Saturday,   June 30  2007
  • Nyle Major starts today with his exceptionaly well done 1/48 Hasegawa Typhoon 1B.  Nyle added some photo etch details along with a bit of scratchbuilt details, followed by paint chipping.  This sharp looking battle ready Typhoon was then displayed on a diorama base to complete the look.   

  • Adam Coleman his here to dip his toes in the water with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Mirage IIIC built from an older kit with a fair bit of effort to get some very pleasing results.  Welcome to ARC Adam!!!   

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Friday,   June 29  2007 

It feels good to be back!!!

  • Luc Janssen has been busy getting all the details right on his 1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 “White 2”.  Luc posed his 109 on a very convincing Russian Winter camo diorama base.  Luc explains his trick for doing the snow.  Luc used the Cutting Edge Bf 109G-6 Super Detailed Cockpit.  

  • Glenn "wingnut" Bontigao is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-86D Sabredog in PAF colors.   Glenn has done a first class job finishing his Sabredog in a bare metal finish.  He then finished it on in the markings for the Philippines Air Force.

  • David Drake is here with another of his British What if aircraft.  This is the  Vought (Blackburn) Corsair V which David has modified to show the evolution of the Corsair under British designers.  His article tells the full and interesting story behind his What if model.   

  • Jason Storey has dropped by from Australia with his 1/48 Denel Cheetah C.  Jason had to do some surgery to complete this conversion using a conversion set from Spinners.  Jason captured the lines of the Cheetah very well.  

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Thursday,   June 28  2007
I completed the CD year books for my 2 daughters classes with 10 minutes to spare.  This required staying up all Wednesday night to have the CD's completed and over 50 CD's burned for the two classes and turned over to the teachers by 8:45am.  The CD's are basically websites contained on CD's with a homepage and many articles leading to hundreds of photos and and about 8 short videos.  I also included auto-load programs so the CD's would load automatically.  Photos included fieldtrips, artwork by the kids and classroom parties etc.  Videos included singing performances and even the year end tug-of-war between the grades at the year end All Fun Day (as well as other events).  I'm heading to bed early Thursday evening and I will have the Friday update loaded by about 3pm New York time.  Thanks for your patience everyone.  
Tuesday,   June 26  2007

Madagascar Independence Day

No update today.  I'm deep into the editing of over 40 short videos for the CD year books for my two daughters.  Needless to say I'm seriously crunching as the Thursday morning deadline draws near.  A series of program glitches have slowed me down.  I'll be shooting more photos and videos at year end parties on Tuesday and Wednesday....then processing the new material and creating dozens of copies of the 2 CD's on Wednesday night.
Monday,   June 25  2007

  Croatia  Independence Day  

  Mozambique Independence Day 

  Slovenia National Day  

  • I have an article called "Phil Hastie does Canada & Meets Alvis at Local Hobby Shop".  Here's your chance to find out how Phil's trip to Canada is going so far. 

  • Deun Yu begins today's model articles with his 1/72 Monogram B-1B Lancer.   Deun put in a spectacular effort over 4 years scratchbuilding hundreds and hundreds of parts to details his B-1.  Deun had some set backs in building his B-1 and he tells the whole story in his article.  The decals were from Cutting Edge.    

  • Simon Chidlow is here with his first article on ARC today.  Simon chose the classic 1/24 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk-1A as his first model on ARC.  I must admit I quite liked seeing how well Simon's Spitfire turned out and I look forward to seeing more of his articles on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Simon!!!   

  • Chee Wee, SIm is here with the classic 1/48 ESCI Alpha Jet E.   Chee Wee found this older kit to be reasonably decent and his finished Alpha jet is an excellent looking model of this jet trainer.  

  • Steve "Cloggy" Cladingboel has dropped by the ARC corporate offices in the UK with his 1/72 Heller Nord Noratlas 50th Anniversary.  This is an older kit that Steve used aftermarket decals on.  Although it wasn't a perfectly fitting kit, Steve stuck with it and turned out a fine looking model of this unique looking cargo plane.

