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Monday,    Apr 30  2012

  Netherlands Queen's Day 

    Saigon fell, ending the Vietnam Conflict in Southeast Asia  April 30  1975 

Nick Williamson has done an impressive job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-22 Raptor.  Nick dressed up the cockpit with a resin seat from Aires and then left the weapons bays open to show the detail on his F-22.  It is quite the good looking Raptor.

Carmel J Attard has done a lovely job building and finishing his 1/72 Encore Models Arado AR-196.  Carmel added aerial using bent wire and strut rigging around the floats using invisible thread. The markings are for a  Bulgarian 196.

S K Loh is here with two tiny 1/144 Phabulous Phantoms.  One is a USAF F-4 wearing SEA camo and the other is a Turkish bird.  Both were given weapons loads and put on a stand as in-flight models.  1/144 is a fun scale to build and the finished models do turn out looking excellent.  

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18F VFA-41 Fighting Four-One decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features the new 2009 markings for the Black Aces of VFA-41.  There are enough markings on this sheet for two complete aircraft, one CAG jet and the CO jet.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Tropical Camo Set.1 from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 B-25J Mitchell at War Pt. 1 decal sheet from  Zotz Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 7 different U.S.A.F. B-25J Mitchells at war.  All 7 planes have noise art, some with sexy noseart. 



Friday,  Apr 27  2012

  Sierra Leone Independence Day 

  South Africa Freedom Day 

  Togo Independence Day 

Thursday, Apr 26  2012

  Israel Independence Day 

  Tanzania Union Day 

Yoav Efrati is here with a massive selection of his model to honor the Israel's 64th Independence Day.  I completely enjoyed the selection of models and I know you will too.   

Gidi Vitkon has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Revell - Monogram AH-1F Cobra / Tsefa.  Gidi used the excellent decals from Isradecal to complete his very attractive Israeli Tsefa. 

David Porter went all out in super detailing his 1/32 Tamiya F-16C Barak.  David used aftermarket items from Cutting Edge, Eduard, Aires, Sky Decals, Isracast, Hobby Boss and even the Academy F-16 Sufa kit.  And then he pulled it all together with his skillful hands to create this very attractive Israeli F-16.

Fabio Bongiorno is here with his first ever Helicopter model and what a beauty is is.  Fabio chose the 1/72 Revell EC135 and finished it off as a Swiss chopper complete with a very well done helipad base.  It's a great looking model and it is quite interest how he made the diorama base.

Gidi Vitkon is back again today to mark the Israeli  Independence Day with his great looking 1/48 Academy F-15B BAZ.  Gidi used detail items from True Details and Isracast to make an accurate highly detailed model of the Israeli F-15 he got a ride in.  Gidi also includes the brief history of the F-15 in Israeli service in his article.

Jean-Charles GODDET has been very busy getting all the details perfect on his 1/72 Academy Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 40 Barak.  Jean-Charles used a variety of detail items and conversion sets from different manufacturers to create this very accurate looking F-16C Block 40 Barak.  He finished it with a full weapons load and drop tanks.  Amazing work Jean-Charles.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15A/B Florida ANG Sunshine State Eagles decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  Markings for two complete jets from the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida ANG, one including the Wing Jet marked for the Jacksonville Jaguars National Football League team. Unfortunately, according to Ken Middleton, as of December 2005, this jet was no longer carrying these markings, and unsure if they have been reapplied.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F/A-18E VFA-14 CAG decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for a 1/32 F/A-18E CAG jet with VFA-14.  



Wednesday,   Apr 25  2012

Italy - End of WW2 1945

  Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day  

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his big beautiful 1/32 Dragon P-51 Mustang.  Shawn used the new Leading Edge Mustang decal sheet for his Mustang for a fighter with the RCAF 424 (F) squadron when it was based in Hamilton, Canada.  Beautiful looking Mustang Shawn...I love the markings.

Nick Williamson has done a great and had an enjoyable time building his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  Nick added goodies from Quickboost and Eduard and then finished his F-16 with a full weapons job and weathering. 

Bob Bartolacci has done a first class job on his 1/16 Tamiya Japanese Navy Fighter Pilot Early WW II.  Bobs used the flightdeck base with his pilot holding a katana in its right hand.  It's a very cool looking figure Bob.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 EF-2000 Perfect Storm Tiffies decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet features markings for the Trumpeter and Revell Germany kit of this very important RAF fighter.  One complete set of correct stencils and enough options for three different aircraft.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-15 instrument panel pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from Zactomodels.  These are designed to fit the for Trumpeter MiG-29 kit. 



