Recent Reviews

 
Friday,  Feb 12   2016    
WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets your Friday update off to a great start with his 1/48 Tamiya Skyraider.  Shawn chose a South Vietnam Skyraider with a full weapons load and drop tanks and expertly applied Skyraider specific exhaust stains.  This one is fantastic Shawn.

Emre Tuzun is here with one of the cooler looking Tomcats.  This is his 1/48 Fujimi F-14A Black Bunny with the Playboy bunny artwork on the tail.  Emre dressed up his F-14 with training weapons and drop tanks to make it an accurate VX-4 Evaluators jet. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21MFN ejection seat from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit and includes resin and photo etch parts.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawk T Mk.1A Control Levers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Thursday,  Feb 11  2016

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

I'm pleased to see Dirk Schenk's 4th article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Italeri MB-326K Impala Mk.II modified using the Scaleworx conversion kit into a single seater in the SAAF.  Dirk explains the South African history with this aircraft and the weapons it employed.  His model is a treat to see in it's SAAF camo.

Emre Tuzun has done a outstanding job on his 1/72 Revell Bell 212 BGS.  Emre chose the not often seen markings for the Bundesgrenzschutz (German Federal Border Protection Unit).  Emre enjoyed the quality of this kit and I love the shade of green he chose for his excellent looking finished model. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Part 7 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet includes3 aircraft including  2 in partial D-Day stripes with the "Eileen" markings and and one bare metal Jug in the markings for "ALWAYS MARGE!" 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 USAF utility trailer wagon 36x60 inch from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Packard Merlin V-1650-7 Engine Kit from RESIN2DetailThis engine is designed for the Tamiya P-51 but can also be used for the Mosquito, Lancaster or late-model P-40 or an airfield or hangar diorama.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 I-153 Control Levers from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit


Wednesday,  Feb 10   2016    
WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Richard Spreckley has done a spectacular job building, detailing and weathering his 1/48 Italeri Hawker Typhoon MkIb 'bubbletop'.  Richard added the Eduard Big Ed Photo Etch set which dressed up his Typhoon very well.  Then he turned his attention to finishing his Typhoon to a very high standard with markings for a typhoon from a  local base.  WOW...this one is a beauty!!!


Aaron Liles joins us with his second model on ARC with his 1/72 Mach 2 Piasecki HUP-2: 58S Aéronautique Navale during the Indochina war in the Gulf of Tonkin.  Aaron put plenty of effort into scratchbuilding details for the interior and rotor hubs and more.  The then was very successful in the paint chipping and weathering.  This HUP-2 is beautifully done and definitely has the look and feel of the real chopper.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-101A/C Voodoo wheel bays from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fairey Firefly Hispano 20mm cannons with uncovered barrels from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21UN Air Scoops from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Tuesday,  Feb 9   2016    
WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Greg Kerry gets things fired up today with his action packed 1/72 Hobbyboss Il-2 Shturmovik diorama.  Greg added a variety of armour targets and figures plus a scratchbuilt house.  Greg has a serious talent for pulling these action filled scenes together.

Mike Regan is here with his 5th model on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his 1/48 Airfix Javelin F(AW)9 in all it's glory and built to a very high standard.  Mike includes some interesting Javelin history as well as what was involved in building this eye catching model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Model T-Foam cleaner (45 gallon) from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40 Seats with US seat belts from Ultracast.  These seats are suitable for  American P-40's...specifically the B-M variants.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 I-153 Exhausts from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-25 resin cockpit set with a vacuformed canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the KP kit.


Monday,  Feb 8   2016 

Happy Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year

Today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year for the Year of the Monkey.  Enjoy!!!

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Ermanno Bonafin joins us from Italy with his very special 1/48 Hasegawa Bell P-39Q racer #84 Ermanno added extra detail to his P-39 and weathering for the exhaust stains.  This is a great looking air racer and I really enjoyed seeing it.

Thomas Brückelt is here with a very special prototype glider.  This is his 1/72 Bird models Lippisch DM-1, first stage that he modified and added extra detail to before finishing it as a model in flight.  Thomas has built many interesting models and you can see them by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.  This is a very cool glider.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Storm Shadow Missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.  These missiles are designed for Western European jets.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F4U-5 Corsair Night Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Kern County Fire Department Bell/UH-1H decal sheet from Fireball Modelworks.  This decal sheet  includes markings for the 1/35 Bell/UH-1H in the markings for the Kern County Fire Department Helitrack 408.  This decal sheet is also available in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72.


