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Friday,  May 31  2013 
Martin Pohl has spent over 1 year building and detailing his 1/72 Testors B-2.  Martin did an exceptional job to every area of his B-2 including the the bomb bays as you will see in his photos.  And the paint work is phenomenally realistic looking.  I love what can be done with this poor fitting kit.

Jens Gerber built his 1/48 Revell/Monogram Bf 110G4 almost completely out of the box with very good results.  I always enjoy seeing these night fighters with the radar arrays.  Beautiful work Jens.

Vince Lucente is here with his artwork that he calls "T-45 Trap".  No doubt about it....Vince has talent.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14D interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 A6M2b Zero Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Göppingen Gö-4 - "Gövier" Two-Seat Sailplane model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Thursday, May 30  2013 
John "johnnymac" McCormick is here with his highly detailed 8 /12 months conversion to create his 1/32 Tamiya F-4S.  John modified many parts of his F-4J to create this F-4S and he details all his wondrous work in his article.  Enjoy his article and all his photos.....this is one amazing F-4S....well done John.

Amin Ghazzaoui has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his   1/48 Revell Pro Modeller Helldiver SBD2 C.  Amin dressed up the cockpit with an Eduard Zoom set and posed his model in a carrier deck diorama base.  Beautiful work Amin.

Kees Kuyper is here with another of his what-if NEtherlands Space Adminstration (NESA) Marsplane.  Kees explains the mission of this special aircraft in his article as well as it very unique engine system.  I love these articles by Kees.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F/A-18E interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Trumpter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju 88 Exhaust from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fokker D.VII Part 2 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.



Wednesday,   May 29  2013 
Matthias Becker has done his usual impressive job on his Hungarian 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-23 MF.  Matthias  used a selection of resin and photo etch parts and pulled it all together with decals from HAD and a wonderful looking Hungarian camo scheme.  I love the photos of this beauty.

David Rapasi is here with something very different from his usual work.  This is his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-1 Dauntless finished off in a factory fresh paint job and USMC markings.  David explains in his article why he chose the factory fresh paint job.  His PTO collection of models must be quite the amazing site.

Jens Gerber is here from Germany with the classic 1/48 Dragon / Revell Me 262 A1a + R4M.  I recall when the Trimaster kits were the hot item.  Jens did pull off a wonderful Me 262 and it was a treat to see the photos of his completed Schwalbe.  Lovely work Jens.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 S2F-1 Tracker Engines from QuickBoost These engines were designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ET - AA-10 Alamo-D missiles from Zactomodels.  This missile was carried by the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 MLD (Flogger K) - Pitot Tube from  Master.



Tuesday,    May 28  2013

Armenia National Day 

Ethiopia National Day

Azerbaijan National Day

Dragan Cvetic starts with his stunning build of the 1/48 Eduard MiG-21 BIS-K.   Dragan added further detail to the cockpit with Eduard PE and Eduard Brassin KM-1M seat and then finished it all off with decals from  Balkan Models BM-4801 Exercise MiGs of the Yugoslav AF.

Bartosz Piotrowski joins us with 2 of his 1/72 PZW Siedlce P-11c.  Both wear polish markings from the 1930's and are each wearing decals from Techmod that include artwork for the side of the fuselages.  Bartosz did a great job on both of these.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here to make all the Canucks grin with his 1/48 Academy CT-133 Silver Star.  This model compliments Shawn's recent Sabre that was wearing similar markings from Leading Edge decals.  Keep on building Shawn.....I love to see your work on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hurricane Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F9F-2 Panther Correct Nose with Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the The IAR-80 & IAR-81-Airframe, Systems & Equipment book from SAM Publications



Monday,    May 27  2013

USA Memorial Day

Mark L. Rossmann gets things started today with his recently repainted 1/48 AMT/Ertl Douglas AD-4W Skyraider.  Mark chose the markings for a British Skyraider from the Suez Crisis time period and as you will see this is one of the radar equipped Skyraiders used for such missions as fleet Early Warning.  Very nicely done Mark and a very informative article.

Artur Oslizlo/Arkady72 is here with his stunningly detailed 1/48 KP-Models Su-25UB. Artur did an amazing job detailing the cockpit and loaded his Su-25 with a large weapons load from a variety of sources.  This is one great looking Su-25.  Enjoy the photos everyone.