Tuesday,    Apr 24   2012 
Mark Kannemeyer is here today from South Africa with his big beautiful 1/32 Academy F/A 18D HornetMark used a variety of aftermarket sets including a resin cockpit before finishing his jet in a  tiger striped scheme complete with weathering.  I love the look of this Hornet.

Fabrice Godart joins us from Belgium with 2 models today.  These are his 1/72 Hasegawa Hurricane MkI and Brewster Buffalo is all their WW2 glory. Fabrice built both of these beauties OOB with great success.

John Smalbrugge is here with a very special 1/32 Revell Mig-29 Fulcrum.  This is the first MiG-29 to be flown in North America and it attended the Abbotsford Air show near Vancouver, Canada in 1989.  John has included photos of his model as well as a photo of the real jet being escorted through Canadian air space.  Very cool indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18E VFA-14 Fighting Fourteenth decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features markings for the 2009 CAG jet and line jet from the Tophatters of VFA-14.  This scheme commemorates the 90th Anniversary of the Tophatters who are the Navy's oldest fighter squadron.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Pitot tube set Type 1 from Hobby Decal.


Zoltan Pocza is here with  a product article for the Boeing 747-400 (F-GITH) - Air France / France print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Horten Ho IVa model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 6 different aircraft.



Monday,    Apr 23  2012

  England - St. George's Day 

  Turkey National Independence and Children Day 

K Diamond gets things started today with a very cool looking 1/48 Kitech F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo.  Keith detailed the cockpit with Eduard PE and a True details seat and then grabbed a variety of parts from the Hasegawa F-16 kit including weapons and pilots to dress up the exterior detail on his What if USAF Flying Tigers model.

Marcin Czarnowicz joins us today with his first model on ARC.  This is his beautifully weathered 1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109F4/Trop.  Marcin spent much effort in getting the dusty weathering and exhaust stains looking perfect on his desert 109 and I must say I am very impressed with the finished model.  I look forward to seeing more of Marcin's model on ARC in the future.

Steve Negley did an astounding job on his 1/48 Trumpeter F-100D Super Sabre.  Steve used a variety of different silver shades to get his Super Sabre looking perfect and then he gave is a full weapons load using items from Monogram and Hasegawa.  I'm pleased to see it is wearing some colorful markings for a USAF jet based in the Philippines.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15A Satellite Killers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features one of the most historically relevant F-15 Eagles to ever fly. A/C 76-0084, Celestial Eagle was piloted by Maj. Doug Pearson on 13 Sept. 1985 and launched the ASAT Missile and was able to impact a satellite in orbit. This decal sheet includes markings for that aircraft as well as A/C 76-0086 which was the second aircraft involved in the ASAT program.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Israeli Air Force VER-2 Bombs Carrier for F-16s from IsraCast.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 RCAF P-51 Part 2 Eastern and MB Canada Sqdn decal sheet from Leading Edge Models. This decal sheet is also available in 1'72 and 1/48


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-101B Voodoo - Pitot Tube from Master This will fit an 1/72 F-101B Voodoo model kit. 


Saturday  Apr 21  2012

United Kingdom - Birthday of 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down  (1918)

Friday,  Apr 20  2012 
Phil De Keyser has done a top notch job on his 1/72 Italeri SAAB JAS Gripen 39.  Phil built his Gripen OOB and used a very effective and cheap way to make the intake covers.  I love these Swedish jets.

Oishi is here with a stunning 1/48 AFV Club F-5E.  Oishi finished this F-5 in Royal Thia Air Force markings from Siam Scale.  I particularly like the camo scheme...it almost looks like clouds.

Thursday, Apr 19  2012 
Eugene Tan is here with his first model on ARC and his first model since re-entering the hobby.  And I must say...what a great looking 1/48 Hasegawa F-15E Strike Eagle with it's anime-inspired paint job.  Eugene used a variety of resin detail items to improve his Eagle and even grabbed some items from other kits to get the accuracy he wanted.  In the end, his efforts paid off big time and this is one truly impressive F-15F.  Welcome to ARC Eugene.

