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Tuesday,    July 31   2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Gabe Pincelli once again. This week we have the "other" Centennial Goshawk for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!   Bob


Yufei Mao is here today with his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-19S J-6 "PLANAF Phantom Killer" Part 2 Building the model. This is the 2nd in his 3 part series and today he shows how he fixed shape and accuracy issues on his MiG-19 before completing his model.  This is a great looking model and you will enjoy reading how Yufei fixed the accuracy issues on his MiG. 

Joe Dillman is here with his exceptionally well done 1/48 Hasegawa F4U-7 French Corsair.  Joe fixed some accuracy issues on his Corsair before giving it a flawless finish and French markings.  I love the look of this colorful Corsair........well done Joe.

Victor De Jesus is here with his beautifully finished 1/32 Hasegawa F-104G Starfighter.  Victor dressed up the cockpit with a cockpit set from True Details and chose the attractive Luftwaffe markings complete with that very attractive camo worn by the German Starfighters.  The finished model came out looking fantastic.

Monday,    July 30  2012

  Vanuatu Independence Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob is gearing up for meeting everyone at this years USA Nats.  This newsletter includes  new images of the OPFOR Super Pack and the F-16C Blizzard Bad Guys sheets that will debut at the Nats.  This years NATS is shaping up to be a great show and Bob has some very exciting new products ready for the show.

Yufei Mao is here with the first in his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-19S J-6 "PLANAF Phantom Killer" Part 1 Meeting the pilot.  Today's article focuses on the Chinese pilot that shot down an F-4 Phantom in 1967.  Yufei has included photos of many private items from the shoot down.  The next 2 parts of his article will focus on the model he built of this Chinese pilot's jet.

Gianni Chirico added some amazing detail to the cockpit of his 1/72 Hasegawa Dewoitine D.520....remember this is 1/72.....there is some amazing detail in the cockpit.  Gianni finished his Dewoitine D.520 with a first class camo and weathering job....it is impressive how realistic this model looks.

Andy Sensi has done a spectacular job on his big 1/32 Revell F-15E.  Andy used Legend resin seats and instrument panels with ELTA pod from Paragon.  His Eagle was given a eye catching camo scheme and finished with Afterburner decals.  This F-15E is a treat for the eyes....enjoy the photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. I/Mk. IIa photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Gun Barrels from QuickBoost These are designed for the Italeri/Tamiya kit.

Saturday,   July 28  2012

  Peru Independence Day 

Giuseppe Santaromita is here to honor the Peruvian Independence day with his very well done 1/48 Revell Monogram Sukhoi Su-25A.  Giuseppe chose a camo scheme from the '90's and dressed that up with some fantastic Tiger noseart.  Have a very happy holiday Giuseppe.

Giuseppe Santaromita is also here today with his very attractive 1/72 Heller Mirage 2000.  This is a great looking model and Giuseppe has also included 2 other models in different scale that are almost identical to this one.  Beautifully done Giuseppe.

Friday,  July 27  2012 
Craig Sargent has pulled out all the stops in building his 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A Netz, IDF/AF Operation Opera, 7 June 1981.  This is the jet flown by Col Ramon in the mission to disable the Iraqi nuclear reactor.  Col Ramon is also the first Israeli Astronaut and perished with the rest of the crew when the space shuttle Columbia crashed on re-entry.  Craig modified his model and then added plenty of aftermarket items to get his F-16 looking very accurate and the finished model is a treat for the eyes. 

K Diamond is here with a kit most of us remember so well.  This is his 1/48 Monogram UH-1C built as a in-flight model in a very aggressive pose as you may have seen when this chopper was in operational service.  Very nicely done Keith. 

Gianni Chirico joins us from sunny Sicily with his very well done 1/72 Heller Messerschmitt Me.163 B-1a Komet.  Gianni rescribed the panel lines and dressed up the cockpit to turn this into a truly exceptional looking Komet.  Very nicely done Gianni.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E Alconbury Gomers #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features five complete aircraft marking options for these F-5E aggressors from Alconbury including ADC Gray, Snake and a unique Snake scheme in the VNAF pattern.  These have never been captured in decal form!

