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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models,


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


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


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


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

Saturday,  June 27  2015

Djibouti National Day

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Friday,  June 26  2015

Madagascar Independence Day

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

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

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

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


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


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


Thursday,  June 25  2015

Croatia Independence Day 

Mozambique Independence Day

Slovenia National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

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


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


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


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


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


Wednesday,  June 24  2015

Order of Malta - St. John's Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

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

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

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

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


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


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


Monday,  June 22  2015

  Russia - The Invasion of Russia  

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Sunday,  June 21   2015       Happy Fathers Day guys!!!
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Saturday,  June 20   2015  
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Friday,  June 19   2015  
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

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

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

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

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


Wednesday,  June 17  2015

Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Stanislav Lelko worked for 5 months to get all the tiny details perfect on his 1/48 Revell Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver. Stanislav used Eduard photo etch on the interior and exterior plus PE flaps.  He then wrapped if all up in a truly eye catching attractive multi-shaded blue paint scheme with full weathering.  I loved seeing this Helldiver from every angle.  Seeing this Helldiver makes me want to build one of these as well.

Dragan Cvetic has dropped by today with his 55th article on ARC.  This is Dragan's 1/72 Italeri A-10A finished as a Desert storm Warthog.  Dragan detailed up the cockpit with his usual scratchbuilding skill and then gave his tank buster a weapons load and an amazing shading job on the panel lines.  Dragan really does have talent.. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 Pilot Tubes from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Splitter Plates from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-15TM resin cockpit set + vacu canopies from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Tuesday,  June 16   2015  
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Mike Pattison had a good time building his 1/32 Hasegawa FW 190A-8.  Mike added seat belts to dress up the cockpit detail and then added some rivets to further detail the exterior before be went to town on the Luftwaffe camo and battle weary weathering job.  Excellent work Mike.

Paul Fernadez is here with his 6th article on ARC.  This is his flawless looking 1/72 ESCI F-5A in the markings for the Philippines Air Force using custom decals.  Paul even dressed up the cockpit with a resin seat for that added detail.  I love the runway photos Paul shot of his F-5. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 KAB-500L laser - guided bombs from Aerobonus.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 North American P51D Mustang instrument panel from airscale.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Early Style Elevators from Ultracast.


Monday,  June 15   2015
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Phillip Steele starts today with his stunning example of the 1/72 Italeri Fiat CR.32 Chirri.  Phillip chose to finish his attractive little Bi-Plane as an Italian Air Force fighter that fought in the Spanish civil war and the artwork on the fuselage of a Knighted turkey is very cool indeed.  This one came out looking excellent and I love the choice of markings.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us with his big beautiful bare metal 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter, #25. Shawn dressed up his F-104 with a True Details cockpit set and then finished it off with markings from Canuck decals.  I love the look of these bare metal Starfighters and Shawn's model look particularly good.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 R-27R/ R1 / AA-10 Alamo-A missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Junkers Ju 88A Wings racks from CMK.


Sunday,  June 14  2015

United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable) 

End of Falklands/Malvinas War

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Saturday,  June 13   2015           
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Friday,  June 12  2015

Philippines Independence Day

Russia National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Tom Thounaojam is here with his first model on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his 1/48 Academy T-33 in Luftwaffe markings and a beautiful looking camo scheme.  This model is in honour of the Indian Scale Modellers 4th anniversary. They are a friendly and helpful bunch of modellers. Welcome to ARC Tom, it's a pleasure to see your T-33 on the ARC homepage..


Jens Gerber dropped by the ARC corporate office in Germany with his 1/48 Eduard F6F Hellcat 5 Late Profi-kit.  Jens is a highly skilled modeller and he gave his Hellcat a very careful weathering job which makes his Hellcat look very realistic.  Very nicely done Jens.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-29 early style ejection seat from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Academy Minicraft kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 No.352 RAF Squadron decal sheet from Balkan Models.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 8 different 1/72 Spitfire Mk V from  No.352 RAF Squadron flown by Yugoslav pilots.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 DFS Olympia Meise model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 11 aircraft.


Thursday,  June 11   2015           
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Hakan Söylemezoğlu is here with his first article on ARC and what a stunning 1/48 Italeri F-16C Barak it is.  Hakan gave his Israeli Barak a full weathering job and displayed it on a beautifully done diorama base.  Welcome to ARC Hakan....I'm excited to see your next model on ARC.

Rod Bettencourt joins us today with his 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87D-8 Nachtschlacht which is his 5th model on ARC.  This Stuka in 1/32 scale is quite the grand model and Rod chose an eye catching camo scheme from Italy from the summer of 1944.  Rod got all the interior details looking exceptional with his skill and some aftermarket goodies and finished it all off with just the perfect amount of weathering over this very rare camo scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Static dischargers used on Sukhoi jets from Master


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-40E Warhawk Armament set from CMKThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-105G Wild Weasel resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  June 10  2015

Portugal National Day

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Dragan Cvetic did quite a bit of work on his 1/72 Zvezda Mi-24V including rescribing the panel lines.  This is a Russian helo as it appeared in 1999.  Dragan put the extra work into this model and he was rewarded with a great looking and well detail model of this classic gunship. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-17 Flying Fortress Correct Cowlings from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Late Style Elevators from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


Tuesday,  June 9   2015           
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Monday,  June 8   2015          
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Carl Gootzen joins us with his 11 article on ARC today.  This highly detailed 1/72 Roden Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI in all it's WW1 glory.  This was a huge and complicated bomber with it's Lozenge camo and multi-engined bi-plane design.  Carl is well known on ARC for tackling complicated modelling projects and this bomber came out looking first rate.  Carl tells the sad fate of this particular bomber as well as some history about this rare type of aircraft. It's always a special treat seeing a model by Carl on the ARC homepage.

