Monday,   Dec 31  2007 
This is the last update for 2007.  I'd like to wish everyone a very safe and happy New Years Eve...........Silly week begins tomorrow.  Happy New Year!!!
  • Patrick Vossenberg begins the last update of the year with his exceptionally nice 1/72 Hasegawa F-4EJ.  Patrick used the cockpit from another kit and added Eduard photo etch and some scratchbuilt details to improve his Phantom before finishing it off in early Japanese Aggressor markings.   

  • Adam Bates is here with his first model on ARC today.  This is Adam's 1/32 Hasegawa BF-109 G-10 that he bush painted and weathered with very good results.  Welcome to ARC Adam!!!  I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC.  

  • Daniel PerezVertti has been busy doing a stellar job on his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4SU Singapore.  Daniel built this one mostly out of the box and finished it off in a great looking camo job complete with subtle weathering.  Nice one Daniel.  

  • Josip Žagar is here with his 1/72 Bilek Junkers JU-188 D-1 finished in one the more interesting camo paint schemes I've ever seen on any WW2 German aircraft.  

  • Josip also did an exceptionally nice weathering job which you will see in his photos.   

Sunday,   Dec 30  2007 
I returned home late Saturday night from a 4 day trip out of town visiting relatives with my wife and kids.  The trip was not as relaxing as I would have hoped. 
  • DoraQQ joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking 1/72 Academy Spad XIII.  I'm very pleased to see DoraQQ's Spad on ARC and I look forward to seeing more work by DoraQQ on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC DoraQQ!!!

  • Serge Dompierre  has done a marvelous job building and detailing his 1/48 Dragon Heinkel 162.  Serge chose a very unique paint scheme and did one heck of a fine job detailing the engine on his He-162.   

Saturday,   Dec 29  2007 
  • Armin Knes is here with another of his Soviet/Russian masterpieces.  This is Armin's 1/48 OZE Suchoi Su-7 BKL.  You've got to check out the camo paint job on this one.   

  • Derek Derks has done an exceptionally nice job building, detailing his  and finishing his 1/72 Hobbycraft CH113A Labrador.  Derek used a variety of aftermarket tiems as well as plenty of scratchbuilt items to get everything correct on his Labrador.   

Friday,   Dec 28  2007

  Nepal - Birthday of H.M. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev 

  Australia - "Proclamation Day" in South Australia 

  • David Chong and his friends are here with their 1/72 Airshow 2007.  This is an annual display and this 728 sq ft airport diorama must be one of the bigger dioramas on the planet.  I get a kick out of seeing it each year here on ARC and I only wish I could see it in person.  Well done everyone.   

  • Lu Changji joins us today with a very well done 1/72 Academy F6F-3 Hellcat.  Although this kit wasn't fully up to expectations, it still turned into a very fine looking model of this famous WW2 USN fighter.   

  • Arthur L. Caesar Jr has dropped by today with his big 1/32 Hasagawa F-16C.  Arthur finished his Viper in the eye catching markings of the Alabama 187th Fighter Wing.....you got to check out the tail art on this one.  A great looking F-16 Arthur.   

  • Josip Žagar has been busy getting things right on his 1/72 Hasegawa A6M3 Zero.   Josip added scrtatchbuilt engine and cockpit detailing and finished off his Zero with an exceptionally nice paint job.

  • Malcolm Reid has put quite a bit of scratchbuilding effort as well as aftermarket goodies into his 1/48 Revell MiG-25BM Foxbat F.  I was very impressed with how well the finished model turned out and the paint scheme just leaves me stunned....very nice indeed.  

Thursday,   Dec 27  2007 
  • Ole Westphalen gets things started today with his super detailed 1/32 Trumpeter A-10.  Ole has done extensive detailing using aftermarket items as well as scratchbuilding over the past 5 years to complete his A-10.  The finished model is a beautiful sight to see.  Well done Ole.......you have inspired many people today.  

  • Charles Johnson has been busy building and finishing his 1/72 Hitech Caribou in US Army markings.  Charles had to put extra effort into his Caribou to get the results he was after, but his efforts paid off in the end with a very nice model of this critical little transport plane.

  • Darren Snow has been busy enjoying the build of his 1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk I.  Darren added aftermarket items to improve the detail of this fine kit and he finished it off in the markings of Squadron Leader Douglas Bader in the final stage of the BOB in 1940.  

