Recent Reviews


 
Friday,  Feb 24  2017

Estonia National Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Shows this weekend include:

Thomas Dziedzic begins today with his first model on ARC.  This is his amazing 1/48 Italeri F-86 Skyblazer in it's star spangled banner paint scheme.  Thomas added resin detailing to the cockpit and finished his sabre in a flawless bare metal finish.  Welcome to ARC Thomas.

Waldemar Pupar has done a beautiful job on the 1/72 Italeri B-57 G Canberra.  Waldemar finished his B-57 in a SEA camo scheme with sexy nose art and just the perfect amount of weathering.

TheRealMrEd is here with a plane that hasn't been on ARC before.  This is his 1/72 Mach2 B-45A Tornado with quite a bit of added detail and finished in a delicately weathered bare metal finish.  It is quite exciting to see the first B-45 on ARC today. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-29. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4C/D Phantom II Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Static dischargers - modern Sukhoi jets from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109 cannon pods from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Thursday,  Feb 23  2017

Brunei National Day

Guyana National Day

No update today.

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Wednesday,  Feb 22  2017
No update today.

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Tuesday,  Feb 21  2017
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with a very classic kit from the 1950's.  This is his 1/48 Testors/Hawk CT-133 Silver Star with the engine exposed and wearing a classic 1950's camo using decals from Canuck Model Products.  Pretty cool model Shawn, quite the trip down memory lane.

Pablo Angel Herrera did a very nice job detailing the interior of his 1/72 Academy B-24D Liberator.  Pablo used nose art in honor of his wife and gave his bomber a full weathering job to complete this beauty.  This really is a great looking B-24.

Paul S Teixeira is here with a  total gem of a model.  This is his 1/48 AMK IAI KFIR C2/C7 in Israeli markings with canopy open to show off his cockpit detailing.  Paul gave his Kfir a full weathering job to bring his model to life.  I love the fine detail on his model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Modern Cockpit Dataplate and Warning decals from airscale.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Heinkel He51 B.1 control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CF-18A Hornet 'Battle of Britain' Scheme decal sheet from Canuck Model ProductsThis decal sheet is also available in 1/32.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


Monday,  Feb 20  2017
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Gerd Wilcken begins today with his beautifully detailed 1/72 Airfix A4 B/P Fuerza Aérea Argentina 1982.  Gerd used a Pavla resin cockpit and weathered Flightpath ladder along with adding avionics hump on the spine and the antennas before giving it  a skilled weathering job and markings from Aztec Decals.  This aircraft was used in the Falklands war. 

Mike Muth did a spectacular job building and finishing his big 1/32 Wingnut Wings Fokker D VII F.  This kit is loaded with detail and Mike got all that wonderful detail looking amazing and then finished the lozenge printed fabric looking perfect.  Mike's finished Fokker model is a joy to see.  

Laurent “angus” Beauvais has added a huge amount of scratchbuilt and aftermarket detail items to super detail his 1/48 Dragon He-162 Salamander.  Laurent detailed the cockpit, scratchbuilt the canopy and finished his special little jet in post war French markings.  Sit back and enjoy the photos...there is plenty of amazing work to see.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-29A ejection seat from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190D-9 Correct Cowling from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 North American P-51 Mustang Pt.4 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 4 aircraft and is designed for the Tamiya P-51B & D. 


Sunday,  Feb 19  2017
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Saturday,  Feb 18  2017

Gambia Independence Day 

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Friday,  Feb 17  2017
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Shows this weekend include:

Sean Langley has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his big 1/32 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat.  This is a classic kit so it was not up to the standards of the newest Tamiya kit, but Sean persisted and ended up with a great looking early Tomcat in hi-vis markings.

Kees Kuyper is here with a very cool project.  This is his jet powered 1/72 Revell Jet-Otter (Jotter?) with raised tail plane surfaces and finished in ARCAIR markings.  It's classic to see a jet powered Twin Otter and the ARCAir markings just make this model perfect.  Well done Kees.

Victor Rene Carlos joins us with his second model on ARC and this is his beautifully done 1/72 Hobby boss AH1-S Cobra. Victor weathered his Cobra and finished it as an Israeli AH1-S complete with rocket for the air to surface mission. It's good to see Victor's Israeli Cobra on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mirage IIIc wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-24 Fencer Refueling Probe from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ki-84 "Frank" resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Blk 50/52 weighted wheels from Royale ResinThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Thursday,  Feb 16  2017

Lithuania National Day

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Waldemar Pupar has done a marvelous job detailing and finishing his 1/72 Matchbox Dornier Do-17z.  He detailed the cockpit and gave his Dornier a full weathering job complete with exhaust stains and paint chips.  This one is a beauty, I love the camo scheme.  Enjoy his photos.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with something very cool today.  This is his Klingon, Bird of Prey in all it's glory with a very accurate and realistic weathering job.  The trick to building a great looking Bird of Prey is in the painting and weathering and Shawn got that all looking perfect.  I love it, but I'm a big Star Trek fan.

Helinton Luis Costa has done an exceptionally nice job on his 1/72 Czech Master Resin Supermarine Scimitar f.1.  This is a resin kit and Helinton finished it as a jet off the HMS Ark Royal with it's glorious folded wings.  This model had plenty of extra work put into it by Helinton and the finished model is a pleasure to see.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 S.E.5a (Late) Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot FOB/Intake Covers from RESIN2DetailThis detail set is designed for the KP kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F2A-2 Buffalo resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Wednesday,  Feb 15  2017

Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942)

Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)

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S K Loh starts today with his special anniversary article.  These are his 1/144 Sweet Hawker Hurricane and A6M2 Type 21 Zero to mark the anniversary of the Singapore - Fall of Singapore in 1942.  There are actually 2 models of the hurricane, 1 in it's original RAF colours and one in it's captured Japanese markings.  Decals are custom made and it is quite the eye catching display to mark this sad anniversary for Singapore.

