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Monday,  Oct 31  2016

  Happy Halloween everyone!!!

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Binding Leo starts today with his awesome looking 1/48 Trumpeter PLA J-7G Fighter (MiG-21).  This is actually the latest most advanced version of the MiG-21 and this stunning model even includes noseart.  It was a treat to see this beauty and the weathering job.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here to add a splash of colour with his Flying Banana.  This is a very special Piasecki H-21 that is modified for water landings with resin balloons and decals from Belcher Bits.  This is one very cool project.

Ahson Aftab joins us today with a flawless looking bare metal 1/48 Academy F-86 Sabre in Pakistani markings.  Ahson tells the history of the Sabre in the PAF and his Sabre came out looking great with all those stencils and a very cool weapons load.  The helmet on the wing is a very nice touch.

Steve Norton has done a stunning job weathering his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair.  Steve used a very popular paint chipping technique that gave him a well weathered look.  Steve also varied his shades of paint to further enhance the weathering.  Check out this beauty, it is a joy to see.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This set compliments the Deluxe Brass Assist Rolling Set without duplicating any of the all metal roller set included with the Brass Assist.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 GBU-10 Paveway I laser guided bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  Oct 30  2016   
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Saturday,  Oct 29  2016

Turkey Republic Day

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Friday,  Oct 28  2016

Czech National Day

Greece National Day

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Shows this weekend include:

Giannis Doxas has done an amazing jog detailing his 1/48 Italeri F-1CG Mirage for the Greek National Day.  Giannis detailed the cockpit and gear bays as well as opening a variety of bays and access panels to show the detail hidden in his Mirage.  After all his spectacular detailing, he then turned his exceptional talent to the painting and weathering of this Hellenic beauty....wow...I love every photos of this jewel.

Ermanno Bonafin is here with his 1/48 Gallery Models UH-34D Marines as it appeared before a tragic accident in Vietnam in 1967.  Ermanno did a very fine job detailing his UH-34 before giving it a beautifully shaded weathered look.  Every area of this model looks completely realistic.  Quite amazing work Ermanno. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 GBU-10 Paveway II laser guided bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SAAB J32 Lansen interior detail set from Maestro Models.


Thursday,  Oct 27  2016

Saint Vincent and the Grenaidines Independence Day

Turkmenistan National Day

Ecuadorian Airforce Day

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Mick has been a long time member on the ARC forums and today I am pleased to show you his first model in the ARC gallery section.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-14A Sundowners "Miss Molly" finished to an excellent level.  Mick is very modest in his article....wait until you see the cockpit photos and his panel line weathering looks fantastic.  I hope to see more of Mick's models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to the ARC homepage Mick...it's a beautiful Tomcat!!!

Paul Coppin is here with the first Dornier Do-215 on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Revell Do 215 B-5 finished in night fighter colors complete with nose radar antennas.  Paul used Eduard photos etch and used a shading technique on his black upper wings to give them an more engaging look.  To really add some detail he removed one of the engines covers to exposed a fully detailed engine.  This is a sharp looking model of this cool looking night fighter.  Beautifully done Paul.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-21F resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla Models.

Wednesday,  Oct 26  2016

Austria National Day

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Thomas Brückelt starts today with the final addition to his Lippisch-fighter-projects collection.  This is his 1/72 Vami Models Lippisch P.01-116 (1939) with added interior and exterior detailing and finished in an early war test aircraft scheme.  It is quite the stubby little jet aircraft and a very interesting addition to ARC.  Well done Thomas.

Peter Kormos did an outstanding job adding subtle weathering to his 1/48 Italeri P-40M. Peter added detail to the cockpit and landing gear bays with a variety of scratchbuilt parts and then added scratchbuilt gun barrels and rivets to his P-40 before giving the exterior a wash and weathering.  I love the colourful Brazilian markings on this flawless metal fighter.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 BAE Systems Hawk 100 series - Pitot Tube from Master.


