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Saturday,  Aug 15  2020

India Independence Day

Congo National Day

Republic of Korea National Day

I am very pleased and proud to present to you this years special update for the India Independence Day.  These modellers do a wonderful job making this Indian update so special.  Here is a link to the Indian Scale Modellers Facebook Group.

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" we refurbish the seats on a 1985 Toyota Supra to return the car to original factory condition.   Also included is bikini video shot at our local secluded swimming hole in the mountains.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!

Aditya Singh Chauhan joins us from India to begin this special update.  This is his 1/144 Zvezda IL76 with a flawless weathering job.  I love it.

Aamod Potdar has chosen one of the best looking camo schemes used by the IAF.  This is his  1/72 Hasegawa Mirage 2000 in the classic blue camo schemes and squadron artwork.  Very pleasing to see this Mirage.

Ratish is here in style with his 1/72 Azur Dassault Mystère.  Ratish chose a clean bare metal finish and it looks great.

Aamod Potdar is here again with his second model for this special update.  This is his 1/72 Italeri MiG 29 finished in a special scheme with blue tails.  Looking good Aamod. 

Bob TheDoc is also here today to be part of this very special update.  This is his 1/72 Azur Dassault Mystere IV A with tiger artwork that looks very good.  Well done Bob. 

Aamod Potdar is here with model #3 for today.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Jaguar T2 finished in a very attractive camo scheme.  I love how this camo looks. 

Murli Rajan is here as well.  This is his 1/72 Azur Dassault Mystère IAF finished as a baremetal bird complete with squadron artwork.  It's good to see Murli here today. 

Leonard Prakasam joins the fun today with his 1/48 Kinetic Mirage 2000-H in a great looking blue camo scheme.  Leonard added extra details and a wash to help show off the recessed details on his Mirage.  The finished model looks perfect.

tomthounaojam has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 Revell MiG-21 F-13 Indian Air Force.  Tom gave it a multishaded bare metal finish compete with subtle weathering.  He also included another model in his photos as well.

Ashish Velankar joins us with his Indian jet trainer.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Hawk Mk.132 finished in Indian markings with drop tanks and pilot figures.  Looking good Ashish. 

iflytb20 got the bare metal finish looking perfectly on his 1/72 Azur FRROM Dassault Mystere IV A.  iflytb20 added extra details and finished it as a jet from the 1965 war complete with squadron artwork.  Very nicely done indeed.

tomthounaojam finishes up this special Indian update with his 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29UPG.  Tom includes some history of the IAF MiG-29's to go with photos of his great looking MiG-29.  Tom did some excellent work on his MiG-29, enjoy his photos.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Aug 14  2020

Pakistan Independence Day

Enzo Acorda starts you Friday update with his expertly finished 1/72 Academy P-51B Mustang.  Enzo did a great job painting and weathering his Mustang and he explains the process in his article.  Very nicely done.

Dragan Cvetic has done an amazing job on his tiny 1/144 Mark 1 Models Harrier GR.3.  Dragan finished it in a classic camo with a subtle weathering job.

Dario Castellana is here on ARC for the first time today.  This is his great looking 1/72 Italeri AC-130E with plenty of interior detail and a gentle weathering job.  Welcome to ARC Dario. 

Kitti Tatsumaki is here with something very different.  This is his flawless 1/72 AMK KFIR 2 in 1.  Kitti gave it a half and half paint scheme which looks very good.  Kitti has much skill as you will see in his amazing photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-26B Invader undercarriage photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sopwith Snipe Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 13  2020
Robin Langlois starts today with his heavily weathered 1/48 Italeri A-1J Skyraider.  Robin gave it a full weathering job and some attractive hi-vis markings.  I love it.  This is Robin's first model on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Robin!!!

Dragan Cvetic is here today with a tiny 104 in some great looking Italian camo.  This is his 1/144 Mark 1 Models F-104S with darkened panel lines and a weapons load.  Very nice indeed. 

John Loner has dropped by with his well done 1/48 Revell PT-17.  John finished this one as a bright yellow US Navy biplane.  I like the way it looks.

Cullan Lester is here with his first model on ARC.  This is Cullan's stunning 1/48 Academy F-4J finished as it appeared in Thailand long ago during the Vietnam War.  Cullan gave it weathering and a full weapons load.  He dressed up the cockpit with resin seats and finished it with aftermarket decals.  Welcome to ARC Cullan!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 landing flaps photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 German aircraft machine gun MG-131 barrels from MasterThese were used on many German fighters and bombers.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Aug 12  2020
Dragan Cvetic joins us with his wonderfully weathered 1/72 Sword F2H-2 Demon.  Dragan has created a build video on youtube for this Demon and the video link is in his article.

Gordon L. Hewstone is here with his second model on ARC and did an impressive job on his 1/72 Czech Master Resin Grumman JRF-5 Goose.  Gordon added scratchbuilt details including a cockpit as you will see in his photos.  His weathering job is subtle and well done.  Very nicely done Gordon.

