Monday,    Nov 30  2009

  Barbados National Day 

  Scotland - St. Andrew's Day 

Chris Causey gets things fired up today with his eye catching 1/32 Tamiya F-15C Eagle.  Chris finished his F-15 in Gulf War markings with a bluish grey camo pattern.  I do like the look of it....nicely done Chris. 

David Rapasi is here with another one of his flawless gems.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat in WW2 PTO markings with a full weathering job.....that David has mastered to perfection. 

Konley Kelley is here with a very interesting article explaining some of his tricks to help you Build a 3D Model in a Weekend.  This is pretty neat now that he explains it.

I have a product article for the 1/72 F-105 Thunderchief Pitot Tubes from QuickBoost.


Tom Flynn is here with a  product article for the new Uncovering the McDonnell Q/F-4 B/J/N/S Phantom book from Daco ProductsThis book focuses on the US Navy Phantom.


I have a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire C wing - Hispano 20mm cannons in fairings from Master.

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Sunday,   Nov 29  2009

 Albania Liberation Day 

Saturday,    Nov 28  2009

 Mauritania Independence Day 

Friday,   Nov 27  2009 
Juan Luis Daleney dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Bolivia to show us his 1/72 Revell T-2C/E Buckeye.  Juan added many extra scratchbuilt details and then finished it off in the bright colors of the USN.  Excellent job Juan. 

Orlando Sucre Rosales did a beautiful job building and finishing his 1/72 Airfix Westland Scout finished off in British Army markings. These older kits aren't perfect, but that didn't stop Orlando from building  a great looking Westland Scout.

Gabriel Stern is here with another gem.  This is his resin Ayacucho Maquetas 1/72 Yakovlev AIR-7 Russian speed record breaker.  Gabriel goes into very good detail about the finer points of building this resin kit and I have to say the finished model sure does look sharp. 

Here's a new image for the new 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX decal sheet that is soon to be released from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet includes D-Day stripes and sexy noseart and markings for a variety of countries....8 Spitfires in all.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-14 Pitot Tube & AOA Probe set from Hobby Decal.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 de Haviland Venom Mk 4 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 P-51B Mustang Undercarriage doors from QuickBoost.


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Thursday,   Nov 26  2009 

   Thanksgiving Day  

Peter Doll starts today with another of his bare metal wonders.  This is Peter's stunning 1/32 Trumpeter F-100 D Super Sabre done up in foil for the flawless baremetal finish and then painted in the markings for the USAF Thunderbirds.  Peter used a resin nose from Zactomodels to fix that area on his F-100. 

Lorenzo Cassinadri has done plenty of exceptional work building the 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87G-2 Stuka Kanonenvogel for his friend.  Lorenzo added plenty of scratchbuilt details to all the right areas to really make this model come to life. 

Ioannis Giavasis joins us from sunny Greece with his second article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Trumpeter Su-15 A Flagon.  Ioannis  added aftermarket details to improve certain areas on this Su-15, but the thing that I REALLY love on this model is the weathering.....wow.....it is amazing. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F/A-18C/D Death Times Two Hornet decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 MiG-29 Fulcrum airbrakes from Aires.

Aleksandar Šekularac is here with a product article for the AviaDossier 1: Canadian Aircraft of WWII book from Aviaeology

Anatoly Sushon is here with a product article for the 1/72 (1:48) Bell P-39 Airacobra in USSR Lend-Lease markings decal sheet from Authentic Decals.


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Wednesday,   Nov 25  2009

  Suriname Independence Day 

New Hot Babe of the Week is up from Twobobs. This time they have a "Popsicle Viper" from Edwards AFB. This guy is one of the subjects on their Press to Test Vipers sheet. Enjoy!


Shawn Phantom Weiler has switched gears a bit here and built the 1/350 Tamiya CVN-65 USS Enterprise.  Shawn hit the mark perfectly in his modifications and kit bashing to improve and complete his Enterprise.  If you've never seen one of these 1/350 Tamiya carriers, they are quite the sight to behold.

