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Monday,  Nov 30  2015

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day

ARC regular Ross Blackford has passed away.  Ross was a fun character that was well liked by everyone on ARC.  He will be sadly missed.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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Massimo Busolini begins today with his beautiful 1/48 Eduard F-16AM Fighting Falcon.  Massimo chose the great looking markings for a Norwegian F-16 that attended the Tiger Meet in 2010.  Massimo is a skilled modeller and his Tiger Meet F-16 looks fantastic.  Simply beautiful work Massimo...I love it.

Greg Kerry is here with a very creative diorama for his 1/72 Hobbyboss Bell UH-1.  Greg has combined the modern cavalry with the cavalry from the 1800's to create this striking display.  The whole project is beautifully executed.....but it is the idea that left me smiling....pure genius to combine these 2 elements into 2 diorama.  Amazing idea Greg....it left me smiling.

Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 US ARMY load (3 pieces) from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 RCAF D.H. Vampire decal sheet from Canuck Model ProductsThis decal sheet is also available in 1/72 scale.


Sunday,  Nov 29  2015

Albania Liberation Day

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Saturday,  Nov 28  2015

Mauritania Independence Day

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Friday,  Nov 27   2015  
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Jens Gerber starts today with his special Bf 108.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Bf 108 with the pilot door posed open.  Jens painted his Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun as it appeared in 1937 in it's dark blue paint scheme.  This blue scheme looks quite attractive.

S K Loh has been very modifying and scratchbuilding parts for his 1/144 MiniHobby F-4S Phantom.  This was an extensive project requiring plenty of work on almost every area of this Phantom, but the finished model is a very accurate F-4S in the tiny 1/144 scale.  I love the 4 tome paint scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Soviet Pilot - the Cold War period from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mosquito FB Mk. IV wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the HK Models kit.


Thursday,  Nov 26   2015

  Thanksgiving Day in the USA 

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  Happy Turkey Day to everyone in the USA!!! 


Shawn "phantom" Weiler starts today with a beautifully weathered 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 B Hornet.  Shawn chose the markings for a dirty line bird trainer complete with 3 drop tanks and training bombs to complete this gem.  I really love the weathering job.....it looks very realistic...beautiful work Shawn.

Cameron Corless had a grand time building his 1/48 Great Wall Hobby P-61A Black Widow.  Cameron  chose the markings for "Sweatin' Wally" and then used a great technique for weathering that he explains in his article.  This looks like a war weary Black Widow....I love the end result.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 US ARMY load (2 pieces) from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 EE Canberra PR.9 resin cockpit set from Pavla ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit


Wednesday,  Nov 25  2015

Suriname Independence Day

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Gerd Wilcken has done a first class job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Minicraft Cessna 172, U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) of the Alaska Wing in 2009 at the Joint Richardson/Elmendorf Airbase.  I love the paint scheme and the diorama base with the figures fixing the engine is very well done.

Thomas Brόckelt joins us today with an amazing little interceptor.  This is his 1/72 Bird Models Skoda Kauba SK P.14.01 which was a ram jet interceptor being built during the final stage of WW2.  Thomas did some extra work to improve the detail and added a pilot figure plus a gun and antenna and pitot tube before finishing it with decals from his spares box.  This is a very creative design and I'm glad Thomas brought it here to show us.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Alamo Missiles from ZactomodelsThese missiles will be an excellent upgrade over the kit parts.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-19S (Farmer C) - gun barrels set & Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mosquito FB Mk. IV exhaust stacks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the HK Models kit.


Tuesday,  Nov 24   2015      
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Klaasjan Schuuring has done an excellent job on the classic 1/48 Revell P-61 Black Widow.  Klaasjan added seatbelts and then rescribed the raised panel lines and then gave it some pre-shading to give it a weathered look.  Very nicely done Klaasjan.

