Homepage Text - July 2004

Friday,  July 30  2004        Vanuatu Independence Day  

I'm pleased to welcome a new ARC Sponsor.  They are Kits Discount and are a hobby shop that has been in business since 1996.  Drop by their website and check them out.  

Juan Ramon Garcia begins today's update with his 1/72 Tamiya P-51D.  Juan gave the P-51 some very special attention of detail and weathering usually only seen on 1/48 models.    


François Maheux is here with his first article on ARC.  This is François's 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II which he added a variety of aftermarket detail items to and then finished it off with a elicately and realistic done weathering job.


Murli Rajan is here with his 1/72 Academy Hawker Hurricane.  Murli added some exhaust weathering to his Hurricane and then finished it off in Indian Air Force markings. 


Thursday,  July 29  2004    

Gary Wickham begins today's update with his 1/72 Hasegawa Grumman X-29.  This is the Forward Swept Wing Technology Demonstrator and Gary found this kit to be quite the straight forward build.  Cool looking jet. 


Charles Kalina is here with his 1/288 AER Antonov An-12 CUB .  Charles did this one up as an in-flight display.  A treat to see Charles work on ARC. 


Dennis Weber is here with the 1/48 Monogram Heinkel He-111H-4.  This is an exceptional kit and Dennis did a splendid job on it. 


John Loughman is the webmaster of the Australian Vietnam Veterans National Museum.  I've added a link to their site to the ARC Museum links page, but I couldn't resist showing you a pic of one of their displays. 


Wednesday,  July 28  2004                Peru Independence Day  

Vinny Ibarra and Katze Labrador are here with their 1/35 Panda Huey.  This Huey is finished in Philippine Air Force markings.  This is one big beautiful chopper.


Chris McKee has built the 1/48 Hobbycraft IDF Skyhawk A4N.  Chris did a pile of work to get his A-4 looking this good and also sued some aftermarket detail items.    

 


Mike Lepek is here with his 1/48 Monogram ProModeler USAAF OA-10A.  Mike even added some very nice markings....including sexy noseart.  Nice one Mike!! 


Stewart Reed is here with some In-flight Photos from the 80's.  These include F-16's, Tornadoes and more. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 & 1/32F/A-18A+ "Fights On" Hornet decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet features 1/48 a1/32 markings for this special Ferris paint scheme.


I have a preview of some of the noseart artwork for a new decal line called PYN-up Decals.  These are produced by Meteor Productions


I have a review of the new 1/48 B-17F decal sheet from Mike Grant DecalsThis decal sheet features B-17F's from the Seattle assembly lines.


Tuesday,  July 27  2004    

Raja Bose is here with his first article on ARC today.  this is his 1/48 Revell F-86D Dog SabreRaja finished his Sabre Dog in a bare metal finished....which is no easy task to get looking this good.  Welcome to ARC Raja!!! 


Gavin Rees has dropped by the ARC Corporate offices this morning with his 1/48 Italeri SH-60B Seahawk.  Gavin did a Sweet looking job on this one. 


Chris McKee is here today with his 1/48 ESCI IDF NesherChris hasn't said too much about the build of his Nesher, but the pictures show a fine looking example of this IDF jet. 


Héctor Alonso Saez is here with his expertly weathered  1/48 Eduard Profipack P-39 Airacobra.  This is an excellent kit and Hector did an outstanding job finishing it off.   


I have a review of the new 1/48 F4U-4 Corsair Part 3 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks. This decal sheet features 2 different Corsairs.....one is a very unique looking Corsair with the USN Reserve.


I have a review of the new 1/48 F-16C Lone Star Gunfighters decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features 3 different Texas F-16's.


Monday,  July 26  2004              Liberia Independence Day   

    Maldives Independence Day    

Ryan Ahern is here today with his first model on ARC.  This is Ryan's beautifully built and finished  1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C Avenger.  Welcome to ARC Ryan!!!  


Keith Money has dropped by with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom.  This great looking diorama and filled with details.....including Keith's very nice Phantom.


