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Tuesday,  Sept 18  2018

Chile Independence Day 

USAF Birthday 

No update today.  Got tied up at my 2 jobs.


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Monday,  Sept 17  2018
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Patrick Vossenberg has done a stunning job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Academy CF-18.  Patrick finished his CF-18 as a RCAF jet in “Balkan Rat” markings complete with a weapons load.  I love how it looks.

Thomas Brόckelt joins us today with something very unique.  This is his Atlantis TR-3E Triangular UFO with some amazing photos to show off this model. 

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. 


Friday,  Sept 14  2018
Shows this weekend

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his big beautiful 1/32 Revell CF-104 StarfighterShawn improved the detailing on his Starfighter and then finished in one of the most iconic paint schemes worn by a Canadian CF-104.  This is one big and impressive looking RCAF model.

Dragan Cvetic has conquered the 1/72 Special Hobby CH-37 Mojave. This is a challenging kit but in the hands of a skilled modeller, it does build into a great looking model as you will see in Dragan's photos.  Well done Dragan.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Alamo Missiles from Zactomodels These will give you more accurate replacements for your kit missiles.


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


Thursday,  Sept 13  2018
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Wednesday,  Sept 12  2018
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Tuesday,  Sept 11  2018

  Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001

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Carl Jarosz is here with his awesome 1/72 Academy F-18C Hornet, VA-192 "Golden Dragons".  Carl added a resin seat and used some very smart techniques to avoid some of the fit issues on the Hasegawa kit.  His Hornet is a treat to see.

Gerd Wilcken is here with a very special 1/48 Hobbyboss EMB-312 (T- 27) Tucano.  His model is wearing a special Brazilian anniversary scheme which looks first rate.  Stunning work Gerd.

It's 9-11, so no product articles or daily joke.  Peace.
Monday,  Sept 10  2018
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Sam Ching gets things started in style today with his two 1/144 F-toys & J-Wings F/A-18E VFA-195 'Dambusters'.  Sam gave both of these weathering and weapons loads.

Alacran has done an amazing amount of work to his 1/72 Italeri Vought F4U-5N.  Alacran added an aftermarket cockpit and wheels and exhausts and other parts and finished it in Argentinean markings.  Impressive work Alacran.

Here's a product article for the  Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop


Here's a product article for the  1/72 H8K2 Emily flying boat guns from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


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


Sunday,  Sept 9  2018

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Tajikistan National Day

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Saturday,  Sept 8  2018

First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London (1944)

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Friday,  Sept 7  2018

Brazil Independence Day

Pakistan Air Force Day

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Thursday,  Sept 6  2018
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Nick Monopoli is here with his very special article For John McCain - 1/48 Hasegawa A-4EThis model honors an American hero that will be deeply missed.

Sunel Tan has done an impressive job on the classic 1/72 Revell T-6 G Texan.  Sunel built this one mostly OOB and then weathered it and finished it in the markings for personal training aircraft of General Ting Aquino of the Philippine Airforce.  Very nice indeed. 

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


Wednesday,  Sept 5  2018
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Osvaldo Carrasco is here from Chile with his stunningly beautiful 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  This F-16 has added cockpit detailing and is finished in Chilean Air Force using Twobobs decals.  The weathering looks perfect.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a very attractive 1/32 Revell CH-118 Iroquois (Huey).  Shawn finished his chopper using markings from different sources and finished it as a 439 squadron search and rescue bird from 3 wing at CFB Bagotteville.  These CDN SAR choppers look very good indeed.  Nicely done Shawn.

Here's a product article for the  1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from Zactomodels These resin/photo etched exhausts  are designed for the big Trumpeter MiG-29 kit and these take the model to a whole new level of extreme detailing. 

Tuesday,  Sept 4  2018

Swaziland Independence and National Day

No update today.


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Monday,  Sept 3  2018        Labor Day / Labour Day 

Qatar National Day

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Mike Muth begins today's update with his 17th model on ARC.  Mike has a passion for WW1 aircraft and this 1/48 Gavia Pfalz E.I is built to a very high standard.  Mike details the build process very well in his article and even include the death notice for a Imperial German pilot.  Beautiful work Mike, your models inspire me to get more interested in WW1 aircraft.

Bob Leonard joins us today with his 8th model on ARC.  This is Bob's 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIDE finished as a Spanish jet in a well weathered camo scheme using many shades of gray and green.  Well done Bob, I love this Mirage.

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 Spitfire Mk.VIII cockpit 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,  Sept 2  2018

Vietnam Independence Day

V-J Day  Japan surrenders in Tokyo Harbour

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Saturday,  Sept 1  2018

Libya Independence Day

Slovak Republic Constitution Day 

Uzbekistan National Day

Singapore Air Force Day

World War Two begins in Europe - Germany invades Poland (1939)

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Friday,  Aug 31  2018

Malaysia National Day

Trinidad and Tobago National Day

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Thomas Ng is here to begin the special Malaysian update with his stunning 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29N. 

Aidy Abdullah is next up with his great looking 1/48 Hobbyboss Hawk 208. 

Brian Param also joins us today on this special update with his beautifully done 1/72 High Planes Mirage IIIO. 

Aidy Abdullah is here with a special Malaysian aircraft.  This is his 1/48 AFV Club RF-5E. 

Thomas Ng is here with a weathered 1/72 Matchbox Beaufighter Mk X in British markings from the Malayan Emergency.

Brian Param was very busy on this big build rescribing the 1/32 Hasegawa F-5E. 

Aidy Abdullah is here to remember the 11 service members lost to enemy fire with his 1/72 Fujimi S-61A-4 Nuri.  This model wears the markings of that ill-fated chopper.

Brian Param is here with his attractive airliner.  This is his 1/144 Minicraft 737-400 finished in the livery of Malaysian Airline MAS in the 90's. 

Aidy Abdullah is here with his beautifully weathered 1/48 AFV Club F-5E wearing a great looking camo scheme.