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot Part 1 "Foreign Service" decal sheet from Authentic Decals.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Franklin PS-2 Primary Glider (two versions) model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.  This model kit includes markings for 2 different aircraft.

Thursday,   July 26  2012

  Liberia Independence Day 

  Maldives Independence Day 

S K Loh is here with 2 exceptionally nice 1/144 F-4E Phantom and F-15C Eagle.  The F-15 is a US jet and the Phantom is a South Korean bird on a joint exercise.  The article contains the full story behind this build as well as the work involved to create this 2 fantastic looking jets.

Viktor Kucera has been very busy building his 1/32 Revell Junkers Ju-88 A-11 using the L’Arsenal A-4 conversion.  This is a massive conversion set and Viktor also used details items from Master and Aires and other companies to complete this very impressive desert bomber.  And is is all finished with full weathering and a very complicated and attractive camo scheme.

Kees Kuyper is here today to make you smile with his article about NESA on the Moon. NESA is the NEtherlands Space Agency and this is how their lunar space station looks in 2025.  Read his article for the full details along with all his great photos.  I love seeing these article from Kees.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E Alconbury Gomers #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics  This sheet includes 5 different F-5E and you get enough markings to build all 5 aircraft for the  aggressor aircraft from the 527th Aggressor Squadron at Alconbury, AFB in England.  The five aircraft on this sheet include the "New Blue", "Grape", "ADC Grey" and "Old Ghost" aggressor camo schemes.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the A-10A Thunderbolt II 103rd FW, 118th FS Flying Yankees, CT/78-613 print from Deployment Productions.This print comes in 4 different sizes.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Cockpit Door from QuickBoost This door is designed for the Italeri/Tamiya kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 RB28 AIM-4D Falcon for SAAB J35F/J Draken from Maestro ModelsThis is also suitable many US made jets that used the AIM-4D missile.

Wednesday,   July 25  2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is Gabe Pincelli. Gabe has been working with us and Kinetic for quite some time in support of the forthcoming T-45 release. Some CoNA pics for you; you're gonna need these soon! Enjoy!      Bob


Carl Reinisch is here to make you grin with his RCMP Pursuit and Intercept F-18 Eggplane.  This is a Royal Canadian Mount Police F-18 all ready to patrol the highways of Canada.  Pretty funny stuff Carl and very well done....I look forward to seeing your next Eggplane.  I grinned quite a bit when I saw the photos of this one.

Michal Sekula has done a beautiful job building and weathering his 1/48 Eduard Yakovlev Yak-3.  The camo and markings are for a famous Soviet pilot during WW2.  I really like the look of this Yak-3 and Michal's article contains some very helpful information and references.

Arthur Filippis has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Eduard Electric Lightning.  The flawless bare metal finish is done using Alclad II and the RSAF markings look quite attractive on this Lightning.  The photos are a treat for the eyes. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 162 Ejection Seat from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ER - AA-10 Alamo-C missiles from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM 9 L/M/N Seeker Head Cover with RBF Flags - IDF from Aerobonus.

Tuesday,    July 24   2012 
K Diamond is here with a very cool What if.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-15A in the paint and markings from the Vietnam era complete with the appropriate weapons for that time period.  Keith build some very cool What if aircraft.

Prokopis Kroustallis is here with his first article on ARC.  This very well done 1/72 Italeri AH-1W Super Cobra is built out of the box and sports a very attractive camo scheme.  Welcome to ARC Prokopis and I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future.  Your Super Cobra looks excellent.

Lukasz Studniarz has done a stunning job  on his 1/48 HobbyBoss Me-262 A1a/U3.  Lukasz  added a resin engine from Quickboost and then built the rest of the model OOB with some very effective post shading for weathering.  The finished model looks first rate.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 RAF/RN Pitot tube Long from Hobby Decal


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss P-40B/C wheel bays from Aires.  These are designed to fit the Airfix kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre - Pitot Tube from Master.

