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Monday,  June 21  2021
Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with another gem.  This is his bare metal 1/48 Hobby Craft CF-100 MkV Canuck sporting some attractive markings that were hand painted.  Nice work Shawn. 

Mack Main is here with his ultra tiny diorama on the 1/350 Tamiya Davis-Monthan AFB Boneyard.  Mack excelled in this tiny Boneyard diorama and I quite enjoyed seeing it.

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

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tool to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Antonov AN-2 Colt Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the  Hobby Boss kit.


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


Friday,  June 18  2021
Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with another bare metal gwem today.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Craft CF-100 MKV Canuck with some great looking orange paintwork.  Shawn went with the markings for the EWU back in the early 60's.

RSK48, Rafael has done an impressive job finishing and weathering his  1/48 Classic Airframe RF-5A.  The CA kit is a challenge, but Rafael built it to a very high standard as a target tug.  I love the look of the camo on this F-5 .

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


Thursday,  June 17  2021

Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic

No update today.

Wednesday,  June 16  2021
Tolga Ülgür is here with another masterpiece.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa P-40M Kittyhawk Mk.III in RAF markings as it appeared in North Africa..  Tolga added aftermarket detail items and gave his P-40 and flawless weathering job.  I greatly admire Tolga's painting and weathering skills. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us with another  Canadian classic.  This is his 1/48 Hobby Craft CF-100 Mk V Canuck given a bare metal finish and markings for the CETE as it appeared long ago in Greenland.  I like Shawn's choice of markings on this jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sunderland Mk.II interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby.

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,  June 14  2021

 

United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable) 

End of Falklands War

Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets your monday started with his 2 seater 1/72 Hobby Craft CF-100 Mk.IV Canuck.  Shawn gave it a bare metal finish and went with a training squadron with the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Shawn has included a photo in his article of his other Canucks.

Jens Gerber had a challenging time building and detailing his 1/32 AIMS resin kit + Ju 188 D conversion Revell Ju 88 A.  The finished model does look very good, which is due to Jens skill.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small ShopFoil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!  Replace Mud Flaps on all your vehicle models for a very realistic look!

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tool to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 110 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Cyber Hobby / Dragon / DML kit.


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


Saturday,  June 12  2021

Philippines Independence Day

Russia National Day


Friday,  June 11  2021
Carl Jarosz does it in colorful style today with his 1/48 Kinetic F-84F Thunderstreak.   Carl scrathbuilt a boarding ladder and chose some eye popping markings from the Belgian Air Force to finish off this outstanding Thunderstreak.  Such a pleasing model to see.

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


Thursday,  June 10  2021

Portugal National Day

Republic of North Macedonia  Army Day

H. Davis Gandees joins us today with a very special Mustang that features his wife's name as the noseart.  This is the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D "Kathleen" with added aftermarket detail items and finished to a very high level as a bare metal bird.  Davis has includes history on this particular Mustang.

Blair Stewart is here today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter wearing very colorful and finished as a bare metal jet.  I particularly like the look of this American Starfighter.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Beaufort 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.


Wednesday,  June 9  2021
I have been struggling the past 10 days with a broken tooth that became infected.  In the past few days pain killers and antibiotics as well as rebuilding the tooth by my dentist have gotten me out of pain and back on the path of life.  I must confess on Sunday the pain had become impossible to ignore.  Sorry for the missed updates.

Thomas Brückelt is here from Germany with his beautifully displayed 1/144 Revell Panavia 200 Tornado IDS.  Thomas did quite a bit of work improving the detail and accuracy on his tiny tornado which gave him a very accurate and attractive German Navy Tornado.  

Jens Gerber also joins us from Germany with his amazing 1/48 ICM Do 17 Z2.  Jens enhanced the detail on his Do 17 with aftermarket parts and then tied the whole project together with skillful paint and weathering.  Sit back and enjoy all the photos.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small ShopThis 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-25 Frogfoot Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kopro and Eduard kit.


