Homepage Text - February 2005

Monday,  Feb 28  2005       

There was a mix up on Friday's update that I eventually sorted out.  I'll re-post part 8 of the On line build of 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ Fighting Falcon by Steve Bridges incase you missed this part on Friday.


Steve Bridges is here with part 9 of his On line build of 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ Fighting Falcon....this part is called "The Paint Barn"


Nissim Tzukduian joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya A-1H Skyraider.  This is a very impressively weathered Skyraider, which is further detailed with a resin cockpit set.  Amazing. 


Don Manning is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G.  Don did a large amount of work on his F-4G and added a variety of aftermarket sets to improve the details on his very well done Phantom.


Joel Alcantar joins us from Mexico with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Dewoitine D520 finished off in French markings.  Welcome to ARC Joel!!! 


Evgenij Dedigurov is here with his 1/72 Kora models Tsybin NM-1This is a resin kit and I enjoyed looking at the design and look of this aircraft.  Evgenij did his usual excellent job on the bare metal finish. 


Steve "BARAK" Dzurek joins us with his very attractive bare metal finish 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D.  Steve chose to finish his Mustang in Canadian markings.  


I have a review of the 1/48 F-5A Canopy and wheel hub Painting Masks from Black Magic Painting Masks.


I have a review of the 1/32 F-16C Big Mouth Big Mouths   Block 50 Part 1  decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  If you like Tiger markings....check out this decal sheet.

Sunday,  Feb 27  2005   Dominican Republic Independence Day 

Alberto Robledo begins this special update with his 1/48 Tamiya P51-D.  Alberto finished his mustang in a great looking jungle camo with Dominican Airforce markings.


Raymond Utter is here with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Su-27 (-37) in German markings.  It's good to see this advanced jet in Luftwaffe markings......well done Raymond!!

Saturday,  Feb 26  2005           Kuwait Liberation Day (1991)  

Bill Lachance begins today with his highly detailed 1/48 Pro Modeler Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4.  Good grief Bill....excellent work on this one. 


Darren McGuinness has dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-18C Hornet.  Darren chose to finish his beautifully done F-18 in the All American Bug-VFA-146 markings. 


Vince Tassone is here with  his 1/48 Hasegawa Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow).  This is one of the Finnish Fiats which Vince built more of less out of the box and finished this great looking Fiat with a rather complicated camo scheme.


Fernando Borges is here with his 1/72 Tamiya F-84 Thunderjet.  Fernando's Thunderjet is finished in Portuguese markings....so he calls it Thunderjet of the cross of Christ.  It's good to see a Portuguese jet. 


Emad.F.Tabsh is here with a preview of the new 1/48 Aires F/A-18 Hornet SetThis is Aires product # 4236. 

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Friday,  Feb 25  2005            Kuwait National Day (1961)  

Steve Bridges begins today with part 8 of his Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon online build.  Today Steve covers steps 46-53


Gary Crocker is back with another of his brush paint gems.  This is Gary's 1/48 Finemolds A5M Claude with a very weathered and tired looking paint job. 


Charles Wong is here with his first model article on ARC.  This is Charles's wqell done 1/72 Hasegawa  EA-6B Prowler in  High-Visibility markings.  Looking good Charles!!!  


Scotty Diamond is here with his first model on ARC.  This is Scotty's 1/48 Academy I-16 Type 18 that he added some gentle weathering to complete the look.  Welcome to ARC Scotty!!!   


Rick Reinbott joins us with his 1/72 Monogram F-4C/D in the markings for Captain Richard “Steve” Ritchie.  And Rick picked up this kit for $1 and turned it into a fine looking model of this famous ace.


Gianmaria Corona joins us with his 1/48 Academy P 47 N complete with a great looking bare metal finish with outstanding sexy nose art.  Beautiful job Gianmaria. 

Thursday,  Feb 24  2005                  Estonia National Day   

John Snell begins today's update with his 1/48 Academy F-16 FSW.  The F-16 is an attractive jet....but the forward swept wings really gives this jet a new look.  John put some very good effort into this one.


Bobby McElroy is here with something a bit different.  This is his 1/5 Verlinden Figure Master of the Sky that he calls "Sea Eagle”.   Bobby goes into some detail about what is involved in building a this figure. 


Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Rafi's 1/48 Dragon Me 262B-1aU/1.  Rafi did this kit justice.....it's not the easiest kit to build.  Welcome to ARC Rafi. 


Kairasp Daruwala is here from Pakistan with his 1/48 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk1This is a RAF battle of Britain Hurricane.  Well done Kairasp....I liked the smiley at the end of your article. 


Jeff Fuerte is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Jeff's big 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat.  Jeff finished his F-14 in markings for  VF-31 Tomcatters.  No doubt about it.....the F-14 looks fast with the wings swept.  Welcome to ARC Jeff.  


Vladimír Žucha is here with his first article on ARC.  this is Vladimir's 1/48 Airfix / Academy Supermarine Spitfire Mk.21 that he had to combine parts from 2 kits to get the excellent looking Spitfire he wanted.  Welcome to ARC Vladimir. 


I have a review of the new 1/32 F4U-4 Corsair Canopy Painting Masks from Black Magic Painting Masks.


I have a Preview of the new 1/48F-16C Big Mouth Block 40 Part 1 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet has two F-16's with Wolf artwork and one F-16 with Tiger artwork.


I have a review of the new 1/72 Ki-61 and Type 97 Figther of 244th Sentai decal sheet Part 2 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This sheet features 8 different aircraft.


I have a review of the new 1/24 Hurricane Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.

Wednesday,  Feb 23  2005   Brunei National Day    Guyana National Day  

Ed Fuquay has finished his big 1/24 Trumpeter Spitfire Mk Vb and he's here today with part 2 of his article.  This big kit sure does leave room for detailing as Ed has found out.


EJ DeVivo is here with his big 1/32 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat converted to an F-14D Bombcat.  EJ has done up quite the impressive article to go along with his big Tomcat. 


Konley Kelley is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa B-17G done up in "A Bit O' Lace" markings from decals he did himself.  Then his B-17 was put into a realistic in-flight battle scene.  Good one Konley....I can almost image the sound of gunfire.


Steve Bridges is back today with part 7 of his online build of Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon .  Today Steve cover steps 39-45....which includes the instrument panel and more. 


AEX has done a splendid job on his 1/72 Hasegawa Polikarpov I-16 Type 24  in winter camo.  This is from the "U.S.S.R." Lake Ladoga area, 4 I.A.P., winter 1940-1941.  I love the way the temporary winter camo is wearing away. 


Graham Tarran dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his beautifully done bare metal 1/48 Airfix/Flightpath English Electric Lightning F3.  Graham used some detail goodies to improve his model.   


I have a Preview of the new 1/32F-16C  Big Mouth Vipers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


I have a review of the new 1/32 Bf-109G-10/Bf-109K-4 Canopy/Wheel Hub Painting Masks from Black Magic Painting Masks.


I have a Preview of the new 1/72 CAF Dash 8 Gonzo Nav Trainer decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.

Tuesday,  Feb 22  2005         

Laurent Boildieu has dropped by with his 1/48 Revell Fw 190D-11.  This is one of the special airfield protection fighters that Laurent built straight out of the box.   


Pete Morgan  is here with his operationally dirty 1/72 Revell Tornado GR1.  Pete has an excellent idea on how to weather Tornadoes as you will see in his pictures.  Nice one Pete!!! 


Bill Cleary is here with his first article on ARC called My Three Funs.  This article includes a 1/72 Hawker Fury, D500 and Siskin complete with display bases and very nice detail and finishing.  Welcome to ARC Bill!!!


David Smigielski has been busy having fun building his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16CJ in Polish F-16 markings.  It will be interesting to see the Polish Air force F-16's when they go into service.


Polly Singh is here with his historical article called Jumbo's Typhoon.  This features his 1/48 Monogram Typhoon IB converted to an FR Mk IB complete with Historical background about the Indian pilot that flew this aircraft.


Olivier "Red Dog" Beaumont is here with his 1/1 Aces II seat reproduction.  And Olivier has provided in-progress photos so you can build your own ejection seat.  Simply impressive....WOW!!!


I have a review of the new 1/32 P-40B/C Canopy Painting Masks from Black Magic Painting Masks.  If you hate masking canopies....then these are the answer.