  • Dan McWilliams is here with his tribute to a very special couple of F-104 pilots.  This is Dan's 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104. in a bare metal Alclad finish and aftermarket resin goodies and decals from Belcher Bits.  Dan has a passion for the CF-104's and seeing his work on ARC is always a treat.   

Wednesday,   Dec 26  2007 

  Slovenia Independence Day  

  • Alvis 3.1 is here today with his annual feature as he ponders what Santa would fly on Christmas eve.  The first article is What Santa Would Fly: 1927 and of course it is equipped for landing on snow.  This one has the "Sprit of St. Nicholas " painted on the nose.   

  • Alvis 3.1 is here with part 2 of his 4 part Santa series.  This time he explores the possibility of Santa flying a 1/144 Comet.  I gotta' admit....Alvis might be on to something here.  He explains the full story in his article.   

  • Alvis 3.1 is here with a gold plated 1/144 Challenger jet (ClausXpress)  that was used by Santa for his Christmas Eve run.  Read his article for the full story.  

  • Alvis 3.1 is here with the aircraft from my favourite Christmas Eve story.  This is "The Shepherd"......a story that is played on CBC radio each Christmas Eve.  I've listened to it each year for the past 25 years.  Alvis has included a link to the audio story and his models are the models featured in the story.  This story is a MUST listen.  Enjoy.   

Tuesday,   Dec 25  2007 

Christmas Day

  • Here's a photo of the Official ARC Gingerbread House 2007.  It's not quite aircraft related......but it is a scale model.  Have a very Merry Christmas everyone and all the warmest wishes to all of you around the world.  Be well.  
Monday,   Dec 24  2007 

  Serbian Air Force Day  

  • Gabriel Stern joins us from his workbench in the twilight zone with his 1/72 Eagles Talon Northrop N9M.  This is a limited run kit.....but that sort of thing doesn't slow down Gabriel.  I always get a kick out of seeing these flying wing aircraft......which explains why I like Tim "Hortens" coffee.   

  • Eric Hargett has been very determined and skillful with his 1/48 Fonderie Miniature Grumman F11F-1 Tiger.  Eric has created a stunning example of this sleek early USN jet.  Eric's skills at detailing and painting gave him the upper hand on this kit which turned into a model worthy of any display case. 

  • Ermanno Bonafin has been busy getting the details right on his 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi C.202 Folgore.  Ermanno used aftermarket resin, photoetch and decals to complete this marvelous Folgore.  The smoke rings are painted......which is not an easy thing to do.  The finished model is a pleasure to see.    

  • Jeremias Nicolas Luchina is here with his 1/72 Academy Dassaul-Breguet Super Etendard.  Jeremias added extra scratchbuilt details plus Eduard photo etch and finished it off with a weapons load and aftermarket decals for an Argentinean aircraft.   

Sunday,   Dec 23  2007 

  Japan - Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito  

  • Lionel "YOYOal" Albecker is here for the first time on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2 "Rufe"  is a very well done paint job complete with chipped peeling paint.  Nice one Lionel and welcome to ARC!!!  I hope to see more of your work on ARC in the future.   

  • Juanjo Dominguez went to great lengths to detail his 1/72 Hasegawa Saab J-35J Draken.  This model is full of scratchbuilt details and finished off with a stunning paint job.   

Saturday,   Dec 22  2007 
  • Serge Dompierre is here with his 1/48 Promodeler Monogram Heinkel 111H-4.  Serge built this beauty out of the box with the usual careful attention we enjoy from Serge

  • Danny Braverman is here with his beautifully done 1/48 Academy Su-30.  This is the Academy Su-27UB Converted into theSu-30 using the Sol conversion kit.  Danny finished his Su-30 in one of the more attractive airshow schemes of the Indian Air Force.....complete with weathering. 

Friday,   Dec 21  2007 
  • Rafi Ben-Shahar gets things started today with his 1/48 Dragon Focke Wulf Ta 152H-1.  Rafi has a talent for building Luftwaffe fighters from WW2 and his Ta 152H-1 captures the look and feel of the real aircraft perfectly. 

  • Leslie Choy has been busy adding a flawless aluminium finish to the 1/48 Tamiya F-84G Thunderjet.  Leslie added extra goodies from Cutting Edge, Teknics and Aires to detail the cockpit and gunbay and Leslie also added scratchbuilt details to complete this very well done F-84.  Leslie finished it off with Cutting Edge decals complete with noseart.  