Liam Hourston is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Liam's 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane IIc which he finished in Irish markings.  I have some Irish heritage in my,  so it's always fun when I see Irish markings.  Welcome to ARC Liam!!!


Giuseppe Penna has dropped by with a real gem.  This is his 1/48 Airfix Lightning F.2 which he gave a truly impressive bare metal finish to.  Well done Giuseppe. 


I have a review of the new 1/72 F-16C Shaw Vipers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features 4 different F-16's including the Viper that d estroyed the shot down apache in Iraq.....as well as a MiG killer F-16. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 F4U-4 Corsair  Pt. 2 decal sheet from  Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet features 4 different Corsairs....including the First African American Naval Aviator and more. 


Sunday,  July 25  2004      

No update today.


Friday,  July 23  2004      Egypt National Day  

Luc Janssen is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Luc's big 1/32 Hobbycraft MIG - 15 Fagot which he id some extra detailing to.  He finally created a diorama base to display his excellent looking MiG-15.  Welcome to ARC Luc!!! 


Shaun Bowman-Davies is here today with his 1/72 Revell Westland Sea King HAR.3.  Shaun finished off his eye catching Sea King as a British Search and Rescue machine.  He's included info about building his Sea King in his article.


Gavin Rees is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Gavin's 1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle which he did a very nice job on.  Welcome to ARC Gavin!!!


Konley Kelley is here with his 1/48 Tamiya P-51B which he has used to create a piece of artwork.  Very nice indeed.  


Thursday,  July 22  2004    

Emad Tabsh begins today's update with his 1/48 Tamiya Dewoitine D.520.  Emad did some panel line paint chipping and other weathering to his D.520.  


Marv Mays is here with his moving model of LtCdr. Scott Speicher's 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet.  Marv includes some history behind the story of this missing F-18 from the Gulf War.   


Darren McGuinness joins us with his big 1/32 Revell UH-1H Huey Gunship diorama.  This is a Vietnam era Huey and Darren goes into some detail about things he did during construction. 


Ýzzet Celikoba is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400....all the markings on this airliner are painted on....not decals.  Beautiful work Ýzzet....welcome to ARC!!!


I have a review of the new 1/48 F4U-4 Corsair Part 1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks  This sheet features a USMC, USN and Honduran Corsair.


I have a review of the new 1/72 F-111A SEA Combat Lancers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet features 3 different F-111's from South East Asia.


I have a review of the new 1/48 P-47 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal. These are an amazing idea and will be quite popular if you do a  bare metal finish.


Wednesday,  July 21  2004           Belgium Independence Day  

Bob "Glidingbob" Verhegghen begins today's special update with his 1/48 Monogram  F-84F Thunderstreak.  bob finished his beautiful F-84 in markings for 27 sqn-10th FBW-Belgian Air Force-1959.  


Dehouck Youri is here to honour Belgium today with his first article on ARC.  this is Dehouck's 1/72 Heller Alpha-Jet  done up in special Belgium colour markings.  Good to see this one on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Dehouck!!!Patrick Heeren is here from Belgium to mark his country's Independence day.  Today Patrick has dropped by with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A, which he finished with decals from Daco Products, which is a company in Belgium.  


Neil Burkill is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Mustang 1A that he back-dated from Hasegawa P-51 B.  Looking good  Neil....I like it!!! 


Dave Marshall is here with his first article on ARC.  this is Dave's 1/72 Kora Models Folkerts Jupiter, which is a little resin kit.  This is an interesting little plane and a I'm glad Dave sent it in.  Welcome to ARC Dave!!!


I have a review of the new 1/72 F-4E and F-105 South East Asia Heroes  decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 2 F-4E and one F-105G from SEA.


I have a review of the new 1/48 Bf-109B/D decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks This is their Early Messerschmitts Part 3 sheet and features 4 early Bf-109's.


