Homepage Text - December 2006

Sunday,   Dec 31  2006 

Tigre del Aire joins us with his 1/72 Matchbox Fiat G.91Y.   Tigre del Aire  did quite a bit of extra work on his model and made a runway display base for it with figures.

José Carlos Simón has been busy adding details to his very sharp looking 1/32 Tamiya F-4EJ Phantom JASDF.  José added scratchbuilt details and aftermarket details to his F-4 and then finished it in Japanese markings with weathering.   

Chee Hong Wong joins us with his 1/72 ACE RA-5C Vigilante.  This isn't the best kit but Chee Hong stuck with it and turned out a very nice Vigilante.  

Saturday,   Dec 30  2006 

Paul Fernandez has done a first class job building, finishing and weathering his 1/72 Hasegawa F-4.  Although this kit is built mostly out of the box, Paul gave it a fantastic finish.   

Thierry Jacques is here with his very well done 1/72 HobbyBoss P47D.   Thierry used aftermarket decals and built his P-47 mostly out of the box in French markings.

Dave is here with his first article on ARC today.  He had quite the time building his 1/144 Revell Germany Concorde.  The finished model came out looking great......but not without plenty of effort by Dave.   

Tim Groombridge has dropped by the ARC Corporate in the UK with his 1/48 Revell Sopwith Camel.  Tim built his Sopwith mostly out of the box and I do agree with him this was one of the more impressive planes flown by the British side during WW1.   

Aaron C. Rhodes has done a great job on his 1/48 Monogram A-10 Warthog.   Aaron used plenty of aftermarket items on his A-10 including decals from Twobobs as well as a resin cockpit. 

Friday,   Dec 29  2006
We returned late Thursday night from a  2 day - 2 city trip to visit relatives on both sides of the family.  We had plenty of good laughs and many good meals as we caught up on the latest news with our family.  It was a very enjoyable trip and we wish we could have stayed longer.

Armin Knes has done an outstanding job building and detailing his 1/48 Italeri Mikojan-Gurewitsch MiG-23MF.  Armin put plenty of extra effort improving his MiG-23MF to make it more realistic. 

Rafi Ben-Shahar has built the 1/48 Eduard Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8.  And although Rafi found the kit less fun to build than most kit....he did manage to turn out a great looking Fw-190 up to his usual high standards.   

Oishi stopped by the ARC Corporate offices in Thailand with his 1/32 Hasegawa F-5E Aggressor.  Wow....this F-5 is quite the beauty to see.   

Simon Lewis stopped by today with a sharp looking 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter Mk 21.  Any parents will enjoy reading Simon's article and his gift for understatement.  Looks great Simon.   

Alfonso Barajas joins us from sunny Mexico with his 1/48 Classic Airframes De Havilland Vampire.  This beauty was finished in RCAF markings.....a favourite of mine :-) and Alfonso found it to be a very nice kit to build.

Tuesday,   Dec 26  2006

  Slovenia Independence Day  

Christmas went very well at the Bamford home.  Our kids had a grand time and my wife and I have some great memories, although they are slightly clouded by too little sleep as the result of two very excited little girls waking up early on Christmas morning.

I'll be taking a couple of days off from updates to spend time with extended family members on both sides.

Thomas Choy is here with a special Christmas aircraft featuring Twobobs decals.  This is Thomas's 1/72 Hasegawa S-3B Viking "Santa Tracker" done up in one of the more amusing paint schemes.  

Tim Groombridge has put plenty of effort in building his 1/72 Revell Chinook HC3.  Tim finished his good looking Chinook in RAF markings.  

Rafi Ben-Shahar has done a conversion to create his  1/48 Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a.  Rafi explains the conversion in his article.....nice one Rafi.   

Dennis Cermak joins us from Michigan with his 1/72 Testors C-119 that he finished in Michigan ANG markings.  Wow.....Dennis put a pile of effort into the paint scheme on this one.   

Anthony Stobbart has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Hasewaga Greek F-16C Block 30.  This beauty was finished with Zotz Decals

Monday,   Dec 25  2006

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I would like to extend my very warmest Christmas wishes to everyone on our little planet.....especially military members far from family serving overseas.

