Saturday,   Mar 31  2007 
  • Malcolm Reid is here with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II.  I quite enjoyed seeing how well the weathering came out on Malcolm's Harrier.  Malcolm goes into the pitfalls he experienced in building the Hasegawa Harrier.   

  • Laurent Boildieu stopped by today with his very nicely done 1/48 Eduard Hawker Tempest.  Laurent added extra details and finished off his Tempest with gun powder stains and other weathering.   

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Friday,   Mar 30  2007 
  • Alex Hernández "Senet" joins us from Spain with his 1/72 Academy PBY-5 Catalina.  I was quite impressed with the quality of the finish on Alex's Catalina.  I'd love to know how he did the water.....that would be a perfect article for the Tools n Tips section.   
  • Stephen Cornett is here with his 1/32 Tamiya F-15E & Ace F-16XL.   You've got the check out the F-16XL....the top view shows off this unique F-16 very well.  Both these models are up to Stephen's very high quality of detail and finish.
  • Davide Truccolo is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 MPM Heinkel He100 D that Davide added extra scratchbuilt detail to make it look more realistic.  Davide then finished it off in Luftwaffe markings.  Nice one Davide....welcome to ARC!!!   
  • Steve Ringlein joins us with his big 1/32 Trumpeter Su-27b.   Stephen used a variety of aftermarket items including a replacement nose and resin wheel wells and aftermarket decals to produce this beautiful Flanker.
  • Meteor Productions has new 1/48 resin XF9F/F9F-2/F9F-2P Panther & F9F-8 Cougar Conversion/Correction Sets from Teknics SHIPPING NOW.  These sets include; 
    • F9F-2/3 Corrected Fighter Nose for the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft.
    • F9F Corrected "Cougar Nose" for Panther & Cougar for the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft/FM.
    • F9F-2P Corrected Recce Nose & Cameras for the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft.

    Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/72 F-22A Tyndall's Raptors decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheets features 3 different jets including one flown by a certain fellow named Waco.   

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 Lakenheath Eagles 1999-2006 493rd Fighter Squadron decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.   This sheet features numerous MiG killers and Gulf War jets.

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Thursday,   Mar 29  2007 
Reminder....2007 Region 4 Model Expo and Contest, Pittsburgh, PA March 30-31 2007  

The region 4 model contest and convention will be in Pittsburgh this year. They have the Holiday Inn near the airport reserved and ready to go for the 2 day extravaganza. There will be a bunch of great vendors, some even coming from the other side of the pond (thats the UK) and they are also setting up a bunch of great seminars that will be going on during the show. Judging is modified open judging, which basically means that each model is judged on its own, not in comparison with the other models at the show, but with how well that individual model could have been completed. As a result, there are more prizes given to deserving models, and people seem to enjoy the process more. If our local shows are any indication, this event will be alot of fun and definitely worth a road trip. For more information visit the Three Rivers IPMS club site here.  They hope to see a bunch of ARC guys there, maybe go grab a beer or whatever your drink of choice is between day 1 and 2.  

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is back with more Phantoms.  Today Shawn is here with part 15 of his series and this part includes 1/72 Hasegawa Phantoms JASDF.  No doubt about it.....Japanese jets come ina  colorful variety of schemes.   

  • Andreas Beck is here with his sharp looking 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109.  Andreas finished his 109 in desert camo and sublte weahtering after fixing a few points on this tamiya 109.    

  • Ray Yeo (Seiya) dropped by today with his well done 1/48 Academy F-14A Bombcat.   Ray tells about the effort needed to get the nose to fit.  He also rescribed the panel lines.

  • Gabriel Stern is here to make you grin with another of his scratchbuilt models.  This is his  Scratch-built 1/72 Johnson Uni-plane 1934.  I love these wacky aircraft.  

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Curtiss SB2C Helldiver Seats from UltracastThis set includes the  Pilot & Observer Seats without Harness.

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Wednesday,   Mar 28  2007 
I expect to have the gallery archiving completed on today.  I'll then turn my attention to archiving recent review articles.
  • Paul Myhill a.k.a Green-Meanie is here to show you his very special 1/32 Revell AH-64A Apache.  Paul was determined to get the details right on his cobra and this included plenty of scratchbuilt detailing and custom made decals....and finally some very careful weathering.  Paul has sent in plenty of photos showing what he did.   

  • Marcus Poerner is here to show you his spectacular 1/72 Italeri Stuka.  I got a kick out of seeing this Stuka with with it's weathering and winter diorama base.  I love these winter aircraft.  