Tuesday,  July 20  2004           Colombia Independence Day  

  USA Lands First Human on the Moon 

Grant Matthews 'blasts' off today's update with his 1/72 Airfix Lunar Lander.  This is to mark the 35th anniversary if the first Lunar landing.  If you're over 40.....you remember where you were on that amazing day.  Grant goes into detail about building a Lunar Lander.


Fernando Azurdia joins us from Guatemala 1/72 Academy  A-37B Dragonfly.  Fernando has done a  splendid job detailing his little 1/72 Dragonfly.  Fernando goes into some good detail about the paint scheme and general building of his Dragonfly.  Nice one Fernando.  


Darren McGuinness is here with his 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk.22.  This kit is known for it's high quality and Darren very much enjoyed building his.  He finished it off with a bare metal finish and weathering.   


Simone Gazzola has dropped by this beautiful baremetal finish 1/48 Academy T-33 T-Bird.  This is Simone's first article on ARC and I look forward to seeing more work from Simone in the future.  Welcome to ARC Simone!!! 


I have a review of the new 1/72 F/A-18A/C/D OEF/OIF Marine Hornets decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This features 3 jets include one with USA Flag markings.


I have a review of the new 1/32 F4U-4 Corsair Part 3  decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This decal sheet features full markings  for 2 different Corsairs, including one very interesting looking Naval Reserve Corsair.


I have a Preview of the upcoming 1/32 F-4E in SEA,  "Warning, deadly JJaws" decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  If you like SEA F-4 with Sharks Mouths....then this sheet will be of interest to you.


I have a review of the new 1/48 CAF CF5 Wraparound Camouflage decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.  this include a resin in-flight refuelling probe with the 1/48 decal sheet.


Monday,  July 19  2004     

Fariborz (Fred) Shammas is here with part 1 of his Iranian Air Force Tactical Aircraft.  You remember Fred's amazing photos....well he's back with more.  His model look like full sized Iranian jets. 


Spencer “Warthog” West  is here with part 2 of his 1/35 Trumpeter Mil Mi-24V Hind-E article.  Today Spencer has done the major assembling, airbrushing and some weathering.  It's coming along very nicely. 


Eric Lowe is here with the BIG 1/18 BBI F/A-18C Hornet - Golden Dragons.  Eric is pretty pleased with his big Hornet and he's looking at doing some detailing to it.  He's included a photos of this next to the 'tiny' 1/32 Academy Hornet. 


Murli Rajan is here with his 1/72 Academy A6M5C ZeroMurli built this one more or less out of the box and quite enjoyed the build.  It's good to see it on ARC Murli.....well done. 


I have a review of the new 1/32 F4U-4 Corsair  Pt. 2 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks This decal sheet features full markings  for 2 different Corsairs.


I have a review of the new 1/72F/A-18F VFA-154 Black Knights decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet features full markings and stencils for 3 different Super Hornets.


I have a review of the new 1/48 & 1/72 B-17G decal sheet from Mike Grant DecalsThis features one B-17G and bonus markings on the 1/48 decal sheet.


Sunday,  July 18  2004    
I will be dropping weekend updates until Sept.  This is to free up badly needed time to focus on other work on ARC as well as to free up some time for my kids during the summer months.  I will continue to update the TPC on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday,  July 17  2004             Iraq National Day   

Friday,  July 16  2004     

Grzegorz Stróżek begins today's update with his 1/72 Academy P-40B.  Although Grzegorz built his Flying Tigers P-40 straight out of the box.....he did produce a very fine and well finished model of this legendary aircraft.  It's always a treat to see a Flying Tiger model. 


Nathan Meyers is here today with his first article on ARC.  This is Nathan's 1/72 Hasegawa B-47E done up with a diorama base.  Nathan did a bit of scratchbuilding to improve upon the kits detail.  this is one big and impressive model....welcome to ARC Nathan!!!   


Mark Davies has dropped by to show everyone his 1/72 Airfix Henschel Hs 123.  Mark did a variety of things including scrathcbuilding to improve upon this model of this strong little bi-plane. 


