Homepage Text - January 2006

Tuesday,  Jan 31  2006   
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Everett McEwan has been busy building his 1/32 Academy F/A-18A+ VMFA-115 CAG.  This is a very in-depth article full of very helpful info.  Part 2 will be on ARC tomorrow.....enjoy. 


Igor Svetlov (IS) is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Brewster Model 339C Buffalo.  Igor was determined to make his Buffalo more accurate and he spent much effort fixing details to get the results he wanted.  He talks about this in his article.  A very well done build with a lovely paint job.   


Miroslav Adamovic joins us with his 1/48 Academy MiG-21SMT.  This particular Iraqi Mig has quite the history as Miroslav details in his article.  Miroslav's Mig has many improvements including a resin cockpit and details wheel well and one very eye catching desert camo scheme.   


Simon Lewis has dropped by with his  1/48 Classic Airframes De Havilland Hornet FMk3.  Although this is a limited run kit....Simon completed it is fine fashion and ended up with an excellent example of this aircraft for his display case.   


I have a review of the  1/32 resin F-105D/F-105B Fin and Rudder correction set from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This set will help correct the shape issues on the tail of this kit.  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48 F-15C Langley's Ironmen decal sheet from  Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the  1/72 B-24 Liberators 834th Bombardment Sqn 'Zodiacs' Part1 decal sheet from  Elite Decals of IsraDecal.   This sheet includes 2 aircraft....both with sexy noseart.

Monday,  Jan 30  2006

No update today......I'm focusing on catching up on some ARC work.


Sunday,  Jan 29  2006        Happy Lunar New Year!!!

Our family has been ringing in the New Year with large family dinners with excellent food.  All the best to everyone that celebrates the Lunar New Year!!!


Jeff Hamel begins today with his impeccable 1/48 Academy Mig-29A Fulcrum.  Wow....this one just looks perfect.  


Liam Hourston is here with an amusing article about his 1/48 Trumpeter Dauphin.  Liam tells all about building his air ambulance in his article.......it came out looking pretty good.  

Saturday,  Jan 28  2006    20th Anniversary of Challenger Accident 

Justin Davenport is here with his 1/100 Tamiya Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger  to honour the heros of the Challenger accident today on the 20th Anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger.  


Erik "Wiggy" Smith has been very busy building his 1/48 Monogram B-17G.  This is one very impressive model.  Read Erik's article for the horrific history of this battle weary B-17.


Justin Davenport is here with some Space Shuttle Enterprise and Spacelab Walk Around photos.

Friday,  Jan 27  2006   

Stefan Woltmann begins today's update with his 1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmidt Me 109 F2.  Stefan improved the detail on his 109 and finished it in a paint scheme from France in 1941.   


Tamás Skriba has been busy building his beautifully done 1/72 Iraqi airfield diorama.  This diorama includes quite a few models....including the 1/72 KP MiG-21MF, 1/72 Italeri Su-25K and a 1/72 Su-25UB as well as so much more. 


Hiran Horta is here with his 1/48 Typhon Hasegawa in partial D-Day stripes.  Always good to see aircraft in D-Day stripes. 


Joe Volz has dropped by with his 1/48 Hasegawa A4D-2 Skyhawk.  Joe painted his A-4 in the colours of the second prototype......quite the eye catching paint scheme if I do say so myself.  Joe includes plenty of info if you want to build this particular bird.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48 F-15A Show Me State Eagles decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-3 & A-4 decal sheet from Tally Ho. 

Thursday,  Jan 26  2006         Australia Day     India Republic Day  

Le Thanh Tung is here on his Birthday with his 1/72 Hasegawa EA-6B Prowler.  Tung has much skill and you'll see this when you look at his Prowler.  


David Thompson is here from Australia on this special day with his 1/72 Ventura Wirraway.  You'll enjoy the historical story in his article...... 


Aamod Potdar joins us with his Indian Air Force 1/72 Italeri Mirage 2000D.  Aamod includes helpful info about building his Mirage.   


Boban James and Polly Singh join us on this special day in India with a 1/48 Academy Spitfire FR Mk XIVe.  A beautifully done Spitfire with much history in the article. 


Murli Rajan is here with his  1/72 Eastern Express MiG 21 M.  Always good to see a model from Murli.   


Polly Singh joins us with his Indian Air Force 1/72 Italeri Sikorsky S-55.  Polly gives some history behind this IAF chopper as well as info on building this fine Italeri model. 