Paulo Fonseca is here with one of my favourite camo schemes.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Harrier Gr.3 wearing a great looking winter camo.  Enjoy his photos, I certainly did..

Greg Kerry is here with something very unique.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Fw190D plus Sculptural Base and I must say I love the base Gerry built for his Dora.  Very cool indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons from Zactomodels.   These  resin MiG-21 weapons pylons are the early style MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons.  The later style MiG-21-BD3-60 'heavy duty' pylons are also available separately from Zactomodels.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 11  2020

Chad Independence Day 

Scott S. aka Desertpilot is here with a special "what-if" treat today.  This is his 1/48 F/A-201E Super Kestrel kitbashed from different kits and finished in the markings for a famous pilot from the Spratley Islands conflict in late 2021.  I very much enjoyed reading his war story from the Spratley Islands conflict in late 2021, a very exciting read.  Darn fine looking model as well.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with an RCAF Mosquito wearing a classic camo from WW2.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito Mk XIII finished as a 409 squadron Mossie with 2 crew figures ready for their next mission.  I enjoyed seeing Shawn's Mosquitos on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic has gone above and beyond with the weathering on his 1/72 AMK Kfir C7.  Dragan finished it as an Israeli jet with drop tank and missiles.  He has also included a link to his build video on his youtube channel.  Enjoy.

Massimo Vettorello is here from Italy with his first article on ARC.  This is his nicely done 1/72 Hobby Boss UH-1C Huey finished in US Army markings.  Welcome to ARC Massimo!!!  It's a great looking Huey.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 L-29 photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mirage III/V Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the PJ Productions kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 10  2020

Ecuador Independence Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes an alternator and you learn how to replace alternator brushes.   This also applies to other alternators (Ford etc) and is a very inexpensive and common repair.  Also included is bikini video shot at our local secluded swimming hole in the mountains.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!

Sodasorb has done an excellent almost OOTB build on the 1/48 Kinetic Sea Harrier FRS 1 and finished it in historic markings for a SEa Harrier from the Falklands War.  Sodasorb added a metal pitot tube and foil seatbelts with impressive results.  Sodasorb included the Falklands War history of this Harrier in his article.  This Harrier is a treat to see.

RSK48, Rafael is here to continue marking the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with a classic biplane.  This is his 1/48 Lindberg Curtiss Jenny finished in Venezuela Air Force.  I really enjoy seeing Rafael's Venezuela Air Force models.

Rodrigo Aparicio is a very skilled modeller and a long time member on ARC.  Today he joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya F-16 finished with an exceptional weathering job.  Exceptional work Rodrigo.

Dragan Cvetic is here with something very different today.  This is his 1/72 RVHP RC-12 Guardrail built from a resin kit with very  pleasing results.  This is not the best fitting kit but in skilled hands, it does build into a first class model as you will see in his photos.  I am pleased to report this is the first model of this aircraft type on ARC.  Well done Dragan.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  Matched Grab Handles Every Time!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-86 Sabre Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 9  2020

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

David C S Teo is here with a very special project for the Singapore National Day.  This is his 1/144 Revell Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-300 (9V-SJM) posed in-flight that he built for a former First Officer on this particular airliner.  The finished display model is a wonderful sight.

S K Loh has done quite a bit of extra work on the tiny 1/144 Mark I Model Hawker Hunter FR10/FR71A/FGA73A.  SK Loh deployed the airbrake and added plenty of exterior details before building his model in-flight with a pilot figure.  This wonderful Hunter was finished with custom made decals for a Republic of Singapore Air Force jet.  I love these tiny 1/144 models.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Aug 7  2020

Cote d'lvoire National Day

Greg Kerry is here with a very pleasing diorama of his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire V & Hasegawa Figures.  Greg explains the whole scene in his article.  I love this Spitfire.

Dragan Cvetic has done an excellent job building and finishing his 1/72 Modelsvit Su-7BKL.  Dragan finished it as an Iraqi jet and he has a link in his article to the build video on his youtube channel.  Very nice indeed.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his very cool looking RCAF photos recon Mossie.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito B Mk.IVPR in all it's glory.  Beautiful work Shawn.

Creighton Henthorn Jr has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C.  Creighton added crew figures to complete this exceptional Hornet.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 cockpit set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109 E3 - E9, T armament set (MG 17 tips, MG FF barrels) from MasterThese can be used on all Bf 109E in 1/48 scale.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 6  2020

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

No Update today.  I was busy with my wife and unable to complete today's update..


Wednesday,  Aug 5  2020

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Brian Duddy has put much effort into detailing and finishing his bare metal 1/48 Hasegawa F-86F-30 Sabre.  Brain added detail items from Eduard and Quickboost and finished his Sabre with a combination of custom made markings and after market decals for this Korean War Triple Ace.  Outstanding work Brian.