Sunday,  Feb 7  2016

Grenada Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Saturday,  Feb 6  2016

New Zealand Waitangi Day

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Friday,  Feb 5  2016

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Duncan gets things fired up in a very fun way today with his 1/60 Monogram Snap-Tite helo’s.  These are Snap-Tite kits that Duncan built to a pretty impressive standard.....and they sure do look like relaxing and fun builds.  Two are wearing US markings and one is in Swiss markings.  The detail on this kits looks pretty good.

Emre Tuzun is here with his 4th model on ARC and what a great build of this classic kit this is.  He took the 1/48 Revell A-37A Dragonfly and added some True Details photo etch and some scratchbuilt details to make this a epic looking build of this older kit.  I like the addition of the photo etch....it does a fine job dressing up the Dragonfly.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4C ejection seats from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Polikarpov U-2/Po-2 Propeller from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Harrier GR.1/GR.3 wheel set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 J33 Venom SwAF Night fighter resin model kit from Maestro ModelsThis kit includes markings for 6 different aircraft.


Thursday,  Feb 4  2016

Sri Lanka Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets things fired up today with his four 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104 StarfightersAll 4 are wearing Canadian markings and feature a variety of markings and camo producing a very good display.  Shawn has certainly been busy building Starfighters recently...I know you'll enjoy seeing all 4 of these.

Alacran built a great looking Chilean 1/72 Italeri Sikorsky S-55C helicopter.  Alacran added Eduard photo etch and then did extra work to make this a more accurate Chilean H-55 complete with weathering.  This is one sweet looking model of this classic chopper.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/24 warheads for British RP-3 Rockets from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15 resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the KP kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F4U-5 Corsair Night Exhaust from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Wednesday,  Feb 3   2016    
No update today.

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Tuesday,  Feb 2   2016    
Happy Ground Hog Day.  A Canadian Ground Hog named "Winnipeg Willow" died in the past 2 days...if a groundhog dies...does this mean the Canadians will get 6 more months of winter?  Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will be kinder to Americans.

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Burt Gustafson starts your update today with his 1/48 Airfix Supermarine Seafire FR.46 in the markings of the Royal Navy from 1948.  Burt tells the history of the Seafire in his article.  It's a treat to see Burt's Seafire on ARC.

Jean-Charles Goddet has done a first class job on his 1/72 Hasegawa Boeing F-15SG RSAF.  This is a Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15 using Miliverse decals and special features specific to the RSAF such as conformal fuel tanks and other details before finishing it off with a gentle weathering job and a weapons load.  This one looks perfect Jean-Charles.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Yak-3 control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Russian Pilot WWII from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 de Havilland Defiant Mk.I Propeller w/tool from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Monday,  Feb 1  2016

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Rwanda Heros Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Eric Morningstar starts your week with his first article on ARC and what a stunning model it is.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic F-16D Blk 52+ with Eduard and Aires aftermarket items and finished to a very high level as a Polish jet.  The camo scheme and weathering looks perfect.  Excellent work Eric....welcome to ARC!!!

Mark L. Rossmann is here with his very interesting "Block Island Corsair" 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1DMark tells the development of the Corsair as a carrier based fighter with the USN along with plenty of other WW2 history.  His articles are always a treat to read if you enjoy history.  His Corsair is a beauty with it's folded wings and sexy noseart.  Enjoy!!

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop.  This tool is designed for folding longer parts.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mk.77 incendiary bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.  These are the modern version of the incendiary bombs.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-9 Fishpot Air Scoops from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40 Seats with British Sutton Harness from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the  B-M variants.


Sunday,  Jan 31   2016   
WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Saturday,  Jan 30  2016

Liberation of Camp Pangatian, Philippines

WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Friday,  Jan 29   2016    
WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Philippe Cléro joins us from Switzerland with his first model on ARC.  This Philippe's 1/72 Hasegawa F-16 FSW "Whatif" finished with custom made decals.  This one great looking f-16 and I'm very pleased to see Philippe join us here on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Philippe.

Greg Kerry joins us with another of his stellar dioramas.  He has combined the 1/72 Revell Ki-61 & Zvezda Samurai figures to create quite the action packed and colourful scene.  His photos really are a feast for the eyes......this is quite the scene and very well done.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mk.81 bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.  This set includes six Mk.81 bombs and 4 different types of fuses for each bomb.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-36A Apache Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Italeri/Accurate Miniatures kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fiat G91 cockpit set from Neomega.  This detail set is designed for the Heller kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Military underwear WWII on the clothesline from Aerobonus.