Nick Walton is here with today's only article.  This is Nick's 1/72 Pro-Modeler Spitfire in a Christmas diorama.  Peace on Earth. 

Sunday,   Dec 24  2006 

  Serbian Air Force Day  

It is a holiday tradition here on ARC to speculate what vehicles Santa will use to deliver presents on Christmas Eve.  Alvis 3.1 is here today to present 3 of Santa's toy delivery vehicles.
To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website 


Alvis 3.1 begins with his answer to the question....What Santa Will Fly: 2468.  Any Star Trek fans out there.....this article will make you grin.  

Alvis 3.1's second model tells about the  Tales from Area 51*.   Alvis 3.1 reveals for the first time to real truth behind Roswell....

Alvis 3.1 reveals reveals the answer to What Santa Will Fly: 2006.  I won't tell you too much about this model....read Alvis 3.1's story to learn the amusing truth.   

Friday,   Dec 22  2006 

Elton Zhu has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Italeri F-18F.   The weathering has to be seen.....excellently done.  

Jason Cooper has put quite a bit of effort into his sharp looking 1/48 Tamiya Me109 E3.   Jason has turned out a flawless 109.

Alexandre Studer has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his  1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000C.  This is quite the paint scheme.   

James Griffiths has been busy getting the details right on his 1/720 Italeri USS Constellation (CV-64).   Outstanding job James.  

Thursday,   Dec 21  2006 

Dan Greening begins today with his special 1/72 Avro Vulcan B2.  Dan calls his diorama "Scrap Metal"  of a Vulcan bomber being scrapped.  Wow Dan did a brilliant job on this one as he added plenty of scratchbuilt detail.    

Warren Osborne has done a lovely job building and weathering his 1/72 Italeri ACH-47.  I love the way the weathering turn on on Warren's Chinook. 

Trevor Murphy "thundervett" has done an outstanding job building and detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G "ZELL".   This Starfighter in-flight diorama has a ZELL rocket being launched.  Very well done Trevor.

Rafi Ben-Shahar has done an outstanding job building and finishing his1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1 Tarpon I.   Yet another beauty from Rafi.

Damien Nott has a selection of photos from the Red Bull Air Race in Australia.   

Wednesday,   Dec 20  2006 

No update today.....I've been dealing with some items in my own life that have been taking much more of my time than I expected.

Tuesday,   Dec 19  2006 
Cutting Edge has some exciting news about their new  Signature Series resin Seamless Intakes  Click here for all the details and photos ;
--1/32 Academy F/A-18C & F/A-18D
--1/48 Monogram/Revell A-6/EA-6A/EA-6B
--1/48 Hasegawa F-8 Crusader (all variants)

--1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle

Angel Mesa begins today with a flawlessly done 1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II Plus.  Angel finished this fantastic Harrier with weathering and Spanish markings.  

John M Rosie is here with his  first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Esci-Ertl Mil Mi-24 Hind D.  Wow you've got to read Jphn's artiocle to see the level of effort and scratchbuilt detail he added to his Hind.  Welcome to ARC John!!!   

Carlos "Cachito" Nacer joins us from Ecuador for the first time on ARC today with his 1/72 Tamiya F-84G Thunderjet.  This is a lovely kit and Carlos turned it into a first class F-84G model.  Welcome to ARC Carlos!!!  

Carmel John Attard joins us from Malta with two of his 1/72 beauties.  This is his 1/72 Airmodel VFW614 & 1/72 Airmodel Pembroke.  Very nice as always Carmel.    

Ernesto "Tu-22m3" Molina has some photos from the recent XXIV Contest La Silla Club de Modelismo, Monterrey Mexico 2006.   This Ernesto's first article on ARC and he also includes members at the show dressed in Afrika Korps uniforms with a BMW motorbike with sidecar.  Welcome ot ARC Ernesto!!!

Monday,   Dec 18  2006

Niger - Proclamation of the Republic

I've  created a new ARC Forum for ARC'ers attending the 2007 IPMS/USA National Convention in Oranage County, California.  It is going to be one heck of a show and this forum will permit ARC'ers to discuss all aspects of the convention.  Special thanks to the 2007 IPMS/USA National Convention staff for putting on this event: Nat Richards, James Woody, Mike Bradley, Steve Munroe, Pete Hiatt, Tony Avalos, Brian Casteel, Terry Huber, Lindy Woody and Reed West.

