Aircraft Resource Center

                                     

Homepage Text - December 2013

Birthday-announcement banner

Gal mainpage Ad above main pic

 

Tuesday,    Dec 31   2013                    Happy New Year Everyone!!!
JJ Chen joins us from China to honor the upcoming Year of the Horse Horse with his 1/48 Tamiya Mustang IV.   JJ chose an RAF Mustang wearing noseart refecting it's anti-Doodlebug role in the later stages of the war.  Very nicely done JJ.

Tanel Kask did an amazing job finishing and lighting his 1/144 Revell Boeing 737-53A BBJ.  Tanel added quite a few lights in various colors to give his Canadian jet quite the dramatic and realistic look.  Lighting a model is not an easy job, but Tanel got the lights this one looking perfect.

Phenix joins us from Thailand with this beautifully done 1/48 Roden AU-23A.  This is a Royal Thai Air Force Peacemaker with a sharks mouth and finished in a 2 tone gray camo.  I love the combination of the sharks mouth and gray camo and RTAF markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F4U-4 Corsair wheel bay from AiresThis set is designed for the Hobbyboss kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fi-156 Storch decal sheet from Mike Grant DecalsThis set is designed for the ESCI kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Antonov An-2 Cowl Flaps from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hobbyboss kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito Standard Wheels (diamond tread) from Ultracast.


Monday,    Dec 30  2013
Miron Melzer detailed and finished the 1/144 Revell F/A-18 E Super Hornet to a very high level.  Miron has darkened the panel lines and given his Super Hornet a full weapons load and then finished it in hi-viz markings and then set it up on a tarmac display base.  Wow......truly amazing work and hard to believe this is 1/144.

Carmel J. Attard has built and finished his 1/72 Pavla Typhoon Mk1 B to his usual very high standard.  The choice of markings was fascinating as this is the Tiffie flown by RAF W/Cdr D.E Gillam.  Carmel has included the history of the Typhoon and it's teething problems as well as the full history of the highly decorated career of W/Cdr D.E Gillam.  It's a great looking model and his article is a fascinating read.

Bartosz Piotrowski has done an outstanding job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Heller Mirage 2000D.  Bartosz chose the markings that includes some of the more interesting artwork worn by the Mirage 2000.  No doubt about it.....this is one excellent looking Mirage.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 He 111Z interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the new F-16C Fighting Falcon 192nd FS / 192 Filo, Tiger Meet 2007 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 F-102A Delta Dagger Bomb Bay Covers Pistons from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 HH-65C Dolphin Tail Fin and Radome conversion set from Fireball Modelworks.

Friday,  Dec 28  2013

Nepal - Birthday of H.M. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev 

Australia - "Proclamation Day" in South Australia

Mark L. Rossmann gets this update started with his very well done 1/48 Italeri F7F-3N - Korea Tiger.  Mark provides the history behind this unique aircraft as well as what was involved to build this twin engine beauty.  Mark has done a wonderful job bringing history including the Korean war to ARC.

Ronald Beelen has very high praise for the 1/48 Eduard MiG-21PFM model kit.  Ronald chose a Russian aircraft with a great looking camo scheme that I know you will enjoy seeing. Ronald's weathering of the panel lines is very effective.

Pablo Angel Herrera is here with the classic 1/48 Monogram AH-1F Cobra in makings it wore when it first arrived in theater for the Gulf War in 1990.  Pablo shows that this classic kit builds into an excellent model of this attack helicopter.....I love the faded weathering and the sharks mouth.  

Here's a product article for the 1/144 Vulcan B.2 model kit from Great Wall Hobby.  This model kit includes markings for 2 different aircraft including an ECM equipped aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Seafire F Mk XVII interior 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 A-1 Skyraider Pylons from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.Mk.2B model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit includes markings for 10 different aircraft in a variety of camo schemes.


Thursday, Dec 26  2013

Slovenia Independence Day 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has expertly rebuilt his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat.  This model suffered a bad crash which gave Shawn the excellent opportunity to rebuild it using Steel Beach decals and donor parts from another kit.  Shawn has included a photo of his F-14 Christmas ornament....how cool it that.

