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Sunday,  Aug 9  2020

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

David C S Teo is here with a very special project for the Singapore National Day.  This is his 1/144 Revell Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-300 (9V-SJM) posed in-flight that he built for a former First Officer on this particular airliner.  The finished display model is a wonderful sight.

S K Loh has done quite a bit of extra work on the tiny 1/144 Mark I Model Hawker Hunter FR10/FR71A/FGA73A.  SK Loh deployed the airbrake and added plenty of exterior details before building his model in-flight with a pilot figure.  This wonderful Hunter was finished with custom made decals for a Republic of Singapore Air Force jet.  I love these tiny 1/144 models.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Aug 7  2020

Cote d'lvoire National Day

Greg Kerry is here with a very pleasing diorama of his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire V & Hasegawa Figures.  Greg explains the whole scene in his article.  I love this Spitfire.

Dragan Cvetic has done an excellent job building and finishing his 1/72 Modelsvit Su-7BKL.  Dragan finished it as an Iraqi jet and he has a link in his article to the build video on his youtube channel.  Very nice indeed.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his very cool looking RCAF photos recon Mossie.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito B Mk.IVPR in all it's glory.  Beautiful work Shawn.

Creighton Henthorn Jr has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C.  Creighton added crew figures to complete this exceptional Hornet.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 cockpit set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109 E3 - E9, T armament set (MG 17 tips, MG FF barrels) from MasterThese can be used on all Bf 109E in 1/48 scale.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 6  2020

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

No Update today.  I was busy with my wife and unable to complete today's update..


Wednesday,  Aug 5  2020

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Brian Duddy has put much effort into detailing and finishing his bare metal 1/48 Hasegawa F-86F-30 Sabre.  Brain added detail items from Eduard and Quickboost and finished his Sabre with a combination of custom made markings and after market decals for this Korean War Triple Ace.  Outstanding work Brian.

Victor De Jesus has done a exceptional nice job with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3 Avenger.  Victor finished the cockpit to a very high standard and gave his Avenger a great looking camo and a subtle weathering job.  Enjoy the photos of this gem.

Yusak Hendrata is here with a very unique and cool looking 1/72 Tamiya McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II.  This is a special Harrier and Yusak did quite the nice job on it.

RSK48, Rafael dropped by today with the first aircraft in the Venezuela Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Hanriot HD-1 in Venezuela Air Force markings.  Rafael includes the story behind this particular aircraft which is quite interesting.  His model is a pleasure to see,

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 4  2020

Burkina Faso National Day

Shawn “phantom” Weiler gets things off to a great start today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4EJ Phantom #212 finished in a eye popping special scheme for a Japanese Phantom.  Shawn has included a group photos of some of his other Japanese F-4's.  I love this one Shawn!!

RSK48, Rafael is here today with an aircraft I did not know was part of the Venezuela Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic Grumman Tracker S-2E finished to a very high level with flawless weathering.  It's very cool to see this on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic has done an excellent job building and finishing his 1/72 Aircast Resin J-21 Jastreb.  This one is a beauty and Dragan has included a link to his youtube video on building this J-21 model.

Pedro Couto joins us from Portugal with his first model on ARC.  This is his exceptionally well done 1/50 Tamiya F1M2 Pete in a water diorama complete with crew figures and full weathering.  Enjoy the photos, I sure did.  Welcome to ARC Pedro!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A interior & exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 3  2020
Carl Jarosz dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Airfix B-25D Mitchell.  This is one of the B-25 fitted with nose guns, which are a very cool version of the Mitchell.  Carl was very successful with his weathering job and the exhaust stains on the top side of the wings look particularly good.

Greg Kerry has done a lovely job building his 1/72 Hobbyboss F-86 & MiG-15 in-flight diorama.  In this diorama a South African F-86 has just shot down a North Korean MiG-15 with the MiG pilot in the process of ejecting.  Check out his photos, this is quite the action scene. 

Ashish Velankar has put quite a bit of effort into his sharp looking 1/72 Revell  NH-90 ASW Helicopter.  This Dutch chopper looks very detailed and well done.  Impressive work Ashish.  Impressive.

Dragan Cvetic has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  Dragan added cockpit details including seatbelts and added a very special HUD.  I quite enjoyed seeing this F-16.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog Landing Gear & Eng. Supts. from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 2  2020

Republic of North Macedonia  National Day

Dragan Cvetic is here to mark the Republic of North Macedonia  National Day with his 1/72 Aircast Resin Soko NJ-21 Jastreb.  Dragan added scratchbuilt cockpit details and other details and finished it with weathering and aftermarket decals.  His finished model is a beaut. 

Saturday,  Aug 1  2020

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation


Friday,  July 31  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes a starter motor and you learn how to fix a Toyota starter motor for under $10.   This also applies to other starter motors.  Also included is bikini video shot at our local beach.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!

Victor De Jesus has done a very extensive rebuild of his big 1/32 Revell F-15E Eagle.  Victor added quite a few aftermarket detail items to added further detail and then finished it with a full weapons load.  Victor's rebuild is a treat to.  Enjoy the photos.

Rene Tamburini joins us on ARC for the first time today from the Dominican Republic with his impeccable 1/48 Tamiya Ki-84 Hayate (Frank).  Rene built this gem out of the box and finished it with a touch of weathering to bring it to life.  Beautiful work Rene, welcome to ARC!!!


RSK48, Rafael has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Classic Airframe DH Venom FBMk-54.   Rafael includes some history about the Venom in his homeland of Venezuela.  The job he did building this Classic Airframes kit is a beautiful sight to see.  His paint work and weathering is flawless.  Lovely work my friend.

Yau-Hang Lee is here with a very interesting what-if model of the 1/48 Revell F4U-5 Corsair wearing Republic of China (Taiwan) markings.  Once you read his article, I think you will agree his story sounds quite realistic.  I have enjoyed seeing this special Corsair on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24V seatbelts photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-123 Provider Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 30  2020

Vanuatu Independence Day

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Mad Mike Happy Birthday Mike!!!

Sodasorb gets thing going today with his second model on ARC and what a exceptional looking model it is.  This is his  1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F wearing a very complicated digital camo.  I am deeply impressed with this F-18....Wow!!. 

Brian Smith is on ARC for the first time today with his flawless 1/48 Hobbyboss F4F-3 Wildcat.  Brian gave his Wildcat a gentle weathering and chose those very special early war national markings that I love so much.  Simply perfect.  Welcome to ARC Brian!!!

Dragan Cvetic has done a stunning job on his 1/72 Eduard L-39 AlbatrosThe markings are for the Lithuanian Air Force which looks great.  Check out the link in his article for his youtube channel and see the video for building this L-39.

Nguyen Phan got the weathering looking perfect on his 1/48 Tamiya Skyraider.  This Skyraider is wearing the South Vietnam markings and a great looking SEA camo scheme.  Beautiful work as always.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ar 196A-3 seatbelt interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 29  2020
Shawn "Phantom" Weiler starts today with a very eye catching 1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #211 wearing a special Luftwaffe scheme.  Shawn has include a photos of some of his other colourful Luftwaffe Phantoms, which I enjoy seeing..