Burt Gustafson is here with his bright and shiny 1/48 Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter.  Burt chose the overall bare metal finish and I think his technique is well worth reading in his article as his finished model looks spot on perfect. 

Simon Buckland has been very busy adding plenty of exceptionally well done scratchbuilt detailing to his 1/32 Revell Lysander MkIII.  I really like how this Lysander turned out. 

Here's a new image for the new 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX decal sheet that is soon to be released from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet includes D-Day stripes and sexy noseart and markings for a variety of countries....8 Spitfires in all.

Here is a product article for the new F-14D Tomcat VF-213 Blacklions, AJ200 / 164347. CVW-8, USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 - Last Cruise, 2006 print from Deployment Productions.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 de Haviland Venom Mk 1 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Spitfire LF. IXE Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost.


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Tuesday,    Nov 24  2009 
Chris Causey has been busy building and finishing a very nice 1/32 Academy F-18D Night Attack Hornet.  Chris gave his Hornet a fell weapons load and then used aftermarket decals to finish it in the markings for VFA-137.

Igor Svetlov (IS) has been very busy getting things right on his 1/72 Pavla Reggiane Re 2005 Sagittario.  Igor did plenty of kitbashing and scratchbuilding to improve things on his Reggiane Re 2005 Sagittario.   

Benner did a beautiful job building and detailing his 1/48 Heller Jaguar A.  Benner chose to finish his Jaguar in French markings as it appeared  in Operation Daguet during the Gulf War.  Benner chose a desert camo with weathering and a full weapons load.  His article tells the early history from Operation Daguet.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F/A-18E Lemoore's Screamin' Eagles (2009 CAG) decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics

Gabriel Stern is here with an inbox review of the Ayacucho Maquetas 1/72 Yakovlev AIR-7 resin kit.  The finished model will be on ARC on Friday. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 MiG-17 Fresco wheels & paint masks from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 de Haviland Venom Mk 1R model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


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Monday,    Nov 23 2009
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has some Sprue Shots of the new 1/48 T-2C Buckeye kit......this one looks like a beauty and well worth the wait.  It looks like Bob is giving Tamiya a serious run for their money in the quality department.  There also images of some new sheets.  Check it out.

David Rapasi is here with two 1/48 Tamiya F2 A Buffalo.  The one you see here is a Battle of Midway warrior given the shading and weathering David does so expertly.  Also in his article is a bright yellow and blue  Buffalo that served on the USS Lexington.  It's always a pleasure to see David's models on ARC.

Ian Buick has done a lovely job building his 1/72 Airfix Harrier GR.7.  Ian chose to finish his Harrier with a full weapons load in markings from Operation Telic in Iraq.

Armin Knes has added another gem to his Russian aircraft collection.  This is a 1/48 Revell Ka-50 with it's rare twin rotor design and finished in Russian camo and markings. 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new Kinetic 1/48 E-C2 Hawkeye model kit available from Lucky Model.com


Here's a new image for the new 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX decal sheet that is soon to be released from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet includes D-Day stripes and sexy noseart and markings for a variety of countries....8 Spitfires in all.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 TA-7C Corsair II Drag Chute Housing from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Vb - Hispano 20mm cannons in fairings from Master.

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Sunday,   Nov 22  2009

  Lebanon National Day 

Friday,   Nov 20  2009

   Mexican Revolution Anniversary  

Paul S Teixeira is here with his very bright eye catching 1/48 Hasegawa TA-4J Skyhawk.  I've always been a  fan of trainer aircraft and seeing Paul's USN Skyhawk trainer is a great way to begin my day.  Paul added resin seats and then finished it off to the highest standard.....sheer perfection. 

David Rapasi is here with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF 1C Avenger finished in a paint scheme and markings we don't often see.  This is one of the Avengers that operated off a carrier in the North Atlantic hunting subs that were attacking the convoys.  And of course it is done to David's typical high standards. 