Monday,    July 23  2012

  Egypt National Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has the latest news on the OPFOR Super Pak he's offering at the Nats....10 different Adversary/Aggressor aircraft, plus 4 ECM/EW pods, 24 page full color booklet.  Plus he will be debuting the F-16C Blizzard Bad Guys sheets in both 72nd and 32nd at the show.  And he has some profiles of the Kinetic T-45 kit decals.  Lots of goodies to read about in this week's newsletter!!!

Paolo Yuen is here with his exceptionally well done 1/144 Trumpeter Strike Flanker Su-34.  When I saw the photos I was stunned to see it was 1/144 scale.  His model is loaded with a full weapons load and features a great looking camo and full weathering.

Olivier Barles joins us with his stunning 1/32 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M-5 "Zero" and it is wearing one of the coolest paint jobs I've seen on a Zero.  Check it one....I know you will be impressed and his article includes plenty of fascinating info about his whole build and weathering etc.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has made my day by sending pics of his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom #152.  Shawn built this one for the GHOST TOWN group build here on ARC.  I love the look of this hi-viz Phantom and Shawn did a flawless job on it.....it looks fantastic.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Meteor F.1 pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This is designed to fit the Dragon/Cyber Hobby kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Me 262A Radio Equipment from QuickBoostThis resin detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.  

Saturday,  July 21  2012

  Belgium Independence Day 


Friday,  July 20  2012

  Colombia Independence Day 

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

Charles Poon is here with a classis Russian jet.  This is his beautifully finished 1/48 HobbyBoss Yak-38U Forger B.  Charles gave his Yak-38 a full weathering job that adds a wonderful level of realism.  This is a great looking Yak-38.

George Harrison is here with an awesome display of his 1/48 Monogram P-40B.  I think we have all built this Fly Tiger P-40 at one time in our life, but George took it to a new level of excellence with his stunning Tribute display base for the commander of the AVG (American Volunteer Group) Claire Chennault.  Wow I love the look of this display.

Ed Kinney has done a stunning job on his bare metal 1/32 Fisher Cutlass.  Ed used a Alclad ll for the seven shades baremetal finishes and finished off this masterpiece with custom decals from Red Pegasus Decals.  This is one stunning model of the Cutlass.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E PACAF Gomers #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis is the second release from Twobobs for the aggressor aircraft from the 26th Aggressor Squadron of Clark AFB, Philippines.  This sheet includes 6 different F-5E and you get enough markings to build 5 aircraft. The five aircraft on this sheet include the Silver/VNAF/Snake/Old Ghost camo schemes.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-25 Mitchell In the Russian Sky decal sheet from Authentic Decals This decal sheet includes 10 aircraft with winter and summer camo and some with noseart. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Farewell to the Tomcat, VF-31 Tomcatters, 2006 print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40M/N Warhawk Fishtail Exhaust from QuickBoost.  These exhausts are designed for the Hasegawa kit kit.

Thursday, July 19  2012 
Chris Causey is here with a wonderful selection of his 1/48 WWII Bombers and fighters.  Each has a connection to the state of Florida and the work on each of them is first rate.  You will enjoy reading the story behind each of these models as well as seeing the artwork that graced each of them.  Beautiful work Chris.

Waldemar Pupar has done a gorgeous job finishing and weathering his  1/72 Zvezda Su-50 (T-50).   I love the camo Waldemar  chose for his Su-50.  WOW!!!

Ronald Beelen has done an awesome job on his 1/48 Eduard P39N Airacobra.  Ronald built his P-39 OOB with some weathering for a final touch.  The P-39 was a radical little fighter and Ronald did a top notch job on his.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E PACAF Gomers #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  The is the first release for the  aggressor aircraft from the 26th Aggressor Squadron of Clark AFB, Philippines.  This sheet includes 6 different F-5E and  you get enough markings to build 5 aircraft.  With the recent release of the AFV Club F-5E kit, you now have the decals and the kit to make these great looking F-5E aggressor aircraft.  The six aircraft on this sheet include the Silver/New Blue/Old Blue/Snake/Old Ghost/Old Lizard camo schemes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-8 Pitot tube set from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F7F Tigercat Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoost..  These are designed for the Italeri kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hunter - Pitot Tube from Master.