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 F-14D Tomcat Sunset #2 Decal sheet from Yellow Hammer Decals.  This sheets features 2 different F-14D's from VF-31 Tomcatters.

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/72nd resin GE F110 Engine Nozzle from Doctor Pepper Resins

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Sunday,   June 24  2007

  Order of Malta St. John's Day  

No update today.  I've been busy with my youngest daughters birthday.

Saturday,   June 23  2007

  Luxembourg National Day 

and Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean  

  • Gabriel Stern is here with another of his gems.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 BICh 7a.  Wow...what can I say....I love these aviation wonders. 

  • Paolo Yuen has dropped by with his 1/200 Hasegawa Kawasaki C-1.  Paolo finished his Kawasaki C-1 in the attractive color scheme for the JASDF 50th Anniversary aircraft.

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Friday,   June 22  2007

The Invasion of Russia  ( 1941)

Phoenix IPMS/USA Region 10 Convention on Fri June 22 to Saturday June 23 in Mesa, AZ, USA.  For more details click this link.
  • Daniël Obers has been very involved in building his 1/72 Hasegawa F-4E(S).  Daniël added a resin nose and scratchbuilt details to make his Israeli as accurate as possible.  He also did other detailing.  He then finished it off with aftermarket decals from Cutting Edge.  

  • Nancy & Heiko Proft are here with the airliner version of the  1/48 Revell Junkers Ju 52/3m.  This particular Ju-52 is painted in the scheme for the 1936 Berlin Olympics complete with the colourful Olympic rings.  I love this particular paint scheme and Nancy and Heiko did an excellent job building the model and adding the passengers inside as well as adding the diorama.   

  • David Drake is here with another of his "What if" wonders.  This is his Supermarine Spectre F.1.  I really do think David missed his calling in aircraft design.   His has included the story behind this particular aircraft.  This aircraft also has a French connection

  • Nyle Major has throughly enjoyed building his 1/48 Tamiya P-47M Thunderbolt.  Nyle has high regards for this kit and his finished model came out looking very well in it's blue camo scheme.  I enjoyed seeing this blue camo scheme very much.

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Thursday,   June 21  2007 
  • No update today.....I'm putting in very long hours completing the CD Year books for my 2 daughters classes.

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Wednesday,   June 20  2007 
Tuesday,   June 19  2007 
  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here to follow up the Me-109 by Alex Kontiveis yesterday.  This is Thanos' 1/24 Airfix R.H.A.F. Hurricane complete with scratchbuilt details to enhance this older kit into a state of the art model in the grand scale of 1/24.  Thanos includes the history of the Greek Squadrons during WW2. 

  • Jim "Sabre" Barnett is here with 2 of his 1/48 Monogram A-6Es.  Jim added resin cockpits to both Intruders, RBF tags and a wingfold and seamless intakes to one of them.  Nice one Jim.....it's good to see your models on ARC.  

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar has dropped by today with his 1/48 Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw 190A-4.  Rafi worked his usual modeling magic on his 190, you will enjoy seeing.  There's quite the finely done weathering job on this one. 

  • Rob Knox has switched from aircraft to a car model.  This is his 1/12 Revell Ferrari Testarossa complete with a huge amount of  scratchbuilding as well as Rob's modelling skill.  Rob has included comparision photos of his model and the real car so you can appreciate the detail he's put into his big Ferrari. 

  • I have a review of the  1/32  F-100D in French Service decal sheet from Spada DecalsThese decals are for Trumpeter F-100D Super Sabre kit that will be released in the summer of 2007.

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Monday,   June 18  2007
  • Phoenix IPMS/USA Region 10 Convention on Fri June 22 to Saturday June 23 in Mesa, AZ, USA.  For more details click this link.