  • Gareth Phua drops by today with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-16CJGareth gave his Viper a full weapons load and markings for 79th Fighter Squadron in 79th Anniversary markings from Shaw Air Force Base.  He then finished it up as an in-flight model.  

  • Bill Lachance is here with another of his Museum quality models.  This is Bill's 1/72 Tamiya FAA Corsair Mk. I done up to his usual high standard.  As usual bill has included plenty of info and photos to show you how he did up his Corsair. 

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Hawker Typhoon/Tempest Seats from Ultracast.   

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Tuesday,   Mar 27  2007 
I've begun archiving articles from the past few months.  All jet gallery articles are archived and I'm in the middle of archiving the prop gallery articles.  I expect to have all articles archived this week.  If you have a jet gallery article that has appeared on the ARC homepage and is not in the gallery section.....send me an e-mail and I'll get it added for you.  There are currently about 10,0000 gallery articles on ARC and later this year I will be double checking each article one by one to make sure they are all archived.  
My apologies for not doing this sooner....I will try to do better in the future.
  • William starts things off today with some very well done in-flight photos of his 1/72 In-flight Models.  William has included photos of his F-15's, F-16's, F-14, F-4, A-4, F-5, Mirage F-1 and a MiG-23.  The photos are very effective and I enjoyed seeing them very much.    

  • Jamie Denton has been busy on his 1/48 Tamiya FW-190 D9 which was built for a Group build here on ARC.  Jamie added extra details to his Dora and finished it with weathering and Cutting Edge's "Dashing Doras pt 1" decals.   

  • Alan Thompson dropped by the ARC Corporate offices in Scotland with his 1/72 Fujimi BAe Hawk.  Alan built this little beauty mostly out of the box with some aftermarket decals for an RAF squadron.  Nice job Alan. 

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar drops by today with his 1/48 Roden Gloster Gladiator.  Rafi did a first class job on his Gladiator as you'll see in his photos.  

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Macchi C.205 Exhausts from Ultracast.   These are designed to fit the Hasegawa kits. 

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Monday,   Mar 26  2007 
2007 Region 4 Model Expo and Contest, Pittsburgh, PA March 30-31 2007  

The region 4 model contest and convention will be in Pittsburgh this year. They have the Holiday Inn near the airport reserved and ready to go for the 2 day extravaganza. There will be a bunch of great vendors, some even coming from the other side of the pond (thats the UK) and they are also setting up a bunch of great seminars that will be going on during the show. Judging is modified open judging, which basically means that each model is judged on its own, not in comparison with the other models at the show, but with how well that individual model could have been completed. As a result, there are more prizes given to deserving models, and people seem to enjoy the process more. If our local shows are any indication, this event will be alot of fun and definitely worth a road trip. For more information visit the Three Rivers IPMS club site here.  They hope to see a bunch of ARC guys there, maybe go grab a beer or whatever your drink of choice is between day 1 and 2.  

  • Frank Daniels is here to begin today's update with his first article on ARC.  This is Frank's 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I  done up in the markings of one of the most famous Spitfire pilots from WW2.  An excellent looking Spitfire and I look forward to seeing more of Frank's work on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Frank!!!.   

  • Andrew Stripling is here with his 1/18 21st Century MiG-15bis and his Dachshund.  A great looking MiG and dog.

  • Tolga Ulgur dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Tamiya Dornier Do-335 A Pfeil.  Tolga built his Pfeil mostly out of the box with a few improvements to raise this model to his usual very high standards.  Looks great Tolga. 

  • Scott Vomacka joins us with his 1/48 AMT/ESCI S-3B Viking on a diorama base.  Scott added aftermarket detail items to improve his Viking and also used parts from another Viking model to get his model more correct.  Scott then finished it off with aftermarket decals.   

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Sunday,   Mar 25  2007

 Greece Independence Day 

 Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944) 

  • Constantinos Stoumpanos starts off the special Greek Independence Day update with his 1/48 Heller Mirage 2000BGM.  Constantinos put much effort into his Mirage to get all the details as perfect as he could.....including scratchbuilding and aftermarket details items. 

  • Yiannis Ladopoulos joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16D blk30.  This is the modern Greek interceptor and Yiannis finished it in the attractive camo scheme worn by the Hellenic Air Force.  Nice F-16 Yiannis.....thanks for sharing.

  • John Korellis is here with his kitbash 1/48 Tamiya/Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.Vc.  I have to admit this is one very intriguing model to combine both of these kits and after seeing the finished model I think John is on to something here.  John added foil seatbelts and subtle weathering as well. 

