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Tuesday,    Oct 30   2012 
ARC Auto was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.
Guy Wilson starts today with his very nicely done 1/72 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire IIA.  Guy built his model OOB with fantastic results thanks to his added weathering.  He's also included a very of photos I know you will enjoy seeing of his model.

Sten-Arne B Brunsby is here with his wonderfully done RNoAF F-86K Sabre.  Sten-Arne used a resin ejection seat and dressed up his model with further details before giving it an outstanding bare metal finish using various shades of bare metal paint.  The finished model is stunning.

Nanond Nopparat has been busy adding extra detailing to his 1/72 Hasegawa Focke-Wulf Fw190F-8/R-1. This particular Fw-190 model is finished in Hungarian markings complete with full weathering including mud as a result of the grass air field it operated from.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf-110 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5F Tiger II gun bay set from Aires.  This set is designed for the AFV Club kit


Monday,    Oct 29  2012

  Turkey Republic Day 

ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.

Konley Kelley is here with a very special model of his 1/72 PM Models Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor "Bucket of Bolts".  This is a mode of an actual aircraft that flies with the CAF on the airshow circuit.  Konley has photo of the real aircraft and tell about it and building his model.

Kitt Janpayom has done an amazing job getting a fully weathered look on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14D Grumman Tomcat.  The USN jets were pretty dirty after months at sea and this F-14 captures that look perfectly.

Scotty Diamond is here with his award winning 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E-4.  Scotty built this Emil for a friend and the finished model is quite the beautiful sight and captures the look of the yellow nosed BOB fighter very well.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 DH-100 F. Mk.6 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 1/35 M197 - Three-barrelled rotary 20mm cannon from Master.  These were used on the AH-1 Cobra.


Sunday,   Oct 28  2012

  Czech National Day 

  Greece National Day 

Dionyssis Vakalas is here to mark the Greek National Day with his 1/72 Italeri F-104G in Hellenic Air Force markings.  Dionyssis built this 104 out of the box with an amazing weathering job....you've really got to check this one out.

Saturday,   Oct 27  2012

  Saint Vincent and the Grenaidines Independence Day 

  Turkmenistan National Day 

  Ecuadorian Airforce Day 

Friday,  Oct 26  2012

Austria National Day 

David Walker has done a marvelous job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire.  David dressed up his spitfire by drilling out the gun barrels and adding Eduard photo etch and Ultracast exhausts and prop.  He then finished if off with camo and weathering for a BOB fighter.

Ramon R. Lomeli is here with his first model on ARC.  He added a Aires resin cockpit to dress up his exceptional 1/48 Kopro SU-22M3.  He also gave his Su-22 additional weapons and a full weathering job to add realism to his Peruvian Air Force jet.  Welcome to ARC Ramon. 

Angelo M Picardo has done some amazing work detailing and finishing his 1/32 Revell Heinkel He-111.  Angelo added plenty of aftermarket parts and his own mods to and a great level of realism to his Heinkel...the painting and weathering is very skillfully done.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lancaster Gun Barrels Round Perforated from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile from Zactomodels.  The Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 German radar FuG 218 "NEPTUN" from Master.  These were used on nightfighters Me 262, Ar 234 and other. 


Thursday, Oct 25  2012

Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war

I must apologize for the missed updates recently.....I'm been working 7 nights a week at my real job for the past 3 weeks and that has seriously cut into my time.

Artur Osikowski is here with a detail rich 1/48 Mirage Hobby PZL.23B Karaś.  This particular aircraft has loads of visible details and Artur shows off all the detail excellently along with his stunning weathering job.  I know your all going to enjoy reading his article telling the history and with his wonderful photos.

Sten Arne B Brunsby is here with his very special build of his 1/32 AFV RNoAF F-16.  Sten tells the history and well as it's exciting crash in his article along with what it took to build his F-16.  Sten put quite a bit of skill into his F-16 and the finished model is stunning.

Vitor Sousa has done a most remarkable job on his 1/72 Alouettes III.  Vitor dressed up these tiny choppers with photo etch and finished them all of as Portuguese Air Force machines thanks to Santa Cruz decals.  Wow I love these.