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

Vietnam War Group Build - ends March 1 2016

Model Shows

San Antonio, Texas Feb 20 2016 Modelfiesta 35


Sacramento, California Feb 20, 2016 IPMS Silverwings Wintercon


Columbus, Ohio Feb 20, 2016 Blizzcon


Richmond, Virginia February 27, 2016 Old Dominion Open


Anchorage, Alaska February 27, 2016 Anchorage IPMS Annual Model Contest


Wilsonville, Oregon February 27, 2016 44th Annual Bob Paeth Portland Classic Model Car Contest


Puerto Rico February 28, 2016 Plastic Model Expo 2016


Farmers Branch, Texas March 5, 2016 Showdown 2016


Pompano Beach, Florida March 5, 2016 Flight 19 Modelfest V


Madison, Wisconsin March 5, 2016 Mad City Modelers 21st Annual Model Contest


Vancouver, Washington March 5, 2016 Joy of Modeling


Madison Heights, Michigan March 6, 2016 SEMMEX 2016


Edison, New Jersey March 11, 2016 iHobby Expo


Bossier City, Louisiana March 12, 2016 RiverCon V 2016


Allison Park, Pennsylvania March 12, 2016 2016 Three Rivers Annual Tricon


Kansas City, Missouri KCCON 2016 March 12, 2016


Indianapolis, Indiana March 12, 2016 Roscoe Turner IPMS Indianapolis Contest & Swap Meet


Ocala, Florida March 12, 2016 Geo. Albright (Tax Collector) 6th Annual Car and Truck Show


Marietta, Georgia March 19, 2016 Region 3 Regional Convention


North Charleston, South Carolina March 19, 2016 Region 12 Regional Convention


Hamilton, Ontario March 20, 2016 HeritageCon 10


Ocala, Florida April 2, 2016 21st Annual Wings, Wheels & Keels Spring Model Show


Venice, Florida April 2, 2016 21st Annual Wings, Wheels & Keels Spring Model Show


Ashland, Nebraska April 2, 2016 Omahacon 2016


Wayne, New Jersey April 2, 2016 MosquitoCon 25


San Jose, California April 2, 2016 Silicon Valley Classic III


Anniston, Alabama April 2, 2016 Phantom Phlashers Phantom Phurball 2016


Winnipeg, Manitoba April 2, 2016 Grant Park Mall Scale Model Display


Saco, Maine April 3, 2016 DowneastCon


Chicopee, Massachusetts April 3, 2016 Valleycon 26


Sumter, South Carolina April 7, 2016 2016 AMPS International Show


Dayton, Ohio April 7, 2016 2016 AMPS International Show


Dayton, Ohio April 8, 2016 WrightCon 2016, The IPMS/USA Region IV Convention


Kenner, Louisiana April 9, 2016 Great South Tigerfest XXIII


Bixby, Oklahoma April 9, 2016 Tulsa Modelers Forum


Cheektowaga (Buffalo), New York April 10, 2016 BuffCon 33


Knoxville, Tennessee April 16, 2016 34th Annual Smoky Mountain Mini-Con


Golden, Colorado April 16, 2016 Mutual of CoMMiES Presents Wild Kingdom


Milwaukie, Oregon April 16, 2016 26 Annual Pacific NW Model Car Fest


WESTLAKE, Ohio April 17, 2016 Spring Swap-N-Bull Model and Toy Show


Monticello, Iowa April 23, 2016 Fleacon 12


Stafford, Texas April 23, 2016 Modelmania 2016


Plattsburgh, New York April 23, 2016 CAN/AM Con '16


Cleveland, Tennessee April 23, 2016 2nd Whitewater Classic Model Car Contest


Renton, Washington April 23, 2016 IPMS Seattle Spring Show 2016


Old Bethpage, New York April 29, 2016 Noreastcon 45


Des Moines, Iowa April 30, 2016 Surgicon 22


Port Clinton, Ohio April 30, 2016 Tol - Con 2016


Fairfax, Virginia April 30, 2016 IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers Model Classic 2016


Las Vegas, Nevada May 7, 2016 IPMS Las Vegas Best of the West 2016 VEGASCON


Dunedin, Florida May 14, 2016 8th Semi Annual Spring Southlandz Model Car Swap Meet & Show


Gloucester, Massachusetts May 15, 2016 North Shore Con 2016


Louisville, Kentucky May 21, 2016 MMCL Invitational


CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois May 21, 2016 NIMCON 5


Raleigh, North Carolina May 21, 2016RDUCON 2016


Melbourne, Florida June 3, 2016 2016 Regional ModelFest


El Cajon (San Diego), California June 4, 2016 San Diego Model Expo & Swap Meet 2016


Grapevine, Texas June 4, 2016 Scalefest 2016


Overland Park, Kansas June 11, 2016 Heartland Model Car Nationals


Warner Robins, Georgia June 11, 2016 ScottCon 2016


Bethany, Oklahoma June 18, 2016 SoonerCon 2016


Eagle River, Wisconsin June 25, 2016 ''Spring in the Pines'' 3rd Annual Model Contest and Swap Meet


 


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