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Malaysia National Day
Trinidad and Tobago National Day
Sunday, August 31 2008
Nebuchednikov Nizam Rusli is here to show you his outstanding 1/48 Airfix Hawk Mk 108. This beautiful Hawk had some scratchbuilding done to it to create a Malaysian Hawk and this is all explained in this article.
Mohd Amzari has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/72 Italeri Hawk 108. This Hawk came out looking excellent, but that is the result of a patient skilled modeller.
Ismail Baharuddin is here with his first article on ARC. This is his 1/72 Italeri C-130H Hercules. Ismail built his Hercules with aftermarket decals and custom painted markings to create a C-130 with the Malaysian Air Force back in the 1980's. Welcome to ARC Ismail!!!
Vincent Yong has put quite a bit of effort into his sharp looking 1/72 Italeri C-130H. Vincent had plenty of the usual disasters which he tells about in his article, but that didn't stop him from keeping at it and turning on a fine looking C-130.
Thomas NG and Brian Param have been busy with their double build for a Buffalos Over Jungle display at a local public display. Both of these models have chipped paint and weathering to add realism.
Brian “Mr B” Param really has a talent for weathering and you'll see that when you look at the panel lines on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16B. Brian used Neomega seats and Siam Scale decals to complete his eye catching F-16.
Brian “Mr B” Param has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E. Brian added aftermarket resin from True Details and Hawkeye decals to finish off his Phantom in Australian markings.
Jason Koh is a master when it comes to faded paint job and you'll see that when you look at his 1/48 Tamiya Brewster Buffalo. Jason finished his Buffalo in RAAF based in Sungai Petani, Malaya 1941
CK Loo has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya Pacific Buffalo. CK reworked the pilot figure and carefully cut open the canopy to display it in the open position.
Thomas Ng took this older 1/48 Monogram Hurricane Mk IIB and turned it into a fine looking model. Although this is an older kit, it does build up into a fine model in the hands of a patient skilled modeller. Thomas used kit bashed parts in the cockpit and did some weathering before finishing it off in RAF markings.
Nazaruddin Hashim has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/48 Mini Hobby Model + Zhengdefu SU-30MKM. Nazaruddin added plenty of extra scratchbuilding to complete this kit bashed conversion with excellent results.
Mej(B) Wan Hashim bin Wan Ahmad is here to wow you with his big 1/32nd Scale TUDMs' Maritime Strike Aircraft. This big beautiful Hornet has added resin conversion parts and decals from F-4dablemodels to create the Malaysian version of the F-18. I love the look of the pilot figures.....they look excellent.
Fernan De Gannes did an outstanding job super detailing his 1/35 MRC AH-1W Super Cobra. Fernan added a combination of aftermarket parts from Cobra Company and Eduard and plenty of scratchbuilding to create this amazing Super Cobra. It was all finished with sexy noseart on the nose from Twobobs.
Fernan De Gannes has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya Skyraider. Fernan started with a first class kit and added aftermarket goodies to improve the detail, before he finished it off with a great looking paint job.
Fernan De Gannes has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/48 Grand Phoenix Lightning F6. This kit is loaded with resin goodies and although this does add to the challenge of building this model, Fernan does show that it builds up into a first class kit in the hands of a skilled modeller.
Wong KwongYan has done a very fine job building his 1/48 Academy Mig-29NUB. The markings for this sharp looking MiG-29 are from ScaleNutz, which is a good source of decals for building this MiG-29.
Thomas Ng has done a lovely job building and weathering his 1/72 Supermodel MB339. This MB-339 was built out of the box with some custom and aftermarket decals to get the markings Thomas was after.
KH Lee has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/72 Italeri BAE Hawk. KH finished his Hawk in 50th anniversary "what if" markings to create this colourful Hawk.
Ken Duffey has done an exceptionally nice job building, detailing his and finishing his 1/72 Heller Su-30MKM. Plenty of scratchbuilding was done by Ken to create this aviation gem.
Kyrgyz Republic National Day
Turkey Victory Day
Saturday, August 30 2008
Ceki Erginbas is a very skilled modeller when it comes to weathering and shading and you'll see that when you look at his 1/48 Tamiya Brewster Buffalo Mk.I. Ceki used aftermarket decals to finish off his Buffalo in the markings for an aircraft stationed in Singapore in Dec 1941.
