Homepage Text - February 2014

Friday,  Feb 28  2014 
Andreas Gordes gets things started in grand style today with this very special 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  Today is the 20th anniversary of Robert ‘Wilbur’ Wright’s aerial victories and Andreas tell the full story in this article.  Andreas added quite a few aftermarket items and finished this F-16 in the markings of Robert ‘Wilbur’ Wright’s F-16.  The photos look like the real jet.

lisec has done an exceptional job detailing and finishing the 1/72 Revell Horten Ho.229.  lisec added plenty of extra detailing to take this model to a whole new level and then displayed it in a  diorama in a very effective pose..

Busolini Massimo added a AIRES resin seat and Orpheus reconnaissance pod to his 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G Starfighter.  Busolini then put great effort into the painting and weathering to get his Italian F-104 looking perfect.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 TA-7 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mosquito Oil Radiators from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Boeing Model 40C model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes photo etch and markings for 4 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 "Fighter Group CF-18 Hornet" decal sheet from Leading Edge ModelsThis set is designed for the Hasegawa and Revell/Monogram kits


Here's a product article for the 1/72 OH-6A in Vietnam decal sheet from Fireball Modelworks.  This decal sheet features nine different Loaches used by the US Army in the last half of the Vietnam war.


Thursday, Feb 27  2014

Dominican Republic Independence Day

Kenan Turhan is here with his exceptionally done 1/48 Revell F-86F-40.  Kenan added plenty of extra detailing and got the bare metal finish and rivets looking perfect on his Korean era Sabre.  This is one sweet looking F-86.

S K Loh has added a huge amount of scratchbuilt detail to the rather simple 1/144 Zveda Ju-87 B-2 Stuka.  This is a tiny scale but that didn't stop SK from going all out in the detailing department.....and with great success I might add.  The markings are for WWII German Stuka ace Hans Ulrich Rudel.  I love how detailed it looks.

Kees Kuyper joins us with 2 of his Fantasy NASA Spacecraft.  Each one is posed on the moon and for an added bonus he has included a Lunar Rover.  I love the creativity Knees bring to ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F6F Hellcat wheels (type A) & paint masks from Aires.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38 Lightning Corrected Air Intake from QuickBoost This set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-101B Voodoo resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Revell kit.


Wednesday,   Feb 26  2014

Kuwait Liberation Day 

John Smalbrugge is here with 72 photos of the aircraft models at the recent IPMS Vancouver Fall Show 2013.  There was a fantastic selection of models including dioramas from every era of aviation history.  It looks like it was quite the show.

David Porter has taken the 1/32 Trumpeter A-10A Thunderbolt II to a whole new level of detail.  David combined after market set with parts from other kits and his own scratchbuilt details to create this exceptional Warthog.  This detail rich A-10 is a beauty from every angle.

Olivier Barles has done a gorgeous job detailing and finishing his 1/32 Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat.  Olivier added scratchbuilt detail to the engine, landing gear and cockpit as well as a vacu-formed canopy.  Olivier got everything looking perfect on his Hellcat including the noseart.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju 87G Stuka Propeller w/tool from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Academy kit. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models,


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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire F Mk. 22 exhausts and gun barrels from SBS ModelThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 BMW 003E WW II German jet engine from CMK.

Tuesday,    Feb 25  2014

Kuwait National Day

Dragan Cvetic has been busy rescribing his 1/72 Italeri Kfir C-2.  Dragan added scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit and finished it all off with a flawless paint job for an Israeli jet.  This one is a beauty.

Carmel J Attard is here with an aircraft that has a connection to Malta.  This is Carmel's 1/72 Contrail Vickers Vildebeest which he upgraded the cockpit with his own scratchbuilt details and then finished it off with a torpedo under it's belly.  Carmel tells the history of the Vickers Vildebeest  as well as what the fate was of the particular aircraft that his model represents.  I love the photos as well as the history in his article.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler built his 1/48 CF-104 Starfighter into the Canadian world record altitude attempt Starfighter.  Shawn did some mods to his CF-104 including a resin ejection seat and then finished it all off in a very clean bare metal finish.  It's very cool to see this aircraft as a model.  

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-4E interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the F-14A Tomcat VF-201 Hunters, AF100 / 160396 / 1998 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 F-4B/N/J/S US Navy pilot & operator w/ ejection seats from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-15 Ejection Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.