Greg Kerry is here with an action packed scene from the Russian front during WW2.  This is 1/72 Hobbyboss P-39 Airacobra flying over an 88mm flak gun..  There is plenty to see and enjoy in this diorama.

RSK48, Rafael is here to mark the 100th anniversary year of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Italeri Mirage 50EV.  Rafael gives some excellent history about the Mirages flown by the Venezuela Air Force.   His Miage is beautifully painted and weathered.

Puay Delta dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Thailand with 2 of his models.  These are his 1/48 Tamiya Gekko and Dinah finished to a very high standard.  Enjoy the photos of these beauties.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.   This detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  July 28  2020

Peru Independence Day

Kitti Tatsumaki starts off today's update with his fantastic looking 1/72 Hobbyboss Mil Mi-24V.  This Hind is wearing a great looking desert camo scheme along with a sharks mouth and artwork.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Eduard F/A-18E Superbug.  Klaasjan finished his F-18 as a CAG jet complete with weathering which looks excellent.

Greg Kerry dropped by today with his crashed 1/72 Hobbyboss Dewoitine D520 in a scene from the Battle of France in 1940.  Greg has completed quite the scene with a fighter pilot escaping the burning fighter while the local French troops give him covering fire.  Very cool indeed.

Dragan Cvetic got all the fine details looking perfect on his 1/72 Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer.  Dragan has included a link to his full build video on his youtube channel in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-4F interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the HobbyBoss kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14 Alfa probe & Angle Of Attack probe from MasterThis detail set is suitable for all 1/72 F-14 kits. 


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 27  2020

Korean War Armistice Date 1953

Dragan Cvetic has done a very respectable job building the challenging 1/72 AZ Models Zlin 242l.  Dragan added cockpit detailing and vacuformed a new Canopy to complete his build and I do like the paint scheme he chose.  It's a cool looking model.  Dragan has a model building youtube channel.  Here is the link.

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is here with a special 40 year anniversary Luftwaffe Phantom.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #210 finished as a German jet using aftermarket decals.  Shawn has included some display case photos showing his awesome selection of Phantom models.

Mark L. Rossmann is here with another well researched article to go with his P-47 Bubbletop #2.  Mark tells some fascination history on the P-47 in the ETO and PTO which I quite enjoyed reading.  He includes 3 of his P-47's in his article and two with sexy noseart.

RSK48, Rafael is here with another gem to mark the 100th anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force Air Force with his carefully weathered 1/48 Academy F-86F Sabre.  Rafael custom made the markings for his bare metal sabre.  I'm enjoying seeing his Venezuela Air Force models.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 RQ/MQ-1 Predator Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the  Bronco kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  July 26  2020

Liberia Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day


Friday,  July 24  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she sandblasts and paints the windshield wiper blade arms on a 1985 Toyota Supra and 4 other cars..  Also included is bikini video shot at our special secluded swimming spot in the mountains.
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!

George Siriyotin is here with one of the most impressive Skyraiders I have ever seen.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya A-1H Skyraider with a full weapons load showing its primary purpose and a very well done weathering job.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Dragan Cvetic has done a stellar job on his 1/72 Revell Tornado IDS.  This is an Italian Tornado finished in desert camo with a very nice weathering job.  Dragan included a link to his youtube video showing his build process.

Supawat Putthitornworasit joins us from Thailand with his tiny and very well detailed 1/144 Eastern Express Mil Mi-8 MT.  It is a pleasure to see this helicopter on ARC.

Buffalo Lin is here from Taiwan with his attractive 1/48 Hasegawa F-15J showbird.  This F-15J is wearing a special paint scheme that was custom painted by Buffalo that took a year to build.  Once you see the photos you will know that year of work was well spent.  Welcome to ARC Buffalo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 110D interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Dragon kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 23  2020

Egypt National Day

M Razali Ahmad joins us from Singapore with his Scratchbuilt EggScale Grumman E-1 TracerThis was built from a variety of odds and ends to create this very well done eggplane.  He completed it with custom made decals with great results.

Alexander Estrada is here for the first time today with a real beauty.  This is his big 1/32 Revell-Germany F-15E with quite the full weapons load and crew figures to complete the scene.  It's a great looking F-15E Alexander.

Kenny Chan Kin Tong dropped by today for the first time with his 1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk.XIVe finished to a very high standard.  I always enjoy seeing a Spitfire and it is good to see this later Spitfire on ARC.

Marcin Wojciechowski joins us from Poland with his excellent looking 1/72 MisterCraft Lockheed F-16C Block 30.  Marcin gave it a very delicate weathering job which looks perfect.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 111P-1 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Scot Reinmann (Cloud in the Wind)   is here with a product article on the 1/144 Bristol F2B vs Rumpler C.IV model kits from ValomScot has included some wonderful insight into these tiny WW1 kit and provided many photos.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Pfalz D. XII Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 22  2020
Lloyd Long starts today's update with his impressive 1/48 Great Wall Hobby F-15I.  I've always loved the ;look of the camo schemes used by the Israeli Air Force and this F-15 is a great example of why I love Israeli jets so much.  

Greg Kerry is here with another of his stellar dioramas and this time a WW1 diorama.  This is his 1/72 Eduard Spad XIII finished to a very high level and surrounded by figures and a great looking cart.  I love how this one turned out. 

Dragan Cvetic has really done something special with the weathering on his 1/72 Fujimi MiG-21 Bis.  Dragan added his own scratchbuilt detailing and then shaded some panel lines to give his jet a dirty look then chipped the paint to give this old workhorse.  Beautiful work Dragan.

RSK48, Rafael is here with something very special today.  This is his resin 1/48 Planet Models Aermacchi SF-260EV finished in Venezuela Air Force using homemade decals.  Rafael includes the background history on this trainer.  I really enjoy seeing all the different aircraft used by the Venezuela Air Force.  Thanks Rafael!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These new resin missile pylons from Zactomodels are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out Zactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the  Zvezda kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  July 21  2020

Belgium Independence Day

Patrick Vossenberg is here with a "double header" today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa F-4E and F-4EJ Kai finished to very high levels of detail and weathering and oh so many stencils.  Patrick added a combination of scratch built details and aftermarket detail parts with amazing success.  Enjoy the photos, both of these are amazing.

Andy Stark with an early Mustang in commonwealth markings.  This is the 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51a built out of the box with a classic British camo scheme.  It is interesting to see this early Mustang and compare it to the later P-51D.  Nicely done Andy, I enjoyed seeing it.

Daniele Perrone is here from Italy with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Kitty Hawk Sukhoi Su-17 M4 with a full weapons load and lovely weathering.  I loved seeing this one.  Welcome to ARC Daniele. 

