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Thursday,  June 30  2016    
WW1 Events - this date in  1916

Thomas Brόckelt is here with a most amazing project.  This is his 1/72 Bird Models Lippisch DM-1 with NACA-modifications on Academy Lockheed Ventura PV-1 and built ot a very high standard. 

Dragan Cvetic got all the details correct on his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-21 UM.  Dragan was not impressed with this kit, but he still built it to a very high standard. 

This detail set is designed for the 1/48 Folland Gnat T.1 Pitot Tube from Master.


This detail set is designed for the 1/48 MiG-19S resin cockpit set with canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit


Wednesday,  June 29  2016    
My heart goes out to all the innocent victims of yesterdays attack at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey.  My prayers goes to them and their families and friends.  I hope my fellow ARC'ers in Turkey are safe.  

Keep safe my friends.


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Ian Buick joins us with a pair of his 72nd Scale Harriers `Lucy` and `Michelle`.   These were used to support NATO forces in Afghanistan and were given artwork and their names after a visit by by models Lucy Pinder and Michelle Marsh.  Ian has a serious talent for British aircraft and his two latest Harriers are stunning.

Jens Gerber has done an excellent job on the 1/48 Eduard/Roden Gloster Sea Gladiator.  Jens is an expert at adding rigging to biplanes and this model is another jewel from his workbench.  Beautiful work Jens.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 200 Condor control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Seat with Sutton Harness from Ultracast.


Tuesday,  June 28  2016  
No update today.

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Monday,  June 27  2016

Djibouti National Day

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Andreas Gordes, ARC member ‘Goggo’ built the 1/48 Hasegawa A-4E “Rampant Raider” to mark the 50th anniversary of crash of this particular Skyhawk.  Andreas also poses his fantastic A-4 in a carrier flight deck diorama.  It's important in this hobby to remember these events in history. 


Gerd Wilcken has brought us a pair of 1/144 Sweet Messerschmitt Me-109F wearing winter camo from the Eastern Front in 1942.  Gerd has done an expert job in the weathering of this two 109's and I know you will enjoy seeing the photos of his models. 


Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small ShopThis is Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6".  Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. Vb gun bays from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Sunday,  June 26  2016

Madagascar Independence Day

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Saturday,  June 25  2016

Croatia Independence Day 

Mozambique Independence Day

Slovenia National Day

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Friday,  June 24  2016

Order of Malta - St. John's Day

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Shows this weekend include:

JD is here with his first model on ARC and what a gem it is.  This is his 1/72 Italeri KC-135R with added scratchbuilt details and a wonderfully weathered paint job.  JD added stiffeners to the interior of his model to give it added strength in the critical areas.  This tanker is a beauty and I'm very proud to see JD's work on ARC.  Welcome to ARC JD!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk VIII cockpit from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf-109F-2/F-4 cockpit set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit. 


Thursday,  June 23  2016
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean
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Dragan Cvetic has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Academy F-18C.  Dragan used aftermarket decals to get the USMC markings and then he gave his Hornet a full weathering job to give his Hornet a very realistic look. 

Jaroslav Kral is here with the wildest looking A-26 I've ever seen.  This is his 1/72 Italeri A-26 TPE 331 Test Bed which is a standard A-26 fitted with a 3rd motor in the nose.  Jarda did some very skilled scratchbuilding on this model then gave it a multi-shaded paint job and finished it with custom decals.  I love the long nose on this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 108B control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Heinkel He115 photo etch detail set from Maestro ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit. 


Wednesday,  June 22  2016

The Invasion of Russia - Operation Barbarossa 1941

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S K Loh is here with his 30th 1/44 scale model on ARC.  This latest gem is the 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Strumovik with scratchbuilt detail parts and added custom decals to further enhance his Strumovik.  The Strumovik was a tank busting workhouse on the Russian Front and SK has weathered his to show his model in a more realistic way.  For an added bonus he has included his model in a ground based diorama with a Ju-87 and 2 ground vehicles etc.  This is a great looking model and the diorama is a massive treat to see.