Zen4130 joins us from Portugal with his first model on ARC.  This is a very exciting project of the 1/72 Revell "What-if" F-16W with twin tails, F-22 vectored exhaust, modified intake and wings.  It is quite amazing how realistic this jet looks.  I enjoyed seeing all the mods and reading about how it was built.  Welcome to ARC Zen4130.

Lorenzo Cassinadri did some first class detailing to his 1/48 Tamiya Me262 A-1a and finished it as a 262 that landed in Switzerland in April 1945.  It is wearing a very complicated camo scheme that Lorenzo did with great skill.  The Tamiya kit is an excellent kit and in the hands of a skilled modeler like Lorenzo, it builds into an exceptional model.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre Intake Correction kit from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 WGr.21 rockets for Bf-109 from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AH-64 Apache Chain Gun barrel, Pitot & tail antenna from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Heinkel He 51 B.1 Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Tuesday,  Feb 14  2017

  Happy Valentines Day 


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Waldemar Pupar begins today with his amazing looking 1/72 Airfix Bristol Belvedere 192.  Waldemar got all the detail and paint looking perfect and added some hand painted artwork before a full weathering job for his twin rotor British chopper.  Beautiful work Waldemar. 

Dragan Cvetic has a challenging time building the 1/72 Revell EF-2000, but that didn't stop Dragan from adding seatbelts and weathering to his Luftwaffe Typhoon.  Sweet model Dragan.   

Björn Leichsenring has been busy getting things right on his 1/144 Eduard Junkers Ju 52/3m g5e "Tante Ju".  Björn opened the roof hatch and added extra detailing...remember this is 1/144.  Incredible work Björn.  

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Modern Jets Cockpit Instrument Decals from airscale.  Full colour cockpit instrumentation and Multi-Function-Displays representing key flight instruments found in modern jet fighter cockpits including F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, Rafale, Tornado & Typhoon.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Russian Pilot WWII from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 De Havilland Mosquito Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Fred Krause is here with a product article for the 1/32 Topgun Tigers & Talons decal sheet from Furball Aero Design.  Hot off of the press comes three new decal sheets covering the F-5E and F-5F Tiger IIs, and T-38A Talons that were flown by the Naval Fighter Weapons School (NFWS), more popularly know as Topgun.


Monday,  Feb 13  2017
A reminder guys.....Valentines Day is tomorrow.

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Gerd Wilcken has added a scratchbuilt interior to his 1/72 Italeri Eurocopter AS-332 M1 Super Puma.  Gerd chose to make Super Puma as an in-flight model in the markings for the his German Federal Police.  I always enjoy seeing Gerd's work on ARC and this Super Puma is a beautiful sight to see.

Carl Jarosz is here with a most impressive project.  This is his very big 1/32 Revell Germany F-4F Phantom II “WTD Flight Test”.  Carl has some excellent build tips including his cockpit detail painting technique (I've got to try that myself).  The German Phantom has huge decals and Carl has some words of wisdom how to apply overly large decals.  Stunning work Carl, I love it.

Stephen A. Carr tells a wonderful story about the 1/35 Italeri Hotchkiss M201 Jeep that is a scale replica of his own 1/1 "Airfield Follow Me" jeep.  He has pictures of both of them and tells a very enjoyable story in his article....sit back and enjoy, I know I sure did.

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 1/72 M-2 Browning machine guns from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AH-1Z Vipers Den decal sheet from Werner's Wings This decal sheet features 8 different AH-1Z Vipers in 1/48 scale and all with artwork on the side engine covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190F-8 Tail Wheel Assembly from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Sunday,  Feb 12  2017
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Saturday,  Feb 11  2017

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

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Friday,  Feb 10  2017
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Shows this weekend include:

Mikhail Yurchik joins us with a very impressive 1/48 Kitech MiG-17 diorama.  This is his MiG-17 after many years sitting outside being ravaged by the Russian weather.  Some panels are opened up and the whole model and diorama base is wonderful to see.  Enjoy all his photos.

Alacran has just complete his very colourful 1/72 AZ Model MD-530. This 3was finished in Chilean Army markings with quite a bit of scratchbuilt detailing to bring this 1/72 model to a very high level of detail.  I love it.

Carmel J Attard is here with a great looking bright yellow Canadian trainer.  This is his 1/72 Frog Fairey Firefly T2 that was created with the help of  a conversion set and plenty of good old fashioned modelling skill that Carmel has in abundance.  He explains the whole build in his article along with some great photos including his famous in-flight photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 9 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet is designed for the Tamiya kits


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Royal Australian Air Force Fighter Pilot WWII figure from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 I-153 Chaika Control Surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/18 F-14 Tomcat Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the 21st Century Toys F-14.

Thursday,  Feb 9  2017
No update today.

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Wednesday,  Feb 8  2017
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Victor Rene Carlos starts today's update with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Academy A-10 Thunderbolt .  Victor's A-10 is fully loaded for battle and finished in the markings for 23rd wing 2003 "Operation Iraqi Freedom".  This is a beautifully weathered A-10 and I'm pleased to see it on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Victor.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler has done a marvelous job finishing his 1/48 Fujimi Jet Ranger.  Shawn finished his Jet Ranger in Canadian Forces markings in the 80s using aftermarket decals.  This bright yellow paint scheme looks very good.

