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Sunday,  Nov 30  2014

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day


Saturday,  Nov 29  2014

Albania Liberation Day


Friday,  Nov 28  2014

Mauritania Independence Day

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with quite the good looking 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter.  Shawn added some Eduard photo etch to improve the detail on his Starfighter and then finished it in an early Canadian partial baremetal scheme.  This one is quite the looker Shawn.

Jens Gerber dropped by the  Deutschland ARC Corporate Office today with his 1/48 Eduard Profi Fw 190 A8.  Jens built his 190 in a late war scheme for a fighter with JG 300 JŘterborg in December 1944.  Jens got this well detailed Eduard 190 looking excellent and the paint work is exceptionally well done.

Kees Kuyper is here with another of his very creative "what-if" models.  This is a long range German WW2 bomber based on a B-29 model kit with plenty of design changes to make it look more like a Luft '46 bomber design.  I like the look of this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 He 219 Uhu 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 1/32 F-14 Tomcat Fuel Tank Pylons from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Dornier Do 217 Exhaust resin set from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Pro Modeller / Monogram / Revell kit.


Thursday,  Nov 27  2014 

  Thanksgiving Day 

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all the Americans.  Enjoy your time with family and friends.

L.C. Chan is here with a very interesting model today.  This is the 1/48 Hasegawa F-22A 'Starscream' with custom made markings for one of the Decepticon in the Transformer movie.  Wow....you really have to see the detail in the markings on this very special F-22.  

Gerd Wilcken is here with his excellent looking 1/72 Airfix Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8.  Gerd chose a great looking green/gray/green camo pattern and finished it off using Authentic Decals.  I like the look of this 190.

Sean Langley has been very busy super detailing his 1/48 Heller Mirage 2000C.  Sean used a resin cockpit, canopy, control surfaces and wheels from Pavla and detail items from Master on this project and then poured in time and patience on his part to end up with a first class model of this older Heller kit. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15 Gun barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3/5 Tail cone set from CMKThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Pratt-Read LNE-1 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit includes markings for 4 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Jaguar A cockpit set from NeomegaThis set is designed for the Kittyhawk kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 26  2014 
Adriano Souza is here today with one very eye catching 1/48 Academy SU-27 SMK Flanker.  Adriano used Begemot Demo Flankers decals and some very skillful painting to get his Flanker looking just right.  This one is a beauty.

Victor De Jesus is here with his first biplane and what an exceptional job he did.  This is the big 1/32 Hobbycraft Sopwith F-1 Camel finished in all the delicate looking splender that this classic fighter was famous for.  Victor made wood grain decals and then carefully applied them to the wooden parts to get a very high level of  realism.  His finished model is a treat to see.....it's hard to believe it's been about 100 years since the Sopwith Camel took to the air over the trenches of the Western Front.

Chris Parsons has put quite a bit of effort into building his 1/32 Dragon Bf 110 G Night fighter.  Chris converted the Dragon Bf 110 D to a G Night fighter using the Large Scale Conversions resin set and added the highly detailed radar antenna from Master.  This build involved plenty of effort and the paint job certainly looks like the real aircraft.  A perfect job Chris.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38J Lightning Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mirage IIIE/R/5/BA resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Heller kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8 Avenger gun tip and Pitot Tube from Master.


Tuesday,  Nov 25  2014

Suriname Independence Day


Monday,  Nov 24  2014
Gustavo Antonelli starts today with  of of the aircraft made famous during WW1.  This is his 1/72 Heller LFG Roland C.II with quite a few scratchbuilt details to the cockpit area that greatly improve the detail on this classic kit.  Gustavo also added two crew figures to add further realism to his biplane.

Andrea De Tora is here from Italy with a very special 1/72 Italeri Eurofighter 2000.  Andrea finished this Typhoon a one of the prototypes as it appeared at an airshow in Italy.  Andrea added intake covers along with covers on some of the flying surfaces. 

Tigre del Aire dropped by the ARC Corporate Offices in Colombia with this beautifully done 1/72 ICM I-16 Type 24.  This I-16 was finished with custom made markings for a Chinese fighter that bravely battled the Japanese in the skies over China.  It's good to see an I-16 in Chinese markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 EH-101 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Swordfish Mk.I exhaust exhaust from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk IX tubular exhausts from UltracastThis set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Saturday,  Nov 22  2014

Lebanon National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1914
  • The First Battle of Ypres ends the Race to the Sea. The Germans are prevented from reaching Calais and Dunkirk.  October 19ľNovember 22

Friday,  Nov 21  2014 
WW1 Events - this date in  1914

Jens Gerber is here with his beautifully finished 1/48 Eduard Hellcat Mk.II.  Jens made his antenna wire from stretched sprue and finished his Hellcat with a flawless weathering job.  This one is a beauty.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his sharp looking 1/72 R.V. Aircraft MiG-23UB.  Dragan  found the fit on this kit to be a challenge, but he was persistent and ended up with a great looking Polish MiG-23.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 He 177 Greif interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis 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 F-14 Intake Correction Set from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-47 Skytrain Exhaust from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Airfix kit. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Laister-Kauffman TG-4 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit has markings for 4 different US gliders.


