Homepage Text - August 2019

Saturday,  Aug 31  2019

Malaysia National Day

Trinidad and Tobago National Day

Thomas Ng is here to begin this special Malaysian National Day with his 1/48 Airfix Hawk Mk108 "25th Anniversary".  Thomas finished his Hawk with excellent weathering and great looking "Black Panther" Anniversary markings from Fishbone Decals.


Brian "Mr B" Param is also here from Malaysia with his beautifully done 1/48 Kinetic M-346.  I love the colours of the camo scheme on this M-346.


John Shum is here with his very nicely detailed 1/48 Italeri OH-13 Sioux.  John finished it in Malaysian markings with excellent results.


Ismail Baharuddin did an amazing job building his 1/48 Hobbyboss A-4PTM.  Ismail used a home made resin nose and other details to create this Malaysian jet.  Excellent work Ismail.  Welcome to ARC. 


John Shum is here with an Australian jet that served in Malaysia. This is his 1/48 Airfix Canberra B.20 with an excellent weathering job that show the s faded camo very well. 


Brian "Mr B" Param is here with three 1/48 Mikro Mir Hunting Percival Provost built as a big project to complete all 3 models.  Brian used custom made decals and checkers that were masked and painted, which is quite difficult to get right.  These 3 models look perfect.  


Nazaruddin Hashim has done a huge amount of scratchbuilding to create his 1/35 Trumpeter Su-30MKM "OVERHAULIN" diorama.  Sit back an enjoy the photos, they are a treat to see.


Thomas Ng detailed his 1/48 Frems MB-339AM using an Eduard detail set and completed it in jungle camo with amazing results. 


Thomas Ng has enjoyed building his 1/72 Hobbyboss Super Lynx 300 Mk 100 with NMA conversion.  He found the NazaModelArt (NMA) conversion set to be quite the good conversion set.  His finished model looks fantastic.


CK Loo has chosen an eye catching paint scheme for his 1/48 Airfix Hawk Mk108 "Panji Wira".  The markings for this great looking jet are from Fishbone decals and do look gorgeous.


HK Low has chosen hi-vis CO markings from F-4dableModel decals to finish his 1/48 Kinetic F/A-18DI enjoyed seeing this Malaysian markings on an F/A-18.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Aug 30  2019

Turkish Victory Day

Kyrgyz Republic National Day

Tolga Ülgür is here with a very interesting 1/32 Hasegawa P-40K Warhawk “Miss Wanna II”.  Tolga added detail parts to the cockpit and dressed up the exterior with a new pitot tube and gun sights and finished it with aftermarket decals.  I love the detailing and weathering Tolga did on his P-40.  


Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his big 1/32 Italeri CF-104 Starfighter finished in a very unique paint scheme.  Shawn dressed up the cockpit with an aftermarket seat.  A great looking RCAF Starfighter.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 29  2019

Slovakia National Day


Wednesday,  Aug 28  2019

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

Thomas Brückelt recently had a ride in a vintage P-51.  To remember the occasion he built a model of the exact aircraft using the 1/48 HobbyBoss P-51D Mustang & 1/43 Maisto Ford Mustang 1964.  Thomas has included a link to his flight video and explains the whole build process in his article.  I envy him.


Dragan Cvetic is here with his excellent looking Hawker Hunter.  Dragan used the 1/72 Xtrakit Hawker Hunter T.MK8 which does build into a great looking model in the skilled hands of a modeller such as Dragan.  Markings are for the Royal Navy, which is very pleasing to see. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-60 - AA-8 Aphid missile from Zactomodels.  This missile has been carried by a variety of Russian jets including the MiG-21, MiG-29.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 27  2019

Moldova National Day

Alvaro Troncoso Gil (Brujo) has been very creative in building his 1/48 Trumpeter N/AW A10 “C” (Chilean Army What-If).  I love the camo scheme on this 2 seaterChilean A-10.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done a great job on his 1/72 Hasegawa Lancaster.  Shawn finished his Lanc as a famous RCAF bomber.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 26  2018
Patrick Vossenberg starts your week with his very impressive 1/72 HobbyBoss Rafale C.  Patrick used resin and photo etch to dress up the cockpit detailing and then gave his Rafale a full weapons load and a quite amazing weathering job.  This is quite impressive to get this much detail into 1/72.

