Wednesday,   Dec 31  2008

Happy New Year!!!

I'd like to wish everyone the very best in 2009.  Silly weeks begins tomorrow and I've decided to take the week off and give in to Dan's Mon-key constant pleading to let him run the site during Silly Week.  He's promised to be good.

Fernando I. Moreno Villa is here with a very special article.  First he tells about the whole story behind building his 1/72 Italeri Kfir C2 and then Fernando tells the story of visiting Venice from Mexico and meeting with a fellow ARC'ers in Venice.  Grab a warm drink and enjoy the story. 

Han Chong joins us on the last day of 2008 with this fine looking 1/48 Academy F15E.  This F-15 was built out of the box and includes a full weapons load to complete the look.

Titus "Surefire" Zapanta is here with one of the most impressive bi-plane models I've seen.  This is his 1/8 Hasegawa RAF SE5a Museum Series complete with all the wooden beauty that the real aircraft had.  Amazing. 

Artur Oslizlo has put huge effort into his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16D Block 52+.  This twin seat Polish F-16 is loaded with resin goodies and finished with a fantastic weathered paint job that is complimented with Twobobs decals.  Twobobs decals. 

Chip Jean is here with a beautifully done 1/48 Accurate Miniatures SB2U-3 Vindicator.  Chip had some quality issues with this kit as it was part of the early production run, but Chip persisted and finished it off with a stunning faded paint job. 

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Tuesday,   Dec 30  2008 
Igor Petrovic is here with not one but two models.  These are his 1/48 L&M Resin PC-9A & PC-9AM done with with amazing skill.  Have a close look at the very last photo and you'll see one of these aircraft has a tie down rope for the prop tip and both have RBF tags as you'd see when these aircraft are parked on the ground.  Beautifully done. 

Alan Purusram has gone to great efforts on his 1/48 Revell / Monogram B-58A Hustler.  Alan scratchbuilt the interior on his Hustler and used Aires resin exhausts along with other goodies and scratchbuilt work before finishing it off with a multi-shade bare metal finish.  Well done Alan.

Phil Mead has been busy getting things looking just right on his 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon 1b Tropical.  Phil added Eduard and scratchbuilt details to the cockpit before finishing his Typhoon in the faded desert camo worn by this aircraft during WW2.

Arthur L. Caesar & Son is here with two 1/48 Revell A-10A Warthogs.  This is a Father Son project and I can't think os a better way to spend time with a son.  Way to go guys.....both Warthogs came out looking great!!

Angel Mesa did something very special here when building this 1/72 SH-3 Seaking Spanish Navy.  The decals from this Seaking were taken from a  few sheets as Spanish Seaking decals don't exist.  Now that is determination and the reward is an excellent looking Spanish Seaking. 

Mel Silvestre is here with test shots of the 1/32 Trumpeter Fairey Swordfish.  Well done Mel!!!  My special thanks and New Year wishes go out to the members of IPMS Philippines Bert Anido


I have a review of the new 1/48 F/A-18C Snakes on a Plane decal sheet from Afterburner DecalsThis sheet includes 5 aircraft from  VFA-86 Sidewinders including 2 high viz jet and one very special jet with a unique 3 tone gray camo paint scheme.


I have a review of the new 1/144 Middle East Hercules decal sheet from IsraDecalThis decal sheet includes markings from 7 different air forces from the Middle East region including 3 different Israeli  paint schemes.  This is another decal sheet that is sure to be a hit with modellers. 


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Monday,   Dec 29  2008 
Cüneyt ÖZEN has been very busy super detailing his 1/32 Academy F-16 C Block 50.  This wonderful F-16 is weathered and finished in Turkish Air Force markings.

Oliver Peissl has much skill when it comes to weathering and painting as you see in the cockpit photos of his 1/48 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 110-E.  Oliver added scratchbuilt details and after market detail items to bring his Bf-110 to life and finished it off in a weathered Desert camo scheme.

