Wednesday,   May 30  2007 
  • Randall Powell is here with a very nice looking BMF 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang.  Randall used a very interesting technique for his BMF that you might want to read about in his article.   Sharp looking Mustang Randall.

  • Massimo Busolini has been very busy getting the finish on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-86E Sabre looking perfect.   I was fascinated to read the long and careful proves Massimo used on his F-86.....to produce his excellent looking Italian Air Force F-86.

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar joins us today with his 1/48 Fonderie Miniatures Handley Page Halifax Mk III.  Rafi was true to his usual form and turned out a stunning looking model of this classic WW2 bomber.   

  • Jean-Charles Goddet joins us from France with his 1/72 Lockheed Martin F16C Falcon Block 30.  This is a very special ANG Viper in tiger meet markings using decals from Twobobs.  Very nicely done Jean-Charles.

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Tuesday,   May 29  2007 
The move to the new ARC server computer is going well and about 60% of the articles on ARC are loaded to the new server.  Today's articles are on the new server computer.  
  • Eric Bade begins today with two excellently done Mosquitoes.  These are his 1/72 Hasegawa and Tamiya DH Mosquite FB Mk VI.  Eric compares both models and gives you a full report on which model he prefers at each stage and why.  

  • Rand Johnson has completed his Vintage 70's 1/48 ESCI F-8E Crusader.  Rand re-scribed his Crusader and detailed it with some extra scratchbuilt details.  Although it's an older kit, Rand enjoyed building it and turned out a first class model of this classic jet. 

  • Tony Feredo joins us today with his 1/48 Academy P-26A Peashooter.  This model was serving with the Philippine Army Air Corps and it's markings are transitional markings, which are interesting to see.  Tony did some scratchbuilding  and made his own decals to complete this sharp looking P-26.

  • Lior Bercu is here with an outstanding 1/35 Academy Black-Hawk IDF "Yanshuf"-UH-60L.  This Israeli UH-60L has added detailing and aftermarket decals and a big large amount of modelling effort was used to produce this beauty.  

  • Steffen "Little Airwolf" Tittmann is here with his beautifully done 1/48 Gavia Lawotschkin La-7.  Steffen chose very special markings for an ace on this classic Russian aircraft.  Steffen tells some of the sad tale of this pilot in his article. Steffen used aftermarket items to improve the detail on his model.

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Monday,   May 28  2007 

  USA Memorial Day  

No update today.  I'm busy uploading files to the new ARC server....this requires endless hours of uploading.  There will be an update tomorrow.
Sunday,   May 27  2007 
No update today.  I'm focusing heavily on the continuing move of the website files.
Saturday,   May 26  2007

 Georgia National Day 

  • Lorenzo Schiapparelli is here with one of my favourite camo schemes.....winter.  This is his 1/48 Ju 88 - 75 mm Pak40 finished off in an Eastern Front winter paint scheme with a diorama base of snow.  Beautifully done.

  • Björn Dol has done  avery nice job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16A.  This Dutch F-16 is finished off in the 45th Anniversary markings for the "Dutch Lions".  A sharp looking Viper model to be sure.   

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Friday,   May 25  2007 

 Argentina National Day 

 Jordan Independence Day 

Thursday,   May 24  2007 

  Eritrea Independence Day  

  • Angelo M Picardo starts today with his 1/35 Piper Cub L-4 by Bronco.   Angelo built his Piper Cub out of the box butt he way he displayed it so effectively plus the D-day markings and all that adds to the story really make this a diorama worth checking out.

  • Sam Chia went above and beyond to create his 1/48 Hasegawa Isreali A.F. F4E Kurnass 2000.  Sam used a huge variety of aftermarket goodies to complete his Phantom......but in the end it was Sam's skill that pulled it all together into this perfect F-4.  

  • Charles Johnson has a very detailed article about building the 1/48 Italeri ACH-47 Chinook Gunship.  Charles has a very high opinion of this kit and with his article you will have the information to get all the tiny details right.  Well done Charles.  