Aamod Potdar  joins us with his Indian Air Force 1/72 Italeri Jaguar T2.  This little gem is hand painted......amazing.   


Scott Brown is here from Downunder with his 1/48 Smer Supermarine Seagull V - Walrus Mk II.  Scott includes some interesting history behind this involved looking aircraft as well as building this model. 


Polly Singh is here with his 1/48 Occidental Spitfire Mk IX.  Polly provides historical info and construction help for this very nice spitfire.  


Scott Brown (Ozgenie) has built the 1/48 High Planes CAC Avon Sabre.  These are a special F-86 and Scott provides good info if you want to build one of these special aircraft. 


Polly Singh is here with his Indian Air Force 1/72 Hobbycraft DHC-3 Otter.  Polly includes plenty of interesting historical info as well as info about building his Otter.  


Murli Rajan is here with his 1/72 Italeri Jaguar T2 in Indian Air Force markings.  Murli used decals he made himself.  


Polly Singh is here with a colourful 1/72 Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant.  This was not the easiest conversion....but Polly stuck with it and got her done......I really like the paint scheme.  


Scott Brown (Ozgenie) has been busy building his big 1/24 Airfix Spitfire 1a.  This is a Battle of Britain Spitfire and Scott includes in-progress photos and much info in his article.   


Scott Brown is here with some Supermarine Seagull V (Walrus Mk. II) walkaround photos. 

Wednesday,  Jan 25  2006   

I'm pleased to welcome a favourite company as a new ARC sponsor.  

Victory Models and it's sister operation Victory Productions have been around since 1997. Their aim is, and always has been, to bring the modeler more options when it comes to 

aftermarket accessories (resin/photoetch/decals/etc) and match that with outstanding customer service. For years Victory has focused on the esoteric and hard-to-find modelling products from around the globe and they are always on the lookout for new and interesting products to offer their customers. They also enjoy bringing out their own decal sheets and resin accessories from time to time and look forward to increasing the output in that department. 


Michel Jacqmain gets things started today with a very well done 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Vb.  Have a close looks at this one.....the weathering techniques used produces amazing results.  


David Horn dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasagawa A-7D.  David added some aftermarket goodies to add extra details to his very impressive A-7.  


István Hevesi joins us with his 1/24 Airfix Ju-87 B-2 Stuka.  Wow....this is a sweet looking model......it's amazing the detail this big 1/24 kits contains....and how well it looks when it is built by a skilled modeller like István. 


Gabriel Stern is here with his 1/72 Heller Dewoitine D-510.  This is a unique looking little kit and looking quite good after Gabriel worked his magic.  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/72 F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #3/VFA-2 VFA-154 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


I have a preview of the 1/48 U-2A/U-2CT/ER-2 Decal sheet from Cutting Edge.

Tuesday,  Jan 24  2006   

Thierry Jacques begins today's update with his 1/72 Dragon/Revell Heinkel He-162 in French Air Force markings.  Thierry built his very nice looking He-162 out of the box. 


Tolga Ulgur stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk.  I always enjoy seeing Tolga's work on ARC.....the cockpit detailing and weathering is always inspiring for me.  


Mark L. Rossmann has been busy building his 1/48 Monogram B25J with Cutting Edge Decals.  Mark built this model a long time ago and recently refinished it to create this Russian beauty.  


Paolo Yuen is here with his  1/144 Revell AV-8B Harrier II Plus.  This is a very small little model......but Paolo did a fine job on it and turned it into a Spanish Naval Harrier.


I have a  preview of the 1/32 F-105D/F-105B Open Canopy & Fuselage Correction Set for Trumpeter kit (CED32163) Cutting Edge.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/72 F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #2 VFA-11/VFA-106 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   

Monday,  Jan 2 3  2006   

Charles Johnson begins the week with his 1/48 Academy CH 46 SeaKnight.   Charles built this colourful beauty out of the box and he covers it in his article.


Andre' Bruinsma has been busy building his 1/32 Trumpeter A7Andre' built his A-7 mostly out of the box except for the markings which he decided to paint on himself.  The weathering and weapons make this a very real looking jet.


Micah Reysio-Cruz is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Academy/Hasegawa F4U-4 done up as a Korean War corsair complete with weathering.  Welcome to ARC Micah!!!.   


