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Sunday,  July 5  2015

Cape Verde National Day

Venezuela Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  July 4  2015

United States of America Independence Day

Rwanda Liberation Day

    Happy 4th  to all the American ARC'ers 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Dragan Cvetic starts this special July 4th update with his stunning looking 1/48 Revell SB2C Helldiver.  Dragan is a master at weathering and you can see that on his beautifully weather Helldiver.  Dragan has high praise for this Revell kit.  Beautiful work Dragan.

Shawn phantom Weiler joins us on this 4th with his USMC 1/48 Hasegawa F-4S Phantom #178Shawn built his Phantom mostly OOB and finished it off with MAW decals for a USMC bird with VMFA-232 "Red Devils".  This is a perfect addition to this special update....well done Shawn.

Friday,  July 3  2015

Belarus Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Thursday,  July 2   2015  
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Wednesday,  July 1  2015

Burundi Independence Day

Canada  Day

Rwanda Independence Day

    Happy Canada Day to all the ARC Canucks 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Shawn phantom Weiler starts this special Canada day update with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet, #63Shawn modified his Canadian Hornet to replicate an airshow CF-18 that flew with this Battle of Britain 75th anniversary scheme.  Shawn explains the mods he did to replicate this aircraft which is painted up to look like one of the few from that hot summer or 1940.  Happy Canada Day Shawn.

Harv has a sharp looking 1/72 Italeri FWSAR C-27J Spartan wearing a Canadian SAR scheme.  Harv used a combination of decals from Leading Edge and other sources to pull this attractive project together in 3 short days.  I love the look of it.   Happy Canada Day Harv.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Hunter Air Brake from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 German WW II aircraft torpedo LTF 5b from CMKThis torpedo would be suitable for the Ju-88.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Typhoon single seater resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Tuesday,  June 30   2015  
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Andre Mimizu joins us today with his 5th article on ARC.  Andre combined various kits to create his 1/72 Focke Wulf P222.004 Schnellbomber (combo build) which is a design that never got off the drawing board with the Luftwaffe during WW2.  It's impressive how Andre was able to pull together this project from drawings.....it looks very realistic.

Kep Ar used a veriety of aftermarket items to create his highly detailed 1/72 Fujimi MIG-21 MF.   The camo and markings are for an Angolan Fishbed complete with a  full weapons load and a flawless weathering job including faded paint.  This is Kep Ar's 4th article on ARC and I look forward to seeing his next model on ARC when it is done.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 JAS-39 Gripen Wheel Bay set from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 1000 Lbs Handtruck from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-17PF gun barrels & Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Exhausts from Ultracast This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Monday,  June 29   2015
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Zhe Zheng is here with his 4th article on ARC.  I pleased to show you his 1/72 Tamiya Hs-129 finished in the very attractive winter camo including fill weathering for exhaust stains etc.  I love the look of winter camo on Luftwaffe aircraft. 

Konstantinos Vergos joins us with his stunning 1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000 EGM.  Konstantinos used a variety of aftermarket sets from Eduard to add detail and accuracy to the cockpit, engine, landing gear and bays.  Konstantinos added a pitot tube and a full weapons load then gave his Mirage a first class paint job with a subtle weathering job.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 IAB-500 imitation atomic bomb from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models,


Here's a product article for the 1/32 BF 109G-10 cockpit set from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 U.S. Army Aircraft Mechanic WWII - Pacific theater from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MBV2S target tow pod w. Lansen pylon from Maestro ModelsThis pod was used on the SwAF J29 Tunnan and J32 Lansen plus Swiss AF Hawker Hunter and F-5F Tiger. 


Sunday,  June 28   2015 
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  June 27  2015

Djibouti National Day

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Friday,  June 26  2015

Madagascar Independence Day

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Burt Gustafson gets things started this Friday with his great looking 90th model here on ARC.  Burt built his 1/48 Hobby Boss FJ-4 Fury as the later bomber version complete with a full weapons load and the hi viz markings that were common for this time period.  Burt builds a large variety of aircraft and it's good to see his Fury on ARC to join his other 89 models.  Well done Burt.

Harv is here in a big way with his RCAF Lancaster x2.  Harv built both of these Lancs in honour of Kenneth Lussier DFC.  Harv did a splendid job on both of these big beauties and he has provided some history behind the aircraft.  I quite enjoyed seeing these Lancs by Harv.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Rocket launcher B-8M1 and loading cart from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Stummel Habicht "6 or 8 Metre Wingspan" version Single-Seat Aerobatic Glider model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-21bis wheel bays + wheels from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.


Thursday,  June 25  2015

Croatia Independence Day 

Mozambique Independence Day

Slovenia National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets things started in fine style with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-8 Crusader in the markings of VF-13 Nightcappers  from the late 1960's.  Shawn has included others F-8's from his display case including photos of his display cases, which are quite impressive to see.  The F-8 is such a cool jet....well done Shawn.


Mike Pattison has a passion for the large scale models and today he joins us with his classic 1/32 Revell F4U1A Corsair.  Mike added seat belts to dress up the cockpit and then chose markings for an American Ace in the PTO and gave his model a full weathering job to complete his stunning Corsair.  Very nicely done Mike.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Antonov An-2 decal sheet from Balkan ModelsThis decal sheet includes markings for 6 different 1/72 Antonov An-2 from Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Croatia.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 162A Nose undercarriage bay and wheel from CMKThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mirage F-1C resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa/Revell kit.