I have a preview of the new 1/32US Air-To Air Missle Markings decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a review of the new 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Pt. 2 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This sheet gives you markings for 3 different US P-47's.


I have a review of the new 1/48 RNZAF TA-4K 50 Years  Anniversary Special 1987 Golden Scooter decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  This sheet features one very Special New Zealand A-4.

Monday,  Feb 21  2005             Ken Middleton's Birthday 

Jeff Pabotoy starts our week his first article on ARC.  This very involved project is Jeff's 1/48 Tamiya FW 190/V1 Mistel with his scratch built trolley.  These Mistels are a delicate project to build.  Excellent work Jeff...welcome to ARC!!! 


Deun Yu is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15C Eagle.   Deun added a variety of scratchbuilt cockpit detail to improve the kit ccokpit and he's included some good in-flight photos. 


Yvan Vansteenkiste is here with 1/35 Trumpeter MIL MI 24 Hind in Tiger markings.  The camo for the Tiger stripes were airbrushed with out masking......which is impressive to get such good results.


Dimosthenis Chouliaras is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16CJ Block 50 that he converted to F-16CG Block 40 of 31 FW (Aviano) with very well done in-flight photos.  Welcome to ARC Dimosthenis!!!  


Lucien Bosonnet is here with a beautifully done 1/72 Hasegawa B-25J Mitchell.  The bare metal finish came out very well complete with exhaust stains and sexy noseart. 


I have a review of the new 1/32 resin P-40B/Hawk 81 Cockpit from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This includes all the detail you'd want and corrects the shortcomings of the kit cockpit. 


I have a Preview of the new 1/32 F-16C Big Mouth Block 40 Part 3 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet includes 2 jets with Wolf markings.


I have a review of the new 1/48 CAF CF-18 - 80 Years RCAF/CAF Special decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.  Yet another attractive CF-18.

Sunday,  Feb 20  2005       

Haik Martirossian starts today with his 1/144 Revell A-310.  This particular airliner doesn't have lights like his other airliners, but it is good to see it on ARC.  


Nissim Tzukduian is here today with an Israeli 1/35 Academy Magach 6B "GAL".  Now I don't usually have armour models on ARC....due to the outcry among the villagers with the pitchforks and torches.....but every so often a tiny bit of variety is good. 

Saturday,  Feb 19  2005         
Problems with ARC Home Page and Discussion Forums
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Dave Fletcher starts today with his 1':12" Scale Scratchbuilt Volmer.  No doubt about it....this is an amazing feat to build one of these and have it fly successfully. 


Bernard Claude is here with his 1/48 Airfix (Esci) Saab Viggen.  Bernard paid close attention to detail on his Viggen. 

Friday,  Feb 18  2005           Gambia  Independence Day   

Andy Gudbergsson is a regular here on the ARC Forums and today he dropped by the ARC Corporate offices to show off his 1/72 Revell G-91 Gina.  No doubt about it....this is one cool looking Tiger Meet aircraft. 


Jorge Bonilla has been very busy in Mexico building his 1/48 Hasegawa Ju-87 R2.  He didn't include too much detail about his Stuka......but the pictures will impress you all the same. 


Eric Bade has dropped by with his 1/72 Hasegawa – Mirage F1CT.  Eric put much effort into detailing his Mirage.....including stretched sprue in the landing gear bays....remember this is 1/72 ....yikes!!!  Eric then finished his Mirage in French Air Force markings. 


Victor Gutierrez joins us from Mexico with his pair of 1/72 Lodela AT-6.  Victor chose to finish his At-6's in Mexican markings, creating quite the attractive addition to his display case.    


Nick Monopoli is here with one of the most famous aircraft on the planet.  This is Nick's 1/48 Hasegawa Blue Angel which he built for a pilot.....a very lucky pilot in my opinion. 


Bill Lachance has today's last model.  This is Bill's 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon fully details with a extensive Jaguar set and stunning cockpit painting.  Bill has kindly included in-progress photos of the cockpit detail. 


I have a Preview of the new 1/48 F-16C  Big Mouth Vipers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes F-16's from 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano AB in Italy and the 52nd Fighter wing at Spangdahlem AB in Germany.  