Sertac Bayar joins us from Turkey with his 1/48 Revell F-84F/Q.  This special diorama includes his beautiful F-84F/Q finished off in Turkish Air Force markings.  Very nicely done.

Carmel J Attard joins us from sunny Malta with his 1/72 Pavla Douglas O-46A.  This multi-media kit includes some resin parts and in the talented hand of a modeller like Carmel it builds up into a great looking example of this between war aircraft.

Here is a product announcement for the E-2C VAW-124 Bear Aces, AJ600 / 165299 and AJ601 / 164483 CVW-8, USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 - 2007 print from Deployment Productions This print is available in 5 different sizes.  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  

Albert Moore is here with a  review of the new 1/48 CH-46F/Early E Conversion Set from MAW DecalsThis is a 14 piece resin conversion set to convert Academy’s 1/48 CH-46A (kit #12210) or CH-46D (kit #12207) into a CH-46F/Early E Sea Knight. 

Radek Lhotsky is here with a  review of the new 1/48 Yankee Spitfires decal sheet Corsica & Italy, 1943-1944  from Rising DecalsThis decal sheet includes 4 different American Spitfires in 4 different paint schemes. 

Kelly Quirk is here with a  review of the new 1/48 VMFA-122 decal sheet from Flying Leathernecks DecalsIncluded are options for ALL 12 aircraft currently assigned to VMFA-122. 


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Sunday,  Dec 28  2008

  Nepal - Birthday of H.M. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev 

  Australia - "Proclamation Day" in South Australia 

Friday,   Dec 26  2008

  Slovenia Independence Day 

Paul Nortness joins us with his colorful 1/48 Hobbycraft A-4C.  Paul has high regards for the Hobbycraft kit and rightly so.  He used a sludge wash for the panel lines that he explains in his article and he finished off his Scooter with Eagle Strike decals.  Nicely done Paul.

Tom Berres is here to wow you with his 1/72 Roden Antonov An-12Bk Cub.  Tom made excellent use of the Ace PE set and his skilled painting techniques for getting the interior detail painting looking right.  Tom explains all his painting tricks in his article.  He also used a Waldron punch set with much delight and success.   

Baran Çakmak is one of those very talented modellers from Turkey and he's here today with his 1/72 PM Sukhoi SU 21 TM.  Baran did much extra work to his Su-21 including thinning flying surfaces and even sanding the canopy to make it thinner and does his canopy ever shine.  The extra work and scratchbuilding Baran did is impressive and a pleasure to see.

Paolo Yuen is here to give us a taste of the excellent results that are possible when building the 1/700 Trumpeter/Italeri CVN-76 USS Ronald Reagan.   Paolo kit bashed the Italeri and Trumpeter kit using the best of both kits to create this masterpiece.  After seeing this carrier, I suspect more people will be building  an aircraft carrier.

Here is a product announcement for the E-2C Hawkeye VAW-124 Bear Aces, AJ600 / 165300. CVW-8, USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 - 2008 print from Deployment ProductionsThis print is available in 5 different sizes.  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  


I have a review of the new 1/72 Middle East Meteors decal sheet from IsraDecal This decal sheet permits you to build any Meteor operated by Israel plus many Meteors operated by Egypt and Syria in a pleasing selection of paint schemes.


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Thursday,   Dec 25  2008

Christmas Day

I'd like to share with you my favourite Christmas song.  It's called Christmas in the Trenches and is written and sung by an American Folk singer John McCutcheon and it tells the story of the Christmas truce in 1914 when a young German left the German trenches to socialize with British troops.  Soon troops from both side were leaving their trenches to meet with soldiers from the opposing side.  This video contains actual photos of the British and German troops enjoying each others friendship during this magical Christmas of 1914.  Click here to hear the song and see the photos    Merry Christmas everyone.

