Homepage Text - November 2019

Friday,  Nov 29  2019

Albania Liberation Day

RSK48, Rafael joins us today with his first model on ARC. This is his  1/48 Kinetic F-16A finished in the special markings for the 30th Anniversary insignia of the Dragons Fighter Group with the Venezuelan Air Force.  Rafael added aftermarket detail parts and gave his F-16 a stunning weathering job.  Welcome to ARC Rafael.


Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa B-25J Mitchell finished with D-Day stripes and nose art.  D-Day stripes makes any model look better.  I love it.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 IAI Kfir C7 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the AMK 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 P-51 Mustang Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya and ICM kit. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 28  2019

  Thanksgiving Day    

Mauritania Independence Day

  Happy Turkey Day to everyone in the USA!!! 


Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with a wonderful selection of Mustangs.  These are his 1/48 Eduard, 1/32 Tamiya and 1/1 P-51D Mustang in US and Israeli markings with beautifully done weathering.  Rafi is a long term regular on ARC and I always enjoy seeing his latest models on ARC. 

Gerd Wilcken is here with his 43rd model on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is his 1/72 PJ productions, Dassault Mirage M-5M Elkan.  Gerd finished his Mirage in Chilean markings and camo, which looks very good. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F6F-3 Hellcat interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter 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 US WWII "Streamline" type Pitot Tube from Master.  This was used on mainly used on US Navy early aircraft (e.g. F-2A Buffalo, F4F-3 Wildcat).


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 27  2019
Eric Hargett begins today with his realistic looking 1/48 Hobbyboss Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star.  Eric gave his F-80 a flawlessly weathered bare metal finish that looks very realistic.  The markings include a sharks mouth. 

Dragan Cvetic is here with a cool long 1/72 HR Resin MOdels Avia B534.  Dragan found this kit challenging, but that did not stop him from making a very attractive model of this bi-plane fighter wearing Bulgarian markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels The kit includes 2 resin APU-60 Missile pylons for the Archer missile are carried on either of the two outboard stations.  Detailed launching mechanisms are included on the undersides of these pylons. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104G late interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic 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 ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 26  2019
Carl Jarosz starts today with a beauty.  This is his 1/72 Meng F-102A Delta Dagger 327th F.I.S. (ca. 1958) adorned with some great looking markings.  Check out his article for info on building them gem along with some excellent photos.

Gerd Wilcken is here with something very cool today.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Fouga CM.170 Magister / IAI Tzukit finished in a camo scheme seen during the Six Days War.  I love the look of this trainer in this camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Lancaster B Mk.I/B Mk.III 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 1/48 Ju-87 Stuka weighted wheels from Royale Resin.  This detail set is designed for any Ju-87 kit. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 25  2019

Suriname Independence Day

Thomas Brückelt is here with a very unique model.  This is his 1/72 Unicraft Lockheed Hopeless Diamond, which was an early prototype for the Have Blue which lead to the F-117.  Thomas upgraded the detail in the cockpit with great success and posed his model in-flight for more effect.  This is a very cool looking aircraft.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with 3 stunning 1/48 Eduard Mirage IIICJ Shachak finished in 2 different Israeli camo schemes.  These are excellent looking models and the display of the 3 of them together looks fantastic.

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 1/72 F/A-18A-D Hornet Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Nov 22  2019

Lebanon National Day


Carl Jarosz is here with his very colorful 1/72 Italeri F-4D Phantom II North Dakota Centennial 1889-1989.  This is a special commemorative paint scheme to honor North Dakota with huge artwork on the underside of this jet.  Enjoy Carl's photo, this one is a beauty.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 de Havilland Sea Venom Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Cyber Hobby (Dragon/DML) kit. 

 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 21  2019
Paulão Tchwrma is here with his first article on ARC and what an amazing model it is.  This is his 1/48 Italeri (Accurate mold) IL2 Sturmovik finished without it's final coat of paint with all the beauty of the wood showing in all it's glory.  This model is beautiful and you will love the photos.  Welcome to ARC Paulão. 