Michael Hickey is here with his beautifully done 1/48 Eduard Bf 109F-4 Trop.  The 109's that operated in North Africa always looked great to me and it is great to see this one on ARC.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Extended Roller Set is the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday, Aug 25  2018

Uruguay Independence Day


Saturday,   Aug 24  2018

Ukraine National Day


Friday,  Aug 23  2019
Model shows this weekend:

Ed  "TheRealMrEd" Ellickson is here with one of the rare B-17 prototypes that was outfitted with plenty of extra guns to protect bombers before logn range fighters joined the fight.  This is his 1/72 XB-40 Bomber Escort Conversion with all the extra mods done to perfection.  This was the prototype that eventually led to the B-17G and Ed did an excellent job on it.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler has created quite the sharp looking 1/32 Hasegawa Sabre Mk.5.  Shawn added some resin goodies etc to upgrade the detail on this classic kit and then finished it as a bare metal RCAF Sabre.  Quite the good looking Sabre.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 pre-painted T-28 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Roden kit.  You can fold these parts with the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 22  2019
Happy Birthday to my friend Chris Hughes.  Chris and I both have our birthday today.

Shawn “Phantom" Weiler has done an excellent job on his 1/32 Italeri CF-104D Starfighter.  Shawn used some special decals to create the markings for this special Canadian Starfighter and I do like the way it looks.

Martin Kurz has done a stunning job building and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya Il-2 "Shturmovik".  This is a very clean out of the box build, but the weathering takes this model to a whole new level of realism.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile from Zactomodels.  This missile was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 20  2019

Hungary National Day

No update today.

Monday,  Aug 19  2019

Dieppe Raid 1942

Mike Muth begins today with his eye catching 1/32 Wingnut Wings Hansa-Brandenburg W.12.  Mike chose a very complicated looking lozenge camo pattern to finish this 1/32nd float plane.  Mike goes into wonderful helpful detail about the build process for this Great War German Navy float plane.

Dragan Cvetic has done a lovely job building his in-flight 1/72 Hasegawa F-15K ROKAF display.  This is the Korean F-15 with a great looking weathering job and nice and clean with no weapons.

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 loaded with features in a tight little package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 18  2019

Afghanistan Independence Day


Saturday,  Aug 17  2019

Gabon Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day 


Friday,  Aug 16  2019
Thomas Brückelt has a passion for gliders and we are honoured to see his latest glider here on ARC.  This is his 1/72 KP Grob Astir CS-77 Jeans.  Thomas added cockpit detailing as well as exterior detailing and finished it in German registration.  Very nicely done Thomas.

Shawn “phantom" Weiler is here with 4 engined bomber that is less well known.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Craft Master Halifax finished in he classic WW2 camo for an RAF bomber.  It is good to see another Halifax on ARC and I quite like the choice of noseart.  Beautifully done Shawn.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 15  2019

India Independence Day

Congo National Day

Republic of Korea National Day

Tolga Ülgür starts today with his latest masterpiece.  This is his big and beautifully detailed and finished 1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang “Old Crow”.  Tolga does excellent work and this P-51 is a treat to see.

Shawn “phantom" Weiler is here with another of his big beautiful colour birds.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter in special anniversary markings using Leading Edge decals.  I love the look of this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 BAC/EE Canberra Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Jaguar Landing Gear (2 sets) from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Aug 14  2019

Pakistan Independence Day

Carmel J. Attard starts today with a rare and interesting aircraft.  This is his complicated looking 1/72 Esoteric NAF 28 Fairey IIID in all it's biplane glory complete with rigging and plenty of detail.  Carmel tells the history of this little known aircraft and describes in detail the complete build process.

Dragan Cvetic is here with something you will seldom see.  This is his 1/72 Yumo G-4 Supergaleb finished in a great looking camo and Montenegro Air Force markings.  Dragan added extra detail to the cockpit and chose a very attractive looking camo scheme to complete this gem. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from Zactomodels.  This first set is the Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 13  2019
No update today.

Monday,  Aug 12  2019

I have added a link to Scalemates to the ARC links pages


Thomas Brückelt  is here with his very eye catching 1/48 GeeBee R3 – Fictional Racer.  The paint scheme is a what-if paint scheme that looks quite realistic and stunning.  Blue and white always looks good and this Air Racer looks fantastic.  Thomas explains in his article how he got everything done.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler added a resin seat to dress up the cockpit of his 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter.  Shawn finished this gem with Leading Edge decals in a very colourful scheme for 417 squadron.  It's cool to see this Starfighter.