Onami is here from Japan with his beautifully detail and weathered Egg-Plane Hasegawa F4U-1A CorsairOnami added a resin engine, cockpit detailing, a pilot figure and hand painted VMFA-321 “Hell’s Angels” emblems and more.  This was all finished with aftermarket decals and a full weathering job.  I love it!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/35 OH-58D Kiowa Exterior Detail Set from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the MRC/Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Italeri/Acc. Min. kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Static dischargers for F-16 from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju 88 wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Tuesday,  Feb 7  2017

Grenada Independence Day

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Robert Mihinjač starts today's update with his first model on ARC.  This is Robert's flawless looking 1/48 Tamiya FW-190 A-3 complete with a diorama base.  I'm excited to see Robert's 190 on ARC today and welcome more of his models on ARC in the future. 

Jean-Charles Goddett joins us with his very attractive 1/72 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-15DJ Aggressor wearing a very special camo scheme.  Jean-Charles did a first class job on the cockpit using the kit cockpit.  This F-15 is a beauty and I'm pleased to see it on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic did some excellent scratchbuilding on his 1/72 Hobbyboss Mil Mi-17.  Those scratchbuilt details include the cockpit and the exterior antennas and more. The decals for this one came from Balkan ModelsSuch a good looking camo scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-47N Thunderbolt resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-47 Wheels with Diamond Tread from Sierra Hotel Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Plastic Fantastic UH-72A Lakota decal sheet from Fireball ModelworksThis decal sheet is designed for the Revell and Heller kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fouga Magister Flaps Closed position from AiresThis detail set is designed for the AMK kit.


Monday,  Feb 6  2017

New Zealand Waitangi Day

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Stephen & Lyta Carr are here with her latest model.  This is her 1/72 Airfix Spitfire PR.1G Diorama complete with a bowser and figures in a revetment creating a very real scene from World War 2.  This was a true combined effort with Dad helping Lyta when needed.  Such a wonderful way to spend time together. 

Waldemar Pupar has done a fantastic job on the 1/72 Italeri B-57 B Canberra.  His USAF B-57 has beautifully done cockpit detailing and is finished in a  flawless camo scheme complete with panel line weathering.

Tigre del Aire is here from sunny Colombia  after some busy times in his own life to show us the models he has built since his last article on ARC.  This is his article THE RESURRECTION (Or the reappearance of the lost flying tiger) and I'm glad to see him on the ARC homepage today. 

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-29 Exhaust Nozzles from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B.C Airlines DeHavilland Beaver decals from Thunderbird ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Hobbycraft or Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190F-8 Fuel Point with Covers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Sunday,  Feb 5  2017

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

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Saturday,  Feb 4  2017

Sri Lanka Independence Day

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Friday,  Feb 3  2017
I plan to begin moving the ARC website in the coming days from the old hosting company to the new hosting company.  This will require moving the domain names and this will cause problems as some ARC'ers computer will be lost trying to find the domain name....these problems usually settle down naturally in a matter of days.  This is the ARC website and NOT the ARC forums.  The ARC forums will NOT be affected by this move.

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Shows this weekend include:

Li Yen Lin is here with his first model on ARC and it is a very special B-17 model.  This is the 1/48 Monogram Visible B-17G Flying Fortress with Eduard photo etch and plenty of scratch built and improved kit details to show off all that wonderful interior detail that is fully visible on the left side of the fuselage.  The detailing and weathering is fantastic on this B-17 model, sit back and enjoy the photos.

Björn Leichsenring is here with something very different.  This is his 1/144 Dragon CAIC Z-10 "Pie Li Huo", which is the new Chinese anti-tank attack helicopter.  Björn modified his model to make it more accurate and even scratchbuilt a cockpit and opened the cockpit windows.  This is a very cool little chopper model, hard to believe this model is 1/144, because the detail looks very good.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat Exhaust from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-39 Airacobra propeller set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Eduard/Hasegawa kit.


Thursday,  Feb 2  2017
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Ulysses Almeida is here with the rarest F-86.  This is the 1/48 Italeri TF-86F Sabre Transonic Trainer created by Ulysses from a single seat model.  Ulysses tells the history of the two F-86 trainers that were built and also explains the process to completing this conversion.  I'm very excited to have this Sabre trainer on ARC.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with some very different.  This is his 1/350 Polar lights NX-01 USS Enterprise.  Shawn used a special decal sheet to get the complicated Aztec pattern that shows the different panels.  Beautifully done Shawn.

Phillip Steele is here with a very special 1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk.1.  Phillip used the rare Romanian markings to finish up his very sharp looking Blenheim.  I like the look of this one, very cool indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 LAU-10/A ZUNI rocket pods from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-26 Marauder Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-46 Commando painted photo etch detail set from Maestro Models.


Wednesday,  Feb 1  2017

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Rwanda Heros Day

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Eric speedlimit Salazar starts today with his very attractive 1/48 Hasegawa F-4EJ JASDF 50th Anniversary.  Eric dropped the flaps and then gave his Phantom a first class paint job.  Beautiful work Eric.  You can see all of Eric's articles on ARC by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.

Lorenzo Cassinadri has been inspired by David Rapasi to create this beautifully weathered 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A Mustang.  Lorenzo added scratchbuilt details to the cockpit, radio compartment and landing gear before giving his Mustang a stunning weathering job.  Marvelous work Lorenzo.