Thursday,  Nov 20  2014

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

Shawn "phantom" Weiler begins today with his big beautiful 1/32 Revell F-4G Phantom #175.   Yup....this is Shawn's 175th Phantom on ARC.  Shawn used the CAM resin conversion to change the E into a G and SAC metal landing gear and finished it all off in a very attractive Euro paint scheme.  Beautifully done Shawn.


Kees Kuyper joins us today with his latest model.  This is Kees 1/72 Revell Focke Wulf TA-152H in classic late war luftwaffe camo.  Kees has included photos of some of his other luftwaffe model for you to enjoy.  I always enjoy seeing Kees latest model on ARC.


Robert-Jan Willekens has dropped by with his 1/48 Hasegawa/Hobbycraft Vought F4U-4 Corsair.  This is a kit bash between the Hasegawa and Hobbycraft kits with a resin cockpit.  Sounds like it was quite the challenge to build, well worth the effort though, it came out looking great.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt Gun Barrels from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109 G5 - G14, K armament set & Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104G Starfighter cockpit set from CMKThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Macchi MC.200 Saetta ( early) resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 19  2014

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 


Tuesday,  Nov 18  2014

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

 Anniversary of the first flight of the F/A-18 Hornet  1978

Mike Pattison is here with his big and very impressive 1/32 Revell Tornado ECR.  Mike chose Tiger stripes for his Luftwaffe Tornado.....this sure is one eye catching Tornado.

Edward A. Fuquay has finished the 1/48 Tamiya Douglas A-1J Skyraider.  Ed has given his Skyraider a full weapons load and sent in a variety of pics with his article. 

Gary Wiley has done a flawless job on his 1/48 Revell of Germany F-86D Sabre Dog (Early).  Gary used Alclad 2 to do the bare metal finish and when you see the photos, I know you will be impressed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Dornier Do 215 Exhausts from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the ICM kit


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4 Landing Gear Door Striping decal sheet from Furball Aero DesignThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk IX Flared Exhausts from UltracastThis set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Monday,  Nov 17  2014

S K Loh is here with the first of three of the tiny 1/144 Hornets.  Today he begins his Hornet Trio with his 1/144 Revell CF-18A Hornet in the famous Hornet Demo Bird markings.  This was without a doubt one of the most attractive paint schemes worn by a CF-18.  I love this tiny Hornet.


Ole A. Hoel combined parts from 3 kits to build his 1/72 Italeri Bf 110G-4.  Ole also added props from Quickboost to improve the detailing on this older kit.  Ole built his 110 as a nightfighter...complete with those delicate looking radar antennas and a flawless looking camo scheme.


Marlon Guevara has dropped by with his 1/72 Kopro Mi-8.  Marlon chose to finish his Mi-8 in Peruvian Navy markings using custom made decals.  Marlon added lots of details including wiper blades for the windshield.  Always good to see aircraft in markings from different countries. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 EF-2000 Typhoon Two-seater interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis 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 P-40E Warhawk Exhaust resin set from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mirage IV weighted wheels from Royale ResinThis set is designed for the Heller kit.


Sunday,  Nov 16   2014 
WW1 Events - this date in  1914
  • Bergmann Offensive, first military engagement in the Caucuses of the First World War.   November 2-November 16
  • Battle of Kolubara, Austro-Hungarians leave Serbia.   November 16-December 15

Saturday,  Nov 15  2014

Brazil Republic Day


Friday,  Nov 14  2014 
Gary Wiley has done a first class build on the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D.  Gary dressed up the cockpit with scratchbuilt seat belts and then wrapped everything up with a light weathering job.  This is one very good looking Mustang....beautiful work Gary.

Sertac Bayar did quite a bit of extra detailing on his 1/48 Heller RF-84F.  This is an older basic kit, but that didn't stop Sertac from adding cockpit details and exterior detailing along with cutting open the canopy to show off his wonderfully done cockpit detailing.  The choice of SEA camo looks excellent for his Turkish jet. 

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Gannet AS Mk1/4 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 C47 Skytrain Air Intakes from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Horten Ho IVa model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis kit has markings for 6 aircraft.


Thursday,  Nov 13  2014 

Chris Parsons has done an astounding job modifying and detailing and improving his 1/48 Revell/ Monogram Canso.  Chris used a resin nose to complete them masterpiece, then gave the finished model to a friend that worked on this exact aircraft and provided with Chris with so much research assistance.  Chris has included plenty of photos of his model in-progress. 