Victor De Jesus has done a exceptional nice job with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3 Avenger.  Victor finished the cockpit to a very high standard and gave his Avenger a great looking camo and a subtle weathering job.  Enjoy the photos of this gem.

Yusak Hendrata is here with a very unique and cool looking 1/72 Tamiya McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II.  This is a special Harrier and Yusak did quite the nice job on it.

RSK48, Rafael dropped by today with the first aircraft in the Venezuela Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Hanriot HD-1 in Venezuela Air Force markings.  Rafael includes the story behind this particular aircraft which is quite interesting.  His model is a pleasure to see,

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 4  2020

Burkina Faso National Day

Shawn “phantom” Weiler gets things off to a great start today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4EJ Phantom #212 finished in a eye popping special scheme for a Japanese Phantom.  Shawn has included a group photos of some of his other Japanese F-4's.  I love this one Shawn!!

RSK48, Rafael is here today with an aircraft I did not know was part of the Venezuela Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic Grumman Tracker S-2E finished to a very high level with flawless weathering.  It's very cool to see this on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic has done an excellent job building and finishing his 1/72 Aircast Resin J-21 Jastreb.  This one is a beauty and Dragan has included a link to his youtube video on building this J-21 model.

Pedro Couto joins us from Portugal with his first model on ARC.  This is his exceptionally well done 1/50 Tamiya F1M2 Pete in a water diorama complete with crew figures and full weathering.  Enjoy the photos, I sure did.  Welcome to ARC Pedro!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A interior & exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 3  2020
Carl Jarosz dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Airfix B-25D Mitchell.  This is one of the B-25 fitted with nose guns, which are a very cool version of the Mitchell.  Carl was very successful with his weathering job and the exhaust stains on the top side of the wings look particularly good.

Greg Kerry has done a lovely job building his 1/72 Hobbyboss F-86 & MiG-15 in-flight diorama.  In this diorama a South African F-86 has just shot down a North Korean MiG-15 with the MiG pilot in the process of ejecting.  Check out his photos, this is quite the action scene. 

Ashish Velankar has put quite a bit of effort into his sharp looking 1/72 Revell  NH-90 ASW Helicopter.  This Dutch chopper looks very detailed and well done.  Impressive work Ashish.  Impressive.

Dragan Cvetic has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  Dragan added cockpit details including seatbelts and added a very special HUD.  I quite enjoyed seeing this F-16.

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 1/32 L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog Landing Gear & Eng. Supts. from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 2  2020

Republic of North Macedonia  National Day

Dragan Cvetic is here to mark the Republic of North Macedonia  National Day with his 1/72 Aircast Resin Soko NJ-21 Jastreb.  Dragan added scratchbuilt cockpit details and other details and finished it with weathering and aftermarket decals.  His finished model is a beaut. 

Saturday,  Aug 1  2020

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation


Friday,  July 31  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes a starter motor and you learn how to fix a Toyota starter motor for under $10.   This also applies to other starter motors.  Also included is bikini video shot at our local beach.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!

Victor De Jesus has done a very extensive rebuild of his big 1/32 Revell F-15E Eagle.  Victor added quite a few aftermarket detail items to added further detail and then finished it with a full weapons load.  Victor's rebuild is a treat to.  Enjoy the photos.

Rene Tamburini joins us on ARC for the first time today from the Dominican Republic with his impeccable 1/48 Tamiya Ki-84 Hayate (Frank).  Rene built this gem out of the box and finished it with a touch of weathering to bring it to life.  Beautiful work Rene, welcome to ARC!!!


RSK48, Rafael has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Classic Airframe DH Venom FBMk-54.   Rafael includes some history about the Venom in his homeland of Venezuela.  The job he did building this Classic Airframes kit is a beautiful sight to see.  His paint work and weathering is flawless.  Lovely work my friend.

Yau-Hang Lee is here with a very interesting what-if model of the 1/48 Revell F4U-5 Corsair wearing Republic of China (Taiwan) markings.  Once you read his article, I think you will agree his story sounds quite realistic.  I have enjoyed seeing this special Corsair on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24V seatbelts photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-123 Provider Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 30  2020

Vanuatu Independence Day

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

Sodasorb gets thing going today with his second model on ARC and what a exceptional looking model it is.  This is his  1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F wearing a very complicated digital camo.  I am deeply impressed with this F-18....Wow!!. 

Brian Smith is on ARC for the first time today with his flawless 1/48 Hobbyboss F4F-3 Wildcat.  Brian gave his Wildcat a gentle weathering and chose those very special early war national markings that I love so much.  Simply perfect.  Welcome to ARC Brian!!!

Dragan Cvetic has done a stunning job on his 1/72 Eduard L-39 AlbatrosThe markings are for the Lithuanian Air Force which looks great.  Check out the link in his article for his youtube channel and see the video for building this L-39.