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


Monday,  June 7  2021

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)


Sunday,  June 6  2021

Sweden National Day 

D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944


Saturday,  June 5  2021

Denmark Constitutional Day

Seychelles Liberation Day


Friday,  June 4  2021

  Battle of Midway (1942)

No update today.  Life got quite busy this week with me working a few long 20 hour shifts at work.


Wednesday,  June 2  2021

Italy National Day


Tuesday,  June 1  2021

Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

  Mexico Navy Day 

No update today.

Monday,  May 31  2021

  Memorial Day   

Tolga Ülgür begins your week with his 1/32 Pacific Coast Models Spitfire Mk.XIVe flown by the very popular British Ace Johnnie Johnson.  Tolga added some carefully chosen aftermarket detail items and finished it to a very high level with aftermarket decals for JEJ.  Tolga's weathering is perfect and very realistic.

RSK48, Rafael is here with another gem from his native Venezuela with his 1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIEV wearing Venezuela markings.  I enjoyed seeing this Mirage very much and Rafael includes the history of the Mirage in Venezuelan service.

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

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tool to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-23 Flogger 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,  May 29  2021
Carl Jarosz has chosen the very attractive markings of the New Jersey ANG for his 1/48 Italeri F-86E Sabre.  This is the E version of the Sabre and Carl's flawless bare metal finish and great choice in markings makes this Sabre really stand out in his photos.  Enjoy.

Eric Hargett has dione an outstanding job detailing and finishing his 1/48 ICM Henschel Hs 126B-1.  Eric added aftermarket decals and photo etch details and finished it all of with a wonderfully weathered aircraft from the North Africa campaign.  I always enjoy seeing desert camo scheme. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 T-28B/D Trojan decal sheet from Caracal ModelsThis decals sheet has markings for 6 aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-19 ejection seat with pre-painted photo etch seatbelts 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.


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


Friday,  May 28  2021

Armenia National Day 

Ethiopia National Day

Azerbaijan National Day

No update today, but there will be a Saturday update tomorrow.

Thursday,  May 27  2021
S K Loh joins us today with another stunning in-flight display.  This is the 1/144 Mini Hobby Models F-16XL built to a very high standard.  I always enjoy seeing S K Loh's in-flight displays.

RSK48, Rafael has done a fantastic job building and finishing his 1/48 Aconcagua Tucano T-27.  Rafael gave it a flawless bare metal finish and finished it in Venezuela Air Force markings.  This trainer looks perfect.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17/N2S-3 photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the  ICM kit.


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


Wednesday,  May 26  2021

Georgia National Day

Jens Gerber is here with his exceptional 1/48 Eduard Bedna Limited Edition MiG 23 MF.  Jens added a variety of aftermarket goodies and finished it in a Tiger camo scheme and Czech markings.

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


Tuesday,  May 25  2021

Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
Thomas Brückelt starts today with his very creative what-if 1/72 Italeri F-19E JASDF. Thomas modified his F-19 by giving it scratchbuilt forward sweeping wings and canards which does make it look very aggressive.  I am impressed with how well this design looks.

Tolga Ülgür is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Montex Focke Wulf Fw 190Aa3 with aftermarket detail items and finished in Turkish markings and a unique looking camo.  Beautiful work as usual Tolga.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 D.250 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa 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,  May 24  2021

Eritrea Independence Day 

   Victoria Day   

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with 2 models today.  These are his 1/48 Monogram and 1/72 Matchbox CF-101 Voodoo with a bare metal finish and RCAF markings which look very good on the Voodoo.  It's good to see these classic kits getting built.   Nicely done Shawn.

Rodrigo Caselli Belem is here with something I enjoy seeing.  This is his 1/48 Academy P-47 Thunderbolt finished as a Brazilian fighter from WW2.  Rodrigo added PE seatbelts.  It is important to remember Brazil's contribution to WW2 and I love the look of this P-47..