  • Gustavo Adolfo Balaguera López is here with his first article on ARC.  This is the 1/144 Revell Eurofighter  in a factory fresh paint job.  I'm impressed with the level of detail and the final finish on this tiny Eurofighter.  Well done Gustavo and welcome to ARC!!!......I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC.  

  • Rogerio Mota has been busy building the 1/32 Pacific Coast Macchi 200.  Rogerio had some challenging moments with this limited run kit.......but the finished model clearly shows this is a kit that builds up into an impressive model of this classic WW2 Italian aircraft.   

  • Here is a product announcement for the F-5N Tiger II VFC-111 Sundowners print from Deployment ProductionsThis print is available in different sizes.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!

  • I have a review of the new  1/48 VMCJ/VMAQ-2 Playboys decal sheet from Impact Decals.  This sheet features marking for 5 different aircraft including a Phantom, an Intruder and 3 Prowlers and all sporting Playboy Bunny artwork.  

Thursday,   Dec 20  2007 
  • Gabriel Stern begins today with another of his marvelous creations of actual aircraft.  Today Gabriel is here with his Scratch-built 1/72 Mignet Pou-du-Ciel.  This is the grandaddy of the ultra-light aircraft movement....yet another amusing wonder from aviation's past thanks to Gabriel.  

  • Patrick Vossenberg has done a very fine job on his 1/72 Revell F-105D.  Patrick built his Thud out of the box but his painting skills and talent brought this model to life.  Very nice indeed.  

  • Armin Knes is here with his 1/48 Polikarpow Po-2/U-2.  Armin got everything right on his little bi-plane with great effect.  The rigging looks perfect as does the rest of the model.   

  • Rian W. Jones has gone the extra mile detailing and scratchbuilding on his 1/48 Tamiya He 162.  I give Rian full credit for pulling together this whole project.  

  • Here is a product announcement for the F-5N Tiger II VFC-111 Sundowners print from Deployment Productions.  This profile comes in 5 different sizes.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member! 

  • I have a review of the new  1/32 244 Sentai Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This sheet features 5 different Ki-61's.....most flown by Aces. 

Wednesday,   Dec 19  2007 
  • Jaime "JGV" Vinha starts your update today with a second article on ARC.  This sharp looking 1/72 Revell F-4 F Phantom II is done in special anniversary Luftwaffe markings.  A great looking phantom by Jaime and a good run down in the article  about tackling this kit. 

  • Zafer Yilmaz has been busy painting his 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109.  This model was flown by 3 different airforces and the markings show it.  The final markings are Yugoslavian, but for the full story about this aircraft an the process to create this 1/32 beauty....read Zafer's article.   

  • Andrés "Cítrico" Fonseca Wilder joins us with his 1/48 Zhengdefu Su-27 UB.  I LOVE the look of the Su-27 and  Andrés  did it up right with a scratch built cockpit and other details before giving it a masterful paint job with weathering.

  • Phillip Roache is here with his first on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Academy CH-53E which Phillip spent 7 months builing, detailing and the scratchbuilding more details.  Phillip chose to fold the blades which does give this model an even more complicated look.  Excellent article Phillip and an outstanding job on your CH-53E.  Welcome to ARC Phillip!!!  

  • Hal Marshman Sr is here with an article on the Luftwaffe Ground Crew Work Uniforms.  There's no pics but there's plenty of info here to help you painting your next Luftwaffe figure.  Thanks Hal!!

  • The  new 1/32 F-16XL Super Massive Conversion Update is nearly sold out....if you want one you better buy it now.  Don't delay on this one.

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 F-15DJ Nyutabaru JASDF Cold Face Killas #3 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes 2 Japanese Aggressor aircraft.   

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 resin F-14 External Fuel Tanks and Pylons from Royale Resin.  If you're building an F-14....then these tanks are well worth picking up.   

  • I have a product announcement for the new F-5N Tiger II VFC-111 Sundowners print from Deployment Productions.  You can't do much better than Sundowner markings on an F-5. 

Tuesday,   Dec 18  2007 

  Niger - Proclamation of the Republic 

  • Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese photos are of A-4's by Paul Baumgardner.  Nice Scooter photos Paul. 