Vince Pedulla is here with part 2 or his 7 part Skyraider series.  This skillfully weathered 1/48 Tamiya A-1J “Sandy” is a USAF bird in SEA camo has just the perfect amount of sun fading from the hot tropical climate it operated in.  I have enjoyed the first 2 parts of this 7 part series and I eagerly looked forward to part 3. 

Richard Spreckley (RMCS) has done quite the stellar job on his 1/48 Airfix Sea Vixen FAW 2.  Richard used the Airwaves wing fold set along with white metal under carriage and Neomega resin cockpit.  The markings were a very interesting choice......this is the last flying Sea Vixen in the Royal Navy.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Re 2000 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This set is designed for the Italeri kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sea Hawk ejection seat with safety belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Harrier FRS.1/GR.3/AV-8A exhaust nozzles from Aires This set is designed for the Hasegawa, Italeri kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Fw 190D Dora photo etch & resin detail set from GriffonThis set includes 2 detail sets per pack for Platz kit.


Wednesday,   Dec 25  2013 
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!  

In the Test Post Clubhouse has a photo and poem in honor of those who serve their country on this day.

Tuesday,    Dec 24  2013

Serbian Air Force Day

To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website 
http://www.noradsanta.org/  this is the NORAD Santa tracking website with plenty of great videos of Santa doing his deliveries on Christmas Eve.

David Landívar joins from warm Ecuador with his very impressive scratchbuilt wooden 1/17 Wooden General Dynamics F-111F.  David gave his model moveable swing wings and he also scratchbult the complicated landing gear in metal as well as scratchbuilt various other parts (such as the exhaust cans) out of metal.

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his very attractive 1/48 Hasegawa Ju 87 D wearing a very effective winter camo.  Jens has done an exceptionally fine job painting the winter camo on his Russian Front Ju 87.  This Stuka must have been quite the terror for Russian tank crews.

Ulysses Almeida joins us with his classic 1/48 Monogram F-80 Shooting Star.  Ulysses rescribed the panel lines on his P-80 and then scratchbuilt wingtip tanks and added further scratchbuilt details before finishing his P-80 in Brazilian Air Force markings complete with nose art.  Excellent work Ulysses.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F4U-4 Corsair resin and photo etch cockpit set from Aires


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Rhino Airwing CAGS decal sheet from Fightertown Decals


Here's a product article for the 1/48 S2F Tracker Pylons from QuickBoost


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Opel Blitz Kfz 385 Tankwagon detail set from SBS Model


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito Spoked Wheels with diamond tread from Ultracast


Monday,    Dec 23  2013

Japan - Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito

Sam Ching is here with a sharp looking 1/152 4D MiG-29AS wearing a very unique looking camo scheme.  Sam did the camo scheme himself with custom made decals.  Beautiful work Sam. 

Yida Huangfu joins us with his first article on ARC today and what an impressive model it is.  This is his 1/48 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.24 (VN489) with a combination of scratchbuilt details along with after market parts and plenty of skill.  This RAF Spitfire was based in Hong Kong and to get the markings correct, Yida had to custom paint the markings.  Welcome to ARC Yida....I am excited to see more of your work on ARC in the future.

Steve Negley has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasagawa Lockheed F-104C Starfighter.  Steve added a Quickboost ejection seat and then built his Starfighter out of the box complete with an exceptionally well done bare metal finish.  Wonderful work Steve.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21BIS interior detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the F-16C Fighting Falcon 57th WG, 64th AGRS, WA/86-0280 / 2012 print from Deployment Productions20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-102A Delta Dagger Antennas and Details from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51 Corrected Flaps from Sierra Hotel Models.

Friday,  Dec 20  2013 
naioh2 – Saran S. joins us from Thailand with his 1/48 Kinetic Alpha Jet/A RTAF in very special 10th Anniversary markings.  This is an excellent model and I love the tail art and as an added bonus there is a second Alpha jet for you to enjoy.

