Tuesday,   July 31  2007 
Monday,   July 30  2007

  Vanuatu Independence Day  

  • Wayne Wilson gets things fired up today with 57 of his photos from the recent COMS 2007.  This contest was held on 29 April 2007 at the Sgt and WO mess at CFB Borden,  North of Toronto, Canada.  Nice one Wayne.

  • Simon Lewis is here with his 1/72 Special Hobby DH103 Hornet F Mk 1.  This was a build that went horribly wrong and Simon gave up on it long ago.  But he rediscovered it and after 2 weeks of work he got her finished which is REALLY good to see.  Of course the fact it turned out looking so good is an extra bonus.  

  • Keith Hudson has been busy building and detailing his 1/72 Wibault.  Keith tells in his article that this aircraft was used by France,  Paraguay, Poland and Chile and keith tells more about the history and all the effort he put into this rare little kit to get her done in fine style.  Keith finished this little beauty in Polish markings. 

  • Cüneyt Özen has done an outstanding job on his 1/72 Revell F-14 A Tomcat.  This particular F-14 model had a huge effort put into it's painting and weathering including pre-shading of the panel lines.  Beautiful work!!!   

  • Glenn "wingnut" Bontigao is here with his very well done 1/72 Heller F-86F Sabre in PAF colors.  This older kit had the raised panel lines rescribed and a flawless bare metal finish applied which is no easy task if you've rescribed the panel lines.  Glenn finished his sharp looking Sabre in Philippine Air Force markings. 

  • I have a review of the  1/32, 1/48, 1/72  Swiss F/A-18C decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  You've got to check out the Tiger Meet artwork on this decals sheet.....AMAZING!!   

  • I have a review of the 1/48 Numbered Air Forces Pt. 1 decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  This decal sheet features 3 jets all with artwork or colorful markings.  

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily photo showing a rare animal.  Plus you'll also find a new daily joke that will make the older guys grin.

Saturday,   July 28  2007 

  Peru Independence Day  

No update today.

Friday,   July 27  2007 
  • Gavin Rees begins today with his award winning 1/48 Acadamy CH-53E Sea Stallion.  Gavin was smart to fold the rotors on his big Sea Stallion......this is an attractive chopper model with it's geen/grey camo and Gavin it looking perfect.   

  • René Zass has been busy getting the details right on his 1/72 Hasegawa MIG 25 Foxbat.  René has many EXCELLENT suggestions to help imporove this model kit.  René then finished it off with a first class paint job and panel weathering.  

  • Josip Žagar has done a lovely job on his  1/72 Revell F-47D.  Josip's F-47 is a Yugoslavian bird with a bare metal finish and a full weapons load.  Josip tells the history of the Yugoslav F-47's from the past right up to the present.  He also compares different F-47 (P-47) kits to give you an idea what to expect.   

  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here from Greece with his big 1/32 Tamiya Hellenic Air Force F-4E.  Thanos finished his Phantom as a Hellenic Phantom complete with full weathering and Greek markings.  Thanos also did some scratchbuilt detailing to add further detail to his F-4.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F/A-18F VFA-211 Fighting Checkmates decal sheet from Afterburner DecalsThis decal sheet includes 7 jets including two CAG jets, one CO jet and 4 low-viz line jet.  Two complete of stencils are included.

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a few  new daily photos showing the dangers of improper gun use.  Plus you'll also find a new daily joke from New Zealand.

Thursday,   July 26  2007

  Liberia Independence Day 

  Maldives Independence Day  

  • Rob Tracz starts your Friday update with his very special 1/144 & 1/350 Baby's Mobile.  I give Rob full marks for creativity and it looks like he'll make a first class Dad.   

  • Alvaro Troncoso Gil (Bruja) is here from Chile with his first article on ARC.  This heavily modified 1/48 Esci / AMT ES-3A Shadow is loaded with scratchbuilt details and finished off with a flawless paint job.  Excellent work Alvaro.....welcome to ARC!!!.   

