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Friday,   Aug 31  2012

  Malaysia National Day 

  Trinidad and Tobago National Day 

I am very impressed by the size of today's Malaysian Day update....you guys are amazing.

S K Loh get this special Malaysian update started with his 1/144 Dragon MIG29N Fulcrum.  This MiG-29 has some scratchbuilt parts and custom amde decals.....looking at the photos...it is hard to believe this is 1/144.....the detail is amazing.

Fabio Bongiorno has done a fantastic job weathering and detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa TF-104G.  This is an Italian Starfighter as it would have appeared at the end of it's service life.

Raja Jamil Ariffin is here with the first of his many models honoring this holiday.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Bell-47 in Royal Malaysian  Air Force markings.  I love the light colored paint scheme. 

Aidy Abdullah got everything look excellent on his 1/72 Italeri MiG-29N.  Aidy used a variety of aftermarket items and scratchbuilt details to improve the detail of his MiG-29.  It's a great looking model.

Brian “Mr B” Param is here with a  very cool looking 1/32 Revell MirageIIIO.   This Mirage is finished in Aussie markings for a jet stationed in Malaysia.  Beautiful work Brian.

Aidy Abdullah had a somewhat challenging time building the 1/72 Special Hobby D.H. Hornet F.Mk4.  Aidy finished his Hornet as a CO's aircraft and I must say I love the look his finished Hornet...very nice indeed. 

Raja Jamil Ariffin did quite a bit of work to create his 1/48 FREM Aermacchi MB-339AM.  Some of the markings on this jet are custom painted.

Aidy Abdullah is here with his second 1/72 Italeri MiG-29N for this special update.  This MiG-29 is sporting a very attractive gray/green camo scheme along with added scratchbuilt details. 

Thomas Ng is a regular on ARC and always involved in the Malaysian update and I'm pleased to see him here this year.  This is his wonderfully weathered 1/72 Airfix Brewster Buffalo.  Thomas tell the story behind these Buffalos during WW2 in his article. 

Brian “Mr B” Param is not one to ever miss this special update and I'm pleased to see him include more than one of his models this year.  This is Brian's 1/32 Trumpeter A-4PTM in all it's glory.....it doesn't get much better then this.. 

Raja Jamil Ariffin did quite a bit of scratchbuilding to create his 1/48 Premier Hawk converted to BAe Hawk Mk 107.  Plus he rescribed all the panel lines after filling them in wiht crazy glue to get much thinner panel lines.  Wow plenty of work but the finished model look superb.

Raja Jamil Ariffin is here with his award winning 1/48 Hasegawa Sea King converted to Nuri S-61N. This particular model had a huge amount of scratchbuilt detailing including the interior and the engine.  The doors are open to show off all that wonderful interior detail

Raja Jamil Ariffin is here with his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa Skyhawk converted to A-4PTM.  Raja finished it in RMAF markings complete with an attractive multi-shaded green camo.

Raja Jamil Ariffin has been busy getting everything looking perfect on his  1/48 Monogram F-5E Tiger II converted to RF-5E Tiger Eye.  Raja really did a first class job on his RF-5E Tigereye reconnaissance aircraft.

Nazaruddin Hashim is here with his 1/48 Fujimi Alouette III in RMAF markings and added cabin and engine detail.  I'm pleased to see Nazaruddinhas the doors open to show off that wonderful interior detail.

Raja Jamil Ariffin has been busy on his 1/48 Belcher Bit’s Snowbird Kit Converted to CL-41G Tebuan.  This was not an easy project but Raja added plenty of scratchbuilt details and ended up with a stunning example of the Tebuan in 1/48 scale

Nazaruddin Hashim is here with his big and very impressive 1/32 Revell Mig-29N Conversion.  Nazaruddin used goodies from Zactomodels and other companies to complete this masterpiece.

Raja Jamil Ariffin rescribed the panel lines on his 1/32 Hasegawa F-5E before adding plenty of cockpit detail.  What a beauty this F-5 is. 