  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here with his first model for this special Greek update.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa F-104G and Thanos detailed the radar, gun compartment and airbrakes as well as added detailsing to the cockpit.  He then finished it off with a classic Tiger scheme resulting ina  very fine model.   

  • Constantinos Stoumpanos is here with his very well done 1/48 Heller G-91R4.  Although Greece never flew this aircraft......this aircraft is correct.....read Constantinos's article to figure out how this can be.  

  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos joins us with his big 1/32 Hasegawa F-86.  Thanos did a large amount of scratchbuilt detailing to his F-86 using good old fashioned modeling skills and patience to turn out a very inspiring Greek Sabre. 

  • Constantinos Stoumpanos finishes off this special update with his 1/48 Italeri Eurofighter EF2000.  This model is finished in a "What-if" scheme to give you an idea what a Greek Eurofighter might look like. 

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Saturday,   Mar 24  2007 
  • Franck Oudin has done a wonderful job finishing and weathering his 1/48 Eduard Mirage IIIC.  This is another beauty from Franck.   

  • Ricardo E. Martinez has done a fine job on his 1/72 Huma Me 209 V-1.  It's not often you get to see a model on this particular aircraft......it's cool to see it.   

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Friday,   Mar 23  2007 

  Pakistan Day  

  • IPMS WIngs and Wheels show is this Sunday March 25 in Chicopee MA.  For all the info click here.   http://www.wwmodelclub.org/html/spring.htm
  • This year MODELMANIA 2007 will be this Saturday March 24, 2007 at Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477, for more information go to www.ipms-houston.org 
  • Ben Montgomery is one of our younger modelers here on ARC.  Today he joins us with his 1/72 Italeri F/A-22 Raptor which he chose to do in the attractive Raptor 001 in the operational scheme.  A good choice of markings and a good looking Raptor.

  • Phil Vorvis is here with his beautifully done 1/200 Hasegawa C-130 H.   Phil wisely chose the Japanese markings for his little Herc.....don't know why but the colors and markings for the Japanese aircraft are eye catching.  Phil decided not to scratchbuild a complete cargo area and kept the rear cargo door closed....another smart move.  

  • Lei joins us with this very well done 1/48 Academy Su-27 B Flanker.  This is Lei's first model and much was learned on ARC before beginning this model......so thanks goes to the ARC readership in making this model the success it is.  This is a well liked kit and as Lei shows.....it builds up into a very accurate looking Flanker.  And it always looks great in one of the many camo options worn by the Su-27. 

  • Charles Leung dropped by the ARC Corporate offices in Hong Kong today with his 1/72 Italeri UH-19A.  Charles used the US markings and the more interesting float version....which was a very good choice.  A good looking Chickasaw and good to see.    

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Thursday,   Mar 22  2007                  No update today.
I was out of town for 16 hours on Wednesday with my kids visiting family and got home very late.  We had a good time, but I sure am tired......9 hours of traveling for 7 hours of visiting.
Wednesday,   Mar 21  2007 

  Namibia Independence Day   

  Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force  

  • Alan Sim on behalf of Bernard Cher is here with results from the recent M Workshop Group Build 003 – Prop Fiesta.  This was quite the successful group build and much credit goes to all involved. 

  • Douglas Conrady is here with one truly outstanding 1/350 USS Essex - Early 1945.  This model has 100 finely finished aircraft as well as the carrier that is fully detailed with plenty of aftermarket photo etch.  Amazing job Douglas.   

  • Andreas Beck has stopped by with his very nicely done 1/48 Eduard Fw-190 A-8.  Andreas has a very high opinion of this model kit and he has detailed his opinion of every aspect of this very high quality model kit. 

  • Evgeny Dedigurov has finished building his 1/72 Trumpeter "Tupolev Tu-160".  This Tu-160 is finished in  some very interesting markings for a Tu-160.  Well done Evgeny.  

  • Oishi has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Monogram A-1H Skyraider.   Oishi's Skyraider comes complete with a full weapons load and flawless weathering.

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Tuesday,   Mar 20  2007

  Tunisia National Day  

  • For you folks in Texas...This year MODELMANIA 2007 will be on March 24, 2007 at Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Road , Stafford , TX 77477 , for more information go to www.ipms-houston.org 
  • David Upp starts today with his spot-on 1/72 Roden Sopwith Camel.  David built his camel and a fuel truck mostly out of the box....with spot-on results.  It's good to see these WW1 models.....after I just watched the movie  "Fly Boys" the other night on DVD.

  • Philip Jones is here with his very nicely done 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18A Hornet.  Philip built his Hornet out of the box with a tiny bit of detailing and some after market decals from Twobobs.  This is the attractive 2 tone blue camo Hornet we all enjoy seeing.  