  • Bill Arnold is here with his 1/32 21st Century Toys Bf- 109 F2/4 finished off in the always attractive desert camo scheme.  Bill built this big beauty mostly out of the box except for some photo etched seatbelts and a tiny bit of scratchbuilding.  Nicely done Bill.   

  • Paolo Yuen has enjoyed building his 1/72 Hasegawa RF-4C Phantom II.  This little gem was built out of the box with some exceptionally nice US markings.  The Phantom looks excellent and I also enjoyed seeing the runway base Paolo displayed his Phantom on.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F-15E Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  This sheet is an excellent option for anyone building the F-15E.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Mitsubishi A6M Zero Seats (with Harness) from Ultracast.  You get 2 resin seats with cast resin seat belts.   

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is new daily photo of an ironic sign.  Plus you'll also find a new daily joke about King Arthur and a witch.

Wednesday,   July 25  2007 
  • Greg Long is here with his first article on ARC today.  These are Greg's two 1/48 Classic Airframes B-57.  Greg did some minor modifications to his kits before finishing one of them in US markings and the other in RAAF markings.  These look great Greg.  Welcome to ARC!!!   

  • Paolo Yuen has done a amazing job on his 1/24 Revell Rosenbauer GFLF Simba 8x8.  This is a firetruck used at the Frankfurt airport and in 1/24th scale this truck must be HUGE!!!  Paolo did some extra work to get it done and there is quite the story behind getting it finished.    

  • Andrew George is here with his outstanding  1/48 Hasegawa F-16N.  Andrew decided to redo this kit and he chose some of the most unique F-16 decals ever painted on this jet.....US navy markings with a 3 tone blue paint scheme.   

  • Curt Waffle is here to blow your mind with his 1/32 Trumpeter TBF-1C.  Curt added mountains of detail to his avenger and then completed it as a cut-away model to show off all his fantastic scratchbuilt details.  Amazing work......enjoy each and every photo!!!  

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 P-38 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  If you're building a P-38, then these are WELL worth having a look at.

  • Zoltan "neu" Pocza is here with a product announcement of the new The First Rhino Cruise, VFA-11 Red Rippers, 2006-2007LIMITED EDITION print from Deployment Productions20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!   Get this one while you can.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F/A-18E The Gunslingers of VFA-105 decal sheet from Afterburner DecalsThis sheet includes 4 different paint schemes including a colorful CAG bird and 2 sets of stencils. 

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is new daily photo relating to the common lightbulb.  Plus you'll also find a new daily joke with 10 things that will make you ponder.

Tuesday,   July 24  2007 
  • Peter Athanasopoulos starts today with a very attractive Greek 1/48 Revell Mirage 2000.  Peter's Mirage 2000 is equipped with a full weapons load and is paint in a great looking camo scheme with Greek national markings.   

  • Oliver Weston has done a wonderful job building and finishing his1/72 SMER Fairey Fulmar Mk2.  Oliver includes the history of the less known British naval  fighter.  Looks great Oliver.   

  • Daniël Obers has done an outstanding job building and finishing his1/72 Hasegawa IRIAF RF-4EDaniël dropped the control surfaces and finished his Phantom in a sharp looking camo scheme with Iranian markings.

  • Juan Jesús Moreno joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his excellent looking 1/48 Hasegawa Messerchmitt Bf-109 G14.  Juan weathered his 109 and finished it in the winter camo and markings for the legendary Erich Hartmann.  Welcome to ARC Juan!!!  

  • I have a review of the  1/32 resin F-4B, F-4N & F-110A Airframe Conversion set from Cutting Edge ModelworksThis set will permit modelers to create an accurate F-4B, F-4N & F-110A Airframe Conversion from Tamiya F-4C/D kit.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 Mitsubishi A6M Zero Seats (without Harness) from Ultracast.  This seat will improve cockpit detail and permit you to add seatbelts from photo etch or tape.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F/A-18F VFA-41 Black Aces decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  This sheet includes 4 jets including 2 CAG birds with colorful markings.