I have a review of the new 1/32 resin P-40B/Hawk 81 Cockpit set from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  Now you can replace the kit cockpit with this more accurate resin set.


I have a review of the new 1/48 Sea Harrier FA2 899 NAS 25 Years Anniversary Special decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  


I have a review of the new 1/48 resin Curtiss P-40F-N Flared Exhausts from Ultracast.  These resin parts are much more accurate than the kit parts.


I have a review of the new 1/24 P-51 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  These will be a hugely popular item......especially with modellers doing a bare metal finish P-51.

Thursday,  Feb 17  2005           Steve Filak's Birthday!!!  

Eric Yang joins us from Taiwan with his first article on aRC today.  This is Eric's 1/48 Tamiya P-51D finished off in 8th A.F. markings.  Eric chose to finish his P-51 in markings from 2 different Mustangs.....each side of the plan has markings of a different plane....an excellent idea.  Welcome to ARC Eric!!!   


Danny Braverman is here from Israel with his first article on ARC.  This is Danny's 1/48 Academy IAF F-15D finish to a very high level of detail in Israeli markings.  Welcome to ARC Danny!!! 


Laurent Boildieu joins us with his 1/72 Revell P-47D Thunderbolt.  This attractive Jug has some sexy noseart....but it's a bit hard to see.  Laurent did his usual excellent job on this one. 


Everett McEwan is here with Part1 of his In progress article about his 1/32 Academy F/A-18C Hornet.  I was quite impressed with his the cockpit turned out. 


Gary Crocker joins us again today with another of his brush painted wonders.  This is his 1/48 Aurora Gotha G-V in a very colourful paitn scheme. 


Miroslav Adamovic is back today.  This is his 1/48 Academy  MiG-21 PFM (L-14) done up in Yugoslavian markings.  Miroslav added a good selection of aftermarket goodies to his MiG to improve the detail.


I have a review of the new 1/48 F6F-3 Corrected Cowling from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This resin set will correct the shape inaccuracies on the Hasegawa kit.


I have a review of the re-release of the 1/48 US Air-To Air Missle Markings decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  These missile marking sheets are selling very fast.


I have a review of the new 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Pt. 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This decal sheet includes 3 US P-47's with noseart of some sort and even some with D-Day stripes.

Wednesday,  Feb 16  2005     Lithuania National Day   

Steve Bridges is here with Part. 6 of his On line build of Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon. Today Steve covers steps Steps 35-38


Hal Marshman is back with another of his beautifully done P-47's.  This is Hal's 1/72 Tamiya P-47 Razorback Thunderbolt


Randy Foo is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Randy's flawlessly done 1/200 Hasegawa Space Shuttle Discovery with Boosters.  Beautifully done Randy....welcome to ARC.   


Edison Franco has dropped by with his 1/48 Fujimi Bo105.  Edison finished his Bo 105 in the markings of Colombian Navy.  A very nice build with an equally great looking display base. 


Ricardo Cornejo Z. joins us today with his 1/48 OEZ Sukhoi Su-25 y Su-25UB.  There's two Su-25's in his article and both are beautifully painted and full of cockpit detail.  Ricardo includes plenty of info in his article as well. 


"Leonardo" has dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasegawa C.205V Veltro.  Leonardo used some aftermarket goodies to finish off his C.205V with very good results. 


I have a Preview of the new 1/48 F-16C Big Mouth Big Mouths   Block 40 Part 1 decal sheet from  Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet contains three F-16's with Sharks Mouths and history going back to the AVG Flying Tigers in China during WW2.


I have a review of the new 1/48 resin F6F-5 Corrected Cowling from Cutting Edge Modelworks This resin set will fix the incorrect shape of the Hasegawa F6F-5 engine cowling.


I have a review of the new 1/24 Bf-109 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


I have a review of the new 1/72 French Mirage D-Day 60th Anniversary Special 2004 decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.

Tuesday,  Feb 15  2005              Fall of Singapore  1942  

Leading Edge Models in Canada now offers direct sales of their decal sheets through their website if you do not have a retailer nearby that sells their decal sheets. 


Darren Colin Goh and Mike Yeo are here from Singapore on this special day with their 1/48 Tamiya Brewster B-339 Buffaloes.  Both of these buffaloes turned out very well. 