Alex Cimenti is here with his 14th model article on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa F-4 F Phantom Lufwaffe JG-74 Mφlders with added photo etch in the cockpit and resin wheels and finished it all off with a full weapons load from Hasegawa.  Luftwaffe markings on modern jets always look good and this Phantom show this.  It is a pleasure to see this Phantom on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from Zactomodels.  This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-19S resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla Models This detail set is designed for the KPl kit. 


Tuesday,  June 21  2016    
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Ian Buick gets things started in style with his Falklands Harriers.  Ian has built six 1/72 Harriers that were involved in the victory over Argentina during that war in the south Atlantic in 1982.  Ian chose a variety of paint schemes and a variety of weapons loads that saw action and contributed to the decisive victory over Argentina.  Such a wonderful selection....well done Ian.

Jens Gerber has done a first class job on his 1/48 Eduard/ Roden Heinkel He 51 B 1.  Jens added Eduard detail parts and did a stunning job on his rigging wires before giving his biplane a great looking camo paint job complete with artwork.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 D.H. Vampire control surfaces from Aires.  This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Aero L-29 Delfin - Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Seat & Armor Plate from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Monday,  June 20  2016    
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Rob Nieuwenhoven has taken the 1/48 Revell Spitfire Mk XVI/Brigade Models conversion and plenty of aftermarket decals to accurately build the Spitfire trainer he was lucky enough to get a ride in.  Rob had to so plenty of work to create this beauty with a some problems along the way that Rob overcame.  Most of us have problems during every build and Rob overcame these and built a great looking Spitfire of his very memorable flight.

Baran Ηakmak has built a very special 1/32 Revell BAe Hawk T1 /Red Arrows.  This is his Red Arrows Hawk in the special Benevolent Fund livery complete with added cockpit detailing and a metal pitot tube.  I loved seeing 5this paint scheme on the 1/32 Hawk and I'm very impressed by the job Baran did on his model.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire MK VIII engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.


Sunday,  June 19  2016  
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Saturday,  June 18  2016  
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Friday,  June 17  2016

Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic

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Shows this weekend include:

Gerd Wilcken has created a wonderful scene of his 1/144 Eduard MiG 21 MF -weed out- partially scavenged for parts and abandoned at the outskirts of an airfield.  This is a tiny model, but Gerd has loaded it with many tiny details that bring the scene to life and add such a  full feeling of realism.  Enjoy the photos, this is quite the sweet looking diorama.

Mike Regan joins us from New Zealand with his 7th article on ARC.  This is Mike's 1/48 Airfix Seafire F.17 in all it's glory and finished to a very high standard.  Mike includes detail of the build process that will help you if you also have this newer Airfix kit on your workbench.  Sweet looking Seafire Mike. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk VIII gun bays from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

Thursday,  June 16  2016  
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Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us with A couple more 1/48 Hobby Craft CT-114 Tutors.  Both are Canadian showbirds and one is a Snowbird.  Looking good Shawn!!!

Wednesday,  June 15  2016  
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Fernando Lamas starts today with his 1st model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 HobbyBoss Mil Mi-8MT in Ecuadorian markings.  Fernando gave his chopper some excellent weathering and then finished it off with custom decals.  Welcome to ARC Fernando!!!

Dragan Cvetic did quite the nice job on his 1/72 Revell J-35J Draken.  Dragan added some cockpit details including seat belts and a pitot tube and then finished it off in a carefully weathered Swedish paint scheme.  This is Dragan's 120th model on ARC.

This detail set is designed for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre Intake Correction kit from Zactomodels.


This detail set is designed for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IXe/XVIe late version gun barrels from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Tuesday,  June 14  2016

End of Falklands War

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Alex Cimenti starts today with a beautifully done 1/72 Hasegawa RF-4 EJ - Recce Phantom.  Alex added a weapons load and then the complicated camo and piles of stencils to create this stunning Japanese Phantom.  Alex has included a photo of the real jet on the flight line.  Thanks for sending it in Alex, I always enjoy seeing your latest model on ARC.