Tuesday,    July 17  2012

 Iraq - Old National Day 


Monday,    July 16  2012
  • Check out French National Day update below today's update
  • No update on Tuesday or Wednesday....I'll be on a  out of town trip with my daughter.

Bernard LAPEYRIE has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/48 Testors Lockheed A-12.  Bernard used his high level of skill, to turn this into a very cool looking A-12. 

Victor De Jesus is here with his stunning 1/48 Revell B-25J Mitchell.  Victor detailed some detail to the interior and then did a first class on the weathering.  I know you'll enjoy the photo of his B-25....wow...I love it.

Andy Mimizu has done some impressive scratchbuilding and kit bashing to create his 1/72 Focke-Wulf Super TL (conversion).  This is an Luftwaffe design from very late in WW2.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #4 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet features five different aggressor aircraft from the 57th FWW of Nellis AFB. Enough markings on this sheet for five complete aircraft!

New Ghost/Old Ghost/Lt. Gray/Silver schemes are represented on this sheet.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hellcat Mk. II S. A. photo etch detail set for Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Seahawk Mk. 100 Pitot Tube and Antenna from QuickBoostThese are designed for the Hobby Boss kit

Saturday,   July 14  2012

 France National Day 

Bartosz Piotrowski is here to honour the French National Day with his 1/72 RS Models Payen Pa. 22.  This is one of the coolest looking aircraft designs I've seen in a  while and Bartosz  has included links with more info.

Friday,  July 13  2012 
Viktor Kucera is here with another of his masterpieces using the 1/32 Revell Junkers Ju-88 G-6 kit.  This model uses an AIMS conversion set as well as other goodies such as radar antennas from Master and combines all this together with one of the most difficult camo schemes from WW2.  If you look carefully you will notice one of the engines was changed as is indicated by the different camo paint on the engine cowling.  Amazing work Viktor. 

Anjelique Acosta is is a junior modeler and today she is here with her beautifully done 1/72 Revell Snap-tight F-117.  Her model was the focal point of her science fair project on stealth and I'm sure her F-117 impressed everyone that saw it.  I think it look fantastic and I am excited to see more of her models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Anjelique.

Gianni Chirico joins us from sunny Sicily with his 1/72 Eastern Express Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe.  Gianni dressed up the detail in the cockpit and tail and finished his Snipe in the classic colours from the time period.  Sadly we don't get to see many bi-planes on ARC and it is a special treat to see Gianni's Snipe.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 American Propeller Markings decal sheet from Authentic Decals.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-14 Tomcat Air Intake Covers from QuickBoostThese covers are designed for the Academy kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Westland Wyvern S Mk.4 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis kit includes markings for 3 different aircraft.


Thursday, July 12  2012

 Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day 

ARC Auto was updated today....drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Lee, Seok Joo has done a truly exceptional job on his 1/32 Special Hobby X-15A-2.  This X-15 model includes a very detailed trolley and is painted with many different shades of weathering.  Wow...I know you'll enjoy seeing the pictures of this one.

Terry Davis has hit a homerun with his very creative and historical 1/48 Tamiya/Hobby Craft "World's Smallest Airport".  This project involved quite a bit of scratchbuilding and creative modeling to pull it all together, but this was not a problem for a modeler like Terry.  I really got a kick out of seeing photos of the of this model.

K Diamond does not shy away from a challenge and his 1/48 Revell F-15A is proof of this.  Keith did did quite a bit of kit bashing mixed with other works (rescribing panel lines etc) to turn the old Revel Eagle into an up to date high quality model.  I love the look of the finished model. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #3 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThe is the third release for the  aggressor aircraft from the 57th FWW at Nellis AFB.  This sheet includes 5 different F-5E and  you get enough markings to build all 5 aircraft.   The five aircraft on this sheet include the Frog/Snake/Flogger/New Lizard/VNAF camo schemes.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


is here with a product article for the Farewell to the Tomcat, VF-32 Swordsman, 2005 print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mi-2 Hoplite Instrument Panel from QuickBoost This instrument panel is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Wednesday,   July 11  2012

 Mongolia National Celebration Day 

Matt Sherwood gets things fired up today with his Egg Aardvark.  This is the Hasegawa Egg F-4E that Matt converted to the F-4J and then finished it in markings for VF-114 Aardvarks.  Matt posed his Egg plane in-flight with a custom made base that includes an actually VF-114 patch.