Mario Zagami Noris  is here from Italy with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Boss Embraer Tucano finished as an Argentine Air Force markings trainer and a great looking camo scheme.  Welcome to ARC Mario, beautiful work.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hurricane Mk.IIc landing flaps photo etch set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Arma Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 B-24 Liberator set of 10 Browning M2 aircraft .50 caliber barrels from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 20  2020

Colombia Independence Day

USA Moon Landing  - First Human on the Moon  (1969)

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets your week started in style with his   1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #209.  Wow...209 Phantoms is deeply impressive and shows Shawn's passion.  I love the special Luftwaffe scheme on this Phantom.

Steve Baker is here with 2 fantastic Hellcats.  These are his 1/72 Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat profipack finished in 2 great looking paint schemes with great looking markings and fantastic weathering.

Dragan Cvetic did a wonderful job finishing his 1/72 Art Model Su-25UB.  Dragan has a video showing the build process for his Su-25 on youtube and the link is in his article.  Enjoy!!

Ashish Velankar is here with another gem from his display case.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa SH-60B SeaHawk finished to a very high standard with great detail including 3 crew figures.  Exceptional work.

Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I/IF, IV/IVF Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix: new 2014 mold kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  July 17  2020

Iraq Republic Day

Juergen Baumgart joins us here on ARc for the first time today with his very attractive 1/125 Revell Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation Lufthansa.  Juergen refinished his Connie in the great looking Juergen livery.  He also added scratchbuilt details and weathering to get an excellent looking airliner.  Beautiful work Juergen, welcome to ARC!!! 

Gareth Lloyd joins for the first time on ARC with a pair of 1/48 Airfix Lightnings.  Gareth chose 2 different paint schemes and gave them subtle weathering to hi-light the wonderful details on his Lightnings.  I loved seeing both of theese and Gareth did a first class job on them.  Welcome to ARC Gareth!!!

RSK48, Rafael is with another Venezuelan beauty.  This is his 1/48 Classic Airframe Grumman J4F Widgeon with homemade decals and a fantastic weathering job.  It is quite interesting to see all the different aircraft that have been operated by the Venezuela Air Force.  Lovely work Rafael.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a colourful jet today.  This is his 1/72 Sword T2-V Seastar finished to a very high standard.  Dragan has included a link to his youtube video showing the whole assembly and weathering process.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 He 111P-1 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


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


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 16  2020
Terence Patrick Harris starts this update with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Revell Me 262 Nightfighter finished with a very complicated camo scheme and the fine radar antenna on the nose.  This model is a joy to see, welcome to ARC Terence. 

H. Davis Gandees has done an impressive job finishing his 1/48 Hobbyboss-Eastern Aircraft FM-2 Wildcat.  This Wildcat was finished in the very attractive North Atlantic scheme which made them very hard to spot by the U-Boats.  Excellent work Davis.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler had a challenging time building the 1/48 Fonderie-Minitures Handly Page Halifax MkIII.  Shawn finished this as an RCAF bomber and the model was presented to a family members of one of the crew.  Shawn did this kit justice and turned out a very nicely done Halifax model.

David Hawkins is here for the first time today with a real gem.  This is his  1/48 Hasegawa F-22 posed in-flight with it's weapons bay open and showing excellent detail.  Beautiful work David, welcome to ARC!!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hurricane Mk.l interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Pitot tube & Angle Of Attack probes from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 15  2020
Yusak Hendrata is here from Indonesia on ARC for the first time today with this stunning 1/200 Italeri Boeing B-52H.  Yusak chose a very attractive camo scheme and finished this beauty in the markings for a bomber out of Grand Forks, North Dakota 1981.  Welcome to ARC Yusak!!!

Greg Kerry is here today with a very cool diorama of a 1/72 ICM Chato finished in Spanish markings.  This model was a challenging build but Greg got it done and combined it into a great looking diorama.  I really enjoy seeing Greg's dioramas.

José Alvarez has done an impressive job on the 1/72 Amodel Kamov Ka-18.  This little gem is loaded with extra detailing and given a flawless finish.  It's the first Ka-18 on ARC and it's good to see this Ka-18 on ARC, 

RSK48, Rafael is here with something very unique today.  This is his 1/48 Testor Gate Learjet 24D finished using home made decals for the Venezuela markings.  It is cool to see a Learjet in Venezuela markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin missile pylons from Zactomodels are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles and missile pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sopwith Pup Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  July 14  2020

France National Day

Javier Alejandro Jover is here from Argentina to mark Bastille Day with his  1/48 Special Hobby Loire Nieuport LN 40/401Javier finished this beauty in French markings and a very colourful paint scheme.

Olivier Mirage is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his beautifully done 1/72 Italeri AS 332 Super Puma finished in French markings to mark Bastille Day.  Welcome to ARC Olivier.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 13  2020
Ashish Velankar joins us today with his second model on ARC.  This is his eye catching 1/48 Academy F-4B Phantom finished in the colourful markings for VF-111 Sundowners squadron for a very famous pilot.  Ashish gave his F-4 a wonderful weathering job.  I love the look of Sundowners jets.

Hugues Quintard has done a spectacular job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Eduard Spitfire MK. VIII.  Hugues chose to finish his Spitfire as an Australian bird with full weathering.  Welcome to ARC Hugues !!!

Greg Kerry is here with another of his stellar dioramas.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Me262, Assorted Vehicles & Figures all arranged into a busy WW2 scene.  I have always loved the 262 and I love this diorama.

Nathan has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/48 Roden T-28C.  Nathan used resin wheels and the rest of this model and all the amazing detail is from the kit with scratchbuilt detailing by Nathan.  This is old school detailing and Nathan did it very well.  I love his weathering job and colorful paint scheme.  Beautiful work Nathan.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small Shop This product is Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6".  Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17 Kaydet interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  July 12  2020

Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day


Saturday,  July 11  2020

Mongolia National Celebration Day


Friday,  July 10  2020

Invasion of Sicily - Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes the glue left behind after the window tinting was removed on a 1985 Toyota Supra rear window without damaging the defroster lines on the rear window.  Also included is beach video shot using a drone.
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David Chapdelain is here for the first time with a weathered battle weary 1/72 Revel B-17 that he built for his Uncle.  David built this B-17 out of the box with exceptional weathering.  David has one very lucky Uncle.  Welcome to ARC David, I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC!!!

Frankie Chan joins us from Hong Kong with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa FA-18F VFA-32 finished in very attractive hi-vis markings using Fightertown decals.  Frankie also used Eduard photo etch to improve the detail on his Hornet.  Welcome to ARC Frankie!!!

Phil Golding has done an impeccable job building and finishing his 1/72 Airfix Sea Harrier FA.2.  Phil gave his Harrier a weapons load and boarding ladder and a flawless finish.  Phil is a well known and very respected modeller and it is always a treat to see his latest model on ARC.

Udom Vongnoppadondecha is here for the first time on ARC from Thailand with his 1/48 Tamiya Bf 109E-3.  This is Galland's 109E-3 finished to a very high standard with added detailing.  I really enjoyed seeing this 109 and hope to see more of Udom's model on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Udom!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mi-24 (Mi-35) interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix new 2010 mold kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 9  2020

Argentina Independence Day

Klaasjan Schuurig starts today with his very well done 1/100 Space Shuttle Tamiya.  Klaasjan did a huge amount of work on his space shuttle and his tile detail on the underside is truly exceptional as you will see in his photos.

