Homepage Text - March 2006

Friday,  Mar 31  2006   

Larry Shred begins today with his big beautiful 1/48 Monogram B-29Larry has finished his B-29 in bare metal foil.....quite the huge job to say the least.....see his article for the full story and photos.  


Stéphane Aďt Ouarab is here with part 5 of his amazing 1/32 Academy F-18 Hornet article.  Today he provides more info on some of the diorama accessories. 


Paul Hayes joins us with his carefully weathered 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair, complete with a full weapons load.   


Goran Kovacic is here with his 1/48 Italeri F4E Phantom II.  Goran chose to finish his very nice F-4 in Japanese markings.  


Cutting Edge Modelworks is pleased to announce the release of their new 1/72 Tu-4 (B-29) Chinese AWACS Conversion for the Monogram/Revell B-29.  Product # is CEC72032...more info will be on ARC when it becomes available.


Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming 1/72 Gripen A/B/C/D decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet will include markings for Sweden and Hungary.


Here is a preview of the1/32 F-14B VF-103 Last Cruise decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  A full review will be done as soon as a review copy arrives.

Thursday,  Mar 30  2006   

Stéphane Aďt Ouarab begins your Thursday update with his i1/32 Academy F-18 Hornet Part 4.  Today Stéphane shows us his bomb trolley and weapons load.....complete with scratchbuilding.  


Todd Pollock has been busy building his 1/48 Polikarpov I-5.   This fine little resin kit was an enjoyable build and Todd details the tricks to completing his beautiful early Russian fighter in his article.


Sean Carter has been busy building his 1/72 Anigrand Arado Ar E.581-4.   This neat looking little fighter is one of the more interesting designs to be conceived by Arado.  Sean's model came out looking very sharp.


QC Tan joins us today with his 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190-D9.  This is QC's Fw-190 –D9  Diorama – Last Check done up with all the diorama accessories to make his diorama full of interest.


Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming 1/48 & 1/32 Super Bugs And Final Flight Tomcats decal shee  from  Yellowhammer Models.


Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming 1/72 F-14B/D Retro Tomcats 2 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.

Wednesday,  Mar 29  2006   

Stéphane Aďt Ouarab begins today with part 3 of his super detailed 1/32 Academy F-18 Hornet.   Today Stéphane shows us some of the highly detail vehicles he'll be using on his F-18 diorama.


Mark Buchler has done a fine job building his 1/48 Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87B-2 Stuka.  Mark explains the build in his article.....enjoy the photos of this beauty.   


Bill Clark has been busy building his 1/48 Classic Airframes Meteor NF11.  Although these limited run kits don't go together as well as Tamiya kit.....they do reward the persistent modellers with lovely end results as Bill has demonstrated.


Antonio Armario has done a stunning job on t his 1/72 Matchbox Hawker "Spanish Fury".   Antonio did some modifications to create this model and then finished up with an amazing camo scheme. 


I have a review of the  1/48 P-51B/D Mustang 357th FG  Yoxford Boys Part 2 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  Check out the 4 Mustangs featured on this sheet!!!


Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming 1/72 F-14B/D Retro Tomcats 1 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Canadian CH-124 Sea King Decals from Model Alliance Group.  This sheet features the 443 Sqn: Canadian Armed Forces  60th Anniversary Scheme Sea King with Hornet artwork.

Tuesday,  Mar 28  2006   

Stéphane Aďt ouarab starts today with part 1 of his 1/32 Academy F-18 Hornet article.  I ran part 2 yesterday and forgot to run part 1 first ....doh!!!  Part 3 will run tomorrow.   The detail in the cockpit is awesome. 


Michael Stanley is here with his blast from the past.  This is his 1/48 Monogram P-47D that he got years ago and finally built.  The model came out very nice indeed....which shows what a little bit of effort can do to these older Monogram kits.   


Jeffrey J Brundt dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-19PM.  Jeffrey did quite a fine job on the multi-shade bare metal finish and as you'll see by the cockpit photos....this is one sweet looking model.   