Darren Colin Goh is here from Singapore on this Special Day with his 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2 Zero.  Darren chipped the paint and weathered his Zero to give it a more realistic look.  


Mike Yeo from Singapore has sent in an inbox preview of the 1/48 Tamiya Brewster Buffalo with "Pacific Theater" markings.  


I have a review of the new 1/48 Republic of Singapore Air Force decal F-5S, RF-5S and F-5F Tiger II  sheet from Siam Scale.


QC Tan is here with his 1/72 Italeri Harrier GR. 7.  QC finished his Harrier in NATO Exercise markings.  This British Harrier is gently weathered and finished with a  sharks mouth.  


David Longhitano has dropped from Italy by with his 1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109G-14.  David did an outstanding job painting his 109.


Martin Morkowsky is here from Germany with his big 1/32 Tamiya Grumman F-14 A Tomcat.  Martin enjoyed building his F-14 and the finished model turned out very well.   


I have a Preview of the new 1/32 F-16C Big Mouth Big Mouths   Block 50 Part 1  decal sheet  from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes the F-16 that shot down a MiG-29.


I have a review of the new 1/48 B-24 National Insignia decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet provides the early versions of the US national insignias.


I have a review of the new 1/72 CAF CF-18 - 80 Years RCAF/CAF Special decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.

Monday,  Feb 14  2005                   Happy Valentines Day!!!
No update today......I've been deeply involved in classroom activities with my daughters due to Valentines Day and unable to get today's update completed.  Sorry everyone.

Sunday,  Feb 13  2005   

Leandro Maldonado begins today with his his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Italeri IAI Kfir C-2 in Israeli markings.  This beautifully done Kfir is Leandro's first model using an airbrush and it appears as if Leandro has quickly mastered airbrushing techniques.  Welcome to ARC Leandro!!!


Timothy Pham joins us with his 1/48 Monogram VNAF T-6 Texan diorama.  This is one very tired and weathered Texan.  Nice one Timothy!!!


Everett McEwan is here with a review of the 1/32 F/A-18A/C Hornet Exterior set from Black Box

Saturday,  Feb 12  2005   

Kay Koglin starts today with a first article on ARC.  This is Kay's 1/48 Tamiya He-219 done up with the very extensive Aires detail set.  Kay also did some amazing detail painting and subtle weathering.  Welcome to ARC Kay!!!


Peter Doll joins us also from Germany with his 1/48 Monogram McDonnell  RF-101C Recce-Voodoo.  Peter built this version with a detail set from C&H and then finished it off with one of his great looking bare metal finishes.  Nice one Peter.  

Friday,  Feb 11  2005     Iran  Anniversary of Victory of the Islamic Revolution  

LUCKYMODEL.COM have recently set up much lower worldwide shipping cost for airmail small packets (7 to 14 days) which will offer particular benefits Europe, USA, Canada, Australia customers.


Steve Bridges is here with Part 5  of his continuing On line build of Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon.  Today Steve covers Steps 27-34. 


Kairasp Daruwala has dropped by from Pakistan with his 1/48 Airfix Bf-109F.  It's always good to see these yellow nosed 109's.


John Morrey is here with his first article on ARC.  John did an outstanding job on his 1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning F6 and you'll be quite impressed by the weathering on it.  I like the sharks Mouth.  welcome to ARC John!!! 


Nissim Tzukduian is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 120mm Reheat  F-86 Pilot.  Nissim has some definate experience at painting figures and his F-86 pilot figure is a treat to see.  Welcome to ARC Nissim. 


Jojo B Cruz is here today with his 1/48 Italeri RAH-66 Comanche.  Jojo has provided some good insight into building his Comanche in it's attractive in-flight configuration.


John Gosselin is here with his first article on ARC.  John has sent in a  first rate Tools n Tips article explaining How to Make a Beat-Up Tarmac Display BaseThis article is very well done.   Welcome to ARC John!!!


I have a review of the new 1/32 Bf-109 G-10 decal sheet for the Type 100 and 110 cowl versions from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet features 3 different Luftwaffe Bf-109 G-10's.


I have a review of the new 1/100 Canadian Air Force Dassault "Falcon" CC-117 decal sheet from J-Bot Decals.  This sheet features a huge variety of Canadian Air Force CC-117s.