  • Pierre Christian Baudru joins us with his 1/72 Tamiya F-4U Corsair.   Pierre did extra scratchbuilding including detailing of the engine and cockpit and then finished off his Corsair in a blue scheme with weathering.  His finished Corsair looks very good and the chipped paint on some of the panel lines adds realism.

  • J.C. Bahr has dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Italeri MH-60L DAP.  JC did plenty of scratchbuilding and old fashioned modeling to create his MH-60L and yes......it's got quite the weapons load.  Nice one JC...this looks like it was quite the project.....credit to you for pulling it off.   

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Monday,   Mar 19  2007 
  • No update today......my kids are out of school for spring break and I'm spending the time with them.

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Sunday,   Mar 18  2007 
Saturday,   Mar 17  2007 

  Ireland National Day -  St. Patrick's Day 

  • Mike Williams kicks off today's update with his 1/72 Xtrakit Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8Mike did a bit of extra scratchbuilt detailing and finished his Meteor in the colourful markings for No.600sqn RAuxAF Biggin Hill.   

  • Rick Reinbott is here with his 1/72 Revell P-47D Thunderbolt Rick did some scratchbuilt detailing and added noseart markings and finished his Jug with weathering.    

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Friday,   Mar 16  2007 
  • Sören Bartusch joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw-190 D-13.  You have to check out this VERY unique Fw-190.   It has a special engine.....special weapons systems and a machine gun that fires through the prop spinner.  Sören did quite a few modifications and scratchbuilding to create this wonderful Fw-190.

  • Steve Negley is here with his 1/70 Apogee Components Saturn V.   This rocket is 5 1/2 feet tall (almost 2 meters) and actually flies thanks to built in rocket motors.  Yikes....this must be quite the sight to see in person.

  • Gabriel Stern is here with another of his wacky gems from aviation history.  This odd multi-airfoil/wing model is the  Scratch-built 1/72 Leigh/AVRO Baby-1920.   Yet another fine example of the skill Gabriel has when it comes to creating the most unusual historical aircraft.  I love it!!! 

  • Csaba Fodor joins us today with a Mraz K-65 - a post-war tow plane.   This unique model became a civilian glider tow plane after it's military career had ended.  The full story of it's history as well as the story behind building this model with the scratchbuilt details is included in the article with 4 photos of this beauty.   

  • Melih Yararcan stopped by today at the ARC Corporate offices in Turkey with his 1/72 Revell F-4 E Phantom TuAF.  This particular F-4 model was finished to a very high standard with much skill and care and finished off in Turkish Air Force markings.  Very nice indeed.   

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his two of his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C/D Barak.  These are without a doubt are one of the most colourful camo schemes worn by the F-16 and a treat on the eyes to see.  Rafi used the Meteor Productions spine to complete the conversion along with some scratchbuilding and aftermarket decals.  Plenty of work, but the finished model looks well worth the effort.

  • Lyle Brown is here with his Sukhoi Su-30MK pencil drawing.   Don't be fooled by the triple tails.....there are 2 aircraft in the artwork.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Macchi C.202/205 Wheels (radial tread) from UltracastThese wheels replace the wheels provided by Hasegawa which are undersized and suffer from ejector pin holes on the side of the tires.

  • Patrick Chung is here with a product announcement for the new 1/72 Arvo Lancaster BMk.I/III  detail set from Voyager Model.  Wow...this set is huge.  

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Thursday,   Mar 15  2007 
  • Phil Vorvis begins today with his 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II.  Phil decided to add a resin cockpit with some photo etch as well as a final weathering job and weapons load to complete the realistic battle look of his Harrier.  

  • Ed Adams joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking RCAF 1/32 Fisher Sea Fury.   Ed did an outstanding job on his big Sea Fury model.  I love the detail on the wingfolds as well as the finish on the whole model.  Welcome to ARC Ed!!!

  • Laurent Boildieu is here with his 1/48 Edaurd Yak 1.  Laurent finished his Soviet aircraft in the winter camo scheme with a good application of weathering to give his Yak the perfect look.  

  • Shmuel Boyarski is here with his award winning 1/32 Tamiya F-15I conversion.  Shmuel began by using the Cutting Edge conversion CEC32074 to make the conversion from F-15E to Israeli F-15-IShmuel also added DC motors to spin the engine fan blades and LED lights and fibre optics for the wing tip lights and cockpit monitor and so much more.  WOW!!!   