Duncan is here with a very rare helo model.  This is his 1/32 Kitech Blue Thunder complete with aftermarket decals and plenty of added detailing.  Duncan did an exceptional job detailing his Blue Thunder and he explains all this in his article and has plenty of in-progress photos.  It's good to see this Hollywood modified Gazelle helicopter come to life in Duncan's exceptional model.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 IL-2 Shturmovik control surfaces from AiresThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 ôThunderbirdö B-17G decal sheet from Mike Grant Decals.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Po-2 Landing Light and Venturi Tubes from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the ICM kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Intruder Intrusion decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.


Wednesday,  Nov 12  2014 
Bj÷rn Leichsenring has done a stunning job on the tiny 1/144 FeResin Hughes OH-6a Loach.  This is a resin kit and Bj÷rn rebuilt the cockpit with plastic and wire before going on to complete the rest of his tiny chopper with refinements to the rotor head and the landing skids.  Then Bj÷rn created a very realistic looking diorama base to display this gem.

Julio Abraham Toro dropped by the corporate office in Chile with his beautifully done 1/72 Hobbyboss Chance Vought F-4U-4 Corsair.  Julio added extra details to the exhausts and antenna before giving his Corsair a first class weathering job with his brush and airbrush.  This is a lovely example of a Korean War Corsair.

Ahson Aftab is here with a flawless looking 1/48 Academy F-86 Sabre finished off in Pakistan AF markings.  Ahson was very careful to capture all the fine details on this Sabre and finished it all off with an perfect bare metal finish.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-26B/C Marauder Engines from QuickBoostThis 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 Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - GAU-8 Avenger gun tip and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-51D Mustang Armament set from CMKThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-19PM resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Tuesday,  Nov 11  2014

Poland Independence Day  

      Veterans Day / Remembrance Day  

This Veterans Day / Remembrance Day I will be having coffee with my late Dad's friends...all Veterans...as the clock strikes 11am.  I hope you all have a special time marking this 100 year anniversary for the start of the Great War.

WW1 Events - this date in  1914

Greg Kerry is here with a very special action packed diorama.  This is Greg's 1/72 Revell Hurricane IIc & Matchbox Vehicles in a scene from North Africa.  It is quite the scene and Greg's Hurricane even has a spinning prop to complete the effect.  Enjoy the photos....this one looks spectacular from any angle.

Carmel J.Attard is here with the new tooling 1/72 Airfix Folland Gnat T Mk1.  Carmel added a Pavla resin cockpit and then went on to give his British trainer quite the eye catching bright paint job.  It's a special treat to see Carmel's Gnat on ARC today.

Robert-Jan Willekens is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa/Hobbycraft Vought Corsair II.  Robert-Jan combined 2 kits to make his British Corsair and then added a resin cockpit and resin wheels before giving her the paint and markings for a Corsair in the north Atlantic.   I love the weathering on this one. 

No product articles out of respect for Veterans Day / Remembrance Day

Lest we forget.  


Monday,  Nov 10  2014

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

The United States Marine Corps adopted Semper Fidelis as its official motto in 1883 (Semper Fidelis is also the title of the official musical March of the Marine Corps).  Translated from Latin, Semper Fidelis means "Always Faithful."

Mike Pattison is here with his big colorful 1/32 Italeri F-86 Sabre from the Korean War.  Mike did the stunning bare metal finish using foil in different shades and finished his Sabre with some excellent noseart.  This one is a beauty and I know you will enjoy every photo.

Olivier Barles is here with his 1/32 Family Portrait: the Mitsubishi Fighters Family.  Olivier has included 4 models in this article.....all are Mitsubishi Fighters....which is a special treat to see.  Olivier has given them weathering to give his fighters a very realistic look.

Creighton Henthorn Jr. has dropped by with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4C Skyhawk.  Creighton has done some beautiful detail painting on his A-4 and given in a  weapons load to boot. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F4U-1A Corsair interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Tamiya kit

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw-190A-2 / A-6 Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AH-1G Part 2: Snakes with New Skins decal sheet from Fireball ModelworksThis decal sheet  includes markings for 4 different 1/32 AH-1G Cobras from 3 different countries.  This decal sheet is also available in 1/48 and 1/72.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk IX Cockpit Door with crowbar & fittings from UltracastThis set is designed for the Eduard Spitfire Mk IX kit.


Sunday,  Nov 9  2014

Cambodia Independence Day

    Remembrance Sunday   

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

WW1 Events - this date in  1914 

Saturday,  Nov 8  2014

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day


Friday,  Nov 7  2014 
WW1 Events - this date in  1914  

Dragan Cvetic starts today's update with his very attractive looking 1/144 Eduard MiG-21 BIS.  Dragan  added seatbelts to the cockpit and them chose the desert camo for an Iraqi MiG.  WOW...I love the look of this one.