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is some photos of humourous and slightly rude baby t-shirts.  Plus you'll also find a new daily joke.

Monday,   July 23  2007

  Egypt National Day 

Well we're back from a 4 day road trip.  I was pleased to see that internet connections are getting easier to find when traveling, which permitted me to keep the daily updates going using content I had premade before our departure.  We visited relatives in Vancouver, Canada for 2 nights before heading south to Seattle in the United States.  This was pretty exciting for our kids as they have never traveled outside of the country.....so this was their first "International" trip.  My three girls enjoyed the shopping and I took in an Opel Gt car show to get some ideas for my own wreck of an Opel GT.  Our girls drove go-carts for the first time and our 11 year old can't wait to get her drivers licence.  My wife and I also drove the carts and the rain slicked track and slick tires gave me the chance to get goofy more than once on the sharp corners.  Our youngest and her Mom rode up the Space Needle elevator while I took our 11 year old on the monorail.  Seattle is a great city and always fun to visit.
Saturday,   July 21  2007

  Belgium Independence Day  

  • No update today.

Friday,   July 20  2007

  Colombia Independence Day  

  USA Moon Landing  - First Human on the Moon  1969 

Thursday,   July 19  2007 
Wednesday,   July 18  2007 
  • Gerson Garcia has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/48 Academy MiG-21 PF Gabriel Stern begins today with another of his wacky models from aviation history.  This particular lovely little aircraft is his Scratch-built 1/72 Elytroplan.  Gabriel includes the history and story behind this odd looking aircraft.....makes me glad I wasn't a test pilot back then.   

  • "Fishbed" D.  Gerson finished this attractive MiG-21 in the very striking Cuban markings and paint scheme.  Gerson has also included the history behind this striking looking aircraft.   

  • Jordan Sanchez is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his beautifully built 1/48 Hobbycraft F8F Bearcat complete with weathering.  Welcome to ARC Bjorn!!!     

  • Andrew George has done a great job building his 1/48 Monogram AV-8B Harrier.  Andrew finished his Harrier out of the box with a weapons load and drop tanks and finished it in the markings for VMA-331 Bumblebees.    

  • Alex Kontiveis and his Dad are here with one of the most amazing car models I've seen.  This is their 1/12 Scratch Built 1923 Rolls Royce that shift gears and runs like a real car.  AMAZING!!!   

  • I have a review of the  1/32 resin F-4B/N Airframe conversion set from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This new resin conversion set will permit you to build an accurate F-4B, F-4N & F-110A  from the Tamiya kit   

  • I have a p review of the new 1/48 CH-46D/E Sea Knight decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet features 4 different CH-46's with artwork.  One has a hot rod flame job.  

  • I have a review of the  1/48 Nakajima Ki 84 Hayate (Frank) Seats
    (without Harness)
    from Ultracast
    .  These seats are a vast improvement over the kit seats.   

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

Tuesday,   July 17  2007

  Iraq National Day  

  • Carlos Arvizú is here from Mexico to honour the Iraqi National Day with his 1/72 Esci Mirage F1.  Carlos chose to build his Mirage with anti-ship missiles and he finished it in Iraqi Air Force markings.

  • Ermanno Bonafin is here with his very well done 1/48 P-51D MustangErmanno chose the markings for Lt. John C. Meyer, 352nd Fighter Group, the famous Blue-Nosed Bastard of BodneyErmanno added additional aftermarket  details as well as some scratchbuilt details.  

  • Jeremías Nicolás Luchina is here with his colourful 1/72 Academy F-86 Sabre.  Jeremías chose the bright and colourful markings for the Argentinian Air Force acrobatic team called "Cruz del Sur" (Sourthen Cross).  Jeremías added additional details to improve the look of his Sabre.     