Jason Cooper dropped by today with his 1/48 Italeri F-4 Phantom II.  Jason did some modifications to his F-4 to make it an Australian Phantom....complete with those wonderful "Roo" markings.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/72 F/A-18E Rockin' Rhinos #1 VFA-22/VFA-143  decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics

Sunday,  Jan 22  2006   

Jaroslav Kral joins us with his 1/72 Aero L 159A ALCA first flightJaroslav painted up his Aero as it appeared on it first flight after leaving the production line.   


Ron Dobrzelecki is here with his  1/48 AMT Tigercat F7F-3NRon used a Cutting Edge conversion kit from Meteor Production to complete his Tigercat. 


I have a review of the 1/48 Bomb rack for Spitfire + British 500lb bomb from Griffon Model Accessories.

Saturday,  Jan 21  2006   

John Formon starts today with his 1/48 Monogram FA-18E and /720 Italeri CVN 76.  John built this forced perspective for a friend....he gives all the details in his article about how to build it. 


Jesús Alcocer is here with his  1/72 Smer Focke Wulf Fw-190 F8.  I always get a kick out of seeing these desert camo fighters....it's a treat to see this one.


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Luftwaffe Fighter Code Numbers with outline  decals from Tally Ho Decals.  This set includes 8 decal sheets.

Friday,  Jan 20  2006   

Dominik Richard gets things started today with his 1/72 Italeri F-14A Tomcat.  Dominik did a beautiful job building and finishing his Tomcat.   


Jure Olaj has been busy the last 2 years building his 1/32 Bolkow Bo-105 "Hornisse".  This chopper comes with a scratch built cockpit and so much more.   


Laurent “Angus” Beauvais is here with his  1/48 Hasegawa F8E(FN) Crusader.  A carefully weathered F-8 in French markings. 


Fernando del Pino joins us from Spain with his  1/72 Vultee P-66 Vanguard  in WW2 Chinese markings.  This is a limited run kit but it builds up to quite the nice model. 


Thierry Dekker is here with his  A6M5 mod 52 profile.  You can see many more aircraft profiles on his website at DekkerArtWork.


I have a review of the  1/48 U-2R/TR/-1A Horizontal Stabilizers ( first production block only) from  Cutting Edge Modelworks.  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 F-15C "Demo Eagles #1" 1st FW  Langley AFB decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.   


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the 1/72 Luftwaffe Code Letters decals from Tally Ho! decals.

Thursday,  Jan 19  2006   

Hiran Horta begins today's update with his  1/72 Hasegawa P-47D25 RE.  This well done P-47 is finished in Brazilian markings from WW2.


Rolando Sorne is here from the Philippines with his 1/72 Revell RF-4C.  Rolando built this fine looking Phantom almost straight from the box.


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 F-16C/D Block 40 524th FS “Hounds of Heaven” Cannon AFB decal sheet from Afterburner Decals


I have a review of the  1/72 A6M Zero Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal

Wednesday,  Jan 18  2006   

Dirk Adel gets things started today with his 1/48 Tamiya Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat.  Dirk added a resin cockpit and other goodies to improve upon this very nice kit.  The results look very good. 


Paul Hayes is here with his  1/48 Hasegawa F-104G.  This is a beautifully built Spanish F-104 with some very realistic photos. 


Stefan Woltmann joins us with his  1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmidt Me 109 E 4/7 "Wespe".  Stefan added photo etch seatbelts to add some detail to the cockpit and finished it off with a very eye catching paint scheme.   


Robin has been busy building his tiny 1/350 Trumpeter F-14 Tomcats 'Final Tomcat Cruise'.  This came out looking very good.  


QC Tan has his article describing his very simple and creative Cheapo DIY PE Bending Tool.   


Ken Middleton is here with a p review of the  1/48 F-14D VF-2 OIF Bounty Hunters decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the  1/48 PB4Y-2 Privateer Conversion set for the Monogram/Revell B-24 kit from Cutting Edge Modelworks...oh Momma....this sucker has almost 150 parts.

Tuesday,  Jan 17  2006   

István Hevesi begins today's update with his 1/24 Airfix Spitfire Mk-1a.  István built his big Spitfire directly out of the box.....quite the involved level of detail.


Vjekoslav Ranec joins us from Croatia.  He has been busy building his 1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle Diorama.  His article gives the details of building this very nice kit.   