Aykut Bilir is here with his first article on ARC. This is Aykut's fine looking 1/72 Italeri F/A-18D finished off in the eye catching Fighting Omars decals from Twobobs. Welcome to ARC Aykut!!!
Aykut Bilir is back today with his 1/72 Eduard L-39 Albatros. Aykut finished off his L-39 in Iraqi markings and then gave it a fine looking weathering job.
Ayhan Toplu has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/72 Revell F4-E. The shading and weathering on this Phantom really brings it to life.
Zafer Yilmaz dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Turkey today with his 1/72 Fujimi Mig-21 Bis. This particular Mig-21 has some very interesting history when the pilot defected to the other side in a conflict. Zafer tells the whole story and how he built this excellent looking MiG in his article.
Slovakia National Day
Friday, August 29 2008
kap64 is here with photos of the Space & Sci Fi Models at the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
kap64 is here with photos of the Car, Truck & Motorbike Models at the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Zmey Smirnoff is here with photos of the Armor Models at the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Zmey Smirnoff is here with photos of the Aircraft Models at the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Zmey Smirnoff is here with General Convention Photos from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Uruguay Independence Day
Monday, August 25 2008
Pantelis Antonoglou has done a beautiful job building and painting his 1/48 Τamiya F-84G Thunderjet. Pantelis finished his Thunderjet in the markings for the Hellenic Air Force and except for the seatbelts he added, this beauty is built out of the box. The paint is a flawless multi-shaded bare metal finish.
Richard "RJ" Tucker has a passion for US Navy aircraft and today he is here with his 1/72 Fujimi TA-4F Skyhawk. RJ goes into careful detail about the history behind the 2 seater Skyhawks that started the technique of dropping laser guided bombs with the USN and then he details what is involved to build this special Skyhawk, complete with custom markings. RJ never fails to deliver something special for the USN fans.
Rafi Ben-Shahar is here today with a Luftwaffe heavy. This is Rafi's 1/72 Revell Focke wulf Fw-200C-8 done up in the usual high degree of skill that Rafi is well know for on ARC.
Rick Reinbott has done a fine job on his 1/72 Testors F4U-1A Corsair. Rick gave his Corsair extra scratchbuilt detailing to bring up the level of detail on his Corsair with very fine results.
Ukraine National Day
Sunday, August 24 2008
Saturday, August 23 2008
Friday, August 22 2008
Carmel John Attard joins us from sunny Malta with his COD USN aircraft of VR-24 attached to the 6th Fleet 1. Carmel includes his Grumman Trader I built from a conversion kit and his scratch built Hawkeye. Wow....both of these are stunning to look at.
Eric speedlimit Salazar has been busy adding detail to his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4F. Then Eric painted the artwork on his sharp looking Phantom to finish off the model in Luftwaffe markings.
Bob Bartolacci has really done a fantastic job on his bare metal 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D. Bob finished his P-47 with different shades of silver and finished if off in markings that include noseart.
Thursday, August 21 2008
Sebastien "Tyconderoga00" Stock joins us from France with his first article on ARC. This is Sebastien's 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C Avenger given a truly amazing paint job. This looks exactly as I imagine the real plane should have looked. Beautiful work Sebastien, welcome to ARC!!! I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC.
Murat Akbulut joins us for the first time today with his beautifully done 1/48 Fine Molds X-Wing. Murat is a big fan of Star wars and his X-Wing looks just like the weathered X-Wings in the movie. Welcome to ARC Murat, I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC.
Paul Nortness has racked up quite a bit of experience building the various Tomcat kits. Today Paul joins us with his 1/48 Academy F-14A Tomcat that Paul finished in the markings for VF-14 Tophatters markings from Desert Storm, but the real story of this F-14 is the first rate weathering job Paul did on it.
Aleksander Gorski starts things off today with his first article on ARC. This is Aleksander's 1/48 Ltd CA-13 Boomerang done up with some light paint chipping around the panels as well as some careful weathering. I do like how this Boomerang turned out and I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Aleksander!!!
Hungary National Day
Wednesday, August 20 2008
Darius Aibara never does anything the easy way. I was puzzled to see Darius building a kit from Tamiya......then I read his article I realised Darius was doing quite a bit of scratchbuiling to create his 1/48 Tamiya Avro York. I've always admired Darius and this model will show you why.