Tanel Kask is here his very rare and tiny 1/144 Amodel An-2 "Colt".  This tiny bi-pane has full wing rigging, scratchbuilt landing gear and interior detail.  Tanel finished his Colt in custom markings for an Estonian aircraft.

Kusumah AR joins us from Indonesia with a flawless looking 1/72 Italeri KA-6D Tanker Intruder.  Kusumah folded the wings and chose very colorful markings from the late 70's to finish his USN tanker.

Mike Hazlewood is here with a product article for the 1/72 F-35 Lightning II model kit from Italeri

This model kit is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mirage III Gun Barrels from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Eduard / Hobby Boss kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito Standard Wheels (block tread) from Ultracast


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23ML Flogger G electronic bays from AiresThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 


Thursday, Dec 19  2013 
Dragan Cvetic joins us with his very authentic looking 1/72 Rv Aircraft MiG-23 BN in Bulgarian markings. Dragan equipped his swept wing MiG with napalm bombs ZB-500 and finished it off in a  weathered chipped paint job.  Simply perfect.

Mohammad Adl joins us from Iran with his heavily detailed 1/35 Academy AH-1W Super Cobra.  Mohammad  is very creative in his scratchbuilding and is a master modeller as you will see in his photos.

Gene DiGennaro Jr. has dropped by today with his classic 1/48 ESCI F-4J Blue Angels.  Gene added a resin cockpit and additional photo etch to the cockpit and used aftermarket decals to complete this classic old kit in the eye catching markings.  Very nicely done Gene.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 S2F Tracker Tail Wheel from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 resin WWII Italian Pilots (2) from Jaguar.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 BAe Hawk T1 cockpit set from NeomegaThis set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.Mk.2/2A model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit has markings for 8 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hurricane Mk I propeller from PJ Production.  


Wednesday,   Dec 18  2013

Niger - Proclamation of the Republic 

Matt Sorensen starts today with one of the early Spitfires.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1 built OOB with the addition of seatbelts to dress up the cockpit.. I love these early Spitfires with their clean engine cowls and black and white undersides.

Ken Duffey is one of ARC's main go-to-guys when it comes to Russian aircraft and today he treats us to his big 1/72 Modelsvit An-124.  This is not a shake and bake kit, but Ken got it sorted in expert style and ended up with a very detailed looking and quite large and impressive model.

KJ Lee joins us with his first article on ARC.  The goal of this 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Riverside Rendezvous diorama was to suspend a model in-flight with no stand.  I'm very impressed with the creative way KJ scratchbuilt a KC-135 refueling boom to suspend his F-16 high over the Alaskan wilderness.  Welcome to ARC KJ....I love the job you did on your F-16 diorama.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Wingtip Pylons from ZactomodelsThis resin set includes two 1/32 Wingtip Pylons for the Su-27. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23 Flogger Wheel Bay set from Aires.  This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bae Harrier FRS.1 / FRS.51 pitot tube and AOA probe from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 J35A late/J35B Draken conversion from Maestro Models ConversionsThis conversion set is designed to fit the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,    Dec 17  2013

Bhutan National Day

Carmel J Attard is here with a very special cargo model.  This is his bare metal 1/72 Airmodel Boeing YC-97 made from the Airmodel vac-u-formed kit combined with donor parts from the Airfix B-29.  Carmel is a master modeller when it comes to these vac-u-formed kits and I know you well enjoy reading his article as he progresses through this build.  The finished model is a work of art and beautifully finished and weathered.

poutre has done a first class job remaking this 1/48 Academy Sukhoi Su 27UB.  There are plenty of detail items involved in this model including crew ladders and aftermarket decals.  This finish is exceptional and completed model shows the wonders that can be done when you rebuild an older model from your display shelf.

Terry Davis is here to show you that a persistent modeler can do wonders with the 1/72 Matchbox Twin Otter.  Terry rescribed panel lines and added steps for three cabin doors as well as scratchbuilding navigation lights, antennas and windshield wipers plus much more.  Then to make things interesting Terry chose markings for a Trans Maldivian Airways float plane in the Maldives.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Nimrod interior interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the A-6E Intruder VA-196 Main Battery, NK500 / 159579 / 1996  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 Fw 190A Control Surfaces from QuickBoost.