  • Dave Drake is here with his nicely done 1/72 Hawker Typhoon IIb.  This particular Typhoon is an RAF bird and Dave tells the history of the Typhoon in his article.  

  • Lots of new goodies from Meteor Productions.  These include 2 Yellowhammer Models 1/48 F-14D "Tomcat Sunset" decal sheets and a new 1/32 F-4B/C/D/N Nozzle Set  and three new F-4B/N resin Airframe Conversion Sets.  

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the new 1/48 resin GE F110 Engine Nozzle from Doctor Pepper Resins.      

  • Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the new 1/48  "Dying Sun" decal sheet from Rising Decals.  This sheet includes Japanese Army Aircraft Captured by American Forces. 

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Wednesday,   May 23  2007 
  • Vladimír Žucha and Martin Jarina have been very busy adding detail to their 1/200 Hasegawa Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L.  This model is how Challenger looked just before lift-off on her tragic final mission in January 1986.  Vladimír Žucha and Martin captured the look of Challenger very well.

  • Wouter is here from Belgium with a sharp looking 1/144 Revell F-14D Supertomcat.   I love the camo scheme on Wouter's Tomcat.  

  • Jeremias Luchina has done an excellent job building and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya Gekko.   Jeremias built his Gekko mostly out of the box with some careful chosen added details.  

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar has done an outstanding job building and detailing his 1/48 Pro Modeler SB2C-1C Helldiver.   You've got to have a look at the dive brakes on this beast....amazing job Rafi!!!

  • Gabriel Stern is here with another of his wacky aircraft from aviations history.  This is Gabrial's Scratch-built 1/72 Payen Pa 101.   Now you know where the first delta wing aircraft came from.  

  • I have a product announcement of the new F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-103 Jolly Rogers print from Deployment ProductionsThis profile comes in 5 different sizes.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members! 

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Tuesday,   May 22  2007 

  Yemen National Day  

Greg Wise has taken some photos from the recent IPMS Orlando 2007 model show.  You can see them by clicking here.
  • Tyler White has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18D.  Take a good look at this Hornet...the weathering is fantastic.  

  • Elger Abbink has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing his 1/72 Avro Lancaster DV401.   Elger includes the wartime story of the final sad mission of this Lancaster.

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is here with part 17 of his Phantom series.  Today Shawn is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4EJ Kai Phantom.  The Zotz Decal markings on this particular Phantom are very special and include a Dragon along both sides of the fuselage.

  • Rick Reinbott is here with his 1/48 Monogram Focke-Wulf Fw 190.  This is an older kit, but Rick did it up in fine style. 

  • Raymond Utter enjoyed building his 1/35 Trumpeter Mi-8.  Raymond decided to finish his attractive chopper in Angolan Air force markings with a  3 color camo.

  • I have a product announcement of the new F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-103 Jolly Rogers print from Deployment Productions.  This profile comes in 5 different sizes.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members! 

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Monday,   May 21  2007 

  Victoria Day  

  Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Navy  
No update today.....I'm spending the long weekend with my family....I attended a large British car show in a neighbouring city on Saturday with my 11 year old daughter (I got to sit in an early '80's Lotus Esprit and took a photo of my daughter standing next ot a 1946 Ariel motorbike) and on Sunday I took both my daughters to see Shrek 3....we had a good time.  On Monday there is a 3 hour parade in our city to celebrate Victoria Day. 
Sunday,   May 20  2007 

  Cameroon National Day  

  Cuba Independence Day  
  • Dan McWilliams starts today with one of the more attractive camo schemes worn by the CF-5A.  This is Dan's 1/48 Classic Airframes CF-5A finished off with Leading Edge decals.  Well done Dan.   

  • Alan Williamson has been busy finishing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5b Zero Type 52 Otsu.  Alan includes info on how he weathered his Zero in his article.  Nice one Alan. 

