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Friday,  Jan 31  2014 
Rafi Ben Shahar is here with a double header today.  Rafi joins us with the 1/48 AMK & Kinetics Kfir C2/C7 and interestingly enough he compares the good and bad points of both of these kits.  Rafi chose 2 very different Israeli camo and I'm torn on which one I love the most....they both look amazing in their full weathering and weapons loads.

Carmel J. Attard has done quite the exceptional job on his 1/72 Project-X.Mantrack Hangar Productions De Havilland DH-110.  This is the early prototype for the Sea Vixen and Carmel tells the fascinating history of the two prototypes as well as the 1952 Farnborough Airshow crash that killed 2 crew members and 29 spectators.  This is a vac-formed kit and Carmel gives you the full build process.....he has quite the talent for these difficult kits.

Andre Dionne joins us from Canada with his very colourful 1/72 Hasegawa CF-18 Demo 2011.  Andre custom designed and made the decals for his Demo bird and I have to say this looks like quite the complicated piece of artwork.  But he pulled it all together in true Canuck style to produce a first class colour bird.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-7E Corsair II interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models  . 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MHU-191/M with Aero 71A Skid Platform from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lockheed P-3B/C Orion "Interior & Exterior Detail Set" from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis set is designed for the Hasegawa/Revell P-3C Orion kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 CF-18 Canada Combat Hornets decal sheet from Leading Edge ModelsThis sheet includes CF-18's that served in combat...plenty of jets.  This sheet is also available in 1/72 scale.


Thursday, Jan 30  2014

Liberation of Camp Pangatian, Philippines

Jean-Charles "jc73" Goddet is here with his eye catching 1/72 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2B that is wearing some of the best tailart worn by the F-2.  Jean-Charles built this beauty out of the box with flawless success.   I love seeing these blue Mitsubishi F-2. 

Andreas Gordes is here with a very helpful article on the 1/48 Skunkmodels Tow Tractor or Colors of USAF Vehicle.  Andreas has included very helpful info on painting various USAF airbase tractors.  And the work Andreas did on these 2 tractors is first rate and includes paint chipping etc.

Jens Gerber joins us today with his debut model for 2014.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Do 335 A12 built out of the box with Eduard seat belts and a very realistic looking paint job.  Jens is a highly skilled modeller and I'm very happy to see his first model of 2014 on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Consolidated B-24 Liberator Pt. 3 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals This decal sheet includes 2 in olive drab and 2 in bare metal and all 4 have sexy noseart including some with nudity.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-102A Delta Dagger Anti-Colision Lights from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Meng kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Me 410B-2/U4 cockpit set from Aires.  This set is designed for the Meng kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fokker D.XXI cockpit set from SBS Model.  This set is designed for the Classic Airframes and Special Hobby kits.

Wednesday,   Jan 29  2014 
André Ricardo Manzano has been modelling for over 20 years and I'm pleased to welcome him and his first model on ARC.  He's from Brazil and this is his 1/48 Revell F-15I Ra'amAndré started with the Revell F-15E kit and did the converison using the IsraCast conversion set and finished it all off with Cartograf decals and a truly impressive weathering job.  Welcome to ARC André...I love the work you do and I hope to see more of your work on ARC in the future.

Michal Sekula joins us today with a very exacting scale replica of the 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-1 flown by a Russian Ace during WW2.  Michal built this one out of the box and finished it off with aftermarket decals.  He's included 2 vintage photos to compare to his model.  He has also included the history of this very accomplished pilot.

Vorya Hidaryan has done an expert job weathering his 1/72 Revell F-4E Phantom II.  This is an Iranian Phantom II complete with a full weapons load and drop tank as it would have appeared during its strike missions in the Iran-Iraq war.  I love the look of this Phantom II.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14 Tomcat Air Intake Covers from QuickBoost This set is designed for the Fujimi kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


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

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-23 MLD Flogger K Pitot Tube from Master This is suitable for the MiG-23 MLD version.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Vampire FB Mk.9 resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Tuesday,    Jan 28  2014

  Space Shuttle Challenger Accident 1986 

Michael O'Neal built the classic 1/48 Revell-Monogram F-14A "Cat Outta Hell!" and scribed the panel lines and added full lighting to his Tomcat before finishing it as a Russian jet featured in a fictional novel he wrote.  The finished photo will become the new cover for his book.  You've got to admit this is VERY cool.  Read his article for the full story on this Russian F-14.