  • Ole Westphalen starts today's update with his first article on ARC.  I'm pleased to show you Ole's award winning 1/32 Trumpeter F-100D RDAF.  Ole did quite a bit of scratchbuilding and used aftermarket goodies to enhance his exceptional F-100.  He then finished it off in Royal Danish Air Force markings.  Welcome to ARC Ole!!!    

  • Vidal Antonio de Azevedo Costa has dropped by today with his award winning 1/72 Revell Spitfire MkVb Trop.  Vidal had quite the challenge building his kit bash spitfire....but I'm glad he stuck with it, because the finished Spitfire come out looking beautiful.   

  • Antonio Avalos Valverde joins us from Spain with a flawless 1/144 Revell F-14 D Tomcat.  You've got to check out the quality of finish on this F-14.....it could easily pass for 1/48.  Amazing work Antonio.

  • AEX dropped in the ARC Corporate offices on the Canary Islands with this very well done 1/72 Fujimi Aichi B7A2 Ryuseikai “Grace”.  It's always a  special treat for me to see the latest model from my friend AEX.  This one is well weathered with peeling paint and shaded panel lines. 

  • Here is a product announcement for the Farewell to the Tomcat, VF-32 Swordsmen, 2005 print from Deployment Productions.  All of you Tomcat fans are going to love seeing the four F-14B Tomcat VF-32 Swordsmen jets on this print.   Check it out.

  • I have a preview of the new 1/48 F-15DJ Nyutabaru JASDF Cold Face Killas #2 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  Japanese Aggressor aircraft.....it doesn't get much better than Aggressor aircraft.   

Monday,   Dec 17  2007

  Bhutan National Day 

  • Scott Vomacka begins today with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4F Blue Angels.  Scott built his Blue Angel Skyhawk mostly out of the box but he did go a step further by using foil on the leading edges to get things looking right.  His finished model captures the look and pay homage to this famous aerial demonstration team. 

  • Steffen "Little Airwolf" Tittmann has been very busy building his huge 1/48 Ainring/Bavaria Air Base 1945 diorama.  Steffen has included 3 fighters in his diorama as well as support vehicles and a figures.  These were the special late war prop fighters tasked to protect the Me-262's as they took off and landed.   

  • Dan McWilliams is here with his latest 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104.  Dan has a passion for the F-104 as his Dad was a pilot in the CF-104.  Dan's passion shows through in his Canadian Starfighter model.  Dan used aftermarket decals from Belcher Bits.

  • Catherine Vickers has dropped by today with her latest work.  This is Catherine's 1/72 Airfix de Havilland Chipmunk done up in Canadian markings.  Catherine has built the Airfix Chipmunk in the past so her articles offers skilled advice on this particular kit.  Catherine used aftermarket seats to improve upon the kit detail. 

  • I have a preview of the new 1/48 F-15DJ Nyutabaru JASDF Cold Face Killas #1 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This is one of those special Japanese Aggressor decal sheets that Twobobs is famous for.    

  • Here is a product announcement of the Farewell to the Tomcat, VF-31 Tomcatters, 2006 print from Deployment Productions.  Perk up you Tomcat fans.....this print is for you.

  • I have a review of the 1/72 or 1/48 Ju-88 Part 1 Decals from AirDOC (Aircraft Documents).   This decal sheet covers 13 different  Ju 88 A, D, T - Long Range Recce and Coastal Units....including desert camo....winter camo and so much more.

Sunday,   Dec 16  2007

  Bahrain National Day 

  Kazakhstan National Day 

No update today.  I'm busy with my kids putting up Christmas lights on the house.  I made the mistake years ago telling them the importance of Christmas lights as they help Santa spot our house at night.  Now I get hounded every year to put up more and more lights.    More than once I've had airliners doing final approach on my driveway before they figure out their mistake. 
Saturday,   Dec 15  2007 
  • Héctor Fabian Vidales (Pinino13) is here with his 1/72 A-Model Yak 15 Feather.   this is a limited run kit built out of the box.......which is quite the success.  This particular aircraft has history in the development of the jet aircraft.  Héctor  gave his Yak 15 a very care well done weathering job.

  • Pascal Frey joins us from France with his outstanding 1/48 Tamiya P47 D-30.  Pascal's P-47 is a multi-shades battle worn aircraft complete with aftermarket resin and nose art and weathering. 