Tuesday,  Oct 25  2016

Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war

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Luqmanul Hakim is here with a super detailed 1/700 USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. I was surprised this carrier was 1/700...the detail is more suitable for 1/350.  And yes there are Jolly Rogers Tomcats launching with stream coming off the catapult and tiny deck crew and so much more.  And the water is very realistic.  Enjoy all the photos.

Vitor Hugo Sousa has done some stunning painting and weathering on his 1/48 Wingman Alphajets.  This is Part 2 of his article and today he shows you how he did the amazing painting and weathering on his 2 Portuguese jets. Vitor is very skilled when it comes to finishing his models.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Luftwaffe Pilot Heads 1939-1945 from Ultracast.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Angle of Attack (AOA) Probes from Royale Resin.


Monday,  Oct 24  2016

Zambia Independence Day

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Vitor Hugo Sousa has been very busy detailing his two 1/48 Wingman Alphajets.  This is Part 1 of his article and Part 2 will run tomorrow.  Vitor opened panels and added interior detail to a variety of areas include avionics bays, cockpit and the engines and more.  Vitor has included a wonderful selection of in-progress photos that shows how he created all this amazing detail.  Both jets are Portuguese Alphajets are wearing very different paint schemes.  Enjoy and check back tomorrow for Part 2.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler did a stellar job on his 1/48 Italeri CH-147 Chinook "D" finished as a Canadian Chinook that served in Afghanistan.  Shawn had a very creative way to add the large engine intake filters that were fitted to the Chinooks in Afghanistan.  It's good to see this one on ARC Shawn.

Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool  is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/48 UB-16 rocket launchers from Eduard Model Accessories.  These were used on the L-39, Yak-28/38, MiG-21/23/27, Su-7/17/20/22.


Sunday,  Oct 23  2016    
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Saturday,  Oct 22  2016    
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Friday,  Oct 21  2016

  Somalia National Day 

Trafalgar Day - Royal Navy Anniversary

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Shows this weekend include:

Andreas Gordes has taken the 1/48 Trumpeter EKA-3B Skywarrior and built it to a very high standard.  This kit is well detailed and Andreas detailed every area of his Skywarrior and then finished it off his jet as a USN bird with colorful markings and a flawless full weathering job which is important on USN aircraft.

Thomas Brückelt joins us from Germany with 3 of his 1/72 Airmodel Products Grunau Baby IIb.  Thomas is a glider pilot and he chose to build some of the gliders he has enjoyed in-flight. Thomas added pilots and even repositioned the flight controls surfaces to match what the aircraft was doing.  It's great to see these gliders on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104 exhaust nozzle early style from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-21UM resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla Models.


Thursday,  Oct 20  2016    
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Andrew Johnson begins today with a  beautiful airfield diorama of his 1/72 Airfix Matador refueller and Lancaster BII.  Andrew reworked his refueller to improve the detail in the cab as well as the exterior.  He then posed it next to his RAF Lancaster on an airfield in England during WW2.  It's great to see his refueler and Lancaster on ARC.  This is Andrew's 5th article on ARC...well done Andrew.

P.B. is here with his second model and this is one VERY cool 1/48 Italeri V-22 Osprey with what-if markings and mods.  P.B. added a chin mounted cannon and finished his Osprey in digital Desert camo for a British SAS team.  P.B. explains the model in better detail in his article.  I love the digital desert camo and the modified figures.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 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 1/48 P-38M Lightning .50 cal Brownings and 20mm cannon tips from Master.


Wednesday,  Oct 19  2016    
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Mike Muth starts today with a very unique flying boat with 2 hulls.  Mike tells the story of this pre-war Italian aircraft that visit Chicago Expo in 1933.  This is Mike's 1/96 Glencoe Savoia-Marchetti SM-55X finished in white and red and displayed in-flight.  This is one wild looking flying boat and Mike tells the story of a 2000 year old column that was a gift from Mussolini and now sits quietly in a  Chicago park.  A very enjoyable article Mike.