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 20  2019

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

Shawn "phantom" Weiler starts today with his very attractive 1/48 Eduard/Academy F-4J Phantom, #205.  Shawn dressed it up with some great looking detailing.  I love the look of this Phantom.

Dragan Cvetic has done an impressive job on this 1/72 Academy AH-64a Apache.  Dragan finished his Apache with a weapons load and weathering and Israeli markings.  Very impressive indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 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 and missile pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104G Late interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic 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 ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 19  2019

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

Lloyd Long is here with one of the best looking USAF Aggressor aircraft.  This is the 1/48 Tamiya F-15C in a great looking Russian camo scheme complete with a flawless weathering job.  This one is a beauty.


Michael Hickey is here with a special treat today.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Bf 109G-6/R6 Trop Heinrich Bartels, Red 13 as it appeared in Greece in 1943.  Beautiful work Michael..

Here's a product article for the 1/32 I-16 Type 10 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 ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 18  2019

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

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

Murad Özer has done a delightful job weathering the 1/48 Meng Messerschmitt 410.  Murad  chose a great looking camo scheme and finished it with a flawless weathering job.  It's good to see Murad's 410 on ARC.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is the Master when it comes to the Phantom and this is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom, #204.  Shawn chose a USN Phantom with attractive colourful markings.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-39/P-400 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Nov 15  2019

Brazil Republic Day

Bjorn Jacobsen has created a highly detailed scene of a 1/48 Crashed B-17G.  The battle damage done to the B-17 is exceptional and the additional work put into the diorama scene is truly impressive.  Bjorn has included 18 photos.

Nick Williamson did a very skillful weathering job on his USN 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E Super Hornet.  The details in the cockpit also look excellent.  This one is a beauty.


Thomas Brückelt is here with a rare little aircraft.  This is his 1/72 Fieseler Fi 158 S "Sport" finished in aerobatic livery.  I really like the look of this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Me 262A 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 1/48 US WWII Pitot Tube - "L shape" type pitot probe from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 14  2019
Mike Hickey starts today with his six 1/48 Eduard Bf 109G-6 "Cartoon Aircraft".  Each of these beauties features Cartoon Artwork and all in great looking camo schemes.  Enjoy the photos of all 6 of these Luftwaffe fighters.  

Carl Jarosz has put much effort into his very eye catching 1/144 Minicraft Boeing 737-300 Alaska Airlines “Wild Alaska Seafood” Livery.  The full length artwork on this airliner are a treat to see.  Enjoy Carl's photos. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Missile Pylons from ZactomodelsThe set includes 6 resin pylons, 2 humps and 2 optional extra mounting brackets.  Detailed launching mechanisms are included on the undersides of all of the pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38F photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya 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 ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 13  2019
No update today.  I was working on the forums until 2AM last night doing an update, then sorting out problems due to the update.

Tuesday,  Nov 12  2019
Rafi Ben-Shahar starts today with his 1/48 Eduard Tempest Series 1/2.  Rafi has included 4 of his Tempests for you to enjoy.  I quite like the variety in each of these 4 Tempests.

Thomas Brückelt is here with a rare little German aircraft.  This is his 1/72 Airmodel Products Blohm & Voss BV P.213 with added scratchbuilt detailing and finished in a very complicated camo scheme.  Thomas tells the brief history of this little aircraft.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 de Havilland Vampire Landing Gear (2 sets) from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 11  2019

Poland Independence Day  

  Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day  

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

Konley Kelley is here with something very special.  These are his Aces in Plastic and 3D and includes 4 different fighters flown by American Aces.  Konley is a master at this 3D artwork he makes from his models.

Juan Ramon Garcia Martin has done an impressive job weathering and finishing his 1/72 AML/ Matchbox Mirage III BJ.  The display base for this Mirage is also a treat to see.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a special photo for November 11.  Lest we forget.