This set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Seafire Mk.46/47 – Interior set from CMK.

This set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Monday,  Dec 16  2013

Bahrain National Day

Kazakhstan National Day

Friday,  Dec 13  2013

Saint Lucia Independence Day

Ronald Beelen gets your Friday update started with something we don't see that often.  This is his very well detailed 1/48 Academy MiG-29 finished in North Korean markings.  Ronald added Aires cockpit and some inlet covers and finished off this DPRK jet using Caracal decals.  Very nicely done Ronald.  

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is back today in style with his folded wing Canadian 1/48 Kinetic S-2A, CP-121 Tracker.  Shawn has a talent for building the Kinetic Trackers and this Canadian Tracker was finished using Canmilair decals.  I love the delicate look of this folded wing Tracker.

S K Loh has done quite a bit of scratchbuilding to complete this 1/144 Academy F-4M Phantom Conversion.  This is a British Phantom with scratchbuilt exhausts to depict the Rolls-Royce Spey engines, scratch-built canopy, scratch-built radome and then finished off with custom made decals for an RAF bird in special markings.  And yes...The Sparrow missiles have stencils on them...remember this is 1/144......simply amazing work.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-61A 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 Antonov An-2 Exhausts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Douglas DC-2 model kit from from from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit has markings for 5 different aircraft (Spanish, British, Australian, Soviet and Finnish).

Here's a product article for the 1/48 C-2A Greyhound decal sheet from Zotz Decals This new decal sheet includes markings for five different 1/48 C-2A Greyhounds with a variety of tail markings.  

Thursday, Dec 12  2013

Kenya Independence Day

Carmel J Attard has been busy building the vac-u-formed 1/72 Airmodel C-123 Provider.  Carmel sourced out the needed parts and scratchbuilt the parts he didn't have to get this very attractive C-123 finished to a very high level and the red and white USCG scheme looks good on any aircraft.  It is quite fascinating to read what was involved to build this impressive and very attractive model.

Michael Hickey added an Aires Cockpit Set and added resin Rocket Launchers and Napalm Pods  to his New Mexico ANG 1/48 Trumpeter F-100C Super Sabre.  This jet was called "MISS MYNOOKIE" during it's time in Vietnam.  Michael found the build process to be quick and trouble free and the finished model has the perfect look for a jet serving in this tropical climate.

Dragan Cvetic has done quite a bit of scratchbuilding to detail his 1/72 Italeri UH-1H.  Dragan added most of the cockpit details including new armored seats, seatbelts and a new detailed instrument panel and the middle consoles with instruments and switches and even added exterior details such as wire cutters and more.  Quite an exceptional level of detail for 1/72.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16C Blizzard Bad Guys decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet features the new Blizzard Aggressor scheme in 1/32nd scale!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IX Bulkheads from QuickBoost.  This set is designed for the Eduard  kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-27 Flanker B exhaust nozzles from Aires This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 


Wednesday,   Dec 11  2013 
Michael "Chewie" Choo is here with everyone's favorite Tomcat.  This is his 1/72 Academy F-14A Tomcat in hi-viz Jolly Rogers markings and posed in an in-flight display.  Michael did a wonderful job on his pre-shading to give his F-14 and his finished model looks exceptional. 

Lyle Brown is here today with his highly detailed and very technical looking pencil drawing artwork called " Resilience".  This is artwork of  a B-17 with extensive flak damage to the tail that somehow still made it back to base. 

Burt Gustafson joins us with something very interesting today.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic ROCAF Mirage 2000-5EI in the great looking blue camo of the  Republic of China Air Force - Taiwan that came with the Kinetic kit.  Burt did a masterful job on the cockpit painting.  This is a great looking Mirage.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190A-8 Propeller Blades ( Large Type) from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ET - AA-10 Alamo-D missiles from ZactomodelsThis set is suitable for the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bae Harrier GR.3 / T.4 pitot tube and AOA probe from Master.  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Heinkel He 111P Fuel fillers‘ necks and life raft from CMKThis set is designed for the Revell kit. 