Carmel J Attard with his beautifully done 1/72 Khee-Kha Art Products Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket.  Carmel has a real fondness for the vac-u-form model kit and after reading his article I must say it sure does sound like it was a very enjoyable build.  I love the look of his finished model.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16I SUFA interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Academy Minicraft kit.


Here's a product article for the Embraer E-190LR (G-LCYN) - British Airways - BA CityFlyer / United Kingdom print from Deployment Productions.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire F Mk. 22 Cannon Barrels from QuickBoostThis cannon  barrel set is designed for the Airfix kit.

In the Test Post Clubhouse today is devoted to Memorial Day.

Sunday,  May 26  2013

Georgia National Day

Saturday,  May 25  2013

Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
Friday,  May 24  2013

Eritrea Independence Day 

Philipp joins us from Germany with his beautifully detailed 1/48 Hobbyboss General Dynamics F-111A.  Philipp added plenty of extra scratchbuilt detail and finished his F-111 with a great looking weathered camo scheme.

Paul Fernandez has been busy getting everything correct on his 1/72 Heller T-28 Trojan.  Paul chose to do his T-28 as a Philippine Airforce aircraft complete with mods and scratchbuilt weapons load.  Then he finished it with a flawless weathering job and the sharp looking markings for the Philippines Airforce.

Vorya Hidaryan has done a lovely job detailing and painting his 1/72 Hobby Boss IRIAF F-5E.  This Iranian jet is crarrying a full weapons load and is finished in the desert camo scheme worn by Iranian F-5's.  I love the look of it.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-24M Fencer D decal sheet from Authentic DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for 7 different aircraft.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-51D Mustang Exhaust from QuickBoostThese exhausts are designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fokker D.XXI Danish Version model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 2 different aircraft.



Thursday, May 23  2013 
Jessica Cooper is here with an exceptional 1/48 Revell F-86D.  Jessica gives a very helpful and informative article about the build and how she achieved such an exceptional finish and even includes photos showing the whole build process....which is fascinating to see.

Jorge Andres Rivas Krause joins us with his very very tiny and highly detailed 1/700 S-Model Imperial Chinese Navy Chen Yuen, 1894.   It is absolutely stunning to see a model with this much detail in such a tiny scale.  I loved every photo and found the history of this ship quite interesting.

Artur Oslizlo is here today with another of his gems.  This is his beautifully weathered 1/48 ArkModels Yak-7B.  Artur dressed up the cockpit with some part from Part PE and then finished his Russian fighter with an amazing weathering job.  I can almost smell the gasoline and motor oil when I look at his photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ER - AA-10 Alamo-C missiles from ZactomodelsThis resin set includes 2 complete missiles and can be used on a variety of Russian jets.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 (Flogger) - Pitot Tube from MasterThis pitot tube is suitable for all 1/32 MiG-23 (Flogger) - Pitot Tube (all variants except MLD version).


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ju 87B Stuka Pitot Tube from QuickBoost These pitot tubes are designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,   May 22  2013

Yemen National Day

Amin Ghazzaoui has done an exceptional job on his late war 1/48 Hobby Boss Hellcat F6F 5.  Amin posed his Hellcat with folded wings on a carrier deck diorama complete with other models to see the scene. 

Axel Grundmann joins us today with his flawless 1/48 Tarangus Saab J32A Lansen.  Axel captured the look of the Saab J32A Lansen perfectly with his model and as you will see in his photos....the Tarangus kit builds into an amazing model in the hands of a skilled modeller like Axel.

Carmel J Attard is here with his very informative article about the building of his 1/72 Execuform Convair C-131F.  Carmel tells the history and special mods for his model as well as providing you with plenty of photos to help you truly enjoy his Convair C-131F.  I know I sure enjoyed seeing it.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-25H Gun Barrels from QuickBoost These resin gun barrels are designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-15 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the Army Air Forces Combat Weekly Digests 26-30- World War II DVD from Victory Films.

You can purchase this DVD from from Wade Meyer Studios



Tuesday,    May 21  2013

Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversary of the Iquique´s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia)

Monday,    May 20  2013

Cameroon National Day

Cuba Independence Day 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler starts today with his sharp looking RCAF 1/48 Revell F-86 Sabre. Shawn used the Leading Egde decal sheet and included photos of his Sabre/ Vampire/ CT-133 that were all built using this decal sheet.  His Sabre looks great as do his other 2 "City of Montreal" jets.