Thomas Brückelt has been very busy creating his 2 seater 1/72 Aeroplast Saab SK-35C Draken.  Thomas started with a single seater and made his 2 seater and then further detailed the cockpit and exterior of his model before giving it a very realistic looking multi-shaded bare metal paint job.  His finished model captures all the beauty of the real jet.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MG-14/17 Parabellum WW1 Gun from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 L-29 Delfin Canopy Rail from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the AMK kit.


Here's a product article for the Spitfire Mk.IXe/XVIe early version (conical fairings) - Hispano 20mm & Browning .50cal in fairings from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Tuesday,  Jan 31  2017
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Chris Parsons had a grand time building his resin 1/32 HPH Ta 154.  Chris chose quite the beautiful kit that even includes cloth seatbelts.  He built it to a very high standard with excellent detail and finished it with a very cool looking camo scheme.  I really like the look of this Ta 154.


Gerd Wilcken is here with a very special model today.  This is his beautifully done 1/32 Revell SE.3130 Alouette II –Bundesgrenzschutz- that he built for a very lucky friend.  Gerd flew these choppers long ago, so he was able to do an exceptional job on this one.  Enjoy the photos.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 M-60 7.62mm machine guns from AiresThese would be the ideal addition to a Vietnam era chopper.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 WWII RAF Driver for Bedford MWD figure from Aerobonus This driver figure is designed for the Bedford MWD from Airfix.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hs 129 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa / Revell kit.


Monday,  Jan 30  2017

Liberation of Camp Pangatian, Philippines

This update is dedicated to Charlotte Winifred Hazlewood January 23 -  28, 2017, she was the young baby daughter of ARC'er MHaz and the victim of SIDS.  Mike and his wife need plenty of emotional support from everyone.
Please leave your message of support in this thread here on the ARC forums

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Laurent "angus" Beauvais has been very busy reworking and super detailing his 1/48 Kitty Hawk Jaguar AGet a hot drink, sit back and get comfortable and enjoy all the photos, this is a most amazing Jaguar full of scratch built details.  Simply amazing.

French version of article


Dragan Cvetic is here with a Skyraider wearing a rare dark paint scheme.  This is Dragan's 1/48 Revell AD-5 Skyraider with added seatbelts and gun barrels.  Dragon worked hard to make this model old kit look fantastic including adding the famous Skyraider exhaust stains.

Kurt Warren has combined 2 kit to create his 1/72 Matchbox Hawker 850 XP. As you can imagine this was quite the involved project, but Kurt pulled it off with great success.  I love how his Hawker 850 turned out.  

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 1/72 MiG-29 Wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vietnamese Spads Part 2 decal sheet from AOA Decals This decal sheet is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109 F/G Corrected Spinner from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit


Sunday,  Jan 29  2017
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Saturday,  Jan 28  2017

Happy Lunar New Year 2017

  Space Shuttle Challenger Accident 1986 

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Friday,  Jan 27  2017

Russia - End of Leningrad blockade  (1944)

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Shows this weekend include:

Tolga Ülgür has done a gorgeous job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.XVII.  Tolga detailed his Mossie with Eduard PE instrument panel and Ultracast pilot seat and wheels and cockpit door are from Ultracast.  All this was finished with a perfect weathering job with a subtle weathering job.  This one is a gem to see.

Gavin Parnaby is here with a  most amazing Jaguar modellered after a highly polished 1/1 Jaguar laying on it's back on display.  This is his 1/72 Frog/Airfix Jaguar exhibit and Gavin has included photos of the 1/1 jet on display.

Thomas Brückelt is here with two of his Luft 46 jets.  These are his 1/72 AZmodels / HUMA Messerschmitt Me 1106 in a winter camo and  asummer camo.  One of these are a 2 seat version and also is fitted with rockets.  It's always interesting to see the latest Luft 46 model from Thomas.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 8 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheets includes markings for 3 different P-47's and all with noseart.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Modern Jets Cockpit Instrument Decals from airscaleThis sheet is also available in 1/48 scale.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G Flaps from Aires.  This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Horsa Glider Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Bronco kit.


Thursday,  Jan 26  2017

Australia Day

India Republic Day

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We have a huge update to enjoy today on ARC  The ARC Indian members have pulled together and created a massive update to honour the Indian Republic Day.  You can find their Facebook group at Indian Scale Modellers.


Murli Rajan has done a marvelous job building his 1/144 Trumpeter IL-78, Su-30 & Revell Rafale in-flight refuelling diorama.  Murli combined quite a bit of scratch building to pull this very involved project together.  Such an amazing sight.

Tom Thounaojam is here with his brightly coloured 1/72 Airfix Tiger Moth.  Tom gave his Tiger Moth the full rigging job and then finished it in Indian markings.  Tom's finished model looks great.

Basundhar Roy has done an exceptionally nice job finishing and weathering his has done 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29.  His MiG-29 has a full weapons load and is flawlessly weathering and finished in Indian markings. 

Polly Singh is here on the Indian Republic Day with his flawless looking 1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk XVIII.  Polly opened the pilot's door to show off his well done cockpit detailing. His Spitfire is wearing the earlier style of roundels that were custom made by Murli Rajan.  I really enjoy seeing this Spitfire.

Tom Thounaojam joins us with this great looking 1/72 AMA Hobby TS-11 Iskra finished as an Indian jet in the bright yellow and silver trainer paint scheme.  This is an interesting little jet and it's good to see it in IAF markings.

Basundhar Roy has chosen a very cool camo scheme for his Indian Air Force 1/72 Hobbyboss Mil Mi-4.  The weathering on this chopper is very well done with paint chipping and a careful weathering job.  The end result looks very realistic. 