Douglas Conrady did a beautiful job building and finishing his 1/72 Italeri A-7D.  Douglas gave his A-7 some weapons and droptanks and then finished it off in Oklahoma-ANG.  Read his article for his story why he picked Oklahoma-ANG markings....it's a great story.

Paolo De Sanctis is here with an aircraft we all recognize....and I know I always enjoy seeing it on ARC.   This is his 1/72 Matchbox Ju-87D Stuka with a scratchbuilt cockpit and finished in a very well done paint job.  I do like the look of this Stuka.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 B-1B Dakota Back Bone decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


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Thursday,   Nov 19  2009

  Monaco National Day 

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia  

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsAnother jet this week from VFA-125. This is their Green Hornet jet and is the subject of a forthcoming sheet from us. Thanks to Robert Dubonnette and Kelly Voyles for the pics!

Val Golez is one of those great modelers with IPMS-BA Philippines and today Val is here with this great looking 1/72 Italeri Harrier GR.3.  Val did a much scratchbuilding on this Harrier and then finished in the classic camo worn by Harriers in the UK.  This model is a beauty.  I love the look of the UK camo.

Carmel J. Attard joins us from Malta with a most amazing model.  This is his 1/72 Formaplane Handley Page Hastings made from a vac-u-formed kit.  The finished model is a true gem and a delight to see.......it leaves me in awe of Carmel that he can constantly build all these challenging kits into spectacular models.  Wow this one is NICE!!!

Rafi Ben-Shahar did quite a bit of added work and scratchbuilding on his very attractive 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C/D using parts from the Tamiya kit as well as aftermarket goodies from Aires before finishing his F-16 in that great looking Alaskan camo.  Well done Rafi!!!. 

Robert Martino is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Testors P-51D Mustang.  Robert did a flawless job on his Mustang and then finished it in the markings for the P-51 flown by Major Ed Giller of the 343rd Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group “The Millie P”.  Welcome to ARC Robert!!!  I really like how this one turned out and I look forward to seeing more of Robert's models on ARC.

Zotz Decals has a new 1/32 Spitfire MkIX decal sheet coming out in the next few weeks.  And yes.....this decal sheet does contain plenty of sexy noseart and even D-Day stripes.  I'll get more images and details to you next week. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Phantom FGR.2 wheels & paint masks from Aires.

I have a product article for the new Thematic Calendar 2010 from DEKKER-ARTWORK.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt .50 Browning M2 barrels (8pcs) from Master.

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Wednesday,   Nov 18  2009

  Oman National Day 

  Latvia National Day 

I just realized that ARC had it's 10th anniversary on Nov 15.  Wow hard to believe it's been 10 years!!!
Ronald Middel is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle finished with true skill to a very high level.  I'm very pleased to see Ronald's F-15 on ARC and I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Ronald!!!. 

Ralph Emerson "Shonen Red" Dabao built his 1/48 Eduard Bell P-39L Airacobra out of the box, but considering the Eduard kit comes loaded with all the extras Eduard includes with their P-39.  Ralph really did this kit justice with his excellent choice of the brown and Tan camo and finished it off with ful weathering for added realism. 

Liuzhe joins us for the first time today with his beautiful 1/48 Hobbyboss F-105D in Vietnam War markings including a full weapons load.  Welcome Liuzhe.....I love your F-105 and I hope to see more of your models on ARC.  It's good to see more modellers from China showing their models on ARC.     

Björn Dol is here with a special 1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25C Mitchell.  This is a Dutch B-25 and I can't recall ever seeing a Dutch B-25, but I sure do like to see aircraft in Royal Netherlands Air Force markings.  Decals are from Flevo Decals.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 T-2C VT Buckeyes #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Hurricane Mk. I Rotol Propeller w/tool from QuickBoost.

Tony is here with a first look at the 1/32 Special Hobby X-15. 

