Homepage Text - November 2020

Monday,  Nov 30  2020

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"...we have a video from my birthday called A Loving Daughter's Birthday Gift To Her Dad.  
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") starts today with part 8 of his Vermont ANG series.  Today Andrew shows us his 1/72 Meng F-102 Delta Dagger with drop tanks and a full weapons load.  Awesome Deuce Andrew.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us with a very different Star Trek ship today.  This is the single engine  1/1000 Moebius USS Kelvin NCC-0514 finished in a multi-shade paint scheme.  Shawn added custom LED lighting to his USS Kelvin.  

Juan Carlos Gómez Y Sarzotti has done a beautiful job on his 1/48 ICM Yakolev YaK-9T.  Juan Carlos wernt with a summertime camo scheme and used an oil wash to weathering his classic Russian fighter.  I enjoyed seeing 5this YaK-9.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopMatched Grab Handles Every Time!

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29A Fulcrum Corrected Radome resin set from QuickBoost. This detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 29  2020

Albania Liberation Day


Saturday,  Nov 28  2020

Mauritania Independence Day


Friday,  Nov 27  2020
Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") starts today with part 7 of his Vermont ANG series.  Today Andrew shows us his 1/72 Revell F-89J Scorpion finished in the ADC scheme in Vermont ANG markings.  Andrew used the kit cockpit, but he is very fond of the F-89 resin cockpit by Pavla.. 

Klaasjan Schuuring is here with 2 early Mustangs.  These are his 1/48 ICM P-51A and C finished with the perfect amount of paint chipping.  Klaasjan tells all about both of his Mustangs in his article and I must say I love how they look.

Andri Sanjaya did plenty of extra work to make his 1/72 Italeri T-45C Goshawk much more accurate.  Andi details the process in his article and included 10 photos of this beauty.  Enjoy. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27UB interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51 Mustang Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the  Hasegawa kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 26  2020

  Thanksgiving Day    

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans.  Please stay safe and healthy and do the responsible thing to keep your elders safe during these challenging times.  

Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") starts today with part 6 of his Vermont ANG series.  Today Andrew shows us his 1/72 Revell F-89D Scorpion finished in a multi-shaded bare metal finish in Vermont ANG markings.  Andrew used a Pavla resin cockpit that he highly recommends and he includes in his article some critical points that will help you build this particular kit. 

RSK48, Rafael dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Venezuela to continue marking the  100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Minicraft Cessna 172.  Rafael did some minor modifications to his Cessna and finished it with homemade custom decals.  I quite enjoy seeing all the many different aircraft flown by Venezuela.

David C S Teo is here with his article called Tale of 2 Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Marchettis - 1/48 Skyspeed Models S211 & Planet Models SF260 Warrior (circa 1992).  These are 2 very different aircraft in very different paint schemes, but both wear Singaporean markings.  These are both resin kit and David put some exceptional effort into turning both of them into first class scale models.  Enjoy his article and his photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17 / N2S-3 seatbelts photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Japanese Type 97 7,7mm machine gun barrels from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 25  2020

Suriname Independence Day

Andrew Desautels  (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") joins us with part 5 of his Vermont ANG series.  This is his 1/72 Sword F-94B Starfire  finished in Vermont ANG markings and an awesome bare metal finish.  Very cool Andrew.

Chris Parsons has been busy getting thing right on his 1/72 Revell (mostly) Twin Otter.  Chris had do do some extra work to get this one finished, but the end result looks great.  I love float planes, but I live on the west coast and float planes are part of life here.

Eric Hargett went to town and back again scratchbuilding and adding aftermarket detail to his Vietnam war 1/48 Kittyhawk McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo.  Eric gave his Voodoo a faded SEA camo scheme complete with noseart.  Sit back and enjoy the photos, this one is a beauty.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from ZactomodelsThis resin set includes 2 complete missiles + 4 extra photo-etch AOA probes, 4 extra fore-fins and 4 extra fore-canards.  Zactomodels has released a series Russian missiles in 1/32 scale to go with their other resin goodies for the 1/32 MiG-29 and the 1/32 Su-27.  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.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27S exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessorieshis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit. 

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 24  2020
Andrew Desautels  (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") joins us with part 4 of his Vermont ANG series.  These are his 1/72 Sword & Italeri T-33A’s finished in Vermont ANG markings.  Andrew has included the history behind the Vermont ANG T-33's and what was involved to build both of these kits into these fine looking jet models. 