Wednesday,   Dec 24  2008

  Serbian Air Force Day 

To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website http://www.noradsanta.org/  I've done this with my daughters when they were small and it was quite fun for them....and myself.  There are already some videos loaded and more get added all day long as Santa makes his way around the planet on his Christmas Eve run.

Alvis 3.1 is here with the aircraft from my favourite Christmas Eve story. This is "The Shepherd"......a story that is played on CBC radio each Christmas Eve. I've listened to it each year for the past 25 years. Alvis has included a link to the audio story and his models are the models featured in the story. This story is a MUST listen. Enjoy. 

Here's a direct link to the 30 minute story "The Shepherd" read by the late Alan Maitland of CBC.

It is a holiday tradition here on ARC to speculate what vehicles Santa will use to deliver presents on Christmas Eve.  Alvis 3.1 is here today to present 3 of Santa's toy delivery vehicles.
Alvis 3.1 is here with his first aircraft from Santa's snowy hanger.  This is What Santa flew, 1934.  Yup.....a modified Gee Bee Racer......but read the whole article for the whole history about Santa's Gee Bee. 

Alvis 3.1 is here with the second aircraft.  This is what Santa flew in 1967.  This aircraft sports a false canopy.......of sorts.....it all relates to Santa and the name Santa gave it is VERY funny. 

Alvis 3.1 is here with one of the more sensible Santa aircraft........or so I would have thought.  This is Santa's 1/48 Polar Pogo, but read the story to find out the down side to using this aircraft. 

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Tuesday,   Dec 23  2008

  Japan - Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito 

Raul Corral is here with his article entitled "Bringing your models to life".  Raul has included photos of 10 of his models including American and Luftwaffe fighters and even a Luftwaffe flying wing.....all with different backgrounds.

Paul Goodman is here with his first completed model in over 2 years.  This good looking in-flight 1/72 Hasegawa F-16 is a model of the actual aircraft that Paul crewed while in the USAF.  Nice one Paul.

Leandro Ñeco Castaño joins us with his big marvelous 1/28 Revell Fokker Dr-1.  Leandro chose the very striking red paint scheme that was made most  famous by the Red Baron.

Tom Berres has hit a home run with his 1/72 Streem Su-24M Fencer-D.  Tom dressed up his Fencer with a Neomega set and Eduard PE set.  He then kitbashed some details using some  Dragon ‘Fencer’ detail parts before he finished it off with decals from High Decal, Linden Hill.  The paint job is fantastic.

Frederick D. Smith is here with two his models which include the 1/72 Italeri C-130H and 1/144 Revell C-130H.  Both of these were finished to a very high level of quality as you'll see in Tom's photos.  I enjoyed seeing the photos of the smaller Herk sitting piggyback on the larger model.   

Here is a product announcement for the E-2C Hawkeye VAW-124 Bear Aces, AJ601 / 165299. CVW-8, USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 - 2007 print from Deployment Productions. This print is available in 5 different sizes.  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  


I have a review of the new 1/72 Israeli Air Force Kfir decal sheet from IsraDecalThis decal sheet permits you to build any Kfir operated by Israel and includes 3 full sets of stencils.


I have a review of the new 1/72 CAF CF-18 Norad 50th 2008 Demo bird decal sheet from Leading Edge Models This special demo bird with NORAD artwork includes two sets of tailart decals....one for the Monogram kit and one for the Hasegawa kit.


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Monday,   Dec 22  2008

  Happy Chanukah!     Festival of Lights began Dec 21  

We were without power for 8 hours last night and early this morning.  Between my wife rustling about during the night and the lack of heat it was a restless night.  It turns out the last outage was due to salt from sea spray on the power pole insulators and pole poles causing the whole pole to ground to earth.....on a number of power poles.  Today it was a big old tree across the powerlines and road.  With the roads as bad as they are here due to the total lack of snow removal and one or two tiny snowplows......I was up early driving my wife to work.  Came home to a cold house and went to bed and slept til noon. 

On a positive note.......I did get out sledding with my kids yesterday.....sledding only happens every few years around here.