Friday,   Dec 14  2007 
Thursday,   Dec 13  2007

  Saint Lucia Independence Day 

I'm currently adding dynamic areas to the upper part of some review articles.  These areas just below the birthday greetings and will be used to show off the latest news for that particular manufacturer and are designed to be changed to reflect new products or news from that manufacturer.  Currently I'm adding this new feature to the Twobobs reviews.  If you look at today's Twobobs review, you will see what I mean.  This is another of the enhancements I'm adding to ARC.  This content will change regularly on old and new reviews.
Wednesday  Dec 12  2007

  Kenya Independence Day 

Tuesday,   Dec 11  2007 
No update today.....I spent all day Monday working on doing some html programming for ARC's make over.  There was no time to get today's update done. 
Monday,   Dec 10  2007

 Constitution Day in Thailand 

  Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse   (1941)  

  • Blackeyes is here to honour the Constitution Day in Thailand with his baremetal 1/72 Academy F-84G.  Blackeyes did his F-84G in a  baremetal finish and Royal Thailand Air force markings complete with noseart.  Very nice Blackeyes.    

  • Apirak joins us with his Constitution Day in Thailand article of his 1/48 Monogram/Revell F-5 & 1/48 Italeri/ESCI F-5Apirak provides us with a selection of 4 of his F-5's....all in Royal Thailand Air force markings.  So many great choices of paint schemes. 

  • Alan Purusram has been busy building his 1/48 Tamiya Mustang IVa.  This is an RCAF Mustang and Alan tells the story of this Canadian Mustang and it's short combat history.  Alan covered it in foil to get the correct bare metal look he was after.   I love how it turned out Alan.

  • Suckjoong Kim is here for the first time on ARC.  Suckjoong is from Republic of Korea (South Korea) with a very well done 1/48 Hasegawa SH-3H SeaKing finished off in US Navy markings.  It's good to see another Korean join us on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Suckjoong!!! 

  • Alfonso Barajas is here with a selection of photos from the recent Encuentro XXV show and contest in Monterrey, Mexico.  There's a large variety of models including figure and autos etc.  Enjoy the photos and use the slideshow feature to view them easier.   

  • Here's some great news on the new "The Wild Hare Association's" 1/32 Super Massive Conversion For The FG.1/FGR.2 (known as F-4K/F-4M to Americans) British Phantom.  This includes resin and decals.

  • I have a p review of the new 1/72 & 1/32 F/A-18A/B VFC-12 Shades of Gray Omars decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes 1/72 and 1/32 all for one price.....rejoice 1/32 and 1/72 modellers....Twobobs is doing your scales and with luck you'll see plenty of releases in these scales.

  • I have a review of the new  Human Eyes decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet contains a total of 336 pairs of eyes in 7 different sizes.....and a huge variety of colours of eyes.

  • I have a product announcement of the new F-14A Tomcat VF-202 Superheats print from Deployment Productions.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!

Sunday,   Dec 9  2007 
  • Agelos Tsinas is here for the first time with a sharp looking  1/48 Mirage PZL P.24G.  Agelos gave this Greek aircraft a careful coat of weathering to complete the look.  

  • Scott Vomacka has been busy getting the details right on his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F.  Scott finished his folded wing FSuper Hornet in Diamondbacks Anniversary Scheme from Two Bobs

Saturday,   Dec 8  2007 
  • Tim Cvetic gets things started today with his 1/72 Airfix Aerospatiale Gazelle.  This little beauty is built mostly out of the box with some scratchbuild detailing to add some life to the cockpit and exterior.  Nice one Tim. 

  • Rick Bellanger has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/32 Trumpeter F-100D.  Rick added a resin cockpit to add to the leval of detail on this big wonderful kit.  Sit back and enjoy the many great photos Rick has included with his article.

Friday,   Dec 7  2007 

  Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941 

Thursday,   Dec 6  2007

  Finland Independence Day 

  • Janne begins today with an article to honour Finland.  This is Janne's 1/32 Academy F-18D Hornet.  Janne went all out and did this big Hornet up with plenty of Black Box resin and Eduard photo etch and finished it off with decals from  F4Dable.  All this was finished off with a first class weathering job.   

  • Tigre del Aire is here with Part 1 of his 2 part article on the recent XXII IPMS Guayaquil National Contest.  This sounds like it was quite the trip and a very enjoyable show with a great friendly bunch of modellers.  Part 2 will run tomorrow on ARC.   Enjoy the photos and use the slideshow feature to view them easier.