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Saturday,   May 19  2007

  Turkish Remembrance of Ataturk and Youth Day May 19 2007 

  • Ceki Erginbas is here from Turkey to begin this special Turkish update with his 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X.   This is a very detail Beaufighter and Celi won a first place award.  His article tells the step by step story and includes many photos.  

  • Murat Madak is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Academy Mig 21 PF in markings for the Egyptian Air Force in a desert camo scheme.  Murat added extra details to his MiG.  Welcome to ARC Murat!!! .   

  • Ceki Erginbas is here with his award winning 1/72 Revell B-25J Mitchell.   This is quite the weathered paint job....take a good look and enjoy.

  • Tolga Ulgur joins us from Turkey on this special Turkish holiday with his 1/48 Hasegawa Henschel Hs-129 B2.  Tolga did up his Hs-129 to his usual very high standard of modelling.   Beautifully done.

  • Ceki Erginbas has done an excellent job building, painting  and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.V (RST).   This Spitfire uses Cutting Edge Decals.

  • Zafer Yilmaz is here on this special Turkish holiday with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 190K-4.   Well done Zafer.

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Friday,   May 18  2007

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day  

Camping was a blast.....68 kids....12 parents and teachers....it was good to get home and have a shower.
  • Sam Chia begins today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F4F finished in a very unique German Airforce paint scheme.  Sam went all out painting and carefully weathering his Phantom 

  • Tigre del Aire is here from Colombia 1/72 Revell Kamov Ka-52 Alligator.  This special chopper is finished in a "What-if" Polish paint scheme. 

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Wednesday,   May 16  2007 
I am going away on a camping trip for 2 nights with my daughter's school.  There will not be an update on Thursday as the remote location of the campsite will not permit Internet access.  Friday's update will be posted when I return in the afternoon on Friday (4pm or 5 pm New York time zone). 
  • Ted Taylor starts today with some photos from the RAF Waddington Airshow 2006.   Ted has included 61 photos of a large variety of aircraft.  Remember to use the slideshow feature to view the photos easier.

  • Manuel J. Armas S. is here from Peru with his 1/48 Revell Monogram F-14D.  Manuel has been very busy getting things right on his  F-14 and he finished his Tomcat in markings for the Bounty Hunters.   

  • Gabriel Stern is here to make you grin with another of his scratchbuilt wonders.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 Aubrun-Payen AP-10.  This little plane originally came with a 25HP motor.....makes you wonder. 

  • Colin Whitehouse is here with the speed record 1/48 Academy Hawker Hunter Mk3.   Colin had to make quite a few changes to build this special speed record Hunter.  Definitely a Hunter worthy of all the effort Colin put into creating it. 

  • Noel Saplala put extra effort into detailing his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51.  Noel's efforts to add detailing do make the difference in adding a higher level of realism to his Mustang.    

  • Franco Giacon is here from Italy with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 unknown Me-262.  This is a very old kit lacking basic detail, but Franco went to work and added detail to get her looking right.....with very good success.  Welcome to ARC Franco!!!  

  • I have a product announcement for the new S-3B Viking VS-24 Scouts, AJ701 / 159747 / Decommissioning Scheme, 2007 print from Deployment Productions.  This profiles is available in 5 different sizes.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

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Tuesday,   May 15  2007 
  • Waco begins today with A selection of his 1/48 Models.  Some of these models have already been featured on ARC.....some are new to ARC......I'm glad to see Waco's work all together in one article. 

  • Oliver Weston is here with his nicely done 1/72 PM Model Hawker Sea Fury T-20.  This is something you don't see that often....a 2 seat Sea Fury trainer.  Oliver tells about the history is this special and quite rare aircraft.   

  • Jason Wolfe has done a flawless job building his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4E/F.  The subtle weathering is a sight to behold.  Jason shares some family history about A-4's over Vietnam in 1972. 

  • Gareth has done a great job building his 1/72 Revell Tornado GR.1A.  This is an excellent little kit but with the RAF green/Grey camo this Tornado really makes this a shape looking model. 