  • Jay Boutin is here with a special looking 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk IXc.   This particular Spitfire was flown by an Ace and is finished in the always good looking D-Day stripes.  Jay added some aftermarket resin and decals to complete the look on his Spitfire.

  • Bill Arnold is here with his big beautiful 1/32 21st Century Toys Ju-87 Stuka.  Bill used photo etch seatbelts to complete the cockpit and scratchbuilt other details to get his Stuka looking just right.  Always good to see these big kits by Bill.  

  • Gerald 'Hawkeye' Voigt is here with info about the Talon Series NMF Acrylics from Hawkeye Hobbies.  Now you can use acrylic natural metal finishes. 

  • I have a product announcement for the F-14D Tomcat VF-31 Tomcatters Retirement Scheme print from Deployment Productions This print is available in 5 different sizes.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members! 

  • I have a p review of the 1/72 1/48 1/32 Schweizer Tiger F/A-18C decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet features a very special Tiger Meet 2007 from Switzerland.  You've got to check out the artwork on the tails on this Hornet.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F9F-2/-2P/-3 Panther painting masks from Black Magic.  This set includes wheel and canopy masks for the for Trumpeter/Hobby Craft kit.

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

Monday,   July 16  2007
  • Peter Athanasopoulos  is here to begin today's update with his flawless 1/48 Revell F-4E Phantom II.  Peter is part of an ever growing group of modellers in Greece that are ARC'ers.  Peter's F-4 is finished in Greek markings with extra details and a full weapons load.   

  • Jeff Brundt is here with his 1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat.  Thankfully Jeff resent this beauty.....it was one of the model articles lost in my e-mail crash.  You've got to check out the cockpit photos on Jeff's Wildcat.....very nice indeed...as is the whole model.   

  • Davin Evans has dropped by with his 1/48 Tamiya He 162 Volksjaeger.  Davin added some aftermarket items and completed his jet with the engine on a stand on a display base.   

  • David Shen is here with his tiny 1/72 ICM I-16.  David chose the rare captured markings for the Royal Romanian Air Force instead of the more common Soviet markings worn by this aircraft type.  This is quite the striking looking I-16.  

  • Saltydog was here on Saturday with his 1/48 Accurate Min. SBD-3.  I'm re-running this article today due to the very helpful weathering technique he used that includes using salt crystals....just incase you missed his article on Saturday. 

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F-4 J VX-4 Vandy 1 "Black Bunny" Dry Transfer + Water-Slide Decals from Hobby Decal.  You get one exceptional set of markings for one exceptional jet......PLUS you also get a poster.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 PACAF Wings Kings decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 5 different schemes.....for F-16's based in Korea, Japan and Alaska.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Hawker Hurricane Mk II Rotol 11'3" Propeller with Tapered Tips from Ultracast.   This prop is designed for the Hasegawa kit.  

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

Sunday,   July 15  2007

No Update today.

Saturday,   July 14  2007

  France National Day  

  • Saltydog is here with his fantastic 1/48 Accurate Min. SBD-3.  This USN aircraft has a stellar weathering job and the technique is well worth reading about.....it involves using salt as a masking medium......very easy to do and VERY effective results. 

  • Heiko Proft joins us with something completely different today.  This is the 1/24 Mitsuwa Mitsubishi Fuso Dump Truck.  This is a very good kit with plenty of detail so posing it with the box in the up position helps to show off all the detail.