Thomas Brückelt is here with a first on ARC (which is amazing after 21 years).  This is his 1/72 Unicraft Junkers SFP which is a what-if Luft 46 ground attack jet (sort of a luft-46 A-10).  Thomas provides plenty of info on this jet and the build process in his article.

Ulysses Almeida is here with one of the most unique Mustangs.  This is his 1/48 Modelcraft XP 82 finished to a very high standards and as a bonus Ulysses includes a story about a twin Mustang as Walter's Farm....yes...THAT Walter.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-25B interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. IPMS#: 26266 joins us today with his review of the new F6F Hellcat-in detail & scale book from Detail & Scale

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 23  2020
Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") starts today with part 3 of his Vermont ANG series.  This is his 1/72 RS Models P-51H Mustang which has quite a different shape from the classic WW2 D model Mustang.  I am enjoying seeing this Vermont ANG series unfold.

Reza H Monjezi has done a spectacular job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4E.  Reza finished it as a IRIAF bird complete with an awesome looking blue/gray camo scheme.  Enjoy the photos.  I always enjoy seeing Reza's latest build on ARC.

Gerd Wilcken is here with a rare aircraft.  This is his 1/72 Kovozavody LET Z-37TM "What If Turbo Military" finished in GDR markings with a pilot figure and finished in a faded East German camo scheme.  It's cool to see this on ARC.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard  is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-35A Lightning II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 22  2020

Lebanon National Day


Friday,  Nov 20  2020

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") is here with part 2 of his Vermont ANG series.  This is his 1/72 Tamiya P-51D Mustang Vermont ANG part 2 finished to a high standard in post war colors.  Extra detailing was done with some aftermarket goodies.  I love this series.

Gerd Wilcken did a first class job building and finishing his 1/144 Academy RB-47-H "Stratojet, a Cold War Warrior".  Gerd gives a very good build report on this RB-47 and the markings he chose are very attractive.  Beautiful work Gerd.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a classic Canadian jet fighter.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa F-86 Sabre Mk.V finished in the markings for the RCAF Golden Hawks display team.  Shawn built this RCAF sabre from a Japanese version of the F-86 and Shawn explains the differences in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27UB exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Vautour Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby / Azur kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 19  2020

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") is beginning a wonderful 2 week series of model devoted to the Vermont ANG.  This is 1/72 Tamiya P-47D-30 Thunderbolt Vermont ANG part 1 with Quickboost’s D30 Dorsal Fin Conversion and D30 Wing Conversion parts and  finished as a baremetal bird.  I am super excited to see this series unfold day by day.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his eye catching 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIID Nesher.  Rafi chose the great looking Israeli camo and markings that make this Delta wing jet look fantastic.  Rafi includes insight into building the Kinetic kit.

H. Davis Gandees is here with one of the coolest Connies I have seen.  This is his 1/144 Minicraft Blue Angel C-121J looking awesome in Blue Angel markings.  I've always admired the sleek lines of the Connie and seeing it in BA markings is quite the treat.  Well done Davis. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from ZactomodelsThis first set is the Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.  This resin set includes 2 complete missiles + 4 extra photo-etch AOA probes, 4 extra fore-fins and 4 extra fore-canards.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27S exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 18  2020

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

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

No update today.

Tuesday,  Nov 17  2020
Rodrigo Rendon is here with his exceptional 1/48 Tamiya F-14A flight deck diorama.  This is a massive project overflowing with eye popping detail.  Check out his photos and read about ho9w he did it in his article. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a double header today.  This is his 2 1/48 Hobby Craft CF-100 Canucks, both finished in bare metal finish.  Shawn includes some interesting history to go with his two Canucks. 

Mike Muth is here with another of his spectacular Great war builds.  This is his 1/32 Wingnut Wings De Haviland 9a "Ninak" as it appeared when it was flown by a young USMC aviator.  Mike includes some great detail on how he built this WW1 bomber.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju-88A-1 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG 131 (13mm) barrels from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 16  2020
RSK48, Rafael dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Venezuela with his 1/48 Italeri Mirage 5V.  Rafael started with a Mirage IIIE and did the conversion with scratchbuilt and aftermarket parts, then finished it with homemade decals.  This is very cool to see.

Diego Saldaña has done a fabulous job building and finishing his 1/48 Trumpeter Wyvern.  Diego finished his Wyvern as a Royal Navy bird complete with noseart and impressive weathering. 