Dean Large joins us with his great looking 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190-D9.  Dean article contains a new technique for weathering the drop tank that I think you'll find interesting.  Nice one Dean.   


I have a review of the  new 1/48 P-51B/D Mustang 357th FG Yoxford Boys Part 1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  I was quite excited to get my hands on these decals.......these P-51's are full of history. 


Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming 1/72 F-14D VF-2 OIF Bounty Hunters decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the  1/48 resin Wheels for F. Barracuda MkII from Griffon Model Accessories.   

Monday,  Mar 27  2006   

Stéphane Aďt Ouarab starts your Monday update with part 2 of his his 1/32 Academy F-18 HornetStéphane is going all the way on his F-18.....enjoy the photos.   


Gabriel Stern had a grand time building his 1/72 Fine Molds Savoia S-21F Porco Rosso.  This fine little "what-if" aircraft is a based on a cartoon....which is a neat change.   


Frankie K.F. Chan has done a beautiful job building his 1/32 Revell MIG-29 finished in decals from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This is one very eye catching MiG.  


Federico Kunz is here with a very large and odd looking flying wing.  This is his 1/144 Revell Junkers G-38 complete with effective weathering.  I quite enjoyed seeing this flying wing.......it would have been quite the sight in 1/1 scale.  


Jay Kim has a very comprehensive article about the Seoul Air Show 2005 including photos and lot's of details about the highlights of the show.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48 &1/35 AH-1W HMLA-169 Shark Mouth Viper decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


Here is a preview of the 1/32 A-7E, VA-15 Valions decal from Cutting Edge ModelworksThis decal sheet is shipping now.   


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the  1/72 M.S. 406 decals from Rising Decals by  in the service of Croatian AF & Yugoslav AF & Partizan AF.   


Here's an interesting video from Airbus on the assembly of the A380.

Sunday,  Mar 26  2006

  Bangladesh Independence and National Day 

Steve Sliger has done an impressive job building the 1/72 Trumpeter Shenzhou Chinese Spacecraft.  Steve goes into very helpful detail in his article about building this beauty.   


Mukund Vora is here with his first article on aRC today.  This si his 1/48 Hobbycraft MiG-23, this is a MiG-23S that he built and recently redid and converted it into a“MLD”.  It came out very well indeed.  Welcome to ARC Mukund!!!  

Saturday,  Mar 25  2006     Greece Independence Day  
  Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings 1944 

Eugene Trapezontas joins us from Greece with his 1/48 Revell Fw-190 D-11 on the Greek Independence Day.   Eugene did some corrections and detailing to get his Dora looking quite nice.


Eric Bade has put quite a bit of effort detailing and finishing his 1/72 Academy Vought F-8E Crusader.  Eric deserves much credit to how well his finished model turned out. 

Friday,  Mar 24  2006   

Alejandro Núńez "Marseille" has done a fine job building his 1/48 Italeri F/A-18F.  You will love the paint job on his F/A-18F.


Rodney Williams is a master modeler and a huge fan of the Corsair.  Today he's here with his 1/72 scale Tamiya F4U-1A of VMF-212 "MARY-Jo." which he modelled after a WW2 photo.  Looking very nice indeed Rodney.  


Brian Aldridge joins us with his sharp looking 1/48 Monogram F9F-5P Panther.  Brian did a bit of weathering to enhance the final look of his Panther to get a very fine model. 


Peter Fearis has been busy building a very sharp looking 1/72 Italeri A-26 Counter Invader.  Peter captured the look of this famous plane perfectly.  


Here is a preview of the 1/32 A-7E, VA-86 Sidewinders decal sheet preview from Cutting Edge ModelworksThis decal sheet is shipping now.....get it while you can.


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/72 RF-4C No-Gun Shoguns decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the  1/72 1/48, 1/32 (all in one package) Roundels Of The World Part 4 decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis sheet focuses on South America and includes the following countries; Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Thursday,  Mar 23  2006          Pakistan Day   

Haroon Hamid joins us on the Pakistani Day with his 1/48 Kitech Hawker Fury Mk.60.  Haroon finished his good looking Fury in Pakistani markings and exhaust stains and weathering.  