  • Alfredo García joins us from Mexico with his 1/48 Revell-Monogram Ju-52/3.  Alfredo loved building this model and the finhish aircraft looks very nice indeed. 

  • Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the  1/48 F-117A Silver Anniversary Bandits decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   This sheet features four complete jets from the 49th Fighter Wing and the 53rd Test Evaluation Group of Nellis AFB.  There are also additional options for two more jets from the 49th.

  • Here is a product announcement for the Final Gypsy Roll, VF-32 Swordsmen, 1974-2005 LIMITED EDITION print from Deployment Productions.  20% off of any products for every registered, active ARC community members!

  • I have a review of the  1/48 Messerschmitt Me-109 Part 4 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet features 4 different 109's with artwork.

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Wednesday,   Mar 14  2007 
  • Reminder....Meteor Productions is having a webinar tonight on March 14 called "How To Avoid The Nine Common Mistakes Even Experts Make About F9F Panthers!"  To register...click here  You'll need to register to take part.  I believe the audio is done over a 1 hour long distance phone call with the video coming to you over the internet.

  • Matthew Daisley (8 years old) is back today with another of his very well done models.  This is Matt's 1/300 Hobby Craft Boeing 777 finished off in the ever popular British airways scheme.  I was impressed by the stand Matt built for his 777.  Looks great Matt.  

  • M. Greenup is here with  his 1/48 Academy Polikarpov I-16.  M. Greenup chose to finish his soviet fighter in the winter camo scheme....which is one of my favourites.

  • Jojo Anonuevo is here today with his 1/72 Airfix P-80C Shooting Star.  Jojo built this classic jet out of the box with the addition of seatbelts and a wash to give it that weathered look.  Very nicely done Jojo. 

  • Dennis Cermak joins us with his 1/48 Revell/Monogram A/B-26C Invader.  Dennis built his Invader mostly out of the box with the addition of a resin Cutting Edge CEC 48031, 8-Gun Nose Conversion.  A great looking model of this classic attack aircraft. 

  • 'Bill TGH' Daisley is the proud supportive Dad of young ARC modellers Matt and Ben and this is his 1/72 Pioneer 2 Su-15TM.  Bill finished his Su-15 in a outdoor museum display complete with hard stand and sun weathering.  Very effective job on this one Bill.  Keep on building with the boys.   

  • Mark L. Rossmann has sent in an article of his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A.  Mark chose the markings for the highest scoring Navy Corsair Ace of the war in the 3 tone paint scheme.  Always good to see a bent wing bird.  

  • Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the 1/48 F-16C 2005 TMOTA CO ANG decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This is a Tiger Meet scheme.  Way too cool!!! 

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Macchi C.202/205 Wheels with smooth tires from UltracastThese wheels replace the wheels provided by Hasegawa which are undersized and suffer from ejector pin holes on the side of the tires.

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48th F/A-18A+ Hornet Update set from MAW Decals.  This set id designed for the 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18A Hornet.

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Tuesday,   Mar 13  2007 
  • Here is a product announcement for the 3 new Teknics 1/48 XF9F/F9F-2/F9F-2P Correction Sets  that can be purchased from Cutting Edge Model WorksThese 3 different sets are shipping now.

  • Pablo Angel Herrera joins us today from Guatemala with his 1/72 Heller Saab JA-37 Viggen.  Pablo built his Viggen out of the box but used a very effective technique to finish the raised panel lines and finished ito off with weathering.   

  • Jon Ochoa is one of the Junior modellers here on ARC and he's here today with his 1/48 Monogram Dc-3.  Jon had some help from his Dad as they installed lights and prop motors to give Jon's DC-3 more realism and finished it off with a perfect paint job.  Nice one Jon!!!    

  • Jeremias Nicolas Luchina has dropped by with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Resin Pulqui II.  Jeremias did a fair bit of work to finish his model and also includes the history behind this unique Argentinain jet aircraft designed by Kurt tank.  The finished model looks very nice indeed.  Welcome to ARC.....I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC.   

  • Sergio Blanco joins us today with his 1/72 Academy P39-N Aircobra.  This special little P-39 is finished in Soviet markings complete with paint chipping and weathering.  Always good to see a P-39 in markings from the Great Patriotic War.   

  • Andy Davies is here with the first of what I hope will be many submissions to ARC.  This is his 1/48 Airfix Lightning F3  complete with a bare metal finish a weapons load.  Nice one Andy....welcome to ARC.   

  • Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the new 1/48 F-22A Tyndall's Raptors decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of Jake Melampy's Red Flag 07.02 Photo CD.  This disc contains 150 images, sized 1500x1000 pixels, covering 11 different types of aircraft from 26 individual squadrons.  