Nguyen Phan got the weathering looking perfect on his 1/48 Tamiya Skyraider.  This Skyraider is wearing the South Vietnam markings and a great looking SEA camo scheme.  Beautiful work as always.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ar 196A-3 seatbelt interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 29  2020
Shawn "Phantom" Weiler starts today with a very eye catching 1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #211 wearing a special Luftwaffe scheme.  Shawn has include a photos of some of his other colourful Luftwaffe Phantoms, which I enjoy seeing..

Greg Kerry is here with an action packed scene from the Russian front during WW2.  This is 1/72 Hobbyboss P-39 Airacobra flying over an 88mm flak gun..  There is plenty to see and enjoy in this diorama.

RSK48, Rafael is here to mark the 100th anniversary year of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Italeri Mirage 50EV.  Rafael gives some excellent history about the Mirages flown by the Venezuela Air Force.   His Miage is beautifully painted and weathered.

Puay Delta dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Thailand with 2 of his models.  These are his 1/48 Tamiya Gekko and Dinah finished to a very high standard.  Enjoy the photos of these beauties.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.   This detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  July 28  2020

Peru Independence Day

Kitti Tatsumaki starts off today's update with his fantastic looking 1/72 Hobbyboss Mil Mi-24V.  This Hind is wearing a great looking desert camo scheme along with a sharks mouth and artwork.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Eduard F/A-18E Superbug.  Klaasjan finished his F-18 as a CAG jet complete with weathering which looks excellent.

Greg Kerry dropped by today with his crashed 1/72 Hobbyboss Dewoitine D520 in a scene from the Battle of France in 1940.  Greg has completed quite the scene with a fighter pilot escaping the burning fighter while the local French troops give him covering fire.  Very cool indeed.

Dragan Cvetic got all the fine details looking perfect on his 1/72 Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer.  Dragan has included a link to his full build video on his youtube channel in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-4F interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the HobbyBoss kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14 Alfa probe & Angle Of Attack probe from MasterThis detail set is suitable for all 1/72 F-14 kits. 


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 27  2020

Korean War Armistice Date 1953

Dragan Cvetic has done a very respectable job building the challenging 1/72 AZ Models Zlin 242l.  Dragan added cockpit detailing and vacuformed a new Canopy to complete his build and I do like the paint scheme he chose.  It's a cool looking model.  Dragan has a model building youtube channel.  Here is the link.

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is here with a special 40 year anniversary Luftwaffe Phantom.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #210 finished as a German jet using aftermarket decals.  Shawn has included some display case photos showing his awesome selection of Phantom models.

Mark L. Rossmann is here with another well researched article to go with his P-47 Bubbletop #2.  Mark tells some fascination history on the P-47 in the ETO and PTO which I quite enjoyed reading.  He includes 3 of his P-47's in his article and two with sexy noseart.

RSK48, Rafael is here with another gem to mark the 100th anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force Air Force with his carefully weathered 1/48 Academy F-86F Sabre.  Rafael custom made the markings for his bare metal sabre.  I'm enjoying seeing his Venezuela Air Force models.

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 1/48 RQ/MQ-1 Predator Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the  Bronco kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  July 26  2020

Liberia Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day


Friday,  July 24  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she sandblasts and paints the windshield wiper blade arms on a 1985 Toyota Supra and 4 other cars..  Also included is bikini video shot at our special secluded swimming spot in the mountains.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!

George Siriyotin is here with one of the most impressive Skyraiders I have ever seen.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya A-1H Skyraider with a full weapons load showing its primary purpose and a very well done weathering job.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Dragan Cvetic has done a stellar job on his 1/72 Revell Tornado IDS.  This is an Italian Tornado finished in desert camo with a very nice weathering job.  Dragan included a link to his youtube video showing his build process.

Supawat Putthitornworasit joins us from Thailand with his tiny and very well detailed 1/144 Eastern Express Mil Mi-8 MT.  It is a pleasure to see this helicopter on ARC.

Buffalo Lin is here from Taiwan with his attractive 1/48 Hasegawa F-15J showbird.  This F-15J is wearing a special paint scheme that was custom painted by Buffalo that took a year to build.  Once you see the photos you will know that year of work was well spent.  Welcome to ARC Buffalo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 110D interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Dragon kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 23  2020

Egypt National Day

M Razali Ahmad joins us from Singapore with his Scratchbuilt EggScale Grumman E-1 TracerThis was built from a variety of odds and ends to create this very well done eggplane.  He completed it with custom made decals with great results.

Alexander Estrada is here for the first time today with a real beauty.  This is his big 1/32 Revell-Germany F-15E with quite the full weapons load and crew figures to complete the scene.  It's a great looking F-15E Alexander.