Monday,    Feb 24  2014

Estonia National Day

No update today.

Sunday,   Feb 23  2014

Brunei National Day

Guyana National Day

Friday,  Feb 21  2014 
Rob Tracz has gone to great lengths with his what-if RF-3C Stiletto.  Rob's Stiletto is a recon bird from the Vietnam war complete with SEA camo and even noseart.  Rob combined parts from different kits with a big dose of creativity to create this gem and I found his what-if historical account quite convincing.

Vitor Sousa has done quite the impressive job on his 1/72 Attack Squadron Kaman K-MAX.  This is a beautifully detailed resin kit that Vitor turned into a fine looking model of this unique helicopter.

Richard Spreckley  has done a lovely job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa Phantom FGR.  Richard dressed up the cockpit with a resin cockpit set from Aires along with Eduard photo etch with some added scratchbuilding on his F-4.  Richard then finished his Phantom as an RAF machine using Model Alliance decals.  This is a very impressive build.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-7 avionics bay photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hansa-Brandenburg W 20 "Beaching Trolley & Sawhorse" from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis detail kit is designed to be used with: CMR72-5005 Hansa-Brandenburg W 20 (2nd version) model kit from Czech Master Resin.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Royal Canadian Navy Sea Furies decal sheet from Mike Grant Decals.  This decal sheet features seven markings options for Canadian Sea Furies.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Exhausts, Early/Long Style from UltracastThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Thursday, Feb 20  2014 
Dragan Cvetic starts today with something new on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Plastic Fantastic Qaher 313 which is a resin kit that Dragan improved with a pitot tube, seatbelts and scribe panel lines.  This is a very good looking model of Iran's new Stealth fighter.  Excellent work Dragan.

Carmel J Attard is here with his very helpful and well written full build article for the 1/72 Rareplanes C-54 Skymaster.  Carmel is no stranger to the world of vac-u-formed kits and he had very high praise for this one.  His article is a treasure trove of information and his finished model is a joy to behold.  Beautiful and highly skilled work Carmel.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us from Canada with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom, #172 from Down Under.  Shawn added a resin cockpit and aftermarket Aussie decals to complete this beauty.  It's a rare and special treat to see an Aussie Phantom....well done Shawn.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Yak-1 Exhaust from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Eduard/Accurate Miniatures kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51D Mustang wheel bay from AiresThis set is designed for the Hobby boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SAAB J29A/B Tunnan canopy and wheel masks from Maestro Models This set is designed for the Tarangus kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-102A resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Meng kit.


Wednesday,   Feb 19  2014 
Tanel Kask gets things started in style with his 1/144 Attack Hobby Kits L-39C Albatros.  Tanel gave his jets some added details and very skilled masking to get these amazing paint schemes looking just right on these Estonian Albatros.  And yes these tiny models do have pilot figures.

Angelo M Picardo has gone to great effort to create his truly inspiring 1/32 Tamiya F-4 Phantom FGR2.  Angelo used a combination of aftermarket sets including an Aires cockpit plus his own highly skilled scratchbuilding skills to pull this big beautiful project together.  The British Phantoms have a wonder look all their own and this one would be the highlight in most display cases. 

Rod Bettencourt has taken the 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-22M3 Backfire to a whole new level.  Rod added the Armory Exhaust nozzles, Amodel Kh-22 (AS-4 Kitchen), Authentic Decals, Neomega cockpit, Mastercaster tires and then pulled the whole project together with his stunning weathering job.  This one looks very realistic from every angle.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-38 Lightning Horizontal Stabilizator from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Academy kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models. 


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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SAAB 29 Tunnan Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 HVAR Rocket 5 inch (3 pcs) from CMK.  These were the most common weapons used by US Air Force during WWII and Korean Conflict (for inst. P-47D, F-51, F-84G…). 


Tuesday,    Feb 18  2014

Gambia Independence Day 

Michael "Chewie" Choo overcame the fit issues on the 1/72 Revell F/A-18C to turn this into quite the attractive model in it's special markings.  This kit was not a walk in the park but Michael persisted and even posed it in-flight complete with a weapons load.

Orlando Arancibia R.  has mastered the fine art of painting and weathering on his 1/144 Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-34.  This is a tiny scale but you would never know that looking at this model.....the weathering is exceptional and the photos are first class.  I love the camo scheme on this Russian jet.