  • Alex Kontiveis gets your week off to a good start with his 1/24 Trumpeter Me-109 G6.  Alex scratchbuilt all details for his Me-109 to get it to the high level of detail Alex likes to add to his models. 

  • Paolo Yuen is here with his stellar 1/48 Revell/Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier.  Paolo added a resin cockpit and darkened the panel lines.  His Harrier was then finished in lo-viz markings. 

  • AEX was in the ARC Corporate offies on the Canary Islands early this morning for a coffee and to show us this outstanding 1/72 Academy Grumman Martlet.  AEX built this little beauty out of the box with some very well done painting and weathering.  The diorama base really sets this model off and gives it life.  

  • Zachary Falzon has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ Block 50.  Have a close look at the pictures of Zachary's Viper.....the finished model hits the mark.    

  • I have a review of the  1/48 Vickers Wellington Mk IC decal sheet from Spada Decals.   This decal sheet features 3 different Wellingtons.

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Sunday,   June 17  2007

Happy Fathers Day!!!

  Iceland - Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic  

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new funny picture and a special joke called "Ten Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter".

No updates this weekend.....I'm deeply involved in producing the first of  3 CD years books for my daughters classes.
Saturday,   June 16  2007
No updates this weekend.....I'm deeply involved in producing the first of  3 CD years books for my daughters classes.
Friday,   June 15  2007 
  • Annual Royal Netherlands Airforce Open Days June 15 and 16, at Volkel this time.  
    See: http://www.luchtmacht.nl/opendagen2007/index.html  Free entry.

  • Rico "Forge" Maula begins today with part 3 of Edy Ong's 1/48 ROCAF Collection.  Today's section includes a variety of F-86 models.   

  • Tudor Gheorghiu is here with his beautifully built and finished 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109G-6.  Tudor added extra detail and put quite a bit of care into painting his 109.....in the markings for the famous Ace Erich Hartmann.  

  • John McCormick has dropped by the ARC Corporate offices today with his 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ.  John added a resin cockpit and really went to town getting his F-16 looking very sharp.  John admits to two small mistakes....but I think his F-16 is first rate and I'd be darn pleased to have one this nice in my display case.  

  • Gabriel Stern is here to make you grin with another of his scratchbuilt wonders from aviation history.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 Bellanca CF 1922 which has a rather odd design with the passsenger compartment in the front and the pilot in the rear out in the wind.  I LOVE it!!!  

  • Marv Mays has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-8J Crusader.   I loved how well Marv's F-8 turned out.  If you ever build the Hasegawa F-8J...then this article will show how to get a first class Crusader. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/72 & 1/48 UK Air Arm Update 2005 - 2006  Part 2 Decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.   This sheet includes a variety of aircraft.  

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  The Viper Story Part 1:F-16s of the Air National Guard by Jake Melampy from Reid Air Publications.  This book is avaiable from from Afterburner Decals

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Thursday,   June 14  2007 
I'm pleased to announce the birth of a manufacturers forum here on ARC.  The forum is for Fighter town Decals.   I have a new product announcement for them directly below.  Drop by their new forum and say hello.
Wednesday,   June 13  2007 
  • Annual Royal Netherlands Airforce Open Days June 15 and 16, at Volkel this time.  See: http://www.luchtmacht.nl/opendagen2007/index.html  Free entry.
  • I've added a link to Spada Decals in the ARC Manufacturers links pages.  Spada decals is a new decal company out of Belgium that offers a variety of decals.  I have 3 reviews of their sheets coming up in the next 7 days.  
  • Rico "Forge" Maula is here with the first of his 3 part article.  This is Edy Ong's 1/48 ROCAF Collection - Part 1Rico has been builkding models for Edy for years.  Enjoy seeing the collection os these planes fin markigns for the Republic of China Air Force.