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This 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 1/48 F-35A/B Lightning II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


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


Saturday,  May 22  2021

Yemen National Day


Friday,  May 21  2021

Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversary of the Iquique´s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia)

H. Davis Gandees has done an impressive job buidlign and finishing his bare metal beauty.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Convair B-58A Hustler finished with Carcal decals and looking darn fine.  It is a treat to see this bomber on ARC. 

Dirk Schenk is here with a very interesting early Soviet jet fighter.  This is Dirk's 1/72 Pioneer 2 Yak-15 Feather and Dirk includes some very interesting background on this rare little jet.  I enjoyed seeing this gem from Dirk. 

Thursday,  May 20  2021

Cameroon National Day

Cuba Independence Day 

No update today.  I have added another job to my routine and I'm busy adjusting to the added work hours.

Wednesday,  May 19  2021
Paul Lee has done an exceptional job building and weathering his 1/48 Revell F-14 Tomcat.  Paul did some improvements to his Tomcat such rescribing panel lines and gave it a very realistic weathering job that shows the true look of a USN Tomcat.  I love the in-flight pose.

Carl Jarosz is here with a model that made me grin in delight.  This colorful bare metal beauty is his 1/48 Revell F-86D Sabre in very attractive markings.  This one is a treat to see and built to a very high standards by Carl's skilled hands.  I love this Sabre Dog.

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


Tuesday,  May 18  2021

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day 

No update today.

Monday,  May 17  2021

Norway Constitution Day

Blair Stewart (Weejun) is here with a real beauty today.  This is the 1/48 Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Val finished in the markings for a Val on the Soryu on Dec 7 1941. I love the markings on this Val.

Dragan Cvetic has done a first rate job building and gently weathering his 1/144 Zvezda IL76.  This tiny IL76 did turn out looking excellent.

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 Wessex UH.5 / HU.5 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.


Sunday,  May 16  2021

Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams 


Friday,  May 14  2021

Paraguay Independence Day

Dragan Cvetic did a flawless job building and weathering his 1/72 Hobbytime/Esci/Italeri F-5A 2000.  Dragan chose to finish it in Turkish markings.  Very nice indeed.

Carl Jarosz is here with something very special today.  This is his classic 1/40 Revell Lacrosse Missile & Launcher.  Carl enhanced the detail on this model with excellent results and I' pleased to see this model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-16C "Dark Vipers" Part 2 decal sheet from Caracal Models.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 7 different 1/72 F-16C's.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 HH-34J cargo interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.   This 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.


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


Thursday,  May 13  2021
Dragan Cvetic starts your Thursday update with his 1/72 Fujimi MiG-21 bis wearing eye catching camo and Yugoslav markings.  It is truly a treat to see Dragan's models on ARC and in this article you will find a link to a full build video on Dragan's youtube channel.

RSK48, Rafael joins us from Venezuela with his most amazing 1/48 Scratchbuilt Caudron C.60.  This scratchbuilt beauty is a work of art and Rafael includes some history of this bi-plane in Venezuela service.  It is quite inspiring to see such a scratchbuilt model.

Ashish Velankar dropped by today with his impressive 1/48 Academy F-86 Sabre.  Ashish chose a Sabre with some of the very best artwork ever seen on the F-86.  It's a treat to see his bare metal Sabre on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 S-2E seatbelts 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.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sopwith 5 F.1 Dolphin 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,  May 12  2021

USS Enterprise CV-6 Commissioning 1938

Thomas Brückelt begins today with his 1/72 Matchbox Horten Ho 229 A-1 & Ho 229 Pulsejet.  This is a wonderful pair of models with very different engines.  Thomas added scratchbuilt details.  Well done Thomas.


Dragan Cvetic has done an awesome job weathering his 1/72 ICM MiG-25RBT.  Dragan finished his MiG in Iraqi markings.  He included a video link to his full build video on his youtube channel in his article.