  • Mark Patman joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is Marks ebautifully done 1/48 Tamiya Shiden.   Mark has captured the peeling paint of so many WW2 Japanese aircraft.  Welcome to ARC Mark!!!

  • Dave Klaus is here with a well detailed article titled "Finally, The EASY Way To Create A 1/32 F-4B/N Phantom!"  This article covers many areas that will be of interest to Phantom modelers and also tells about 3 exciting new resin conversion sets from   Cutting Edge.  

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Monday,   May 14  2007 

  Paraguay Independence Day  

  • Busolini Massimo gets your week started with his  excellent looking 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang Shangri-la.   Massimo used some easy to use techniques to weahtrer his Mustang.

  • "Cousin" Vinny Ibarra joins us from the Philippines with his 1/32 Tamiya F-4D IRIAF.  This particular model is based on a story from the Iran/Iraq war from 1982.  The story is an exciting read, but I give you the option in the article to read the story or just read the model build part of the article.  The model captures to great looks of this Iranian Phantom very well.

  • Davide Meneghetti has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/72 Academy OV-10 Bronco.  Davide finished this beauty in Venezuelan Air Force markings.  Quite the model. 

  • Laurent “Angus” Beauvais has gone the extra mile detailing and painting his 1/48 Super Etendard, RIAT 1997.  This is one sharp looking model and Laurent did it up right.  

  • Rico "Forge" Maula is here with some photos of the Ateneo Grade School Plastics Modelers Club Group Build put together by IPMS Manila.  This model club is doing a great job introducing our hobby to kids.

  • I have a product announcement for the new F-14A Tomcat VF-142 Ghostriders profile print in 5 different sizes from Deployment Productions20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members! 

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Sunday,   May 13  2007 
  • Andy Lau has spent 120 hours building his colorful 1/48 Hasgawa F-18F.   Andy finished his eye catching Super Hornet in the great looking markings for VFA-102.  

  • Fabián Mario Vera has been busy building his 1/48 IA-24 Calquín (Royal Eagle).  This is a muti-media resin kit that  Fabián has a very high opinion of.

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Saturday,   May 12  2007 
No update today.  I'm spending the weekend working on website issues. 
Friday,   May 11  2007 
  • Polly Singh is here to mark the retirement today of the Indian Air Forces last Canberra in his Canberra Farewell article.   Polly built a 1/72 Revell Canberra to mark this special date in the Canberra operational history.

  • Lorenzo Schiapparelli has done a marvelous job building and weathering his 1/48 Fw-400 Condor.  Lorenzo has added delicate weathering and displays his Condor on a diorama base.  Well done Lorenzo.

  • Oishi is here with the third and final Skyhawk Aggressor in his series.  This is his 1/48 Semina TA-4J  finished in Twobobs decals.  Anothe rbeauty bu Oishi.

  • Ricardo E. Martinez is here with his brightly colored 1/72 MPM PT-19 Cornell.   Ricardo has set up his PT-19 Cornell in an in-flight display.  Looks great Ricardo.

  • Ted Taylor is here with part 2 of his photos from the RAF Fairford Airshow 2006.  This looks like a show well worth attending.

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Thursday,   May 10  2007 
  • I've corrected the incorrect  URL for the Scale Models Expo & New Zealand Nationals in Wellington, New Zealand, May 12th, 2007  Click here for more details.
  • I have details and photos of the 4 new 1/32 F-4B/N Conversion sets being released from Cutting Edge Modelworks.   1/48 F-4B/N Conversion sets are also on the way.

  • Roberto Masukawa is back today with part 3 of his series.  Today he looks at Remodeling 1/144 Trading Toys.  Plenty of the parts for this tiny tiny Mistel is scratchbuilt......and in the foreground of the photo you can see a penny.

  • Ted Taylor is here with part one of his 2 part series of photos from the RAF Fairford Airshow 2006.  Part 2 will run tomorrow.  Remember to use the slideshow feature to make viewing the photos easier .