Francisco Lara "Manimal" has done an exceptionally nice job building, detailing and finishing his 1/32 Tamiya General Dynamics F-16CJ. This is a "What if" F-16CJ finished in Spanish markings. This one is a beauty and Francisco did a large amount of work on it and added plenty of aftermarket detail items.
Artur Oslizlo is here with a very special 1/48 Airfix Dassault Super Etendard. Have a long careful look at the stunning cockpit detail painting Artur did to the resin cockpit.....simply amazing. Artur also added other detail parts to his Super Etendard with excellent results.
Afghanistan Independence Day
Monday, August 18 2008
Jaime "JGV" Vinha is here with his Portuguese 1/72 PM Northrop T-38 A. This is a very inexpensive kit and the quality was a bit on the low side to say the least, but that didn't stop Jaime from turning out one fine looking model of the Portuguese Talon. I found his weathering techniques to be quick, easy and very effective.
Louis Chang has been using his modelling skill to detail and build his 1/48 Eduard BF-110C. Louis is well known here on ARC for his modelling skills and this Bf-110 is up to his usual high standards.
Juergen Klinglhuber is here with something very unique today. This is his 1/72 ExtraTech, Vought Sikorsky VS-300 and although this is a resin kit, Juergen got it built just fine and finished it off with a bare metal finish and now has a beautifully done delicate little chopper for his display case.
Steve 'Cloggy' Cladingboel is well known for the wild paint schemes he is able to create on his models. This 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair in Tiger markings for the Greek Air force. Steve created these eye popping markings himself and I must say they came out looking flawless.
Raul Corral has done a stunning job on his Academy Thunderbolts in 1/72. Raul built both of these beauties out of the box and you will be very impressed once you look at the finished photos of these P-47's. The paint jobs look fantastic.
I have a special announcement from Testors® about their new Model Activity Sets. You have a choice of “Heroes Of The Sky” 1:72 P-51D Mustang and F4U Corsair. and “Rad Rides Of The Road” 1:32 the Dodge Viper and Saleen S7. These set are aim at introducing youngsters and families to the joys of model building. Testors is to be commended for their efforts to introduce kids to the hobby.
Gabon Independence Day
Indonesia Independence Day
Sunday, August 17 2008
Diego Romero Rodriguez is here to celebrate his friend Tony's birthday with his 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18D. Diego did quite the fine job on his Hornet including adding Eduard PE seatbelts and scratchbuilding an instrument panel and finishing it off with careful weathering.
Prama Aditya Sobari did an excellent job on his 1/72 Hasegawa F-18F. Prama added a resin cockpit from Eduard and decals from Twobobs to bring his kit up to a higher level of realism with excellent results.
Alex Sidharta is back again with his 3rd article today to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day. This is Alex's very attractive 1/48 Hasegawa F-16B TNI AU and you need to have a close look at the way he shaded the fuselage panel by using a lighter color of paint in the centre of the panels. Alex then finished it off with Zotz Decals.
Alex Sidharta has done a lovely job on his 1/72 Platz RQ-1A Predator. Alex explains this kit very well and that will be a big help to anyone interested in building their own 1/72 Predator.
Alex Sidharta is here with a special 1/72 Zvezda Su-30MK TNI AU desktop model that he created for the Indonesian AF Deputy Chief of Staff. Alex had to convert the basic Su-30 model into the Su-30MK TNI AU. Alex then displayed it wheels up with a in-flight stand.
Andreas Sunarso is here with his 1/48 Classic Airframes DH Vampire finished off in a very well done multi shade bare metal finish. Andreas modelled his Vampire after one he saw in the Indonesian Air Force Museum in Yogyakarta.
Ali A. Yulianto joins us today from Indonesia to begin this special Indonesian update with his first article on ARC. This is Ali's 1/48 Italeri TNI AU F-5E Tiger II done up in a very attractive camo scheme and Indonesian markings. Ali scribed the panel lines to improve the realism of his F-5. Welcome to ARC Ali!!!
Saturday, August 16 2008
Dalibor Repic has done a marvelous job building and weathering his 1/72 Academy Canadair F-86F Sabre. Dalibor gave his Sabre just the right look of realism and displayed it on a diorama base to complete this great looking Yugoslavian jet .