Andrea Pomettini is here from Italy with her 5th article on ARC.  This 1/72 Airfix Douglas A-4B Skyhawk is special for Andrea, because it is the first time he's tried some new weathering techniques including a salt wash technique and post shading which both gave this USA Skyhawk a very realistic weathered look.  I'm very impressed at how good hisr A-4 looks.....I really enjoyed seeing the photos.

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

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CT-133 Silver Star Camouflaged Unit Markings decal sheet from Canuck Model Products.


Sunday,  June 7  2015

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)

WW1 Events - this date in  1915  

Saturday,  June 6  2015

Sweden National Day 

D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944

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Friday,  June 5  2015

Denmark Constitutional Day

Seychelles Liberation Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915  

Paolo Yuen is here with his 67th article on ARC.  This is his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa EA-18G Growler with an aftermarket cockpit and intakes and exhaust nozzle along with photo etch to complete the stunning detailing.  Paolo gave his Growler a perfect weathering job.  This one is a beauty.

Mike Pattison is here with his 20th model on ARC.  This is his battle weary 1/32 Revell SBD Dauntless 5E during Atlantic operations with quite the weathering job.  Mike took this older kit and used his well honed skill to detail this classic kit into the masterpiece he has brought you today.  This Dauntless is awe inspiring.

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

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fighter Group CF-18 Hornet decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.


Thursday,   June 4  2015

  Battle of Midway (1942)

WW1 Events - this date in  1915  

Mark L. Rossmann is here with his 53rd article on ARC.  This is Mark's flawless looking Indochina Hellcat - 1/48 Hasegawa Hellcat that is a repainted model that Mark originally built in the 90's.  Mark has included some very interesting history of the French Hellcats in the Skies over Vietnam as the French tried to reclaim the former colony after WW2.  Mark added very realistic weathering to his Hellcat.  I always love seeing Mark's latest model on ARC.

Ramon R. Lomeli is here with his 16th article on ARC.  This 1/48 Airfix Hawker Fury, SAAF, 1941 is Ramon's first bi-plane and I'm quite impressed with his results....rigging can be a challenge, but Ramon got his Fury looking first class.  This particular aircraft served in Ethiopia in 1941.  Beautiful work Ramon.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Martin JRM-3 Mars model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 3 different aircraft.


Wednesday,  June 3   2015           
WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Tanuj Seth is here with his first model on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Bf 110 C-2 with subtle weathering and a sharks mouth.  This model is in honour of the Indian Scale Modellers 4th anniversary.  They are a friendly and helpful bunch of modellers.  Welcome to ARC Tanuj, your Bf 110 looks excellent.

Kees Kuyper joins us from the Aviation Design Studios at MAD with his 1/144 Virgin Spacecraft Mothership 'what-if'.  Kees has taken the Virgin Spacecraft and broken it up to create business jets.....pretty creative idea....I love it!!!.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt II ejection seat from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Fulcrum C conversion from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-15 & bis gun barrels, antenna & Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-40E Warhawk Undercarriage set from CMKThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,  June 2  2015

Italy National Day

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Alex Cimenti is here to honour the Italian National Day with his 1/72 Italeri F-104 G/S I.A.F. duo wearing Italian markings.  Alex did some extra scratchbuilding and equipped one with a training weapons load and the other one with interceptor an weapons load.  The Italian Starfighter wore an attractive camo and Alex's jets look fantastic.

Zhe Zheng joins us with his 2nd article on ARC.  This is the 1/72 Italeri SM.79 wearing a very complicated camo as it looked in Sicily in 1942.  This particular SM'79 has the Italian Type W torpedo as a weapons load to complete the look and was built out of the box with excellent results.  It's a beautiful looking SM.79.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 VX Test Triumverate decal sheet from Fightertown DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for 8 different 1/48 F-4J, F-4S, F-14A, F-14B, F/A-18E, F/A-18F and an EA-18G. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Cockpit details- World War II decal sheet from Mike Grant Decals.  This decal sheet gives you a variety of cockpit decals that would be suitable for WW2 and early jet era aircraft


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


Monday,  June 1  2015

Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

  Mexico Navy Day 

WW1 Events - this date in  1915

Greg Kerry is here with quite the action packed battle scene from the Battle of France in 1940.  This is Greg's 1/72 Hobbyboss Morane Saulnier MS.406 as it sweeps in at tree top level in support of ground troops battling enemy troops.  Greg has a talent for these ground support dioramas and this one is a beauty and quite the thrilling scene.  Excellent work Greg.

Burt Gustafson has done quite the impressive job on his bare metal Korean war Sabre.  This is Burt's 1/48 Hasegawa F-86F-30 Sabre Jet complete with artwork and colorful markings and sooo many stencils.  The USAF Sabres from the Korean War are a colorful bird that is a treat to see and Burt did this one up beautifully.  Very nicely done Burt.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Falcon air brakes from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 Basic Training Hueys decal sheet from Fireball Modelworks.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SK.28 Vampire T.11 cockpit set from Maestro Models.


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