Oishi starts today with his beautifully done 1/32 Hasegawa F-5E Aggressor.  These Aggressor aircraft are some of the most interesting camo schemes used by US forces.  This particular model uses decals from Twobobs 

Rick Reinbott has put quite a bit of effort into his attractive 1/72 Academy Hawker Typhoon 1B.  If you're planning on building a Typhoon, you'll find Rick's article VERY helpful.   Nice job Rick.

Hal Marshman, Sr. has done his usual highly quality job on his 1/48 Hasegawa RF-86F.  Read Hal's comments about building his German Sabre.  

Zafer Yilmaz is here with his nicely done 1/72 Italeri MH 53 J.  This particular Pavelow in finished as a chopper used by the special forces in the Gulf War.  

I have a review of the new 1/72 resin Boulton Paul P.120 model kit from Pro Resin.  If you like British aircraft or rpotypes or delta winged aircraft.....you'll want to have a look at this kit.  

Sunday,   Dec 17  2006

  Bhutan National Day  

Sacha Columberg has done a lovely job building his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109F-2.  It is built out of the box and put on a very convincing diorama base.  Very nice Sacha.  

Artur Oslizlo joins us from Poland with his 1/48 KP Su-22M4.  Although the KP is not the best kit, Artur did some scratchbuilding and added aftermarket resin and photo etch to make a great looking Su-22M4 model.   

Saturday,   Dec 16  2006 

  Happy Hanukkah - the Festival of Lights  

Bahrain National Day        Kazakhstan National Day

Today is the first day of Hanukkah.  Hanukkah is very special Jewish holiday that includes traditions such as eating foods fried in oil, giving gifts to children, parties and festive events.  It is a time for family and friends to draw close and share special memories.  The highlight of this 8 day festival is the lighting of a candle on the "menorah" or a "hanukkiah" each day during the 8 days of Hanukkah to remember the victory by the Maccabees (led by Judah) over the Hellenistic Syrians in a revolt that took place around 165 BCE.  The victory in itself was considered a miracle, but once the Temple Mount in Jerusalem had been reclaimed, the Temple had to be rededicated. According to legend, only one jar of sacramental oil was found, enough for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, thus the eight days of Hanukkah.  
I'd like to wish all our Jewish ARC'ers a very happy Hanukkah!!!    Steve B

Shawn Phantom Weiler is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4C or CVW-8 part 10.  Shawn built his Skyhawk in the markings for CVW-8 and also includes 2 of his other Skyhawks in his article.  Nice one Shawn. 

Armin Knes dropped by the Austrian ARC Cprporate offices with his very eye catching 1/48 Revell Mil Mi-24D.  Armin built his sharp looking Hind mostly out of the box with the exception of opening the cargo door. 

Friday,   Dec 15  2006 
We've got another even more powerful windstorm with 100kmph - 60mph winds.  This storm should hit in a few hours and I fully expect power outages in our neighbourhood with all the trees.  We usually get one of these storms every few years.....this is the third one in 7 days.  

Laurent “Angus” Beauvais is here with something very special and unusual.  This is his Virtual 1/24th D520

Freddy Pedrique has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16A.  This attractive F-16 was finished in Venezuelan national markings.

Tim Groombridge is here with his nicely done 1/72 Matchbox AH1 Cobra.  Tim finished his Cobra in USMC markings.  

Denis Boban has dropped by with his 1/48 Academy MIG 21 bis D HRZ.  Denis did quite a bit of work to get t he details correct and even added some aftermarket parts before a multi colored camo pattern and weathering were applied.  Markings are for the Croatian air force.

Thursday,   Dec 14  2006 
I come down with a nasty cold.  My energy level is slightly above zero.

John A Thomas is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/48 Hobbycraft A-4C with some aftermarket goodies to improve the details.  John explains the special connection this A-4 has with the famous 13 day in October 1962.