Wednesday,  Oct 24  2012

  Zambia Independence Day 

Tuesday,    Oct 23  2012
ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Paul Coppin gets things started in style with his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D.  Paul finished his Mustang in a bare metal finish and then used a different shade for the rudder and ailerons, which did a wonder job of adding additional realism to his already sharp looking Mustang.

Alexander Breunig is here to WOW you with his 1/48 Revell of Germany F/A-18F.  This super hornet is wearing The Blue Rhino - Digital camo scheme which has got to be the most complicate camo scheme ever applied to an aircraft.  Alexander did plenty of scratch built detailing and then finished his model in-light in the middle of a missile launch.  OH WOW....Alexander has done an amazing job on this one....it is simply mind blowing.

Axel Grundmann is here with his big and very beautifully finished 1/35 Academy AH-1 Super Cobra.  Axel dressed up the cockpit with some Eduard photo etch and the markings are from Twobobs but what really makes the model stand out is the stunningly realistic painting and weathering job.  You're going to enjoy seeing this one in all it's glory.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-100F interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Steve Filak is here with a product article for the 1/72 A-10 Dry Transfer Stencils1, Version 1 dry transfers from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 Frogfoot Pylons resin set from QuickBoost There are designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Sunday,  Oct 21  2012

  Somalia National Day  

  Trafalgar Day - Royal Navy Anniversary 

Friday,  Oct 19  2012 
Iván Aceituno has spent many hours adding high 1/48 Italeri Panavia Tornado IDS (T) Marineflieger.  His Tornado is LOADED with aftermarket items and  a great deal of scratch built detailing.  This is one very exceptional Tornado that is finished in German markings.  

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done quite a nice job on the classic USS Enterprise cutaway.  This is a model that is a tricky one to get looking right but Shawn pulled it off very well.  This is a nice compliment to his Tamiya Enterprise aircraft Carrier.  You will see both in his photos.

Lyle Brown is here with his latest aviation pencil drawing.  This is his "Mustang Away" artwork.  Lyle is a very talented artist and does drawings on commission....and he is also very good at cars.  Check out his website to see a huge selection of his art.  www.lyleart2000.com


Thursday, Oct 18  2012 
ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.
Kitt Janpayom gets things started today with a beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II.  Kitt has the avionics panel on full display along with the ladder extended and the canopy open to show off the cockpit.  I love the look of the SEA camo.

Harv is here with a very special 1/32ish Skypilots "Waterbird" CH-124 Sea King.  This one is prepped for a water landing training exercise as demonstrated to Prince William.  Harv's added scratchbuilt detailing and custom markings really make his model stand out.

Burt Gustafson is here with a very attractive 1/48 Trumpeter JF-17 Thunder.  Burt chose to finish it as Pakistani JF-17 sporting a awesome looking camo scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 SAAB 32 ladder and FOD intake covers from Maestro Models These are pre-painted photo etch.



Wednesday,   Oct 17  2012 
Ramon R. Lomeli has done an exceptionally fine job on his baremetal 1/48 Academy F-86.  Ramon gave his Sabre a gentle weathering job and finished it off with Aeromaster decals.  Very nicely done indeed.

David Walker is a highly skilled modeller and I'm pleased to show you his 1/48 Special Hobby Fiat G.55 Centauro.  David did added detailing on his model and added aftermarket items to further improve the detailing.  And the paint job has to be seen to be believed....the camo is very complicated and flawlessly done.

Simon Westall has spent 15 months super detailing to the extreme his Revell Venator – Republic “Star Destroyer”.  Simon added lighting and fibre optics and LED's to his model...you're going to love the photos. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-38J/L Lightning Engine from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from Zactomodels.  This first set is the Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.



Tuesday,    Oct 16  2012
Tolga ULGUR is a well known and highly skilled modeller on ARC and I am pleased to show you his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.IIa.  Tolga modified his Spitfire with goodies from Ultracast and Eduard and then gave it a stunning weathering job and markings for an RAF machine.