Jens Gerber is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/35 Trumpeter MiL 24 V finished in a special Tigermeet scheme camo and artwork.  Check out his photos...I love the look of this chopper.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Beaufort MkI bomb bay 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 1/32 German WW I machine gun Spandau LMG 08/15 from Master.  Fits perfectly to Albatros D.V, Fokker Dr.I, Pfalz D.III, LVG C.VI and many other models in 1:32.  This set includes 2 versions of the Spandau gun.


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


Tuesday,  May 11  2021
No update today.  I got called in to work on my day off.

Monday,  May 10  2021
Dragan Cvetic starts you week with his very attractive 1/48 Kp Su-25.  Dragan built this beauty for a retired AF Vet and I do love the look of it.

Klaasjan Schuuring has done an extra special job on the 1/48 HK Models B-17G.  Klaasjan  added Eduard photo etch and finished it with sexy noseart.  Klaasjan gives good insight into this kit in his article.  This is quite the fine looking B-17.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat with a Canadian flag on the tail.  Read his article for the full story.  It is a shame Canada never flew the F-14. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop 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 MiG-19 Farmer 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.


Sunday,  May 9  2021

Liberation Day for the Channel Islands  May 9 1945

Russia - Victory Day End of Great Patriotic War 

 European Union Europe Day

  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 


Saturday,  May 8  2021

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945


Friday,  May 7  2021
Richard Nicoletti starts your day with his 1/48 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3 from the Battle of Britain.  Richard did some improvements and finished his Emil in a very interesting camo scheme with a white engine cowling.  I love the camo on this 109.

Rodrigo Caselli Belém has done a first class job building, detailing and weathering his 1/48 HobbyBoss Dassault Rafale.  It is a pleasure to look at the photos of this Rafale.

Dragan Cvetic has been busy building this very attractive 1/48 Isracast Studio T-6 Texan II.  Dragan has included a link to his youtube video showing the full build of this beauty.  Amazing work Dragan.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Strategic Air Command Badges decal sheet from Caracal Models.  This Basics decal sheet provides accurately designed and scaled SAC (Strategic Air Command) badges and SAC "Milky Way" sashes for your scale modeling projects. Both high and low-visibility versions are included.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Grumman S-2E Tracker interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic Model 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,  May 6  2021
H. Davis Gandees has relived some fine childhood memories by building 1/32 Trumpeter Chance Vought F4U-4.  He added photo etch seat belts to the cockpit and built the rest out of the box with excellent results.

Dragan Cvetic has done a fine job finishing his 1/48 Meng F-35A.  Dragan built this for a friend and the finished model looks very fine indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Grumman S-2E Tracker interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic Model 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 P-51D Mustang Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit (2018 mold).


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


Wednesday,  May 5  2021

Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

   Liberation Day in Netherlands  

Shailesh Karkhanis has done an exceptional job building and finishing this 1/72 Hasegawa Sepecat Jaguar and finished it in Indian Air Force markings.

Richard Nicoletti is here with a great looking 1/48 Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw-190F-8 in winter camo and late war markings.  Have a close look at the camo and weathering....this 190 is a treat to see. 

Dragan Cvetic joins us with his 1/72 Airfix FMA Pucara painted in a very attracrtive camo for the Argentine Air Force.  Dragan has included a link in his article to his full build video on his youtube channel.  Enjoy!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 HH-34J cargo seatbelts 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 B-58 Hustler seamless engine intakes from SBS Model.  This detail set is designed for the Revell/Monogram kit.


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


Tuesday,  May 4  2021
Happy Star Wars Day everyone!!!

Rodrigo Caselli Belém starts today with his awesome 1/48 Revell B-25 J Mitchell.  Rodrigo added Eduard PE seatbelts and finished it with weathering and sexy noseart.  This is a fantastic looking B-25.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a real gem.  This is his 1/72 Aircast Resin G-2 Galeb built to a very high standard and displayed as an in-flight model.  I really enjoyed seeing this G-2 Galeb.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-130H cockpit 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 PZL P11a/b/c wz. 33 machine gun barrels, gunsight and Venturi Tube from Master.