Jerry Royer has done a fine job building his 1/48 Monogram A37 Dragonfly.  Jerry added a resin cockpit and although this is an older kit, his finished model came out looking very nice. 


Cornel Porcoteanu has been busy detailing his 1/35 Italeri AH-1W Super Cobra.  Cornel took advantage of the larger size of this kit and added some scratchbuilt details.....with good success.  


Tanel Kask has put quite a bit of effort into his 1/48 Academy SU-35.  Tanel used a conversion set to create this beauty as well as other aftermarket items including a resin cockpit and an aftermarket  weapons  set.  This is one very good looking jet. 


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/72 F-4C First of the Weasels decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet includes very historically relevant markings for one of the first F-4 Weasel squadrons from the Vietnam Conflict.   


Here is a preview of the 1/32 A-7E   VA-37 Bulls decal sheet preview from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This decal sheet is shipping now.....get it while you can.


I have a review of the  1/72 1/48, 1/32 (all in one package) Roundels Of The World Part 3 decal sheet  from Zotz DecalsThis sheet focuses on North and Central Americaand includes the following countries; Canada, Mexico, Guatemla, Bahamas, Barbadoes, Costs Rica, Dominican Rep.,  Cuba, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belice, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago.

Wednesday,  Mar 22  2006   

Oscar Alejandro Herrera has done a beautiful job building his 1/72 Academy Ju-87 G-5.  Oscar's tank busting Stuka was finished in the winter camo of a top scoring pilot with a tiny bit of extra detail added.  A fantastic looking plane.....but then I'm partial to winter camo.


Mark S. joins us with his 1/72 Italeri F-22A Raptor.  Mark has done a fine job on this latest fighter to join the USAF.    


Pablo Angel Herrera has been busy building his 1/72 Revell Germany Me-P.1099 B1.  This will appeal to you Luft 46 fans....no doubt about it....this is great looking model of a cool looking plane.   


Armin Knes stopped by the Austrian ARC Corporate offices with his attractive 1/48 Academy MiG-29A.  Armin added a resin cockpit and weapons from other models to complete his attractive looking MiG....his MiG collection is growing.  I enjoyed seeing the camo scheme on this one.   


Here is a review of the 1/32 A-7E Desert Storm Decal sheet from Cutting Edge.  This decal sheet is shipping now....buy it while you can.


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48 A-7E VA-22 "Gecko" Redcock decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Die Nachtbomber W.Nr 001decal sheet from OWL Decals

Tuesday,  Mar 21  2006     Namibia Independence Day  

  Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force  

Steve Ringlein has done a fine job detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa SH-3H Seaking.  Steve used aftermarket detail items and finished his Seaking in the older more colourful scheme.   


Bill Clark stopped by the UK ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Airfix Hawk T1.  Bill has taken a fine kit and done it justice.....always nice to see these British aircraft on ARC.  


Andrew Apostolopoulos is here with his  first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 A3 with a flawless paint job.  Welcome to ARC Andrew!!!   


Michael David Chiw is here with his  first article on ARC today.  This is his fine looking  1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader with a huge number of aftermarket detail items.  Welcome to ARC Michael!!!      


I have another image of the artwork for the upcoming 1/48 & 1/32 Super Bugs And Final Flight Tomcats decal sheet from Yellowhammer Models.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 F-4C First of the Weasels decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  

Monday,  Mar 20  2006        Tunisia National Day  

Alexander Sidharta gets your week started with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B Tomcat.   Alexander did a pile of work to his F-14 including adding many aftermarket products....including decals from Twobobs to create this Tomcat beauty.  


Michael Stanley has enjoyed building his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator.  His finished model shows that this is another kit from Accurate Miniatures that will build into a first rate model. 


Steve Negley has done a fine job building his 1/32 Hasagawa F-86E.  Steve id a conversion on his F-86 to create an F-86 flown bya  pilot that later became a POW.  A fine effort from Steve.  