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

Friday,   July 13  2007 
Thursday,   July 12  2007 

  Sao Tome and Principe  

Sneak Peek .....including Japanese Aggressors and Sundowners and more!!! from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics

IPMS Philippines- Bert Anido Test Shot Team has their new Trumpeter test shots for the 1/32 P-47 Thunderbolt. These are updated test shots, with changes made from the last test shots. Following inputs from ipms-philippines, there are some changes in the cowling. Detailed review to follow. Please go to to their home page . www.ipmsphilippines.com for more info and photos
  • Leslie Choy is here with the 3rd and final part in his V-Bomber series.  Today Leslie tackles the difficult to build 1/72 Matchbox Handey Page Victor K.2.  I really have to give Leslie credit for building such a  fine model from this older kit.  Darn fine looking Handey Page Victor K.2....this aircraft has style. 

  • Charles Johnson has done a great job building and detailing his 1/32 Monogram AH1G Cobra.  Charles used a cockpit set from Cobra Company to improve the detail on this very nice older Monogram kit.   

  • Francone Diego stopped by with his sharp looking 1/72 Tornado ADV Hasegawa.  This particular Tornado was finished in the Tiger markings for the 75th anniversary of the Italian Air Force.  I love Tiger markings.   

  • Tim Cvetic has done a fine job building his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Ilm3 Sturmovik.  Tim finished up his Russian beauty with aftermarket decals.  

  • I have a review of the  1/48 VF-24 Renegades Last Rage Part 2 decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This decal sheet features 3 different Tomcats.  

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

Wednesday,   July 11  2007

  Mongolia National Celebration Day  

  • Leslie Choy is here with part 2 of his V Bombers series.  This is Leslie's 1/72 Airfix Avro Vulcan B MK2 that was a plane that did a bombing mission on Stanley airfield during the Falklands conflict. 

  • Mark Attrill is here with a selection of photos from the recent Euroma 2007 that was held in Rome.  Remember to use the slide show feature to view the photos.  

  • Eric Salazar joins us with his brightly coloured 1/48 Hasegawa F-1 Mitsubishi.  Eric chose the JASDF 50th Anniversary paint scheme using aftermarket decals....WOW!!! 

  • René Zass has dropped by the ARC Corporate offices in Germany with his 1/48 Testors (Hawk) Travel Air Mystery Ship.  I was very impressed with the simple but VERY effective and easy to do rigging technique René used.  

  • Here is a preview of the 1/48 F-16C 60th Anniv. Green Mountain Boys decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics. This sheet features two very colorful sets of markings for the 158th Fighter Wing from the Vermont ANG are on this sheet. 

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

Tuesday,   July 10  2007 
Monday,   July 9  2007

  Argentina Independence Day  

  • Dominic Gutierrez is here from New Zealand with his 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf  Fw190 A8/R2 converted from Fw190 A8.  Dominic just had his birthday on July 7 and although ARC had no update on that day, I wanted to get his award winning Fw-190 on ARC on the first update after his birthday.  Dominic did quite a bit of extrra detailing to bring his 190 up to a higher level of detailing.  He goes into the added detailing in his article.  Very impressive Dominic, your award for this model was well deserved.

  • Jeremias Nicolas Luchina is here to mark Argentina's Independence Day with his 1/48 Sol Modelismo Gloster Meteor F.Mk4.    Jeremias took on this difficult resin kit and although the built process was ful of challenges.....he turned out a very attreactive Meteor in the interesting Argentina markings.  Jeremias also tells the story of how these plane ended up in Argentina.  

  • Thierry Jacques is here with 4 some photos from the French Helicopter Museum.  His article also contains a link to 200 more photos. 

  • Dominique Dom Friard joins us from with a spectacular 1/48 Heller Mirage 2000C.  This Mirage 20000C is LOADED with resin goodies all tied together with expert skill by Dominique to produced this stunning model with it's flawless finish.    

  • I have a p review of the 1/48 F-16C Too Cool For School Vipers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   This sheet features 3 different jets from the 57th Wing Fighter Weapons School.

  • I have a review of the 1/48 Fw 190D-9 Dazzling Doras decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.   This sheet features 4 different Doras.

  • Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the new 1/72 & 1/48 Lockheed P-38 Lightning Part  2 decal sheet from Tally Ho!  This sheet features 4 different P-38s.