Mike Muth joins us with his Royal Flying Corps 1/48 Eduard Morane-Saulnier Type N.   Mike has also included photos of his Armιe de l'Air Type N which has a weather black nose.  All in all both of his Type N's look excellent and they compliment his other WW1 model on ARC very well.  Mike has a passion for WW1 aviation and it shows in all his models.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Seats from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mi-2 cockpit + wheels + battery box from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri/Smer kits.


Monday,  June 13  2016 
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Jens Gerber starts today with the new 1/48 Eduard Bf 109 G6.   Jens was excited to build this new 109, so he built it out of the box with the exception of aftermarket barrels for the under wing guns.  I love the camo scheme on this Gustav.

Ian Buick has done some extra work to create a more accurate 1/72 Revell Typhoon T.3 and then got busy getting the weapons load perfect.  This is quite the stunning Typhoon....well done Ian.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B.534 bombs & racks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 CF-101 Voodoo - Symmetrical Markings decal sheet from Canuck Model ProductsThis decal sheet is also available in 1/48. 


Sunday,  June 12  2016

Philippines Independence Day

Russia National Day

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Saturday,  June 11  2016  
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Friday,  June 10  2016

Portugal National Day

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day

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Shows this weekend include:

Miguel I. Becerril has put much effort into the custom painting and custom markings on his 1/32 Trumpeter EA-18G VAQ-136 Ironclaw CAG jet.  Miguel added anti-collision lights and also did an amazing job on the interior of the exhaust nozzles.  This one is a beauty.

Rob Nieuwenhoven has turned the 1/48 Hobbycraft Seafire XV into a stunning model thanks to quite a few aftermarket detail parts and decals.  Rob added resin exhausts, PE cockpit, vac canopy, metal landing gear, resin wheels and cannons and a wing fold set to give his Seafire at more complicated look.  I am very impressed what Rob has done with the Hobbycraft kit....very impressive.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Kamov Ka-50 gun from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. XVI cockpit from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

Thursday,  June 9  2016  
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Konley Kelley is here with his 50th article on ARC.  This is his very special 1/48 Revell B-25 Doolittle Raider that is signed by Doolittle Raider by Col. Dick Cole.  Col. Dick Cole flew as co-pilot to Col. Jimmy Doolittle on the raid and having his signature on a model is a very special honor for any display case.  A very exciting and special project Konley, thanks for sharing.

Jens Gerber has done a wonderful job building and painting his 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262 A2a/U2.  Jens added some minor details and then gave his prototype Me 262 bomber a flawless camo paint job.  This work of art was completed in only 6 hours.  Jens is truly a skilled modeller.

Here's a product article for the 1/35 OH-58D Kiowa Exterior Detail Set from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the MRC/Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Aero L-29 Delfin Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F6F Hellcat resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Wednesday,  June 8  2016  
No update today.

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Tuesday,  June 7  2016

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)

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Tolga άlgόr is here with the 3rd installment in his 1/32 Bf-109 Gustav Trilogy.  This flawless build is his 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G6 "Yellow 5" as it appeared when captured by US troops in 1945.  Tolga added a resin cockpit, dropped the horizontal stabs and upgraded the main wheels, spinner and propellers before finishing off this beauty with aftermarket decals.  One detail that I loved about this model is the different camo on the right wing due to some scavenging by mechanics to keep this bird flying.  An awesome build Tolga.

Burt Gustafson has done a great job building and finishing his 1/48 Trumpeter T-38C Talon II.  Burt had a pretty trouble free time building his USAF Talon II and he provides the history of the T-38 and well as a rundown of his build process.  This is Burt's 104th model on ARC and you can check them all out by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Seats from Ultracast.  This resin set includes pilot and rear gunner's seats with molded-on harness.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mirage F.1 weighted wheels from Royale Resin.

Monday,  June 6  2016

Sweden National Day 

D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944

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Today is the Anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944.  There were 5 beaches, 2 American, 2 British and 1 Canadian.  Today's models are 1 American aircraft, 1 British aircraft and 1 Canadian aircraft to help quietly remember those 5 beaches so long ago. 