  • David Drake is here with a very creative De Havilland Viper.   David used a few kits to create this tailless fighter.  I must confess....I get a kick out of seeing such creativity.  

  • Vladimír Žucha joins us with his out-of-the-box 1/48 Academy P-47N ThunderboltVladimír did an excellent job on his P-47 and finished it with subtle weathering for the gun podwer stains on the wings.  

  • Gabriele Pugnaghi has dropped by the ARC corporate office in Italy with this stunning 1/12 Tamiya Ducati NCR 900.   Being a motorbike rider, I can't help but admire this very well done Ducati racer. 

  • Olivier De Menech has been very adding scratchbuilt details to this beautifully done 1/48 Revell Sopwith Camel F1.  This includes a scratchbuilt cockpit.  Olivier has an excelelnt looking Sopwith Camel for the display case.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin F-111A/F-111C/EF-111A Triple Plow I Seamless Intakes from Cutting Edge Modelworks.   These intakes are designed for the Academy kit. 

  • I have a review of the  1/32 Maachi C.200 "Saetta" decal sheet from Spada Decals.  These decals are designed for the resin kits from either Pacific Coast Models or Craftworks.

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Tuesday,   June 12  2007

  Philippines Independence Day  

  Russia National Day  

Annual Royal Netherlands Airforce Open Days June 15 and 16, at Volkel this time.  
See: http://www.luchtmacht.nl/opendagen2007/index.html  Free entry.
  • Lorenzo Cassinadri  is here from Italy with his first article on ARC .  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank) with scratchbuilt detailing and a fantastic chipped/peeling paint scheme.  A very realistic looking Ki-84.  Welcome to ARC Lorenzo....I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC!!!

  • A.Cagri Acikgoz has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/32 Tamiya F-16.  I particularly enjoy seeing Tiger Meet aircraft and this nicely weathered F-16 is a treat to see.  

  • Jamie Denton is a here with his 1/48 Italeri Fiat C.R. 42 Falco.  This particular aircaft is sporting one of those very involved Italian camo schemes.  One thing worth noting is this aircraft has Battle of Britain history.  Jamie finished his Italian bi-plane with photo etch to improve the detail.  

  • Jeff Brundt joins us today with his bare metal finish 1/72 Testors/Italeri B-66B.  Jeff took this older kit to new highs with his multi-shade bare metal finish and sharp looking markings.  Jeff also has included the history of this classic American jet.  

  • Björn Dol is here with his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang.   Björn used a resin cockpit and aftermarket decals for The Yoxford Boys to finish his very nicely done Mustang.  

  • John McCormick has been very busy detailing his 1/32 Tamiya F-15E Strike EagleJohn used detail items from Cutting Edge and other suppliers to get detail in a vareity of areas on his Strike Eagle including a resin cockpit.  No doubt about it....John knows what he's doing. 

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin A-7 Seamless Intake from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  These will fit all the Hasegawa A-7 kits. 

  • I have a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 BAC/EE Canberra Decals  from Model Alliance Group.   This is the International 'Bomber Canopy' Version Part 1 decal sheet.

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Monday,   June 11  2007
  • Pete Malaguti has taken the older 1/48 Revell Monogram Apollo 15 Lunar Module and added 30 modifications to bring it up to the current level of modelling.   You've got to read his article and look closely at his photos to fully appreciate all the masterful effort put into this lunar diorama. Outstanding job Pete!!!   

  • James Morley is here with one of my favourites.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E-4 done up in the markings for of Adolf Galland during the Battle Of Britain.  James added some careful weathering and resin detail items to improve upon this very fine kit.    

  • José Carlos Simón has been busy getting all the important details correct on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C.  José  added a resin cockpit, photo etch details and aftermarket decals to complete his Israeli fighter.  He also was careful to add subtle details such as RBF tags to bring his  jet model to life.  

  • Bill Arnold is here today with his sharp looking 1/32 21st Century Toys F4u1A/D Corsair.  Bill quite enjoys building these big model s and it shows in how well his models look after he's finished with them.   