  • Serge Dompierre is here today with his very well done 1/48 Hasegawa Ju-87 B-2 Stuka.  Serge finished his Ju-87 as one of the yellow nosed Stukas in winter camo operating in Russia.  I love those winter camos.

  • Stefano Lana has been very busy building and finishing his 1/72 Italeri A-6E Intruder.  Stefano displayed his Intruder on a diorama base of a carrier flight deck with figures and equipment to complete the scene.   A very inspiring display.

  • Billy Calzada "Billbuccaneer" is here with his 1/72 Monogram A-1E Skyraider.  Billy added extra details and handpainted markings and homemade decals to get the look just right on this classic Vietnam War attack aircraft.  Nice one Billy.

Wednesday,   Dec 5  2007

  Thailand National Day (H.M. The King's Birthday) 

  Russia - Soviet winter counter offensive under Moscow   (1941) 

  • Today is the beginning of Chanukah/Hanukkah.  I would like to wish everyone that celebrates the 8 day Festival of Light the very best.  Enjoy this time with your family.
  • Colin Whitehouse is here again this year to honour the Thailand National Day with his 1/48 Classic Airframes Curtis Hawk Fighter type 10.  Colin included the gallant history of this little bi-plane as it fought against the Japanese invasion on Dec 8 1941....a sad tale indeed.  Colin brought this aircraft to life. 
  • Colin Whitehouse is here with some Curtis Hawk 111 Fighter Type 10 walkaround photos.
  • Blackeyes joins us from Thailand on this special day with his very well done 1/72 Sword F8F Bearcat.  Blackeyes finished his Bearcat in Thai markings complete with exhaust stains and paint chipping.     

  • Apirak is also here from Thailand with his 1/48 Monogram/Revell F-5 & 1/48 Italeri/ESCI F-5.  These F-5's are complete with some of the best camo schemes I've seen on the F-5, including one is a special anniversary scheme.   

  • CAPT. TOM is visiting us today in honour of Thailand with his great looking 1/72 Kitech Caribou.  This special Caribou is finished in Royal Thai Police  markings.  It good to see a Caribou in these rare markings.    

  • I have a review of the new  1/48 F/A-18A/B VFC-12 Shades of Gray Omars decal sheet  from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics If you like Adversary camo schemes...then this sheet is for you.

  • Scott Brown is here with a preview of the new 1/48 F-16CG decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  This sheet features  F-16CGs from the 86th FW at Ramstein AB , Germany during 1994.....including one with kill markings.  Read Scott's preview for more info.

  • I have a review of the new  1/48 Wellington weighted wheels from Royale Resin.  These resin wheels are specially designed for the Trumpeter Wellington kit.

  • I have a review of the new  1/72 Civilian helicopters in Slovakia decal sheet from KPM Prešov Decals.  This sheets gives you the option to build a 8 different aircraft, including an air ambulance.

Tuesday,   Dec 4  2007 
  • A reminder  Christmas Sale 2007!!!      at  Meteor Productions.  5 days only....ends Dec 5.  Click here for all the details

  • Rodrigo Rejas - Blacklight is here with Modelling  Expo photos of the www.solomaquetas.com Expo that is currently running until December 16 in Santiago, Chile.  If I lived closer....I know I'd be attending.  

  • Ceki Erginbas has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya Dornier Do-335A PfeilCeki added quite a few aftermarket items including decals from Cutting Edge.   This is a fantastic kit and Ceki did a wonderful job on it. 

  • Patrick Vossenberg joins us today with his second model on ARC.  This is Patrick's 1/72 Revell Tornado Gr.1 in markings from Operation Granby.  Patrick added weathering and decals from Hi Decal Line to complete this Gulf War hero. 

  • Ken Duffey has been busy creating his usual magic.  This is his 1/72 South Front Mil Mi-26 'Halo'. diorama based on an actual heavy lift recovery in Afghanistan.  Ken got everything perfect on this one....sit back and enjoy.  

  • Bob Engle is here with a varied selection of his Aviation Artwork....including B-17 artwork and much more.  This is definite talent.   

  • Cutting Edge has  Six new B-52 decal sheets coming out featuring TWENTY-FOUR B-52D, B-52F, B-52G, and B-52H markings schemes. Click the image to the left of the link to get the full story with large images of these 6 new sheets.  