Olivier De Menech has put quite a bit of effort into his 1/35 Trumpeter Mi-24 Hind-E.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 RF-4C No-Gun Shoguns decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


Nissim Tzukduian is here with some IAF AH-64 Apache Longbow walkaround photos.

Sunday,  Mar 19  2006  

Josh Silver starts things today with his 1/48 Revell CH-53.  Josh took the old Revell kit and added Cutting Edge and Twobobs items as well as other items and some good old fashioned scratchbuilding to build this beauty.


Pierpaolo Maglio joins us with his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1Pierpaolo did extra work and detailing to get his F-1 looking more accurate and it shows when you look at his photos and read his artticle.  

Saturday,  Mar 18  2006  

Steve Sliger gets today started with his 1/48 Revell Mercury Spacecraft: "Friendship 7".  This fine model was built out of the box with obvious skill and displayed on a  very effective display stand.  Very nice indeed.


Rafi Ben-Shahar has been having fun detailing his 1/48 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat with some aftermarket resin.  Another treat for the eyes from Rafi. 

Friday,  Mar 17  2006         Ireland St. Patrick's Day    

Evgeny Dedigurov starts your Friday update with his 1/72 Amodel Mil Mi-6A.   This is the usual first rate work from Evgeny with perfect photos.


Bill Bunting has done an outstanding job building his 1/72 Revell G91 Tigermeet.   Bill put extra effort into the decaling on this beauty and ended up with one of the sharpest looking Tigermeet jets for his display case. 


Jorge Bonilla has done a fine job building his 1/48 Hobbycraft Morane MS 406.  Jorge finished his Ms 406 with weathering and panel line shading.   


Juno Oh is here with his  first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Tornado F-3.  Oh has worked very hard adding scratchbuilt detail to his very well done Tornado.   Welcome to ARC Oh!!!  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the new 1/32 A-7E VA-22 "Gecko" Redcock decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a preview of the 1/72 1/48, 1/32 (all 3 scales on one sheet)  Roundels Of The World Part 4 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  Countries included on this sheet are Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Venezuela. 


If you're looking for decals in Irish markings.....drop by Max decals.


Thursday,  Mar 16  2006  

Albert Moore begins today's update with his 1/72 Revell Bell 412EP Griffin HT.1.   Although this is a fine kit....Alby couldn't resist adding further detail and finished it in UK SAR training Unit markings.


Steve Eggers has been busy updating Tamiya’s 1/48 F-15A to a 1/48 Tamiya F-15C Eagle.  As you can imagine Steve did quite a bit of work on his F-15 and he's detailed all the changes in his article.


SpacePirateNeko joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa ZeroSpacePirateNeko doesn't have an airbrush, but that didn't stop him from doing a pretty nice job on his Zero.


Alejandro Núńez "Marseille" has done an outstanding job building his 1/72 Revell Arado E-555.  This is a Luft '46 bomber designed to bomb the US....fortunately for New York, it was never used.  Alejandro did quite the display on this one.


Here's some preview artwork of the upcoming 1/48 & 1/32 Super Bugs And Final Flight Tomcats decal from Yellowhammer Models.  


Here's a preview of the new 1/72 1/48, 1/32 Roundels Of The World Part 3 from Zotz Decals.  This sheets includes roundels in 3 scales for Canada, Mexico, Guatemla, Bahamas, Barbadoes, Costs Rica, Dominican Rep.,  Cuba,Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belice, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago.  I'll do a full review next week.


Here's a link to a webpage with a big aircraft carrier made from LEGO blocks.  http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=126969

Wednesday,  Mar 15  2006      Hungarian Holiday  

Ákos Szabó begins today's special Hungarian update with his 1/48 Monogram Mi-24 "Csőrike".  This amazing model is hand painted and also has aftermarket detail items and scratchbuilt detailling.   


István Vadász joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109 F-4 B-4István finished his 109 in Royal Hungarian Home Defence Air Force  and has this gem displaying on a fine looking base.