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

Sunday,   July  8 2007 
No update today....I'll be dropping weekend updates for the rest of the summer and spending more time with my kids while they are out of school.
Saturday,   July 7  2007 

  Solomon Islands National Day  

  Subway attacks in the UK July 7 2005  

No update today.
Friday,   July 6  2007 

  Comoros Independence Day  

  Malawi Republic Day  

Thursday,   July 5  2007

  Cape Verde National Day  

  Venezuela Independence Day 

Here's a note from Roger over at FencecheckOur July issue features a special tribute to one of the greatest fighter pilots of all time, Brigadier General Robin Olds, who passed away earlier last month.  The man is a true legend and we thought it would be appropriate to write an article about him and what he stood for, while at the same time try to live up to his 
standards by donating the normal article payment and 20% of subscription fees for the months July and August to his charity, The Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, towards scholarships for the children, or to assist the spouses, of Armed Forces aircrew members killed or missing in action.  We have an additional five articles, varying widely in content, but all featuring top notch aviation photography;
- Cleared to Contact  KC-135 Boomer article is by our own Jeff Stoermer
- Desert Carrier
- Florennes Air Base
- Norwegian SAR
- Trident Fury
  • El Rey has dropped by with a very nice selection of photos from the recent Model Show Latinomilitaire México 2007.   

  • Bill Arnold dropped by today with his 1/32 21st Century Toys A6M2 Zero.  I get a kick out of seeing how well these bigs kits by Bill turn out.  Bill darkened the panel lines and added paint chipping to complete the look of his Zero.   

  • Juan Ramon Garcia Martin dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Spain with his 1/72 Italeri MiG 29A FulcrumThis is a Polish MiG-29 lease by Israel for 6 months for evaluation purposes.  It is carefully weathered for realism and has some resin aftermarket parts added and is finished in Israeli Air Force markings. 

  • Steffen "Little Airwolf" Tittmann is here with his 1/48 Revell/Monogram Messerschmitt Me-410.  Steffen chose the more unique Russian markings for his captured Me-410.  Steffen has included a photo to show the excellent work done painting the cockpit. 

  • Rolando Y. Sorne has been busy getting the look perfect on this 1/72 Hasegawa F-86 D Sabre.  This sharp looking Sabredog was finished in Philippine Air Force markings with aftermarket decals.  

  • I have a p review of the 1/48 A-4F/M Good Guys Gone Bad  decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes 4 different aircraft in USN Adversary markings.  

  • I have a review of the  1/32 Ju-87D/G Stuka Attack Pt. 1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet includes 3 different aircraft.....including one in Russian Winter camo and another with the 2 big underwing anti-tank cannons.   

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

Wednesday,   July 4  2007

  United States Independence Day  

To mark the 4th of July....all model today are of American aircraft.....Happy 4th Everyone!!!

  • Arthur L. Caesar Jr begins today with his first article on ARC.  Arthur is here with his big beautiful 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D which he finished with sexy nose art using Cutting Edge Decals.  Very nicely done Arthur......I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Arthur!!!   

  • Michel Fabrice is here with his very big 1/32 Tamiya VF-2 Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat.  Michel converted his F-14 to an F-14D using a conversion set as well as a resin cockpit.  For markings Michel chose CAG markings from Zotz Decals.  

  • Eric A. Archer has been busy building his 1/48 Revell B-25J Mitchell.  Eric chose the sexy noseart for "Jaunty Jo" from WW2.  Nicely done Eric.  It's always a pleasure to see this classic American bomber.  

  • Darius Aibara has been very busy building the 1/48 Sanger Boeing B-47E Stratojet.  This is one of those challenging vac-u-formed kit and Darius did plenty of scratchbuilding and detailing to get her done and looking like a museum piece.  