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


Monday,  May 3  2021

Poland Constitution Day

Richard Nicoletti starts your week with my favourite WW2 Japanese fighter.  This is his heavily weathered 1/48 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61-I-Otsu Hien done to perfection.  Richard has included a vintage photo of the original aircraft.  Beautiful work Richard. 

RSK48, Rafael stopped by the ARC Corporate Office in Venezuelawith his wonderfully weathered bare metal 1/48 Revell F-86K Sabre Dog.  The colorful markings were done using homemade decals.  I admire Rafael's passion for our hobby and I love seeing his Venezuelan aircraft on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive 1/48 MHM Mi-24v that he built for a retired Air Force member.  The markings are for a Macedonian Mi-24, which looks very good.  I have included a link to Dragan's scale modelling youtube channel in his article.. 

Here's a product article for the 8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tool to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MB 326 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the ESCI/Italeri kit.

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


Saturday,  May 1  2021

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of 

Argentine Airforce Falklands War (1982)


Friday,  Apr 30  2021

Saigon fell, end of Vietnam Conflict  April 30 1975

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... Mai's latest video  includes photos of herself over the years. 
Mai has an amazing smile and I hope you enjoy the photos of her.
Any income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Dragan Cvetic has done a wonderful job bringing his 1/72 Italeri/Bilek SU-17UM to life.  This tiny 1/72 jet is beautifully weathered with it's faded camo and just the perfect amount of dirty and a weapons load to show the potential of this Russian jet trainer.

Carl Jarosz dressed up his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures IL-2m3 Sturmovik with a cockpit set and then weathered his ground attack aircraft to show the harsh conditions this Russian aircraft operated in.  Truly a much respected aircraft and Carl captured it very well.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 US Navy SNJ Texan decal sheet from Caracal ModelsThis decal sheet features markings for 4 different aircraft.

Caracal Models sponsors ARC and they have so many special decal sheets to help you build eye catching models....check them out.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 HH-34J seatbelts 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.


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


Thursday,  Apr 29  2021
Eric Hargett starts your update with a real classic model.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 finished to a very high level.  I have a passion for Battle of Britain aircraft.  It is good to see this Battle of Britain 109...thanks Eric.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very cool looking 1/72 Hobbyboss F-5E.  This particular F-5 is wearing Iranian camo and markings.  Dragan has included a link in his article to his full build video on youtube for this model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth cockpit set from SBS ModelThis 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 HH-34J 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.


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


Wednesday,  Apr 28  2021
Rodrigo Caselli Belem has done a perfect job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya F 4U-1A CorsairRodrigo added an Eduard PE cockpit set and finished it in Jolly Rogers markings.  This Corsair is flawless, enjoy the photos.

Dragan Cvetic is here with another of his gems.  This is the 1/72 Aircast Resin Soko J-21 Jastreb that he built for a customer as an in-flight model.  Enjoy the photos, this Jastreb turned out very well.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc 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 German aircraft cannon 3,7cm Flak 18 gun barrels from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Apr 27  2021

Sierra Leone Independence Day 

South Africa Freedom Day

Togo Independence Day

Netherlands King's Day

No update today.

Monday,  Apr 26  2021

Tanzania Union Day

Dragan Cvetic has done an impressive job finishing his sun faded 1/72 Valom Fouga Magister in Israeli markings.  This is not the easiet kit to build but Dragan was very successful and you can watch the full build in his youtube video.  Check his article for the link.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5A/B, CN/NF-5A/B Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic/Wolfpack & future Italeri release kit.

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


Sunday,  Apr 25  2021

Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day

Italy - End of WW2 1945


Friday,  Apr 23  2021

England - St. George's Day

Turkey National Independence and Children Day

Tamer Ozkan joins us from Turkey on this Turkish Holiday with his Turkish 1/48 Classic Airframes Blenheim Mk.1.  This is a challenging kit and Tamer did a first class job on it and includes history about the Blenheim in Turkish service during WW2.