Tamás Skriba has dropped by with his1/72 KP MiG-21bis Fishbed.  This isn't the easiest model kit, but Tamás kept with it and turned out a fine looking MiG-21. 


Tibor Nagy is here with his 1/48 Fujimi Focke-Wulf Fw-190 F-8 in Hungarian Air Force markings.   A fine looking model of this famous fighter.


Géza "G’cart" Szekér joins us with his 1/72 Revell MiG-21F-13 Fishbed-C.  This beautiful MiG-21 is finished in a bare metal finish. 


Istvan Vadasz has dropped by with his1/48 Tamiya Focke-Wulf Fw-190 F-8.  Istvan finished his excellent 190  in Royal Hungarian Home Defence Air Force markings and created a lovely base to display his 190 on. 


Tamás Skriba is here with his eye catching 1/72 Mastercraft Su-22M3 Fitter.  Tamás modified his Fitter to make it more accurate and then added a full weapons load and a weathered camo paint scheme.


Ákos Szabó is here with his 1/48 "Operation maintenance"  diorama.  This stunning diorama features a Bf-109, Ju-52, Me-210 and Me-410.   


Károly Magó joins us with his 1/72 Bilek Mig19PM.  Károly created resin detail items fir many sections of his Mig19 and then chipped and weathered the painted areas to copy a museum aircraft.    


Tamás Skriba is here with his very active diorama of his 1/72 Italeri Mi-24 Hind-s.  There's quite the story behind this very involved and sharp looking diorama and  Tamás tells the story in his article. 

Tuesday,  Mar 14  2006  

Darren McGuinness has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Hasegawa USN SBD-3 Dauntless.  Although this is a fine kit, Darren did extra detailing to the cockpit and airbrakes to improve things....and finished it off with a finely done paint job.   


Everett McEwan has put quite a bit of effort super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa NSAWAC F-16A.  I always enjoy seeing Everett's models on ARC.   


Kerry Brenstuhl  is here with his first article on ARC.  He has done a fine job building his 1/72 Revell Scale Dr-1 with home made decals and after market guns.  A sharp looking Tri-plane....welcome to ARC Kerry. 


Bill Retoff has done a fine job building his 1/72 Hasegawa F-86D.  Bill built this gem out of the box with a great looking natural metal finish.....definately a treat to see this fine looking model.   


I have a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Part 3 - 8 Griffon Engine  Schemes decal sheet for Photo Reconnaisance Spitfires in the On-Target Profile 8 book decal sheet  Model Alliance Group.

Monday,  Mar 13  2006  
Archiving is complete!!!  This has been a big project and I'm glad to finally have it complete. 

The 10th Jubilee International Model Show will be held by the Mosonmagyaróvár Model Club, Hungary on April 22nd and 23rd.  

Bill Clark gets your week started with his 1/48 Academy Hawker Hunter F6.  Bill added aftermarket detail parts to improve the accuracy on his Hunter and finished it off in the eye catching blue of 92 Squadron's "Blue Diamonds".  It's always good to see Bill's RAF jets on ARC.      


Gabriel Stern joins us with his 1/72 ICM Tupolev TB-3.  Another unique aircraft from Gabrial.....look carefully...this 4 engine beast sits on skis.  


Sergei Galicky has been busy building his 1/48 Italeri F-18C.  Sergei did extra detailling to get his Hornet correct and then finished it off with a flawless paint job with weathering.  


Lutz Gretschel of F-15E Strike Eagle.com is here with a review of the  1/48 GBU-31(V)3/B JDAM from Shawn Hull (Shull24.com).

Sunday,  Mar 12  2006      Mauritius Independence Day  

Milovanovic Darko begins today's update with his  1/72 Hasegawa/Matchbox Lightning FMk.2AMilovanovic did quite a bit of kitbashing and used aftermarket details items to create this gem.


“Cousin Vinny” Ibarra joins us with his 1/35 Panda Israeli Bell 212 Anafa.  Vinny did a fair bit of work to convert his UH-1N to create his darn fine IDF Bell 212.  Great to see it Vinny.