Tuesday,    Dec 10  2013

Constitution Day in Thailand

Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse   (1941)

Nat Krairojananan is here to honor Thailand's Constitution Day with this stunning 1/72 Fujimi AH-1F Cobra.  This Cobra is loaded with scratchbuilt and aftermarket detail and is finished in Royal Thai Army markings using Siam Scale decals.  The careful weathering looks excellent.

Ulysses Almeida had a busy time with fit issues on his 1/48 MiniHobby Su-30MKI.  Ulysses used scratchbuilt parts and parts from other kits and did some panel line scribing to get his Su-30 to a very high level of finish.  This is one very sharp looking Indian Su-30.

“Danny” Yifei Zhao has built a very interesting 1/72 Academy B-17G Little Miss Mischief.  This particular aircraft is the combination of two seriously battle damaged B-17s, so you will see the model is partly bare metal and partly olive drab.  Danny tells the story in his article as well as what was involved to build this very unique model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-100C Super Sabre - early cockpit set from Aires.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito Spoked Wheels with block tread from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Me 410A/B Control Levers from QuickBoost.

Monday,    Dec 9  2013
Tolga Ulgur got all the details looking perfect on his Russian Front 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw-190A-5 l.  Tolga dressed up the cockpit with seatbelts and added resin exhausts and wheels to sharpen the exterior detail.  The camo paint job is wonderfully complicated and flawlessly done.

Dragan Cvetic has been busy rescribing and detailing his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15A.  After all the panel lines were rescribed, Dragan added scratchbuilt seatbelts and then finished it off as an Israeli jet with just the right amount of weathering.

Carmel J Attard is up to his usual very talented level with his 1/72 Scratchbuilt De Havilland DH-53 Humming Bird.  This is an odd looking little aircraft and Carmel explains in his article how he built this cute looking little model.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 SH-60B interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-213 Blacklions, AJ200 / 166663 / 2007 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 F-102A Delta Dart Correct Nose from QuickBoostHere's a product article for the Meng kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4B/N Phantom II Gear Doors and Speed Brakes from Royale ResinThis set is designed to fit the Hasegawa kit, but will also fit the AMT/ERTIL and Revell/Monogram Kits.

Saturday,   Dec 7  2013

Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941

Friday,  Dec 6  2013

Finland Independence Day

Gregor de Ste Croix has hit the mark with his 1/48 Airfix Bf109F-4.  Gregor  built this one straight out of the box and proved these older kits turn into great looking models.  And of course the desert camo always looks great to my eyes. 

Ronald Beelen is here with his East German 1/48 Trumpeter MiG 21F-13.  Ronald used a mixture of decals including some from Eduard.  I love the choice of camo Ronald chose to finish his DDR MiG.  This MiG looks fast even on the ground and Ronald captured the look perfectly.

Jens Gerber has done an exceptionally nice job building, detailing and finishing his 1/48 Italeri Grumman TBM-1C Avenger.  Jens made the seat belts from scrap photo etch and Tamiya tape and then added further scratchbuilt details.  He then finished off his Avenger in one of his expert looking paint jobs with just the right amount of weathering..

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-8F 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 F-14 Tomcat Air Intake Covers from QuickBoost

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F.22/F.24 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 T-33 Canada 2 Tone Grey "CF-18 Scheme" decal sheet from Leading Edge Models


Thursday,  Dec 5  2013

Thailand National Day (H.M. The King's Birthday)

Russia - Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941)

Chokchai U. is here to mark this special Thailand holiday with this delicate looking 1/72 Airfix RTAF Avro504n.  This model is a kit bash using part of the Airfix kit and the HR resin model plus scratchbuilt details and bits from a spares box.  All these parts were pulled together with great skill to create the masterpiece you see in the photos.

Dawid Smialkowski has done a stellar job on his 1/48 KP Mastercraft Suchoj Su-22M4.  This Polish Su-22 was further detailed with a NEOMEGA cockpit and also detail items from PART photo-etch.  But it is Dawid's skill at painting and weathering that really brings his model to life.  You will love the photos of this Su-22.