Pavel S. Maksimov joins us with his very nicely done1/35 Academy Sikorsky UH-60L.  Pavel is currently building a MH-60 and is in need of detail photos.....read his article for the full details.   

Fausto Muto has done a beautiful job building his 1/72 Zvezda MiG-21PFV.   Looking good Fausto.

Renato NIGHTRIDER Torin Junior. has been busy building and detailing his 1/48 EMBRAER T- 27 Tucano GIIC - Resin Kit.   Renato added extra detail to his trainer aircraft.

Wednesday,   Dec 13  2006

  Saint Lucia Independence Day  

We had a coastal wind storm blow in last night with 80kmph - 50mph winds.  As luck would have it....the winds knocked out power to our neighbourhood while I was putting together today's update....hence the very small late update.

SnJ Spray Metal Finishes will soon be available from a distributor in Europe.......click here or the image to the right to learn more.

Tuesday,   Dec 12  2006

  Kenya Independence Day  

John McCormick went above and beyond in making his 1/32 Revell/Monogram F-4G.  John put a gigantic amount of effort and aftermarket items into this project.  He goes into very helpful detail in his articles and provides lovely photos of his Phantom.   

Malcolm Reid is here with a stunner.  This is his 1/35 Academy OH-58D Kiowa.  Malcolm enhanced critical areas in his model to bring it to life with extra detail and an impressive paint job.   

Jorge Bonilla is here with some in-progress photos of his 1/48 Tamiya Me-262 clear edition.  This will be a beauty when it's done.  

Stéphane Colin has done a beautiful job building his 1/72 Fine Molds Yokosuka R3Y2 Keiun.   Stéphane added details to improve the look of his model.  

It’s An Aluminum Christmas! Hawkeye’s Hobbies LLC is having an SnJ Spray Metal Finishes sale until Dec 21 2006.  Check it out and buy yourself some SnJ for Christmas.

Monday,   Dec 11  2006 

Warren Osborne joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking   1/72 Airfix Seaking.  Warren added extra detail to most areas of his Seaking and finished it off in the colourful German markings.  

Travis Chalmers has stopped by today with his 1/72 Italeri B-26K Counter Invader.  Travis took on the big job of Converting it to an Airspray Tanker and Travis tells all about it in his article.  


Ben "Zebra" Mears is here with his  first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/32 Academy F-16CJ.  Ben has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his F-16 as you'll see in his article and photos.   

Yufei Mao is here with another of his beauties.  This is his 1/72 KP MiG-17PF.  Yufei did extra work to get the details right on his MiG.  

I have a review of the  Roundels Of The World Part 5 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet includes 1/72 1/48, 1/32 all on one sheet.   

Here's a preview of the new 1/48 & 1/72 CAF Golden Centennaires decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.   

Sunday,   Dec 10  2006

  Constitution Day in Thailand  

  Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse  

Eric Salazar starts today's update off with his 1/48 Revellogram F-14D.  Eric added a variety of aftermarket items including decals for the Grim Reaper and finished his Tomcat off with careful weathering. 

Shawn Phantom Weiler joins us today with his 1/48 Tamiya Mitsubishi Isshikirikko Type 11 (Betty).  Shawn built this one mostly out of the box with very nice results as you'll see in his photos.   

Saturday,   Dec 9  2006 

Suresh Patel begins today with his well done 1/48 Academy Sukhoi SU-30 MkI.  Suresh did quite a bit of extra work on his Su-30 to improve the detail of his model.

Mark Stanton is here from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with a rare little aircraft.  This is his 1/48 Pegasus Supermarine Seafang and also his first article on ARC.  Nicely done Mark....welcome to ARC!!! 

Friday,   Dec 8  2006 
I'm pleased to welcome a new sponsor to ARC.  They are called Airshow Traveler Magazine.  
Airshow Traveler magazine spans the country to bring you the best photo spreads and reviews of US airshows. They also cover aviation museums, military patches, and aircraft from airshows past.  
Other items for sale on their website include airshow photos, calendars, and greeting cards.  They bring the airshow experience to your home every month.

Charles Leung begins has done a great job building his 1/72 Italeri Wessex HAS 3.  This particular Wessex is in the bright yellow and blue markings of the Royal Navy.  