Bartosz Piotrowski joins us with photos of his excellent looking 1/72 Fujimi Nakajima Ki43-I "Hayabusa.  The markings for this fighter are for Oct. 1942 Hanoi AB/Indo-China.  I love the look of this Hayabusa.

Dragan Cvetic has done a fantastic job weathering and detailing his 1/72 Italeri MiG-29 9-12.  Dragan did extra detailing to get his MiG-29 looking more detailed and more accurate and finished it off as a Yugoslav jet with Lift Here decals and an amazing weathering job.  Wow....it looks perfect.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.VIII 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 Embraer E-190LR (PH-EZD) - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines / Netherlands print from Deployment Productions.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-4 Skyhawk Ejection Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.



Sunday,  May 19  2013

Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk and Youth Day for Turkey

Muhammad Farouk S. Tan has been busy adding first class detail to his 1/72 Italeri F-5A.  Farouk chose an F-5 from the Pililippines and gave it a wonderful baremetal finish.  I love to see Philippine aircraft on ARC and this F-5 is a treat to see.

Saturday, May 18  2013

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day 

Friday, May 17  2013

Norway Constitution Day

Thursday, May 16  2013
Dambusters Raid
RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams  
Donn A. Wells M.D. gets things started today with one of the coolest looking jets ever made.  This is the tiny 1/144 Dragon X-29 in all it's glory.  It looks great and it is hard to believe this is a tiny 1/144 model...the detail of this model is fantastic.  Nice job Donn.

Jens Gerber joins us today with a very special test aircraft.  Jens added an Eduard photo etch cockpit set to his 1/48 Hobbycraft Polikarpov I 16 Type 18 and chose the markings for a test aircraft on skis with the Finnish Air Force in 1940.  Check out the wonderful detail on the skis.

Jean-Charles Goddet has done a stunning job on his 1/72 Hobbyboss Dassault Rafale MJean-Charles added drop tanks and a full weapons load plus an amazing weathering job to complete this amazing Rafale.  He then displayed it on a carrier deck base complete with patches.....I love the whole display.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missiles from ZactomodelsThis missile set is the Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missile has been carried by a variety of Russian jets including the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.  This resin set includes 2 complete missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 FRS. 1 Sea Harrier Pylons from QuickBoostThese pylons are designed for the Airfix kit.



Wednesday,   May 15  2013 
Lee, Seok Joo gets today started in style with his super detailed 1/48 Airfix TSR.2.  Seok Joo used plenty of detail items including Wolfpack (cockpit, avionics, and wheels) and CMK (cockpit, canopy, wheel bays, engine, air-brake, flaps, and landing gear strut) to give his TSR.2 a fantastic level of detail.  His model was then finished with a full weathering job.  Wow....enjoy the photos.

Amin Ghazzaoui has done a stunning job on his bare metal 1/48 Academy P-38J.  Amin gave his P-38 a full weapons load and finished it with nose art to complete.  This is an exceptional looking P-38 and I love the look of this Lightning.

Philipp has got everything looking perfect on his 1/48 Revell U.S.A. Republic F-105D "Arkansas Traveller".  Philipp dressed up the cockpit with scratchbuilt details with great success and finished off his Thud in a  faded war worn SEA camo scheme which looks just like the real jets from that time period.  Simply amazing work Philipp.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Japanese Gunsight WW II Gunsight Type 98 from QuickBoost.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 ROKAF KF-16 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Dassault Mirage III and Mirage 5 - Pitot Tube from Master.



Tuesday,  May 14  2013

Paraguay Independence Day

Monday,    May 13  2013
Philipp gets your week started with his big and beautifully done 1/48 Airfix Martin B-57G Canberra "Night Intruder".  Philipp added scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit,  bomb bays and wheel wells plus correct US bombs before finishing it all off in a  flawless camo scheme complete with chipped paint.  Simply perfect.

Douglas Conrady is here with an exceptionally special 1/350 L' Arsenal EC-130E.  The scale is a rare one for a Hercules and the subject matter is equally special.  This is one of the aircraft used in Operation Eagle Claw (the attempted rescue mission of the US hostages in Iran). The EC-130E mods were all carefully done on this tiny model and Douglas tells the story of the mission and model build in his article.  I loved seeing this one Douglas.

Shawn phantom Weiler is also here with a historic aircraft.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4E, Phantom #160 in the markings for a Turkish recon bird shot down by Syria last year. Shawn was able to build his Phantom with the help of Hi Decal Line.....wow Phantom 160?!?!?.....I am impressed Shawn.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Hawk T1 Mk.53 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the EA-6B Prowler VAQ-133 Wizards, NG500 / 163399 / 2011 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 Bf 109F Early seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.