Cessna is here to wow you with photos of his 1/72 Zvezda Mi-24A.  This highly detailed Mi-24A is wearing Vietnamese markings and an expertly finished camo scheme.  I know I was very impressed when I saw the photos of this beauty.

Don G + Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done a joint effort to build this 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet #52.  This is a Canadian Hornet complete with subtle weathering and dropped flaps.  Check out Shawn's article for a photos of a massive flightline of his CF-18 colour birds.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hunter Ejection Seat with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Royal Canadian Navy Sea Furies decal sheet from Mike Grant Decals.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51 Mustang Aeroproducts 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner from UltracastThis set is designed for the for Tamiya P-51D kits- also fits Hasegawa P-51D kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 JAS-39A/C Gripen Interior detail set from CMKThis set is designed for the for KittyHawk kit.


Monday,    Jan 27  2014

Russia - End of Leningrad blockade  (1944)

Sal has done a truly beautiful job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B Tomcat.  Sal finished his  Enduring Freedom F-14 using Fightertown decals and I love his reasoning for not going heavy on the weathering.....this is one beautiful looking F-14. 

Gregor de Ste Croix is here with a trip down memory lane build.  This is his in-flight 1/72 Airfix B-25J Mitchell.  This is the classic Airfix kit built in the classic pose using the in-flight stand.  Reading Gregor's article sure did bring back some fond memories of my own from long ago.

Paolo Yuen has been busy doing a first class job on his 1/350 Bronco Models USS New York LPD-21.  This is a model of the ship that used steel from the World Trade Center towers.  Paolo does this ship justice and he tell some of the shortfalls he discovered when building his USS New York LPD-21.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51D Mustang interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Dragon kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the F/A-18A+ Hornet VFC-12 Fighting Omars, AF01 / 162904 / 2013 print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-25 Mitchell Engines from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Italeri/Accurate Miniatures kit.

Sunday,   Jan 26  2014

Australia Day

India Republic Day

Happy Republic Day, Jai Hind !! 
My apologies to everyone in India....I planned to get this update loaded 12 hours earlier, but the update was much larger than I expected.  I am very impressive with the size and quality of the update today. 

Indian Scale Modelers Facebook group has put together a huge display for the The Vampire T.55 in Indian Air Force Service.  Excellent work guys.

Scotty Battistoni has been very busy on his 1/72 Heller Toofani.  Scotty rescribed the panel lines, added scratchbuilt details and finished it off with a flawlessly done multi-shaded bare metal finish and aftermarket decals.  I love the in-flight photos.

Vinayak Dutt Shukla has done a first class job building the 1/48 Revell MIG-21 FL (Kukke's MIG) as part of a group build for the Indian Scale Modelers.  His MiG-21 is in a very realistic diorama. 

Aditya Singh Chauhan has done a beautiful job on this 1/48 Eduard MiG-21 Bis.  This kit has photo etch in the cockpit and Aditya choose a very attractive camo scheme to finish this MiG-21.

Kevin R. Ingraham is here with a fascinating B-24 history to go with photos of his 1/72 Academy B-24 Liberator.  This is an Indian B-24 wearing a first class BMF.  Beautiful work Kevin.

Polly Singh is here to joins the party today with his 1/48 KP MiG 21 Bis.  His MiG-21 was built for the Group Build and features some amazing markings.  His hardened shelter diorama is simply brilliant.

Aditya Singh Chauhan has done a wonderful weathering job on his 1/72 Modelsvit Sukhoi 7.  Aditya  faded the paint and then added paint chipping to complete the look of this tired aerial warrior.

Ratish Nair has been brave and built the old 1/72 AMT/Matchbox MiG-21FL to a very high standard.  This was a build that required much effort but as you can see by the photos of the finished MiG-21....the effort did give excellent results.  Ratish explains the build process in his article. 