Pete Malaguti has a passion for real space modelling and I'm pleased to show you his latest work.  This is his Revell's 'Astronaut on the Moon' as Apollo 17's Gene Cernan.  Pete has reworked almost every area of this model and added plenty of scratchbuilt detailing to really bring it to life.  All I can say is....WOW!!!  Beautiful work Pete.

Mikhail Zelenin has been busy making his 1/48 Kopro SU-7BKL Fitter look great.  Mikhail added a Pavla models resin seat KS-4 and then built the rest of the model OOB with a first class bare metal finish paint job.  I love the look of this Fitter.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-17G interior 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 German radar FuG 220 Lichtenstein SN-2 from Master.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-12E and F4B-3 Conversion set from Starfighter Decals.



Monday, Oct 15  2012 
No Update today.
Sunday,   Oct 14  2012

  Anniversary of X-1 Supersonic Flight - Oct 14 1947 

Saturday,   Oct 13  2012

  US Navy's birthday 

Friday,  Oct 12  2012

Bali Bombing Terrorist Bombing in Nightclub Bali, Indonesia (2002)

  Spain National Day 

  Equatorial Guinea National Day 

ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.
Sinang Aribowo is here with two stunning Luftwaffe models.  They include Walter Wolfrum's Bf 109G6 & Anton-Rudolf Piffer's Fw 190A6 in all the realistic weathering that makes these models look exactly like the real thing.  I love the checkered nose on the 190 as well as the yellow areas of the 109.  These are both very well done models and I know you will enjoy seeing the photos very much.

Kitt Janpayom is here from Thailand with his award winning 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C.  This is an Israeli F-16 loaded with a  full weapons load and wearing just the perfect amount of weathering.  Wow I love it.

Li Weiguang has been busy getting the paint chipping just right on his 1/48 Hasegawa N1K2-J Shidenkai.  A pilot figure was added to compliment this sharp looking Japanese fighter.  Very nicely done indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 EA-6B Prowler VAQ-135 Black Ravens Last Ride decal sheet from Authentic Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 6 different 1/72 EA-6B Prowlers with VAQ-135 Black Ravens.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Cockpit Details from airscaleThese are also available in 1/24 and will soon be available in 1/48.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 VL Myrsky II model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 3 different aircraft.


Thursday, Oct 11  2012 
ARC Auto was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.
Kit has taken the 1/48 Italeri EA 6b Prowler and done much improving with scratchbuilt parts and the most amazing weathering job.  This Prowler looks like the mission weary USN bird....I love it.

Harv is here with something rare and pretty cool.  This is his 1/72 Airfix CT-134 Musketeer that he converted from the Airfix Piper Cherokee kit.  The Canadian markings are mostly from Leading Edge.  I really like the look of this little aircraft in Canadian markings.

Bartosz Piotrowski joins us with something I don't think I've ever seen before.  This is his 1/72 Revell Mirage 2000-5 Mk.2 wearing "what-if" markings for a Polish jet.  I really like the look of a Mirage in Polish markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-47D Gun Barrels from QuickBoost

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Terry Chan is here with a product article for the 1/32 Alamo Missiles from Zactomodels.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SAAB 28 Tunnan metal landing gear from Maestro Models.



Wednesday,   Oct 10  2012

  Fiji National Day 

  Republic of China National Day 

ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.
Carmel J Attard is here with another of his vac-formed masterpeices.  This is his 1/72 Airways AVF Vickers Viscount and although this is a kit that requres some effort.....in the hands of a skilled modeller such as Carmel, it builds into a wonderful model of this classic British airliner.  Very nice indeed.

Mario Catania is here with his fully detailed and beautifully weathered 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D - The Last Tomcat.  The painting and weathering on this Tomcat is exceptional and very realistic looking.  Even the pilots have squadron patches on their flight suits.  Amazing work Mario.