Shawn Phantom Weiler joins us with some fine looking Various 1/48 F-15s.  Nice ones Shawn.  

David Upp has been very busy building and detailing his sharp looking 1/72 Hasegawa P-51David added photo etch detaisl to his little Mustang as well as support vehicles and figures to complete the scene.

Dan McWilliams is here to honour his Dad with his 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104.  This is a fine looking CF-104 and I look forward to seeing more of Dan's models on ARC.

I have a review of the  1/48 and 1/72 ACH-47A Chinook decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet features 4 Chinook gunships with noseart.

Ugo Crisponi is here with a product announcement of the new Italian Naval Aviation's 50th Anniversary 1956 - 2006 print from AVIATIONGRAPHIC.COM

Thursday,   Dec 7  2006

  Pearl Harbor Anniversary 2006  

Bill Lachance begins this special update with his 1/48 Hasegawa Nakajima B5N Kate.   This particular plane was one that was part of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7 1941.  Bill did it up in his usual very high level of quality.

Alfredo García is here with a very historically significant 1/48 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate.  This is a model of the actually plane that sank the USS Arizona in Dec 7th 1941.  Alfredo tells the story of building his Kate in his article.

Graham T has been very busy adding detail to his  1/48 Italeri Tornado GR4A.  Graham added quite a few resin items to his Tornado and finished it off in Anniversary markings. 

Alberto Borzellino joins us with his beautifully done1/48 Monogram RF-101B Recce Voodoo.  Alberto added a resin cockpit and made his own decals to complete his Voodoo.  

Here is a selection of Pearl Harbor Photos.

Wednesday,   Dec 6  2006 

  Finland Independence Day  

Ercan Karakas starts today with some photos from the Istanbul Aviation Museum plastic model aircraft society 20th annual contest.   

Yves Allewaert joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking   1/48 Hasegawa F-16A.  Yves added some resin and photo etch details to his F-16 and finished it off with weathering.  Welcome to ARC Yves!!!.  

Cristian Troncoso Polloni has done a lovely job on his 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109E4.  Cristian added extra detail to his BOB 109 and finished it in the markings of one of the famous Luftwaffe pilots from the battle.   

Sam Chia has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 KP Sukhoi Su-17 M4.   Sam added the Cutting Edge cockpit set and burner can and aftermarket decals to improve the detail and look of his Su-17.

Jure Olaj a.k.a Phoinix has done very well on his 1/72 Italeri Agusta Westland HMA.1 Merlin.  Jure added some photo etch details to complete the detailing on his chopper.  

I have a review of the new 1/48 and 1/72 B-26 Marauder decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet  features noseart on all 5 aircraft....some is sexy noseart.  

I have a review of the Sanding Sticks from Victory Models.   

Mike Trace is here with a review of the  1/72 Magna Models Shorts Belfast.   

Tuesday,   Dec 5  2006

 Thailand National Day 

 Russia - Soviet winter counter offensive at Moscow   (1941) 

Leelayut Srikrajarng begins today's special Thailand update with his Spitfire MK.14 & F-5A.  Leelayut finished both of his models in Royal Thai Air Force markings.

Somchai Blackeyes joins us from Thailand on this special day with his 1/72 Fujimi F-86F.   Somchai finished his beautiful Sabre in Royal Thai Air Force markings. 

Mr. Apiruk has been busy building his very nice 1/144 Doyusha Fokker F-27.  This model is finished in Royal Thai Navy markings. 

Mr. Apiruk also joins us today with his 1/144 Arii P-3 Orion.  This model is also finished in Royal Thai Navy markings.   

Lyle Brown of www.lyleart2000.com is here with his P-38G Artwork.  This painting was used as the cover for a book.  

I have a preview of the Roundels Of The World Part 5 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  You get 1/72 1/48, 1/32 all on one sheet.   

I have a review of the  Mastercasters Polishing Set from Victory Models.  This set is specially designed for fine polishing jobs, such as canopies....when you follow it with polishing liquids.

Zoltan "neu" Pocza is here with a product announcement of the new F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-102 Diamondbacks 50th Anniversary print from Deployment Productions.    Profiles in 4 different sizes 20% off of any products for every registered ARC community members!