Brian Param finishes off this update with his impressive 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-29N.  Brian did a flawless job on this big model and finished it with Scale Nutz RMAF Mig-29N Decal set

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


Thursday,  Aug 30  2018

Turkish Victory Day

Kyrgyz Republic National Day

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Wednesday,  Aug 29  2018

Slovakia National Day

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Tuesday,  Aug 28  2018

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

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Dragan Cvetic has done an impressive job on his Hungarian 1/72 Italeri Gripen.  Dragan detailed the cockpit and finished it off with a gentle amount of weathering to add realism.  Very nice indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 L-29 Delfin control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the AMK kit.


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


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


Monday,  Aug 27  2018

Moldova National Day

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Tigre del Aire joins us from Colombia with his 1/72 Airfix Grumman Widgeon.  This model has some wonderful detail in the cockpit and is finished off in Royal Navy markings.  Beautiful work Tigre del Aire.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his very attractive 1/32 Trumpeter F-18F Super Hornet wearing colourful CAG markings.  This jet is a tanker with CVW-8, currently on USS Bush and the markings came from aftermarket decals and the refuelling tank was scratchbuilt.  A cool looking jet Shawn.

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 1/48 MiG-19PM correct nose from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. VIII top engine cowl 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,  Aug 26  2018
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Saturday,  Aug 25  2018

Uruguay Independence Day

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Friday,  Aug 24  2018

Ukraine National Day

We have 560 forest fires in my province and my city has been blanketed in smoke for the past week which has made work at my 2 jobs very tiring.  I've been busy working 14 hours a day 7 days a week and unable to find time for ARC.  I will be glad when my summer job ends in early October.


Shows this weekend

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Tigre del Aire joins us from Colombia today with his great looking 1/72 Airfix Brewster Buffalo, Militaire Luchtvaart.  He tells the history of this aircraft and then everything involved to build and finish his Buffalo.  It looks great wearing Dutch markings.


Frederic Cottin is here with his stunning 1/48 Revell Germany F-86 Sabre MK6 RCAF.  Frederic finished his Sabre with Eduard photo etch and gave it a great looking camo scheme and Canadian markings.  Beautiful work Frederic.


Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This 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 1/32 Su-27 intake correction set from Zactomodels.  This resin set does a wonderful job correcting the Trumpeter kit parts on the Su-27B.  Trumpeter has 'retooled' this part of their kit on the SU-27UB, Su-30MKK and newer releases of the Su-27 Flanker B.


Friday,  Aug 17  2018

Gabon Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day 

Shows this weekend

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Duncan joins us today with his 2 stunning Skyhawks.  These are his 1/48 Fujimi TA-4F and A4-E finished in hi viz USMC and USN markings.  Duncan has an interesting back story to go with these 2 models that I enjoyed reading.

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


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


Thursday,  Aug 16  2018
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Wednesday,  Aug 15  2018

India Independence Day

Congo National Day

Republic of Korea National Day

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Bob TheDoc is here on this special Indian update with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Academy MiG-21MF Fishbed-J with added resin and photo etch to improve the detail.  Welcome to ARC Bob. 

Tom Thounaojam is here with his attractive what-if 1/72 Hasegawa F-20 wearing Indian Air Force markings.  I love the look of the F-20 in IAF aggressor markings.

Murli Rajan is here with his very attractive looking 1/48 Academy MiG-21 BIS.  This paint scheme is the "Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment" which looks very good indeed.

Tom Thounaojam has been very busy building the short run 1/72 Merlin Model Westland Wapiti.  This is a difficult kit to build, but in skilled determined hand, it does build into a beauty as you will see in Tom's photos.

Sherbir has done a stellar job on the 1/72 Hasegawa Sea Harrier FRS.51This is a heavily weathered Harrier with the "White Tigers" just prior to retirement and looks very good indeed.

Ratish Nair has done a great job on the cockpit on the 1/72 Eduard MiG-21MFThis is a very good kit and Ratish finished it in an attractive camo scheme from the Syrian Air Force.

Murli Rajan has done a flawless job on his tiny 1/144 Roden C-47 Dakota IAF.  Murli finished his C-47 as an Indian bird which looks quite good.

Sherbir did a huge amount of work to create an accurate MiG-27UPG from the 1/72 Academy MiG-27M.  This was not a quick project and Sherbir details the whole process in his article.  The finished model does look very good.

Tom Thounaojam took his Academy Mig-21MF and made it into a Sky Hussars Display Team Capeti Red 1904.  Tom details this process in his article.  Beautiful work Tom.

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


Tuesday,  Aug 14  2018

Pakistan Independence Day

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Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his big and impressive 1/32 Revell Heinkel 162 A2 Salamander.  Jens did plenty of extra detailing that you can see in his article.  Beautiful work Jens.

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


Monday,  Aug 13  2018
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Tolga άlgόr is here with his stunning early 109.  This is his 1/32 Eduard / Alley cat Messerschmitt Bf-109D-1 from 1939 wearing a sharksmouth which suits the undercowl intake very well. Tolga added some aftermarket items to improve his 109 and finished it with a subtle level of weathering.


Here's a product article for the 2" Mini 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.


Sunday,  Aug 12  2018
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Saturday,  Aug 11  2018

Chad Independence Day 

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Friday,  Aug 10  2018

Ecuador Independence Day

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Jens Gerber has done a very special camo scheme on his 1/48 Eduard MiG 21 PFThis is a Cuban MiG complete with added detailing.  Very nicely done Jens.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from Zactomodels.  These resin exhausts corrects the shape of the exhausts and includes highly detailed resin and photo-etch replacement parts.  This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter.


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


Thursday,  Aug 9  2018

Singapore National Day

Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM
Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

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Leslie Choy begins this special update to honour Singapore.  This is his 1/48 Revell F-15SG with aftermarket and scratchbuilt details to create a truly accurate Singapore F-15.  Tremendous work Leslie, the level of detail is inspiring.

S K Loh is here with his latest 1/144 masterpiece.  This is S K's 1/144 Mini Hobby F-20A Tigershark reworked to produce a very high quality model finished in a great looking camo and what-if markings for a Singaporean F-20.  I love all the work he did and the in-flight display looks fantastic.

Leslie Choy has reworked his 1/48 AFV Club RSAF F-5E with s skillful scratchbuilding and some aftermarket items to transform hisF-5 into an accurate Singaporean jet.  The detailing on this jet is awesome as you will see in the photos.  It is given a light weathering job to complete everything. 