Mark L. Rossmann is here with 2 very interesting models of the 1/48 Tamiya Ki-46 – B-29 Hunter.  These were specially converted “Dinahs” for the role of trying to intercept the high altitude B-29 bombers.  Mark tells the fascinating history of these aircraft and then goes on to explain what was involved to make a "Dinah" interceptor.  He has also included photos of his recon Dinah.  Very nicely done Mark.

Mario Serelle joins us from  Brazil with his flawless looking 1/72 Hobbyboss Dassault Rafale B.  Mario dressed up the cockpit with some photo etch seatbelts and then tidied up the intakes with some additional plastic.  His Rafale is finished in French markings with just the perfect amount of weathering.  Beautiful work Mario.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet  features five different aggressor aircraft from the 57th FWW of Nellis AFB. Enough markings on this sheet for five complete aircraft!  Pumpkin/Sand/Old Lizard/New Lizard schemes are represented on this sheet.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 German REVI C/12D Gun sights from QuickBoostThis is the standard gun sight fitted to all fighter aircraft for the last half of the war. It was installed on the FW190A, FW190D, Ta152, Do335, Me109F, Me109G, Me109K, Me163B, Me263, Me262A, Me262B and He162.

These gun sights are available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missiles from Zactomodels.  This missile set is the Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missile has been carried by a variety of Russian jets including the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 BAe HAWK T.1 - Pitot Tube from Master.

Tuesday,    July 10  2012

Invasion of Sicily - Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Robin Polderman and Michael Benolkin.  Some Chilean Viper photos for you guys. Very popular sheet that has been a great seller for us. Enjoy!   Bob


Artur Oslizlo has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Special Hobby T-2C Buckeye.  Artur gave his Buckeye a flawless weathered camo job and finished it off in Hellenic Air Force markings.  This is a beautifully done T-2C trainer.

Aaron has done a first class job on his 1/48 Hobby Boss F6F-3 Hellcat.  Aaron built his Hellcat out of the box, but it was his painting and weathering that really gives his Hellcat a fantastic finished look.  Aaron likes the Hobby Boss hellcat very much and as you will see in his photos....it does build into a great looking model. 

Ronald Beelen has done a gorgeous job finishing and weathering his   1/48 Eduard Mig 21bis D.  Ronald used Promodellers line of weathering products to give his Croatian Air Force MiG the perfect look of realism....and the results are excellent.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Tornado Pitot tube set from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SAAB 37 Viggen RAT - RAM air turbine from Maestro ModelsThis set is designed for the ESCI/Airfix kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-40B/C Propeller w/tool from QuickBoost.  This set is designed for the Airfix kit.

Monday,    July 9  2012

 Argentina Independence Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has the first images online of the 32nd scale Blizzard Viper sheet. You'll be able to get the hook up on these at the IPMS convention.  Bob also has news on the soon to be released Kinetic T-45 kit.  I'm quite excited to see this kit be released.

Chris Causey lives in the sunshine state and he joins us today with four 1/48 WWII Fighters with a connection to Florida.  Chris has included 3 bare metal Mustangs and one bare metal P-47 and all of them have flawless bare metal finishes.

Gunawan Tjandra joins us from Indonesia with his first article on ARC.  This very attractive 1/72 Hobby Boss Su-47 Berkut is finished in an eye popping fictional scheme.  I had a close look at this model from every angle and it looks fantastic.  Welcome to ARC Gunawan....I love seeing your model on ARC....keep up the great work and your models are always welcome on ARC.