Cyril Worley joins us from Malta with his 9th model on ARC and what a masterpiece this one is.  This is Cyril's 1/32 Revell Lockheed Lightning F-5E given super detail in all areas including a scratchbuilt cockpit.  Cyril converted the Revell P-38 to a recce aircraft with the removal of guns and the modification of his model to get all the details perfect for his Lockheed Lightning F-5E.  His work doing all this wonderful detailing is truly inspiring and exciting to see.  Sit back and enjoy each of his photos.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us with another of his eye catching 1/48 Kinetic CF-5A (CF-116A).  Shawn built this one with a recce nose as it appeared late in it's Canadian career.  Shawn collected the decals from a variety of decal sheets to get the correct markings for this particular aircraft with an excellent end result.

Dominique Dubusse joins us from Normandy, France on the anniversary of D-Day with his British Royal Navy 1/48 Airfix Seafire FR.46.  Dominique sanded and rescribed the fuselage and reworked different details on his Seafire to make it more accurate and better detailed.  His finished model is a pleasure to see and I'm very pleased to have a modeller from Normandy with his model on ARC on this D-Day anniversary.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. This blade complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15 fuel tanks 300l from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  June 5  2016

Denmark Constitutional Day

Seychelles Liberation Day

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Saturday,  June 4  2016

  Battle of Midway (1942)

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Friday,  June 3  2016  
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Shows this weekend include:

Jeramy Boileau has been a member of the ARC forums for many years and I'm pleased to see him join us with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa VF-1S Valkyrie finished as a Top Gun Valkyrie using Twobobs decals and paint guide.  Jeramy posed the canopy open then gave his jet drop tanks and training missiles to complete the look.  I'm pleased to have his model on ARC and I'm hoping to see more of Jeramy's work on ARC in the future.  Well done Jeramy  and welcome to the ARC homepage.

Richard Spreckley has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Hasegawa Curtis P40 Kittyhawk.  This P-40 is finished in the markings for RAF Ace Neville Duke (the most successful Western Allied ace in the Mediterranean Theatre, and was credited with the destruction of 27 enemy aircraft).  Richard is highly skilled at weathering and you will see that and the wonderful cockpit detail when you view his photos.  This P-40 is a treat to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Lewis Mk. III WWI gun from Eduard Model Accessories.  These guns would be the perfect addition to a variety of WW1 aircraft including the British F.B.5, Airco D.H.2, Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8, S.E.5a, Avro 504, Nieuport 11, Nieuport 17, Sopwith Camel, Bristol F2b fighter and Sopwith Dolphin...check your references as this is the MK III version of this gun. 


Thursday, June 2  2016

Italy National Day

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Rob Nieuwenhoven has gone above and beyond building and detailing his 1/144 Airfix Saturn V and DM Productions LUT (Launch Umbilical Tower).  Robs amazing diorama combines these 2 model kits to make a display that captures the excitement of the Apollo missions.  Truly inspirational Rob.

Andrew Desautels (AKA "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") joins us with his fine looking 1/72 Fujimi A-6E Intruder Libya 1986 to capture the Intruder that attacked Libyan patrol boats in 1986.  Look carefully and you will see patrol boat kill markings on the side of the A-6 in Andrew's article.  Andrew tells the history behind this mission.  Thanks for sharing Andrew, we all love history.

Jake Melampy is here with a product article for the 2nd and larger edition of Modern Eagle Guide from Reid Air PublicationsThe is the go to book for modelers with an interest in the F-15 Eagle.


Wednesday,  June 1  2016

  Mexico Navy Day 

Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

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Paul Maksimov gets things started in good style today with his big 1/24 Airfix Ju-87.  This is Paul's 3rd article on ARC and it is a beauty.  He's added plenty of detail including figures (including a sexy girl) and even a 6 wheel staff car.  Enjoy all the tiny details, Paul put plenty of effort onto this amazing Stuka model.

Jens Gerber is here with his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG 21 UM in a very attractive and special paint scheme.  This is a Czech bird and Jens got the paint job looking perfect.  It's a treat seeing this one on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Tomcat Fuel Tank Pylons from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IXe/XVIe early version gun barrels from Master.  This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


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