  • Octavio José Garibaldo is here with his very well done 1/72 Academy P-47 RazorbackOctavio did some modifications to his P-47 to make it more accurate and then chose the markings for John Godfrey (the wingman of Don S. Gentile) in the 336 FS, 4 FG.  

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

Tuesday,   July 3  2007 

  Belarus Independence Day  

  • Paolo Yuen starts today with his eye grabbing 1/48 Fujimi Mitsubishi F-1 Support Fighter.  Paolo painted his F-1 in the special markings for the JASDF 50th Anniversary.  The JASDF has had many colorful schemes over the years. 

  • René Zass is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/48 Testors (Hawk) Gee Bee R1 that René added a scratchbuilt cockpit to along with some custom made markings.  I'm pleased to see the first of what I hope will be many articles from René.  Welcome to ARC René!!!  

  • Zafer Yilmaz has been busy building his 1/32 Revell He 162.  This particular jet is finished in RAF captured markings from Cutting Edge.  Zafer has included some history for the He-162.  This model is dedicated to Li'l  from Hawaii and his family.

  • Richard B. Kern is here with his what-if 1/72 PINK P-51B Mustang Racer.  This particular model is in response to a challenge from a special 12 year old named Kaycee.   Richard rode to nthe challenge and made a custom model to honor Kaycee.  Nicely done Richard.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F-14D Tomcat Sunset #3 Decal sheet from Yellow Hammer Decals.  This sheet features two different 1/48 F-14D's in paint schemes close to the retirement of the Tomcat with VF-31 Tomcatters.  

  • I have a p review of the 1/48 & 1/32 F-16C Cripes A' Mighty Viper decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  You get 2 scales on this one decal sheet.  This F-16 is in the paint scheme of WW2 "Cripes A' Mighty" Ace Maj. George Preddy.

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

Monday,   July 2  2007
  • Amanda is here with her Williams Bros Lockheed Electra "Amelia Earhart's aircraft".   Today is the 70th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart's death on July 2 1937.  Amanda made this model for a Grade 5 school project which required researching a famous person.

  • Juan Ramon Garcia Martin has done an impressive job finishing his 1/72 Tamiya/Italeri Jaguar.  This little beauty has a resin seat and aftermarket decals for the Oman Air Force.  All this is topped off with one heck of a weathering job. 

  • Tolga Ulgur is here from Turkey with his 1/48 Tamiya Focke Wulf 190 A8R8.  Tolga tells the mission role of this particular heavily gunned interceptor.  Tolga is a master modeller that has turned out another great looking model.  

  • Yiannis Ladopoulos is here from Greece with his 1/72 Esci RF-5A.  Yiannis brush painted his RF-5A and then finished it off in Spanish Air Force markings.  He also used drybrushing and other techniques to give his jet a more realistic look.....with great success.  I can't believe it's brush painted.

  • I have a preview of the new 1/72 F-117A Silver Anniversary Bandits decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 4 different F-117 Nighthawks  in the twilight of their careers.  Two jets are in the experimental gray schemes that have been in use for the last couple of years.  

  • I have a review of the new highly detailed 1/32 resin F-4B/C/D/N Super Detailed Exhausts from Cutting Edge Modelworks.   These are designed to replace the kit exhausts in the Tamiya F-4C/D kit.

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

Sunday,   July 1  2007

  Canada Day

  Burundi Independence Day

  Rwanda Independence Day

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is here to mark Canada day with his selection of 4 1/48 Monogram CF-101 Canadian Voodoos.   Shawn has included the history behind Canada acquiring the CF-101 Voodoo and Shawn has included 4 different paint schemes for the Canadian Voodoos.  Nice one Shawn.....Happy Canada Day!!!    

  • Cristopher Holcomb L. (Flakpanzer) joins us from Chile with his 1/72 Tamiya F-4 1D Corsair.  Cristopher finished his model of this classic war in the  Pacific in the 1945 markings of VF-84.

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