Murli Rajan joins us is style on this special holiday with his 1/72 Airfix De Havilland Vampire.  This is one of the Vampire that was bought from Indonesia and Murli gave is a very well done bare metal finish.

Aditya Singh Chauhan joins us with a very delicate looking 1/72 Czech Master Wapiti.  This one is wearing Indian Air Force colours and the complicated rigging is done with copper wires.

Ratish Nair is here to honor the 50 year anniversary of the MiG-21 in Indian service with his brightly painted 1/72 Fujimi MiG-21MF.  This is one very eye catching MiG.

Aditya Singh Chauhan has done an exceptional job on this modern Indian Air Force trainer.  This is the 1/72 Airfix Bae Hawk in all it's glory and looking very nice indeed in the Indian markings. 

Murli Rajan is here with his 1/72 Frog Vultee Vengence in faded weathered condition as it appears in 1943 in India.  I really love how realistic the paint and weathering looks on this dive bomber.

Aditya Singh Chauhan masked and painted the “Chakra Wheel" on the back of this 1/48 Academy Su 27UB Tiranga.  Wow....that is impressive to try and mask such a complicated pattern and to have to look so darn good.

Kevin R. Ingraham added after market goodies and built his 1/72 KP Sukhoi Su-7 as an in-flight model and even has a photo of his model flying over India.  Nicely job on the Su-7 Kevin. 

Aditya Singh Chauhan is here with one of the wilder camo schemes worn by the Indian MiG-21.  This is the 1/48 Academy MiG-21 PF with some added scratchbuilt detailing.  I love the camo scheme on his one.

Friday,  Jan 24  2014 
Ulysses Almeida has done a spectacular job on his 1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000B.  This is a Brazilian Mirage in the very attractive blue/grey camo that is expertly done.  The darkened panel lines and all the stencils bring this model to life and the choice of camo colours makes this a Mirage that looks good from any angle. 

Kit added photo etch and scratchbuilt details to the cockpit of this 1/48 Tamiya A6M3 Nishizawa's Zero.  Kit then went on to give this Zero a weather look to complete the look.  This is a very well done Zero and I know you'll enjoy seeing the 12 photos of it.

Anthony Estamponi has done an exceptional job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa Me 163b.  Anthony added metal tubes for the gun barrels and then gave his little rocket powered interceptor a very finely done camo paint job that looks exactly as an Komet should.  It's good to see this one on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109K interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Yak-1/1b Exhausts from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Modelsvit kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Blackburn B.46 Firebrand TF Mk.V/5 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes markings for 10 different aircraft.


Thursday, Jan 23  2014 
Steve Negley gets things started today with his flawlessly finished 1/48 Hobby Boss Republic F-105D Thunderchief.  Steve used a Quickboost ejection seat along with weapons borrowed from a Monogram kit.  Steve then weathered it with techniques learned on ARC and finished it all off with a SEA camo scheme from the late '60's.  This Thud really is a sleek and graceful looking jet.

Sertac Bayar dropped by the ARC corporate offices in Turkey with his flawlessly detailed 1/32 Revell UH-1H Huey - TuAF.  Sertac rebuilt this model by fully stripping and disassembling it before rebuilding it with plenty of scratchbuilt detailing in the cockpit and engine bay etc.  Sertac then finished it off as a very attractive Turkish Air Force Huey.  Enjoy the photos....I know I did.

Carmel J. Attard has been very busy adding detail to his 1/72 Frog/Revell Sea Vixens.  Carmel used Pavla resin sets to dress up his Sea Vixens to a very high standard.  Carmel tells the history of the Sea Vixen as well as what is involved to build the Frog as well as the Revell kits.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51A Mustang/Mk.IA Exhaust from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Acc. Miniatures kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4B/N Phantom II wheel bays from AiresThis set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 J35A early Draken conversion from Maestro ModelsThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 Avro Lancaster Bomb Bay from GriffonThis set is designed for the Amodel kit.

Wednesday,   Jan 22  2014 
Gerd Wilcken gets things started today with his very realistic looking 1/72 Airfix Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R6.  Gerd has included a full build article to help anyone planning on building this Airfix kit.  This beautifully painted 190 with the figures and diorama base capture the look perfectly from the late stages of WW2.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done an eye catching job on the 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet 51.  This is without a doubt one of the most colourful CF-18's to take to the air and Shawn did it justice with his in-flight display.  Shawn has built 51 A/B/C Hornets.