Thursday,   Aug 30  2012

  Turkish Victory Day 

  Kyrgyz Republic National Day 

Ayhan Toplu is here to mark the Turkish Victory Day  holiday with his 1/48 Hasegawa P40E.  Ayhan  finished his P-40 in desert camo, Turkish markings and a careful amount of weathering and paint chipping.

Ayhan Toplu also is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa TF-104G.  Ayhan finished his 2 seat Starfighter in Turkish Air Force markings,

Ayhan Toplu is here with one of the Spitfires used by the Turkish Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire MK.IXe with the pilots door open to show off the cockpit detail. 

Ayhan Toplu also joins us today with his single seat 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G.  This Starfighter is finished in a lighter camo scheme complete with full weathering.

Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the A-10A Thunderbolt II 103rd FW, 118th FS Flying Yankees, CT/79-084 / 2006 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-27 Canopy kit from Zactomodels.  This set is designed for the big Trumpeter Su-27 Flanker.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 FAB-250M54 Soviet Bombs from AerobonusThese are a cluster bomb that was used by the Su-22, Su-25, Su-37, Tu-22M and MiG-21.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 A-6E Colorful Intruders decal sheet from Starfighter Decals.  This new silkscreened decal sheet includes markings for 3 different A-6E Intruders with VA-35 Panthers, VA-65 Tigers and VA-36 Roadrunners.



Wednesday,   Aug 29  2012

  Slovakia National Day 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4B Phantom #154.  Yup...this is his 154th Phantom to appear on ARC.  Shawn built this one for a Group build here on ARC and if you look carefully you'll notice his USCA F-4 has British markings on the tail.  Read his article for the full and amusing story.  Cool looking Phantom Shawn.

Scott Millican joins us with his wonderfully weathered 1/48 Hasegawa A6M3 Type 22 Zero.  Scott explains the whole process he went through to complete the chipped paint and weathered look on his Zero...and after reading his article.....I must say I am very impressed.

Kees Kuyper is here with the latest aircraft for the NEtherlands Space Agency......this the NESA Airbus.  This Airbus Guppy is used to transport the rocket parts to the launch site.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-25 Mitchell Propellers from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F/A-18F Black Aces 2008-2009 markings from Hobby Decal.  This decal sheet includes dry transfer stencils and regular decal markings for the 1/72 F/A-18F Black Aces 2008-2009.  This decal set gives you the choice of 5 different F/A-18F with the  Black Aces from 2008-2009.  The paint schemes vary from a hi-viz CAG jet to a lo-viz Commander's jet as well as 4 lo-viz line jets.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 AIM 9 L/M/N Seeker Head Covers with RBF Flags - Early from Aerobonus.  This latest release features 6 resin 1/48 AIM 9 L/M/N Seeker Head Covers with RBF Flags - Early.  You also get a wire to hold the RBF flag onto the seeker head cover.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre - Pitot Tube from Master.



Tuesday,   Aug 28  2012

  Polish (Military) Aviation Day 

Artur Oslizlo Arkadz72 is here top mark the Polish (Military) Aviation Day  with his 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-23MF.  Artur used an Aires cockpit, exhaust nozzle and wheel bays and Quicjboost air scopes and then finished that flawless MiG-23 in Polish markings complete with weathering and a weapons load.


Stanislav Lelko has done a wonderful job weathering his 1/48 Revell PBY-5A (OA-10A) Catalina.  This is a USN aircraft that operated in the Atlantic during WW2 and I was quite impressed with the weathering job done on this Catalina.


Alfonso Barajas is here with photos from the recent 2nd Annual Contest IPMS/ARME 2012.  This was a very successful show with a very high quality of models from aircraft to armor to automotive and even ships, figures and a Gundam.  It looks like this show had something for everyone.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 110C 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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MHU-191/M Munition Transporter from Aerobonus.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 CF-105 Arrow Mk1 decal sheet from WINTERVALLEY.  This new decal sheet provides markings and stencils for one of 5 Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk1's in 1/72 scale. The set includes correctly sided Canadian Red Ensign flags and the additional walkway markings found on RL-203.