Phil Golding is here with his highly detaIled 1/48 Tamiya Heinkel He219A-7.  Phil added the extensive detail set from Aires and then took his consider talent to turn his He-219 into a stunning show stopper.  This is one very amazing looking model of this sleek looking Luftwaffe aircraft.

Darius Aibara is here with his eye catching 1/48 Tamiya Douglas A1-H Skyraider.  Darius folded the wings and  dressed his awesome looking Skyraider in the markings for a US Navy.MiG 17 Killer.  The folded wings and bright markings certainly make this one very attractive model.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-26B/ C interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories 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 1/48 Lavochkin La-5 control levers from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Zvezda kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo) cockpit set from SBS Model This set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 De Havilland DH.112 Venom J-33 decal sheet from Maestro ModelsThis decal sheet is designed for the Maestro Models and the Frog/Novo kits and includes markings for 6 Swedish aircraft.


Thursday,  Nov 6  2014 
WW1 Events - this date in  1914 
  • Fao Landing, British and Indians besiege the fortress at Fao.   November 6

Didier Mayeur joins us today with Didier's first article on ARC.  This is a 1/72 Hasegawa RAAF Bristol Beaufighter MK21 with light weathering and multi-shaded panel painted on the upper surfaces to show the sun fading experienced by these Aussie Beaufighters during WW2.  Didier also added Eduard photo etch seat belts to dress up the cockpit detailing.  Welcome to ARC Didier!!!

Sergei Galicky has been working off and on for 2 years on his 1/48 KP Su-17M4.  He's from Russia and has done a pile of work to get his SU-17M4  looking just right.  Enjoy!! 

Ewart Yong is here with his highly detailed 1/48 Accurate Minatures TBF-1C Avenger.  You'll see it has folded wings and opened up panels......go to Ewart's article and enjoy his Avenger. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Douglas C-47 Skytrain propeller w/tool from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Typhoon IB control surfaces from Aires.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 DFS Kranich model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 N1K2 Shiden Kai detail set (2 in a pack) from Griffon.


Wednesday,  Nov 5  2014

 Guy Fawkes Day 

WW1 Events - this date in  1914   
  • Von Lettow-Vorbeck's German colonial forces defeat the British at the Battle of Tanga, German East Africa.  November 3ľNovember 5
  • France and the United Kingdom declare war on the Ottoman Empire.  November 5

Tigre del Aire joins us from warm and sunny Colombia with his 1/72 Airfix F-7 Airguard Uruguayan Air Force, "what if...".   This model was built with help from his friend in Uruguay


Robert-Jan Willekens joins us with his 1/48 Vought F4U-1 Corsair.  Robert-Jan finished his Corsair in USMC markings an added weathering to give his Corsair a more realistic look.


Sacha Columberg is here with 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190D-9.  this is one of the red bottomed Dora's used to guard airbases in the later stages of WW2.  Always good to see a Dora.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju 88C-6 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  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 1/48 Dornier Do 215 propellers with tool from QuickBoost.  This set is designed for the ICM kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 North American RA-5C Vigilante Pitot Tube & AOA probe from Master.


Tuesday,  Nov 4  2014

  Italian Armed Forces Day 

Andrea De Tora is here on this special to with A Tribute to the Italian Armed Forces.  Andrea has included a wonderful variety of models in Italian markings.  Wow....this is quite the display.  It's good to see Italian models on the ARC homepage.

Juan Ramon Garcia has combined 3 kits and aftermarket detail items to create his 1/48 kitbash Mirage III CJ.  Amazing he got it finished.  And to think some people complain about kits not fitting well.  Juan has proved what can be done by a determined modeler.  


Marlon Guevara is here with his 1/72 Airfix AT-27 Tucano, which he finished up in a shark mouth scheme to replicate a AT-27 used in the anti- Drug war. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Vb propeller w/tool propeller from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner Cone from UltracastThis set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Monday,  Nov 3  2014

Panama Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1914   

Just a partial update today...my main ARC computer has died and I'm busy getting a new computer configured and moving files from the old machine.

Tanel Kask is here with a very rare model today.  This is the first model he built ..ever.  He was 6 at the time and this is his 1/40 Krugozor Yak-18P.   I'm quite impressed....I wasn't building this good at 6 and I don't have any models from my childhood.

Kelly Quirk is here with his 1/48 Monogram F-105D Thunderchief.  When I first saw the pics of this one I thought it was the 1/32 kit.  To my surprise this is the old 1/48 Monogram kit....way to go Kelly.  

Fancherello has finished his 1/32 Hasegawa 109 G-6.  Fancherello really enjoys building this kit.....he's built a few of these 109's already.  this one is a beauty like all his others.

Saturday,  Nov 1  2014

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November


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