Sunday,  Nov 10  2019

  USMC Birthday (1775)

  Remembrance Sunday 

  Indonesia's "Remembrance" day


Saturday,  Nov 9  2019

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978


Friday,  Nov 8  2019

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day


Ulysses Almeida joins us from Brazil with his colorful 1/48 Hobbyboss F-80A Shooting Star.  Ulysses has included some great history on the F-80 in USAF service.  His finished F-80 is a joy to see and is his 15th model on ARC.

Carmel J. Attard is here from Malta with another of his vacuformed gems.  This is his 1/72 Contrail Blackburn Blackburn II finished in the markings for a aircraft that operated out of Malta.  Carmel includes the history of the Blackburn Blackburn II as well as info on the build process.  This one is a beauty. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Me 262A exterior 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 ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 7  2019
Andri Sanjaya has put some excellent thought and effort into the 1/72 Academy AH-64D Longbow as you will read in his article.  The photos show how how beautifully detailed and finished this Apache really is.  I love it.  

Dragan Cvetic joins us with another gem today.  This is his 1/72 LM Resin G-4 Supergaleb.  Dragan dressed up the cockpit with seatbelts and a HUD and then gave it a  very attractive Yugoslavian camo pattern.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15 Eagle Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy & Eduard kits.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt Browning .50 blast tubes, gunsight and Pitot Tube from Master.  

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 ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 6  2019
Carl Jarosz starts today's update in a spectacular way with his big 1/32 Revell F-4F Phantom II German Luftwaffe JG 72 “Westfalen”.  Carl used quite a few aftermarket detail items and sourced many photos to get the camo and markings looking perfect including stencils with German text.  Sit back and enjoy the photos, this one is stunning.

Juergen “jott” Klinglhuber is here with his 11th model on ARC and what a rare aircraft it is.  This is his 1/72 Amodel Yakovlev Yak-18 “Max” in the markings for the Austrian Air Force.  Juergen has included some interesting his about the Austrian Air Force in the post WW2 period.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-104G early photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.  

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.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a book review of the F-8 & RF-8 Crusader-in Detail & Scale - Volume 8 book from Detail and Scale.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 5  2019

 Guy Fawkes Day 

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Eduard X-1 Mach Buster.  This is a well detailed kit and Klaasjan has added some detail and finished it beautifully with just a touch of weathering.

Ulysses Almeida has done a lovely job on his 1/48 Revell CA28 Sabre Dingo.  This is a what-if Australian version of the Sabre Dog (hence the name "Dingo" which is the Australian wild dog) detailed and finished in a special way for this Aussie version.  This is very cool to see.

Here's a product article for the1/72 Bf 109F-2 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 photo etch 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 photoetch benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Don Barnes is here with a book review of the Thunderbolts of the Hell Hawks- The 365th Fighter Group in Photos, Stories and Profiles book from Hell Hawks BookThis looks like quite the amazing P-47 book.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 4  2019

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
Murad Özer begins today with his exceptional big 1/32 Revell Focke Wulf 190F-8.  Murad gave his Fw 190 full engine detail with open engine cowling and finished it off with a beautifully done camo scheme.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has dropped by the ARC Corproate offices today with 2 of his 1/48 Testors and Hobby Craft/Academy CT-133 Silver Star.  Shawn picked  2 different camo schemes to finish his CT-133's with very good results.

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 SB2C Helldiver Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Accurate Miniatures, ProModeler/Revell, Italeri kits. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 3  2019

Panama Independence Day


Friday,  Nov 1  2019

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November


Wolfram Witschel is here with his second model on ARC and it is a bicentenial bird from 1976.  This is his 1/72 Revell C-54 Q Skymaster.  The custom markings were all masked and painted with great success, which is not easy.  Wolfram's finished Skymaster looks fantastic.

Onami is here with his 6th model on ARC and what a masterpiece it is.  This is his 1/144 Revell A400M Atlas in Luftwaffe markings with full interior detail complete with LED lighting.  Onami also added a diorama base complete with figures and ground support equipment and a vehicle.  This is quite the impressive display and shows the true purpose of this cargo plane.   

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Me 262A 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 photo etch 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 photoetch benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 T-45 Goshawk Pitot Tube & Angle Of Attack probe from Master


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.