  • Mario Krajinovic joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking and well detailed 1/48 Hasegawa AH-64D Longbow Apache.  Mario added extra details and RBF tags and finished it off with weathering.  Welcome to ARC Mario!!!  

  • Oishi is back today with the second of his 3 Aggressor Skyhawks.  Today he brought in his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4E complete with Twobobs decals.   

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Wednesday,   May 9  2007 

  Liberation Day   for the Channel Islands   

  End of Great Patriotic War           Europe Day   

  • I have added the Falklands/Malvinas War to the ARC Theme Day list and future articles on this topic will be carefully checked before appearing on ARC.
  • Roberto Masukawa continues today with part 3 of his Remodeling the 1/144 Trading Toys series.  Today Roberto presents his 1/144 Me-262 complete with scratchbuilt cockpit and antenna among other details.  And yes....that is a 1/144 Kettenkrad.  

  • Charles Johnson has been busy building his 1/48 Italeri C-130.  Charles built his Herc out of the box and finished it in RAF desert camo.  Very nice job and the camo is a real eye catcher. 

  • Eric Bade has thoroughly enjoyed building his 1/72 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback.  Eric did add some aftermarket parts and scratchbuilt details to his P-47.  He has high praise for this model kit.  Very nicely done Eric....the BMF looks great.  

  • Oishi joins us with his flawlessly done 1/48 Hasegawa A-4EOishi chose to finish his Skyhawk in Aggressor markings using Twobobs decals.   This A-4 is very nicely done with just the proper amount of weathering to bring his model to life.

  • I have a review of the  1/32 SBD-1/2/3 Dauntless decal sheet from Yellow Hammer DecalsThis decal sheets includes 7 different aircraft with interesting stories or history behind them.   

  • I have a product announcement for the new  A-6E Intruder VA-52 Knightriders print from Deployment Productions Profiles in 5 different sizes 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members! 

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Tuesday,   May 8  2007 

VE Day- Victory In Europe Day

After many years of dedicated service in the role of Administrators and Moderators on ARC, Ken Middleton and Albert Moore have decided to hang up their ARC work caps and take a well deserved break from the stressful side of ARC.  I would like to wish them both the very best and I hope they enjoy their new found free time to get in more time at their workbenchs.  Please send them both your appreciation and thanks for all their many hours of hard work.
  • After many long hours of struggling to find a solution, I feel I have found  a compromise that will satisfy most people regarding historical content in future articles.  I have used this new solution on  Pablo Calcaterra's recent 1/48 HobbyCraft Sea Harrier "SHAR Tales" article

  • Roberto Masukawa is here with part 2 of his Remodeling the 1/144 Trading toysIn this article Roberto takes  a 1/144 scale Me-262 "toy" and rebuilds, details and paints it.  Roberto added scratchbuilt details to improve his tiny Me-262.

  • Rico "Forge" Maula is here from the Philippines with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16A Thunderbirds.   Roberto hand paint the Thunderbird markings on his F-16 to make sure everything looked perfect.  This is one very classy looking jet and seeing it brings back fond memories I have of watching the T-Bird's perfom at an airshow I attended.

  • Alan Williamson has been very persistant in building his excellent looking 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.VII.  This particular Spitfire took Alan a number of years of on and off building to complete.  By the looks of the photos, it was well worth the effort on Alan's part.  

  • Marcelo Irigoyen is here from Argentina some in-progress photos of his big 1/16 Scratchbuilt Douglas A-4 SkyhawkWOW....this Skyhawk must be huge...what a massive project to take on.  It's good to see the progress you've made so far Marcelo. 

  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/32 Revell Ju-87 Stuka.  This particluar model is finished the the Desrt scheme from North Africa.  

  • I have a review of the  1/32 SBD-3/4 Dauntless decal sheet from  Yellow Hammer DecalsThis sheet includes 6 different aircraft.