Carmel J Attard is here with something you don't see every often.  This is his 1/48 MPM Avia B-135 which is an older MPM kit wearing Bulgarian markings.  Carmel tells the history of this rare aircraft as well as what was involved to building this attractive fighter trainer.  I really like the look of it.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 150 Phantom here on ARC.  And for this special occasion he's dropped by with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom in Turkish markings from the Caracal Turkish AF Terminator 2020 decal sheet.  Shawn completed his F-4 with weapons and drop tanks.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 & 1/32 F-16C Cripes A' Mighty Viper decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet features two scales (1/48 and 1/32) of this commorative jet that marks the final reunion of the 352nd Fighter Group.  This  "Cripes A' Mighty" Viper in in the paint scheme of the famous World War 2 Ace Maj. George Preddy.  Maj. George Preddy had a total of 26.83 confirmed kills and died Christmas Day 1944 while chasing a Fw-190 at tree top level for his third kill of the day.  Sadly he was hit by friendly fire.  The 149th Fighter Squadron of the 192nd Fighter Wing of the VA ANG owes it lineage to the fine airmen of the "Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney".  On sale for $3.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51D Mustang instrument panel photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the Airbus A380-800 (F-HPJA) - Air France / France print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 E-2C VAW-124 Bear Aces decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 3 different 1/48 E-2C Hawkeyes with VAW-124 "Bear Aces". 



Wednesday   Apr 18  2012

  Zimbabwe National Day 

  Iran Armed Forces Day  

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is photos of the Digital Flanker F-15 courtesy of the USAF and the 65th Aggressor Squadron.  These aircraft are featured in our Digital Flanker sheet.  Enjoy!      Bob


Bernard Vogt gets things fired up today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1 & F-2’s.  Bernard chose my 2 favourite camo schemes for his Japanese jets and then gave them a full weapons load.  Stunning work Bernard.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with the 1/32 Eduard - Werner’s Wings Bf-109V-13 Record Setter.  Floyd combines the Eduard 109 kit with the Werner’s Wings Bf-109V-13 Record Setter to create this very famous Bf-109F.  He explains the whole build in his article and including in-progress photos and photos of the finished model.

Waldemar Pupar joins us today with not one but two 1/72 ZTS Plastyk MIG-19.  One is a Pakistani jet with a sharks a mouth and the other is a Chinese jet and both are wearing great looking camo schemes.  These really are beautiful looking Mig-19's.

Zotz Decals is here with a new figure....it is called "Momentum" and it is a 15 inch tall unpainted  figure kit.  The detailing on this kit has to be seen to be believed.....this is a fantasy figure that you will love seeing from every angle. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 RAF/RN Pitot tube Mid from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fokker S-11/S-12/T-22 Brazilian Version model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 5 different aircraft.


Tuesday,  Apr 17  2012 

  Syria Independence Day 

My apologies...I've had the flu the past few days and was unable to get today's update completed.  Updates will begin again tomorrow. 
Monday,  Apr 16  2012 

  Denmark Queen's Birthday 

Roberto k. Masukawa gets things fired up today with his 1/144 Remodeling part 3- DMX decals.  Roberto striped down this F-15 and finished it as an aggressor F-15J using DXM Decals Wow I love the look of this Japanese jet.

Edwin M has done an astounding job on the big 1/48 Academy CH-53E Super Stallion.  Edwin  folded the rotors and added extra detail to the rotor head before giving his CH-53 a full weathering and then displayed his masterpiece on a carrier deck base.   Enjoy looking at the photos of this one.

K Diamond has done an exceptional job on the 1/48 Kitech F-CK-1 Ching-kuo.  Keith dressed up the cockpit with  seats and Eduard Photo etch and then added a weapons load to finish off this beauty.  It's a very cool looking jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16MLU Royal Danish AF Anniversary Vipers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics The Royal Danish Air Force is well known for their anniversary paint schemes and this sheet comes with complete markings for two of their more colorful offerings.  Both the 60th Anniversary of the Royal Danish Air Force and the 50th Anniversary of ESK730 Squadron are captured on this sheet.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Israeli Air Force 'kfir' C7 conversion set from IsraCast

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-100 Super Sabre - Pitot Tube from Master.



Friday,  Apr 13  2012 
Bernard Vogt is here with an excellent selection of his 1/48 Hasegawa F-15A/C/E Eagles.  Bernard has some great detail shots of his F-15's in all their glory...from in-flight to on the tarmac with a helmet and boarding ladder.  This is sure to make all the Eagle fans happy.