Tolga Ülgür is here with his magnificent 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N-1 Warhawk "Ruth A".  Tolga added extra photo etch and resin detailing parts and finished it with one of his exceptional paint and weathering jobs.  I liked the unique camo scheme on this P-40 that operated in Kunming, China in 1944.

Thomas Brückelt  is here with a first on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Bird Models Junkers EF 126 Stage 2 jet   Thomas always builds the most interesting wonder weapons from WW2 And this Junkers EF 126 is very interesting to see.  He includes some history of this rare design.

RSK48, Rafael is here to mark the the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Czech Model Cessna UC-78.  Rafael did an excellent job on his Cessna UC-78 and he includes some history of this transport aircraft.  This is very cool to see.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Phoenix Pallet Correction Set from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17 Kaydet seatbelt photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire E wing late - Hispano 20mm & .50cal in fairings (two versions) from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 8  2020
No update today.

Tuesday,  July 7  2020

Solomon Islands National Day

Erik Boynton is here with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa EP-3E finished as an in-flight model.  Erik added scratchbuilt details and finished it as a USN bird complete with all the delicate details to bring this beauty to life.  Wonderful job Erik.

Dirk Schenk has out done himself today.  This very attractive 1/72 MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 ‘Space Design’ is finished in a great looking space themed paint scheme and the colours of the German flag.  I really enjoyed seeing this one. 

Patrick Vossenberg has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Kinetic EF-18B.  Patrick finished it with droptanks and full weathering in Spanish Air Force markings.  Very impressive work Patrick.

Greg Kerry is here with another gem of a diorama.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Ju88 Plus Assorted Vehicles with figures arranged into quite the interesting scene.  There is even a female officer being chatted up by one of the male figures.  Beautifully done Greg.. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 He 162A interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  July 6  2020

Comoros Independence Day

Malawi Republic Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes window tinting on a 1985 Toyota Supra rear window without damaging the defroster lines on the rear window.
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Ashish Velankar joins us for the first time today.  This is 1/72 Zvezda MI-35M built and finished to an impressive level.  Ashish finished it as a Russian attack helicopter.  Beautiful work Ashish, welcome to ARC!!!  I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future. 

Tolga Ülgür has dropped by today with another gem.  This is his fantastic 1/32 Eduard P-40N Warhawk "Joanne 49" as it appeared in India during WWII.  Tolga's models are always a treat to see and thankfully he provides lots of beautiful photos to let you fully enjoy his P-40.  Sit back and enjoy, this one is a gem.

H. Davis Gandees has been very productive at his workbench and today he is here with his sharp looking 1/48 Revell Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 finished as a bare metal jet complete with missiles and some scratchbuilt detailing in the cockpit.

Fred Menge joins us from The Netherlands with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Brewster Buffalo finished as a Dutch buffalo in the PTO.   Fred finished it with aftermarket decals.  Welcome to ARC Fred!!!  I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future. 

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-30MK Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  July 5  2020

Cape Verde National Day

Venezuela Independence Day


Saturday,  July 4  2020

United States of America Independence Day

Rwanda Liberation Day

    Happy 4th  to all the ARC Americans 

Carl Jarosz is here to celebrate the US Independence Day with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom II.  Carl chose a very colorful USA bicentennial paint scheme from the summer of 1976.  Carl added resin seats to improve the cockpit.  This one is a beauty!! 

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  July 3  2020

Belarus Independence Day

Fernando Lamas Galdon  is on ARC for the first time today.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss F-14B Jolly Rogers with very realistic weathering for a USN Tomcat.  Nothing sweeter than a Jolly Rogers Tomcat.  Welcome to ARC Fernando!!! 

Nanond Workbench Nopparat is here with another of his exceptional 109's.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 with plenty of extra detailing and then finished  and then given a stunning weathering job.  Simply beautiful. 

HF Fung is on ARC for the first time today.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss Petlyakov Pe-2 with plenty of scratchbuilt detailing and finished in a bare metal finish with full weathering.  Welcome to ARC!!! 

Joseph Bridges is on ARC for the first time today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa P-40 finished in a great looking camo scheme.  Welcome to ARC Joseph!!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  July 2  2020
I am sad to report that this year's IPMS USA Nation Convention has been canceled due to Covid-19.  The IPMS USA Nation Convention will return to San Marcos, Texas in 2023.  I would like to extend my best wishes and sympathy to everyone connected to this event and wish them grand success when they host the event in 2023.

RSK48, Rafael is here with a first on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Planet Model Curtiss SCN-1 Falcon which is the first time this aircraft has been featured on ARC.  Rafael finished his Falcon in Venezuela markings to mark the100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force.  Markings were custom made and the weathered bare metal finish looks great.

Denis Bugakov has done a first class job super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-8 Crusader.  Denis added endless flawless detailing and then finished it all up with perfect paint work and weathering.  Beautiful work Denis.

Puay Delta is on ARC for the first time with with a wonderfully weathered and finished 1/48 Tamiya Mitsubishi Ki-46-3 Dinah.  This model even has crew figures for added realism.  Enjoy the photos.  Welcome to ARC!!!

Nasir Jaffry joins us with this great looking 1/48 AA Model Shenyang F-6.  Nasir finished it in Pakistan markings with just the right amount of weathering.  Nicely done Nasir.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17 Kaydet interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-27 SM Flanker Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda/Revell kit


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  July 1  2020

Canada  Day

Burundi Independence Day

Rwanda Independence Day

    Happy Canada Day to all the ARC Canucks 

Bob TheDoc has done a truly lovely job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Revell Sea Hurricane Mk.IIC.  Bob tells some of the history behind the Sea Hurricane (I never knew some were even launched from merchant ships) and the finish he applied to this beauty has to be seen and enjoyed.  Sit back and enjoy his photos.

Steve Baker is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Bf 109G-2 finished in a great looking camo scheme with markings for a fighter flown by a top Ace. Welcome to ARC Steve!!!

Hans Declerck joins us with his second model on ARC.  This is his expertly finished 1/48 Tamiya Harrier with added detailing and finished in a hi-viz scheme for USMC Harrier complete with full weathering and drop tanks and a weapons load.  I love the tail art on this Harrier.  Excellent work Hans. 

Kwiphen Xien Ong is on ARC for the first time today with this spectacular 1/48 Koster Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer.  This Privateer is an advanced project, but in skilled hands it turns out very well as you will see in this photos.  This Privateer also features sexy noseart.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin missile pylons are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out Zactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju 88G-6 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Dragon kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  June 30  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she changes the engine coolant on a Civic Del Sol and also bleeds air out of the system.  Plus footage of Mai enjoying the beach.  I have stepped out from behind the camera a bit more and Mai is more relaxed in front of the camera.
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Mike Muth has added a very complicated and detailed finish to his 1/48 Eduard Albatros D-III Oeffag.  Mike is a wealth of info on WW1 aircraft and this article is loaded with interesting background info on the Albatros D-III Oeffag as well as what as involved to build this Albatros D-III Oeffag.

