Homepage Text - August 2017

Thursday,  Aug 31  2017

Malaysia National Day

Trinidad and Tobago National Day

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Thomas Ng begins this special update with his beautifully weathered 1/72 Trumpeter SU-30MKM.  Thomas did a huge amount of extra work on his Su-30 to make it more accurate and I know you will agree his work is fantastic on his Malaysian jet.  Lovely work Thomas.

John Shum joins us for the first time on ARC with his amazing build of the 1/48 HobbyBoss Hawk 208.  John gave his Hawk a full weapons load and finished this beauty to a very high level in the markings of the Malaysian air force.  Welcome to ARC John.

Nazarudin Hashim did a huge amount of work detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri.  This chopper has added detail on the interior and exterior to make it a much more accurate version of the S-61 used by Malaysia.  I love the look of this S-61.

Brian "Mr B" Param has taken the classic 1/72 Hasegawa TA-4PTM kit and finished it as an inflight model wearing Malaysian markings.  Brain gave his Skyhawk 2 drop tanks and a great looking Malaysian camo scheme.  Beautiful work Brian.

Brian "Mr B" Param is back with a sharp looking resin model.  This is his 1/48 Heritage Aviation Chipmonk finished with subtle weathering and finished with custom made decals for the Malaysian air force. It's good to see Brain's Malaysian trainer on ARC.

Brian "Mr B" Param has done quite the fine job on his 1/48 Academy High-Plane CA-27 Avon Sabre.  Brian opened the airbrakes and fitted his Sabre with missiles, which look pretty cool on a Sabre.  I love the look of this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-25 (Frogfoot) Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G external fuel tanks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Wednesday,  Aug 30  2017

Turkish Victory Day

Kyrgyz Republic National Day

Sorry....no update today...I had to work long hours at my job.

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Tuesday,  Aug 29  2017

Slovakia National Day

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Shawnphantom Weiler is here with a rare Canadian chopper.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Bell 47 in the markings of 1 of 3 that was operated by Canada.  This looks quite good in yellow rather than the usual olive drabs worn by most Bell 47's.  Nicely done Shawn.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MER (Multiple Ejector Rack) from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hurricane Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Monday,  Aug 28  2017

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

My prayers and best wishes to everyone in Texas and other states affected by this hurricane.  This storm is heart breaking.

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Paul Maximov has done a fantastic job on his big 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87 G2.  This is how this Ju-87 appeared in it's summer camo....the weathering is amazing.  Beautiful work Paul.

Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small Shop.  This tool is the Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets.  The Nutter - A Revolution in Ultra Detailing! 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Curtiss P-40B resin exhaust set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Friday,  Aug 25  2017

Uruguay Independence Day

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Carmel J. Attard is here with his two very interesting 1/72 Frog and Special Hobby Vultee Vengeance.  Carmel explains the history of the different Vengeance aircraft manufactured and operated by different Allied countries.  He then explain the full build process of these limited model kits.  Both are beautifully done and they are much better than I would expect from this 2 kits.  The Frog kit is a rebuilt model, but Carmel did a beautiful job on it.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels with flash hiders and Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Standard Wheels (Australian Z block tread) from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sturmovik IL-2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Thursday,  Aug 24  2017

Ukraine National Day

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Blak Jak has done an impressive job on his big 1/72 Trumpeter Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack.  Blak Jak gave this bomber some special markings and finished it with a great looking weathering job and mounted it to a very realistic tarmac display base.  I love the look of this diorama.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.  Each sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SC 50 German WWII bombs from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set contains 8 bombs.


Wednesday,  Aug 23  2017
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Sertac Bayar has done one of his expert jobs on his beautifully finished 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom.  Sertac built this one OOB and finished it as a Turkish Phantom with just a delicate amount of weathering.  Flawless work Sertac.

Tuesday,  Aug 22  2017
Happy birthday Chris Hughes.....Chris and I share the same birthday.  I've been busy the past 2 days being pampered and fussed over by my loving wife.  It's tricky getting ARC updates done under those conditions.