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Tuesday,    Nov 17  2009 
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has pics of the production tooling and a couple of pics of sprue shots for the 1/48 Buckeye kit.  I must say I do like what I see in the photos
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Jason Cooper is here with his 1/48 Italeri F14 Tomcat that is based on the Anime Movie Macross Zero.  Jason kit bashed parts from different F-14's and then used aftermarket goodies to get everything just right and then finished it with custom decals.  The finished model is a joy to behold.

Jason Foo did a beautiful job building, detailing and finishing his 1/48 Academy P-47N Thunderbolt.  Jason built his Jug mostly out of the box with some added wire in critical areas to give his P-47 that extra detailing to make it stand out.  Then he finished it in a flawless barematal finish.  He really did this WW2 fighter justice. 

Bernhard Schenk is impressed with the 1/48 ICM Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2.  This was not the easiest kit to build, but that didn't stop him from building a perfect looking Bf-109F.  But read his article for the full story......the build wasn't without it's challenges, but I do agree....these cheaper kits can be very satisfying. 

Tigre del Aire dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Colombia to show us his nicely done 1/72 Lindberg Denel Cheetah CE.  Tigre del Aire used templates to paint the markings for the Ecuador Air Force to finish off his Denel Cheetah CE.  Well done Tigre del Aire.  

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-4 Long nose Pitot tube set from Hobby Decal.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 Bf 109G-10/K wheels & paint masks from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Bf-109E-3/4 resin cockpit set from SBS Model

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Monday,    Nov 16 2009
I've added Flevo Decals to the ARC links pages.  They have a variety of decals for prop aircraft including some from the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

Stephen Szrna joins us from Hungary with his amazing 1/48 Academy F-22 Raptor.  Stephen has loaded his Raptor with a pile of detail items from weapons to cockpit to nozzles and so much more.  Have a close look at this one.....it is a beauty.

Gabriel Stern has taken the older 1/72 Airfix De Havilland DH 88 Comet and improved almost every area of this kit with great success.  This one did come out looking really sharp.

Ermanno Bonafin has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya F84-G.  The multi-shade bare metal finish is flawless, but you really have to see the cockpit.....WOW!!!

Don Enlow is is here with a VERY special 1/48 ESCI B-26B Marauder.  His Dad was a crew member on this particular B-26 and Don is quite the expert in his own right.  He added aftermarket engines and did plenty of extra work to do up his Dad's B-26 just right.  I love the results.....way to go Don.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 MiG-17F Fresco C Correct Ventral Fin from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new Aviation Modelling Techniques - The Greatest Guide from Euro Modelismo Aviation Press.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Su-27 Wingtip Pylons from Zactomodels.


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Sunday,   Nov 15  2009

  Brazil Republic Day 

Saturday,    Nov 14  2009 
John R. Matthews from Orca Studio is back today with more of his artwork.  Today he presents us with his “Coastal Patrol” Artwork.  This is a Lockheed P-3 Orion based out of NAS Whidbey Island flying low along a portion of Washington state's rugged coastline.  I love it Mark.

Chris Causey has done a marvelous job building and finishing his big 1/32 Tamiya F-14D BombcatChris used aftermarket decals for the VF-32 Swordsman squadron to finish his Tomcat.

Kairasp Daruwala is here with his 24th article on ARC.  This is his sharp looking 1/48 Testors Republic P-47 Thunderbolt finished off with added details and a D-Day Stripe paint scheme. 

Nathan Satherley has dropped by today with his red, white and blue 1/72 Fujimi A-7D Corsair II.  This colorful A-7 is finished in Bi-Centennial markings, which is a great looking scheme and a treat to see. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Exhausts from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 AH-1F "Last of the Army Cobras" decal sheet from Werner's Wings.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Japanese Type 97 7,7mm machine gun barrels (2pcs) from Master.


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Friday,   Nov 13  2009 
Hal Marshman Sr. is a pro when it comes to WW2 fighters and today he's treating us to his 1/48 Hasegawa Focke Wulf FW 190A-8.  Hal has built plenty of 190's and this article gives you much insight if you are also pondering building  a 190 and want to learn some of Hal's tricks.  Beautifully done as always Hal.