Tolga Ulgur has done an exceptional job building and painting his 1/48 Great Wall Hobby Northrop P-61A Black Widow.  Tolga added aftermarket items to improve the detail and accuracy of his Black Widow and he explains all this in his very helpful article.  This is one beautiful looking P-61.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Missile Pylons from ZactomodelsThese resin Su-27 Missile Pylons corrects the shape of the kit missile pylons to provide you with a higher level of accuracy and detail on your next big Su-27.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Kfir C2/C7/F-21 exhaust nozzle from AiresThis set is designed for the Kinetic kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX Propeller w/tool from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-23 Flogger Pitot Tube from Master.  This is suitable for all MiG-23 variants except MLD version.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 JAS-39A/C Gripen exterior detail set from CMKThis set is designed for the KittyHawk kit.


Tuesday,    Jan 21   2014 
Sal is here with a kit that is a blast from the past.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G Wild Weasel finished up in SEA camo complete with weathering and a wonderfully done panel lines.  Very nicely done Sal.

Luc Janssen started his 1/32 Swallow Mitsubishi A6M2 Two-seat Zero Trainer conversion many years ago.  This model required plenty of scratchbuilding and good old fashioned modelling skills combined with some very successful weathering techniques.  It is a rare treat to see a 2 seat Trainer. 

Burt Gustafson has done an extraordinary bare metal finish on his 1/48 Kinetic F-5A Freedom Fighter.  Burt built this F-5 as a USAF jet with quite the high gloss bare metal finish.  Burt explains how he did his BMF. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 S2F Tracker wheels & paint masks from AiresThis set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 VF-32 Swordsmen Gypsy Roll F-14A/B decal sheet from Fightertown DecalsThe 5 aircraft includes MiG Killers, Operation Desert Fox, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Last Tomcat Cruise with VF-32 Swordsmen. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F3H Demon resin cockpit set with vacuformed canopy from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Emhar kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51 Mustang Corrected & Detailed Flaps from UltracastThis set is designed for the Tamiya P-51B-D kits.


Monday,    Jan 20  2014
Vince Pedulla has done an impressive job weathering his 1/48 Tamiya AD-4 Skyraider.  This is  Part 3 of his 7 part Skyraider series and today's Skyraider is a  AD-4 Skyraider converted from the Tamiya A-1H kit.  Vince explains the process and well and how he got the fantastic faded paint look.

Kenji Miyazawa is becoming very well known here on ARC with his beautiful models.  This 1/48 Academy Su-35 is his 5th model since entering the hobby and he combined it with a SOL detail set and combined that with one of the best looking camo schemes I've seen.  This one really is a beauty.  Beautiful work Kenji.

Brian Pruitt has taken his 1/72 MPM Breda Ba.88b and given it the most complicated looking camo scheme.  Brian added a Squadron vacuformed canopy and gave his Breda Ba.88b a very delicate weathering job to complete the realism.  This is quite the gem Brian.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14A Tomcat 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 F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-103 Jolly Rogers, AG200 / 166620 - 70th Anniversary, 2013 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 Sukhoi Su-7 Radome from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Revell Modelsvit kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4 E/F Corrected Nose / Radome from Sierra Hotel ModelsThis set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Friday,  Jan 17  2014 
Tadeu Pinto Mendes starts today with the most famous B-17 from WW2.  This is his 1/48 Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress in the markings for Memphis Belle complete with all the mission markings and the sexy noseart.  It is a joy to see Tadeu's B-17 on ARC today. 

Gianni "Kurnass77" Coniglio was very busy taking the 1/72 Fujimi F-4E Kurnass to a much higher level.  Gianni scratchbuilt most of the cockpit and then finished it off with ejection seats from Quickboost before turning his skill and attention to the beautiful camo scheme worn by his Israeli Phantom MiG killer. 