Gianni Cassi has spent much time detailing his 1/48 Italeri UH-1D. Gianni detailed the interior and exterior including the engine which is beautifully displayed.  Gianni then chose a very good looking USN orange paint scheme on a Max Decals sheet.  I really like this orange chopper.  

Here's a product article for the 1/48 IAI Kfir C7 cockpit set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Luftwaffe Pilot Heads 1939-1945 from Ultracast.


Tuesday,  Oct 18  2016    
No update today.  Drop by the ARC Forums and catch up on things there.

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Monday,  Oct 17  2016   
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Rocket 500 joins us today for the first time with this outstanding 1/48 ESCI F-4J Phantom.  Rocket 500 added a resin cockpit and a variety of photo etch to enhance all the detail and then added scratchbuilt detail to the wheelbays.  The final work was a stunning weathering job that was finished with Jolly Rogers markings using aftermarket decals.  Welcome to ARC Rocket 500....it's a beautiful F-4.

Eric Hargett has excelled on the bare metal finish on his 1/48 Classic Airframes Messerschmitt BF 109A.  Eric gave his 109A added weathering and finished it as a Luftwaffe aircraft during the Spanish Civil War.  Eric got everything looking perfect on this one including the multi-shaded bare metal finish.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small ShopThis is Extra Foil for the Nutter Set - 6" x 6".  Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104 Exhaust Nozzle late style from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the pro model Hasegawa and Eduard kits.


Sunday,  Oct 16  2016   
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Saturday,  Oct 15  2016    
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Friday,  Oct 14  2016

Anniversary of X-1 Supersonic Flight - Oct 14 1947

No update today, I was busy getting the new ARC Facebook group set up.  There is also a permanent link in the top banner.  Check it out and join the group.  Then post pics of your models or model shows etc.  The goal of the ARC Facebook Group to to compliment ARC....add to ARC.  

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Shows this weekend include:

Thursday,  Oct 13  2016

US Navy's birthday

The ARC Forums are fully repaired....spread the word.

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Patrick Vossenberg added photos etch to the cockpit and exterior of his 1/72 Hasegawa AH-1S Cobra.  Patrick also scratchbuilt many detail to create his Israeli Cobra.  His painting and weathering job is first class.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with A couple 1/72 Hobby Craft CF-100 Canucks and a third CF-100 he restored for a CF-100 pilot.  All 3 models were completed for this pilot and I'm sure he will be quite pleased when he sees them.  Shawn is a good guy and does things like this regularly.  

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38 Lightning early armament from Master.


Wednesday,  Oct 12  2016

Bali Bombing Terrorist Bombing in Nightclub Bali, Indonesia (2002)

Spain National Day

Equatorial Guinea National Day

No update today.  I was quite busy last evening working on getting the red warning page removed from the ARC forums.  It appears the warning page has been removed by Google after they check the ARC forums and found they were clean.

 The ARC discussion forums are up and running and things are settling in quite well.  If you are having problems logging into the forums than please e-mail me.


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Tuesday,  Oct 11  2016  
The ARC discussion forums are up and running and things are settling in quite well.  If you are having problems logging into the forums than please e-mail me

I will be working to remove the warning page, but it is not a quick or easy process, but I will get it removed when I can.  Certain browsers have more of a problem with the warning page and for me Firefox works well but I am aware other browsers also work to access the forums. 


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Mike Muth has a passion for WW1 era aircraft and today I'm pleased to show you his 1/32 Wingnut Wings Pfalz D.IIIa.  Mike chose a very unique looking paint scheme using Pheon Decals and got every detail looking perfect on his big beautiful late war German fighter.

Dragan Cvetic has done a huge amount of work on his great looking 1/72 Zvezda MiG-29 9.13 Soviet VVS.  Dragan rescribed the panel lines and scratchbuilt cockpit details and finished it all off in a beautifully done Soviet camo scheme.  Wonderful work Dragan.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 500 lb. MC Mk III, WWII British General Purpose Bombs from Ultracast.


Monday,  Oct 10  2016

Canada Thanksgiving Day   

Fiji National Day

Republic of China National Day 

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all the Canucks!!  Enjoy your time with family.