  • James J. Olschlager Jr. joins us today with his very well done 1/48 Italeri EA-18.  James added resin seats to improve the details in the cockpit for his Growler.  James in one of the Junior modellers on ARC and I sure do enjoy seeing his models on ARC.  Keep it up James.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin XF9F-2 / XF9F-3 Prototype Panther Conversion set from Teknics.  This set is designed for the  for Trumpeter/HobbyCraft kit.

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48th resin LAU-128 AMRAAM Launchers for F-15s from  Doctor Pepper Resins

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Sunday,   June 10  2007 

  Portugal National Day  

  Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia Army Day   
  • Bill Arnold starts your Sunday update with his 1/32 21st Century Toys Macchi 202.  Bill quite enjoys the price and quality of these 21st Century aircraft and his very good end results show he's got things all figured out. 

  • Tom Searle is here with his first article on ARC.  Tom is 14 years old and he quite enjoyed building his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18E.  Tom finished off his nice looking  Superbug with weathering to give it a more realistic look.  Welcome to ARC Tom and I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC!!!   

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Saturday,   June 9  2007 
  • Noel Saplala has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his  1/32 Tamiya F-4D Phantom.  Bob added aftermarket detail items and his own skillful scratchbuilding to complete his very well details Phantom.  

  • Bob Bartolacci has dropped by with my favourite version of the Stuka.  This is Bob's 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87G complete with the twin anti-tank guns under the wings.  

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Friday,   June 8  2007 
  • IPMS - SPASAM is proud to announce the Region V 2007 Annual Convention on June 8th and 9th, 2007 in City of Ottawa, IL, USA.  Go to their website for further info.  http://www.ipmsspasam.net

  • Danish Airshow 2007 at Air Station Aalborg. Info in English here. note that the English info specifies a start-time of 09:00, but the banner (on the Danish part of the site) says 07:00.

  • Fernando I. Moreno Villa is here today from Mexico with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Heller-Lodela T6G Texan complete with a handpainted sharks mouth and weahtering to finish off this excellent looking little trainer.  Very nicely done Fernando....welcome to ARC!!!  

  • Alex Kontiveis is here to WOW you with his 1/24 Trumpeter P-51D Mustang.  Alex did a huge amount of scratchbuilding on his Mustang and his article covers all the shortcomings of this fine kit and how he fixed them.   Grab a coffee or tea....sit back and use the slideshow feature to enjoy the photos of his Mustang.

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is here with four of his 1/48 Hasegawa VF-41 Tomcats.   These 4 are more of the stunning models from Shawns workbench.    Well done Shawn!!

  • David Upp is here with his very nicely done 1/72 Tamiya Bf 109E.  I have a soft spot for these early 109's due to their BOB timeframe.  My DFad told me many first hand stories of the BOB over London in the summer of 1940 and what he witnessed.  David loved this kit but wasn't satisfied with the cockpit so he dressed up with with some photoetch.  Read his article....it will make you grin......especially you married guys.

  • Jeroen Berkvens joins us from the Netherlands with his 32nd TFS Tribute F-102 & F-4 & F-15.  Jeroen tells the story of his youth watching various American jets as they patrolled the skies above the Netherlands always vigilante as they protected the Dutch people during the Cold War.  The Dutch will never forget these American protectors in their amazing jets.  