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Dragan Cvetic is here with a real beauty today.  This is his 1/72 Dragon MiG-17 finished as a Syrian jet in a great looking grean camo scheme.  Dragan gave his MiG weathering and just the perfect amount of paint chipping.  This is one sweet looking build.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 MD-80 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Minicraft kit (2 sets included).


Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop This product is a Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch.  This tool is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 5 Speed Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 5 Speed tool).


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190A-5 engine and fuselage guns from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Monday,  Aug 21  2017
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Sunday,  Aug 20  2017

Hungary National Day

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Saturday,  Aug 19  2017

Dieppe Raid 1942

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Friday,  Aug 18  2017

Afghanistan Independence Day

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Juan Carlos Porcella joins us with his second article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Boss Embraer Super Tucano A-29 with plenty of beautifully done detail and finished off to a very high level with fantastic cockpit detailing.  Enjoy the photos, this one is a treat to see in it's Dominion Republic markings. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair cockpit set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 VMFA-334 Falcons: Lovebug 5 decal sheet from AOA DecalsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya F-4J Phantom.


Thursday,  Aug 17  2017

Gabon Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day 

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Shawn phantom Weiler joins us with his stunning big 1/32 Tamiya F-4C Phantom #194.  This is Shawn's 194th Phantom which is very impressive.  This one is a beauty in it's South East Asia SEA camo with just the perfect amount of weathering to bring this beauty alive.  Sit back and enjoy Shawn's photos including one photos of 5 of his Phantoms all together.

Here's a product article for the  1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Spoked Wheels (Australian Z block tread) from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-24M (Fencer D) Pitot Tube from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Tu-95, Tu-142 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions. This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Aug 16  2017
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Tolga lgr has done an exceptionally fine job on his big 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.Va Douglas Bader.  This is a  classic kit with raised panel lines that Tolga rescribed.  He also added a variety of aftermarket detail items before giving it one of his flawless painting and weathering jobs for the plane of British Ace Douglas Bader.  This one is a beauty...no doubt about that.  You can see more of Tolga's models by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109G-5 cockpit from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 IL-2 Sturmovik Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Accurate Miniatures/Italeri kit.


Tuesday,  Aug 15  2017

India Independence Day

Congo National Day

Republic of Korea National Day

  Jai Hind to all Indian scale modellers!!! 


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Aamod Potdar is here to honour the India Independence day with his eye catching 1/72 Zvezda MiG 21 Bis Indian Air Force.  Aamod chose an excellent camo scheme and finished the markings with help from Murli Rajan.  Beautiful work Aamod and Jai Hind.

Aamod Potdar worked for 2 1/2 months to modify and detail his 1/48 Fujimi Alouette III Chetak Indian Air Force.  With help from friends in the Indian Scale Modelers group, Aamod was able to complete this beauty and create a very accurate Indian chopper.

Monday,  Aug 14  2017

Pakistan Independence Day

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Kitti Tatsumaki has done a stunningly beautiful job on this 1/72 JASDF F-15J 303rd TFSQ "Japan Pride".  The camo scheme and artwork is from a jet at Komatsu Air Base and is an excellent example of one of those colorful jets of the Japanese air force.  Beautiful work Kitti.


Here's a product article for the 8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool secures parts up to 8" long Second largest Photo Etch Bender on the Market!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190A-5 engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Friday,  Aug 11  2017

Chad Independence Day 

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Tony Feredo begins today's update with his amazing skinless 1/48 Zoukei-Mura Horten Ho-229.  Tony's model shows all the complicated structural detail and complicated mechanical design of this jet powered flying wing.  I love the exposed detail and expert paint work and detailing of this Luftwaffe flying wing.

PB is here with something very unique.  This is his 1/48 scratch-built HAROP loitering munition/drone complete with launcher.  PB decided to added extra realism to his model by displaying the HAROP drone shortly after it left  the launcher complete in a desert setting.  A very effective display...beautiful work PB.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109G-10 wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Kits (Blk 1-32 Early) Weighted Wheels from Royale ResinThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-17, Su-20, Su-22 (Fitter) Pitot Tubes from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Standard Wheels (smooth tread & ribbed sidewall) from Ultracast.