Kenny Chan Kin Tong dropped by today for the first time with his 1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk.XIVe finished to a very high standard.  I always enjoy seeing a Spitfire and it is good to see this later Spitfire on ARC.

Marcin Wojciechowski joins us from Poland with his excellent looking 1/72 MisterCraft Lockheed F-16C Block 30.  Marcin gave it a very delicate weathering job which looks perfect.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 111P-1 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Scot Reinmann (Cloud in the Wind)   is here with a product article on the 1/144 Bristol F2B vs Rumpler C.IV model kits from ValomScot has included some wonderful insight into these tiny WW1 kit and provided many photos.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Pfalz D. XII Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 22  2020
Lloyd Long starts today's update with his impressive 1/48 Great Wall Hobby F-15I.  I've always loved the ;look of the camo schemes used by the Israeli Air Force and this F-15 is a great example of why I love Israeli jets so much.  

Greg Kerry is here with another of his stellar dioramas and this time a WW1 diorama.  This is his 1/72 Eduard Spad XIII finished to a very high level and surrounded by figures and a great looking cart.  I love how this one turned out. 

Dragan Cvetic has really done something special with the weathering on his 1/72 Fujimi MiG-21 Bis.  Dragan added his own scratchbuilt detailing and then shaded some panel lines to give his jet a dirty look then chipped the paint to give this old workhorse.  Beautiful work Dragan.

RSK48, Rafael is here with something very special today.  This is his resin 1/48 Planet Models Aermacchi SF-260EV finished in Venezuela Air Force using homemade decals.  Rafael includes the background history on this trainer.  I really enjoy seeing all the different aircraft used by the Venezuela Air Force.  Thanks Rafael!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These new resin missile pylons from Zactomodels are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out Zactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the  Zvezda kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  July 21  2020

Belgium Independence Day

Patrick Vossenberg is here with a "double header" today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa F-4E and F-4EJ Kai finished to very high levels of detail and weathering and oh so many stencils.  Patrick added a combination of scratch built details and aftermarket detail parts with amazing success.  Enjoy the photos, both of these are amazing.

Andy Stark with an early Mustang in commonwealth markings.  This is the 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51a built out of the box with a classic British camo scheme.  It is interesting to see this early Mustang and compare it to the later P-51D.  Nicely done Andy, I enjoyed seeing it.

Daniele Perrone is here from Italy with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Kitty Hawk Sukhoi Su-17 M4 with a full weapons load and lovely weathering.  I loved seeing this one.  Welcome to ARC Daniele. 

Mario Zagami Noris  is here from Italy with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Boss Embraer Tucano finished as an Argentine Air Force markings trainer and a great looking camo scheme.  Welcome to ARC Mario, beautiful work.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hurricane Mk.IIc landing flaps photo etch set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Arma Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 B-24 Liberator set of 10 Browning M2 aircraft .50 caliber barrels from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 20  2020

Colombia Independence Day

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

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets your week started in style with his   1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #209.  Wow...209 Phantoms is deeply impressive and shows Shawn's passion.  I love the special Luftwaffe scheme on this Phantom.

Steve Baker is here with 2 fantastic Hellcats.  These are his 1/72 Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat profipack finished in 2 great looking paint schemes with great looking markings and fantastic weathering.

Dragan Cvetic did a wonderful job finishing his 1/72 Art Model Su-25UB.  Dragan has a video showing the build process for his Su-25 on youtube and the link is in his article.  Enjoy!!

Ashish Velankar is here with another gem from his display case.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa SH-60B SeaHawk finished to a very high standard with great detail including 3 crew figures.  Exceptional work.

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 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I/IF, IV/IVF Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix: new 2014 mold kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  July 17  2020

Iraq Republic Day

Juergen Baumgart joins us here on ARc for the first time today with his very attractive 1/125 Revell Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation Lufthansa.  Juergen refinished his Connie in the great looking Juergen livery.  He also added scratchbuilt details and weathering to get an excellent looking airliner.  Beautiful work Juergen, welcome to ARC!!! 

Gareth Lloyd joins for the first time on ARC with a pair of 1/48 Airfix Lightnings.  Gareth chose 2 different paint schemes and gave them subtle weathering to hi-light the wonderful details on his Lightnings.  I loved seeing both of theese and Gareth did a first class job on them.  Welcome to ARC Gareth!!!

RSK48, Rafael is with another Venezuelan beauty.  This is his 1/48 Classic Airframe Grumman J4F Widgeon with homemade decals and a fantastic weathering job.  It is quite interesting to see all the different aircraft that have been operated by the Venezuela Air Force.  Lovely work Rafael.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a colourful jet today.  This is his 1/72 Sword T2-V Seastar finished to a very high standard.  Dragan has included a link to his youtube video showing the whole assembly and weathering process.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 111P-1 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.l Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 16  2020
Terence Patrick Harris starts this update with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Revell Me 262 Nightfighter finished with a very complicated camo scheme and the fine radar antenna on the nose.  This model is a joy to see, welcome to ARC Terence. 