Dennis Lau is here with his eye catching 1/144 Boeing 747-400 Qantas Wunala Dreaming.  This is one of the coolest looking 747's ever painted and Dennis tells the whole story about how he built this beauty.

Paolo Yuen has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 Hobby Boss Dassault Rafale C.  Paolo dressed with the cockpit detail with Eduard photo etch and then finished it off in French Air Force markings complete with a weapons load and drop tanks.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18C VFA-151 Patriot Vigilantes decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features five sets of markings to include the newest CAG jet are included on this VFA-151 Vigilantes sheet.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Tropical Camo Set.1 from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 RCAF P-51 Part 1 decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.. This decal sheet includes markings for 4 western Canadian Squadrons and enough markings for 3 complete aircraft.  It also comes in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.


Thursday, Apr 12  2012 

  Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961) 

Benner has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Hobbyboss A-10A Thunderbolt II.  Benner built his as a Desert Strom Warthog so he explains all the modifications he did to make his A-10 accurate.  Benner also gave his A-10 a proper weapons load and RBF tags etc.  His article is a goldmine of helpful info.  

Tolga ULGUR is a highly skilled modeller and whenever he finishs his latest model.....it is always a treat for me to see it.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D15 Thunderbolt in all it's D-Day glory and just the perfect amount of weathering and wonderful cockpit painting.   I love it.

Ian T.M. Holahan has done an amazing job on his 1/48 Eduard Mirage III.  Ian gave this beauty a flawless bare metal finish with just a little bit of weathering to accent everything.....then he gave his Mirage drop tanks and  a crew boarding ladder and finished it off in Israeli markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 AH-64A Iron City Apaches decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes marking options for nine different helos with enough stencils for two complete aircraft.  Stencil data weapons markings are also included on this sheet for both the weapons as well as the launchers.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Israeli Air Force F-16I 'Sufa' Correction set from IsraCast.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Airbus A330-203 (F-GZCL) - Air France (AFR) / France print from Deployment Productions

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Zotz has a new resin figure kit that is sure to get your blood pumping.  This is their Joan of Arc figure complete with armour and a little bit of sexiness to complete the scene.



Wednesday,   Apr 11  2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Masataka Kumamoto.  These are pics of a 50th Anniversary Hawkeye from the JASDF.    Enjoy!      Bob


Jean-Charles GODDET starts today with a truly beautiful looking 1/72 Hasegawa Sukhoï Su-33 Flanker D.  This is the navalized version of the Su-33 with all of its modifications.  Jean-Charles gave it a full weapons load and finished it off with my favourite camo scheme.  Enjoy the photos....this one is a beauty.

Jason Hudson joins us from down under with his exceptional 1/48 Academy CH-53E U.S. Marines.  Jason added aftermarket resin and photo etch and then went to town with his own scratchbuilding to fold the tail and add further detail before finsihed it off with a weathered looking paint and MAW decals.  His model is a "best of Show" award winner and I can see why it took 18 months to build.  

Carmel J Attard has been busy getting everything looking right on his 1/72 Airfix Hawker Hunter FGA.11.  Carmel started with the Airfix Hawker Hunter FGA9 and reworked it to create his  FGA.11.  I'm pleased to see he's included photos of his Hunter in-flight over Malta....I love that.  Read his article to see all the work he did to create his Hawker Hunter FGA.11.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109G-6 instrument panel detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Wheels and painting masks from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 RAF/RN Pitot tube Long from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F3H-2 Demon from Hobby boss gun bays from Aires These are designed for the Hobby boss kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 He 111 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions These are designed to fit the Monogram/Revell kit.



Tuesday,    Apr 10   2012 
Sertac Bayar has done the most amazing job on his Turkish 1/32 Revell F-16C SoloTurk.  This is a demo bird and the pilot is finishing his display and displaying a Turkish flag in the cockpit.  Sertac added plenty of scratchbuilt detail.

Steve Negley is here with a VERY special 1/32 Hasegawa Republic P-47D Thunderbolt.  This P-47 was built for the family of a pilot KIA in the MTO during WW2.  Steve built this P-47 out of the box with exceptional results.