I have a review of the new 1/48 RAF Display Hawks decal sheet from Model Alliance GroupThis sheet features 2 different RAF Hawks.

Thursday,  Feb 10  2005      

Bill Lachance starts today with his impressively finished 1/48 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang.  Bill added some aftermarket goodies and did some detailing to improve the detail on his Mustang.  Quite the "stand out" checkerboard paint scheme. 


Charles Sickels is here with his first article on ARC.  this is his  flawlessly done inflight 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom II.  I loved the in-flight display stand.  Welcome to ARC Charles!!!


Jørn C. Jensen is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Fw-190D9 done up with an excellent paint job and some subtle weathering.  Welcome to ARC Jørn.  


Vladimir Begera is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his beautifully done 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18E Super Hornet.  Welcome to ARC Vladimir!!! 


I have a review of the new 1/48 B-24 National Insignia Late Versions decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks


I have a review of the new 1/72 Me-109 Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals This sheet features 4 different Bf-109's.


I have a review of the new 1/48 resin Supermarine Spitfire Seats from Ultracast.  


I have a review of the new 1/48 Bush War Hinds collection 1 decal sheet from Linden Hill Decals, featuring 16 different Hinds.

Wednesday,  Feb 9  2005                     Happy Lunar New Year!!!

Steve Bridges is back with part 4 of his On line build of 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ Fighting Falcon.  Today Steve covers Steps 23-26 which include landing gear.Jason Liang has dropped by with his 1/72 Academy Bf-109G-6.  Jason did a great job on this complicated camo pattern....especially when you consider it's the smaller 1/72 scale.


Ercument Sarikaya is back with his  F-4 Cardboard Model.  Yet another of his cardboard beauties. 


Chip Jean is here with his 1/72 Special Hobby FMA IA-58A Pucara.  This is quite the well done model. 


Gary Crocker is back today with his brush painted 1/48 Airfix E.E. Lightning F.6.  Check this one out......I'm keen to find out how Gary can brush paint models as well as airbrushed models. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 He-162 A-2 Volksjager decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.6 different jets are featured on this sheet....including 2 jets in British markings.


I have a review of the new 1/48 resin Canadian Hawker Hurricane Hamilton Standard Prop & Engine Face from Ultracast.  


I have a review of the new 1/32 Me-262 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


I have a review of the new 1/1000 Star Trek Romulan "Bird of Prey" from Star Trek TOS decal sheet from J-Bot Decals.  These are available in any scale you want.

Tuesday,  Feb 8  2005      

Leonardo starts today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109G-10.  This particular Me 109 is finished in Italian markings.  Leonardo did quite the nice job on the paint scheme and includes some history in his article.


Laurent Boildieu is here with his bare metal 1/72 Revell P-47D Thunederbolt.  Laurent chose to finish his Jug in the markings for "Big Ass Bird II".  Very colourful and beautifully done Laurent.


Pete Wenman is here with a fantastic Tools 'n' Tips article  all about Painting a 1/48 scale Pilot.  Well done Pete!!!


I have a review of the new 1/48 Me-262 Cross-Dressing Stormbirds decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet includes markings for 4 different Me-262's in US and RAF markings.


I have a review of the new 1/72 Focke Wulf 190 Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This sheet includes markings for 4 different Fw-190's.

Monday,  Feb 7  2005             Grenada Independence Day  

Steve Bridges is here with part 3 of his On line build of Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon.  Today Steve covers Steps 13-22.  Looking Good Steve. 


Roberto K. Masukawa is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/144 Revell E-2c Hawkeye and I had trouble believing this was 1/144 and not 1/72....the attention to detail is excellent.  Welcome to ARC Roberto!!! 


Karl W Branson has dropped by with his 1/72 Contrail BAC TSR-2.  Not only did Karl do a first rate job building this TSR-2....but he also built a great looking diorama base.


Victor Gutierrez is here with his for article on aRC.  This is Victor's 1/72 Italeri C-47.  Victor finished his nicely built C-47 in Mexican Air force markings.  Welcome to ARC Victor!!! 


I have a review of the new 1/32 A-10A Dual Rail Adapter (DRA) from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This will be a definate handy item if you're planning on building the big 1/32 A-10.