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

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 11  2019

Chad Independence Day 


Saturday,  Aug 10  2019

Ecuador Independence Day

The US IPMS Nationals ends today!!! 

Chattanooga, Tenn, Aug 7-10 2019, 2019 IPMS USA Nationals


Friday,  Aug 9  2019

Singapore National Day

Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM
Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

The US IPMS Nationals continues today!!! 

Chattanooga, Tenn, Aug 7-10 2019, 2019 IPMS USA Nationals


Leslie Choy has been busy and did an exception job modifying to create this stunning 1/48 Aeroclub/ Airfix Hawker Hunter T Mk 75 A.  This list of things done to create this accurate Singaporean Hunter is long and Leslie details the modifications very well in his article.


David Teo has done a first class job creating his 1/144 Revell Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 (9V-STC).  David finished his airliner in custom markings for a particular airliner that has fond memories for it's pilot.  Beautiful work David.


S K Loh is a master at building and detailing 1/144 jets.  This 1/144 F-Toys prepainted F-16C with plenty of scratchbuilt parts and finished as an in-flight demo bird wearing special Singaporean commemorative livery done with custom decals.  Sit back and enjoy, this one is a gem. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Phoenix Pallet Correction Set from Zactomodels This set corrects the shape of the forward pallets and is designed to fit the kit with minimal modification.  This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 8  2019

The US IPMS Nationals continues today!!! 

Chattanooga, Tenn, Aug 7-10 2019, 2019 IPMS USA Nationals


Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa (mostly) CF-14G Tomcat wearing What-if Canadian markings.  Shawn has included certain modifications to his F-14 and he explains all this in his funny story.  Enjoy!!

Carmel J. Attard has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 Rareplanes Lockheed Harpoon.  Carmel is a master when it comes to building the vacuformed kits and reading how he built his Harpoon is a very helpful insight into the world of vacuformed kits and how to build them.  He finished this gem in Brazilian markings.

Here's a product article for the1/48 Gloster Meteor Pitot Tube from Master


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Aug 7  2019

Cote d'lvoire National Day

The US IPMS Nationals open today!!!  I wish I was there.

Chattanooga, Tenn, Aug 7-10 2019, 2019 IPMS USA Nationals


Fly-n-hi has been very busy super detailing the 1/48 Hasegawa F-22A Raptor.  This has a resin cockpit, resin wheels, resin exhausts and further scratchbuilt detailing and a very subtle weathering job.  This is an exceptional F-22.  The F-22 looks good from any angle.

Carl Jarosz is here with a P-51 from one of my favorite Fighter Squadrons of WW2.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang in the legendary paint schemes of the Blue Nosed Bast*rds squadron.  Carl did some extra work to his Mustang and finished it with D-Day stripes, which just make this beauty look a little bit better.  Lovely work Carl.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Landing Gear (2 sets) from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 6  2019

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

No update today.  Had to do back to back shifts at my 2 jobs.

Monday,  Aug 5  2019

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Scott Vomacka has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Revell F-84E.  Scott got this amazing finish using bare metal foil and aftermarket decals.  The end result is amazing, I love the colorful markings.

Denis Bugakov joins us with his beautifully detailed 1/48 Hasegawa SAAB J35F Draken.  Denis used detail items from Aires to further improve the detail on his Draken.  Excellent work Denis.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small ShopThis 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.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 4  2019

Burkina Faso National Day


Friday,  Aug 2  2019

Republic of North Macedonia  National Day

Andrew Desautels is here with the 5th and final Wild Weasel in his series.  This is his 1/72 F-16CJ Wild Weasel "Col. Dan Hampton" with added detailing and finished with a very interesting weapons load and great looking camo and markings.  I have really enjoyed this Wild Weasel series.

Greg Kerry is here with a great airfield diorama for his 1/72 Hobbyboss Lockheed P-38L Lightning.  Greg added extra detailing and created quite the realistic scene.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 1  2019

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation

Andrew Desautels starts today with his 4th Wild Weasel.  This is his 1/72 F-4G Wild Weasel with a great weapons load.  This Wild Weasel was used with great success during the Gulf War and I'm pleased to see it on ARC today. 

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.