Olivier Pinsolle is here with his  1/48 Aconcagua EMB - 312F TUCANO.  This is a resin kit, but Olivier kept at it and turned it into a "head-turner".....I love the instrument panel photo...great detail.  


J.C. Bahr dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Hasegawa Boeing RB-47E Stratojet.  JC gives full details on building this beauty.   


Karl W.J. Mesojednik is here with his  Aircraft Profile Art.  Three attractive Canadian aircraft.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48F-14B Last of the Tomcats 4  VF-32 Swordsmen decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  

Monday,  Jan 16  2006   

Gabriel Stern begins the week with his 1/72 Heller DH 89 Dragon Rapide.  It's interesting to see a biplane passenger aircraft.


Erik Wauters has been busy building his superdetailed 1/144 Revell F-5E Tiger II.  Good grief.....you have to see what he did to this tiny plane.


Hal Marshman Sr joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E3 done up quite nicely in Hptmn Josef Priller markings from 1940.


Eric Bade is here with his  1/72 Fujimi Mig-21 Bis.  Eric did a fair anmount of extra detailing to his MiG and finished off in markings for a very famous MiG.  His article tells the history of this aircraft as well as what he did to build this model.


I have a review of the  1/24 RAF WW II Sutton Harness Posable Belts Set from Cutting Edge Modelworks


Ken Middleton has a p review of the 1/48 F-15C Langley's Ironmen decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


I have a review of the  1/72 Israeli Air Force F-16C/D Barak decal sheet from  IsraDecal.  This sheet permits you to build any F-16C/D Barak flown by Israel.


Sunday,  Jan 15  2006   

Fernando del Pino is here from Spain gets things started today with his 1/72 Caproni-Vizzola F.5.  Fernando did extra scratchbuilding to the cockpit and landing gear in his finely done F.5. model to complete the detail.


Vince Lucente dropped by today with his 1/48 ESCI US-3A Viking.  Vince did the paint scheme up right on this one and followed it up with weathering to get the look just right.


PS joins us with his 1/72 Hasegawa Hellcat Mk I.  PS did  plenty of extra detailing to his British Hellcat including a resin engine and other details items.  The then rescribed the panel lines and gave it  some light weathering after he had finished the paint scheme. 


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Kittyhawk III Part 1decal sheet from Tally Ho Decals!


I have a review of the  1/48 US 1000LB bomb detail set from Griffon Model Accessories.  This set gives you all you need to make one very detailed bomb.

Saturday,  Jan 14  2006   

John McCormick starts today with his 1/32 Tamiya F-4D.  John was very busy on his big Phantom and went with a resin cockpit and a nice big weapons load as well as other goodies he talks about in his article as well as rescribing all the panel lines.


Rafi Ben-Shahar has been busy building his 1/48 Tamiya He 219A-7.  Rafi went crazy with Aires detail items on his He-219 and the followed it up with a first rate paint job.  An impressive He-219.


Jeremy Housdan is here with a review of the  1/72 Models GE-110 Nozzles (for Hasegawa F-14 Super Tomcats and F-16 Vipers) from 3rd Wire Models


I have a review of the  1/48 A6M Zero Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.

Friday,  Jan 1 3  2006   

Maxime Pidara gets this started today with the 1/144 Academy Minicraft C-47.   Maxime chose to paint up this particular C-47 in D-Day stripes.  A very nice C-47.


Fýrat Saygýn has been busy building his 1/48 Airfix EA6B Prowler.   This is his first article on ARC and it is a stunner.  Fýrat chose to use the Pragon wing fold set and other goodies to detail his Prowler.


James Lollar is here with his 1/32 Hasagawa Bf-109G-6.  James took this very fine kit and built it into a very accurate looking model of this famous WW2 fighter.


Catherine Vickers stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with her very nicely done 1/72 Revell Hunter GA11 conversion.  Catherine details the total conversion in her article, which I think you'll find quite helpful if you considering the same conversion.


I have a review of the 1/24 P-51D Man O' War Camouflage Painting Masks from Black Magic Painting Masks


Ken Middleton is here with a p review of the 1/48 F-15A Show Me State Eagles decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


I have a review of the 1/72 and 1/48 Rafale M French Marine from Zotz Decals.  This sheet permits you to build any French Marine Rafale M aircraft.


The Aviation Gallery of Fine Art presents "Rolling Thunder"

Thursday,  Jan 12  2006   

I'm pleased to welcome Iron Works Models as an ARC Sponsor.