Alan Sim is here with a review of the new 1/48 Siam Scale F-16 50,000 hours Low Viz decal sheet.  This sheet should interest the F-16 builders. 


I have a review of the new 1/32 Bf-110 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


I have a review of the new 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire E Wing Cannons from Ultracast.

Sunday,  Feb 6  2005         New Zealand Waitangi Day    

Mike Aldridge is here from New Zealand to fire things up for Waitangi Day with his 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter.  Mike finished his Beaufighter in the markings for 488(NZ) Sqn.  Mike has provided some excellent insight into building this kit.


Albert Moser is the Master if in-flight model photo.  He's here today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J and he's included 7 of his amazing images.  He makes it all look so easy.  Darn fine looking F-4 model as well.


Rick Reinbott has been busy building the big 1/32 Revell Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8.  Rick of course made sure his big FW had the engine detailed and exposed.  A beautiful job on the model and Rick has provided plenty of info about building this big model. 

Saturday,  Feb 5  2005          San Marino      Santa Agata Day  

Marcus Poerner begins today with his first article on ARC.  This is Marcus's great looking 1/48 Revell B-26B Martin Marauder complete with D-Day stripes and chipped paint and weathering.  Welcome to ARC Marcus!!!  


Marlon Guevara is here with his 1/72 Academy A-37B that he finished off in Guatemalan Air Force markings.  It's always a special treat to see the aircraft in markings from around the world.


Bob Laskodi has sent in some photos and scans of the resin and instructions sheets for the 1/48 F-8E resin detail set from Aries

Friday,  Feb 4  2005       Sri Lanka Independence Day  
The thoughts of myself and all ARC'ers are with the people of Sri Lanka on this day.

Steve Bridges is back today with part 2 of his On line build of Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Fighting FalconToday Steve focuses on Steps 7-11, which mainly focus on the engines.  Remember.....Twobobs has decals for this big F-16.


Andrea De Tora is here with his first article on ARC.  This is quite the special model......it's a 1/72 Scratchbuilt Agusta A129 Mangusta.  I can only imagine the work needed to scratchbuild a model and have it look this good.  Welcome to ARC Andrea.


Jimmy Tai Tang is here with his first article on ARC.  this is Jimmy's 1/48 Tamiya F-15.  Jimmy built this Eagle many years ago, but it is a first class job and looks very good.  Welcome to ARC Jimmy!!! 


Murli Rajan is here with his 1/72 Academy Ju-87G-1 StukaThis one of the "bad-boy" anti-tank Ju-87's with the big underwing cannons.  Murli finished his with chipped paint and weathering.


Bill Spidle is here with some pics of a recent FAC Air Vessels Scale Model Contest.   It looks like it was an enjoyable show.


I have a review of the new 1/32 Bf-109 G-10 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks  Type 100 and 110 cowl versions.  Three 109's are featured on this sheet, including one with a blue and white checkerboard fuselage band.


I have a review of the new 1/48 Spitfire Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  This includes a full set of 1/48 Spitfire stencils.  


I have a review of the new 1/144 Canadian Air Force Dassault "Falcon" CC-117 decal sheet from J-Bot Decals.  If you like Canadian Air Force jets or airliner, then this sheet will interest you especially.

Thursday,  Feb 3  2005         

Andrew Holloway (kaysersoze) begins today with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D (razorback).  Andres detailed his P-47 and added chipped paint.  The noseart great and adds to the look of this well done P-47. 


Pavlov Anton is here with his kit bash two seater 1/72 A-Model and Skarabey MiG-9L.  I've never seen this aircraft in a 2 seat version and Pavlov's efforts on this model really paid off.   


Polly Singh is here with an article containing historical information for when he built his 1/48 Lindberg SE 5a.  Thanks for the article Polly......it's always interesting to read them. 


Konley Kelley is here with a revised image of his 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat 1/700 Hasegawa USS Essex & 1/700 Tamiya USS Cushing.  There's an extra ship in there now. 


Zenden Ng is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Tamiya Dassault Rafale C.  Good to see your Rafale Zenden.  Welcome to ARC. 


Andrew Holloway (kaysersoze) begins today with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D (razorback).  Andres detailed his P-47 and added chipped paint.  The noseart great and adds to the look of this well done P-47. 