  • I have a review of the new  1/48 F-16A/B NSAWC Vipers #2 decal sheet  from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 4 different US Navy aggressor F-16's that were originally intended for Pakistan.  You get a choice of 2 seater and single seater F-16's on this sheet in blue of gray splinter camo patterns.

  • Cutting Edge will release a number of 1/72 B-52 conversion sets to allow you to modify the widely available Monogram/Revell B-52D kit into an accurate B-52G or B-52H. These will be large sets that will result in your creating a really great (and accurate) model!  Also...there is an audio file from Dave Klaus himself you can listen to at the link above.

Monday,   Dec 3  2007 
  • A reminder  Christmas Sale 2007!!!      at  Meteor Productions.  5 days only....ends Dec 5.  Click here for all the details
  • I've added the banner with a link to the ARC top banner.  This will give you quick access to the the 2008 IPMS National Convention website.
  • Steve Filak has set up the ARC 2008 IPMS USA Forum.  This will be the place for all ARC'ers to connect up to discuss the upcoming 2008 IPMS USA National Convention in Virginia Beach and plan get togethers etc.  No doubt about it...we're gonna' have fun!!!
  • Richard Elman is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is Richard's 1/48 ICM Spitfire Mk. IX done up in the desert scheme of one of the Polish Aces that flew with the RAF during WW2.  This is an excellent looking Spitfire and I look forward to seeing more work from Richard in the future.   
  • Karl Sander has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/48 Italeri EA-18G.  Karl found this kit somewhat challenging as he completed his EA-18G and added aftermarket and scratchbuilt detail to make his jet  correct.  Very nicely done Karl.....I loved reading your article.   
  • Lorenzo Cassinadri has done an amazing job finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa Me-109 G-6.  This 109 is finished in the markings of the second highest Luftwaffe ace with some of those markings being airbrushed.  The complicated airbrushed paint job looks perfect.  
  • Max Tollens Jr. is here with his baremetal 1/144 Minicraft 737-400.  Max actually did his 727 in a multi-shade baremetal finish as a Piedmont 737.  It looks great Max.
  • Lynn Heinemann is here with some CH-47 walkaround photos
  • I have a review of the new  1/48 A-10A Eielson's Ice Hawgs decal sheet  from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 4 different Warthogs....all with artwork and one has very funny artwork from the movie Ice Age.....which is quite appropriate for Alaska based A-10's.   

  • I'm excited to be able to offer some first looks at the  new 1/32 F-16XL Super Massive Conversion Update.  This set will be released very soon and will include a resin conversion set and decals.

  • Here is a preview of the new 1/48 Eagle Wing Kings #1 decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  This decal sheet features Alaska F-15's based at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska as well as USAF F-15's based with the 18th FW at Kadena AB, Okinawa.

Sunday,   Dec 2  2007

  Laos Proclamation of the Republic 

  United Arab Emirates National Day 

  • Corbett Legg is here from the UAE to honour the United Arab Emirates National Day  with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16F Desert Falcon.  Corbett did quite the conversion to create his Desert Falcon including resin sets from Cutting Edge & Aires, Photo etch from Eduard and decals from Zotz Decals. Outstanding.

  • Corbett Legg is here from the UAE with his second article for the United Arab Emirates National Day  with his  1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000-9.  Corbett used Eduard photo etched set and the Neomega cockpit and Carpena decals to pull together this amazingly well done Mirage. 

Saturday,   Dec 1  2007

  Romania National Day 

  Central Africa National Day 

  • A reminder  Christmas Sale 2007!!!      at  Meteor Productions.   5 days only....ends Dec 5.  Click here for all the details

  • Marin Gigi Cristinel begins today with a special 1/72 Junkers Ju-87 D5 in Romanian markings to honor  the Romanian National Day.  Marin hand painted some markings and the rest were made from homemade decals....with great success.  This little Stuka came out looking very good on it's display base.

  • Christian Curec is here to honor the Romanian National Day with something different from the usual aircraft models on ARC by Christian.  This is Christian's  34 mm Grey Knight Warhammer Metal figure.  The painting looked very impressive until I realized this whole figure is only 34mm tall.....a cigarette in the last photo looks like a telephone pole next to this tiny figure.  I love it.