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Thursday,   June 7  2007            No update today
IPMS - SPASAM is proud to announce the Region V 2007 Annual Convention on June 8th and 9th, 2007 in City of Ottawa, IL, USA.  Go to their website for further info.  http://www.ipmsspasam.net
Wednesday,   June 6  2007 

  Sweden National Day  

    D-Day Anniversary    

There's a new website called Modeler Channel http://www.modelerchannel.com  This website is devoted to videos of scale modeling.  They are just starting off but I like what I see so far.
  • Don Enlow begins this special D-Day update with a plane flown by his late Dad.  This is Don's 1/72 Hasegawa Martin B-26B/C Marauder.  Don's beautifully done and carefully weathered B-26 includes is a first class tribute to his Dad.  His article includes a vintage photo of his Dad after his 50th Mission.  Don used Zotz's decals to finish his special B-26.Björn Bäcklund is here today to mark Sweden's National Day with his 1/144 LGW Miniatures Fokker F28-1000.  This excellent looking airliner is built out of the box with kit decals.  

  • Claus Gustafsen is here with what I consider to be a very accurate model.  This is Claus's 1/48 Revell Hawker Typhoon.  Have a close look at the messy D-day stripes....Claus got these looking exactly the way they looked on these Typhoons.   

  • Björn Bäcklund is here with a model of a unique aircraft.  This is his 1/144 Minicraft DC-3 here to mark Sweden's National Day today.  Read his article about the "Christmas Tree" lights along the top of the aircraft. 

  • Fred Amos dropped buy today with his 1/48 Tamiya Razorback P-47 D.  Fred finished his P-47 is the search and rescue role with a resin conversion for the underwing raft dispensers.  Well done Fred.  

  • Björn Bäcklund is back with another of his Swedish birds.  This is his 1/72 Marivox FFVS J22 built out of the box in Swedish markings.  It's good to see this Swedish aircraft.   

  • Björn Bäcklund has another model to mark the Swedish National Day.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Douglas DC-3, you'll enjoy seeing this model and reading the history of it.  It is quite the history for one aircraft.   Well done Björn and I hope you have a very enjoyable National Day in Sweden today.

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Tuesday,   June 5  2007

  Denmark Constitutional Day  

  Seychelles Liberation Day  

Meteor Productions has a blog with all the latest info about new releases and new happening at Meteor Productions.  I've added a link to the Meteor Productions Blog to their banner at the top of the ARC homepage.
Missing D-Day model articles.  Recently someone sent me articles for the D-Day June 6 update.  These articles were lost in the crash of my inbox.  If you sent these articles please resend them.  If you have a model for the D-Day June 6th update then please send it in.  Use the subject line "Post on June 6".
  • Terry Chan decided to pull out all the stops and super detail his 1/32 Trumpeter A-7E.  Terry added a cockpit set, SJU-8 ejection seat, gear bays set, Avionics set and finished it of with aftermarket decals and a first class weathering job.  

  • Bill Arnold has been busy again on his big scale aircraft.  This is Bill's 1/32 21st Century Toys Macchi 202 with scratchbuilt detailing to complete his Italian beauty.    

  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here from Greece with his 1/48 Tamiya F-84G.  Thanos used 7 different shades to create his bare metal finish and then he finished his weathered jet in the markings for the early '60's Greek acrobat squadron "Hellenic Flame". 

  • Bob Bartolacci is here with some photos of his 1/48 ProModeler Me-410B.  This is a very well engineered kit and Bob turned it into a model worthy of center stage in his display case.  

  • I'm pleased to present a review of the new 1/48 F9F-2/3 Down & Dirty Conversion Set from Teknics for the Trumpeter/HobbyCraft kit.  This set deals with a few of the problem areas of this kit and also permits you to go the extra mile on this kit to do it up down and dirty with the flaps dropped.  

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw-190 Part 2 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.   This sheet includes markings for 4 different Fw-190's from A-3's to F-8's.

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Monday,   June 4  2007

  Battle of Midway (1942)  

IPMS - SPASAM is proud to announce the Region V 2007 Annual Convention on June 8th and 9th, 2007 in City of Ottawa, IL, USA.  Go to their website for further info.  http://www.ipmsspasam.net
Missing D-Day model articles.  Recently someone sent me articles for the D-Day June 6 update.  These articles were lost in the crash of my inbox.  If you sent these articles please resend them.  If you have a model for the D-Day June 6th update then please send it in.  Use the subject line "Post on June 6".
  • Alan Purusram has gone above and beyond on his 1/48 Monogram B-24J Liberator.  This special B-24 is covered in foil and features the wild artwork from 2 different B-24 using Zotz Decals.  I love how he did the spinning props....a very effective technique.  