Tom Thounaojam is here with a very special BAe Hawk.  This is his 1/72 Italeri BAe Hawk T.Mk.1A in the markings of the Surya Kiran Air Demonstration Team.  Tom had to use custom made decals to get the special markigns for this rare little Hawk..

Ullas U spent 5 years building his amazing wooden model of the HAL HT-2.  This is the first HAL HT-2 on ARC and I am very impressed by the effort needed to build a model from scratch from wood.  Well done Ullas....you have done something few of us could do.

Basundhar Roy had a challenging time dealing with a decaling disaster while building his 1/72 Modelsvit Sukhoi-7.  I'm impressed he recovered so well and how perfect his model looks.  I love the look of this shark mouth Indian Air Force jet.

Polly Singh joins us for the second time today with his very attractive 1/72 Hasegawa F-4EJ KAI 8 SQN JSDAF.  Polly chose one of the great looking blue paint schemes for his Japanese Phantom

Vivek Kulanthaivelpandian has been busy adding scratch built details to his 1/72 Indian Navy Do-228.  One very creative detail was making static discharge wicks from tooth brush bristles.  Well done Vivek.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IX Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade from Barracudacals.  This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat Engine from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 US Army Helicopter Pilot - Vietnam War 1960 - 1975 from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-39 late style weighted wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Wednesday,  Jan 25  2017
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Erik Leijdens is here with a couple of gems.  These are his 1/48 Eduard & Smer Su-7 Fitter A’s in the markings of Algeria and Iraq.  Erik added detail items from Quickboost, Eduard and pitot tubes from Master to detail the exterior and cockpit and even decals from Hi-Decal line.   These jets are beauties.

PB is here with a very cool concept.  This is his 1/48 Revell AH-64A Apache built as a South African Apache. PB gave his AH-64 a full weapons load and even has a scratchbuilt M4 rifle on the seat as a crew weapon.  I love the camo scheme on this chopper, it just looks right.

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his 1/32 Revell Heinkel He-111Klaasjan added extra photo etch to the interior then opens up the interior as much as possible to show off his wonderful detailing.  The exterior is skillfully weathered and finished to look like a battle hardened veteran bomber.  Such exceptional work.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Intake Correction Set from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MG-14 Parabellum WW1 Gun from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tornado IDS Antennas from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SM.79 Sparviero interior set & vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Tuesday,  Jan 24  2017
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Osvaldo Carrasco joins us from Chile with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Revell Hawker Hunter FGA9 has a very detailed cockpit thanks to the Eduard Zoom cockpit set and a great looking desert camo.  This is a fantastic looking Hunter with just the right amount of weathering. Simply perfect Osvaldo.

Carmel J. Attard has done his usually high quality job on his vacuformed 1/72 Airmodel Products Fokker CVE.  Carmel added scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit and gunner compartment and added further details to the exterior and then finished it in an attractive Finnish camo scheme.  I love it Carmel.

Luc Harvey joins us today with his 8th article on ARC.  This is his great looking 1/72 Hobby Boss MiG 15 UTI wearing a bare metal finish and the perfect amount of panel line weathering.  Very nice indeed Luc.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Warehouse two wheeled hand truck from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 S.E.5a (Early) Landing Gear & Struts from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Roden / Encore kit.


Here's a product article for the  Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/32 WWII USMC Seated Fighter Pilot-Gregory "Pappy" Boyington figure from Ultracast


Here's a product article for the 1/72 De Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Pitot tube & armament set from Master.


Monday,  Jan 23  2017
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Thomas Brückelt starts today with his very interesting Luft '46 aircraft.  This is his 1/72 Airmodel Products Heinkel He P.1080 Twin ramjet fighter with some extra work to improve the detailing on this very interesting little jet.  Thomas builds very interesting models and I enjoy seeing his work on ARC.

Leonardo joins us with a very interesting model today.  This is his 1/48 Classic Airframes IMAN Romeo Ro. 37 built to a very high quality in the complicated Italian camo scheme.  Beautiful work Leonardo....it's good to see you on ARC.

Mark L. Rossmann has done a stellar job on his Korea – Recon Panthers 1/48 Trumpeter and Revell / Monogram.  Mark has deep knowledge of the Korean War and his includes some very interesting history of the opening stages of the war.  His Panthers look perfect in their dark blue gloss paint.  Well done Mark. 

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 1/72 F-4 Armament from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw 190F-8 Gun Cover from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CF-101 Voodoo Canopy Mask from Canuck Model ProductsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


Sunday,  Jan 22  2017
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Shows this weekend include:

Gene A. (Gene-o) DiGennaro starts today with his stunning in-flight display of his 1/48 Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 TigerGene took the classic Lindberg kit and reworked it from end to end modifying all the big and small details to get a highly detailed model of this classic jet.  Gene has proved what can be done with some persistence and old school skill.  Well done Gene I am impressed.

James Court is here with his colourful 1/72 Airfix Fairchild FH-227 in the livery of an airline in Canada called Nordair. James had to combine 2 kits to build this stretched version for an airline pilot and he did end up with a first class model of this passenger aircraft.

Gerd Wilcken started with the single seat Kinetic Models Kfir and added a resin conversion set to make his 2 seat 1/48 Wingman Latin American Kfir TC10 trainer.  This is quite the extensive project that Gerd pulled together into a lovely model of this rare trainer.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the new 1/35 M/HH-60G Pavehawk decal sheet from Werner's Wings This sheet is also available in 1/72nd and 1/144th now and 1/48 in the near future.