H. Davis Gandees has done an impressive job finishing his 1/48 Hobbyboss-Eastern Aircraft FM-2 Wildcat.  This Wildcat was finished in the very attractive North Atlantic scheme which made them very hard to spot by the U-Boats.  Excellent work Davis.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler had a challenging time building the 1/48 Fonderie-Minitures Handly Page Halifax MkIII.  Shawn finished this as an RCAF bomber and the model was presented to a family members of one of the crew.  Shawn did this kit justice and turned out a very nicely done Halifax model.

David Hawkins is here for the first time today with a real gem.  This is his  1/48 Hasegawa F-22 posed in-flight with it's weapons bay open and showing excellent detail.  Beautiful work David, welcome to ARC!!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hurricane Mk.l interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Pitot tube & Angle Of Attack probes from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 15  2020
Yusak Hendrata is here from Indonesia on ARC for the first time today with this stunning 1/200 Italeri Boeing B-52H.  Yusak chose a very attractive camo scheme and finished this beauty in the markings for a bomber out of Grand Forks, North Dakota 1981.  Welcome to ARC Yusak!!!

Greg Kerry is here today with a very cool diorama of a 1/72 ICM Chato finished in Spanish markings.  This model was a challenging build but Greg got it done and combined it into a great looking diorama.  I really enjoy seeing Greg's dioramas.

José Alvarez has done an impressive job on the 1/72 Amodel Kamov Ka-18.  This little gem is loaded with extra detailing and given a flawless finish.  It's the first Ka-18 on ARC and it's good to see this Ka-18 on ARC, 

RSK48, Rafael is here with something very unique today.  This is his 1/48 Testor Gate Learjet 24D finished using home made decals for the Venezuela markings.  It is cool to see a Learjet in Venezuela markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin missile pylons from Zactomodels are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles and missile pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sopwith Pup Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  July 14  2020

France National Day

Javier Alejandro Jover is here from Argentina to mark Bastille Day with his  1/48 Special Hobby Loire Nieuport LN 40/401Javier finished this beauty in French markings and a very colourful paint scheme.

Olivier Mirage is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his beautifully done 1/72 Italeri AS 332 Super Puma finished in French markings to mark Bastille Day.  Welcome to ARC Olivier.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 13  2020
Ashish Velankar joins us today with his second model on ARC.  This is his eye catching 1/48 Academy F-4B Phantom finished in the colourful markings for VF-111 Sundowners squadron for a very famous pilot.  Ashish gave his F-4 a wonderful weathering job.  I love the look of Sundowners jets.

Hugues Quintard has done a spectacular job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Eduard Spitfire MK. VIII.  Hugues chose to finish his Spitfire as an Australian bird with full weathering.  Welcome to ARC Hugues !!!

Greg Kerry is here with another of his stellar dioramas.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Me262, Assorted Vehicles & Figures all arranged into a busy WW2 scene.  I have always loved the 262 and I love this diorama.

Nathan has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/48 Roden T-28C.  Nathan used resin wheels and the rest of this model and all the amazing detail is from the kit with scratchbuilt detailing by Nathan.  This is old school detailing and Nathan did it very well.  I love his weathering job and colorful paint scheme.  Beautiful work Nathan.

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 1/32 PT-17 Kaydet interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  July 12  2020

Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day


Saturday,  July 11  2020

Mongolia National Celebration Day


Friday,  July 10  2020

Invasion of Sicily - Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes the glue left behind after the window tinting was removed on a 1985 Toyota Supra rear window without damaging the defroster lines on the rear window.  Also included is beach video shot using a drone.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!
Please subscribe to her channel........she need subscribers.

David Chapdelain is here for the first time with a weathered battle weary 1/72 Revel B-17 that he built for his Uncle.  David built this B-17 out of the box with exceptional weathering.  David has one very lucky Uncle.  Welcome to ARC David, I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC!!!

Frankie Chan joins us from Hong Kong with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa FA-18F VFA-32 finished in very attractive hi-vis markings using Fightertown decals.  Frankie also used Eduard photo etch to improve the detail on his Hornet.  Welcome to ARC Frankie!!!

Phil Golding has done an impeccable job building and finishing his 1/72 Airfix Sea Harrier FA.2.  Phil gave his Harrier a weapons load and boarding ladder and a flawless finish.  Phil is a well known and very respected modeller and it is always a treat to see his latest model on ARC.

Udom Vongnoppadondecha is here for the first time on ARC from Thailand with his 1/48 Tamiya Bf 109E-3.  This is Galland's 109E-3 finished to a very high standard with added detailing.  I really enjoyed seeing this 109 and hope to see more of Udom's model on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Udom!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 (Mi-35) interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix new 2010 mold kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 9  2020

Argentina Independence Day

Klaasjan Schuurig starts today with his very well done 1/100 Space Shuttle Tamiya.  Klaasjan did a huge amount of work on his space shuttle and his tile detail on the underside is truly exceptional as you will see in his photos.