Dragan Cvetic is here with the classic 1/72 Italeri YF-22 Prototype.  Dragan gave his Raptor prototype gentle weathering and includes a link to a full build video on his youtube channel.  Check out his video.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 HH-34J exterior & 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 1/72 CV-22/MV-22 Osprey decal sheet from Caracal Models.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 7 different 1/72 CV-22/MV-22 Osprey.  


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


Thursday,  Apr 22  2021
Dragan Cvetic is here with a Russian airliner.  This is his 1/144 Zvezda Tu-134 in markings from the Soviet era with added weathering.  Dragan has included a link in his article to his full build video on youtube for this airliner model.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a wonderful selection of his 1/48 Italeri/Occidental Havards.  These Harvards cover many decades of Canadian Harvards in a variety of markings and paint schemes.

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


Wednesday,  Apr 21  2021

United Kingdom

Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down 25 yr old (1918)

Richard Nicoletti added some resin goodies to improve the level of detail on his 1/48 Tamiya Vought F4U-1D Corsair.   The folded wings look great on his Corsair. 

Ashish Velankar did a stunning job on his 1/72 Zvezda Su-27 SM.  I love the camo scheme he chose....it looks awesome.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-21PF Weekend interior 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 1/32 PZL P.11c - details set from Master.


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


Tuesday,  Apr 20  2021
No update today.

Monday,  Apr 19  2021

  Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)  

Dragan Cvetic starts your week with his flawless 1/48 Eduard MiG-21 Bis.  Dragan added seatbelts and finished his MiG as an Indian jet complete with faded paint and weathering.  Very nice indeed.  Dragan added a youtube link to his build video for this model.

Richard Nicoletti (rich2031) is here with a very interesting aircraft.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Aichi M6A1 Seiran, which was designed to be launched from a Japanese submarine.  Rich tells the whole story in his article.  Beautiful work Richard. 

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F2A-3 Buffalo Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.


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


Sunday,  Apr 18  2021

Zimbabwe National Day

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)  

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)


Saturday,  Apr 17  2021 

Syria Independence Day


Friday,  Apr 16  2021 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

Blair Stewart has gone to town getting everything looking perfect on the 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt Bubbletop.  Blair dressed up the cockpit with photo etch seat belts and finished this Jug in D-Day markings and a flawless bare metal finish.  It looks awesome in every photo.

Dragan Cvetic has done a spectacular job building and finishing his bare metal 1/72 Sword EE Lightning T.6.  Dragan gave it a missile loadout to complete his Lightning.

H. Davis Gandees chose to finish his 1/72 Revell (ex-Matchbox) Consolidated PB4Y-2M Privateer as a post war "Hurricane Hunter".  It has all of it's guns for maritime patrol and looks very impressive indeed.  It is always a pleasure to see his latest model on ARC and I love the look of this Hurricane Hunter Privateer.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 USAF Tactical Air Command (TAC) & Air Combat Command (ACC) Badges  decal sheet from Caracal Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IIa gun bays 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.


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


Thursday,  Apr 15  2021
Angelo Picardo starts today with his heavily weathered battle weary 1/48 HK Models Boeing B-17F.  Angelo gave his B-17 faded paint, chipped paint and exhaust stains and other weathering.  I love how this B-17 looks.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is busy building one of the more colourful RCAF Starfighters.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter.  The finished model is quite eye catching in this red paint scheme. 

Rodrigo Caselli Belem joins us today with his 5th model on ARC.  This is his brightly coloured 1/48 Italeri T-6G Texan wearing Italian marking and a subtle amount of weathering.  It's good to see this trainer in Italian markings. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Lysander Twin Browning machine gun 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 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 Type 24/28 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the ICM, Revell, Hasegawa kit.


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


Wednesday,  Apr 14  2021
No update today.

Tuesday,  Apr 13  2021
Duncan Black is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Eduard “Jabo” Fw190A-5/U8 in the markings for a very famous 190 that got lost and landed in England after confusing the bristol Channel for the English Channel.  Duncan's paint work is flawless and his weathering is very realistic.  Welcome to ARC Duncan!!!