Kusumah Arsanul has done a most amazing weathering job on his 1/48 Academy Su-27S Flanker-B VVS.  This Su-27 is a treat to see.

Nasir Jaffry joins us for the first time today with his 1/48 Tamiya Briatol Beaufighter Mk.VI.  I love the look of this Beaufighter with it's noseart and as a bonus you also get to see his blue nosed P-51.  Welcome to ARC Nasir!!!

El Rey has added some amazing detail to his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Razorback Red Tail.  El Rey always builds his models to a very high level and this P-47 is a joy to see.  Enjoy El Rey's photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-35B canopy and undercarriage photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 US WWII Pitot Tube - "Streamline" type probe from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  June 29  2020
Nanond Workbench Nopparat starts your week with a stunning 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109G-6.   This 109 is a G-14 converted to a G-6 in a very attractive and complicated late war scheme.  This 109 has weathering to complete the camo and give it a very realistic look.  Simply beautiful.

Glenn Foutch is here with his great looking 1/48 Monogram F-4C-4.  Glenn used the kit markings for the Arkansas National Guard with a gray green camo scheme and special noseart.  Well done Glenn.

Greg Kerry joins us with another of his dynamite dioramas.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Spitfire V Trop & Airfix Vehicles in a scene from the dark days of WW2 on Malta.  Greg does a wonderful job creating his dioramas and you can see more of them by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.  Looks excellent Greg.

Andy Stark is back on ARC after a break from the hobby.  This 1/48 ICM MiG 3 is his first model in a while and I'm pleased to see it on ARC.  Andy gave his MiG a full weathering job and I love the look of it.  Welcome back to ARC Andy.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  I've been a fan of the The Small Shop products since I got my first Hold and Fold long ago.  They are a family run business that make very high quality product.  They also carry a variety of other scale modeling tools by other manufacturers.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 509 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  June 27  2020

Djibouti National Day


Friday,  June 26  2020

Madagascar Independence Day

Alexandre Alves starts today's update with his first article on ARC.  Alexandre added an Aires super detail set and then drop the flaps and elevators on his 1/48 Hasegawa F6-F3 Hellcat.  This model has engine detailing as well as gun compartment detailing and a stunning cockpit and it is all finished with a beautifully weathered and shaded camo scheme for this Royal Navy Hellcat.  Excellent work Alexandre, welcome to ARC!!! 

Kenji Yanai joins us from Japan with his first article on ARC.  This is his flawless 1/48 Kinetic MQ-9 Reaper built to perfection.  Sit ack and enjoy the photos, this Reaper looks amazing.  Welcome to ARC Kenji!!! 

Jordi Farré  joins us from Spain with his first article on ARC.  This is his very realistic looking 1/48 Tamiya Bf 109E-4.  Jordi  gave his 109 an impressive paint job giving the camo the perfect sun faded look.  I love how this looks.  Welcome to ARC Jordi!!!

Glenn Foutch is also here on ARC with his first model.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya F-16 wearing Arkansas Air Guard markings and great looking tail art.  Welcome to ARC Glenn!!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fw 190A-6 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21 F-13 resin and photo etch cockpit set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday, June 25  2020

Croatia Independence Day 

Mozambique Independence Day

Slovenia National Day

Bob TheDoc starts today's update with his 1/72 Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-10.  Bob chose a great looking camo scheme and gave it an exceptional weathering job.  Bob got this one looking perfect.

Alexandr Trofimov is here from Russia with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Hawker Harrier FRS.1 finished as a Falklands War Harrier.  Alexandr  added a resin cockpit and vacuformed canopy and then added more detailing with scratchbuilding.  Alexandr spent exceptional effort painting and shading his Harrier to give it the classic weathered look of a Harrier operating from an aircraft carrier.  Welcome to ARC Alexandr!!!

Daniel Iscold is here with a pair of 1/48 HobbyBoss EMB-312 Tucano T-27.  Daniel upgraded the detailing on both of these models and then chose 2 brightly coloured paint schemes for the Brazilian Airforce Academy and "Esquadrilha da Fumaça" National Display team, which both look excellent.

Frédéric Cottin has dropped by today with his eye catching 1/48 Hasegawa F-104N Starfighter.  Frédéric chose an excellent looking NASA paint scheme with some areas in multi-shade bare medal finish.  Beautiful work Frédéric.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fw 190F-8 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Revell kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Roland C.II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  June 24  2020

Order of Malta - St. John's Day

Omar Alex Saffe gets things started today with his flawless 1/48 Tamiya A-1H Skyraider.  Omar chose a USAF "Sandy" from 1969 and finished in SEA camo complete with the weathering Skyraiders are famous for.  Omar gave his model a full loadout with RBF tags and even a drop tank for a perfect level of realism.

RSK48, Rafael has done a first class job 1/48 TwoBob Rockwell T-2D Buckeye.  This model is to honor the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force and Rafael includes the history of the Buckeyes on the Venezuela Air Force.  Check out his photos, the weathering especially on the underside is terrific.

Greg Kerry is here with another of his engaging dioramas.  This is his 1/72 Fujimi Nakajima D4Y4 Judy & Hasegawa Fuel Truck in an airfield scene with plenty of tiny details to bring things to life.  I always enjoy seeing Greg's dioramas.. 

André R Manzano is here from Brazil with a very cool jet.  This is his 1/48 Academy MiG-29A finished in Luftwaffe camo and markings.  André gave his jet weathering and finished it with a full weapons load.  Very nicely done André

David Cook is here with 16 reference photos of the General Dynamics F-16C 85-1500


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These 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 He-111Z exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  June 23  2020
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean
Thomas Brückelt has done exceptional work detailing a classic kit into a great looking diorama.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Bo-105C from James Bond 007 movie "A view to kill".  Thomas added plenty of detail to the model and reworked the figures to capture this classic scene from the James Bond movie.

Osvaldo Carrasco joins us from Chile with his 1/48 Kinetic F/A-18 A+.  Osvaldo added plenty of extra detailing and finished his Hornet in one of the best looking camo schemes worn by the Hornet.  Beautiful work Osvaldo.

Greg Kerry is here with a very interesting diorama.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Heinkel He 162 & Airfix Vehicles creating a scene of a captured He-162 being loaded and driven away by allied troops.  I always enjoy seeing Greg's dioramas, because each one tells a great story.

David O'Coineoil is here for the first time today with his big and impressive 1/72 Airfix Short Sunderland.  David gave his flying boat weathering and finished it as a RAAF aircraft.  It looks spectacular, welcome to ARC David!!!