Dirk Schenk joins us today with his 3rd article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Airfix MiG-15 ‘Fagot’.  Dirk has high praise for this Airfix kit.  He finished in as a bare metal fighter in Russian markings from the 1950's.  It's a  great looking MiG-15 Dirk.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-47 Skytrain Engines from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito Mud Guards from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AU-23 Peacemaker/PC-6 Turboporter weighted wheels from Royale ResinThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


Monday,  Nov 23  2015
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Santiago Duarte starts today with his 7th model on ARC and it is a beauty.  This is the 1/72 Hobby Boss WZ-10 CAIC Helicopter finished to a very high standards in the colors of the original prototype of this Chinese attack helicopter.  This is a very sleek looking chopper.

Douglas Conrady has done a sweet job on his 1/144 Minicraft E-3.  Douglas is collecting aircraft with OK on the tail and this E3 adds to his collection.  This is his 16th article on ARC and I love the way it turned out.  He explains the whole build in his article.

Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 British Sea Harrier Pilot, Falkland War 1982 from Aerobonus.


Sunday,  Nov 22  2015

Lebanon National Day

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Saturday,  Nov 21   2015  
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Friday,  Nov 20  2015

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

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Cameron Corless has put a huge amount of effort and detail into his 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ Hill AFB.  Cameron added the Aires wheel well and cockpit detail sets and then did some stellar detail painting to pull this whole project together.  This is one sweet looking F-16 and also Cameron's first model on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Cameron....I love the job you did on your F-16. 

Jens Gerber has added some excellent detailing to his 1/48 MRC Sikorsky S-58/H-34.  His model is finished as a US Army bird complete with weathering.  Fantastic work Jens. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.22 control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Type 97 Fighters Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals This decal sheet includes 6 Japanese and 1 Manchurian Air Force fighters.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito Flame Dampening Exhaust Shrouds from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Thursday,  Nov 19  2015

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

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No Update today.

Wednesday,  Nov 18  2015

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

 Anniversary of the first flight of the F/A-18 Hornet  1978

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Shawn "phantom" Weiler starts today with his sharp looking 1/72 Hasegawa CP-140 Aurora sub hunter.  Shawn finished this beauty with Canuck decals and I do love the looks of this one. 

S K Loh has been busy building this great looking 1/144 Academy F-4F Phantom.  The decals weren't all up to speed so S K made some custom decal to complete this Phantom with it's great looking camo scheme.  I love seeing the latest 1/144 model from S K.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 C-45 Propellers w/tool from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer Pitot Tube and Refueling Probe from Master.


Tuesday,  Nov 17   2015      
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Erik Leijdens is here with his first model on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his excellent looking 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4 in the markings for a  Battle of Britain Emil with Eduard seatbelts and Techmod decals.  Welcome to ARC Erik...your 109 looks fantastic.

Binding Leo is here with a very cool looking 1/48 Hobbyboss MiG-17PF Fresco D.  The side of this Chinese MiG is adorned with Chinese characters that are translated in the article.  I love the look of this MiG-17 and it's engine detail.  Included in the article are 3 photos of the real MiG-17s.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 I-16 Control Surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. V Gun Barrels from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-24H 'Witchcraft' decal sheet from Mike Grant DecalsThis decal sheet is also available in 1/48 scale.


Monday,  Nov 16  2015
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Kenan Turhan starts today with this amazing 1/48 Academy ROKAF T-50B Black Eagles.  The Black Eagles are the Korean Air Force Flight Demo and their T-50's do wear a very striking paint scheme.  Kenan has captured the looks of their jet very well and even included 2 pilot figures to complete the realism of his jet.  Beautiful work Kenan.

Carmel J. Attard joins us with the first Yak-210 on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Amodel Yakovlev Yak-210 finished with an excellent looking bare metal finish.  This is a very interesting aircraft and Carmel's model looks excellent.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This is the ideal tool if you want rounded corners on your photo etch.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 German Luftwaffe Pilot WWII with life jacket from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190F-8 engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Sunday,  Nov 15  2015

Brazil Republic Day

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Saturday,  Nov 14   2015  

Vive la France!