Tolga Ülgür is here with his magnificent 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N-1 Warhawk "Ruth A".  Tolga added extra photo etch and resin detailing parts and finished it with one of his exceptional paint and weathering jobs.  I liked the unique camo scheme on this P-40 that operated in Kunming, China in 1944.

Thomas Brückelt  is here with a first on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Bird Models Junkers EF 126 Stage 2 jet   Thomas always builds the most interesting wonder weapons from WW2 And this Junkers EF 126 is very interesting to see.  He includes some history of this rare design.

RSK48, Rafael is here to mark the the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Czech Model Cessna UC-78.  Rafael did an excellent job on his Cessna UC-78 and he includes some history of this transport aircraft.  This is very cool to see.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17 Kaydet seatbelt photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire E wing late - Hispano 20mm & .50cal in fairings (two versions) from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 8  2020
No update today.

Tuesday,  July 7  2020

Solomon Islands National Day

Erik Boynton is here with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa EP-3E finished as an in-flight model.  Erik added scratchbuilt details and finished it as a USN bird complete with all the delicate details to bring this beauty to life.  Wonderful job Erik.

Dirk Schenk has out done himself today.  This very attractive 1/72 MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 ‘Space Design’ is finished in a great looking space themed paint scheme and the colours of the German flag.  I really enjoyed seeing this one. 

Patrick Vossenberg has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Kinetic EF-18B.  Patrick finished it with droptanks and full weathering in Spanish Air Force markings.  Very impressive work Patrick.

Greg Kerry is here with another gem of a diorama.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Ju88 Plus Assorted Vehicles with figures arranged into quite the interesting scene.  There is even a female officer being chatted up by one of the male figures.  Beautifully done Greg.. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 He 162A interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 6  2020

Comoros Independence Day

Malawi Republic Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes window tinting on a 1985 Toyota Supra rear window without damaging the defroster lines on the rear window.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!
Please subscribe to our channel........we need subscribers.

Ashish Velankar joins us for the first time today.  This is 1/72 Zvezda MI-35M built and finished to an impressive level.  Ashish finished it as a Russian attack helicopter.  Beautiful work Ashish, welcome to ARC!!!  I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future. 

Tolga Ülgür has dropped by today with another gem.  This is his fantastic 1/32 Eduard P-40N Warhawk "Joanne 49" as it appeared in India during WWII.  Tolga's models are always a treat to see and thankfully he provides lots of beautiful photos to let you fully enjoy his P-40.  Sit back and enjoy, this one is a gem.

H. Davis Gandees has been very productive at his workbench and today he is here with his sharp looking 1/48 Revell Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 finished as a bare metal jet complete with missiles and some scratchbuilt detailing in the cockpit.

Fred Menge joins us from The Netherlands with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Brewster Buffalo finished as a Dutch buffalo in the PTO.   Fred finished it with aftermarket decals.  Welcome to ARC Fred!!!  I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future. 

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 1/48 Su-30MK Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  July 5  2020

Cape Verde National Day

Venezuela Independence Day


Saturday,  July 4  2020

United States of America Independence Day

Rwanda Liberation Day

    Happy 4th  to all the ARC Americans 

Carl Jarosz is here to celebrate the US Independence Day with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom II.  Carl chose a very colorful USA bicentennial paint scheme from the summer of 1976.  Carl added resin seats to improve the cockpit.  This one is a beauty!! 

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  July 3  2020

Belarus Independence Day

Fernando Lamas Galdon  is on ARC for the first time today.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss F-14B Jolly Rogers with very realistic weathering for a USN Tomcat.  Nothing sweeter than a Jolly Rogers Tomcat.  Welcome to ARC Fernando!!! 

Nanond Workbench Nopparat is here with another of his exceptional 109's.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 with plenty of extra detailing and then finished  and then given a stunning weathering job.  Simply beautiful. 

HF Fung is on ARC for the first time today.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss Petlyakov Pe-2 with plenty of scratchbuilt detailing and finished in a bare metal finish with full weathering.  Welcome to ARC!!! 

Joseph Bridges is on ARC for the first time today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa P-40 finished in a great looking camo scheme.  Welcome to ARC Joseph!!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 2  2020
I am sad to report that this year's IPMS USA Nation Convention has been canceled due to Covid-19.  The IPMS USA Nation Convention will return to San Marcos, Texas in 2023.  I would like to extend my best wishes and sympathy to everyone connected to this event and wish them grand success when they host the event in 2023.

RSK48, Rafael is here with a first on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Planet Model Curtiss SCN-1 Falcon which is the first time this aircraft has been featured on ARC.  Rafael finished his Falcon in Venezuela markings to mark the100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force.  Markings were custom made and the weathered bare metal finish looks great.