Pavlov Anton is here with his kit bash two seater 1/72 A-Model and Skarabey MiG-9L.  I've never seen this aircraft in a 2 seat version and Pavlov's efforts on this model really paid off.   


Polly Singh is here with an article containing historical information for when he built his 1/48 Lindberg SE 5a.  Thanks for the article Polly......it's always interesting to read them. 


Konley Kelley is here with a revised image of his 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat 1/700 Hasegawa USS Essex & 1/700 Tamiya USS Cushing.  There's an extra ship in there now. 


Zenden Ng is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Tamiya Dassault Rafale C.  Good to see your Rafale Zenden.  Welcome to ARC. 


I have a review of the new 1/72 B-24 Liberated Chics Part 2 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This sheet features 2 different B-24's with noseart.


Re-release!!!  1/72 B-25 Mitchell's at War decal sheet from Albatros Modelworks. This popular sheet includes a selection of colourful camo paint schemes of 13 different planes including, Dragons, Tiger and nude nose art. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire C Wing Cannons from Ultracast


I have a review of the new 1/72 Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) MiG-29N Fulcum decal sheet from Scale Nutz.  You also get optional markings for the future Malaysian Su-30.

Wednesday,  Feb 2  2005         

Iwan Winarta begins today with his 1/72 Roden Albatros W.4 (early).  I have a fascination with flat planes and this model has got my interest up......I especially liked the way the simulated wood grain turned out.  Iwan describes his wood grain technique in his article. 


Everett McEwan is here with a big article on his 1/48th Hasegawa AV-8B Plus Harrier.  Everett goes into some nice detail about building his very well done Harrier. 


Leonardo has dropped by with his 1/48 Pacific Coast Models C.200 Saetta.  This is a multi-media kit and it looks quite nice when built up.  A unique looking and attractive paint scheme Leonardo. 


Niels Dol is here from the Netherlands with his first article on ARC.  this is his 1/72 Revell F-84F "Thunderstreak" in Dutch markings.  Great looking F-84 Niels.....welcome to ARC!!!  


I have a review of the new 1/72 B-24 Liberated Chics Part 1 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  Lots of sexy noseart on this one.


Re-release!!! 1/72 and 1/48 Exotic Stars decal sheet (48-006 and 72-006) from Albatros Modelworks.  A selection of 20 different F-104's from 5 different Air forces with nose art and a variety of paint schemes from natural metal to SEA Camo and more. 


Ken Duffey is here with his first article on ARC.  This is a preview of some upcoming 1/72 Russian Weapons sets.  These sets are made by Ru.Modelism in Russia.  Ken will have further reviews in the future.  Welcome to ARC Ken!!!


I have a review of the new 1/32 Bf-109 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  These stencils are a very interesting option for your next 109.  


Tuesday,  Feb 1  2005   

John Reid begins today's update with his first article on ARC.  This is John's amazing 1/16 Albatross Diorama.  John sent in a helpfully informative article about this massive build.  You will be stunned by John's attention to detail in his diorama.  Welcome to ARC John!!!


Ken Middleton dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15C.  Ken finished up his F-15 for the 43rd Fighter Squadron Group Build.  A fine Eagle and Ken included a pic of the model in it's shipping box. 


Laurent Boildieu joins us today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-44.  This particular fighter was used as a bomber interceptor against the Allied bombers during WW2.  The bare metal finish and overall markings etc set this off as a very attractive and well done model. 


Yuval Kizner is here with his 1/32 Trumpeter Mig-19 (Ft-6).  Yuval built this stunning beauty straight out of the box and did a very skillful job finishing off the paint scheme and markings.


I have a review of the new 1/72 B-26 Maurauding Babes Part 1 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  More sexy nose art!!!


Re-release!!! The very popular 1/48 and 1/72   A-37B Dragonfly decal sheets (48-007 and 72-007) are being re-released by Albatros.  These include a collection of colourful camo paint schemes from 12 different airforces.......some include "Sharks Mouth".  Get them while you can. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire B Wing Cannons from UltracastAnother fine product from Ultracast.


I have a review of the new 1/48 Me-262 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  Now I have a reason to finish one of my Me-262's.....I love these dry transfer stencils.