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Friday,  Nov 13   2015  
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Larry Trout starts today with his second model on ARC.  This is Larry's excellent looking 1/48 Hasegawa Fw-190 A4 which was converted from the A3 kit.  Larry then dressed up the cockpit with scratchbuilt detailing and reposition elevators and added a gunsight and brake lines.  Larry finished it off in mid-war markings with a gentle layer of weathering.  Larry did a top notch job on his 190 and I know you will enjoy seeing the photos.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive looking 1/48 Italeri A-10A.  Dragan built his warthog OOB and then gave it a very realistic paint job with subtle shading for added realism.  This is a sharp looking A-10.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk. II cockpit from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 C-45 Engine Cooling Gills from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Folland Gnat T.1 wheel set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Thursday,  Nov 12   2015  
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Polly Singh starts today with his very well done 1/32 Revell MiG 21 PF diorama.  The Indian MiG-21 is receiving a new camo scheme as the pilot and his dog watch on.  I quite enjoyed seeing Polly's Indian MiG....it's a very well executed diorama.

Emre Tόzόn is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Emre's stunning and highly detailed 1/48 Monogram AH-1P.  Emre built his Cobra as a Turkish chopper and made many scratchbuilt items to get all the Turkish details correct and to add a high level of detail to his stunning model.  The work done by Emre is exceptional and I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Emre!!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F4U-5 Corsair Antennas from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29A Correction kit  from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F6F Hellcat - night fighters armament from Master.


Wednesday,  Nov 11  2015

Poland Independence Day  

  Veterans Day / Remembrance Day

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No product articles today out of respect for Veterans Day / Remembrance Day....Lest we forget. 

Piotr Dmitruk is here to honor the  Poland Independence Day with his amazing 1/72 Arma Hobby PZL P.1/II resin kit wearing Polish markings.  This is a very rare aircraft and Piotr added photo etch and excellent weathering.  I love the paint scheme.

Hristo Krumov joins us with three 1/48 Bulgarian Air Force Mainstay jets to honour the recent Bulgarian Air Force day.  There is a MiG-17 in a great looking camo, a MiG-21 that has been rebuilt and repainted to a very high standard and a very eye catching Bulgarian MiG-29 that looks perfect from every angle.  Beautiful work Hristo.

Tuesday,  Nov 10  2015

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

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I have been informed that Gordon Stevens the genius of RAREplanes has passed away on Oct 28....he will be missed.  May his soul rest in peace.  This is a multi-part article on Aeroscale by Gordon telling about his history and experiences with RAREplanes from it's humble beginnings....it's an enjoyable read...he was quite the fellow.

Ole Westphalen did a massive amount of detailing to create his 1/48 Airfix Merlin EH-101 RDAF SAR. Ole added a complete SAR cabin, additional windows, Danish radar nose etc., scratch built ground equipment.  Then he finished it in Danish markings.  Enjoy the photos of this masterpeice.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here today with his 1/48 Academy F-4C Phantom #179.  Shawn built his F-4 loaded with 18 bombs in the markings for the first Phantom to score an air to air victory back in 1965 using Aero Master decals.  The early paint scheme looks quite good on his Phantom.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-61 Black Widow Gun Turret from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mosquito FB VI A1 Mk XV ASH Radar Nose Conversion from UltracastThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit. 


Monday,  Nov 9  2015

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

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Dan Croke starts today with his first model on ARC and what an impressive model it is.  This is Dan's 1/72 Matchbox Messerschmitt Me 410 B-1 to which he added a very well detailed scratchbuilt cockpit and open ed the canopy to show off all that wonderful detail.  Dan shows that these older kit be built to a high standard of detail.  Welcome to ARC Dan!!!

Frederic Cottin joins us with his blue and gray 1/48 Hasegawa A-4E Aggressor.  This Scooter is finished with VF-126 "Aggressor" squadron markings from an old Superscale decal sheet.  I love the look of this Skyhawk.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-86F-25/F-30 Sabre. (F-40 wing) decals from Hi-Decal Line.  This decal sheet includes 4 aircraft from Philippines, Iran and Ethiopia and is also available in 1/72 scale.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mosquito Mk. VI wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I Gun Pod from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Sunday,  Nov 8  2015

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

Remembrance Sunday - Lest we forget 

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Saturday,  Nov 7   2015  
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Friday,  Nov 6   2015  
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Burt Gustafson has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18E Super Hornet.  Burt added a full weapons load to his Super Hornet and chose the markings for a hi-viz CAG aircraft for the VFA-27 Royal Maces.  This is one sweet looking model built to a very high standard.