Monday,   Aug 27  2012

  Moldova National Day 

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

Neil Armstrong passed away over thw eekend from Complictions from heart surgery.  Todays memorial update is dedicated to him.  One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.  Dance among the stars Neil.

Stephen from Scaledown starts off this special update with his 1/1 Neil Armstrong.  This is a full size replica of Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Space suit now on display at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Built by Stephen Thrum and Greg Tuckwell over a period of 10 weeks.  This is what you call 1/1 scale modeling.


Pete Malaguti is here with his 1/48 Revell Monogram Apollo 15 Lunar Module. Pete did many mods to this kit and then scratchbuilt a lunar rover to compliment his Lunar Lander.  I still clearly remember the lunar rover used by the Apollo missions.


Grant Matthews has gone to great lengths scratchbuilding details on his 1/72 Airfix Lunar Lander.  He found a very solution to sourcing the Gold Foil for this project.  The model and photos are exceptional.


Neil Medcalf joins us with his 1/72 Airfix Apollo 11 LM.  Neil talks about his model and how he built the awesome base for it.  He also talks about the Apollo mission itself.


Pete Malaguti heavily reworked the 1/72 Airfix Lunar Module to make it much more accurate.  He details these changes in his article with text and photos to help you see what changes he made and where he added the detailing.  It's amazing how detailed you can make this tiny Airfix kit.


Vince Lucente joins us with his 1/48 Monogram Grumman Lunar Module just before it touched down on the lunar surface.  Vince reworked his model and found an excellent source for the gold mylar that was used on the Lunar Module.  Very nicely done indeed. 


Agnieszka Kus is here with the second model she ever built.  she is quite the skilled modeller and it is a treat to see her 1/72 Airfix Apollo 11 LEM.  I really enjoyed seeing her LEM. 


Pete Malaguti is here with his spectacular 1/48 Lunar Module cutaway.  Pete did a massive amount of scratchbuilding and by the time he was done only 15% of the original kit remained. You'll enjoy seeing the inner workings of his Lunar Module.


There is no daily joke today or product articles out of respect for Neil Armstrong.
Saturday,   Aug 25  2012

  Uruguay Independence Day 

Friday,   Aug 24  2012

  Ukraine National Day 

Sinang Aribowo starts today with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.IX.  Sinang painted the larger markings with custom made masks and custom designed and printed the smaller markings.  What an awesome Spitfire......complete with perfect paint chipping and weathering. 

Lukasz Studniarz is a master modeller when it comes to painting and weathering and his 1/48 HobbyBoss Yak-38 Forger A shows this.  I really enjoyed seeing the post shading on this Yak-38 

Paul Coppin is here with his very nicely done 1/48 Italeri SBD-5 Dauntless.  Paul built this one out of the box and dressed it up by using some of the options in the kit such as a poseable canopy and dropped flaps.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Messerschmitt Me.262 A-1a/Jabo, A-2a decal sheet from Authentic Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 10 different 1/48 Me-262's from WW2.

This decal sheet is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 R-73 (AA-11 Archer) Air-to-Air missile from Aerobonus.  This type of missile was used on the Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, MiG-23, MiG-29 and MiG-31.


Thursday,   Aug 23  2012 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler built his attractive 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4E, Phantom #153 in blue camo for the Iran/Iraq Group build here on ARC.  Shawn built it OOB with the exception of Hi Decals for the Iranian markings.


Douglas Conrady has built a very special custom 1/48 Testors O-2A Skymaster.  Douglas built this as a present for the owner of this actual aircraft and because it is a model of an actual aircraft, Douglas had to get an endless number of details corrected including building a whole interior.  He tells how he built the model and the base in his article.  Please note this particular 1/1 aircraft is the last one built of it's type.


Waldemar Pupar is here with his 1/72 Revell Arado Ar (E) 555 wearing a very complicated and exciting looking camo scheme.  I'm very impressed how well this camo scheme looks and it looks like something the Luftwaffe would paint on this aircraft.