Jean-Charles Goddet is here with a real beauty today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa EF-2000 Spanish Air Force Tiger Meet 2016.  I love Tiger Meet jet and Jean-Charles did an excellent job on this Spanish jet.

RSK48, Rafael joins us from Venezuela with his 1/48 Minicraft Cessna 150 Aerobat finished in markings for a plane in his homeland.  Rafael custom made the decals for this special Cessna 150.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawk 100 series 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 PZL P11c - details set - wz. 33 machine gun barrels, gunsight and Venturi 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 Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Apr 12  2021 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

Orlando Sucre Rosales gets your week started with his 1/72 Academy Republic P-47D-25 Thunderbolt "Eileen" to honor his son David on his 32 birthday.  This model is beautifully finished and Orlando even painted the nose checkerboard and he explains the technique used in his article.  Happy Birthday David!!!

Thomas Brückelt has done an awesome job on his 1/48 Scratch built SubSonex JSX-2 Microjet.  He explains the process to scratchbuild his tiny jet in his article.  I love seeing this Microjet on ARC.  Excellent work Thomas.

naioh2 – FC Saran S. joins us from Thailand with the most colorful Cobra I have seen.  This is the 1/48 Revell AH-1F Cobra : The Flying Bulls finished in a Red Bull paint scheme, which is very cool to see.  The full story is told in his article.

Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool  is the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold.  This is the Revolutionary 5 Speed – Most features of any Photo Etch Bending Tool Ever.   


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


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


Friday,  Apr 9  2021 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

One of my computer monitors died and I missed a few updates while I got a new monitor.

Mark L. Rossmann starts today with another of his articles rich with history  This is his 1/48 Minicraft / Hasegawa Ki-27.  Mark captured the look of this fighter very well and his article has great background and history on the Ki-27.

Mack Main is here with a very different armor model.  This is his 1/76 Airfix M4A2 Sherman modified as a tank target in a firing range.  Enjoy the photos, this is a very cool model.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Japanese Type 99 20mm Mark 2 gun barrels from MasterThis detail set is designed for all model kits in 1/48 scale.


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


Tuesday,  Apr 6  2021
No update today.

Monday,  Apr 5  2021
Alex Grivonev starts your week with his excellent looking 1/72 Revell P-47M ThunderboltAlex added full weathering to his attractive Jug along with noseart.

Tim Wrobel has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Tamiya F-14A.  Tim added extra details such as Bomb graffiti and markings from different decal manufacturers.   His finished tomcat is a treat to see, so enjoy his many photos.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is for rings, loops, grab handles and more.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the SkunkModel, Revell, Kinetic kit.


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


Sunday,  Apr 4  2021 

Senegal Independence Day


Friday,  Apr 2  2021 

Falklands War Anniversary

Fernando Pérez joins us for the first time today with his heavily weathered 1/48 Hasegawa A-4C Skyhawk.  Fernando finished his Skyhawk in Argentinean markings.  Impressive weathering Fernando, welcome to ARC!!!

Angelo Picardo has put some top notch effort into his 1/48 Special Hobby Fairey Barracuda.  Angelo gave his Barracuda crew figures and torpedo and a flawless weathering job.  Beautiful work Angelo.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-130H 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.


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


Thursday,  Apr 1  2021 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

Predrag Đurđević is on ARC for the first time today with his excellent 1/72 Italeri Ju-52/3 m.  Predrag gave his Ju-52 winter camo and skiis and a wonderful weathering job.  Welcome to ARC Predrag!!! 

Juergen Guenther joins us with his first model on ARC today.  This is Juergen's 1/32 Monogram Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer finished as an Israeli bird with subtle weathering. Beautiful work Juergen.  Welcome to ARC!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F 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 1/32 D-704 Buddy Pod - Aerial Refueling Store from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis pod was used on the A-1 Skyraider, A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, A-7 Corsair ll and possibly the F/A-18 Hornet.


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


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