Wednesday,  June 24  2015

Order of Malta - St. John's Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Mike Muth is here with his 3rd model on ARC and it is quite the beauty.  This is his 1/48 Eduard SSW D.III in a very striking Prussian blue lozenge pattern.  Mike has high praise for this Eduard kit and his finished model shows it does build up into quite the attractive Great War fighter.  Well done Mike.

Greg Kerry is here with a modern close air support diorama.  This is his 1/144 Academy General Dynamics F-16 bombing a 1/72 tank in a forced perspective.  Greg wasn't overly impressed with the quality of the model kits....but his skill has turned them into quite the engaging diorama.  Keep doing what you do Greg.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109 Control Levers from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109G-6 Cockpit set from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-15 & bis gun barrels, antenna & Pitot Tube from Master.


Tuesday,  June 23  2015
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Navid H gets things started in style today with his first article on ARC.. This sharp looking and beautifully finished 1/144 Airfix B747-200 is wearing the livery for Iran Air cargo using custom made decals designed and printed by Navid.  Welcome to ARC Navid....I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

Ed Ellickson joins us today with his 3rd model on ARC.  This is Ed's 1/72 Special Hobby F2A-3 Buffalo in excellent  weathering as it appeared during the Battle of Midway in mid 1942.  Ed was very successful with the weathering on this beauty and he describes his weathering techniques in his article.  This one sweet looking Buffalo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 RS-2US / AA-1 Alkali service cart from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 VF-2 Bounty Hunters decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 5 different 1/48 F-14's with VF-2 Bounty Hunters including the Last Tomcat Cruise.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Rotol 4-Blade Propeller from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Monday,  June 22  2015

  Russia - The Invasion of Russia  

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Sunday,  June 21   2015       Happy Fathers Day guys!!!
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Saturday,  June 20   2015  
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Friday,  June 19   2015  
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Vitor Sousa has added some extreme detail to his 1/72 HobbyBoss AH-64D Apache – I Saraf.  Vitor opened up panels to show off the added detail and then did some highly skilled painting and weathering to get this Israel AH-64 looking perfect.  He's included text in his 60 photos that fully explains the process of creating this masterpiece.  Exceptional work Vitor.

Carmel J. Attard joins us today with an early British jet.  This is his 1/72 Aeroclub English Electric P.1A which he made using parts from other kits as well as aftermarket parts plus his own high level of skill when it comes to such complicated projects.  It's good to see this early Lightning prototype...Carmel makes every project look so easy...well done Carmel.  

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-29 exhaust nozzles from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy Minicraft and Eduard kits.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair flaps from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 RRG Rhoenadler Single-Seat High-Performance Sailplane model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Thursday,  June 18   2015  
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Luckymodel.com 12th Anniversary Sale  until June 30....save up to 20% depending on how much you buy if use the special Coupon Codes.

Fermín Cachón Álvarez starts today with Fermín's first article on ARC.  This is the 1/72 Airfix A-4B Skyhawk for a jet on display at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.  Fermín darkened the panel lines and finished his Skyhawk as a clean museum bird.  I'm honored to have Fermín's A-4 on ARC and I hope to see more of Fermín's models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Fermín!!!

Zhe Zheng had a challenging time building the multi-media 1/72 Special Hobby DAP Beaufort Mk.VIII.  This kit required plenty of dry fitting and adjustments but the finished model in it's Australian markings looks excellent.  It's really good to see a second Beaufort on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 U.S. Army Aircraft Mechanic WWII - Pacific Theatre from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-1.44 cockpit set from NeomegaThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.


National Convention

Columbus, OH July 22 - 25

ARC Groupbuilds

Star Wars Group Build - ends May 4th 2015

StarFish Group Build - ends  March 1st 2015

Tiger group build - ends July1st 2015

Search and Rescue Group build (SAR) - ends July 1st 2015

The Shelf Queens Group Build - ends March 2014

Model Shows

National Convention

Columbus, OH July 22 - 25

Spring, TX Aug 1 2015


Crystal Lake, IL Aug 2 2015


Roanoke, VA Aug 15 2015


St. Louis, MO Sept 12 2015


Arlington, TX Sept 12 2015


Reno, NV Sept 12 2015


Hudson, MA Sept 13 2015


Orlando, FL Sept 18 - 20 2015


Sharon, PA Sept 19 2015


Rapid City, SD Sept 19 2015


Carlisle, PA Sept 19 2015

Leavenworth, KS Sept 19 2015


Little Rock, AR Sept 26 2015


Covington, LA Sept 26 2015


Milpitas, CA Sept 27 2015


Wausau, WI Oct 10 2015


Cincinnati (Sharonville), OH Oct 10 2015


Wichita, KS Oct 10 2015


Poughkeepsie, NY  Oct 17 2015


Salisbury, NC Oct 17 2015


Nashua, NH Oct 18 2015

Fort Snelling, MN Oct 24 2015


Murfreesboro, TN Nov 7 2015


Deerfield Beach, FL Nov 14 2015


Columbia, MO Nov 14 2015


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