Here's a product article for the A-10A Thunderbolt II 103rd FW, 118th FS Flying Yankees, CT/79-084 / 2006 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 Supermarine Scimitar F.1 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 8 different aircraft.


Wednesday,   Aug 22  2012 
Sam "Samurai" Acosta did an awesome job building his 1/48 Italeri Arctic Raptor.  Sam dressed up the cockpit with some pre-painted photo etch from Eduard and finished off this eye catching "what if" Raptor in a very cool camo scheme complete with Twobobs decals.

Phillip Steele is here with a very nifty little bi-plane float plane racer.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa He51B-2 with added cockpit detailing and and a pilot figure.  Phillip also reposition the flight control surfaces before giving his bi-plane a flawless rigging job.  This is one very cool looking floatplane. 

Mark L. Rossmann is here with photos from a recent airshow he attended.  It was the AirExpo 2012 Flying Cloud, Eden Prairie Mn. and there was quite the selection of classic warbirds in attendance along with some very interesting personalities.  Read Mark's article for the full story and enjoy the war bird photos..

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt Hamilton Propeller with Tool from QuickBoost.  

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Yak-38 Forger cockpit set from AiresThis set is designed for the for Hobby boss kit.


Tuesday,   Aug 21   2012 
Vladimir Bilbija has done a wonderful job on his 1/72 Revell F-104 C.  Vladimir  added an Eduard cockpit set as well as scratchbuilt detailing to the important areas of his model before giving it  a flawless looking camo finish that appears to have just the right amount of fading.

Artur Oslizlo is here with his very attractive desert camo 1/48 Eduard Bf 108B Taifun.  Artur added the Eduard Profipack set to dress up the detail and then gave his Bf-108 one of those classic desert camo schemes that blended so well with the sparse desert vegetation.

Michael Jack has done a truly fantastic job adding plenty of interior and exterior detail to his 1/32 Revell Command Space Module Apollo 15 Endeavour Deep Space EVA.   Michael  posed his model as it would appear during an EVA with the hatches open and he added extra detail to his model to give it full realism.  His high attention to detail can be enjoyed in all his photos.  This is one very cool display.

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

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre speed brake – late version from AiresThis part is designed to fit the Trumpeter kit

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Hawker Hunter - Pitot Tube from Master.



Monday,   Aug 20  2012

  Hungary National Day 

Diamond is here with his very eye catching 1/48 Hasegawa F-16CG Block 40.  Diamond chose a what if scheme for an Australian Block 40 Viper and added a full weapons load to make his Aussie F-16 look more realistic.  I love the camo scheme and colours he chose.

Konley Kelley joins us today with his stunning article that includes l P-51D Mustang in Scale and 3D.  Konley built the P-51D Mustang "Short Fuse" and then did 3D artwork of the same Mustang.  Both are very cool to see.

Gianni Chirico is here with his beautifully finished 1/72 Esci McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II.  Gianni chose the classic high viz Jolly Rogers markings for his F-4 and finished it all off with a careful amount of weathering and a full weapons load.  It's a wonderful Phantom Gianni.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 G4M Betty photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This set is designed to fit the Hasegawa kit. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fw-190 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hurricane wheel bay set from Aires.  These are designed for the Italeri kit.


Sunday,   Aug 19  2012

Dieppe Raid 1942

Saturday,   Aug 18  2012

  Afghanistan Independence Day 

Friday,  Aug 17  2012

  Gabon Independence Day 

  Indonesia Independence Day 

Sinang Aribowo is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 ICM P-51D Mustang AURI sporting mostly hand painted markings.  I love the look of the sharks mouth on this Mustang.  Welcome to ARC Sinang !!! 

Alex Sidharta  joins us on the Indonesian Independence Day 1/72 Indonesian HU-16B Albatros.  This is the older Monogram kit and with custom made decals, Alex was able to turn it into quite the stunning Indonesian Albatros.  Flawless work Alex.