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 resin Macchi C.202/205 Seat (without Harness) from Ultracast.  

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Monday,   Mar 12  2007 

  Mauritius Independence Day  

Sunday,   Mar 11  2007

  Lithuania Independence Day  

  Anniversary of Madrid Train bombings  

  • Matthew Daisley (8 years old) joins us with his first article on ARC today.  This is Matt's 1/48 Revell Spirit of St. Louis.  Matt has not only entered contest but also taken home awards.....pretty impressive for  anyone.  His Spirit of St. Louis is very nice indeed.   Welcome to ARC Matt.....I look forward to seeing model of your models on ARC.....and more of your brother's models.  

  • Stephen Cornett joins us with his stunning 1/32 Revell F-4G Spangdahlem Weasel.   Stephen added a variety of aftermarket items to his Phantom with some good old fashioned modelling skill and ended up witha  model that is worthy of ceter stage in any display cabinet.

  • Sébastien Courbet has stopped by today with his 1/48 Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb Trop.   Sébastien built his spitfire mostly out of the box and displayed it on a desert diorama base to complete the look of his very fine looking Spitfire.

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Saturday,   Mar 10  2007 
Yup....Junior modelers can have any type of model on ARC.
  • Benjamin Daisley (12 years old) begins today with his 1/25 Burago Porsche 924.  Ben finished his 924 with a degree of skill much beyond his 12 years and I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC.  Well done Ben and welcome to ARC!!!  

  • Marko Skukan dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Croatia.  He has been very busy creating his 1/48 Academy Su-33 + Moskit anti-ship missile.  This is not an easy project and then Marko added scratchbuilt detaisl a nd a srcatchbuilt anti-ship missile and you have the makings of a very impressive model.  Well done Marko.

  • Joe Barauskas has done  a first class job super detailing his 1/72 Academy P-47 Razorback.   Between the weathering and the engine detail.......Joe must have out quite a few hoiurs into this beauty.  Nice one Joe.

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Friday,   Mar 9  2007

  In  memory  of  A.A.  "Bertus"  Wolthaar  

  • Niels Dol is here to remember his Grandfather with his 1/72 Italeri C-47 Dakota, Hasegawa P-51 Mustang & Hasegawa P-40 Kittyhawk.  Niels built these 3 models since his Grandfather passed away 6 days ago in a effort to have these models redsay for today....the day of his funeral.  I'd like to express the sympathy from everyone in the ARC family to Niels over the loss of his Grandfather.

  • Guy Wilson is here with the third and final part of his 1/32 Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-27B Flanker article.  Guy explains how he did the exceptional detailing to the gear legs and other parts on this super detailed Flanker.

  • Alan Purusram is here with his eye popping 1/48 Monogram B-26B Invader.  Alan did almost everything he could think of to his Invader.....and then displayed it one  flawlessly realistic display base.  Get your self a coffee or cup of tea and sit back and enjoy the article and photos.  This one is worth saving for your coffee/tea break.

  • Erkin Bora has dropped by today with his Revell A-319 TC - ANA.   This beautiful airliner was finished in markings for an airliner that  sounds like it is the Turkish version of "Airforce One".  A sharp looking airliner.

  • Tudor Gheorghiu is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Revell Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2 that has been detailed and weathered to perfection.  I hope to see more of Tudor's models on ARC in the future.  Well done Tudor....welcome to ARC!!!   

  • Anatoly Velichko has done a beautiful job building and detailing his 1/48 Airfix Blackburn (H.S.) Buccaneer S.Mk.2 including a resin cockpit set.  Anatoly did a fantastic weathering job  and finished his Bucc with sexy noseart decals.  

  • Konley Kelley joins us with some digital artwork of his 1/48 Revell TBD-1 Devastator.   This particular images is from the Battle of Midway.  Wow.......spectacular job you did on this one Konley. 

  • Meteor Productions is having a webinar on March 14 called "How To Avoid The Nine Common Mistakes Even Experts Make About F9F Panthers!"  To register...click here  You'll need to register to take part.  I believe the audio is done over a 1 hour long distance phone call with the video coming to you over the internet.

  • I have a review of the 1/48 resin Macchi C.202/205 Seat (with Harness) from Ultracast.  You've got to see the seatbelts on this one.....very realistic.  

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Thursday,   Mar 8  2007 
  • Guy Wilson starts things off today with part 2 of  his 1/32 Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-27B Flanker article.  Wow....you've got to see the cockpit in this big Flanker.....it's stunning.