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


Wednesday,  Aug 8  2018
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Tuesday,  Aug 7  2018

Cote d'lvoire National Day

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Michael Phillips is here with his eye popping 1/48 Great Wall MiG-29SMT Fulcrum-E - Red 23Michael used a variety of aftermarket items and finished it off in a great looking camo scheme complete with a flawless weathering job. Impressive work Michael.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small ShopThis 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.


Monday,  Aug 6  2018

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

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Dragan Cvetic has done a stellar job on his 1/72 Azur Vautour IIN Dragan finished it in Israeli markings.  It's cool to see this 2 seater on ARC.

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


Sunday,  Aug 5  2018

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

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Saturday,  Aug 4  2018

Burkina Faso National Day

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Friday,  Aug 3  2018
Shows this weekend

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Carl Jarosz 1/48 Hasegawa QF-4S Phantom II VX-30 “Bloodhounds”

Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small ShopThis tool is the Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets.  The Nutter - A Revolution in Ultra Detailing! 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre Intake Correction kit from Zactomodels These new resin seamless intake corrects the shape of the front profile and includes the inner radar bulge missing from the original kit.  Also included in this set is an optional FOD cover.  


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


Thursday,  Aug 2  2018

Republic of North Macedonia  National Day

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Wednesday,  Aug 1  2018

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation

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Tuesday,  July 31  2018
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Thomas Brόckelt is here with a very interesting WW2 Luftwaffe aircraft.  This is his resin 1/72 Bird Models EMW A6 with quite a bit of extra work by Thomas including a scratchbuilt cockpit.  This is a VERY interesting aircraft. 

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


Monday,  July 30  2018

Vanuatu Independence Day

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Mad Mike Happy Birthday Mike!!!

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Sunday,  July 29  2018
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Saturday,  July 28  2018

Peru Independence Day

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Friday,  July 27  2018

Korean War Armistice Date 1953

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Charlies Rodriguez is here with a classic beauty today.  This is his 1/48 Monogram AH-64 Apache with added engine covers and RBF tags.  Charlies finished it as a British AH-64 as it appeared in Afghanistan.  Very cool indeed.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-51D Mustang armament & gunsight detail set from Master.


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


Thursday,  July 26  2018

Liberia Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day

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Wednesday,  July 25  2018
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Gavin Parnaby is here with a gem today.  This is his 1/72 Anigrand North American YF-93A with plenty of extra work.  Gavin explains the whole build in his article.  The YF-93 is a variant of the F-86 and is quite the radical design and it's very cool to see it on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX control surfaces (late) from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


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


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


Tuesday,  July 24  2018
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Monday,  July 23  2018

Egypt National Day

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Shawn “Phantom” Weiler has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Academy F-4C Phantom #203.  Shawn finished it as high vis triple Mig killer from the Oregon ANG with some added detail from Aires.  It's a beauty Shawn.

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 gun bays 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.


Friday,  July 20  2018

Colombia Independence Day

USA Moon Landing  - First Human on the Moon  (1969)

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Ricardo Salamι has done an exceptional job on the 1/48 Monogram LM-11 Orion, Apollo 16 Mission.  Ricardo has taken this classic kit to a whole new level and explains all his work in his article.  Truly amazing work.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Tomcat Fuel Tank Pylons from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IX gunsight early from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tornado IDS Pitot Tubes from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Curtiss P-40 B/C Tomahawk II - British version - Browning .303 cal and British type Pitot Tube from Master.

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


Thursday,  July 19  2018
No update today...I'm working double shifts between my 2 jobs.  I WILL have an update for Friday.

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Wednesday,  July 18  2018
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Tuesday,  July 17  2018

Iraq Republic Day

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Jay Vlad joins us today with his 3rd model on ARC.  This is his big and beautifully detailed 1/32 Academy F-16CGJay added a huge variety of detail sets and then combined them with his own talent to create his wonderful Viper.  Enjoy the photos...this one is a beauty.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Me 262A/B control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Hobby boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Westland Lynx HAS.3, Mk.88 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.


Monday,  July 16  2018
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Paul Maksimov has done a perfect job on his 1/24 Airfix Junkers-87 B-2Paul finished his Stuka in winter camo as it appeared while stationed on the outskirts of Moscow in 1941.  Beautiful work Paul.

Here's a product article for the 8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXe gun bays from Eduard Model Accessories.


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


Sunday,  July 15  2018
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Saturday,  July 14  2018

France National Day

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Friday,  July 13  2018
Shows this weekend

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Alacran has added lots of detailing to his 1/72 Art Model Su-25 UTGAlacran then gave his Su-25 an amazing camo scheme with an excellent weathering job and displayed it with some ground equipment in an airfield diorama.  Simply beautiful to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IXc cockpit  from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX control surfaces (early) from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Thursday,  July 12  2018

Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day

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Straker65 dropped by today with his sharp looking 1/72 Hasegawa F-20 TigersharkStraker65 added some scratchbuilt details and finished it off in the prototype markings along with a subtle weathering job.  Very nice indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51D Mustang - armament & gunsight detail set from Master.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 BAe Hawk T.1 100 Series Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.

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


Wednesday,  July 11  2018

Mongolia National Celebration Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1918

Mike Krahn has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Monogram B-17GMike modified his model to a late B-17G and added plenty of scratchbuilt detailing before finishing it off with a beautifully done bare metal finish and aftermarket decals.  I love the look of this B-17.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Browning M-2 guns (2 guns) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 L-29RS Delfin Conversion set 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.


Tuesday,  July 10  2018

Invasion of Sicily - Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 

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Frederic Cottin is here with a sci-fi ship we all know so well.  This is his 1/48 MPC Eagle finished to a high standard and looking just like to ships I recall seeing on TV.  It's great to see this Eagle on TV.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XVI gun bays 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.


Monday,  July 9  2018

Argentina Independence Day

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Sunday,  July 8  2018
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Saturday,  July 7  2018

Solomon Islands National Day

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Friday,  July 6  2018

Comoros Independence Day

Malawi Republic Day

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Shawn “Phantom” Weiler is here with his sharp looking MiG Killer.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-4C Phantom #202 in Niagara Falls ANG markings are from Speed Hunter graphics.  This is one sweet looking Phantom.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F4U-1 propeller with alignment tool from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Be-12 Landing Lights from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Modelsvit kit.