Lee, Seok Joo has impressed me with his big jets and today you all get to enjoy his 1/32 Academy F/A-18C Hornet "Chippy-Ho".  Seok Joo built his big Hornet mostly out of the box with a bit of extra detailing in the cockpit and then finished it off in the eye catching "Chippy-Ho" markings.  I love it.

Eric Fauré has done some amazing work on his 1/48 Eduard Mirage 2000D.  Eric scratchbuilt  a cockpit and made canopies as well as improved other areas of his Mirage 2000 before finishing it in the attractive camo used by the French Air Force.  The scratchbult cockpit is amazing.

Martin Hemingway has done a marvelous job painting and weathering his 1/48 Airfix Spitfire F22/24 and Academy Spitfire Mk XIVC Martin finished one in bare metal and the other is sporting D-Day stripes.  Only thing better than one Spitfire....is two Spitfires.....nicely done Martin.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-4E Kara Sahin Phantom decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-1H Skyraider (NAVY) wheels from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile from Zactomodels.


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Thursday,   Nov 12  2009 
Dan Duna has always impressed me with his Sci-Fi models and I think his 1/20 Hasegawa Ma.K anti gravity Armoured Raider is one of his best models so far.  Dan is a master scratchbuilder and he has added plenty of detail to his Armoured Raider before adding a pilot and display base to complete the scene,

David Rapasi has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Tamiya P-47 M Thunderbolt.  I must confess I'm partial to the P-47's in blue camo, so seeing this one is a special treat.   

Alexander Gromov aka Sanchez got everything looking perfect on his weathered Desert Storm 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat.  Alexander finished his Tomcat with Fighter town Decals and a full weapons load and displayed it on a diorama base with all the accessories to complete the scene..  

Don "CrazyDon" Flynn is here with a 1/72 Fine Molds Bf 109F-4 in a paint scheme you won't see often.  This is a desert 109 partially repainted in Eastern Front camo......it makes for a very cool looking 109. 

Leo Dashevskiy has dropped by with step by step Tools 'n' Tips article on about Electrifying your model.  If you're ever wanted to add lights to your model, then this article is well worth reading.  

I have a product article for the new 1/48 T-2C VT Buckeyes #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Uncovered wheels from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 SAAB 37 Viggen corrected canopy and paint masks from Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.

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Wednesday,   Nov 11  2009

  Poland Independence Day  

  Remembrance Day / Veterans Day  

I wasn't going to do an update today out of respect for Remembrance Day / Veterans Day.....but this article is directly related to Remembrance day.  I will do an update on Saturday to make up for the small update today.  Lest we forget.
Alan Purusram is here to mark remembrance day with his 1/32 Revell / Flightpath Tornado GR.4.  This model was sold and the proceeds were donated to "Help for Heroes", a charity providing financial and practical help for servicemen wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Read Alan's article for the full story.  And it's a darn fine model as well.  Way to go Alan!!!

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is or daily  photo or daily joke out of respect for Remembrance Day / Veterans Day.

Tuesday,    Nov 10  2009

  USMC Birthday (1775) 

  Indonesia's "Remembrance" day 

  Today's update is dedicated to the USMC and includes USMC aircraft.    
Max Tollens Jr. begins this special USMC birthday update with his 1/48 Tamiya F4D Skyray.  Max's Skyray looks excellent in USMC markings. 

Juan Jesús Moreno is here from Spain with a very special 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair.  This beautifully done Corsair is in the markings for the famous American Ace Greg "Pappy" Boyington.

Max Tollens Jr. is back with another USMC bird today.  This is his 2 seater 1/48 Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk with added detailing and finished off with a combination of Fighter town Decals as well as his own homemade decals.

Serge Dompierre is here with a classic from his display case.  This is his 1/48 Lindberg Curtiss F-11C Goshawk that he built 30 years ago........his skill was much better than mine 30 years ago and still is today. 