Saturday,  Mar 11  2006    Lithuania Independence Day 

Sinuhe Hahn and Piet van Schalkwyk starts your Saturday update with their 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIC and Mk.IID.  They have provided some history about the SAAF Hurricanes....good to see these hurricanes.  


Oliver Weston joins us with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Kopro Shenyang F-6.  A fine looking model in a shark's mouth paint scheme.  Welcome to ARC Oliver!!!  

Friday,  Mar 10  2006   
IPMS Northern Virginia will be having their annual Model Classic at Fairfax High School this coming Saturday........more info can be found here
When: Saturday March 11, 2006  9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA  

Toby Bird gets things started today with his 1/72 Novo Fairey Delta.  50 years ago on this date Peter Twiss set the new air World speed record in this plane.  Toby's model does this aircraft justice despite the fact this is one of the earlier plastic models.    


Gabriel Stern joins us with another well written and amusing article.  Today it features his 1/72 Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer.   An odd looking plane......I'm starting to think Gabriel must have one very unique collection of built up models in his display case.


Luc Janssen has outdone himself with his 1/32 Hasegawa A-4 E Skyhawk.   A eye catching paint scheme...and a great looking display base.

Thursday,  Mar 9  2006 
I was saddened to hear Ron Lowry had passed away in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  Ron was a focal point of the Canadian modelling scene in Ontario and his quick sense of humour and helpful genuine nature will be missed by all that knew him.  He was a modeller without an ego that was always willing to help fellow modellers with his vast knowledge.  His models appear in museums and other public places including Smithsonian, National Aviation Museum in Ottawa and the Terminal 1building at the Toronto Airport.  He was also a graphic artist whose work appeared in Robert Bracken's "Spitfire: The Canadians" books. I would like to express my condolences to his family and friends.  

Today I'd like to present a selection of Ron's work that has appeared on ARC over the years.


Scatchbuilt 1/24 P6E Hawk  by Ron Lowry


Special Report  Exeter XX Show Ajax, Ontario, Canada Oct 29/2000 by ARC reporter Andrew Irving including work by Ron Lowry.


Scratchbuilt 1/24 Hawker Fury by Ron Lowry


Scratchbuilt 1/24 F-105 by Ron Lowry

Wednesday,  Mar 8  2006 
I'm pleased to report my youngest daughter is over her flu and back to her usual high energy self.  Archiving continues.

Aaron Hughes begins today's update with his 1/72 Whirlykits Lightning f.2.  This is a resin model with white metal details that builds up into a very nice Lightning....as you'll see in aaron photos. 


Franck Oudin is here with his impressively done 1/48 Eduard P-400.  It's always a treat to see Franck's latest work on ARC.  


Anatoly Velichko is here from Russia with his 1/48 Revell USAF F-15E.   Anatoly has done an outstanding job building his Strike eagle and did scratchbuilding to improve upon this very nice kit.


Here is a preview of the 1/32 A-7D decal sheets from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  More info on these 2 exciting sheets when it becomes available shortly.   

Tuesday,  Mar 7  2006 
I'm keeping busy today nursing my youngest as she deals with the stomach flu......it was a sleepless night last night.

George Ting has done a fine job building his 1/144 Revell B747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with orbiter.  George used the Cutting Edge Modelworks shuttle tile decals to finish the Shuttle model.....impressive to see this big beast.  


Laurent Boildieu joins us with his 1/48 Academy Bf 109 G6/R6.  Laurent painted up his 109 in night interceptor markings.....it's quite the paint scheme.   


Vince Lucente has finished his 1/48 Matchbox FJ-4B Fury.  Alhthough this is the older Matchbox kit.....Vince didn't let that slow him down and he shows what a beauty this kit can be made into with a bit of effort.     


Bob from TwoBobs Aviation Graphics  is here with some preview info on their upcoming 1/48 &1/72 Gripen A/B/C/D decal sheet.  This sheet will include markings for Sweden and Hungary.