Dave Cook & SSgt. Chris Clark are here with 40 reference photos for the General Dynamics F-16C 85-1495


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hurricane Mk.IIc landing flaps photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Arma Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-14 Alfa probe & Angle Of Attack probe from Master This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  June 22  2020

The Invasion of Russia - Operation Barbarossa 1941

Today in my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" we restore faded plastic car headlights to a nearly new appearance in under 20 minutes with very little effort.  Plus footage of Mai enjoying the beach. 
Check out our video...thanks everyone!!
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Kitti Tatsumaki is here with a very cool what-if 1/72 Tamiya/Italeri AV-8B Harrier II.  Kitti chose the markings for VF-84 Jolly Rogers which looks very good.  Kitti also gave this Harrier full weathering and displayed it on a flight deck display base with figures to complete the scene.  I love the Harrier and in VF-84 markings, it just looks that much better.

Gábor Pauka is here for the first time today with his spectacular 1/32 Hasegawa Nakajima ki-44 Shoki.  This exact aircraft was captured by US forces on the Philippines and these is a vintage photos of the captured aircraft in the article.  This is a superdetailed model and all the markings are painted on.  I'm very impressed by this Ki-44.  Welcome to ARC Gábor Pauka!!!

Shawn "phantom" Weiler took a classic 40 year old kit and juiced up the detail to get a very respectable 1/32 Revell RF-4B Phantom #208.  Wow...this is his 208th Phantom.....that is seriously impressive.

Al Randall is here for the first time today with his 1/72 AModel Pilatus PC-12/47E.  Al finished it as an Australian air ambulance and he explains the history behind this Aussie air ambulance system.  Beautiful work Al, welcome to ARC!!!

Juan Ojados is here 41 walkaround photos of a Spanish F/A-18A.


Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  .


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-35A/B Lightning II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  June 19  2020
My wife "Mai" has created her own Youtube channel.  Her channel is called "Mai Sexy Garage" and focuses on fixing and restoring various cars.  In today's video she learns how to do a front brake job on a Honda Del Sol. She included some beach footage for a "Bikini Break" in the video as well as some funny moments during the brake job.  Check out her video...thanks everyone!!
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Louis Chang was very busy super detailing his award winning 1/48 Kinetic Su-33Louis added scratchbuilt engine detailing and then finished his jet in a very attractive blue camo scheme and full weathering.  Spectacular work Louis.

Jeff Redbaron is here on ARC for the first time with his stunning 1/32 Trumpeter P-47.  Jeff f finished his P-47 and a heavily weathered Brazilian bird complete with noseart.  Very nicely done Jeff, welcome to ARC!!!!

Albert Moore has done a stellar job finishing and weathering his 1/72 Revell of Germany F-16A Block-10.  Alby actually did a conversion of this F-16 to create an accurate Michigan Air National Guard bird.  THis F-16 looks awesome.

Juan Carlos Porcella has put much effort into building and finishing his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25B Mitchell "Doolittle Raiders".  Juan gave his raider light and accurate looking weathering and displayed it on an aircraft carrier display base.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 108 Taifun exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-6A Texan II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the IbexModels kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  June 18  2020
Omar Alex Saffe has got the weathering looking perfect on his 1/48 Tamiya A-1J Skyraider.  This Skyraider has a full weapons load and is finished in the markings for a South Vietnamese Skyraider.  It's good to see these South Vietnamese aircraft on ARC.

Oliver Schulz is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss Rafale B finished as a French bird with some great looking artwork for when it attended the NATO Tiger Meet in 2006.  I love Tiger Meet jets.  Welcome to ARC Oliver!!!

Enzo Acorda is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore finished in the classic Italian camo.  Enzo gave his fighter a very careful weathering job and the finished model looks fantastic.  Welcome to ARC Enzo!!!

Floyd Werner is here with something that left me deeply impressed.  This is his 1/48 Zoukei-Mura Horton Ho-229 as it appeared without paint showing the glorious natural wood finish.  This is a very cool way to display the Ho-229 flying wing.  Beautiful work Floyd...this is a very creative way to display the Ho-229.

Brian Daum is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his /48 Tamiya F4U Birdcage Corsair built out of the box with some excellent weathering.  Welcome to ARC Brian!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 He 111Z seatbelts photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire E wing early - Hispano 20mm & .50cal in fairings (two versions) from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  June 17  2020

Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic

Pascal Lafrenière has done an exceptional job building the 1/72 Heller CL-215 in custom made decals for a model that he gave as a gift to a retiring colleague.  Pascal put plenty if effort and love into this model and you can see that in his photos.  This model has a full interior and an engine with the cowlings removed as the retiring colleague worked on this area of this aircraft.  Excellent work Pascal.. 

James Ashford is here for the first time today with a very special RCAF 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G Starfighter.  This is the special checkerboard scheme which was made possible thanks to some Leading Edge Decals.  James did extra work to his Starfighter to make it more realistic.  It's great to see this F-104 on ARC.

Dalibor Vodeničarski is here for the first time on ARC with his highly detailed 1/32 Trumpeter Messerschmitt Bf-109E-7.   Dalibor compelted the engine detailing and then left the cowlings off so show off all the magnificent detail.  His completed 109 is wearing a complicated camo from the early part of the war.  Check out the weathering, it looks very well done.  Welcome to ARC Dalibor!!!

Federico Kunz has really put great effort into his 1/32 Italeri F-35.  Federico displayed it with the missile bays open to show off more detail and the paint job looks awesome everywhere on his F-35.  I really enjoyed seeing his F-35.

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 1/48 Me 262A photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  June 16  2020
I'm pleased to report the newly rebuilt walkaround section has been uploaded.  The changes include all new larger thumbnail images and all new webpages.  This was a multi-year project to rebuild over 1000 walkarounds.  I will begin uploading new walkarounds next week.  I'm excited to begin adding to the walkaround section.

Aurelio Reale is on ARC for the first time today with his 1/72 Ka-Model F-14B Tomcat wearing the special Santa Cat tailart.  Aurelio did a spectacular weathering job on this Tomcat and displayed it on a carrier deck diorama base complete with flight deck crew members.  Excellent work Aurelio, welcome to ARC!!!

Marcello Rosa has done an excellent job getting the weathering looking perfect on his 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa.  This Hurricane was flown by an Australian pilot out of Malta in the dark days of 1942.  Marcello tells the tragic tail of the Aussie pilot of this Hurricane and also tells the story of building this gem of a model.

Raymond She is on ARC for the first time today with his impressive 1/100 Doyusha L-1011 TriStar.  Weathering is not always done on airliner models, but Raymond went to great lengths to give his airliner a wonderful shading job on the bare metal wings.  heck out his photos, you will be impressed.  Welcome to ARC Raymond!!!

Juan Carlos Gómez Y Sarzotti joins us today with his early war 1/48 Hobbycraft Seversky P-35A complete with 2 victory markings from the PTO.  I love the job Juan did on his P-35, it's good to see it on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 T-33 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Platz kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A6M5 Zero Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  June 15  2020
John Loner is here for the first time on ARC.  This is his fantastic looking 1/48 AFV Club F-5E finished as a USN Adversary jet.  Beautiful work John, welcome to ARC!!