Friday,  May 10  2013 
Lee, Seok Joo is here with his big and beautiful 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D Grim Reapers.  Seok Joo gave his Tomcat a full weathering job so it looks like the real jet and finished it off with VF-101 Grim Reapers markings from the Fightertown decals.  WOW WOW WOW...I love this F-14!!!

Cyril Worley has done extensive detailing on his 1/32 Revell DH98 Mosquito FB Mk VI.  Cyril has opened one of the engines and given it full wiring and plumbing and done other detailing to bring his Mossie to life.  Enjoy the photos....I know I sure did..

Artur Oslizlo/Arkady72 has done a stunning job on his Danish 1/48 Hasegawa SaaB RF-35 Draken.  Artur used a Aires resin cockpit and then finished it off with an amazing paint and weathering job.  This is a great looking Draken.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot decal sheet from Authentic Decals.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 109E Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 Frogfoot interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Thursday, May 9  2013

Liberation Day for the Channel Islands  May 9 1945

Russia - End of Great Patriotic War 

 European Union
Europe Day

  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 

Jens Gerber gets today's update started in style with his fantastic looking 1/48 Revell Me 163 B Komet.  Jens dressed up the detail with different items including Eduard photo etch seat belts and then finished it all off with a flawless camo paint job complete with subtle weathering.

Vitor Sousa did an extra amount of detailing to his 1/72 HobbyBoss SH-60B Seahawk HSL-49 Scorpions to make it truly exceptional.  But it didn't stop there, he also finished it with a perfect paint job that gives his chopper a wonderfully realistic appearance.  I love the work Victor did on his Seahawk. 

Bartosz Piotrowski is here with a very historic Su-15.  This is his 1/72 AMODEL Su-15TM in the markings for the interceptor that shot down Korean Airlines Flight 007 back in 1983 with the tragic loss of so many innocent lives.  I remember this event well and it is very special to see the Su-17 that was involved in this sad event.  Beautiful work Bartosz.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A6M5 Zero Exhaust resin set from QuickBoostThese exhausts are designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Commonwealth CA-15 Kangaroo model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models The markings are for an Australian prototype.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23ML Flogger G interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models



Wednesday,   May 8  2013

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

Dragan Cvetic has done an impressive job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Airfix A-4B.  This Skyhawk is loaded with 3 bombs and the long range tanks to permit it to do bombing missions during the Falklands War.  The weathering is excellent on this A-4.

Axel Grundmann is here with a very cool looking 1/48 IBEX T-6A Texan II.  The camo scheme and markings are for a Mexican trainer using Zotz Decals and I must say I really do like the look of the gray camo on this Mexican Texan  II.  I love Mexican aircraft.

Donn A. Wells M.D. reworked critical areas of the 1/72 Hobbyboss F9F- 5 Panther to get  a much more pleasing model of this Korean war jet.  I was quite impressed with the photo of the cockpit, but as you read Donn's article you will see there was plenty of work done to this model.  Simply beautiful.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 PBY-1/5 Catalina Engines from QuickBoostThis detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-60 - AA-8 Aphid missile from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CF-101 'Voodoo' Special Markings decal sheet from WINTERVALLEY.  This new CF-101 Voodoo decal sheet from provides markings and stencils to complete 4 CF-101 Voodoo's in special aircraft paint schemes.  This decal sheet is also available in 1/72 scale.



Tuesday,    May 7   2013 
Michael Keogh gets things fired up today with his 1/48 Monogram F-80 Shooting Star.  Michael chose to build his Shoot Star with the access panel open and the tail cone off to fully display the engine.  No doubt about it...these older Monogram kit build into beautiful models as Michael has shown.

Fred Smith is here with his fully operational 1/16 UH-1N Twin Huey.  This is an R/C Huey with all the complexity you would expect from an R/C model along with all the wonderful detail you would expect from a static scale model.  This model is the absolute best of both worlds....I love it.

Burt Gustafson is here with his excellent looking and very colorful 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18E Super Hornet.  Burt built his Super Hornet out of the box to his usual very high standard.  I always enjoy seeing Burt's latest Model on ARC.  Simply lovely.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M Zero Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 110E Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost This is designed for the Eduard kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4 Phantom II (long nose versions) detail set from Master This detail set features Pitot Tube, Ram Air Inlet and Angle of Attack Probe (3pcs) machined out of metal.  This set is suitable for the F-4E, F, G, EJ and recce variants RF-4B, C, E, EJ.