  • Gabriel Stern is here with a look at the more unique side of aviation.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 Tupolev Ant-2 in an article titled "The  lovely 20's".  Ahh the simplier times.  Sweet job on the scratchbuilding Gabriel....I love it.  

  • Ming Ho joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B Tomcat.  Ming went to great lenghts on his F-14 and I'm deeply impressed with the finished model.  Ming used many aftermarket detail items and finished it off with Twobobs VF-32 OEF decals.  It's a beauty Ming.

  • Goran Kovacic is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D.   Goran decided to dispaly his P-47 in an inflight mode and the spinning props he created look perfect.....very effective.  Goran also added additional details to bring his P-47 to a higher level of detailing realism.....with great effect I might add.

  • Phil Vorvis joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16D.  This is a 2 seater F-16 with an aftermarket cockpit.  I've got a soft spot for 2 seat aircraft and it is a treat to see photos of this F-16.  Phil did his F-16 justice and has a first rate model for his efforts.   

  • Sébastien Courbet is here with his 1/72 Italeri Ju-52.   This Ju-52 is a post war captured aircraft in French markigns that was used by the French in Indochina.  Sébastien finished his JU-52 with some careful weathering.  This is quite the model.

  • Ted Taylor is here with a selection of 58 photos from the recent Milton Keynes Model Show 2007 held on Feb 4 2007.  OK guys....time to use the slideshow feature.  Enjoy.  Ted has taken photos of a variety of models....including plenty of aircraft.  It looks like the folks in the UK can hold their own....there's some great looking models.

  • I have a product announcement of the 1/32 resin Triple Ejection Rack (TER) from Cutting Edge ModelworksThis particular ejection rack was used from Vietnam through 1980s Configuration for A-4, A-6, A-7, F-4s, F-105s, etc.   Each Rack contains 24 parts and you get 2 racks in a set.   

  • Here is a product announcement for the VF-2 to VFA-2 Bounty Hunters Transition, 2003-2004 F-14D Tomcat - F/A-18F  Super Hornet #TS-F14F18/005 print from Deployment Productions.   Remember  20% off of any products for every registered, active ARC community members!

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Curtiss P-40N Covered Wheels
    Block Tread
    from UltracastThese are the
    27" light weight wheels and are well worth considering for your next P-40N.

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Wednesday,   Mar 7  2007 
Sorry for the late update today.....I've been working on a  new feature you'll see in today's articles permitting you to easy view the full size photos.  Look for the button at the top of today's articles.
  • Guy Wilson is here with the first of 3 articles about his 1/32 Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-27B Flanker.  Guy did quite a bit of work to create his Su-27 including a number of aftermarket resin items.  

  • Cyril Worley has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Tamiya A-1H Skyraider.  This finely crafted model has wingfolds, weapons and a full weathering job.  Enjoy the photos.

  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here with one of my favourite Hellenic Air Force paint schemes.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa F-104G done in the breath taking "Olympus" anniversary scheme.   Good to see.

  • Scott Vomacka had a very enjoyable time building his 1/72 Academy KB-29P.  Scott chose the tricky route of finishing his KB-29P in baremetal foil....which is not an easy task.....although Scott's excellently done KB-29 makes it look so easy.  

  • Phil Vorvis is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet in the famous D-Day Anniversary markings. Phil has some sounds advice regarding the engine intakes on the Hasegawa model.  Nice one Phil.   

  • Laurent Boildieu stops by today with his 1/48 ICM Mig-3.  Laurent added scratchbuilt details and a full weathering job to this heroic  Russian fighter from the Great Patriotic War.    

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Tuesday,   Mar 6  2007 
  • Giannis Doxas dropped by the ARC Corporate offices in Greece with his award winning 1/48 Monogram F-102A Delta Dagger.   Wow....this is modeling skill and patience at it's best.  

  • Mark McClellan is here with a blast from the past.  This is his recently built 1963 vintage 1/4 inch Aurora Sopwith Triplane "Black Maria".  Mark includes some thoughtful modeling memories from long ago that I think you'll enjoy quite a bit.......79Cent kits?......ahhh the memories. 

  • Bob Moore is here with his outstanding 1/48 Revell F-86D.  Bob used custom decals and finished his Sabre Dog off with a first rate multi-paneled bare metal finish.  

  • Ryan Cameron and Ken Stanworth have been busy building their 1/72 Academy Mustangs.  Both of these Mustangs turned out very nice with markings including the 133rd Polish Fighter Wing and 441 Sqn RCAF.  Gotta' love those D-Day stripes.....a real weakness of mine.  