Dan Duna is here with his 1/48 Scratchbuilt Proximan Fighter.   Dan has a fill imagination and this model proves it......he's included a variety of photos including one of the model before it was painted.  Very creative Dan!!!


I have a full review of the recently released 1/48 Bf-109D decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This decal sheet has a connection to the Olympic games in Berlin in 1936. 


I have a full review of the recently released 1/72 F/A-18E VFA-115 OIF Screamin' Eagles decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 3 different OIF birds.


I have a full review of the recently released 1/72 Loening M-8-1 resin model kit from Pro Resin (part of Olimp Models).  You WW1 modellers are going to love this gem of a kit.


Thursday,  July 15  2004     

Haik Martirossian gets today started with 2 of his very special airliner.  This is Haik's 1/100 VEB Tu-134 and Tu-154 and on one of them Haik painted all the markings himself, which on an airliner is not an easy job.


Bill Lachance is here with another of his gems.  This is Bill's 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3D Avenger which he built up into quite the piece of scale art.  Not much to say except Bill did this exceptional kit justice. 


Ray Utter is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Ray's 1/48 Academy MiG-29UB that he built with the "assistance" of his two young sons.  A well done MiG-29UB model Ray....welcome to ARC!!!


Robert-Jan Willekens is here with his well weathered and brightly painted 1/48 Monogram Douglas C-49K.  Robert-Jan has done some very effective paint chipping/scuffling to his C-49.....I quite liked the yellow markings. 


I have a full review of the recently released 1/72 F-16A/B/N Top Gun Vipers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsYou get 7 different Top Gun style jets!!! 


I have a review of the 1/32 F4U-4 Corsair decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks This includes the first African American Naval aviator and a pilot that was awarded the Medal of Honor.  You'll also find  a Honduran Corsair on this sheet as well.  Three Corsairs in all.


I have a inbox review of the 1/48 Academy CH-46E model kit  from LuckyModel.com Hobby shop.  This kit is impressive in detail and quality as well as size.  A must have for folks with an interest in the CH-46. 


Wednesday,  July 14  2004                  France National Day   

Anton Alerte is here today with his 1/48 Revell F-8 (FN) Crusader.  Anton finished his Crusader in French markings for the D-Day anniversary paint scheme.  Definitely an attractive paint scheme.  Welcome to ARC Anton!!! 


I was out of town all day today visiting family with my kids and I'm quite tired, so today's update is quite small, but I wanted to get at least one article up for my friends in France.


Tuesday,  July 13  2004     

Cyril Worley begins today's update with his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Vb Trop.  the weathering and cockpit detailing on Cyril's Spitifre is nothing short of perfection.  What a treat to see.


Andrew Desautels is here with a great article about the mountain of modifications he did to his 1/72 Hasegawa / Italeri MiG-23MLD Flogger K Kitbash.  Simply amazing!! 


Elger Abbink is here with his big well written article about his 1/32 Revell / Hasegawa  Focke-Wulf FW-190 A6.  The first part of his article include a very exciting war story about this particular aircraft. 


Mario Alberto Fernández......a big regular on the ARC discussion Forums is here with his 1/48 Italeri F/A-18E Super Hornet  (Part 1 ) .  Mario has been very busy on his Hornet and he's given it one heck of a nice paint scheme.  Read his detailed article for more info. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 Bf-109B/D Early Bf-109's Part 1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks If you like Spanish Civil war 109's or you want to build a Werner Molders Bf-109....then this sheet is for you. Werner Molders Bf-109....then this sheet is for you. Werner Molders Bf-109....then this sheet is for you. Werner Molders Bf-109....then this sheet is for you. Werner Molders Bf-109....then this sheet is for you. Werner Molders Bf-109....then this sheet is for you.


I have a review of the new 1/72 CAF CF5 Wraparound Camouflage Decal Sheet from Leading Edge Models.  This is sure to please F-5 modellers as well as modellers that enjoy Canadian aircraft.


Monday,  July 12  2004  Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day 

Manuel J. Armas S. begins today's update with his 1/48 Academy F-14A Tomcat.  Manuel weathered his F-14 and then posed it in some in-flight shots to further add realism.  Very realistic display. 