Cüneyt ÖZEN has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/32 Revell Ju-52 m TC-RUH Turkish Airliner.  It's very cool to see a Tante Ju finished off in Turkish markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 UC-43/ C-18 Staggerwing photo etch detail set for Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 CF-188 'Hornet' Symmetrical markings decal sheet from WINTERVALLEY This new decal sheet provides markings and stencils for Canadian Armed Forces CF-188's (CF-18 'Hornets') as seen in the 1980s and during the first Gulf War.  This decal sheet is also available in 1/72 and 1/48.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Swordfish Mk.I Exhaust from QuickBoost.  These exhausts are designed for the Airfix kit.


Friday,  July 6  2012

 Comoros Independence Day 

 Malawi Republic Day 

David Rapasi starts today with his very impressive 1/48 Academy P47 D Thunderbolt.  This is a "Jug" from the final stages of the War in Europe and includes a bomb load and a full an very skillful weathering job that Dave is world famous for.

Gianni Chirico joins us from sunny Sicily with 1/72 Revell De Havilland DH.100 FB.5 Vampire.  This is the older Heller kit, so Gianni added cockpit detailing and re-scribed the panel lines and then gave his Vampire a stunning cam job with full weathering and some custom painted markings.

Viktor Kucera has done a massive amount of detailing on his 1/32 Revell Junkers Ju-188 E-1.  This is a big kit and Victor used a combination of scratchbuilding and aftermarket parts to turn his J-188 into a fantastic model of this epic Luftwaffe bomber.  Viktor finished it off with a great looking camo scheme and flawless weathering.  His article explains is helpful detail all the effort he put into this beauty.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 EA-6B/EA-18G The Kings of Sting decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features CAG Markings for the Scorpions of VAQ-132 for both their EA-6B Prowler and newer EA-18G Growler.  One of the first squadrons to go fully-operational with the Growler, this is a very topical subject.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 EA-18G Growler VAQ-135 Black Ravens decal sheet from Authentic Decals.  This decal sheet  includes markings for 3 different 1/48 EA-18G Growlers with VAQ-135 Black Ravens including hi-viz and lo-viz markings.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the  Boeing 747-400 (N127UA) - United Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-105G Thunderchief cockpit set from AiresThis cockpit set is designed for the Trumpeter kit and includes resin and photo etch parts.


Thursday, July 5  2012

 Cape Verde National Day 

 Venezuela Independence Day 

Graham Symmonds has been quite busy modifying and scratchbuilding various areas of his AMT Shuttlecraft “NCC-1701/4 - Carrillo” – or a portion thereof!  This is an older kit with accuracy and detail issues, but Graham stepped up to the plate in a big way and created a truly wonderful model including the hanger deck of the shuttle from the Star Trek TOS. 

Aaron has done an exceptionally fine job finishing his 1/72 Dragon Su-24C Fencer.  Aaron has captured the mid '90's look of a Russian Air Force Su-24 perfectly.  Aaron used a combination of pre & post shading and other techniques with great success to create this stunning model.  Read his article for the full story. 

Olivier Barles has been busy getting everything look great on his 1/32 Special Hobby Mitsubishi A5M-2 "Claude".  Olivier did extra work while adding the wings to get his model looking correct.  Also check out the custom made flag on the antenna mast, Olivier explains this in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18B Casper and His Bandit Ghosts decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This decal sheet features enough markings for three complete aircraft from the Rough Raiders of VFA-125. Whites, Greens and Grays are all on this monster packed sheet!! 

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju 88A-4 interior S. A. photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-60 - AA-8 Aphid missile from Zactomodels


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8E Crusader Pitot Tube from QuickBoost

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss R3C-1/C-2 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit includes 2 different sets of markings.


Wednesday,   July 4  2012

 United States of America Independence Day 

Happy July 4th to all the Americans....at home and abroad.  Have a great 4th everyone!!!

K Diamond is here to honor the fourth with his 1/48 Fujimi F-14A.  Keith dressed up the cockpit with a resin True Details cockpit and rescribed some of the panel lines and then finished off his Tomcat in the markings of  VF-33 Starfighters.  It's a sharp looking Tomcat Keith.

