, KCCON 2018

Fairmont, MN, Mar 17, 2018, IPMS/South Central Modelers Annual Show - 2018

Venice, FL, Mar 24, 2018, Wings Wheels & Keels 23rd Annual show

Bossier City, LA, Mar 24, 2018, RiverCon VII 2018

Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 24, 2018, TRICON 2018

Chicopee, MA, Mar 25, 2018, Valleycon 28

Golden, CO, Mar 31, 2018, A Night at the Movies

San Jose, CA, Mar 31, 2018, The Silicon Valley Classic V

Anniston, AL, Apr 7, 2018, Phantom Phurball 2018: 60 Years of Phabulous Phantoms!

Melbourne, FL, Apr 7, 2018, ModelFEST 2018

Kenner, LA, Apr 7, 2018, Great South Tigerfest XXIV Scale Model Contest

Dayton, OH, Apr 7, 2018, WrightCon 2018

Wayne, NJ, Apr 7, 2018, MosquitoCon 27

Des Moines, IA, Apr 7, 2018, Surgicon 24

Cheektowaga, NY, Apr 8, 2018, BuffCon 35

Saco, ME, Apr 8, 2018, DowneastCon 2018

Oak Grove, OR, Apr 14, 2018, 28th Annual Pacific NW Model Car Fest

Bixby, OK, Apr 14, 2018, Tulsa Modelers Open Contest

Monticello, IA, Apr 21, 2018, Fleacon 14

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

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

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

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

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

Stafford, TX, Apr 28, 2018, Modelmania

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bethany, OK, June 9, 2018, SoonerCon 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Havelock, NC, July 14, 2018, DownEastCon 2018

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

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

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

Arlington, TX, Sept 8, 2018, SuperCon 2018

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

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

Carlisle, PA, Sept 15, 2018, PennCon2018

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

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

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

Manchester, NH, Oct 21, 2018, Granitecon XXVI

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

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