Burt Gustafson had a very good time building the 1/72 Hasegawa MV-22B Osprey.  This is the perfect in-flight model because the engines adjust to different angles and the rotors spin after the model is assembled.  Burt includes the history of the Osprey as well as photos of every angle of his amazing USMC model.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Me 262A Schwalbe interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lockheed Hudson Mk.IV/V Correct Cowlings from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 De Havilland Venom NF.3 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit comes with markings for 4 different RAF machines.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21F-13 cockpit set from NeomegaThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Thursday, Jan 16  2014 
Dragan Cvetic is here with his very nicely done and flawlessly weathered 1/72 Revell F-16C IAF.  This is an out of the box build using Eaglestrike decals to finish his F-16 as an Israeli jet complete with a  weapons load.

Mauricio "Maurice_1971" Castro is here with a very special 1/32 Revell Bf109 G6.  This amazing looking 109 is the backup aircraft of Erich Hartmann using Eagle Cals decals.  Mauricio had an enjoyable time doing the mottled camo scheme and he has included in-progress photos showing the complete painting process.  The finished model does look fantastic.

Harv is here to make you grin with his very creative what-if S.H.I.E.L.D's OTHER Ride.  If you know Marvel's Agents of SHIELD comic book series then you will definitely appreciate this model which is a modified B-1 to be a high speed transport plane.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-29 Fulcrum model kit from Great Wall Hobby This model kit includes markings for 2 Russian and 1 Syrian aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F8F-1 Bearcat wheel bays from AiresThis set is designed for the Hobby boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mirage 2000C resin cockpit with vacuformed canopy from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Antonov AN-2 Engine from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Wednesday,   Jan 15  2014 
Mateus Manso gets things started in style with his beautiful looking 1/48 Revell Consolidated B- 24D Liberator.  Mateus chose the markings for "Jerk 's Natural" which was one of the Liberators used in the bombing of Ploesti.  The bomb bay is fully detailed with the bomb bay door open with a full bomb load.  The weathering job on this B-24 is fantastic and very realistic looking. 

S K Loh is here with with a great looking 1/144 Academy RNoAF F-16AM MLU finished in Tiger Meet markings.  This is a tiny model but SK did an amazing amount of work including scratchbuilding to make it more accurate.  I love the Tiger artwork on the tail.

Artur Oslizlo has upgraded the 1/35 Academy AH-1W Super Cobra to a very high level of detail.  He added Verlinden and Eduard cockpit upgrade parts plus Master gun barrels.  And if you look closely at the engine bay you will see plenty of scratchbuilt detailing.  This big Cobra is a joy to see.....enjoy each of Artur's 19 photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-51D/K Mustang Propeller with alignment tool from QuickBoost.  This set is designed for the Tamiya kit

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sorbitsya Pods for the Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 Flanker from Zactomodels.  These ECM radar jamming pods can be carried by Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 Flanker variants.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 M61 A1 Vulcan - Six-barrelled rotary 20mm cannon from Master.  This cannon was used on most of the modern US aircraft: F-104, F-105, F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18 and others. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Martin Baker Mk 2 ejection seat from PJ Production.


Tuesday,    Jan 14   2014 
Bartosz Piotrowski has done a beautiful job building and finishing his 1/72 Heller Mirage 2000D.  This is a French jet with Armee de l'Air complete with bomb load and drop tanks and ready for action as it appeared in Tajikistan in 2007.

Artur Oslizlo is here for you to enjoy seeing the photos of his Royal Navy 1/48 Airfix Supermarine Seafire FR.46.  Artur added an Aires cockpit and resin exhausts with cowling from Quickboost and then gave his Seafire one of his amazing weathering jobs.

Axel Grundmann is here with something quite rare and special today.  This is his 1/48 FLY BAC 167 Strikemaster wearing RNZAF and quite the attractive camo scheme.  I love the job Axel did on the panel lines.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sepecat Jaguar A electronic bay from AiresThis set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 JAS-39A/C Gripen – Undercarriage set from CMKThis set is designed for the KittyHawk kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV exhausts from QuickBoost.   This set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire 4-Spoke Wheels Block Tread from Ultracast.