Iron Works Models is an online webstore founded and managed by a professional modeler who understands the needs of today's market. 

The company's goal is to provide a diverse selection of quality kits, materials and excellent service for today's modeler.  As their store grows, it will provide a wider selection of product choices from tools and finishing products to decals, resin and kits. Take a look around to see what they have and make sure you visit the galleries. Iron Works Models wants to be a one-stop shop for your modeling needs. 


Pablo Girgulsky begins today's update with his 1/48 Monogram A-1J Skyraider.  Pablo weathered his Skyraider and loaded it with a weapons load and folded the wings to complete the look.  


Malcolm Reid joins us with his  1/32 Trumpeter F-105D Thunderchief.  Malcolm spent almost 2 years off and on building his big F-105....and the beautifully finished model shows the effort.


Jure Olaj is here with his  1/72 Kamov Ka-50 Hokum "Black Shark".  Jure built his shark-mouthed Ka-50 out of the box and set it up on a in-flight display. 


Olivier has dropped by with his  1/72 Matchbox Fiat G-91Y.  Olivier added some well done scratchbuilt details to his jet.....no easy job in 1/72, but the finished model turned out very well.


Ken Middleton has a p review of the 1/72 F/A-18E Rockin' Rhinos #1 VFA-22/VFA-143 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


I have a review of the  Ju-87 In Foreign Service book from Mushroom Model Magazine.  This book has over 100 photos, 34 sideview drawings and over 100 pages  telling the story of the JU-87 in foreign service.


Eric Larger is here with a review of the  1/32 Aires Detail kit # 2031 for Hasegawa Fw 190D-9

Wednesday,  Jan 11  2006   

I'd like to point out that an e-mail went out to all members of the forum yesterday informing everyone that the forum rules had been updated.  This e-mail has alarmed a number of regulars and I just wanted to let you know this was not just mailed to a few people.....it went out to everyone.


Chris St Clair gets things started today with his 1/72 Brilliant Buzzard.  This is an interesting looking bird and Chris provides plenty of info about building it.


Jim Knight has dropped by with his 1/48 Tamiya BF-109 E-3Jim built this one mostly out of the box with the addition of photo etch seatbelts.


Kai Peters has been busy building his 1/48 Tamiya Mustang Collection A lovely collection of 3 of Kai's Mustangs in a wide variety of paint schemes.


Paolo Yuen is here with his 1/200 Hasegawa 777-200.  Paolo used resin engines and aftermarket decals and old fashioned skill to make this realistic looking airliner.  The display base really sets it off.


Frank Crenshaw is here with a review of the 1/48 TEKNICS F-86  Brass Landing Gear from available from Meteor Productions


Ken Middleton is here with a p review of the 1/72 F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #2 VFA-11/VFA-106   decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


I have a review of the 1/72, 1/48, 1/32 Miss Molly & Low-Vis Vf-111 / F-14A Tomcat decal sheet from Zotz Decals


I have a review of the Air Modeller magazine Issue #2 supplied by Hobby Gryffon (an ARC sponsor)

Tuesday,  Jan 10  2006   

John Jones gets things started today with his 1/48 Revell F/A-18E Super Hornet "Camelot 200".  John posed his good looking F/A-18 model in a unique pose for a model.  Nice one John.   


John Yujuico is here with his  1/72 Zvesda iL-4.  This is not the prettiest plane ever designed....but that didn't stop John from doing it up nice.  


Matthias Simon is here with his 1/72 Horten Ho VII V-1 from Airmodel.  This is one cool looking version of the famous flying wings designed by Horten.  Matthias did a fine job on this little beauty.


Dirk Adel joins us with his  1/48 AMT Ertl Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat.  It's good to see one of these on ARC today.....Dirk has done a shape looking model. 


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the 1/72F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #3/ VFA-2 VFA-154 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


Frank Crenshaw is here with a review of the  1/32 F-86  Sabre Stencils decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks

Monday,  Jan 9  2006   

Vladimir Begera begins today with photos from the recent Plastic winter 2005 show.   Lots of fine looking aircraft models.


István Hevesi is here with his wonderfully finished 1/12 Esci F-104 Cockpit.  Impressive how detailed these are. 


Franck Oudin joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi 205 Veltro.  Another beauty done by Franck.   