Fausto Muto joins us with his perfect looking 1/72 Academy Mig-27D.  Fausto added a full weapons load and drop tanks and gave his model a careful weathering to show off the panel lines and other detail.  This a very realistic looking MiG-27D.....excellent work Fausto.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16B Press to Test Vikings decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This decal sheet sheet has one complete set of markings are provided for this specially painted photo/safety chase aircraft that supports F-35 flight testing at Edwards AFB.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 VAQ-137/VAQ-139 EA-6B CAGS "Rooks" & "Cougars" decal sheet from Fightertown DecalsThis decal sheet gives you markings for 3 different CAG jets.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F3H-2 Demon wheel bay set from Aires This set is designed for the Hobby boss kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Dassault Mirage 2000 Pitot Tube from Master.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 JAS 39 C/D conversion from Maestro Models.  This is designed for the Italeri kit.


Monday,   Apr 9  2012 

  Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day) 

  Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

I hope everyone had a good time this past Easter weekend and got their fair share of turkey.

ARC Auto was updated today - - - - - - ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Mike Cabral gets your week start with a very attractive 1/48 AFV Club F-5E Tiger II.  Mike has high praise for the fit and quality of this kit and I must say I sure do enjoy the look of the finished model in it's blue camo. Mike used decals from Twobobs

Kees Kuyper is here with his "What-if" model of the ESA Rotorcapsule.  This is an auto-rotation re-entry capsule used with great success by the Dutch in the Netherlands Space Agency.....it's a pretty cool and imaginative concept when you think about it.  I love it.

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is here to make all the Canucks smile with his pair of 1/32 and 1/48 Hasegawa F-86 Sabres.  Both are Sabre that were stationed in Europe and  the 1/32 jet has a CAM cockpit and is posed in-flight with 439 squadron markings.  The smaller 1/48 Sabre is sporting 421 squadron.  Both are sharp looking models and wear Leading Edge Model decals.

Here is a product article for the 1/72 F/A-18E VFA-31 Rockin' Rhinos #4 decal sheet  from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  You get markings for two complete jets from the Tomcatters of VFA-31. 

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  This is one heck of a great deal..


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Tropical Camo Set painting masks #2 from Alliance Model Works.

This masking set set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-111 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions These are designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fokker C.VD Dutch Version model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 7 different aircraft.



Sunday,   Apr 8   2012 

Easter Sunday

I'd like to wish all the Christians a Happy Easter Sunday.  Enjoy your time with your family.

Frank Daniels is here to mark Easter with a couple of his sharp looking F-16 egg planesFranks finished his Egg-16's with the Egg Plane Decal sheet from TwoBobs.  One of them is wearing the classically amusing "How's My Driving" markings.  Nice one Frank...I've got to build an Egg Plane for next year.

Here's a product article for the F-16 Eggressive Eggs decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features massive variety of Eggressor F-16's Egg Planes in a huge assortment of Eggressor paint schemes.

Buy this sheet and build an Egg Plane for Easter Sunday next year.


Here's a product article for the F-16 Falcon Eggs decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features massive variety of F-16's Egg Planes in a huge assortment of paint schemes.  I can see building a few of these....the tough part will be deciding which ones to build.

Buy this sheet and build an Egg Plane for Easter Sunday next year.


Friday, Apr 6  2012 
Today is Good Friday and my kids have the day off from school and I'm taking the day off to spend with my daughters.  There will be an update on Monday.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, Apr 5  2012 
Matthias Becker gets things started in style with his 1/48 AFV Club F-5E.  Matthias  added an Aires cockpit as well as Eduard photo etch.  He then dressed his F-5 in Swiss markings and weathering.  His model and photos are amazing.

Vinayak Dutt Shukla joins us with his first model on ARC.  This great looking 1/72 Airfix Fairey Battle Mk-l is a treat to see and the markings are for an RAF machine that had a crew that was awarded VC's.  I am pleased to see Vinayak's Fairey Battle on the ARC home page and I hope to see more of his models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Vinayak!!!

K Diamond is here with his what-if 1/48 Monogram F-111I.  This is an Israeli F-111 from the hammer Squadron and wearing that distinctive Israeli camo.  Keith rescribed all the panel lines to improve the look of his finished model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 QF-16 Victim Viper decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet includes two complete fictitious jets of the follow on full-scale target drone aircraft for the USAF.  One Block 15 ADF and one Block 25 aircraft are represented with four options for nose art.  These aircraft both fly at Tyndall AFB and Holloman AFB and these tail codes are represented on this sheet.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Airbus A330-200 (D-ALPC) - Air Berlin / Germany print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-17 Flying Fortress Oxygen Cylinders from QuickBoost.  