Monday,    Jan 13  2014
Brian "modeler85" Waldorf get your week fired up in style with his big beautiful 1/32 HK B-17G.  Brian chose the very interesting markings for Little Miss Mischief which is a patch work of bare metal and olive drab with full weathering.  This B-17G is a beauty.

Steve Negley is here with his flawlessly finished 1/48 Revell/Monogram Encore Models F-102A Delta.  Steve got the California ANG from a Draw Decal sheet to give him a very attractive Delta Dagger.  This classic older kit looks excellent when completed as you will see in Steve's photos.

Daniel Such aka sdaneels has finished his 1/72 Revell Bf-109 G-10 in some very rare markings.  This ex Luftwaffe ex Croat AF 109 is in the markings for the Yugoslav Partisans in 1945.  Daniel did an wonderful job getting the hastily applied markings looking very realistic.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-18C Hornet 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 F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers, AA103 / 163217 / 60th Years of Jolly Rogers, 2003 print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Sea Vixen ejection seats with safety belts from QuickBoost.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 WW1 German pilot and crew figure set from Jaguar.


Friday,  Jan 10  2014

 Russia - Soviet counteroffensive under Stalingrad. The beginning of the end (1943) 

Carl Gootzen has taken the 1/24 Revell London Bus and heavily modified it to create a topless bus complete with custom made seating and wooden flooring.  Carl modified the front grill and added so many fine touches and of course it is up to Carl's usual very high standards.  Carl made this beauty for a friend that owns a 1/1 bus like this.

Henk van der Lugt is here is true Silly Week style with his 1/100 Zvezda F-18 "Bravo".  This is one of the planes from the Disney movie "Planes" which followed the very successful "Cars" movie.  Fun stuff indeed.... well done Henk.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-47D-25 Thunderbolt interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-20G Gun Barrels from QuickBoost.  These gun barrels are designed for the AMT/Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 de Havilland Venom NF.2/2A model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models. This decal sheet includes markings for 4 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-105Ds of the VA & TX ANG decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for five different 1/48 F-105D's in SEA camo scheme including some with sexy artwork. 


Thursday, Jan 9  2014 
Jaime Carreon is here with the very humous history of Flight Leftenant Rif Raf and his epic Batles during the BOB.  This is Jamie's Revell 1/Something Spitsfire Mk II in all it's glory and posed in-flight to properly show the majestic lines of this Spitsfire.   Very funny indeed.

Hal Elsberry "Els" is here in true Silly Week style with his Budjet Cuts.  Hal has a view into the future of the USAF after the bean counters have their way.  I love the beer can missiles on the side of the new fighter.  Very amusing Hal.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23ML Flogger G cockpit set from AiresThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-16C Blizzard Bad Guys decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis is a re-release...get it while you can.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 EA-6B Prowler Air Scoops from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 FJ-4B Fury resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Emhar kit.


Wednesday,   Jan 8  2014 
George Oh has been creative on his Hasegawa P-40 Egg-plane.  George chose am Australian Desert camo complete with sharks mouth and added a weapons load of Egg Bombs.  I quite enjoyed seeing Aussie markings on an Egg Plane.

Dave Bailey, aka "The Rat" is here with a very amusing story of the time the RAF broke the sound barrier using the The GASSP-1 Meteor.  Dave modified the Meteor and painted it red to bet the correct look for this historic aircraft.  An amusing read to be sure.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F6F Hellcat Correct Radome from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Dragon kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Early Tail Stinger from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Harrier FRS.1 / FRS.51 - Pitot Tube & Angle Of Attack probe from MasterThis set is designed for all kits.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Seafire FR. 46/47 – Armament set from CMKThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,    Jan 7   2014 
Hal Elsberry "Els" is here with a very comical model of an equally comical Halloween costume.  Hal built his Dog in Star Trek Costume model exact to the original full sized costume including beer can Warp Drive Engines.  I have never seen anything this creative....definitely a 10 out of 10 on the amusement meter. 