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


Thursday,  July 5  2018

Cape Verde National Day

Venezuela Independence Day

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Klaasjan Schuuring is here with his flawless looking 1/32 Academy F-16 SUFAKlaasjan added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit before giving his jet a full weapons load and a beautiful looking camo scheme with just a slight amount of weathering.  Beautiful work Klaasjan. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A400M Grizzly Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.   This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly cockpit set from Aires This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


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


Wednesday,  July 4  2018

United States of America Independence Day

Rwanda Liberation Day

    Happy 4th  to all the ARC Americans 

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Patrick Vossenberg is here to mark the 4th of July with his awesome 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G.  Patrick added scratch built details as well as aftermarket detail sets and parts from other models to complete his Phantom.  It carries a great looking loadout and looks fantastic in it's gray camo.  The markings are from an aftermarket decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16 NSI small mouth Intake Correction Set from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - machine gun set - Browning M2 aircraft .50 caliber barrels with flash hiders from Master.


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


Tuesday,  July 3  2018

Belarus Independence Day

No update today.  Too darn busy at my 2 jobs.

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Monday,  July 2  2018
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Paul Fernandez has done a beautiful conversion to make his 1/72 Esci F-8HPaul finished his Crusader as a Philippines Air Force jet with the correct mods.  Paul gave his jet weathering and he explains the build in his article.  Looks great Paul.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set.  Make curved photo etch parts. Aluminum base makes rolling your parts easy!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 R-73 / AA-11 Archer missiles and pylons from Eduard Model Accessories.


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


Sunday,  July 1  2018

Burundi Independence Day

Canada  Day

Rwanda Independence Day

    Happy Canada Day to all the ARC Canucks 

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Saturday,  June 30  2018
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Friday,  June 29  2018
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Thursday,  June 28  2018
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Wednesday,  June 27  2018

Djibouti National Day

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Mike Keyte starts today with his awesome looking 1/48 Hobby Boss TA-7C Corsair.  Mike added a resin cockpit and resin wheel bays and then finished his A-7 in SEA camo and Greek markings complete with full weathering.  This jet looks perfect.

Jens Gerber is here from Germany with another Luftwaffe beauty.  This is his 1/48 Revell Ta 154 V 15 wearing night fighter radar antannas and a great looking camo scheme.  Jens is a skilled modeller and I always enjoy seeing his latest model on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 E-2C Hawkeye Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


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


Tuesday,  June 26  2018

Madagascar Independence Day

No update today, I got tied up working back to back shifts at my 2 jobs.

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Monday,  June 25  2018

Croatia Independence Day 

Mozambique Independence Day

Slovenia National Day

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Tolga άlgόr is here with his latest masterpiece.  Tolga added some aftermarket goodies to the exterior and cockpit of his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D-20 “Vonnie”.  All this was followed up with a spectacular weathering job and markings that include sexy noseart.  Tolga's models are a treat to see.

Andrι Manzano joins us from Brazil with his 7th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C "Aggressor Alaska" finished with a flawless weathering job and a weapons load and drop tanks and a rare eye catching camo scheme.

Soren Wolff is here with a very special model.  This is his 1/32 Kitty Hawk OV-10 Bronco with a full weapons load and some great looking markings and just the right amount of weathering.  Beautiful work Soren. 

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXc gun bays 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,  June 24  2018

Order of Malta - St. John's Day

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Saturday,  June 23  2018
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean
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Friday,  June 22  2018

Shows this weekend

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David Hanners is here with his stunning 1/288 Card STS-1 atop the Mobile Launch Platform and Crawler-Transporter.  This was quite the project and David explains all about it in his article.  Enjoy his photos.

Dragan Cvetic is here today with his sharp looking 1/72 R.V. Aircraft MiG-21R.  Dragan added a scratchbuilt pitot tube and then selected a most attractive Russian camo scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IX fishtail exhaust stacks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-24 Fencer MAK L-082 Infrared Threat Warning Sensors from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


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


Thursday,  June 21  2018
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Wednesday,  June 20  2018
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Straker65 has dome a stunning job on his 1/72 Airfix Supermarine Swift FR.5.  Straker65 dressed up the cockpit detail with photo etch and scratchbuilt a pitot tube before giving his Swift the full rivet treatment.  His choice of camo and markings looks fantastic and the weathering job pulls it all together.  Enjoy his photos, I know I sure did.


Jens Gerber has taken on a very difficult camo scheme on his 1/48 Dragon Ju 88 G1 Nachtjδger.  I think you will agree the finished camo is very complicated and the addition of the exhaust stains makes everything look perfect.  Beautiful work Jens.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  These new resin pylons 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons corrects accuracy issues on the kit parts.  This set includes detailed launching mechanisms  on the undersides of all of the pylons.  The kit includes 6 resin pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly Refueling Probe from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - machine gun set - Browning M2 aircraft .50 caliber barrels with flash hiders from Master.


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


Tuesday,  June 19  2018
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Monday,  June 18  2018
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Martin Doman is here with his second model on ARC.  This is his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa A-4F Skyhawk VA-155.  Martin added a variety of aftermarket items and pulled it all together with hi-viz USN markings with weathering and an impressive weapons load.  Impressive work Martin.

Thomas Brόckelt took the 1/72 Airmodel Products Heinkel He P.1078C and added some scratchbuilt details before finishing his jet fighter in Luftwaffe markings.  It is quite the radical design.  Beautiful work Thomas.

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.


Sunday,  June 17  2018

Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic

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Saturday,  June 16  2018
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Friday,  June 15  2018
Shows this weekend

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Charlies Rodriguez has done a fantastic job on his 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1V Huey.  Charlies did a huge amount of scratchbuilt detailing on his Huey and gave it full weathering and finished it in Dominican Republic markings.

Jens Gerber is here with his very attractive 1/48 Eduard MiG 21 R Profi KitJens finished his MiG 21 in the markings for a Russian jet that was deployed to Afghanistan in 1981.  I love the camo on this MiG.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IX 5 spoke wheels with painting masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 109 Weight Balances from QuickBoost.  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 SA 330 Puma Landing Gear and wheels/tires from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Matchbox.