  • Ian Buick joins us today with his very well done 1/72 Revell Typhoon.  Ian added quite a few extra details to his Typhoon to bring it up to a very high level.  

  • Jose Aides has gone way above and beyond with his 1/48 Italeri C-130J Hercules.  Jose added electirc motors to spin the props and LED lights to add more realism.  Very nice indeed.  

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin Curtiss P-40N Covered Wheels Diamond Tread from UltracastThese are the 27" light weight wheels.  

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Monday,   Mar 5  2007

Maiden flight of Spitfire prototype K5054 in 1936

As I mentioned on Saturday.....I'm experimenting with a new feature.  If you click on any of the thumbnails in today's articles, it will take you to a series of webpages for that article that will permit you to click through all or some of the large images in that article.....depending on what you decide to do.  I hope you find this feature useful.
  • David Hawkins is here with his Spitfire to honour this special anniversary of the Maiden flight of Spitfire prototype K5054 in 1936 1/48 Monogram Spitfire Mk IX.  Although this is a very old kit.....David did an outstanding job on it...complete with weathering in an in-flight display.  

  • Dr. Radosta has been busy super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II.  This kit has quite a bit of aftermarket parts as well an loads of hours of careful detailing.  The finished Harrier is a sight to see....beautiful    Tigre del Aire joins us from Colombia with his scratchbuilt 1/72 Focke Achgelis 330 Fa-330.   This little motorless auto-gyro was used as observation platforms from Germany submarines during WW2.  Tigre del Aire captured the look of this little chopper very well.

  • Dan McWilliams is here with one of the most exciting paint schemes ever seen on the Mirage 2000C.  Dan used the 1/48 ESCI Mirage 2000C kit to create this in-flight masterpiece.  The fantastic results speak for themselves.   

  • Bruce Bell is here with an article In memory of Al Superczynski.  This is Bruce's 1/48 Tamiya P-47 Razorback.   Al helped many people when projects got stalled....and this fine looking P-47 is just one example.  Nice one Bruce.....and Al.

  • Tien Pham GUC75  has stopped by with his well weathered 1/72 VNAF B-57.  Tien has included a full history of the Canberra in Vietnamese service.  A very well done model. 

  • Lyle Brown dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his Hawker Nimrod Pencil Drawing.   Very nice drawing Lyle.  

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Sunday,   Mar 4  2007 
  • J.C. Bahr kicks off today's update with his 1/72 Revell Republic F-105B Thunderchief.  JC did quite a bit of work to create his Thunderbird F-105 and he tells the story about the crash that ended the F-105 with the thunderbird.  His article is dedicated to Al Superczynski.   

  • Huy Tran joins us with his big 1/32 Matchbox Tiger Moth.  This particular aircraft was owned by owned by the last Vietnamese Emperor Bao Dai.   Huy Tran built this Tiger Moth mostly out of the box with some added detailing.

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Saturday,   Mar 3  2007

 Bulgaria National Day 

  Morocco  National Day  

I'm experimenting with a new feature today.  If you click on any of the thumbnails in today's articles, it will take you to a series of webpages for that article that will permit you to click through all or some of the large images in that article.....depending on what you decide to do.  I hope you find this feature useful.
  • Shawn Phantom Weiler starts your Saturday update with his 1/48 AMT F-5E.   Shawn's F-5 is in US Navy Adversary markings complete with an Iraqi flag.  Nice one Shawn.

  • Nicolás Hakime Fernández aka El Hereje is here with a 1/48 Tamiya P-51 in captured Luftwaffe markings.  It's always fascinating for me to see Allied aircraft in Luftwaffe markings.    

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Friday,   Mar 2  2007 
Thursday,   Mar 1  2007

  Wales  -  St David's Day  

  • Marc Gray is here with his first model on ARC.  This is Marc's 1/24 Airfix Ju-87 Stuka.  Although Marc is rather new to the hobby and only 16.....he picked an excellent older kit and did a great job building and finishing it.  Welcome to ARC Marc!!! 

  • AEX dropped by the ARC Corporate offices in the lovely city of Tenerife on the Canary Islands with a outstanding 1/72 Hasegawa F-4N Phantom II.  This perfect model is finished in the ever popular markings of VF-84 Jolly Rogers with an out standing weathering job.

  • Dan Hamilton joins us with his 1/72 Williams Brothers Douglas World Cruiser "Seattle".   This is one of the aircraft that was used for an around the world flight......read Dan's article for the full story and see photos of his little beauty.

  • Aaron Hughes is here with a variety of 1/72 Airfix & Hasegawa Lightnings.  Aaron has a passion for Lightnings aa you can see from the high quality of his models.   

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