Per Olufsen is here with a very helpful Tools 'n' Tips article titled "My New Spraybooth".  This article will show you how to build your own deluxe spraybooth with step by step instructions.  This design is actually very interesting and I do admire the finished booth.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-4E Kara Sahin Phantom decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-105 Thunderchief wheels & paint masks from Aires.

Anatoly Sushon is here with a product article for the new 1/72 & 1/48 MiG-29 (9-13) Fulcrum C, Part II decal from Authentic Decals.

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Monday,    Nov 9  2009

  Cambodia Independence Day 

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

Orlando and David Sucre Rosales join us today with photos of the military propeller-driven aircraft from the recent XII Master Hobby Show. 

Orlando and David Sucre Rosales join us today with photos of the Helicopters and civil aircraft from the recent XII Master Hobby Show. 

Dennis Djou joins us today with a 1/72 Academy A-10 model he built for his friend.  This desktop model is built mostly out of the box and the thing that really makes it stand out (besides the excellent build quality) is the way this in-flight A-10 is banking.

Mike Lepek has done some very effective weathering to his 1/48 Academy P-38M Night Lightning.  It's tricky to say the least trying to weather a black Night Fighter, but Mike pulled it off very well.  Mike did some extra scratchbuilt detailing along with a bit of kitbashing on his P-38 and used aftermarket decals to finish it off. 

The new 1/24th P-47 decal sheet is loaded to the Zotz Decals website.  Here's a first look....this sheet includes Aces, D-Day stripes and plenty of sexy noseart.  Six aircraft in all.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Refuelling Probe Tip from Hobby Decal.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-105 Thunderchief  Correct Ventral Fin from QuickBoost.

Mark "Kostucha" Ejdrygiewicz is here with a  product article for the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Book from Mushroom Model Publication.

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Sunday,   Nov 8  2009

  Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

Peter Athanasopoulos is here to mark the Greece Hellenic Air Force Day with his 1/48 Monogram Mig-15 bisThis sharp looking MiG-15 is finished in East German markings.  I always enjoy seeing Peter's latest model.

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Friday,   Nov 6  2009       ARC ticked over 60 millions hits to the homepage yesterday
Orlando Sucre Rosales is here with some photos of the ship models from the recent XII Master Hobby Show.

Orlando Sucre Rosales is here with some photos of the figure models from the recent XII Master Hobby Show. 

Orlando Sucre Rosales is here with some photos of the vehicles models from the recent XII Master Hobby Show. 

Orlando Sucre Rosales is here with some photos of the space and science-fiction models  (mostly paper models) from the recent XII Master Hobby Show. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 MiG-29A Sensing Units from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 SAAB 37 Viggen landing gear, main and nose from Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.

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Thursday,   Nov 5  2009

 Guy Fawkes Day 

Eduardo Arguijo joins us from Guatemala with his big beautiful 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-16K Badger.  Eduardo finished his Badger in  a baremetal finish complete with shading and weathering to get the look just right.

Hal Marshman Sr. is here with one of his gem.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109F-4 in the markings for Josef "Pips" Priller, JG-26, France, 1941.  Hal has built more than a  few 109's and this article tells you all the tricks as well as all the items Hal scratchbuilt to create his 109.  I found his article quite informative and helpful. 

Marcel W. Hohl has been busy for 2 years detailing his 1/32 Tamiya F-15E.  And his effort has been rewarded with a Strike Eagle that would be an honored center piece in any display cabinet.  This F-15 is loaded with aftermarket goodies and plenty of careful work.  

Doug Fede is here with his beautifully done 1/48 Eduard P-40N Flying Tiger.  Doug chose the markings for a different flying Tiger.....this P-40 N Flying Tiger in Taiwanese markings was flown by the Chinese Ace Wang Kwang Fu.  He scored 6.5 kills against the Japanese during WWII.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-15A Satellite Killers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Junkers Ju 87 Stuka control surfaces from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from Zactomodels.