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


 

Thursday, June 14  2018

 

United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable) 

End of Falklands War

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Sean Langley has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Monogram A-26C InvaderSean dressed up the detail on his Invader with Quickboost engines, True Details wheels and finished it with French markings from Albatros decals.  I love the weathering job.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 PD-62-8 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This set includes one pair of PD-62-8 pylons, launch rail mounting hardware and aileron actuator brackets.  The PD-62-8 pylons were often used on the Su-25.  The pylons are not included in the Su-25 kit, but it does include mounting holes for them (how convenient!). 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Super Etendard Air Scoops from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss P-40 E - N - details set - Browning .50 blast tubes, gunsight and Pitot Tube from Master.


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


Wednesday,  June 13  2018
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Tuesday,  June 12  2018

Philippines Independence Day

Russia National Day

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Mike Krahn joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his stunning 1/48 Monogram B-29 that Mike recently refurbished and covered in aluminum foil giving his Super Fortress an eye catching realistic looking finish.  Welcome to e ARC homepage Mike!!! 


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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Beaufighter wheels (five spoke) & paint masks from Aires.


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


Monday,  June 11  2018
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Sunday,  June 10  2018

Portugal National Day

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day

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Saturday,  June 9  2018
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Friday,  June 8  2018
Shows this weekend

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Carmel J. Attard did an exceptional amount of work to create his 1/72 Hasegawa Grumman E-1B Tracer Carmel started with the Hasegawa Tracker kit and progressed forward from there.  His finished Tracer model is a special treat to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger Anti-Collision Lights from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V cannon barrel tips and Pitot Tube from Master.


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


Thursday,  June 7  2018

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)

No update.  I got stuck at work working much longer than expected.

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Wednesday,  June 6  2018

Sweden National Day 

D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944

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Waldek Pupar has done a fantastic job on his 1/72 Hobby Boss Macchi MC 200 Saetta.  This is a very complicated camo scheme and Waldek got it looking perfect.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21 BD3-60 Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin BD3-60 Pylons are designed for the MiG-21 and include the early and later 'heavy duty' version of the BD3-60 Pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 IL-2 Sturmovik wheels and painting masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit. 


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


Tuesday,  June 5  2018

Denmark Constitutional Day

Seychelles Liberation Day

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Jens Gerber is here with a beautiful little 1/48 Roden / Eduard He 51 B1 wearing a Russian paint scheme and markings.  All in all Jens found this to be a reasonable kit.  I certain like the colour scheme. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E/F Tiger II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


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


Monday,  June 4  2018

  Battle of Midway (1942)

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Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job on his 1/72 Italeri Macchi 205 Veltro.  Waldek chose a very complicated camo scheme from 1941.  I'm impressed with the camo on this Italian fighter.  Beautiful work Waldek.


Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


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


Sunday,  June 3  2018
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Saturday,  June 2  2018

Italy National Day

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Friday,  June 1  2018

Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

  Mexico Navy Day 

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Dragan Cvetic has a very positive opinion of the 1/72 Lift Here Resin U-10D Super Courier.  He built this resin kit to a very high standard in US markings.  This is a very rare little aircraft.

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


Thursday,  May 31  2018
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Straker65 joins us with his tiny 1/72 Hobby Boss MiG-3.  Straker65 added antenna wire and gave his tiny Russian fighter a full weathering job to better show the tough conditions this fighter worked under during WW2.  The MiG-3 is an attractive aircraft and this one is a beauty.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 R-73 / AA-11 Archer missiles from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the MiG-29 and Su-27.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 RQ-4B Global Hawk Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis set is designed for the Platz/MRC kit.


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


Wednesday,  May 30  2018
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Jim Court is here with something very special indeed.  This is his sharp looking 1/48 Revell/ICM Beech 18D made from a Beech C-45 and completed with the addition of aftermarket conversion parts and finished in the markings of a Canadian airline called Kay Air.  A beautifully done and very cool float plane model to see on ARC.


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


Tuesday,  May 29  2018
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Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job on the 1/72 Italeri MC 202 FolgoreWaldek chose the complicated desert camo paint scheme and used the markings from an aftermarket sheet to pull it all together.  I love the look of the finished model.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his big and impressive 1/32 Trumpeter F-18E Super Hornet.  For markings Shawn chose a Super Hornet involved in the air to air missile downing of a Syrian Su-22.  It's an interesting story and Shawn's F-18 captures the VFA-87 Golden Warriors jet very well.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Splitter Plates from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter MiG-23.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G-6 Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40 E - N detail set - Browning .50 blast tubes, gunsight and Pitot Tube from Master.


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


Monday,  May 28  2018

  Memorial Day    

Armenia National Day 

Ethiopia National Day

Azerbaijan National Day

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Dragan Cvetic is here with his quickie build of the 1/144 Zvezda Tu-134.  Dragan doesn't give the kit high marks, but I do give his finished model high marks.  It looks quite good.


Phil (Flip) Marchese is here with something very cool indeed.  This is his 1/32 Pyro 1910 Cadillac Limousine combined with parts from another model to get this model.  It's impressive to see this Caddy and I'm glad it is on ARC


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 Spitfire Mk. VIII 4 spoke wheels with smooth tires from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon Twinseater Antennas 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,  May 27  2018
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Saturday,  May 26  2018

Georgia National Day

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Friday,  May 25  2018

Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
No update today.

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Thursday,  May 24  2018

Eritrea Independence Day 

Forums were having issues....I just got it sorted and they seem to be fine now.

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Hasegawa CH-124 Sea King.  Shawn used some aftermarket decals and parts to finish his Canadian Sea King and in his article he has included a photo of 8 of his Sea Kings.  Rock on Shawn!!


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 late-pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-39 Airacobra Landing Gear & Ballast from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MG 131 mount for Fw 190A/F 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.


Wednesday,  May 23  2018
I had issues yesterday trying to upload the update and had to contact the hosting company and get them to sort out the issue.  It is working now, although the tech support was unable to find the problem.  Fingers crossed.

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Dragan Cvetic had a very good time building the beautifully fitting 1/72 Tamiya Mosquito MK IV.  Dragan added seatbelts then finished the rest of his Israeli Mosquito out of the box along with some aftermarket decals.  It's a great looking Mossie.