Li Weiguang has done a perfect job on his 1/48 Hasegawa P-38L Marge. This P-38 is in the well known markings for 'Marge' flown by America's top ace Maj. Richard Ira Bong.  The baremetal finish is flawless and the model is complimented with a highly detailed resin pilot figure and a jeep on a very well done base.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18E Tophatters 2008-2009 markings from Hobby Decal This decal sheet includes dry transfer stencils and regular decal markings for the 1/48 F/A-18E Tophatters 2008-2009.  This decal set gives you the choice of 5 different F/A-18E with the  Tophatters from 2008-2009.  The paint schemes vary from a hi-viz CAG jet to a hi-viz Commander's jet as well as 3 lo-viz line jets.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-111 Aardvark - Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 109 Part 5 decal sheet from from from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet features four different Me 109's.  This is Part 5 of  a series dealing with the Me 109 in Luftwaffe markings from the May of 1940 in Belgium to May of 1945 in Finland.  The 4 aircraft include everything from an E-3 with the rounded canopy to a G-14/AS aircraft with ETO camo.  All the planes on this sheet are ETO aircraft. 


Tuesday,  Oct 9  2012

  Uganda Independence Day 

No update today.

ARC Auto was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.

Monday,    Oct 8  2012

  Croatia Independence Day 

  India - Indian Air Force Day 

  Columbus Day 

ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.
Željko Pračić is here to honour the Croatian Independence Day  1/72 Fujimi MiG-21bis in Croatian Air Force markings.  This model has a very cool paintjob.....it is done as the MiG-21's appeared late in their service life with faded paint and dark areas of paint where touch up paint was added.

Gregor de Ste Croix has spent 6 months creating his stunningly realistic 1/24 Airfix Spitfire Vb.  Gregor converted the big old Spitfire Mk1a into a Spitfire Vb and then finished and weathered it as one of the battle weary Spitfires flown by a Polish pilot with the RAF during WW2.

Paul Coppin has done a wonderful job on his 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter Mk.VI.  Paul gave his Beaufighter a full weathering job....which is tricky on these aircraft with dark paint jobs, but Paul pulled it off beautifully. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-7E interior 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 1/48 16th Pursuit Group P-36s decal sheet from Starfighter Decals.

This new decal sheet includes markings for 6 different P-36s with the 16th Pursuit Group and 24th, 29th, and 43rd Pursuit Squadrons.  These aircraft are all from the 1939-1940 pre-war time period in the Panama Canal Zone.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.21 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit has markings for 5 different aircraft.



Sunday,  Oct 7  2012 

  Thanksgiving day - Canada 

Friday,  Oct 5  2012 

  Indonesia Armed Forces day 

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

Sinang Aribowo is here to honor the Indonesia Armed Forces day with his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-19 AURI.  Sinang modified the Trumpeter kit to make an accurate Indonesian Mig-19 and then finished off the flawless bare metal finish with a subtle weathering. 

Élcio Mendes de Araújo is here with a model I sure enjoyed seeing.  This is his 1/48 Testors Rockwell OV-10 Bronco with some additional scratchbuilding and finisjed in an attractive looking camo pattern with Venezuela Air Force markings.  This is a great looking Bronco using this classic Testors kit

Jorge Beleńa "Yoryi" joins us from sunny Spain with his gorgeous looking 1/72 Airfix F-5A Freedom Fighter.  Jorge finished his freedom Fighter with missiles and Iranian Air Force markings.  Jorge is too modest.....I really like the look of his F-5.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Cockpit Instrument Bezels from airscale.  This new release gives you a vast selection of individual instruments bezels in 1/32 scale for German, RAF, US instrument bezels covering most eras - WW1 to Jets.  airscale also offers this product in 1/24 and 1/48 scale.   

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Westland Lynx Navy Versions, pt. I decal sheet from Authentic Decals.  The 9 aircraft include Westland Naval Lynx from Germany, Portugal, Brazil and South Korea. 

This decal sheet is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models



Thursday, Oct 4  2012

  Lesotho National Day 

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

Bartosz Piotrowski has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/72 Heller Mirage F1CT.  This Mirage has a weapons load and droptank and is sporting French markings.  I love the look of this Mirage.

Pieter Stam is here with something you won't see often.  This is his 1/144 Platz C-46 in Bolivian markings.  Pieter's article explains the history behind this aircraft as well as what was involved to build this fine little multi-media kit.  The markings were done with custom made decals.