Thursday,  Aug 10  2017

Ecuador Independence Day

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Chris Parsons has done a stellar job on his floatplane collection.  This is his 1/48 Hobbycraft Canada DHC-3 Otter in the livery of Harbour Air that operates on the west coast of Canada. I've seen these aircraft first hand and Chris has done a flawless job capturing the look.  Beautiful work Chris.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Draken Danish pylons from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Boeing 727 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Wednesday,  Aug 9  2017

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

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S K Loh is an ARC'er from Singapore and I'm pleased to see him on ARC today for the Singapore National Day 1/144 Revell F-5E Tiger II.  Today he joins us with his two F-5E Tiger II's sporting 2 different paint schemes and carefully arranged in an in-flight diorama.  I love seeing SK's work on ARC....1/144 is a very cool scale.

Leslie Choy is also here on the Singapore National Day with another of his stunning models.  This is his 1/48 FLY BAC 167 Mk 84 Strikemaster improved with added scratchbuilt detailing and a flawless paint scheme.  Beautiful work Leslie.

Tuesday,  Aug 8  2017
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Murad zer joins us with his amazing 1/48 Eduard MiG-21PFM finished in a very complicated jungle camo scheme.  Murad chose a NVAF jet and gave it air to air missiles, but it is the expertly done paint work that makes this model so stunning.  Enjoy the photos...this one is a beauty. .

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large from The Small Shop.  This tool set is the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large.  Use for removing larger pieces from the PE frets. Especially useful for Ship builders and Railroad hobbyists.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mk.77 bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.  


Monday,  Aug 7  2017

Cote d'lvoire National Day

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Sunday,  Aug 6  2017

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

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Saturday,  Aug 5  2017

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

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Friday,  Aug 4  2017

Burkina Faso National Day

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Kees Kuyper is here with 2 of his very creative Jetgliders.  One of these what-if gliders is fitted with 1 engine and the other is fitted with 2 engines.  There is no doubt these are very cool designs and look like they would work quite well.  Well done Kees.

Pablo Angel Herrera has done a stunning job detailing his 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1Y Venom.  Once the scratchbuilt detailing was complete, then Pablo gave his UH-1Y full weathering and USMC markings to create this big beautiful assault chopper.  I really enjoyed seeing the photos of this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Meteor F.4 wheels from Eduard Model Accessories.


Thursday,  Aug 3  2017
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Tony Feredo begins today with his excellent looking 1/48 Tamiya Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Irving).  Tony gave his Gekko full weathering and the markings for a bomber that was based at Clark Air Base outside Manila during WW2.  Beautiful owrk Tony.

Waldek Pupar is here with his outstanding 1/72 KP Sukhoi Su-7.  This is an Algerian jet with an amazing camo scheme and beautifully done weathering.  I love the camo scheme on this Su-7.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-17 Flying Fortress Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 244th Sentai Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals

Wednesday,  Aug 2  2017

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day

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Dragan Cvetic has done a flawless job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Academy F-18F.  Dragan added seatbelts and a HUD and then finished off his Super Hornet with a very realistic weathering job and hi-viz Jolly Rogers markings.  This one is a beauty.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-15 (Flagon) Pitot Tubes (optional parts for all versions) from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf109G-6 wheels from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Tuesday,  Aug 1  2017

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation

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Sertac Bayar has done an outstanding job on his inverted in-flight 1/72 Solo Trk - Revell F-16. Sertac posed his F-16 above a blurred runway as his F-16 does a high speed inverted pass at an airshow.  This F-16 is finished in the colours and markings for the Turkish air force Solo Trk flight demonstration team.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set.  Make curved photo etch parts. Aluminum base makes rolling your parts easy!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38 Lightning Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 115 SC 50 German WWII bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.