RSK48, Rafael is here with a very rare aircraft and the second one on ARC.  This is his stunning 1/48 Special Hobby Fiat BR-20 Cicogna complete with excellent weathering on it's bare metal finish and finished in Venezuela markings.  Rafael used a very interesting weathering technique that he explains in his article. 

Rizky Renaldy joins us today with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A finished in the markings for the one of the F-14s that was involved in the Gulf Of Sidra Incident.  Excellent work Rizky.

Tony Feredo is here today with his gorgeous 1/32 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate (Frank).  This fighter was stationed in the Philippines during WW2 and Tony gave it a beautifully shaded paint job with painted markings.  Very impressive work Tony.

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


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  June 14  2020

United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable) 
Friday,  June 12  2020

Philippines Independence Day

Russia National Day

Model show this weekend:

Rafi Ben-Shahar starts today with an early Israeli fighter.  This is his 1/32 Roden Stearman IDF with a skillfully applied camo scheme that is faded from the strong sun.  Rafi gives a good explanation of his build process.  I never knew the IDF operated this type of aircraft.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done an amazing job weathering his bare metal 1/48 Hobbycraft CF-100 Mk IV.  Shawn used aftermarket decals for his Canuck and I'm also pleased to say he included photos of his other CF-100 models, which is very cool to see.  

JC Depiesse has done an excellent job building and detailing his 1/72 Azur Stampe Vertongen SV-4b by JC Depiesse.  JC finished his biplane in Belgian markings and very well done rigging.  Excellent work JC.

Didier Mayeur is here with his very unique 1/72 Hasegawa Ki 46 Dinah III that was captured by the French Armée de l'Air in Indochina and given French markings.  It's very interesting to see this Japanese Dinah in French markings.  Well done Didier.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Lightning F.2A interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lightning T. Mk.4/5 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Sword kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  June 11  2020
Carl Jarosz gets things started today with his colorful Arizona ANG 1/48 Italeri F-86E Sabre.  Carl chose a bare metal jet and finished different areas with a variety of bare metal tones to better represent the real jet.  It is good to see these ANG jets on ARC and the colorful markings of this time period are artwork in their own right.  Thanks for showing your F-86 Carl.

Tony Feredo has dropped by the ARC corporate offices in the Philippines with his recently finished 1/48 Tamiya Ki-46 Dinah.  Tony was busy doing a conversion on this Dinah to make an aircraft that was based at Marikina Airfield, Luzon, Philippines on December 1944.  His paint work gives his Dinah a great looking faded look as you would expect to see in the tropical sun of the Philippines.  I love Tony's subject matter with a Philippines connection.

Rafael is here today to continue the commemoration in 2020, of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Testor F-5A Freedom Fighter.  Rafael gave his F-5 a weathered camo look and chose markings with some great tail art.  Very nicely done Rafael.

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

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 US WWII Pitot Tube - "L shape" type probe from MasterThis pitot tube use on export versions of US aircraft (e.g. P-35, P-36, P-40, T-6, B-339).


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  June 10  2020

Portugal National Day

Republic of North Macedonia  Army Day

Paulo Lopes Lopes starts today with his flawless detail rich 1/35 Miniart Focke Wulf Triebflugel Nachtjager.  Paulo gave it a very complicated camo scheme and fitted it with radar for a what-if night fighter role.  His Triebflugel was then displayed with a pilot figure and base and tower to complete the scene thanks to his friend.  I love every part of this model and diorama.

Kangnam Kim is here for the first time today with the 1/48 Hobbyboss F4U-7 “French Corsair”.  This Corsair has an exceptionally well done weathering job that you can enjoy in the photos.  Welcome to ARC Kangnam!!!

ESzczesniak has been very busy adding detail and quite realistic weathering on his 1/48 Kinetic F/A-18C.  Eric used a variety of aftermarket parts and decals which added much to his Hornet, but the true beauty of this Hornet is Eric's very skillful weathering job.  Sit back and enjoy the photos, I know I sure did.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Early Tail Stinger  from Zactomodels.  This is a simple item to use....cut the corresponding part off the model and glue this hollow tail into place with CA glue.  There is also a small styrene rood included for you to add the various antennas specified in the instruction sheet.  The stinger is cast hollow to help reduce weight at the tail end of the model.


Here's a product article for the1/48 Lightning F.2A interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  June 9  2020

No update today.  I was up until 5AM working on the archiving pages for the new Walkaround section.  I need to get some sleep.


Monday,  June 8  2020

I am busy spending 14 hours a day building the archiving pages for the walkaround section.  The new archiving pages in the walkaround section will each have a sample thumbnail photo as is done in the gallery and review sections on ARC.


Tomislav Mikojević starts your week with his flawless 1/48 Revell Tornado.  This weathered Tornado is one of the Gulf War jets complete with weathering, sexy nose art and a full weapons load.  It's good to see this Tornado, enjoy the 7 photos. 


Paulo Lopes Lopes is here with his 1/48 ICM Dornier Do 17z on an amazingly well done display base.  This display base shows how well the camo works for these Finnish bombers. 


Yufei Mao has been busy getting everything perfect on his 1/144 Ilyushin IL-62M Air Koryo P-881 landing at PEK, 2013.  Yufei is very careful with every detail and this North Korean airliner even has a pilot figure.  Exceptional work Yufei.


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 1/48 PV-1 Ventura Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  June 7  2020

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)


Saturday,  June 6  2020

Sweden National Day 

D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944


Friday,  June 5  2020

Denmark Constitutional Day

Seychelles Liberation Day

ESzczesniak added excellent detailing and fantastic weathering to his 1/48 Tamiya P-38F "White 33".  This is a sweet looking P-38.  Excellent work Eric. 

Luis Picalúa has done a excellent job building and weathering his 1/32 Kinetic CF-188.  This is a Canadian F-18 and Luis got all the details correct including the identification light.  Excellent work Luis. 

Charlie Rodimages has done excellent scratch built detailing to his 1/48 UH-1V.  This Huey has plenty of detail inside and out and it is finished as a medivac chopper.  Sit back and enjoy the photos, there was many hours spent getting the added detailing looking perfect.

Louis F Cornio has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/48 Monogram F-8E.  This is a classic kit and Louis finished it with some great looking colorful markings from that time period of the F-8.  Looks great Louis.

Nguyen Phan has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/48 Tamiya A1 SkyraiderThis Skyraider has flawless weathering and excellent detailing and is finished in South Vietnamese markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 He 111Z radio compartment photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Macchi Mc.205 Air Intakes resin set from QuickBoost.  This detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  June 4  2020

  Battle of Midway (1942)

A nice big update for you all to enjoy.  

The rebuilding of the walkaround section only needs about 10 more hours of work, so I hope to have that complete within 1 week.


Shawn "phantom" Weiler fires thing up today with his RCAF 1/32 Czech Model T-Bird, CT-133 Silver.  Shawn chose to finish his Starfighter as it appeared when stationed in Germany which looks very good.  Shawn also included other photos of his other Starfighters in a large assortment of paint schemes..