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/72 Foreign Meteor F Mk.8s decal sheet from Xtradecals.    This sheets features Royal Netherlands Air Force, Belgian Air Force, Israeli Air Force, Royal Danish Air Force and RAAF.

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Monday,   May 7  2007 
Pablo Calcaterra's recent 1/48 HobbyCraft Sea Harrier "SHAR Tales" has been given by minor editing by Pablo which rewrites sections slightly and removed the some most offensive parts of the article.  Pablo will not be contributing historical articles in the furute on ARC on this topic in an effort to not upset anyone further. You might need to hit refresh to see the revised article
  • Dave Klaus from Meteor Productions invites you all to enjoy reading his detailed article on the history of the Battle of the Coral Sea.  Dave put much effort into this article and his article will hellp you learn the history of this famous battle that paved the way fir further Allied victories in the Pacific. 
  • The Rocky Mountain Model Club  in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in having a contest on May 12 2007.  Click here for all the details.
  • Scale Models Expo & New Zealand Nationals in Wellington, New Zealand, May 12th, 2007  Click here for more details.
  • Martin Kaye and Roberto Masukawa are here with part 1 of their 4 part series on 1/144 collectable planes.  Today they begin the series with Introduction to 1/144 trading toys world where they introduce you to this world of collectable 1/144 aircraft.  

  • Busolini Massimo has dropped by today with his expertly built 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt.  Massimo did a fantastic job on the paint chipping and weathering on his P-47 and I think you'll enjoy reading his technique for this and seeing his photos of his P-47.   

  • William dropped by the ARC Corporate Office in Singapore with his inflight photo of his 1/72 Mirage 2000.  Nice one William....a very effective photo.  

  • Shawn Laporte joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures IL2m3 which Shawn enhanced with paint chipping and weathering.   Welcome to ARC Shawn and I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC!!!

  • Zoran Verhovsek is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is Zoran's beautifully detailed and finished 1/72 Eduard Fokker E.III (Black 5) that he hason a display base showing the type of field these delicate little fighters would have been stationed on.   Welcome to ARC Zoran and I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC!!!

  • I have a review of the 1/32 P-51D Mustangs Stunning 'Stangs Part 2 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  All three of these aircraft feature sexy nose art.  Two of the decal options are for "Passion Wagon"at different times in it's career and one is for "Temptation".

  • Here is a product announcement for the E-2C Hawkeye VAW-113 Black Eagles print from Deployment Productions.    Profiles in 5 different sizes 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of th1/72 RAF Stencil Data and Roundels decal sheet from Xtradecals.  This sheet features the Harrier GR7/9, Hawk, Jaguar GR3, Tornado F3 and Tornado GR4.

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Sunday,   May 6  2007 
  • Tautvydas Sviderskis is here from Lithuania with his first article on ARC .  This is his well done 1/48 Airfix F6F-3 Hellcat.  Tautvydas dirtied his Hellcat and gave it a bomb look to complete the look.   Welcome to ARC Tautvydas!!!     

  • Yiannis Ladopoulos is here from Greece with his carefully weathered 1/72 Esci F-4E Phantom II.  This fine looking F-4 is finished in Hellenic Air Force (Greek) markings and has a multi-shade weathering job on it.......and the kicker......it's hand painted.  Amazing 

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Saturday,   May 5  2007

  Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

  • Lamfan starts today with his first article on ARC.  This is his nicely done 1/72 Fujimi CH-46 which he added crew figures to along with guns.  Well done Lamfan....welcome to ARC!!!  It's always good to see more helicopters on ARC.   

  • Panagiotis Athanasopoulos is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his beautifully done 1/48 Italeri F-16 Blk 52+ in the subtle Greek camo with a full weapons load and panel line shading.  I love it....welcome to ARC Panagiotis!!!   

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Friday,   May 4  2007 
Thursday,   May 3  2007 

  Poland Constitution Day  

  • Ted Taylor begins today with 57 photos he took at the recent The Yeovillton Modelshow 2007.  This model show was held at the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm museum.  Remember to use the slideshow feature to view the photos.