Harv joins us with his 38th model gallery article on ARC.  This is the classic  1/72 Airfix Halifax built as the plane his friend's Grandad baled out of during WW2.  Harv pulled this project together very well and finished it off with the correct markings for the actual aircraft flown by the young Canadian long ago.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-61 Black Widow Antennas from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mosquito Mk. VI exhausts from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.

Thursday,  Nov 5  2015

 Guy Fawkes Day 

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Thomas Brόckelt is here with two of the 1/72 Meng Kayaba Ku-4 Katsuodori.  Thomas built one as the ramjet powered fighter and modified one as a what-if glider version to train new pilots (hence the orange paint scheme).  Thomas added a cockpit and pilot to the ramjet fighter and gave them both great looking paint schemes.  It's cool to see these on ARC.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has modelled one of the iconic photos of a CF-18 with the RCAF.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet #64 as it appeared in a photo just before the whole plane exploded after impacting the ground due to mechanical failure.  Thankfully the pilot ejected safely an instant before the plane did it's lawn dart maneuver.  This is very cool Shawn.....I'm sure it is the focal of attention at any show. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawk T Mk. 1A Pitot Tubes from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 FOD buckets from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mirage F1 CF/CR cockpit set from Neomega. This detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Wednesday,  Nov 4  2015

  Italian Armed Forces Day 

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Carmel J. Attard is here with the first Breda Ba-27 on ARC.  This is his 1/72 AZmodel Breda Ba-27 in the markings of the Chinese air force from the late 1930 as China battled the Japanese.  Carmel added a pilot figure to his fighter and he has even included some in-flight photos that show his model very well.

Dragan Cvetic has done a wonderful job weathering his 1/72 R.V. Aircraft MiG-21 bis.  has done a wonderful job weathering his 1/72 R.V. Aircraft MiG-21 bis.  Dragan added a resin seat and then scratchbuilt the very prominent pitot tube to complete the look of his Yugoslavian interceptor.  This one is a beauty.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A6M5a Zero Exhaust resin set from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Aero L-39 Albatros Pitot Tubes from Master.


Tuesday,  Nov 3  2015

Panama Independence Day

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Eric Hargett gets things started today with his 27th model on ARC.  Eric took the 1/48 Grand Phoenix McDonnell F3H-2 Demon and built it to a very high standard and finished it off with just the perfect level of weathering for this rare jet.  Eric's Demon is a fantastic example of this USN jet as you will see in the photos.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has rebuilt his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25 Mitchell into a target tug with it's bright striped paint scheme.  This is his second RCAF B-25 on ARC recently and I do admit this one is quite eye catching with it's hi-viz paint scheme.  I love it. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 German and Austro-Hungarian fighter Pilot WWI from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21M/MF/SMT Exhaust Nozzle from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/35 WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot from Ultracast.


Monday,  Nov 2  2015
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Osvaldo Carrasco joins us from Chile with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Academy A-37 B with Eduard PE in the cockpit and dropped flaps.  Osvaldo also made some FOD covers and finished his dragonfly with Pancho Decals and weathering for a Chilean jet.  Welcome to ARC Osvaldo, I love your A-37. 

Fabio M. Moretti is here with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Academy Curtis SB2C-4 Helldiver.  Fabio added seat belts, antennas, instrument panel, pitot tube and more and then finished his bomber in markings for the USS Bunker Hill.  I enjoyed seeing the photos of this Helldiver.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mk-103 Gun Muzzles from QuickBoost These are suitable for the Hs 129 B-1 and possibly on the Do 335 and a limited-production series of the Fw 190A fighter and Fw 190F ground attack fighter.  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vickers Mk. I WWI guns from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  Nov 1  2015

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November

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