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Paulo Castro usually builds 1/72, but today he is here with his outstanding 1/48 Airfix Spitfire MK XII.  This is Paulo's 3rd model on ARC and he built this gem out of the box and finished it with an exceptional weathering job as you will see in his photos.  I love the engine oil stains on the underside of this Spitfire. 

Daniel Colombi joins us today with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/35 Dragon UH-1H Huey II which was modified from a UH-1D by reworking the interior and cockpit before the engine covers were opened to show off his scratch built engine detail.  The main rotor was scratchbuilt and it was finished in custom made decals.  This is one great looking Huey and the photos show Daniel's highly skilled work.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Lewis Mk.III WW1 Gun from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  Oct 9  2016

Uganda Independence Day

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Saturday,  Oct 8  2016

Croatia Independence Day

India - Indian Air Force Day

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Friday,  Oct 7  2016    
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Shows this weekend include:

Christos Papadopoulos has done an exceptional job detailing and painting his 1/32 Eduard Bf 109E.  Christos gave his Emil photo etched details and finished it off in the great looking early war camo scheme complete with the perfect amount of weathering.  This 109 is a treat to see.....I enjoyed every photo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104 undercarriage early wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Eduard F-104G kit.


Thursday,  Oct 6  2016    
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Scott Pasishnek did a dynamite job on his 1/72 Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1.  Scott enhanced the cockpit with foil seatbelts and added a scratchbuilt pitot tube and antenna wire and landing lights before turning his skills to applying a flawless camo paint job with a gentle weathering job.  His eye catching Defiant is displayed on a grassy diorama base complete with wheel tracks.  Beautiful looking Defiant you built Scott.

P. B. has created something unique and interesting.  This is his 1/48 Revell MQ-9 Reaper UAV finished as a Swedish Air Force drone flying with United Nations markings as it protects peace keepers on patrol.P.B. explains the build process and how this UN drone was completed.  Pretty cool looking drone P.B.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Modern Cockpit Dataplate and Warning decals from airscale.  This is a full-colour cockpit set that covers the many labels found on modern cockpit side consoles and includes a full range of warning placards as found on European and US Ejector seats and hazard markings found throughout the cockpit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Vickers Wellington Mk.IC resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Oct 5  2016   
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Rogerio Mota joins us with his beautifully finished  1/48 ICM Beech C-45 FAB.  Rogerio did a fine job detailing the engines and scratchbuilding the wheel bays and improving the control surfaces.  His bare metal finish looks excellent and I love the Brazilian markings.

Dragan Cvetic dressed up the cockpit of his 1/72 Revell JAS-39 D Gripen with seat belts and added a pitot tube.  Then he selected a lo-vis finish and expertly completed it with a flawless weathering job. His finished model looks perfect from every angle.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 modern Sukhoi jets Static dischargers from Master.


Tuesday,  Oct 4  2016

  Rosh Hashana ends (Jewish New Year) 

Lesotho National Day

No update today.

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Monday,  Oct 3  2016

Germany National Day

  Irag National Day 

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Peter Kormos has done a first class job on his 1/48 ICM P-51D.  Peter combined parts from different kits as well as aftermarket items further detail and complete his Mustang.  Peter gave his Mustang the perfect amount of weathering and noseart to complete this beauty. 

Mohammad Adl joins us today with his latest masterpiece.  This is his 1/72 AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin with full lighting including the cockpit and cargo area.  Mohammad gave his model a perfect weathering job for a Italian Navy chopper.  Mohammad has included a link to his youtube video showing the interior lights and flashing formation lights as well as the rotor blades spinning complete with realistic sound.  This certainly is very cool to see.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SSW D.III guns from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set include 4 guns in photo etch and resin.


Sunday,  Oct 2  2016

  Rosh Hashana begins (Jewish New Year) 

Guinea Independence Day

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Saturday,  Oct 1  2016

  People's Republic of China National Day

Cyprus Independence Day

Nigeria Independence Day

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