Fred Krause is here with a product article for the new 1/72 Topgun Tigers & Talons decal sheet from Furball Aero Design This sheet is also available in 1/48 and 1/32 scale. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 GBU-12 Paveway II bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 A6M Zero Type 21/32 Exhaust resin set from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Thursday,  Jan 19  2017
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Géza "G'cart" Szekér joins us from Hungary with his stunning 1/72 YuMo SOKO G-4 Super Galeb diorama.  This is a Yugoslav jet so there is a variety of weapons from different countries in his diorama which proves the variety of aircraft from east and west that were used by Yugoslavia.  The painting on this Super Galeb is flawless and shows the beauty of this aircraft very well.  Enjoy the photos of this gem if a trainer.

Raphael L. Marbella, MD joins us from the Philippines with his very tiny award winning 1/144 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX.  Raphael finished his Spitfire as a bare metal Israeli fighter from the early days of the IAF with a careful amount of weathering.  It's a lovely looking Spitfire and I can see why it own first place.

Dragan Cvetic is here with probably the most colourful Drakens.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa J-35 Draken wearing a special Austrian scheme.  Dragan added a pitot tube and dressed up the cockpit with a new seat and seatbelts.  This one is a beauty and I enjoyed seeing it.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 North American P-51 Mustang Pt.3 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet is designed for the Tamiya P-51B & D.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 U.S.A.F. Fighter Pilot WWII - 8th Army (ETO) from AerobonusThis pilot figure would be an excellent addition to your P-38, P-47, P-51B/C, A-20 etc in the ETO.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AV-8B, GR.Mk7 Harrier II metal landing gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Macchi MC.202 Folgore resin cockpit set from Pavla Models.  This detail set is designed for the ltaleri kit.


Wednesday,  Jan 18  2017
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S K Loh starts today's update with his amazing inflight Pearl Harbor diorama.  This is his 1/144 AFV P-40 Warhawk and 1/144 SWEET A6M5 Type 52C Zero in the midst of a famous dogfight during the Pearl Harbor attack.  This is quite the scene to remember that fateful day. 

Arashdaddy joins us  with his attractive looking 1/48 Academy F-5E.  Finished his F-5 in Iranian markings with that great looking desert camo.  Welcome to ARC Arashdaddy!!!

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his big beautiful 1/32 Tamiya F-4D Phantom #188.  Shawn is an expert with a passion for the F-4 and you will see that is this article today...this one is a beauty....I love the markings.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G-6 cockpit from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Heinkel He51 B.1 Antennas from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 German aircraft cannon 3,7cm Flak 18 gun barrels from MasterThese were used on the Ju 86 G Stuka and other aircraft.


Tuesday,  Jan 17  2017
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Duncan gets things started in style with part 2 of his 1/144 Airwing 8 FCD carrier diorama.  Duncan features his F-4J Phantom of VF-74, S-3A Viking of VS-24 and a RF-8G Crusader of VFP-63 with CVW8 during the 1976~80 period.  The detail on all these models is first rate and the carrier decks are stunningly well done.  Enjoy the photos...this one is a treat to see.

El Rey has done a great job on his 1/72 Dragon P38-J Droop Snoot.  This particular P-38 has bombs and a beautifully done bare metal finish complete with weathering.  I love seeing El Rey's latest model on ARC...I enjoyed seeing it. 

Alacrán joins us today with his 12th model on ARC and the first Arado Ar 95 on ARC.  This is his beautiful finished 1/72 MPM Arado AR-95L in Chilean Air Force markings.  Alacrán has included the Chilean for this aircraft type and well as 6 photos of his amazing model.  It's quite the cool looking biplane.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23 MF/ML corrected tail fin from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/18 SBD-3/4 Dauntless Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Merit kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40B/C Tubular Exhausts from Ultracast This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4 Intake Trunking for Gull Gray Phantoms decal sheet from Furball Aero Design.


Monday,  Jan 16  2017
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Tolga Ülgür starts today with a  very special model.  This is his 1/48 Monogram Heinkel He-111H “Legion Condor” in a mid war winter camo.  Tolga gave his bomber full weathering in the way if exhaust staining and subtle panel line shading.  This one if a beauty.  Luftwaffe aircraft in the winter camo always looks good. 


Carmel J. Attard is here with his brightly painted attractive looking 1/72 Monogram Curtiss F11C-2.  Carmel tells the history of this little American fighter from the inter war years and well as the little construction details he used to build this gem.  I love the look of it.

André Manzano is here from warm Brazil with his beautifully finished 1/48 Italeri F-16C “Barak”André finished his "Barak" in the great looking Israeli camo complete with scorpion tail art and a full weapons load.  I love the look of these Israeli F-16's.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 109A-8 engine and fuselage guns from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ju 87G Stuka Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 (Blk 52+) weighted wheels from Royale Resin.  This detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit. 

 


Friday,  Jan 13  2017       
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Kees Kuyper has combined the V-22 Osprey with the Arado Blitz to create his Dornier Dusseldorf jet transport.  Then he gave it a period correct camo scheme.  This looks like an aircraft that could have existed. 

Bill Arnold is here with an eggplane I enjoyed seeing.  This is his  Hasegawa Egg Avenger wearing a very well done North Atlantic paint scheme.  Very cool Bill. 

Kees Kuyper combined parts of a glider with V-22 VTOL engines to build his VTOL.  This is one very sleek looking VTOL aircraft....I love the look of it.

Bill Arnold has pressed me with his Meng Models Lancaster Bomber.  I really love how the camo looks on his eggplane Lanc.