Mirko Meier joins us with his outstanding 1/48 Hasegawa Ju-87 B-2 Stuka diorama.  I love winter scenes.   


Terry Chan is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Terry's 1/32 Trumpeter SU-27 Flanker in a heck of an eye catching paint scheme.  Welcome to ARC Terry.   


I have a preview of the soon to be released 1/32 A-7E Desert Storm Decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  In my opinion...this is one of the coolest A-7 paint schemes.   

Sunday,  Jan 8  2006   

Olivier Pinsolle begins today's update with his 1/48 Hasegawa A4KU Skyhawk " FREE KUWAIT ".   Beautifully done....check out the cockpit photos.


Craig Sargent is here with his  1/72 Trumpeter Wyvern S.4.  The markings for Craig's Wyvern are from the Suez Crisis/Operation Musketeer and Craig provides very good detail in his article about building this gem  

Saturday,  Jan 7  2006   

Alvis 3.1  begins the final day of Silly Week with his Canadian Armed Forces Appropriation Committee Report: Fiscal Year 2006.   


Ted Johnston dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Phantoon.   


Scott McTavish joins us with his Lost Episode - Dukes Counter the Green Machine.   


Julien Dixon has dropped by with his  1/48 Italeri Eurofighter Typhoon in old school camo.   


Mark Jahsan is here with his  These are a few of my favorite things.   


Rob Haelterman is here with his  1/72 Heller Alpha Jet +.  


Rob Haelterman is here with his 1/76 Sd.Kfz.234/5


Nick Walton has dropped by with his  1/72 Martian Colonial Assault Lander.   


Scott Brown joins us with his 1/48 Messerscmitt bf 109Z Mk II.   


Rob Haelterman finishes off Silly Week with his 1/72 Hetzer Zwischenlösung

Friday,  Jan 6  2006   

Alvis 3.1 gets things started today with his White Star Line Airbus A-380.  It looks like the Titanic is hauling passengers once again!!!   


Steve 'Buster' Keeton is here with his 1/144 B-17 What If Burt Rutan Was Chief Designer.  This is one of the wackier B-17 designs.  


Colin and Kelly have been busy building their Lego Airfield.  This is very cool!!!   


Rob Haelterman is here with his 1/72 Jaguar GR.9  in Israeli markings.  Rob has included some operation "future" history of this jet.   


Shay Ron-Bar joins us with his Italeri sd.kfz.232 6 red "The Porsche version".  Looks like Guards Red to me. 


Richard Rochon has done a quick build on his 1/48 Sysco AH-64 Apache Surveillance & Attack Helicopter.  I wonder if this is the Black Chopper that hovers over Alvis 3.1's house?   


Charles P. Kalina dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his BattleWarMechBot.  This is a very friendly killing machine.   


Stephen Thrum joins us with his Mirage III aerospace plane.  Quite creative.  


Martin Berg Serwin joins us with his  1/72 Hasegawa Tomcat F.1 in British markings of course.   


Justin Davenport joins us with his 1/72 Lockheed-Martin F-22X Space Raptor.  Justin's story includes a future Korean war. 

Thursday,  Jan 5  2006   

Alvis 3.1 fires things up today with his historical article about the The BAC/Republic F-114 Napa.   Finally the truth is revealed about this (until now) unknown aircraft. 


Llarry Amrose joins us with his Flying Circus.  This one cracked me up.   


Gabriele Pugnaghi has been busy building his 1/12 Tamiya Ducati 900 SS.  One of the few motorbikes to make it on ARC.   


Bryan Tighe is here with his  1/6 Solarwind Lyra Bust.  Yum yum!!!  Now why aren't bathing suits designed like this? 


Nathan Bradford joins us with his  1/48 Italeri F/A-22 Raptor.  It seems the Aussies will be buying a bunch of these....as this one indicates. 


Justin Davenport dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Airfix Bloodhound.  One of the lesser known ideas used by Canada Post. 


R Lee Foss is here with his Groovy Grader.  No doubt about it....this baby is COOOL!!! 


Nick Walton joins us with his 1/48 Royal Navy Skyhawk FG.1.  Nick has included  acomplete story to go along with his A-4.  


Ted Taylor is here with his  Saudi Sheikdom Lightning.  Now this one has the weirdest markings.   


Franck Martin is here with his The MILKA® 109.  I quit sugar and chocolate 2 days ago.....reading this article almost killed me.   