Jens Gerber had a challenging time building the 1/48 Kitty Hawk Super Seasprite SH-2GHe chose some excellent markings complete with Dragon artwork for a Polish chopper.  His finished model does look very good indeed.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss P-40 B/C Tomahawk II - British version - Browning .303 cal and British type Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Beaufighter wheels & paint masks from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F9F Panther Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


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


Tuesday, May 22  2018

Yemen National Day

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Monday,  May 21  2018

Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversary of the Iquique΄s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia)

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Straker65 has done an excellent job detailing and finishing his 1/72 Revell Hunter F6Straker65 added some aftermarket detail items and gave his Hunter some careful weathering over a flawless paint job. 

Thomas Brόckelt is here with something very different today.  This is his 1/125 Skyhook Models "Luftpanzer" / Iron Sky "Valkyrie".  Thomas explains the story for this armored flying saucer in his article.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 FFAR rockets from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M5c Zero Type 52 Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


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


Friday,  May 18  2017

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day 

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Shows this weekend

Sam Ching gets today started with his exceptional 1/144 MiG-15 Attack HobbyThis tiny MiG is finished in North Korean markings complete with a great looking camo.  Sam has some great looking smaller scale modeds on ARC and I'm pleased to see this one on ARC as well.

Phil (Flip) Marchese is here with something different and quite pleasant today.  This is his 1/16 Fador 1909 EMF 3 in 1 with some skillful upgrades.  It is very cool to see these older car models on ARC. 

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


Thursday,  May 17  2017

Norway Constitution Day

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No update today.  My wife are heading out of town for the day.

Wednesday,
May 16  2018

Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams 

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Dragan Cvetic rescribed all the panel lines on his 1/72 Heller Mirage 2000b before giving the cockpit a full detailing.  The attractive camo is for a French Air Force jet with a drop tank and very subtle weathering.  I love the camo on this one.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons from Zactomodels.  These early style 'heavy duty' pylons provide highly detailed corrected pylons for the 1/32 MiG-21 kit.  Detailed mechanisms are included on the undersides of each pylon.  Each set includes 4 pylons and optional brackets that can be posed in a variety of different configurations.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss P-40 B/C - US version - Browning .30 cal and US type Pitot Tube from Master.


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


Tuesday,  May 15  2018
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Straker65 has done an exceptional job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray.  Straker65 combined scratchbuilt detailing with aftermarket detail items to give his tiny 1/72 jet a level of detail that is quite amazing to see.  Enjoy the photos.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju-52 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,  May 14  2017

Paraguay Independence Day

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  • Clash at Chelyabinsk station between Hungarian POWs heading west to be repatriated and Czechoslovaks going east. Trotsky orders the arrest of the Czechoslovak Legion, but they revolt and seize several towns along the Transiberian RailwayDetails  May 14
  • Artillery bombardment of Paris.  Mar 23 – Aug 7  Details
  • Allied forces occupy the Jordan Rift Valley.  Feb to Sept

Sertac Bayar is here with a double header.  These are his exceptional 1/32 Tamiya F-16C finished with added resin and photo etch and a very skillful painting and weathering job.  Sit back and enjoy these, both are a treat to see and I'm honoured to have them here on ARC.

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his exceptional 1/48 Dragon Ju 88 C6 Night Hunter.  Jens finished his Ju-88 with night fighter radar and markings for a aircraft that operated out of the Netherlands during 1944.  Jens does beautiful work and the job he did on the building, detailing and painting is amazing.  I loved seeing this one.

Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopThis 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 Falanga 9M17P missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M5c Zero Type 52 Cowl Flaps (opened) from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


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


Thursday,  May 10  2018
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S K Loh is here with an historic Phantom.  This is his Showtime 111 from that fateful day 46 years ago.  SK started used the 1/144 Academy F-4E Phantom modified to a F-4J variant.  His article is a very interesting read and his model and in-flight diorama is the usual first class display we see from SK Loh.  Sit back and enjoy.

Thomas Brόckelt is here with something truly unique.  This is his 1/72 Unicraft Bombengleiter made from a resin kit.  This is a glider with a bomb that would be dropped from a "mother ship" and glide to the bomb release point.  A very interesting design that I guess falls into the Luft '46 category.  Thomas always builds some very interesting models that I love to see on ARC.

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


Wednesday,  May 9  2018

Liberation Day for the Channel Islands  May 9 1945

Russia - Victory Day

 End of Great Patriotic War 

 European Union
Europe Day

  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 

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Michael Phillips used a variety of aftermarket detail items to dress up his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Adversary - Bad Kitty.  The spectacular camo scheme was from an aftermarket decal sheet and if you are building the 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A, then this article has some excellent advice for the build process to save you some grief.

Carmel J. Attard has done a remarkable job on his 1/72 Gavia Let-410 Turbolet.  Carmel finished it as a modern looking aircraft from the Slovak Republic Air Force using aftermarket decals.  Carmel's photos are first class all the way as usual.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small Shop.  This Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!

Tuesday,  May 8  2018

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

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Dragan Cvetic has done a first class job on his very attractive blue camo 1/72 Special Hobby Mirage F-1.  Dragan added seatbelts to dress up the cockpit and finished it with Iranian markings using aftermarket decals.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ju 87 Stuka Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


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


Monday,  May 7  2018
No update today.  My wife arrived home yesterday after 9 weeks visiting family and I've been busy welcoming her back home. 

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Sunday,  May 6  2018
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Saturday,  May 5  2018

Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

   Liberation Day in Netherlands  

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Friday,  May 4  2018
No update today.

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Shows this weekend

Thursday,  May 3  2018

Poland Constitution Day

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Rafi Ben Shahar has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/32 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair.  Rafi was quite impressed with the quality and fit of this Tamiya kit  and I am impressed with the realism of his finished models.  I always enjoy seeing Rafi's latest model on ARC.