Monday,    May 6  2013
Ramon R. Lomeli starts your week with 1/48 Monogram F-8 Crusader and what a great looking Crusader it is with its colourful markings.  Ramon added metal landing gear and a resin seat with foil seat belts.  This is one sharp looking jet.

Amin Ghazzaoui is here with a very attractive 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Avenger MK1.  This is a British Avenger from convoy duty in the North Atlantic during WW2.  Amin added Eduard photo etch to dress up the cockpit and I sure did enjoy seeing the photos of this Avenger in it's distinctive camo scheme.

Douglas Conrady is here with model we don't see very often.  This is his 1/144 Real Space Models Titan II ICBM which is part of his SAC display and the cool part is his model is displayed on a civil defense fallout shelter sign.  Nicely done Douglas.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109E-4 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This set is designed for the Dragon and Cyber Hobby kits.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the  F-16C Fighting Falcon 188th FW, 184th FS, FS/86-297 / 2005 print from Deployment Productions.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 110E Gun Barrels from QuickBoost These gun barrels are designed for the Eduard kit.



Sunday,  May 5  2013

Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

Friday,  May 3  2013

Poland Constitution Day

Shawn phantom Weiler gets your Friday update started with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E , Phantom #159.  Shawn used the True Details cockpit and finished it all off with decals from Hi Decal Line for a great looking Turkish jet.  Beautiful work Shawn.

Artur Oslizlo/Arkady72 has done an exceptionally nice job building and weathering his 1/48 Eduard Hawker Tempest.  Artur built his Tempest out of the box with excellent results.  I know you'll enjoy seeing the photos of this one.

Dragan Cvetic has taken the 1/144 Eduard MiG-21 BIS and finished it to a very high quality.  The markings are for a Yugoslav jet using Balkan Models.  It's amazing how detailed this 1/144 MiG-21 is.  Very nicely done Dragan.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw-190F-8 decal sheet from Authentic DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for 12 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Stummel Habicht Glider model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for both 'Long' and 'Short' Span versions.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sea Harrier FA.2 Outrigger Wheels from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.



Thursday, May 2  2013 
ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check it out.  Show everyone your models on the ARC sites.

S K Loh starts today with his tiny 1/144 Hellenic RF-4E Phantom.  S K Loh added quite a few scratchbuilt details to improve this little Phantom and then finished it off with an attractive camo scheme with custom made decals.  It's amazing how detail this tiny Phantom is and I love the look of it.

Robert R. Heeps is here with a very interesting story about his model.  His 1/72 Revell P-47 Thunderbolt wears the captured markings for an ETO Jug called "Beetle".  One side wears German markings and the other side wears American markings.

Paolo De Sanctis joins us from Italy with his 1/72 Academy MiG.21F in a stunning multi-shade aluminium finish.  Paolo chose to finish his MiG-21 in North Vietnamese markings in a very attractive in-flight pose.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-25J Mitchell Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThese gun barrels are designed for the Hasegawa kit.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21SM/ M/ MF (Fishbed J) - Pitot Tube from Master.



Wednesday,  May 1  2013

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of Argentine Airforce in Malvinas / Falklands War (1982)

Jorge Andres Rivas Krause starts today with his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa SAAB J35 Draken.  Jorge added scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit along with other improvements and finished it all off with a stunning paint job with subtle weathering.  I love this Draken and hope to see more of Jorge's models on ARC in the future.

Wong, Ryan joins us today with my favourite Japanese fighter.  This is his 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien with custom painted markings and a fantastic looking camo paint job.  Ryan also added seatbelts to the cockpit with great results.  No doubt about it, this is one great looking Hein and I love Ryan's work on it. 

Scott Vomacka is back today with another of his bare metal foil beauties.  This is Scott's 1/48 Revell F-84E Thunderjet flawlessly finished in foil with some very attractive colorful markings.  This is a great looking F-84E and the addition of cockpit detailing is just icing on the cake.  Simply beautiful.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 A6M Zero Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Yak-3 Exhaust from QuickBoost These are designed for the Zvezda kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 CF-101 'Voodoo' Special Markings decal sheet from WINTERVALLEY.  This new CF-101 Voodoo decal sheet provides markings and stencils to complete 4 CF-101 Voodoo's in special aircraft paint schemes.



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