Wednesday,  Jan 4  2006     Union of Myanmar Independence Day 

Alvis 3.1 starts today with his wacky Ford 1957 ThunderBird of PreyCheck it out as it flies above the Ice Planet.   


Michael Stanley is here with his UP Flyer.  This one defies all logic.  :-) 


Todd Pollock joins us with his Wookies First Flight???.  I enjoyed this one....but then again......doesn't everyone likes Wookies? 


Carl Gootzen dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his A Gnome with a shovel 1/3.  Well this is the first Gnome on ARC!!! 


Vassily joins us with his Santa's sledge.  Now we know how he gets all the gifts delivered on Dec 24.   


David Campbell has been busy building his Lets Get R' Done with an AMT Moonscope.  This rig will appeal to all the hunters out there.   


Bud Sliger joins us with his  EB-1A Excaliber.  This particular aircraft has a connection to Dreamland and Top Secret aircraft development.   


Jojo B Cruz has been busy building his 1/240 JASDF F-4 Phantom II.  You won't believe the work Jojo put into this model.....WOW!!!!!  


Llarry Amrose is here with his  Predator in the Western Desert, 1940.  This one will keep the serious armour modellers scratching their heads.  


Tuesday,  Jan 3  2006   

Alvis 3.1 begins today's update with his The Watermelon SeedAlvis 3.1 is revealing more US Government Top Secret information.   


Mark Jahsan is here with his  CARtoons: A Blast from the past.   Ahhh....these are a blast down memory lane.


Matt Jacobson joins us with his 1/83ish "TWEgg" Moonliner.   This is one of the fattest moonliner models I've ever seen.


Roy Moseley is here with his Hans Airbus A321.  Ahhh....a new lost cost Airline in Germany.   


Dave Bailey joins us with his The RAYADOR.  Thids particular aircraft was used in the Falklands War 2.  I particularly enjoyed the last sentence in Dave's article.


Tyler White dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his Monogram F-15C.   Tyler painted his F-15 in Nebraska Football air force markings.


Charles "BlackCat" Sickels joins us with his 1/48 F4U-5.5 Corsair Bipe.  Yuphere's proof of the existence of the bi-plane corsair.   

Monday,  Jan 2  2006  

Alvis 3.1 gets things started today with his Tales from Area 51*: Project Harpo.  And of course Alvis 3.1 has a good story to go with his model.   


Bud Sliger joins us with his MH-64B GrayfoxThis special aircraft is designed for air support but read Bud's article for the full story.   


Habu2 has been busy building his Operation EvergreenYup...have you ever considered decorating your Christmas tree with tiny models?   What would YOUR wife say?


William Tsang dropped by today with his Junk yard model 1/10 concept car - "The Cinderella II Pumpkin".  This whole vehicle is scratchbuilt....from mostly items you find in the kitchen and bathroom.  


Dave Bailey aka "The Rat" stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his Sopwith BactrianDave has included the complete historical story from World War 1 explaining this odd aircraft.   


Leigh Eaton has dropped by with his F-18 O UberBug.  This is quite the paint scheme on this Hornet......read Leigh's article for the full historical history of this car.  


Jim Pernikoff is here with his PU-1 ArmedPitts.  Jim is here with the full political history behind this odd aircraft. 

Sunday,  Jan 1  2006    Silly Week 2006  Happy New Year!!!  

  Cuba Anniversary of the Revolution     

   Haiti Independence Day     Sudan Independence Day   

Alvis 3.1 is here to kick off your New Year in a very big way.  Alvis 3.1 is here with his Tony the Tigers' Tank.  This is a very funny story and model....enjoy!!!    


Dave Bailey stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his Transall Shorts Calais & Dover.  Dave has included quite a detailed what-if story to back-up his flying boat model.  


Bud Sliger joins us with his  Vampire BR.1.  This little known bomber has quite the service history as you'll read in Bud's what-if article.  


Justin Davenport dropped by today with his 1/72 A-10 - Black Warthog.  This particular Black Jet has quite the secret history as you'll read in Justin's what-if article.   


Bryan Tighe joins us with his  1/24 Tamiya Peugeot 206.  This beautifully built model is in memory of race car driver Richard Burns. 


Michael Stanley is here with his Golden Wings Phantom.  I quite enjoyed seeing this historical paint scheme on the F-4.....it makes a very good what-if paint scheme.