David Matusek is here with a beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang.  David's mustang has quite the famous paint scheme.....Big Beautiful Doll.  Excellent results David.


Lin,Chih-Kuan is here for the first time on ARC.  this is his exceptional 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C complete with weathering and wingfolds.....a very impressive job on this complicated kit. 


Alex Bigey is here to WOW you with his 1/144 Airfix / Welsh Vickers Vanguard.  This is a colourful example of this oilder prop airliner. 


I managed to respond to 700 e-mails on Sunday......this put a serious dent in my e-mail backlog.


Sunday,  July 11  2004      Mongolia National Celebration Day 

No update today.....I'm answering e-mails all day.


Saturday,  July 10  2004     

David Rapasi begins today's update with another of his bare metal beauties.  This is two of his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-1's.  both are beautifully done and finished in colourful markings. 


Alfonso Patrón is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his  1/72 Zvezda Sukhoi 37.  Alfonso has provided 4 photos of his Sukhoi 37.  He has also provided his article in Spanish for those of you that prefer Spanish.  Good to see your Su-37 Alfonso....welcome to ARC.


Marcius Cesar Costa is here with his 1/72 Frog Vultee A-31 Vengeance.  Marcius has finished his Vultee in Brazilian markings.  It's always good to see some Brazilian planes on ARC. 


Friday,  July 9  2004        Argentina Independence Day 

I have set up an Zotz/Albatros Decals forum.  This will permit modellers to actively discuss these product lines with Eli himself as well as other modellers.  A forum like this is very helpful to a manufacturer like Eli.

David Rapasi kicks off today's update with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47-D-26.  this is a great looking bare metal finish...something Dave is very skilled at.  Dave then finished his P-47 with some excellent looking markings.


Ted Taylor is here with his 1/48 Revell/Monogram F-105D.  Ted decided to make this build 'interesting' and modify this F-105D to an early "D".  Read his article for more info on what this involves.  It finally worked out in the end and Ted ended up with one of his usual stunning models. 


Giovanni Chirico joins us from Italy with his 1/72 Heller Yakovlev Yak-3.  Gianni built this one basically out of the box with some weathering to finish it off.  Good to see someone building a Yak-3....nice one Gianni. 


Stefan Szymanski is here with his 1/48 Revell "Eurofighter".  Stefan finished his off in a 2 tone camo scheme......and although this may not be the paint scheme used by the Eurofighter when it enters service.....it sure does look sweet!!!  Beautiful job Stefan.


No reviews today.....I've been busy catching up on some behind the scenes work on ARC.


Thursday,  July 8  2004      

I'm pleased to welcome a new ARC sponsor.  They are an online hobby shop called ModelDeals.com and they sell a variety of items from kits, decals, resin detail items and even display cases plus much more.  Check out their website.

Bob Bartolacci is here with the first model of the day.  This is Bob's 1/48 Monogram B-26 Marauder done up in a D-Day stripe paint scheme.  Bob seemed to enjoy building this older kit.....the finished model came out looking great.


Darren Roberts has built a Tomcat....it s the 1/48 Revell F-14D Tomcat .  Darren goes into some in-depth detail about building the Revell F-14D, which is worth reading.  Darren's F-14 has a weapons load and weathering....nice one Darren. 


Rafael Colindres is here with his second article on ARC.  this is his 1/72 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair (FG-1D FAS).  Click here to read the Spanish article of his article.  


Somchai "Blackeyes" is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Harrier GR.7.  Somchai added a full weapons load to his little Harrier.  Markings are from Model Alliance. 


I have a review of the 1/48 F-104S/G decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks This decal sheet features two different and brightly coloured Italian F-104's....including a Tiger Meet scheme.


I have a review of the 1/48 'Black Panther' Tornado decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet features a Tiger Meet scheme.


I have a review of the 1/48 White Tiger Tornado decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet features a Tiger Meet scheme.


I have a review of the1/48 Red Devil Tornado decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet features a big red devil as the artwork.