Waldek Pupar is here with the most amazing Su-25 you will ever see.  This is his 1/72 Kangam Su-25 wearing a very attractive digital camo and Ukrainian markings from an aftermarket decal sheet.  Waldek added a full weapons load and just the perfect amount of weathering.  WOW WOW WOW...I love the look of this Su-25.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 PBY-5A Catalina Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


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


Wednesday,  May 2  2018
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Klaasjan Schuuring has very high praise for the 1/48 Great Wall Hobbies F-15DKlaasjan finished his Eagle as a US jet complete with weapons, droptanks and added scratchbuilt detailing.  The finished model is a joy to see.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with something very rare indeed.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Bristol Freighter Mk.31 modified with a resin set to make an RCAF machine complete with aftermarket decals for a Canadian aircraft.  Very cool indeed Shawn. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.  Each sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Hawker Tempest Mk.V early - Hispano 20mm cannon barrels in fairings from Master.


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


Tuesday,  May 1  2018

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of 

Argentine Airforce Falklands War (1982)

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Waldek Pupar gets things started in style with his flawless 1/72 HobbyBoss Zero Fighter Type 52.  Waldek gave his Zero weathering to further show off the detail.  The finished model looks exceptional.

Carl Jarosz has done a first class job on his 1/144 Minicraft MD-82 airliner.  Carl used bare metal foil to accent the bare metal areas of his airliner with great effect.  I love the look of the finished model and Carl's article is a very good read.

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


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


Monday,  Apr 30  2018

Saigon fell, end of Vietnam Conflict  April 30 1975

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Dragan Cvetic had a grand time with excellent fit building the 1/72 Revell Hawk MK.53Dragan added seatbelts and HUDs to dress up the cockpit along with pitot tube and then chose the attractive jungle scheme of the Indonesian Air Force to finish this gem.  Lovely work Dragan.

Mike Muth has a passion for Great War aviation and today he presents his big and beautiful 1/32 Wingnut Wings Roland D VIb. Mike explains the building process as well as his well thought out technique for doing the rigging.  He has included many in-progress photos to show the lovely quality of this model.  The paint scheme is simply stunning.  Thanks for sharing Mike.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.


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


Sunday,  Apr 29  2018
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Saturday,  Apr 28  2018
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Fri, Apr 27  2018

Sierra Leone Independence Day 

South Africa Freedom Day

Togo Independence Day

Netherlands King's Day

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Shows this weekend

Straker65 gets things started in grand style with his 1/72 Hobbyboss F4U-4 Corsair.  Straker65 dressed up the cockpit and lights with added detailing before giving his bent wing bird a full weathering job.  The finished model is a top notch replica of the real fighter.

Michael Phillips has done a stellar job building and finishing his 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-22M4 Fitter-K - The Polish Lady.  This is not the easiest kit to build, but Michael breezed through it in style and ended up with a great looking jet in an attractive Polish camo scheme.

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


Thur, Apr 26  2018

Israel Independence Day

Tanzania Union Day

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Waldek Pupar is here with a very special treat for you all.  This is beautiful 1/72 Revell P-51B Mustang in a very compilcated camo scheme and Swiss Air Force markings.  The Swiss Air Force flew a variety of aircraft and all of them look fantastic in the camo and red and white national markings.


Dragan Cvetic is here to mark the Israel Independence Day with his flawless looking 1/72 Xtrakit Gloster Meteor F.8Dragan upgraded the seatbelts, gun sight in the cockpit and added a new pitot tube to bring his model up to his usual high standards.  I quite enjoyed seeing his Meteor on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels Each sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V cannon barrel tips and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8 Crusader air intakes from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa / Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly Antennas from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


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


Wed, Apr 25  2018

Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day

Italy - End of WW2 1945

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Chris Parsons is here with a very special and dynamic 1/72 A model Beechcraft 1900 D that was presented to a co-worker as a retirement gift.  The base was signed by all the co-workers.  The model and base were beautifully done and the finished diorama is quite pleasing to see.  Well done Chris

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Canadair CL-215, CL-415 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions. This set is designed for the Heller/Italeri/Revell kit.


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


Tuesday,  Apr 24  2018
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Monday,  Apr 23  2018

England - St. George's Day

Turkey National Independence and Children Day

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Graham Symmonds is here with a diorama all Star Trek OS fans will love.  This is his 1/15000 Doomsday Machine: “Gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard.” finished with lighting for the doomsday machine and battle damage for one of the ships.  I got a real kick out of seeing this diorama.

Ed Ellickson (TheRealMrEd) joins us with his eye catching 1/72 Hasegawa F-35B Marines.  Ed added a Multi-Mission Pod and built his F-35B with all the engine doors open, which looks great.  It's good to see this sharp looking USMC F-35 on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool  is the 2" Mini Hold and Fold


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Handley Page Victor wheels from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M5c Zero Type 52 Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


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


Sunday,  Apr 22  2018
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Saturday,  Apr 21  2018

United Kingdom - Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down 25 yr old (1918)

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Friday,  Apr 20  2018  
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Shows this weekend

Dietmar Carstensen is here with a masterpiece.  This is his 1/72 Revell Fairey Seafox with a large amount of scratchbuilt detailing to improve this older kit. Dietmar's extra effort and work certainly gave him a model to be proud of.  Enjoy the photos, this Fairey Seafox is exceptional, especially when displayed on it's water base. 

Osvaldo Carrasco is here from Chile with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C in an aggressor scheme complete with beautiful weathering.  Osvaldo also added photo etch seat belts and RBF tags to complete the realism in his excellent F-16.

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


Thursday,  Apr 19  2018

  Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)  

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Straker65 starts today with his 1/72 Hobbyboss MiG-15 / Jian Ji-2 wearing a very attractive looking Chinese camo scheme.  Straker65 added a resin cockpit set and finished off his MiG with aftermarket decals.  I love the camo scheme on this one.

Jens Gerber has chosen one of the most complicated camo scheme ever worn by an aircraft.  This is his  1/48 Dragon Ju 88 G 10.  Jens built his bomber out of the box and it is the painting and weathering that really make this model exceptional.  Enjoy his 25 photos....this is very impressive indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2 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,  Apr 18  2018

Zimbabwe National Day

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)  

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

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Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job on the very complicated camo scheme on his 1/72 HobbyBoss Morane Saulnier MS.406Waldek finished his fighter in Swiss markings complete with weathering.  Beautiful work Waldek.