Phil Golding has been very productive during the lockdown and this is his highly detailed and skillfully finished 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.IX.cThese 1/32 Tamiya kits are amazing and in the hands of a highly skilled modeller such as Phil, then you get a true masterpiece of a model.  Beautiful work Phil and I admire your choice of markings for one of my favourite RAF aces.

Andrew Maverick Taylor joins us with something very special.  This is his 1/48 Italeri RAF Tornado GR.1 "Operation Granby" with sexy noseart posed in-flight with plenty of weathering just like the real Tornadoes during "Operation Granby".  It is a treat to see this Tornado.

Wawan Hermawan is on ARC for the first time with his 1/72 Airfix Skyvan.   Wawan finished it as a NASA aircraft which looks quite good.  Welcome to ARC Wawan!!!

David Kopielski is also on ARC for the first time today.  I'm pleased to see his 1/48 Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter “Snoopy Sniper” complete with text noseart using Caracal decals.  Nice work David, welcome to ARC!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Gladiator Mk.I seatbelt photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Hawker Hurricane Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Fly kit.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  June 3  2020
Tolga Ülgür gets things started today with his gorgeous 1/32 Revell Junkers Ju-88A-1.  Tolga added plenty of after market detail items and finished it as a Battle of Britain bomber with skull noseart.  I love BOB birds and this one is a joy to see.

Omar Alex Saffe is here for the first time on ARC.  This is his 1/48 AFV Club Tiger II finished in Swiss markings with special 75th Birthday Scheme artwork.  Omar weathered his jet and it looks fantastic.  Welcome to ARC Omar!!!

J Dee Richardson  is here for the first time on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Trumpeter P-51B Mustang finished in US markings with artwork in a wonderful bare metal and green scheme.  Eduard seatbelts were used to dress up the cockpit with great results as you will see in the photos.  Welcome to ARC J Dee!!!

Robert Martino joins us today with his 5th article on ARC and it is one of the better paint schemes I've seen on a T-33.  This is his 1/48 Testors T-33A with scratchbuilt cockpit detailing that looks excellent and finished in a very pleasing blue scheme with a sharks mouth.  I love how it looks,

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Wheels and painting masks from Zactomodels.  These resin wheels are designed for the 1/32 MiG-29 and include painting masks and are designed to fit the Trumpeter MiG-29.  These are direct replacements for the kit wheels. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 He 111Z nose interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  June 2  2020

Italy National Day

Gian Marco Sali is here on ARC for the first time with his stunning 1/48 Revell Tornado F.3.  Gian did a lot of scratchbuilding on his Tornado and finished it with weathering in Italian markings to mark the Italian National Day today.  Beautiful work Gian...welcome to ARC!!!

Juan Carlos Gómez Y Sarzotti is here with his very eye catching 1/48 Academy P-47N Thunderbolt with bright markings and sexy noseart of both sides of the nose.  This P-47 looks excellent and I love the nose art.  

Alex Sidharta is here from Indonesia today.  He has applied a very special what-if camo scheme to his 1/72 Zvezda MiG-29SMT.  I always enjoy seeing Alex's latest model and it is a treat to see his MiG today.

Klaasjan Schuuring is here with something you will not see very often.  This is his 1/110 Revell Mercury Atlas from the early days of the Space Program.  Klaasjan did a first class job on his model and the finished model looks perfect.  I enjoyed see this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories This detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire late E wing or revised wing - Hispano 20mm & .50cal in fairings from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  June 1  2020

Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

  Mexico Navy Day 

M Razali Ahmad starts your week with this 1/48 Airfix P-51D that was built in 48 hours for a Covid-19 group build.  This was a quickie build but the finished model turned out great and I particularly like the Swedish markings on this Mustang.  Welcome to ARC M Razali Ahmad!!!

Javier Alejandro Jover joins us from Argentina with his first model on ARC.  This is his big and beautiful 1/48 Revell / Monogram B-1.  Javier added resin exhausts which I think was a very good idea and then gave it a full weathering to bring this beauty to life.  Welcome to ARC Javier.

Pinco Panco is back today with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Eduard Ilyushin Il-2m3 Sturmovik that has some interesting markings and a first class weathering job.  Nicely done Pinco. 

Daniel Machado is here with his first model on ARC.  This bare metal masterpiece is his 1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning F.3 finished with some great looking colourful markings and just the perfect amount of weathering.  It is a treat to see his Lightning on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Daniel!!!

Here's a product article for the 8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  Secures parts up to 8" long – Second largest Photo Etch Bender on the Market!  This is one big beautiful and very versatile unit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Salmson 2-A2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Mai Sexy Garage





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Crystal Lake, Illinois, August 2, 2020, Summer NNL


Shreveport, Louisiana, August 15, 2020, RiverCon IX 2020 – Reboot


Wayne, New Jersey, August 22, 2020, MosquitoCon


Bixby, Oklahoma, August 22, 2020, Route 66 Model Expo: Tulsa Modelers' Forum Show and Contest


Wayne, New Jersey, August 22, 2020, MosquitoCon 29 - Postponed to Aug 22nd


Huntsville, Alabama, August 22, 2020, Huntsville Plastic Modeler's Society 44th Show


Overland Park, Kansas, Aug 22 - 23, 2020, Heartland Model Car Nationals


Liberty, Missouri, August 29, 2020, 2020 ModelFest


Las Vegas, Nevada, September 5, 2020, Rescheduled Best of the West Las Vegas Nevada


Cocoa Beach, Florida, September 11, 2020, ModelFEST 2020


Glastonbury, Connecticut, September 12, 2020, Central Connecticut Modelers Model Swap and Build Day


Cocoa Beach, Florida, September 12, 2020, ModelFEST 2020


ST LOUIS, Missouri, September 12, 2020, REGION 14 1ST REGIONAL 


Sharon, Pennsylvania, September 19, 2020, SVASMCON 36


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 19, 2020, PENNCON 2020 Model Show and Contest


Leavenworth, Kansas, September 19, 2020, Leavenworth Model Show


Hudson, Massachusetts, September 20, 2020, Patcon 2020


Las Vegas, Nevada, April 25, 2020, Best of the West


San Jose, California, September 26, 2020, Silicon Valley Classic VII - Rescheduled Sep 26th


Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, September 26, 2020, NordicCon 2020 


Batavia, New York, October 2, 2020, Noreastcon 49


Livonia, Michigan, October 3, 2020, Can Am Challenge III


Reno, Nevada, October 3, 2020, IPMS Reno, "High Rollers" 21st Invitational Contest & Swap Meet


Harve de Grace, Maryland, October 3, 2020, MarauderCon 2020


Anniston, Alabama, October 3, 2020, IPMS Region 3 Convention


SALEM, Virginia, October 16, 2020, IPMS REGION 2 CONVENTION


Kissimmee, Florida, October 16, 2020, Modelpalooza 2020


Sharonville, Ohio, October 17, 2020, Cincinnati Scale Modelers Annual Fall Contest/Swapmeet


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