Wednesday,  July 7  2004        Solomon Islands  

Zotz/Albatros Decals and Black Box have announced a joint venture.  Black Box will be producing Zotz/Albatros 1/32 F-105D/F/G resin wheel wells and landing gear doors.  Jef will start casting next week.  You won't be disappointed.

Iván Peña Nesbit is here from Venezuela with his 1/48 Revell-Monogram Rafale M.   Iván quite enjoyed building his Rafale....nice fitting kit and he built it out of the box except for the repositions control surfaces and some weathering.   


Andy Gudbergsson has dropped by with his big 1/32 Revell Hurricane Mk II.A.   Andy rescribed the panel lines and weathered his Hurricane.   


Cris Valverde is here for the first time today with a model on ARC.  This is Cris's 1/48 Hasegawa F-18C which he found to be a treat to build.   Welcome to ARC Cris.  Nice looking F-18C.


Giovanni Saladino is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109 G6 that he finished in a very complicated paint scheme. 


I have a p review of the 1/48 & 1/32F/A-18A+ "Fights On" Hornet decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features a Marine Corps F-18 in a ferris paint scheme.


Tuesday,  July 6  2004          Comoros Independence Day    

  Malawi Republic Day

Mark Davies begins today's update with his 1/72 KP/Revell Avia S-199.  Mark finished his Avia in Czech markings....this is one of my favourite 109 variants.


Polly Singh is here with his 1/48 Academy Hunter FGA 6.  Polly converted his Hunter to a Indian Air force Hunter Mk 56 (FGA 9).  Polly finished his Hunter is quite the dramatic paint scheme.   


Massimo La Civita is here today with his 1/48(?) Smer Macchi MC-200.  Massimo detailed his MC-200 and ended up with a very nice model from this cheap kit.


Kaan Gök is here with another of his excellent Tools 'n' Tips article about Replacing pitot tubes with steel needles A very good article for anyone looking to improve this area of their model. 


I have a preview of the 1/72 F-16C Lone Star Gunfighters decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheets features F-16's with big Texan flags on the tails.


Monday,  July 5  2004           Cape Verde National Day        Venezuela Independence Day    
No update today......I've been busy catching up on archiving articles.
Sunday,  July 4  2004                   US Independence Day  
I want to wish everyone in the US a very Happy 4th.  For today's special update, I've selected a wide variety of famous US aircraft....and even some pics of the Mars Rover.   Enjoy!!!

Albert Moser begins today with 4 amazing in-flight photos of his F-4J and F-16C.  Albert digitally adds the cloud backgrounds to his photos......beautifully done as always Albert. 


Drew Thompson has sent in photos of his Blue Angels 1/48 ProModeler A-4F Skyhawk.  Drew has added a resin cockpit and some aftermarket decals to further improve his Skyhawk.  Drew goes into great detail about building his A-4.


Tony Crews is here with his 1/72 AMT/ERTL EC-135C Looking Glass.  This aircraft was a big part of the defense structure of the Cold War and Tony explains the role of this unique aircraft.  


Mike Wood is here with his 1/48 Monogram B-17G.  The B-17 is one of the most famous US bombers and Mike's B-17 has a flawless baremetal finish and exhaust stains on the wings.  Very nice job on this one Mike. 


Neil Burkill has built the 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18A Hornet and finished it in 'VFA 113 Stingers' markings.  Neil has given his Hornet a wonderful level of weathering and panel line shading....very nice indeed Neil.  


Darren McGuinness is here with hone of the most famous US fighters from WW2.  this is Darren's 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang done up in a baremetal finish.  Daren added gun smoke stains as well as exhaust stains to get a quite realistic look. 


Radim Schimmer is here with one of the most famous US aircraft.  This is his 1/72 Tamiya Bell X-1......nicely done Radim 


Jeff Brundt is here with another of the famous WW2 American fighters.  This is his 1/48 Academy P-47D  Thunderbolt done up in very colourful markings.  Love the photos Jeff!!!    