Christoffer Petersen is here witrh a beauty today.  This is his 1/48 Kittyhawk F-35A finished as F-35 AF-01 Nicknamed "Show Pony". Beautiful work Christoffer.

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

Made in the USA.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the for Zvezda kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 15  2020

Brazil Republic Day


Friday,  Nov 13  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... we venture to the local salmon spawning stream to see the salmon spawning.  Mai has never seen this before, so it was quite the eye opening experience for her.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Ennio Croce has done an impressive job on his 1/72 Airfix A-4C Skyhawk.  This is finished in a very attractive camo for an Argentine jet with a flawless weathering job.  Very nicely done Ennio.


Rich Magoni has done a lovely build on the 1/72 Fine Molds Ki-43.  Rich gave is subtle paint chipping for weathering with very effective results.  Beautiful work Rich.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17/N2S-3 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 12  2020
Derek Derks has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 Revell Breguet BR 1150 Atlantic.  Derek finished his Atlantic in German Flag markings and posed it in a diorama setting with ground equipment and crew figures.  Excellent work Derek.

Jens Gerber is here with his awesome looking 1/48 Kinetic CF 118 finished in a great looking display bird paint scheme.  Jens added extra photo etch to dress up the detail on his RCAF Hornet.

Louis F Cornio has built a very special 1/48 Academy CH-53E Sea Stallion.  This model was built for a USMC veteran, which makes this a very special build for Veterans Day.

Terry Chan is here with a product article for the 1/32 Alamo Missiles from Zactomodels.  Due to the vast improvement they offer over the Trumpeter or Revell kit missiles, the reviewer highly recommends them especially if the builder plans on "going all out" and dressing up his Flanker or Fulcrum with aftermarket accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SBD-2 dive flaps photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 11  2020

Poland Independence Day  

  Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day   

No product article out of respect for fallen soldier and Veterans.  Lest we forget. 


Boris McGrgić starts today with his great looking 1/72 Italeri Cessna Skyhawk.  Boris finished it in Redbull livery.  I like this project.


Michel Grunberger joins us with something special today.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss Rafale M in the very cool what-if markings for the VF-84 Jolly Rogers.  Very cool to see.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 10  2020

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

Philippe Cléro starts this update with something pretty wild.  This is his 1/72 F-22 Sea Raptor with sweeping wings like the F-14 and finished in USN Jolly Rogers markings.  This is one very involved What-if project.  I love it, very creative. 

Daz Eales did a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Airfix Merlin HC Mk.3.  This is one sharp looking Royal Air Force chopper.

Thomas Brückelt is here with one very colourful East German MiG-19 from the late 60's.  This is his 1/72 KP MiG-19S Farmer C looking awesome in this paint scheme. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Wildcat Mk.VI interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ARMA Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190 A2 - A5 armament set (MG 17, MG FF, MG 151 barrel tips) & Pitot Tube from Master.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 9  2020

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... we explore a local castle and I tell a few ghost stories.  I didn't tell Mai about the ghosts until we got there, she is not a fan of ghosts. 
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Captain Adi is here with sharp looking 1/48 Kinetic Mirage 2000 that was intended for the Indian Air Force Day.  Adi chose a great looking camo scheme and added a weapons load and drop tanks to complete this beauty.  Check out Captain Adi's ModelArt channel on Youtube to see his full build video on his Mirage 2000.

Artyom Sarkisov joins us today with his what-if model of a float plane Messerschmitt Bf-109.  This is the 1/72 Amodel Bf.109W looking quite good.  I do like the look of this 109. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has hit a home run with his 1/144 Revell CC-177 Globemaster finished in RCAF 75th anniversary of the Bison squadron.  Pretty impressive build, especially  considering the model was missing parts.

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"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 8  2020

  Remembrance Sunday - Lest We Forget  

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

My paternal Grandfather was a young soldier in the 14-18 War with the Devonshire Regiment in the British Army.  Today on Remembrance Sunday I'm thinking of Charles (Charlie) Bamford.

Friday,  Nov 6  2020
Tamer Ozkan is here with a special model that was intended for the Turkish Republic Day, but sadly my recent computer problems delayed this beauty.  This is his 1/48 Mirage PZL-24C finished to a high standard in Turkish markings.  Tamer supplied the reference photos for the Turkish markings, which helped make these Turkish markings possible.