Ole A. Hoel is here with a very respectable model built from the 1/72 Airfix Defiant.  Ole has little love for this old Airfix kit, but he conquered this beast with a passionate resolve.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4B/N Phantom II auxiliary air intake from AiresThis set is designed for the Academy kit


Here's a product article for the 1/48 S2F Tracker Radar from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Kinetic kit

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Air Wing All Stars: Super Hornets Part Two decal sheet from Furball Aero DesignThis decal sheet features making for five 1/48 scale Super Hornet CAG jets with enough stencils and data provided to make two complete models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito Standard Wheels with Australian Z Block tread from Ultracast.


Monday,    Jan 6  2014
Dave Bailey, aka "The Rat" is here with some very rare and until now unpublished vintage photos of the Farley Fruitbat in action on night ops.  Remember...you saw these photos here on ARC first.

George Campbell aka Blue Angel Modeler is a very well known Blue Angels Fan and today he is here to show you his walk on the wild side.  This is his vintage Freddy Flame-out model finished as a Blue Angels jet. This is a must have addition to any Blue Angels model collection.  Well done George.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4E Phantom II 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 F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-103 Jolly Rogers, AG201 / 166621 / 2013 print from Deployment Productions20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Antonov AN-2 Floodlights from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tupolev Tu-2 Weighted Wheels from Royale ResinThis set is designed for the Xuntong kit.


Friday,  Jan 3  2014 
Welcome to Silly Week 2014.  Currently I don't have any other silly Week gallery articles which might be because my inbox was full and bouncing e-mails for the past 5 days.  I have cleaned out my inbox, so if you were trying to send in an article and it would not go....then please resend your Silly Week articles.

Konley Kelley joins us with his 3D model of Snoopy and the Red Baron.  Konley combined real scale models with his 3D computer art program to bring his models to life.  I always get a kick out of seeing Snoopy and the Red Baron and the Christmas song is a hoot to listen to.

MS#14 has done an exceptional fine job detailing and weathering the 1/48 (I guess) Revell Cylon Raider - illuminated.  MS#14 then went the extra step and  illuminated this model to give it maximum realism.  This one is truly a beauty to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-4 Skyhawk interior detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Schleicher ASK 13 Two-Seater Glider model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit includes markings for 8 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IX cockpit door from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-33 Canada 2 Tone Grey "CF-18" Scheme decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 8 different T-33's in the Canada 2 Tone Grey "CF-18 Scheme" plus you also get special markings for the 50th Anniversary of the T-33 in Canadian service.  This decal sheet is also available in 1/72 scale.


Thursday, Jan 2  2014 
Peter Segers has done a truly masterful job on his 1/72 FineMolds Star Wars Millennium Falcon.  Peter has got painting and weathering down to a science and he shares his techniques in his article.  This one is a beauty.

Whoper Choper joins us from Canada with his 1/72 Italeri RAF F35B Lightning II.  The markings for this particular F35 are for an RAF jet using custom made decals.  It's good to see the F35 in RAF markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Consolidated B-24 Liberator decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet features four different B-24's and all have sexy noseart and one even has noseart on both sides of the nose. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Antonov An-2 Air Intake and Oil Radiator from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-19P resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Harrier FRS.1 exhaust nozzles from AiresThis set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Wednesday, Jan 1  2014

Cuba  -  Anniversary of the Revolution

Haiti Independence Day

Sudan  Independence Day

Hal "Els" Elsberry is here to ring in the New Year and Silly Week in style with an Egg Plane...but not just any ol' Egg plane.  This is his resin JPG Castings Colonial Viper Egg which turns into an egg plane of very high standards.  Hal was very creative in the way he built the base and you can read about that in his article. This is a model that would be the focal point in any Egg Plane display case.  Beautifully done Hal......I'm a big BSG fan and seeing this model made my day.

Ole A. Hoel....which is a curious name ;-) ..... has been very creative in building his 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Turret fighter.  Ole made a vac-u-formed canopy for his unique little Spitfire and I must admit I had a big smile on my face when I saw it.  It almost looks possible....

Here's a product article for the 1/48 LaGG-3 Series 35 Exhausts from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the ICM kit. 

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Wheels and painting masks from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Trumpeter MiG-29 kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bae Harrier GR.3 / T.4 pitot tube and AOA probe from Master.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss P40E/M/N Armament Set from CMKThis set is designed for the Academy kit.  


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