Ingo Geiger has done a fabulous job building and finishing his 1/32 Revell F-4F Phantom.  Ingo built this big Luftwaffe Phantom out of the box to a very high quality and took some wonderfully realistic photos of this 1/32 gem. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-7 Pitot Tubes from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Modelsvit kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SAAB 29 Tunnan Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 VFA-103 70th Anniversary Diamond Bones F/A-18F decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Exhausts, Short Style from UltracastThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Monday,    Feb 17  2014
Michael Callari III has created something quite unique for you to enjoy today.  This is his X-Wing Aggressor which is a X-Wing fighter wearing USAF Aggressor markings.  Michael dressed up the cockpit and cannons but it is the camo scheme that is the highlight of this what-if Sci-fi gem.

John Smalbrugge has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/32 Revell BAe Hawk T.1A.  This Hawk started as a Red Arrows bird that John added Eduard photo etch and converted it to a RAF 234 Sqn. 75th Anniversary aircraft with decals from Flightpath.

Steve Negley is here with 6 models that make up his “Century Series” of U.S. Jet Fighters.  Steve's display includes aircraft from the F-100 to the F-106 and of what a wonderful collection it is.  Some of these are the classic kits we knew from long ago.  Simply wonderfully done Steve.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Il-2m interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hobbyboss kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the F-14A Tomcat VF-114 Aardvarks, NH100 / 159608 / 1988 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 A-1 Skyraider Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Aces II Seat - Standard / Loose Harnesses from Sierra Hotel ModelsThis set is designed for the Tamiya/Kinetic F-16AM-CJ kits. 


Friday,  Feb 14  2014 
Rodrigo Rendon added a long list of detail items to his very impressive looking 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  Rodrigo pulled this whole project together with exceptional skill and then displayed it on a tarmac base for the perfect look.

Jean-Charles Goddet is here with something I know you will all enjoy.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Sukhoï Su-27S wearing a very special digital camo scheme from the 2012 Ukrainian Airshow season.  This is one very eye catching Flanker.

Dragan Cvetic has a skill for weathering I greatly admire.  This is his 1/72 Zvezda MiG-21bis in Serbian Air Force markings complete with some added details and a first class weathering job.  Beautiful work Dragan. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 E-2C interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SB2C Helldiver Engine from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Revel/Accurate Miniatures kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Seafire Mk.XV/F.17 "Folding Wings" set from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Buccaneer Combo Set from NeomegaThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Thursday, Feb 13  2014 
Richard Spreckley gets things started today with his first build since re-entering the hobby after 25 years and what an outstanding build it is.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Phantom FGR 2 dressed up with plenty of aftermarket sets including an Aires cockpit set.. Richard learned and mastered quite a few techniques with this build resulting in a first class model of a British Phantom complete in a diorama.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C in one of the best looking paint schemes ever worn by the F-16 using Twobobs decals.   Shawn was kind enough to include a photo of his 21 aggressor painted jets in his collection.

Carmel J. Attard joins us in style today with his 1/72 Airfix Jet Provost T Mk5.  Carmel used the Pavla cockpit detail set.and chose the Swords aerobatic team paint scheme using Modeldecal set No28.  Very nicely done Carmel. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Halifax B Mk.I/II Exhaust Type B from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Revell kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  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 1/32 SAAB JAS 39 Gripen Pitot Tubes & Angle Of Attack probes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Martin Baker Mk 3 ejection seat from PJ Production.


Wednesday,   Feb 12  2014 
No update today.

Tuesday,    Feb 11  2014

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

Alysson Cesar joins us from Brazil with a beautifully done 1/72 Hasegawa F-14A in VF-1 squadron markings.  Alysson got weapons from an Academy kit and finished it all off with aftermarket decals and a perfect weathering job.

Vince Pedulla is back with another of his Skyraiders today in his continuing and very interesting series.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya AD-6 Skyraider and is Part 4 in his 7 part series.  Today's Skyraider is beautifully weathered and wearing a briht paint scheme.  Very impressive work Vince.

Iván Aceituno C. is one of those highly skilled modellers from Chile and today we have the pleasure to see his 1/48 Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-24MK Fencer-D.  Iván  has skillfully added a massive selection of aftermarket detail items and finished his Fencer in a desert camo complete with weathering.  simply wonderful Iván.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-7 Air Scoops from QuickBoost This set is designed for the Modelsvit kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 WWII Japanese pilots (2 figures) from Jaguar.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 T-28B Trojan resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Roden kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 219A Armament set from CMKThis set is designed for the Revell kit.