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ikarus IK-2 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes 13 markings options.



Wednesday,   Apr 4  2012 

  Senegal Independence Day 

Konstantinos Vergos starts your mid-week update with his very complicated looking 1/48 Italeri E-2C Hawkeye 2000.  Konstantinos did quite a few modifications to make his model more accurate and his article is a goldmine of valuable information to help you build a more accurate Hawkeye.  His finished model is a masterpiece.

Burt Gustafson joins us today with one of the most attractive and unique USN aircraft.  This is Burt's 1/48 Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray in all it's glory and finished flawlesly in some very attractive USN markings.  This is one very sharp looking Skyray......well done Burt.  Burt also tells the interesting design lineage and history of the Skyray.  I always enjoy seeing Burt's latest model.

Bill Gilman did a wonderful job making his 1/72 Trumpeter English Electric Lightning F.2A more accurate and he details the process in his article.  Bill used plenty of detail tiems from Eduard all over his model and then  gave his Lightning a flawless bare metal finish using Alclad II and finished it all off with some great looking markings from Xtradecals.  WOW....I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 EF-2000 Tifoni Italiani decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features a complete set of stencil data for two complete jets with enough individual options for six.  There are two, dual seat aircraft represented on this sheet as well.  One of the aircraft is the AWTI Italian test aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190A-8 instrument panel photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mi-2 Hoplite Set (Air Intake, Exhaust, F.O.D.) from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Dassault Mirage III and Mirage V Pitot Tube from Master.


Tuesday,    Apr 3   2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of myself.  I took these quite a while back during a visit to Point Mugu to see my buddy Spaz Campbell.  A trip in the kinda way back machine!      Enjoy!      Bob


Ermanno Bonafin has done an amazing job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom.  Ermanno  used plenty of Eduard items including seats, exhaust, wheels, Sidewinder, PE and mask and finished his Phantom with Eagle strike decals as a jet out of Korat AB Tahiland in 1970.  Phantastic Phantom  Ermanno.

Olivier Barles has done a wonderful job finishing and weathering his 1/32 Trumpeter Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat.  This is a Bearcat used by the French forces in the 1950's in the "Indochina War".  I really enjoyed seeing the weathering job Olivier did on his Bearcat.

David Rapasi is here to show you his Lazy Susan Work Table.  This is a simple item to build and it would be very helpful for painting and weathering.  It's a very smart idea Dave.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Refuelling Probe Tip from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Nakajima Ki-44- Part 3 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet features four aircraft in four distinct paint schemes and marking options.  

 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F6F-3/5 Hellcat undercarriage doors from QuickBoost.  These are designed for the Eduard kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 RCAF P-51 Part 1 decal sheet from Leading Edge ModelsThis decal sheet includes markings for 4 western Canadian Squadrons and enough markings for 3 complete aircraft.  It also comes in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.


Monday,    Apr 2  2012
Oliver Peissl has done a spectacular job detailing and weathering his 1/48 AFV Club F-5E Tiger II.  Oliver added scratchbuilt details to the cockpit and then finished his F-5 in Swiss markings with noseart and a flawless weathering job.  I love to see Swiss aircraft on ARC.

Joe Nass has got the complicated camo on his 1/48 Otaki Me-109G looking just right.  Joe added scratchbuilt details including tape seat belts and a stretched sprue antenna wire and then finished it off with the perfect amount of weathering.  Lovely work Joe. 

Ismail Baharuddin has done extra work to improve the detail on his 1/48 Hobbycraft CL-41G Tebuan.  This is not a perfect kit, but in the hands of a skilled and patient modeller such as Ismail, it can be built into a great looking model of this classic trainer.  I'm pleased to see he finished it in Malaysian markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-10A Eielson's Ice Hawgs decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 600 Gallon Fuel Tanks for F-16 Fighting Falcon from IsraCast.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mi-2 Hoplite Exhausts from QuickBoost These exhausts are designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-100 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  These landing gear are designed for the Trumpeter kit



Sunday,   Apr 1  2012 

  Canada - CAF Birthday 

  United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

Ian Buick is here to mark the RAF birthday with his 1/72 Revell Typhoon FGR.4.  Ian made custom markings so he could finish his Typhoon in the markings for an aircraft that was stationed in the Falklands.  This is the perfect way to mark the RAF Birthday.

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