Congo National Day
India Independence Day
Republic of Korea National Day
Friday, August 15 2008
Leonard Prakasam is here to honour India on India's Independence Day with his 1/72 Italeri Sea Harrier FRS.Mk.51. Leonard finished his Harrier in Indian Air Force markings after adding extra scratchbuilt detail and some careful weathering. I do like seeing a Harrier in Indian markings.
Lyle Brown is here with his Eurocopter Artwork. You can see more of Lyle's artwork at www.lyleart2000.com
Francisco A. is here with a special model built in the memory of Spanish soldiers that died in Afghanistan. This is Francisco's 1/72 Heller AS 532 Cougar done up with plenty of scratchbuilt detailing and a very nice looking paint job and weathering using his own mix.
Igor Svetlov (IS) has gone to great lengths improving the detail level on his 1/72 Hasegawa Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat. Igor used a combination of resin aftermarket detail items and plenty of scratchbuilding to improve his model and then finished it with a very realistic looking paint scheme.
Wednesday, August 13 2008
Thomas Neuss hit the mark perfectly when building and detailing his 1/35 Accurate Armour Lynx AH.7. This represents the Lynx as it appears in recent years and Thomas's combination of scratchbuilding and skill pulled it all off perfectly for this British chopper.
Shailesh Karkhanis is here with his very nicely done 1/48 Academy MiG-21 bis. This particular MiG-21 is finished in Indian Air Force markings which is always good to see.
Alan Williamson is here with one of the better known P-51's from WW2. This is his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang & U.S. Army Staff Car. Alan chose the markings for Big Beautiful Doll and finished off this classic American fighter with his usual careful attention to detail and weathering. All this adds up to one fine looking Mustang and Staff car.
Keith Hudson has been busy building something different. Keith did a bit of scratchbuilt detailing on his 1/72 Frog V-1/Loon and finished it off in a cool looking paint scheme using a vintage photo as a guide.
Tuesday, August 12 2008
Chad Independence Day
Monday, August 11 2008
Anthony Wan is here with some photos of the Prop Models including the scratchbuilt 1/24 Bronco from the IPMS US Nationals 2008.
Anthony Wan is here with some photos of the Automotive, truck and motorbike Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008.
Anthony Wan is here with some photos of the Space and Sci-Fi Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008.
Anthony Wan is here with some photos of the People and scenery shots as well as sprue shots from the Models IPMS US Nationals 2008. Yes.....that is Anthony with a couple of girls working the Fightertown decals table.
Ecuador Independence Day
Sunday, August 10 2008
Ralph Koziarski has been very busy on his 1/48 Hasegawa SBD-3 Dauntless. Ralph put quite a bit of effort into his Dauntless and the crowning achievement was the carefully applied faded paint job.
Nagasaki Atomic Bombing - Aug 9 1945 11:02AM
Peacekeeping Day - In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974
Singapore National Day
Saturday, August 09 2008
Matt_S is here with some photos of the Space, Ships and Misc. Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008.
Mark Chen joins us from Singapore on this special day with his flawless 1/32 Academy F-16C Block 52. Mark gave his Viper a stunning paint job and a full weapons load and finished it off in Singapore markings.
Leslie Choy is here from Singapore on this special day with his selections of 3 models all in Singapore markings. These 3 models include the 1/72 Heller F5-S, Italeri F5-T and Airfix RF-5S. Leslie made these mostly out of the box with a bit of sctatchbuilding. A very nice display in honor of Singapore's National Day.
Friday, August 08 2008
DarylH is here with some photos of the Figure, ship and space models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
DarylH is here with some photos of the Armor Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
DarylH is here with some photos of the Jet Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
DarylH is here with some photos of the Prop Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
DarylH is here with some photos of the Auto and Motorbike Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Matt_S is here with some photos of the Armor Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Matt_S is here with some photos of the Helicopter Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Matt_S is here with some photos of the Auto Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Matt_S is here with some photos of the Jet Models from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 in Virginia Beach.
Cote d'lvoire National Day
Thursday, August 07 2008
Bob Sanchez of Twobobs decals is here with his Day 1 report from the IPMS US Nationals 2008 at Virginia Beach. Check it out.....Bob has the first winner for the Blue Angel watches he's giving away....way to go Bob!!! Plus....Bob saw some Dolphins!!!
Paul Nortness is here with his very nicely done 1/32 Revell F-14A Tomcat. Paul chose some very colorful markings for his Tomcat and I must say I liked how this finished F-14 turned out.