Kees Kuyper is here with something completely unique.  This is his First man on Mars and looking at it does cause me to think.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MG-14/17 Parabellum WW1 Gun from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Heinkel He 111P-2 Exhaust from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Thursday,  Jan 12  2017       
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Bill Arnold starts today with his sharp looking Tiger Models Spitfire eggplane.  Bill added seatbelts the cockpit and ended up with quite the good looking eggplane spitfire.

Arthur L. Caesar Jr. has created a very cool 1/48 F-18/Batwing for Batman to fly in 2017.  This is a combination of an F-18 and the Batwing which is a very cool model.  I love it.

Bill Arnold is here with his very cool looking Meng Models He-177 eggplane complete with Fritz “X” missiles.  Bill chose a complicated paint scheme which he completed with excellent results.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless Exhaust from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Italeri/Accurate Miniatures kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 USAAF 75-GAL Napalm Tanks from RESIN2Detail.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mosquito T.III resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Wednesday,  Jan 11  2017       
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Hal Elsberry "Els" is a local here on ARC for his amazingly crteative model and this latest gem shows his amazing skill and talent.  This is his Driving Mrs. Rommel made from the Rommel's Rod kit with a custom sculpted figure.  WOW WOW WOW!!!  Amazing work Hal.

Bill Arnold is here with his very cool looking Meng Models B-17G.  Bill went the extra mile and pre-shaded his model to give the panel lines a more realistic look.  Nice one Bill, I like the look of this B-17 eggplane.

Bill Arnold built this beauty in only 3 days.  This is his Tiger Models Ki-84 (Frank) with some great looking markings as well as exhaust stain weathering and scratchbuilt seatbelts.  This is a treat to see this one on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This latest resin set includes 6 highly detailed corrected 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons with detailed launching mechanisms on the undersides of all of the pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-20G Havoc Engine Cowlings set from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Italeri/AMT kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 German radar FuG 218 "NEPTUN" antenna from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G-6 radio compartment from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Tuesday,  Jan 10  2017

 Russia - Soviet counteroffensive in Stalingrad. 

The beginning of the end (1943) 

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Bill Arnold starts today with his sharp looking Tiger Models Lagg-7.  Bill dressed up the cockpit with some scratchbuilt seatbelts and finished it off in Russian markings.  A great looking eggplane.

Stephen & Lyta Carr are here to get involved in Silly Week with their 1/72nd Scale T-6 Texan.  I'm pleased to day the design of the paint scheme was the work of Lyta and it looks very good indeed.  Well done Stephen & Lyta.

Bill Arnold has done an exceptional job on his Hasegawa Egg P-38.  The P-38 is a unique looking aircraft and this eggplane captures that look in it's wonderful eggplane style.  Beautiful work Bill.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-17 Flying Fortress Propellers w/tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop & Spinner from Ultracast.  This set is designed to fit the Airfix kit #A05130 and similar kits.


Monday,  Jan 9  2017      
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Bill Arnold had a fun 3 days building his Tiger Models Bf109.  Bill has high regards for the quality of is kit and he turned it into quite the nice early war Emil complete with scratchbuilt seat belts to dress up the big cockpit.  Quite the cute looking model Bill.

63CPE has created a very interesting Indian design.  This is his 1/72 HAL Noun (Eagle) which is a what-if aircraft designed and built in India.  David has the full story and it is quite the interesting story.  A very realistic looking design David.

Kees Kuyper is here with something you've never seen before.  This is his what-if design of the Lunar Landing Trainer and I must say I love this design....very enjoyable to see. 

Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 TCA Vanguard decal sheet from Thunderbird Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mk.82 Bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Friday,  Jan 6  2017       
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Shows this weekend include:

Dave Bailey, aka The Rat starts today with his Kuwait Air Force Supermarine Swift FGA.4E what-if model.  Dave has woven a creative tale to go with his great looking in-flight model.  Nicely done Dave.

63CPE has done an amazing job on his 1/72 Henschel Hs 126 G autogyro.  David has combined a variety of aircraft to build his very unique design and he also has a great historical article to go with his wonderful model.  Very cool David.

Kees Kuyper joins us with his very colourful and artistic model of the Artcare.  This is an aircraft with the purpose of transporting artwork which explains it's colourful paint scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MG-14 Parabellum WW1 gun from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190A Ribs with Brace Locks from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. VII. - XVI. wheel set (4-spoke) from SBS Model.


Thursday,  Jan 5  2017       
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63CPE gets things started today with his Republic F-84LR.  This is a turbo prop F-84 used for long range bomber escort duties.  There is no doubt about it, but this design looks quite good and of course the highly polished bare metal finish is flawless.

Kees Kuyper has combined the wings from a Corsair with the fuselage from a  Bearcat to create his Corsair-cat.  I've looked at all the photos and this plane looks very realistic from every angle.  Kees has a natural talent for aircraft design.

Dave Bailey, aka The Rat joins with his alternate history of the 1968 Czechoslovakia revolution against the USSR.  This model is a Czech Hunter called Czech Mate which was part of the rebuilding of the Czech air force after the Soviets were kicked out.  I fun article to read....thanks Dave.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This set includes detailed launching mechanisms  on the undersides of all of the pylons.  The kit includes 6 resin pylons plus 4 trees of optional hardware.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-40B Aluminum Prop & Spinner Curtiss 11' dia. Blade 89301-3 from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SAAB 37 Viggen boarding ladder from Maestro Models.


Wednesday,  Jan 4  2017       
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Kees Kuyper is here to show you what happens when you combine the fuselage of the Hurricane with the wings and engines of the Me 262.  This is his Hawker Hurrycane which looks very possible.  I love the look of this one.