Lee, Seok Joo has done an exception job on the 1/32 Special Hobby P-39D Airacobra.  Seok Joo added extra scrathbuilt details to a variety of areas on his fighter and then added further detail with Eduard’s Big-Ed photo etch set.  The stunning decals are from Zotz Decals.

Mark Doherty is here with a classic American jet to mark this special day.  This is Mark's big 1/32 Tamiya F4J Phantom with added details from an Eduard cockpit, Aires afterburner cans, CAM decals, and Quickboost ejector seats and FOD covers.  Mark used a very smart technique for accenting his panel lines and rivet detail and then finished it off with some famous MiG-killer markings.  

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18C VFA-83 Hellcats to Hornets decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features two sets of options with enough markings for one complete jet make up this colorful sheet for the Rampagers from VFA-83.  The most colorful markings represent the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of VFA-83.

This decal sheet is currently on sale for $3.00 

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 RAF/RN Pitot tube Long from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F6F Hellcat Exhaust from QuickBoost These exhausts are designed for the Dragon kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 M61 A1 Vulcan - Six-barrelled rotary cannon from Master.  Used on most of the modern US aircraft:  F-104, F-105, F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18 and other.

Tuesday,    July 3  2012

 Belarus Independence Day 

No update today.

Monday,    July 2  2012
Angelo M Picardo has done a high amount of extra detailing to his 1/32 Revell F4U Corsair.  Angelo rescribed the raised panel lines and then added a Verlinden  cockpit, resin engine from Teknics plus aftermarket undercarriage bays and flaps.  Eduard's etch set provided the cowl flaps, and also provided detail for the the wing root intakes.  Then Angelo gave his big Corsair the full weathering job....beautifully done Angelo.  

Aaron joins us from down under with his stunning 1/48 Academy Sukhoi Su-27B Flanker.  Aaron wanted to create a Flanker from the '90's in one of those very attractive blue camo schemes.  Aaron dressed up the cockpit with a resin seat and added a fine brass pitot tube and then finished it all off with markings from Hi Decal.  check out the paint job.....the different shading effects look quite realistic.

Konley Kelley joins us today with something very special.  This is his a B-24A Liberator 'Diamond Lil' in 3D.  This is the same Liberator flown by the CAF (which Konley is a member of)....he's included some great photos of his 3D model as well as the real aircraft flown by the CAF including the B-29 FIFI.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16A/C/D Press to Test Vipers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features F-16's used in Test programs.  The ACAT Auto-Collision test aircraft as well as two of the AFFTC photo/safety chase aircraft are represented on this sheet. The F-16D is a Block 50 jet while the orange/white aircraft are single seat, Block 15OCU and Block 25 aircraft.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F6F-5 interior S. A. Weekend photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-37 Dragonfly Gun Barrels from QuickBoost These are designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CF-188 'Hornet' Symmetrical markings decal sheet from WINTERVALLEY.  This new decal sheet provides markings and stencils for Canadian Armed Forces CF-188's (CF-18 'Hornets') as seen in the 1980s and during the first Gulf War. 


July 1  2012

 Burundi Independence Day 

 Canada  Day 

 Rwanda Independence Day 

ARC Armor was updated today in honour of Canada Day - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Here's some articles to celebrate Canada Day!!!

Shawn Weiler begins Canada day with a huge article he calls Hive Of Hornets.  Shawn has included PILES of Canadian Hornets in his article.  Amazing job on these Shawn.....you've outdone yourself.


Dmitriy Shapiro is here with his brightly coloured  1/144 Revell RCAF 20th Anniversary CF-18A Hornet.  Yup....this is a 1/144 model in the coolest CAF Tiger schemes ever used. 


Franck Oudin is here to honour Canada Day with his 1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane done up in markings for a Canadian Ace.  Franck's Hurricane is finished in decals produced by  IPMS - Canada a number of years ago.  Nice one Franck.


Emil Varosi joins us with his 1/72 Hasegawa '91 Tiger Hornet in the classic Tiger scheme.  Emil has some very helpful info in his article if you also want to build this jet with the decals from Leading Edge Models.