Sinanng Aribowo joins us with his very special 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang "Museum" F-361.  Sinanng modified the Tamiya kit to make an exact replica of the Mustang that appear in the local museum and to complete this Mustang he used his own custom made markings.  Very nicely done.

Alex Sidharta joins us with his awesome looking 1/48 Testors Indonesian OV-10F Bronco which now resides in a  museum.  Alex used resin seats and custom made decals to upgrade this old kit and turn it into a first class model.

Sinang Aribowo is here with another of his stunning Mustangs.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang AURI F-328 which is completed with a combination of painted markings and custom made decals. 

Alex Sidharta is here with his very exciting looking 1/48 Indonesian A-4E Skyhawk.  Alex tells the secret history of his these A-4 were purchased from Israel and then goes on to explain how he built this beauty.  I love the camo on his Skyhawk.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F/A-18F Fighting Chackmates VFA-211 decal sheet from Authentic Decals.  This decal sh4eet gives you markings for 6 different aircraft including hi-viz and lo-viz jets with VFA-211 Fighting Chackmates VFA-211. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre Intake Correction kit from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 de Havilland Vampire T.11 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 5 different aircraft including RAF, Japanese, Austria, Australia and Swiss.



Thursday, Aug 16  2012 
Ulysses Almeida starts today with his very well done 1/48 ESCI F-5 EM.  Ulysses started with the old ESCI Aggressor kit and then did all the necessary upgrades to create his modern BVR Brazilian F-5 EM.  The finished model is a beautiful sight to see....excellent work Ulysses.

Paul Coppin has done an exceptional weathering job on his 1/48 Tamiya A6M5c Zero.  Paul used a variety of weathering techniques including paint chipping and I know you're going to enjoy seeing the photos of Paul's Zero.

Lucio P. has put much effort into modifying and detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16I Sufa.  Lucio added a large amount of aftermarket items as well as some modelling skill to get his Israeli F-16 looking perfect.  His weathering results are fantastic.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt Curtiss 13ft Propeller from QuickBoost.. 

Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the A-10A Thunderbolt II 103rd FW, 118th FS Flying Yankees, CT/78-621 / 2006 print from Deployment Productions.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-102 Delta Dagger - Pitot Tube from Master.. 


Wednesday,   Aug 15  2012

  India Independence Day 

  Congo National Day 

  Republic of Korea National Day 

To everyone in India....Happy Independence day .....“Jai Hind”

Damanbir S. Sekhon starts off this special Indian Independence Day update with his flawless looking 1/48 Italeri MiG-21 MF.  Damanbir chose a Squadron Commanders jet for the "Cobras" and he did a perfect job on the camo using his airbrush.  I love the look of this Indian MiG-21.

Line Scriber is here on the Indian Independence Day with his 1/72 Eastern Express MiG 21 U (T-66) Indian Air Force Dec 1971.  His MiG-21 is wearing a very complicated camo that was done with the greatest of skill as you will see in the photos.  This is an amazing camo scheme and you can see a photo of the real jet in his article.. 

Leonard Prakasam is a regular here on ARC and it is a  treat to see his model here on the  Indian Independence Day.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss Hawker Sea Hawk in Indian Navy with a subtle weathering job that just nicely highlights the wonderful panel line detail on his Sea Hawk.  Very nice Leonard...have a great holiday.

Murli Rajan finishes off this Indian Independence Day update with his 1/48 Academy MiG-21 BIS.  Murli chose a  very attractive camo and finished his MiG-21 with weathering and custom made decals that include noseart.  Beautiful job as always Murli.... Jai Hind.


Tuesday,    Aug 14  2012

  Pakistan Independence Day 

Babak Chalangi has done plenty of work to create an accurate 1/72 Italeri F-4D Phantom II.  This model started off as an F-4A that was converted into am F-4D with the IRIAF and it is sporting the attractive desert camo worn by Iranian aircraft.  Very nicely done Babak...I enjoyed seeing it on ARC.