Denis Bugakov has done a first class job super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-8 Crusader.  Denis added endless flawless detailing and then finished it all up with perfect paint work and weathering.  Beautiful work Denis.

Puay Delta is on ARC for the first time with with a wonderfully weathered and finished 1/48 Tamiya Mitsubishi Ki-46-3 Dinah.  This model even has crew figures for added realism.  Enjoy the photos.  Welcome to ARC!!!

Nasir Jaffry joins us with this great looking 1/48 AA Model Shenyang F-6.  Nasir finished it in Pakistan markings with just the right amount of weathering.  Nicely done Nasir.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17 Kaydet interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-27 SM Flanker Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda/Revell kit


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 1  2020

Canada  Day

Burundi Independence Day

Rwanda Independence Day

    Happy Canada Day to all the ARC Canucks 

Bob TheDoc has done a truly lovely job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Revell Sea Hurricane Mk.IIC.  Bob tells some of the history behind the Sea Hurricane (I never knew some were even launched from merchant ships) and the finish he applied to this beauty has to be seen and enjoyed.  Sit back and enjoy his photos.

Steve Baker is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Bf 109G-2 finished in a great looking camo scheme with markings for a fighter flown by a top Ace. Welcome to ARC Steve!!!

Hans Declerck joins us with his second model on ARC.  This is his expertly finished 1/48 Tamiya Harrier with added detailing and finished in a hi-viz scheme for USMC Harrier complete with full weathering and drop tanks and a weapons load.  I love the tail art on this Harrier.  Excellent work Hans. 

Kwiphen Xien Ong is on ARC for the first time today with this spectacular 1/48 Koster Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer.  This Privateer is an advanced project, but in skilled hands it turns out very well as you will see in this photos.  This Privateer also features sexy noseart.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin missile pylons are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out Zactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju 88G-6 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Dragon kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Mai Sexy Garage





USA Nats 2019

IPMS Nationals will return to San Marcos, Texas in 2023.  Event is canceled in 2020 due to Covid-19.

ARC Groupbuilds


Model Shows

Shreveport, Louisiana, August 15, 2020, RiverCon IX 2020 – Reboot


Wayne, New Jersey, August 22, 2020, MosquitoCon


Bixby, Oklahoma, August 22, 2020, Route 66 Model Expo: Tulsa Modelers' Forum Show and Contest


Wayne, New Jersey, August 22, 2020, MosquitoCon 29 - Postponed to Aug 22nd


Huntsville, Alabama, August 22, 2020, Huntsville Plastic Modeler's Society 44th Show


Overland Park, Kansas, Aug 22 - 23, 2020, Heartland Model Car Nationals


Liberty, Missouri, August 29, 2020, 2020 ModelFest


Las Vegas, Nevada, September 5, 2020, Rescheduled Best of the West Las Vegas Nevada


Cocoa Beach, Florida, September 11, 2020, ModelFEST 2020


Glastonbury, Connecticut, September 12, 2020, Central Connecticut Modelers Model Swap and Build Day


Cocoa Beach, Florida, September 12, 2020, ModelFEST 2020


ST LOUIS, Missouri, September 12, 2020, REGION 14 1ST REGIONAL 


Sharon, Pennsylvania, September 19, 2020, SVASMCON 36


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 19, 2020, PENNCON 2020 Model Show and Contest


Leavenworth, Kansas, September 19, 2020, Leavenworth Model Show


Hudson, Massachusetts, September 20, 2020, Patcon 2020


Las Vegas, Nevada, April 25, 2020, Best of the West


San Jose, California, September 26, 2020, Silicon Valley Classic VII - Rescheduled Sep 26th


Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, September 26, 2020, NordicCon 2020 


Batavia, New York, October 2, 2020, Noreastcon 49


Livonia, Michigan, October 3, 2020, Can Am Challenge III


Reno, Nevada, October 3, 2020, IPMS Reno, "High Rollers" 21st Invitational Contest & Swap Meet


Harve de Grace, Maryland, October 3, 2020, MarauderCon 2020


Anniston, Alabama, October 3, 2020, IPMS Region 3 Convention


SALEM, Virginia, October 16, 2020, IPMS REGION 2 CONVENTION


Kissimmee, Florida, October 16, 2020, Modelpalooza 2020


Sharonville, Ohio, October 17, 2020, Cincinnati Scale Modelers Annual Fall Contest/Swapmeet


Sandy, Utah, October 17, 2020, SLC 2020 Model Expo


Poughkeespie, New York, October 17, 2020, HVHMG 2020


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Aircraft Resource Center (ARC Air) is a scale modelling website devoted to all types of scale aircraft modelling.....from Biplanes, Props, Jets and Spacecraft.....real or fictional.  On this site you will find............ 

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ARC Air first opened in November 15, 1999