Maurizio Bressan is here with photos from the recent 2012 Bellaria Model Show by Pelikan Guys.  ARC members did attend this very successful and enjoyable show as you will see by the photos.  At the end of the article is a photo of some of the ARC Members.  Now you can put a few faces to names.  Great looking show guy...well done!!!

Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the A-7E Corsair II VA-82 Marauders, AJ300 / 159289 / 1977 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 Messerschmitt Me 109 Part 4 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This latest release features four different Me 109's.  This is Part 4 of  a series dealing with the Me 109 in Luftwaffe markings from the summer of 1940 in France to November of 1944 in Germany. 


Wednesday,   Oct 3  2012

  Germany National Day 

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

Ralf Berger is here to amuse you and to honour Germany's National Day with his 1/48 Revell Albatros D.V.  This is a new what-if version of the WW1 fighter and is a cross between an updated Albatros D.V and a Predator drone.  You enjoy reading the background story and the model is  a beauty and a treat to see.  Have a good holiday Ralf...have a beer and enjoy.

Kitt Janpayom has done an amazing job building and finishing this 1/48 Academy Mig 29 UB Fulcrum B.  It's a Luftwaffe jet so it fits well with today's Germany National Day theme.  Check out the camo scheme and weathering.....everything looks perfect.  Jets wearing German markings always look great.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here to add some variety to today's update with his 1/350 HMS Warspite.  Lots of guns and a very cool war time camo pattern.....ya' can't beat that....and 1/350 scale....so it's pretty big.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Wyvern S.4 Exhaust from QuickBoost.  This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Combo correction set from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A32A Lansen interior pre-painted photo etch set from Maestro ModelsThis cockpit set is designed for the Tarangus kit.



Tuesday,    Oct 2  2012

  Guinea Independence Day 

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

Matthias Becker has done an outstanding job building and detailing his  1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000D.  Matthias used resin and photo etch detail parts to dress up most areas of his Mirage before he gave it a truly flawless and very realistic weathering job.  The end result is a model that look realistic than the real plane.

Chris Parsons is here with his gorgeous looking Monogram Cessna 180 to a 185.  This is a classic kit and Chris did some of his one modifications to improve the detail of his float plane and then finished it all off in a diorama setting.  I love the look if it Chris.

Antonio "Coyote Jr." Quiros Ibieta joins us today with his flawless 1/48 Kinetic F-16 MLU.  This F-16 has added resin and photo etch parts and is then finished off in the markings for a Chilean jet .  No doubt about it.....this s one beautifully done F-16.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18F Black Aces 2008-2009 markings from Hobby Decal.  This decal sheet includes dry transfer stencils and regular decal markings for the 1/48 F/A-18F Black Aces 2008-2009.  This decal set gives you the choice of 5 different F/A-18F with the  Black Aces from 2008-2009.  The paint schemes vary from a hi-viz CAG jet to a lo-viz Commander's jet as well as 4 lo-viz line jets.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-106 Delta Dart - Pitot Tube from Master.



Monday,    Oct 1  2012

  People's Republic of China National Day 

  Cyprus Independence Day 

  Nigeria Independence Day 

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

Victor De Jesus joins us with another classic model kit build.  This is his sharp looking 1/32 Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt in the colors and markings for “The Trojan Warhorse”.  It's great to see people building these classic kits.....it brings back memories.  Thanks Victor.

Vorya Hidaryan is here with an awesome looking 1/72 Academy F-14 Tomcat.  This is an IRIAF (Islamic Republic Iranian Air Force) F-14 in the attractive blue camo worn by the Iranian Tomcats.  Most of the marking were handmade.   I love the look of this F-14.

Kees Kuyper is here to make you grin with his NESA Snail Marsrover. Yes.....NESA (NEtherlands Space Agnecy) is also busy exploring Mars.  Let's hope their Rover doesn't accidentally run over the smaller NASA Mars rover. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-22 interior 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 F4F-4 Wildcats decal sheet from Starfighter DecalsThis new decal sheet includes markings for 4 different USN F4F-4 Wildcats from the Midway to Guadalcanal Campaigns.  Two of the aircraft have very amusing and cool tombstone tail art and 2 planes were flown by aces.


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