Reza H Monjezi is here with another of his beautiful models.  Reza added plenty of detail to his big 1/32 Trumpeter F-14A Tomcat and finished it in the colourful markings for the Iranian Air Force.  Truly exceptional work, enjoy the photos.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with another big aircraft.  This is his 1/144 Testors C-5 Galaxy finished in USAF markings using decals from Caracal ModelsShawn chose to display his C-5 wheels up in an in-flight display.  Caracal Models is a sponsor here on ARC and I encourage you all to check out his decals.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopIf you don't own a hold and Fold, you really should consider buying one.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F6F Hellcat Landing Gear from from from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 5  2020

 Guy Fawkes Day 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a rare one today.  This is his 1/144 Revell A-310 CC-150 Polaris finished and an RCAF airliner.  It's pretty cool to see this on ARC.  I still fondly remember flying in an RCAF 707 in the early 70's.

Thomas Brückelt is here with something I have not see before.  This is his "what-if" 1/72 Revell/Airmodel Products Messerschmitt Me 262 HG1, which is a high speed version of the Me 262.  Thomas used the conversion kit from Airmodel with great results.  I love the 262 and I love how this one looks.

Klaasjan Schuuring has created a very re4alistic looking Desert Jaguar.  This is his 1/48 Kitty Hawk Sepecat Jaguar painted and weathering in desert pink with a weapons load and some great looking noseart.  This brings back memories of the jets used in the Gulf War 30 years ago.   Beautiful work Klaasjan.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27S interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 109 G5 - G14, K armament set (MG 131 tips) & Pitot Tube from Master This set can be used in all model kits in 1:72 scale


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 4  2020

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
Carl Jarosz starts your update with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa F-18A++ Hornet wearing VFA-115 "Silver Eagles" markings that include Old Glory artwork on the tail that is very well done and shows the flag waving in the wind.  This is a great looking Hornet as is always the case with Carl's builds, but the tailart really makes this F-18 stand out and look fantastic.

Tolga Ülgür is here with a very special 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1a "N3200 Dunkirk" in the markings for a Spitfire that crash landed on beach in France due to battle damage.  After 50 years this spitfire was dug out of the beach sand and restored to flying status.  Tolga added plenty of aftermarket detail items to finished his Spitfire to a very high standard.  His paint work and weathering is flawless.

RSK48, Rafael is here with another gem to mark the100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Airfix Canberra PR.Mk83.  Rafael used a combination of custom made and kit decals to complete this beauty and finished it in the RAF camo that it served in with the Venezuela Air Force.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter MiG-29 kit.  These resin/photo etched exhausts are designed for the big Trumpeter MiG-29 kit and these take the model to a whole new level of extreme detailing.  On a  jet, the exhausts stand out and get plenty of attention.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SBD-2 Dauntless interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 3  2020

Panama Independence Day

Tolga Ülgür has done an exceptional job detailing and weathering his 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51A Mustang.  Tolga added a variety of aftermarket detail parts and then gave his Mustang one of his expert weathering jobs.  Sit back and enjoy his photos, they are a treat to see.

Patrick Vossenberg is here with 2 of his outstanding F-15 models.  These are his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15C and F-15DJ in an eye catching Japanese aggressor camo and a lo-viz USAF camo scheme for a jet based in Iceland.  I really enjoyed seeing the photos of both of these F-15's.  They are both finished to a very high standard.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done a fine job on his tiny 1/144 Matchbox CC-130H.  This is a tiny little kit but the detail looks quite good and Shawn picked of the best looking camo schemes worn by the RCAF Hercules.

RSK48, Rafael is here today to continue to honour the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his very attractive 1/48 Classic Airframe F-5B Freedom Fighter.  I love the camo on this jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Wildcat Mk. Vl interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ARMA Hobby kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher Beaching Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 2  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... we go for a hike up a local mountain.  Mai was keen in the beginning....until we started to go uphill.  LOL  
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!  

Paulo Fonseca joins us from Portugal with another of his gems.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Mirage F1 with some stellar cockpit detailing and finished in the markings for the Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana, which is great to see. 

Syed A Ali is here with something special today.  This is his 1/48 Smer L-4A Grasshopper with added cockpit detailing and an open door.  For markings it was finished in the attractive D-Day stripes.  Very nicely done indeed.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG FF (20mm) barrels (2pcs) from Master.  


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 1  2020

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November