I have a review of the  1/48 British 50gal. fuel tank from Griffon Model Accessories.  The PE is for the fuel tank mount.

Monday,  Mar 6  2006    Ghana Independence Day 

Angus McDonald has put quite a bit of effort into his 1/144 Revell An-124.  This beauty will appear in a longer article in  the March 2006 edition of Scale Aviation Modeller International magazine.  Nice job on this one Angus.   


Luc Borlé has done a fine job building his 1/72 Italeri Henschel HS 129 B3 "Tank Buster".  Luc finished his Hs-129 in operational markings with subtle weathering.   


Darren McGuinness dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom Showtime 100.  A finely finished model of this most famous Phantom.   


I'm very pleased to present more indept info about the new 1/48 P-51 357th FG (Yoxford Boys) decal sheets from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  These sheets will be shipping later this week and include some very cool Mustangs.....I'm quite excited about these 2 new sheets.


I have a review of the 1/72 &1/48 Photo Reconnaisance Spitfire Decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  This sheets is the first of 3 decal sheetc and features 15 Early Merlin Engine Schemes for Photo Reconnaisance Spitfires as seen in the Photo Reconnaisance Spitfires On-Target Profile 8 book.

Sunday,  Mar 5  2006   Maiden flight of Spitfire prototype K5054 in 1936

No update today.....I'm still working on archiving review articles.


Saturday,  Mar 4  2006 

Andreas Beck joins us from Germany with his  first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Czech Model Me 309.  Beautifully done.....welcome to ARC Andreas. 


Shah Jehan is here with his  first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Airfix H.S. Buccaneer S.Mk.2B.  Not only did Shah complete this beast of a model.....but he did a darn fine job on it and has an excellent Buccaneer for his display case.   

Friday,  Mar 3  2006      Bulgaria National Day    Morocco National Day 

Ron Barbour Estate Sale in North Carolina Mar 4 and Mar 5.  Click the image to the left for all the details.....this will be a huge sale.


Manfred 'Fredy' Tukot is here from from Kosice, Slovakia with his very cool 1/48 Scratchbuilt Yak-38M Forger.  This is the Russian version of the harrier and to scratchbuild this model took much effort.


Tolga Ulgur is here with his 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109E 3.  Tolga finished his 109 in the markings for Adolf Galland with his usual finely done job on the weathering and detailing.


Angel Mesa joins us today with a 1/72 Revell Northrop SF-5B  in Spanish markings.  Angel built this one almost out of the box and got quite good results.


Alexander L. Aydlett has dropped by with his  1/48 Silver Cloud Supermarine Seafang F32.  This is a limited production kit, but Alexander stuck with it and ended up with an attractive Seafang for his display case.

Thursday,  Mar 2  2006 

Paul Hayes is here with his second article on ARC.  This is Paul's 1/48 A-1H Skyraider VNAF.   Paul used some aftermarket detail items and decals and flawless painting to complete his Skyraider.


Alan Williamson joins us with his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II.  Alan's adorable kids gave him this kit and his article includes a photo of them and text describing the complete build.  


Polly Singh is here with his 1/72 Dragon Do-335.  Polly did up his Do-335 as a cut-away version many years ago.....it's a very effective way to show off the two engines.

Wednesday,  Mar 1  2006 

Darren McGuinness has put quite a bit of effort into his  1/72 Airfix Lancaster BIII (special) "Dambusters Raid".   This is quite the diorama of the critical moment in this mission.


John Green joins us with his  1/72 Esci A-7D Corsair.  John article provides some very helpful info if you're building this model.  Nice one John.  


Tony Landis has done a fine job building his beautifully done 1/72 Muroc Models X-10.  Tony provides background info on the X-10.  


Murph is here with an in-box review of the new 1/72 Sword T-38 Talon.  Murph knows this jet and I think you'll find his review quite insightful. 


I have a review of the 1/48 U-2/ER-2 Dragon Lady decal sheet from Cutting Edge ModelworksTony Landis was critical in making this decal sheet possible....way to go Tony!!