Carmel J Attard dropped by the ARC corporate office in Malta with his impeccable 1/72 Korpo Polikarpov Po-2.  Carmel chose to finish his model as a civil version on skis which is a very interesting and attractive choice.  Further detail was added using a Pavla Models resin detail set which included a fully detailed engine.

Paul Coppin has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D With Moto Tug.  Paul added some paint chipping to give his Corsair a more realistic look and finished it all off by added the Moto Tug.  No doubt about it, this is one great looking Corsair.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Refuelling Probe Tip from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-100C/D Super Sabre wheel bays from AiresThis set gives you all 3 landing gear bays and is designed to fit the Trumpeter kit.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a product article for the 1/48 Turkish Air Force F-4E 2020 decal sheet from Caracal Models This sheet gives you three examples including squadrons 111, 132 and 171 Filo. It also gives you complete data, slime lights and walkways for two complete airframes.


Monday,    Aug 13  2012
Burt Gustafson starts off your week with his very attractive 1/72 Hasegawa S-3A Viking.  Burt finished his Viking in the Hi Viz markings for a sub tracking jet with VS-28 Gamblers.  This would make an excellent addition to any display case.

Victor De Jesus has dropped by today with his flawless looking 1/32 Revell P-38L-5-LO Lightning.  Victor used different shades of Model Master bare metal finishes to get the perfect looking for his Lightning as it appeared in the final stages of WW2 when it was stationed in the Philippines.  Victor added a weapons load and finished his P-38 in the markings for a plane named "Wanda".

Michael "Chewie" Choo is here with his very attractive "what-if" 1/72 Hobby Boss Rafale C.  Michael finished his jet in a Tiger Meet scheme complete with a  full weapons load and drop tanks in and in-flight pose.  The "what-if" scheme gave Michael the freedom to create a very attractive Tiger Meet Rafale. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 110E 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 1/48 RF-101B Voodoo - Pitot Tube from Master.



Saturday,   Aug 11  2012

  Chad Independence Day 

Friday,  Aug 10  2012

  Ecuador Independence Day 

Vladimir Bilbija is here with his excellent looking 1/72 Hobby Boss MiG-15.  Vladimir finished his Mig-15 in Egyptian markings with just the perfect amount of weathering.  He has also included a picture of his Chinese MiG-15 in his article.  Very nicely done Vladimir. 

David C S Teo has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Monogram AT-6 Harvard & Aeroclub De Havilland Chipmunk.  David painted some of the markings and presented these stunning models to his Dad...a former tech on these planes.  A great story and great looking model David.

Phillip Steele is here with something you don't see very often.  This is his 1/72 Redstone Freedom 7.  This is the Redstone rocket & Mercury capsule and Phillip managed to get the gloss white looking perfect with some wet sanding after the first of 2 coats of white paint.  This is a very cool model to see on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ki-67 Hiryu/ Peggy 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 1/72 Supermarine Seafire Mk.IB model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit has markings for 3 different aircraft.


Thursday, Aug 9  2012

  Singapore National Day 

  Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM 
Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

I've been back home from my vacation for  a day or so.......I had updates prepared...but I was plagued with a lack of internet connections.  Sorry for the lack of updates.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler kicks off today's update with his awesome looking 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Iranian Tomcat.  Shawn dressed up the cockpit with resin seats and then finished it off with the attractive Iranian markings and camo from Hi Decals so he could enter it in a Group Build here on ARC..

K Diamond is here with his very appealing "what if" 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C Block 30.  Keith went with a fictional camo scheme and markings and scratchbuilt the pitot tube,  Maverick missile rails and scab plates before going with great looking camo colors.  And the in-flight pose just completes the look of this tough looking F-16.