Richard H Stracey is here with a first on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Hobbycraft Beaver finished in the rare markings for a Zambian Beaver.  It is very cool to see this Beaver...wow this plane is used everywhere.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-40B Warhawk radio equipment from AiresThis set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-24 Liberator Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals This decal sheet includes 4 B-24's and all with sexy noseart. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109E Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.  This seat has amazing seatbelt detail. 


Wednesday,   Dec 4  2013

  India Navy Day 

Kevin R. Ingraham is here to mark the India Navy Day with his beautifully done 1/48 Classic Airframes Hawker Sea Hawk Mk.101.  Kevin added some aftermarket details as well as scratchbuilt detail to further improve on the CA kit.  He also offers some very helpful advice if you are building this particular model kit.  I love the look of the finished model with it's folded wings.

Dragan Cvetic joins us with his sleek looking 1/72 Zvezda MiG-21Bis.  Dragan added scratchbuilt seatbelts and finished off his Polish bare metal MiG with aftermarket decals and some weathering.  It's good to see this bare metal MiG on ARC.

Santiago Duarte is here with a very very early helicopter design.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Flettner Fl265 and if you look carefully you'll notice it does not have a tail rotor.  Santiago added extra details to improve the look of his finished model with great success as you will see in his photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-1D Skyraider Rear Wheel Well from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ER - AA-10 Alamo-C missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-8E/F-8J Crusader pitot tube from Master.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B5N Kate / B6N Jill – Bomb Set from CMKThis set is suitable for the for Hasegawa or Fujimi kit.


Tuesday,    Dec 3   2013 
Frederick Smith has taken the classic 1/48 Monogram F/A-18A Hornet and upgraded the detail by dropping the  slats and flaps and finishing it in a retro scheme from the F-4 Vigilantes.  Frederick's weathering job looks perfect.

Ramon R. Lomeli has added plenty of finely crafted scratchbuilt detailing to his magnificent 1/48 Monogram B-25J Mitchell.  Ramon then pulled it all together with a south seas diorama base, which does quite the job bringing this WW2 bomber to life. I really enjoyed reading about it and seeing the photos.

Carmel J. Attard is here with a very special article today.  This is his 1/72 Frog Heinkel He 162 Salamander which is a great looking model of this late war wonder jet.  Also included is the story and pics from Carmel's August 2013 visit to Seegrotte, which is the secret underground assembly area for the He 162.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sepecat Jaguar wheels & paint masks from Aires.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38 Lightning air intakes from QuickBoost This set is designed for the for Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire 3-Spoke Wheels Block Tread from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-24D 'Strawberry Bitch' decal sheet from Mike Grant Decals.  This B-24D is wearing desert camo and is adorned with noseart on both sides of the nose with one side of the cockpit wearing sexy noseart. 


Monday,    Dec 2  2013

Laos Proclamation of the Republic

United Arab Emirates National Day

Jens Gerber starts today with a classic USN WW2 bomber.  This is the 1/48 Revell / Monogram Curtiss SB2C Helldiver built mostly out of the box to a very high standard.. I love the looks of the dive brakes on his Helldiver.

Burt Gustafson had a grand time building the 1/48 Tamiya Me262 A-1a. This is a high quality kit which no doubt was the reason this build a positive experience.  Burt is an impressive job on the camo scheme....I love the look of this 262.

Santiago Duarte is here with a very delicate looking little 1/72 Special Hobby Hughes TH-55A Osage.  Santiago finished his chopper in US Army markings which looks fantastic on this little chopper.  Very nicely done indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-40K Warhawk interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the First Rhino Cruise VFA-11 Red Rippers 2006-2007 print from Deployment Productions.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25K Frogfoot Speed Brake - Early V. from QuickBoost This set is designed for the for Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SAAB J29A/B  Tunnan model kit from from from Tarangus This model kit includes markings for 3 different Swedish jets....including 1 in UN markings.....plus resin detail parts.

Sunday,   Dec 1  2013

Central Africa National Day

Romania National Day

Gal mainpage Ad above main pic

Vertical ad

footer banner