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Wednesday,   Nov 4  2009 
IKE is here for the first time today with an article on ARC.  IKE has gone to great lengths to super detail this 1/144 Revell F-14 Tomcat.  This work includes a resin ejection seat, open airbrake, dropped flaps and blinking LEDs to light up the engine exhausts.  Remember....this is 1/144!!!  Amazing!!!  Welcome to ARC IKE!!!

Danny Dinh has been very busy improving and added additional detail to this 1/48 Monogram U-17 Skywagon.  This is a psychological warfare airplane with a speaker and a leaflet box in the markings for the 110th Observation Squadron of the South Vietnamese Air Force.  Definitely a neat little aircraft.

"dj" has done a marvelous job building and detailing his 1/48 Revell/Monogram A-10 Thunderbolt II.  "dj" used the Black Box cockpit set to dress up the cockpit and finished his A-10 in Twobobs Decals Warthog markings complete with a Warthog mouth on the nose.

David Rapasi has done a flawless job on his big 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 D9.  David gave his Dora a beautifully done camo job with weathering and finished it off with markings from EagleCals # 58 decals. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Hurricane External Fuel Tank from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf-109V-13/V-14 Air racers and Record Setters Conversion set from Werner's Wings.

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Tuesday,    Nov 3  2009

  Panama Independence Day 

Paul S Teixeira begins today's update with his detail rich 1/700 Dragon USS Antietam CV-36.  Wow.....this diorama is loaded with detail.  Grab a hot drink and sit back and enjoy. 

Stefan Otto is here with his 1/48 Academy P-40C Tomahawk in a desert camo scheme that I always enjoy seeing.  Stefan went with the South African Air Force markings and camo for the North African campaign during World War 2 to finish his good looking P-40.

Paul Nortness has done a gorgeous job building and weathering his big 1/32 Revell F-15C.  Paul chose to finish his F-15 in the markings and camo for a Desert Storm bird that scored 3 kills.  Read his article for the full story. 

Zac Yates spent a weekend scratchbuilding his tiny 1/48 Bensen B8M Gyrocopter.  Bit and pieces for this model came from many kits and a picture of the real 1/1 aircraft is included in his article.  Prety cool little model. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 B-1B Dakota Back Bone decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features up to date nose art and markings for seven B-1B aircraft from Ellsworth AFB.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-117A Nighthawk cockpit set from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 F7F-3N Marine Nightfighters Pt.1 decal sheet from Starfighter Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for  2 aircraft from VMF(N)-531 ("Nuckle Head" & "Linda") and one from VMF(N)-542. Insignia only 2 aircraft.


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Monday,    Nov 2 2009
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese VFA-125 F/A-18B photos were taken by Robert Dubonnette.

Florin Silaghi joins us for the time today on ARC with this stunning Gulf War 1/32 Revell Tornado GR Mk.1.  Florin added extra detail with seats from Paragon, interior cockpit from Eduard, RBF form Airwaves, decals from Flightpath.  Beautiful work Florin.... welcome to ARC!!!  I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC in the future.

Serge Dompierre has done a lovely job building and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya F4U1-D Corsair.  Serge finished his Corsair in the markings for the famous VF-84 squadron onboard aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill in February 1945.  His photos really set the scene for this Carrier Corsair.

Lee, Seok Joo is here for the first time and I am a  big fan of his modelling skills.  this is his 1/48 Academy Su-27 Flanker B dressed up with some aftermarket goodies and then given an amazingly realistic.  Welcome to ARC Seok Joo....I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC in the future.

Carmel J.Attard is here with his sharp looking 1/72 Revell DC-3.  Carmel chose to finish his DC-3 in the livery of Swiss Airline after he did a bit of work to his model.  Carmel includes some informative history on the DC-3 in his article.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 RAF/RN Pitot tube Mid from Hobby Decal.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 Hurricane de Havilland Propeller w/tool  resin set from QuickBoost.

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Sunday,   Nov 1  2009

 Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November