Monday,    Feb 10  2014
Today I'd like to introduce you to a 3 new features that will be added to all Gallery articles on ARC.  At the bottom of each Gallery article will be 3 new links.
  • The first link will be to their Member page.  Their Member page will eventually show all their models on ARC and give you a link to their person website, their other gallery articles on ARC and also a  link to their ARC Forums page so you can PM them comments or questions are their model.  
  • The second link will be to all models of the same type of aircraft in the ARC Gallery section.
  • The third link will be to the ARC Forums "Today's Bird" sub-forum so you can leave compliments for models you saw on the ARC homepage.

Of course I have to add these links (1 by 1) to all 13,000 Gallery articles on ARC and as I do this.....the Member pages will really begin to fill out.  In the end there will be about 3500 member pages...so it is a big task......but I'll just keep doing it until it is all done.....but I do expect this to take 2 years or more to complete.


David Porter is here with his big, bold and beautiful 1/32 Tamiya F-15C Eagle MSIP II.  David carefully upgraded the big Tamiya kit to the modern version with goodies from Aires and Zactomodels and other sources, then he poured his heart and soul into his big Eagle.  I loved his article and his insight into getting the right shade of paint for the camo scheme is worth it's weight in gold.  This is a must see Eagle.

Phillip Steele has done a ton of scratchbuilding on his tiny 1/72 Revell Medicopter BK 117.  You have to read his article for all the details if the work he did, but the list is long and his work can be easily in his photos.  This Medical chopper was made famous on German TV.  Beautiful work Phillip.

Kenan Turhan is here with a truly eye catching 1/48 Academy MIG-29AS.  This is a Slovak Air Force jet wearing digital camo and I must say the paint work on the digital camo looks absolutely amazing.  Truly impressive Kenan.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51B Mustang interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the EA-6B Prowler VAQ-140 Patriots, AG500 / 163521 / 2013 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 Fw 190D-11/D-13 Air Intake from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51 Mustang Hamilton Standard Cuffed 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner from Ultracast This set is designed for the Tamiya P-51B-D kits - also fits Hasegawa P-51D kits.


Friday,  Feb 7  2014

Grenada Independence Day

Burt Gustafson had to put some extra effort into building his 1/48 HobbyBoss MIG-17 Fresco as a bare metal bird.  Burt had to get all parts fitting perfectly before he went ahead with the polished metal finish.  But his effort paid off handsomely with a flawless looking BMF on his Vietnamese MiG-17.  I'm impressed with the BMF Burt.

Polly Singh has done plenty of kit bashing on his 1/72 Blitz Models Pilatus PC 7 Mk II.  This is his 1/72 Indian Air force Pilatus PC 7 Mk II converted from Blitz Models PC-21 and then given a very strikingly colourful paint job.  Polly has quite the collection of Indian Air Force models to his credit.  I always enjoy seeing his latest model on ARC.

Sal has turned his 1/48 Hasegawa F-15A Eagle into a very sharp looking model.  Sal's skill at airbrushing and weathering really show well on his models and this F-15 is up to his usual high standards.  It is a treat each time he sends in photos of his latest model.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 BAC Lightning F.1A interior 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 US NAVY torpedo loading cart from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fairey Gannet AS.1 "Folding Wings" conversion set from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis can be used used in conjunction with CMR72-118 Fairey Gannet AS.1/AS.4/COD.4/T.2.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 USN CAG A-7E Corsair II decal sheet from Zotz Decals This decal sheet includes markings for 3 different aircraft.


Thursday, Feb 6  2014

New Zealand Waitangi Day

Mark L. Rossmann is here with another of his first rate articles.  This is his flawless looking 1/48 Testors / Fujimi A-6A as it appeared during the Vietnam was in the mid 1960's.  Mark is a historian at heart and his article continues his tradition here on ARC of providing us with the history behind each aircraft he builds.  It is always a treat to see your latest model here on ARC Mark.

Murli Rajan is here with his 1/72 Humbrol Hawker Hurricane MkIIc that was originally intended for the Indian Republic Day on Jan 26.  This is an Indian Air Force Hurricane built to a very high standard.  This is one very good looking Hurricane....well done Murli.