63CPE is here with a beautifully done bare metal model of the 1/72 Myasichev Projet M.  This is a combination of a variety of aircraft and the article tells the full history and story.  I'm impressed with the story and model and especially that David would use a BMF on a kitbashed model.....that is VERY difficult to do.

Dave Bailey, aka The Rat joins us with The Crimson Kite.  This is a Czech jet that defected to the RAF and I must say it is odd to see a Czechoslovak MiG-17PF in these bright markings.  Dave's artcle tells the full background story.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop This tool is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 5 Speed Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 5 Speed tool).


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25 (Frogfoot) Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190F-8 propeller from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SeaHawk FGA. Mk. 6 resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Tuesday,  Jan 3  2017         Silly Week 2017     
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Kees Kuyper starts today with a very amusing airliner design.  This is his Elongated Boeing 747 designed to take on the Airbus A-380.  Kees has a very creative mind and this 747 is a very good example of his creative mind.

63CPE is here with a very much upgraded Bird dog.  This is his 1/72 Cessna Bulldog made from a selection of parts and skillfully pulled together into a very realistic looking aircraft.  David has included the full story and history of this unique aircraft.  Enjoy his article.....I sure did.

George "The Loggie" Oh is here today with a Star Wars themed model.  This is his "Red 3 standing-by" made from a Kingfisher model, some Star Wars parts and a creative imagination.  I loved seeing this one George.

Monday,  Jan 2  2017         Silly Week 2017
Happy 2017 Everyone.  I'm getting over my flu but still not back to 100%.  

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63CPE is here with his first article on ARC to get Silly Week off to a stunning start.  This is David's kit bashed 1/72 Breguet-Dorand G.V. with a very amusing story about it's history.  Welcome to ARC David.

Dave Bailey, aka The Rat is here with a very amusing article about his Percival Proctor TT target tug. I'm pleased to see Dave get silly Week 2017 off to a great start.

Sunday,  Jan 1  2017

  End of Hanukkah (Festival of Lights) 

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USA Nats 2016


Model Shows

Richmond, Virginia Feb 25, 2017 2017 Old Dominion Open Model Show


Catano. Puerto Rico Feb 25, 2017 IPMS Borinqueneers Plastic Model Expo


Anchorage, Alaska Feb 25, 2017 IPMS Anchorage 2017 Model Contest


Wilsonville, Oregon Feb 25, 2017 The Bob Parth Portland Classic Model Car Contest


Pompano Beach, Florida Mar 4, 2017 Flight 19 Modelfest VI


Golden, Colorado Mar 4, 2017 CoMMiESFest 2017


Madison, Wisconsin Mar 4, 2017 Mad City Modelers 22nd Annual Model Show


San Jose, California Mar 4, 2017 2017 Silicon Valley Classic


Farmers Branch, Texas Mar 4, 2017 Showdown 2017


Madison Heights, Michigan Mar 5, 2017 SEMMEX 2017


Homosassa, Florida, Mar 5, 2017 Manatee Car Show


Bossier City, Louisiana Mar 11, 2017 RiverCon VI


Marietta, Georgia Mar 11, 2017 Atlanta Con 2017


Kansas City, Missouri Mar 11, 2017 KCCON 2017


Fairmont, Minnesota Mar 18, 2017 21st Annual Model Show and Contest


Allison Park, Pennsylvania Mar 25, 2017 Tricon 2017 Model Show and Contest


Ocala, Florida Mar 25, 2017 Billetproof


Freeport, New York Mar 25, 2017 RepLIcon 28


Chicopee, Massachusetts Mar 26, 2017 Valleycon 27


Wayne, New Jersey April 1, 2017 MosquitoCon


Anniston, Alabama April 1, 2017 Phantom Phurball 2017


Saco, Maine April 2, 2017 DowneastCon 2017


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio April 7, 2017 WrightCon 2017

Des Moines, Iowa April 8, 2017 Surgicon 23

Kenner, Louisiana April 8, 2017 IPMS New Orleans - Super-Invitational 2017

Bixby, Oklahoma April 8, 2017 Tulsa Modelers Contest

Cheektowaga, New York April 9, 2017 BUFFCON 34

Monticello, Iowa April 22, 2017 Fleacon 13

Renton, Washington April 22, 2017 Spring Show 2017

Winooski, Vermont April 29, 2017 CAN/AM CON '17

Cleveland, Tennessee April 29, 2017 White Water Classic

Dallas, North Carolina April 29, 2017 2017 Region 12 Regional Convention and Show

Stafford, Texas April 29, 2017 Modelmania

Calgary, Alberta June 10, 2017 RMMC IPMS Calgary Model Show Reg 2017

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ARC Groupbuilds

Big Kit, Big plane, Small (ish) scale GB ends Jan 1 2016

Iron Men, Plastic Ships GB ends Jan 1 2016

A-4 Skyhawk Group Build - ends Jan 1st 2016

The Graveyard Shift - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Vietnam War Group Build - ends March 1 2016

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Aircraft Resource Center (ARC Air) is a scale modelling website devoted to all types of scale aircraft modelling.....from Biplanes, Props, Jets and Spacecraft.....real or fictional.  On this site you will find............ 

  • over 14,000 model gallery articles 

  • over 1,000 walkarounds containing thousands of detail photos

  • over 200 Tools n Tips article with helpful techniques to build better models

  • An active and friendly Aircraft Modelling discussion boards with almost 14,000 members

  • Group builds including most aircraft types

  • Over 6000 product reviews

  • And a family of helpful modellers from dozens of countries all around the planet

ARC Air first opened in November 15, 1999