Gianni Chirico is here with his perfect build of the 1/72 Tamiya Focke-Wulf FW.190.  Gianni  got the weathering looking just right on his 190 and I can almost smell the fuel and exhaust fumes when I look at his model.  Beautiful work Gianni.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW.189 Uhu decal sheet from Authentic DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for 11 different 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW.189 Uhu.  You get 9 Luftwaffe machines as well as one Hungarian and one Bulgarian aircraft.  The 11 aircraft include all the paint schemes from winter to summer schemes and even a desert camo scheme.  Eight of the aircraft were operating in Russia and one was operating out of Finland, so you can see this decal sheet is all about variety. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-101B Voodoo - Pitot Tube from MasterThis pitot tube will fit any F-101 kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I Rotol Propeller w/tool from QuickBoost This propeller is designed for the Italeri kit.


Wednesday,   Aug 8  2012 
S K Loh is here to mark the Singapore National Day with his 1/144 Academy F-16A and F-16D.  Both of these models were modified with various items including scratchbuilt parts and were finished in Republic of Singapore Air Force markings.

Phil De Keyser is here with his outstanding looking 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS Black Panthers.  Phil chose a very special set of markings and did all the paint work with various shades of Alclad.  What a great looking Tornado.

Daniel Such has done an exceptionally fine job painting and finishing his 1/72 Trumpeter Wellington Mk.1c.  Daniel paint the whole interior and then gave his bomber RAF Polish markings complete with weathering.  I love how the finished model looks.

Ulysses Almeida got everything looking perfect on his 1/48 Classic Airframes F5-B.  It's good to see and F-5 finished in Brazilian markings.  Very nice indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 PBY-5 Catalina Correct Cowlings from QuickBoost.  

These are designed for the Academy kit and available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the A-10A Thunderbolt II 103rd FW, 118th FS Flying Yankees, CT/78-621 / 80th Anniversary 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 RAF/RN Pitot tube Mid from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-7 Corsair II Seamless Intake from Zactomodels.  This resin seamless intake set includes 6 pieces cast in white and cream colored resin and are designed for the Trumpeter kit.  This set corrects the shape of the kit intake and includes a new intake lip. 


Tuesday,    Aug 7  2012

  Cote d'lvoire National Day 

Monday,    Aug 6  2012

  Bolivia Independence Day 

  Jamaica National Day 

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM 

Sunday,   Aug 5  2012

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Saturday,   Aug 4  2012

  Burkina Faso National Day 

Friday,  Aug 3  2012 
Andrew Taylor has used  a combination of kit bahings and aftermarket items to create his very accurate 1/72 Hasegawa NEF-18G Growler Concept Aircraft.  Andrew really got all the tiny details looking perfect on his Growler and he  explains all this in his article.

Paul Coppin is here with  his excellent looking 1/48 Eduard BF-110E.  Paul chose the attractive looking winter camo from the Russian front and added full weathering to really give his model a realistic look.  I love the noseart on his Bf-110.

Angel Ortiz O is here from sunny Monterrey N.L. Mexico with his 1/300 Ki-Tech Boeing 747/400.  Angel chose he markings for a Lufthansa 747 and the finished model looks first class..


Thursday, Aug 2  2012

  Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day 

My older daughter and I are traveling for the next week.....we've actually been on vacation for the past 2 days and we're having a good time.  For the next week or so there will be no product articles.

Yufei Mao is here with the final installment in his article about his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-19S J-6 "PLANAF Phantom Killer".  This is Part 3 and focuses on the Painting and Finishing of his flawless looking bare metal finish MiG-19S J-6.  This 3 part series has been a fascinating read.

Carmel J Attard has an article featuring his 1/72 Matchbox P-47 Thunderbolt although I am pleased to say he has also included photos of his Frog and Hasegawa P-47 in his article.  Carmel has included some fascinating history about the P-47 as well as the work he did to improve the Matchbox P-47 to make his stellar model.  Enjoy the photos of his 3 P-47's. 

Burt Gustafson is here with his colorful 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1.  Burt built his F-1 oob with the canopy closed and pilot figure in place.  I love the look of the F-1 and Burt's model really does this plane justice.  Read his article for all the info regarding the colors he used for the camo.


Wednesday,   Aug 1  2012

  Benin Independence Day 

  Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation

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