Andrew Doppel is here with his first article on ARC. This is his 1/48 Heller Ecureuil 'Fire Bomber' that he converted to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AS350B Squirrel. Andrew added a good amount of scratchbuilt detailing and also used a conversion set to create this very delicate looking Aussie Chopper model. Welcome to ARC Andrew!!!
Mario Fernandez is here with a plane that is something he's wanted to build for a long time. This is Mario's 1/72 Gremlin Resin Piper Cheyenne 400LS done up in fine style. Mario scratchbuilt some items and made his own decals to get his Piper looking "just right".
Jeffrey Leung dropped by today from Hong Kong with his 1/72 Zvezda Mig-23MLD. Jeffrey explains how he does his camo painting and his end results definitely do look good. This MiG has that faded weathered look to it.
Hiroshima Atomic Bombing - Aug 6 1945 8:15AM
Bolivia Independence Day
Jamaica National Day
Wednesday, August 06 2008
Patrick Vossenberg is here to show you a stunning finishing job on his 1/72 Revell Su-27 Flanker. I'm speechless when I see how perfect the paint job and weathering are done on this Su-27. Wow!! This really is a great looking model. Patrick also added some aftermarket detail items and scratchbuilt details to improve upon the kit details.
Rick Reinbott is here today with his 1/48 Testors F-5A Freedom Fighter. Rick chose to finish this sharp looking F-5 in South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF). I love how this one turned one.......the checker board markings really do look fine.
Philippe Dognon starts today with part 2 of his article on his 1/48 Scratchbuilt CH-54A Tarhe. Philippe gave his model an extreme level of detailing and you see that in some of today's photos.
Tony Feredo dropped by the ARC Corporate office in the Philippines with his 1/48 Tamiya G4M1 Betty. Tony is creating a collection of aircraft used in the Philippines during WW2. Tony did some careful paint chipping on his Betty and gave it a wonderful camo job.
Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti
Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943)
Tuesday, August 05 2008
Burkina Faso National Day
Monday, August 04 2008
Paolo Yuen joins us today with his 1/72 Hobby Boss A-7H Corsair II. This is one of the better looking A-7's I've seen, but I've always enjoyed seeing Tiger Meet jets and Paolo did his Corsair II up very well.
Nikos Zorotheos is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C Aggressor. The Aggressor schemes are the most popular paint schemes among modelers and after seeing Nikos' F-16.....I can see why. Nikos added a resin cockpit and a careful amount of weathering to finish off his F-16. It does look great!!
Michel Vallet has done a marvelous job finishing his 1/72 Fujimi MiG-21 Bis. Michel added some scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit on his MiG and finished it off with a darn fine looking camo paint job for the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Air Force.
Sunday, August 03 2008
Greg Leszczynski (lgl007) is a bit of an expert on building the 1/48 Eduard Mirage 2000N and you'll understand this when you read his detailed article about the tricks to building this kit. Of course Greg turned out a stunning model of the Mirage 20000N with weathering, extra scratchbuilt detailing and a full weapons load.
Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia National Day
Saturday, August 02 2008
Petit James joins us with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Skyhawk A-4q. This is an Argentine Skyhawk finished off with RBF tags and weathering to bring this Skyhawk to life.
Benin Independence Day
Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation
Friday, August 01 2008
This is August 1st.
Ben Z. Nielsen has been busy scratchbuilding details on his big 1/35 Scale Academy UH-1C Huey Gunship. Look closely at the photos and you'll see Ben added plenty of detail and then finished off his Huey with sharksmouth markings for a chopper in Vietnam.
Dan Parsons starts today with his special article titled 'Have Guns...will Dance'. Dan has built the 1/72 Academy F-86E Sabre and the 1/72 KOPRO MIG-15 in an in-flight diorama with baremetal finish and colourful markings. And you must check out the special hand signal the F-86 pilot is giving the MiG pilot.
Franz Galli had a heck of a challenging time with his 1/48 Academy Mirage IIIR. As I read his article I couldn't help but think of certain kits that have frustrated me in the past. But Franz did get his Mirage IIIR finished with scratchbuilt details and an excellent looking paint job in great looking camo colours.
Andy Davies is here with something very unique. This is his 1/200 Revell Boeing 2707-100 SST which is an aircraft I've never heard of until now. Andy did a stunning job on this 40 year old model.