Michael Phillips has done an impressive job on the 1/48 Revell Panavia Tornado IDS - Deutsche Tonka.  Michael added a resin ejection seats and then finished his Tornado  using aftermarket decals as a jet that flew in Afghanistan, complete with full weathering.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Fulcrum C conversion from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V early - Hispano 20mm cannon barrels in fairings from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Apr 17  2018 

Syria Independence Day

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Patrick Vossenberg has done an exceptional job building and weathering the challenging 1/48 Classic Airframes F-5B.  Patrick rescribed the panel lines and then Patrick took on the task of finishing his F-5 in a faded and weathered Greek camo scheme.  No doubt about it, Patrick got this one looking perfect, which is impressive considering the fit of this kit.

Victor Rene Carlos has been busy scratchbuilding items on his 1/72 Hobby Boss HH-60H. Victor chose an excellent weapons configuration and gave his Seahawk a truly outstanding weathering job.  I love the look of his finished chopper.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51 Mustang 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.


Monday,  Apr 16  2018 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

No update today.

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Friday,  Apr 13  2018
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Shows this weekend

Mark L. Rossmann is here with a truly awesome article featuring four of his 1/48 P-47 Bubbletops.  Mark has included some great history about the development and design features of the P-47 and then he goes on to show you his four P-47.  He used the Hasegawa, Academy, Monogram and Tamiya kits from the ETO, PTO, MTO and CBI (China Burma India Theater) in markings that include noseart and national markings from USA, UK and France.  It doesn't get much better than this and as usual the build quality is top notch.  You can see more of Mark's great articles here on ARC by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive 1/144 Zvezda Sukhoi 100 Superjet in Aeroflot markings.  This is not the most perfect kit, but Dragan is a skilled modeller and his finished Russian airliner looks excellent.  I love the markings on this jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 TER (Triple Ejection Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B5N1 Kate Exhaust resin set 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,  Apr 12  2018 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

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Jean-Charles Goddet has a passion for great looking camo and his model today is no exception.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15C Aggressor as it appeared in 2014 using aftermarket decals.  I love the camo schemes Jean-Charles chooses for his models and you can see more of them by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.  Simply beautiful.

Jens Gerber is here with his very attractive 1/48 Eduard Bf 109 F Overtreese as seen in France in 1941.  Jens is very skilled with his airbrush and weathering and you will see that as you enjoy the photos of his 109.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly Control Levers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40 B/C Tomahawk II - British version - Browning .303 cal and British type Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Vickers Valiant Landing Gear 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,  Apr 11  2018
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Straker65 begins today in style with his beautifully finished 1/72 Hobbyboss Spitfire MKVb/TROP.  This Spit is built out of the box with some stunning weathering to give this tropical Spitfire a very realistic look.  I was quite impressed how nice this one turned out.


Dragan Cvetic has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/72 HMP IAI Nesher.  Dragan added seatbelts and a gun sight to upgrade his Nesher and then finished it in the famous Israeli desert camo scheme.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Beaufighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE.5a guns 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,  Apr 10  2018
No update today.

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Monday,  Apr 9  2018 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

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H. Davis Gandees is here with the first time on ARC with a very special 1/48 what-if fighter.  This is his article about Building a Hypothetical Grumman F8F Seacat.  The model is a radar equipped float plane fighter and Davis put quite a bit of thought into the design as you will learn when you read his article.  Welcome to ARC Davis....I love the work you did on your Seacat.


Michael Phillips is here in style with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk - Diamondback 00.  Michael added an resin cockpit (which required a fair bit of work to fit) and then used aftermarket decals to finish his scooter as a bird from 1993.  He accurately captured the weathered look for his USMC jet.  This one is a beauty, enjoy the photos.


Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small Shop.  This tool is the Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets.  The Nutter - A Revolution in Ultra Detailing! 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F6F Hellcat Seat without harness from SBS ModelThis set includes 2 seats.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-3 Orion Propellers with alignment tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. XVI spoke wheels and paint masks 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,  Apr 8  2018
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Saturday,  Apr 7  2018
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Friday,  Apr 6  2018
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Shows this weekend

Marcelo Pachalian is here with his first model on ARC today.  This is his highly detailed and beautifully finished 1/32 Revell Westland LYNX HAS.3 wearing Royal Navy markings.  Marcelo too full advantage of the detailing possible in this big 1/32 kit and he has included 61 photos for you to enjoy.  Welcome to ARC Marcelo.


David Hanners has done a wonderful job on his big 1/48 X-15David lists all his modification in his article and I was quite impressed by the work he did on this stunning X-15. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mosquito Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the HK Model kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MER (Multiple Ejector Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


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


Thursday,  Apr 5  2018
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Jens Gerber had a challenging time building the 1/48 AMK Aero L 29 Delphin.  Jens overcame the challenge to build it into a great looking model in it's bare metal finish.  I love the job he did on the bare metal finish and weathering.  I am impressed.


Tom Dziedzic has done a stunning job on the 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Vb.  Tom dressed up the cockpit with some Eduard photo etch then pulled it all together with a great looking camo and aftermarket decals for a Spit flown by a young Aussie  pilot.  It's a treat to see this Spit on ARC.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.

 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 SE.5a radiator for Wolseley Viper engine from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels with flash hiders and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-25 Mitchell Landing Lights from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Monogram/Italeri/Accurate Miniatures.


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


Wednesday,  Apr 4  2018 

Senegal Independence Day

No update today.  I've been focusing on getting my back sorted.

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Tuesday,  Apr 3  2018
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Greg Swanson starts today's update with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Tamiya RF-4C with one heck of a sweet paint job that includes some painted. markings and a great weathering job.  Greg has a passion for 1/32 scale and you will see that in the photos of his Minnesota Air National Guard Phantom.

Sunel Tan has been bust scratchbuilding a few details to improve his 1/144 Minicraft C-130B.  Sunel scribed some of the panel lines and then gave it a Euro camo scheme and finished it with weathering and custom made markings for a Philippines Air Force Herc.  The end result is one sharp looking C-130.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-7 Corsair II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sniper ATP (Advanced Targeting Pod) from Eduard Model Accessories.


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


Monday,  Apr 2  2018 

Falklands War Anniversary

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No update today.  I pulled a small muscle in my back a few days ago and have been dealing with some very sobering back pain.

Sunday,  Apr 1  2018 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

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USA Nats 2016


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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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