Bret Xu is here for the first time today.  This is Bret's 1/72 Testors B-2A Spirit and to even finish this kit is worth noting.....and Bret's B-2 came out looking as good as I've seen.  Welcome to ARC Bret.   


Kelly Quirk is here to finish up this special update with his 1/48 Sword T-38 Talon.  Kelly used Twobobs decals to finish off his multi-media Talon.  It's always a treat to see Kelly's latest model on ARC. 


Justin Davenport is here with some Mars Exploration Rover walkaround photos.


Saturday,  July 3  2004                     Belarus Independence Day  

TomᚠJuriga begins today's update with his 1/48 Tamiya P-51DThis is the first article on ARC for Tomáš.  He used some resin detail parts and also scratchbuilt a variety of items to detail his baremetal P-51 further.  A darn fine example of what can be done with many months of serious effort.  Welcome to ARC Tomáš.


Chip Jean is here with his award winning 1/48 Academy Su-27 Flanker.  This is a beautiful kit of a beautiful aircraft.....but even so.....Chip has done his up very well.  The awards were well deserved.  


Sungjun Jang is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his  1/48 Monogram Mosquito done up in markings for a captured Mosquito in Luftwaffe markings.  It's a treat to see this mosquito in these markings.  welcome top ARC Sungjun!!!


Colin Whitehouse is here with his 1/48 Falcon Hawker Seahawk.  Colin deserves much credit for completing this vacuformed model.  It did require a fair bit of effort including a scratchbuilt cockpit. 


Emad F.Tabsh has dropped by with a Preview of 1/32 Hasegawa FW-190 A-8.  It's good to get a look at this kit....thanks Emad. 


Friday,  July 2  2004      
The update is late today.....I was quite occupied doing Canada Day celebrations with my family yesterday.

Arne Goethe begins today with his 1/72 Italeri North American F-100D "Super Sabre".  Arne did exception work on his F-100 and then photoed it in a very realistic setting.  Astounding photos. 


Laurent "Angus" Beauvais is here with his impeccably done 1/48 Tamiya D520 which he titles " Inside French Forces (FFI)".  The paint scheme on this one looks as complicated as any WW2 Luftwaffe scheme. 


Yuval Kizner has done a fantastic job on the big 1/32 Trumpeter Mig-19 (Ft-6).  Yuval says this one is built out of the box......but it's still eye candy.....just lovely. 


I have a preview of the 1/72F/A-18E VFA-137 Kestrels decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  this one features one CAG bird and 2 line birds with the VFA-137 Kestrels.


I have a review of the new 1/48 Sea Kings #1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  this features 4 different Sea Kings.....from the UK, US, Canada and Norway.....something for almost everyone.


I have a review of the new 1/48 and 1/72 B-24's Libby Gals #2 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  Eli has done it again.....more Sexy nose art....I hope everyone likes alluring blondes.


Thursday,  July 1  2004   Burundi Independence Day    Canada Day     Rwanda Independence Day

The Rocky Mountain Model Club has wrapped up their RMMC's RCAF/CAF Group Build and would like to present it here on Canada Day.  Go to this link to see more.  http://www.rockymountainmodelclub.com/rcaf/rcaf.htm


Franck Oudin is here to honour Canada Day with his 1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane done up in markings for a Canadian Ace.  Franck's Hurricane is finished in decals produced by  IPMS - Canada.  Nice one Franck.


Darius Aibara is here with his 1/50 Revell F9F-8 Cougar.   Another gem from Darius's collection.


Kairasp Daruwala has dropped by with his 1/48 Monogram "F-86 Sabre".  This baremetal F-86 has some quite interesting dragon nose art. 


Ming Ho is here with his latest installment in his monthly claendars.  This is his July 2004 Computer Desktop calendar images.  This image includes the Thunderbirds and is sure to please everyone with July 4th coming up in a few days. 


I have a review of the 1/32 CF-18 439 Tiger Meet Special 1992 decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.  It's great news to see this decal sheet released in 1/32 scale.