  • Frank Daniels is here with his 1/48 Tamiya ME-109E Trop.  Frank built his 109 mostly out of the box with the addition of a resin seat and he finished it off with some first class airbrushing.   

  • Tim Cvetic is here with his sharp looking baremetal finish 1/48 Revell F-86 Sabre Dog.  Tim finished his Sabre Dog in Yugoslav Air Force markings.  This is Tim's first article on ARC and I hope to see more of his work in the future.  Welcome to ARC Tim!!!   

  • Alan Sannazzaro has done a lovely job on his  1/72 Academy PBY-5 Catalina.  Check out the weathering job on this one....very effective.  

  • Mahlon L Smith is here with his first model on ARC today.  He went the extra mile on his 1/48 Classic Airframe B-57B.  Mahlon added some scratchbuilt details to bring his model to life.....with very effective results.   Welcome to ARC Mahlon!!!

  • Kenny Towne is here with his  first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Nakajima Ki43-II Hayabusa (Oscar).   Kenny built his Oscar in a hotel room....I love the paint scheme.  Welcome to ARC Kenny!!!

  • I have a review of the  1/32 P-51D Magnificent Mustangs Part 3 decal sheet from Cutting Edge ModelworksThis decal sheet features 2 different Mustangs...."Frenesi" and "OLD CROW".

  • I have a product announcement of the F-14B Tomcat VF-101 Grim Reapers print from Deployment Productions Profiles in 5 different sizes 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/72 RAF Update 2005/2006 Part I decals from Xtradecals.  This decal sheet features Tornado F3, Tornado GR4, Jaguar GR3, Harrier GR9 and Tucano T1.

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Wednesday,   May 2  2007
  • No update today.  
  • To avoid further conflict....reference to the Falklands/Malvinas War has been removed from the ARC Theme Day list and will not be featured in future updates on the anniversary of this war.
Tuesday,   May 1  2007 

May Day   -  Labor Day

  • Keeper joins us with a very large selection of photos from the recent Pittsburgh Model Show 2007.  It looks like a show well worth attending.   Well done Doc!!!

  • Pablo Calcaterra is here with his 1/48 HobbyCraft Sea Harrier "SHAR Tales".  This article marks the 25th anniversary of the of first engagement of the  Argentine Airforce in Malvinas / Falklands War.  Pablo has included much Argentinean info in his article regarding this conflict which I hope will further add to the knowledge base regarding this conflict.  I can't believe it's been 25 years.....I feel old...... 

  • Gabriel Stern is here to make you grin with another of his historical wonders.  This is his 1/72 Scratch-built Walco (Weckler-Armstrong-Lillie Co.) Airboat of 1913 complete with his usual well written and amusing article to go with his wacky early aircraft.  This particular aircraft looks reminds me of the Wright Flyer sitting on top of a canoe.....but have a look and you be the judge  

  • Busolini Massimo is here with his mostly out of the box 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G Starfighter.  Massimo chose the markings for the NASA test fleet for his starfighter to add one of these classic NASA jets to his collection.

  • Hal Marshman has been busy adding scratchbuiolt detaisl to his 1/48 Tamiya Vought F4U-1 Corsair.  Check out what Hal did to his Corsair.....all very good options for your next Corsair.  He finished it in mid-WW2 markings.  Nice one Hal.

  • Alan Williamson is here with his very special 1/48 Tamiya BF-109E-4/7.  Alan added a resin cockpit and resin engine to his 109....and this project took a  while to complete.  I have grand projects like this I never finished.....I applaud Alan for completing this gem.  

  • Here's a new F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-211 Fighting Checkmates print from Deployment ProductionsProfiles in 5 different sizes 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 RAF Stencil Data and Roundels decal sheet from Xtradecals.  This decal sheet features Harrier GR7/9, Hawk, Jaguar GR3, Tornado F3 and Tornado GR4.   

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