  • Paolo Yuen is here with his 1/48 Revell/Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier.  Paolo used an interesting and very effective technique for darkening his panel lines.  His Harrier came out looking great.    

  • Ralph Emerson "Shonen Red" Dabao joins us today with his very nicely done 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Bell P-39 "Airacobra".   Ralph goes into careful detail about building this particular kits and it's good and not so good points. 

  • Giuseppe Pino has been busy building his 1/48 Revell F/A-18E Super Hornet.  You're going to love the photos he shot of it in-flight.   

  • Peter Nesterak is here with a simple but brillant technique for doing Custom Made Carrier Deck Tie Downs.  Well done Peter.   

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Sunday,   June 3  2007 
Missing D-Day model articles.  Recently someone sent me articles for the D-Day June 6 update.  These articles were lost in the crash of my inbox.  If you sent these articles please resend them.  If you have a model for the D-Day June 6th update then please send it in.  Use the subject line "Post on June 6".
  • Sam Chia has been very busy on the paint job for his 1/48 Classic Airframes SM 79Sam did find this kit required a bit of extra work due to it's multi-media mixture but he ended up with one VERY sharp looking model for his efforts.  Sam added weathering to complete the finish on this classic tri-motor aircraft.

  • Dennis Brackett is here with his beautiful 1/72 Hasegawa RF-101C VoodooDennis did not let the age of this kit hold him back and in the end he turned out on of the more attractive and sleek Century Series jets. 

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Saturday,   June 2  2007 

  Italy National Day  

There is a show on today in Tulsa.  The show info can be found at the HMSNEO web page. Click on 'Tulsa Show'. 
  • Angelo M Picardo starts your Saturday update with his 1/48 Grand Pheonix EE Lightning.  Angelo has been busy adding aftermarket details and getting the look "just right" on his Lightning.

  • Massimo Busolini has dropped by with his 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk IXMassimo finished his Sptfire in the Italian markings for 51st Fighter Wing.  Massimo completed his spitfire woth some careful paint chipping and weathering. 

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Friday,   June 1  2007

  Mexico - Dia de la Marnia  

  Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day  

  • Alfonso Barajas starts today with his 1/72 Koppro Mi-17.  Alfonso finished his Mi-17 in Special Mexican markings to mark the  Dia de la Marnia anniversary today.

  • Alfonso Barajas is here with another Mexican aircraft.  This is his attractive looking 1/144 Lodela/Airfix DC-10-15 Alfonso finished his DC-10 in Mexicana markings. 

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A, VF-41.  Shawn built his Tomcat wheels up and displayed it on a stand.  A great looking model with a very effective display stand.     

  • Si Tomlinson has been busy finishing his 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 F8 in a complicated looking winter camo scheme.  Si used some after market detail tiems and I found his technique for doing the instrument panel worth reading about....easy but effective.  I admire people that can pull off these complicated camo schemes so well.  Well done Si.   

  • Robert Foster joins us for the first time on ARC with a good selection of his sharp looking 1/48 Harriers.  Robert has included 3 of his Harriers today....including one of my favourites....the two seater.   Very nice Harriers Robert.....wellcome to ARC!!!

  • Rick Lorenz has been busy getting the markings and details right on his 1/48 Tamiya F-51D.  This is a Korean War Mustang that Rick researched and then pieced together markings etc to make it happen.  Once you see his photos, I think you'll agree Rick's effort were well worth it.  

  • James "Doc" Maloney is here with 5 photos of the Osprey in flight.  It's good to see this bird in flight.

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