Monday,   Dec 4  2006 

Pablo Girgulsky begins today with part 3 of his trainer trilogy.  This is his 1/48 ESCI Aermachi Mb-326gb.  Pablo did extra work and detailing to improve his model.   

Malcolm Reid is here with his mostly out-of-the-box 1/48 Tamiya Ki-46.  Malcolm tells the tale of building this very nice kit and his pictures show how well his Ki-46 turned out with a careful application of weathering.   

Roger Luk joins us with his out-of-the-box 1/48 Tamiya Feishcler's V-1.  A nice looking model of the V-1 Roger.  

Roman Hervay has been busy building a very sharp looking 1/144 Revell F-14A Tomcat.  Although this is a 1/144 kit.....it is a very nice kit and well worth building as you can see in Roman's photos.   

I have a review of the  1/48 resin A3J-1 (A-5A) Vigilante Conversion Kit from Cutting Edge Modelworks  For Trumpeter RA-5C kit.   

I have the preview for the 1/48 and 1/72 ACH-47A Chinook decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This preview only mentioned 2 of the aircraft.......I've added the other 2 aircraft to the preview.  

Ken Middleton is back with his 1/48 Viper East F-16 Demo Team decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  There was a text mistake on the original review regarding the jets featured on this sheet.

Sunday,   Dec 3  2006 

Tolga Ulgur begins today with his very nice 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk IXe.  Tolga added quite a few aftermarket items and weathered his spitfire to get it looking as close to a reference photo of the same aircraft in 1/1 scale.   

Chris Lovell (Yellowbelly) is here with his first article on ARC today.  Chris has done an exceptionally nice job building and detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa FGR-2 Phantom.  Chris added quite a few aftermarket goodies to his Rhino to get it looking just right.   

Saturday,   Dec 2  2006

 Laos Proclamation of the Republic 

 United Arab Emirates National Day 

Peter Doll begins today with his exceptional bare metal 1/48 Revell F-86D Sabre Dog.  The bare metal finisah and paint scheme on this one is quite nice.  

Nicolás Hakime Fernández aka El Hereje joins us today with his 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190.  This is a captured plane in US markings with photo etch details and weathering.   

Friday,   Dec 1  2006

 Romania National Day    Central Africa National Day  

Marin Gigi Cristinel begins the specail update for the Romania National Day with his 1/72 RS Models He 112 B.  And of course this beauty is finished in Romanian markings.  

Christian Curec - aka Chris Cat is here for the Romania National Day with his10mm Fenryll - Fighting Dragon.  I quite enjoyed seeing this Dragon.  

Marin Gigi Cristinel is also here with his nicely done 1/72 Hasegawa He-111 H3.  Marin finished his He-111 in Romanian markings.   

Christian Curec - aka Chris Cat is also here for the Romania National Day with his 1/35 – SdKfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI (P) - Dragon.  The tank tracks in the ground work was very well done....as is the tank itself.  

Marin Gigi Cristinel also joins us today with his Romanian 1/72 Tamiya Hs 129B.  Marin also gave his Hs-129 with exhaust stains and weathering.    

Ion C. Tesu joins us on the Romania National Day with his 1/32 Trumpeter A-10A Thunderbolt II.   Wow....Ion added a pile of aftermarket detail items to his A-10 from amny companies......with amazing results.

Marin Gigi Cristinel is also here with his  1/72 Azur Potez 63-11.  Marin weathered his model and finished it in Romanian markings.  

Paolo "PAF Daddy" Maceren joins us from the Philippines 1/72 Academy F-8H Crusader. Nice one Paolo.   

Here is a preview of the 1/48 and 1/72 ACH-47A Chinook decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet features 4 Vietnam era Chinook gunships with noseart.

Zoltan "neu" Pocza is here with a product announcement of the new VF-102 to VFA-102 Diamondbacks Transition, 2002 print from Deployment ProductionsThis print features the transition in 2002 from the  F-14B Tomcat to the F/A-18F Super Hornet.  Deployment Productions will give 20% off any of their products for every registered ARC community member!