Kees Kuyper is here with his JAL passenger drone.  There's no doubt about it....this is one very cool design and a very well done model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sepecat Jaguar gun bay from Aires This set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 1/48 1/32 Gridiron Viper F-16C decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  

This decal sheet is on sale for $3...grab it while you can.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Jaguar A Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 219A Engine set from CMKThis set is designed for the Revell kit.

Wednesday,   Feb 5  2014

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

Louis Chang gets things started today in style with his exceptional 1/48 Hasegawa F-14D VF-2.  Louis added Aires resin detail sets along with scratchbuilt detailing to further improve the detail on his F-14.  He then gave his Tomcat a perfect weathering job to complete the look.  Excellent work Louis.

Richard Spreckley (RMCS) is here with a very rare and special 109.  This is his 1/48 Airfix Bf-109E wearing RAF markings as it was one of the captured Emils used by the British for flight evaluation.  Richard built his 109 out of the box and then gave it heavy weathering to match the historical photos of this captured 109.  A very cool built Richard. 

Alex Cimenti - CimaleX joins us today with 2 skyhawks from the Falklands/Malvinas war.  This is his 1/72 Airfix + Fujimi FAA A-4B Skyhawks duo wearing different markings for 2 aircraft that participated in that conflict 31 years ago.  Alex gives some very helpful information on the markings on his Skyhawks.  It's good to see Alex's latest models on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from ZactomodelsZactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles and missile pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14 Tomcat Air Intake Covers from QuickBoost This set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-111 Aardvark Pitot Tube from MasterThis set is suitable for any 1/72 F-111 Aardvark. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AV-8B Harrier wheels & paint masks from AiresThis set is suitable for any 1/48 AV-8B Harrier.


Tuesday,    Feb 4  2014

Sri Lanka Independence Day

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets things fired up today with his 1/48 Tamiya F-16N.  Shawn improved his USN Viper with Wolfpack intake and exhaust and finished it off with the excellent markings from the Two Bobs big aggressor sheet.

Carmel J. Attard is here with his very stylish 1/72 AZmodels Let L-200 Morava.  This is a multi-media kit that Carmel finished in the blue and white markings of a Bulgarian Air Force aircraft.  Carmel explains the tricks to building this model kit as well as what he did to get such good results.  I really like the lines of this aircraft and the blue and white scheme looks perfect. 

Dragan Cvetic is here with something new today.  This is his 1/72 Yumo G-4 Supergaleb in the markings for Republika Srpska.  Dragan  scratchbuilt the cockpit and opened the canopy to show off all the wonderful detail.  No doubt about it...this is one very good looking jet with just the perfect amount of weathering.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sukhoi Su-7 Gun Barrels from QuickBoostHere's a product article for the Modelsvit  kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SU-7U resin cockpit set with vacuformed canopy from Pavla ModelsHere's a product article for the Modelsvit kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Air Wing All Stars: Super Hornets Part 1 decal sheet from Furball Aero Design.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51 Mustang Hamilton Standard Cuffless 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner from UltracastHere's a product article for the Tamiya P-51D kits- also fits Hasegawa P-51D kits.


Monday,    Feb 3  2014
Alexis "axlefoley" Baligod II joins us from the Philippines today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Testors F-4G Wild Weasel finished to a very high level as you will see in his photos.  I'd like to welcome Alexis to ARC and extend an invitation to other members of the Davao Scale Modelers Society to join us here on ARC.  Salamat Alexis....welcome to ARC.....you F-4G looks fantastic.

Jean-Charles Goddet has picked some great looking markings for his 1/72 Hasegawa Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey.  Jean-Charles has a passion for the MV-22 Osprey as you will see in his article and photos.   This is one amazing looking Osprey model.

André Manzano joins us from Brazil with his 1/48 Revell AG EF-2000.  André added Eduard photo etch to the cockpit and then finished his RAF Typhoon with added details before giving it subtle weathering.  This Typhoon looks perfect from every angle.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 110C interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Dragon kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the E-2C Hawkeye 2000 VAW-113 Black Eagles, NK600 / 166504 / 2013 print from Deployment Productions20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Me 410 Exhausts from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Meng kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 S2F Tracker weighted wheels from Royale Resin This set is designed for any S2F Tracker kit.


Saturday,   Feb 1  2014

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Rwanda Heros Day