Rene de Koning gets things started today with photos from the recent Eagles Day 2008 held in Melbourne Australia.  Very enjoyable to see some of the models that were on display at this fine event.

Artur Oslizlo joins us today with his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-3.  Artur jazzed up the detail with an Eduard zoom PE and Quickboost resin exhaust pipes only.  I really liked how the weathering and exhaust stains turned out on this one. 

Danny Vazquez is here with one of my favourite jets.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier dressed up with Aires Cockpit and wheel wells, Eduard PE set for exterior details and finished of with an impressive weathering job and Superscale decals. 

Jeff Vail is here with a blast from the past.  This is his 1/72 Aurora AH 56A Cheyenne modified and finished off in a what-if scheme including weapons.  It's good to see this helo built and finished in what-if operational markings.   

Tyler White has finished off a stellar looking 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B.  Tyler did plenty of work to his Tomcat and added some Steel Beach intake covers, True Details resin seats, Eduard masks and photo etch for the cockpit and then finished it off with Figthertown Decals.

Here is a product announcement for theEA-6B Prowler VAQ-135 Black Ravens, NH500 / 158544. CVW-11, USS Nimitz CVN-68 - 2007 print from Deployment Productions.This print is available in 5 different sizes .  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  

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Friday,   Dec 19  2008 
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs This week it is a Gunship Gray F-117 from Holloman. This jet along with a few others were the subject of the last Twobobs 117 sheet which are sold out in 1/48 but available in 72nd.  These photos are courtesy of Bob's good buddy Don Logan. Great photographer and great author

Álvaro Troncoso Gil (Brujo) has done a wonderful job on his 1/48 Hobbyboss A-10 Thunderbolt II.  This A-10 received some very special treatment in the engine bay to add extra scratchbuilt detailing. 

Carmel J. Attard is here to show his talent at building vac-u-formed kits.  This is his 1/72 Airmodel Heinkel He 59C done up in Finnish markings.  It is very nice and he has included a full report on building this model as well as quite a few pics of his German Search and rescue 1/72 Airmodel Heinkel He 59C in a white scheme with red crosses. 

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler joins us with a very special 1/48 Monogram A-6E Intruder.  This model was possible due to a couple generous ARCers. Breadboard and Tony Hayes, but you'll need top read Shawn's article for the full story.  Shawn's Intruder includes a Black Box Cockpit.

Here is a product announcement for the EA-6B Prowler VAQ-133 Wizards, NL530 / 161120. Electronic Attack Wing, US Pacific Fleet - 2007 from Deployment Productions.This print is available in 5 different sizes .  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  


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Thursday,  Dec 18  2008

  Niger - Proclamation of the Republic 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has all the instruction sheets for the upcoming Red Dragon and yellow Swordfish Daken sheets plus much more.  Also Bob has an updated list to the sheets he's got on sale for $3.  This list is shrinking fast so don't delay......for $3 you can't loose.

Aleksander Gorski starts today with his eye catching 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Vc.  Aleksander did quite a bit of kit bashing using parts from a Tamiya kit and well as an ICM Spitfire before finishing his Spitfire in RAAF markings complete with noseart.  

Julien Haccoun has done everything right to create his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  Julien used an Aires Engine, Cobra Company ALQ-188 pod and finished off his F-16 in the attractive markings from Afterburner decals.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with two models today.  These are his 1/48 Eduard/Dragon Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8 that Rafi built to his usual high standard.  Rafi compares both kits in his article and give his verdict as to which is the better kit. 

Francone Diego is here with one the more popular European jet.  This is his 1/72 Revell F-2000 Typhoon finished off in Italian markings.  It's always a treat to see a model of the Typhoon.

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Wednesday, Dec 17  2008

  Bhutan National Day 

Our power has just come on after being out for 12 hours.  I have no idea what the cause was as there has been no new snow, ice or storms.  The house did get down to 60F (15C)....not exactly freezing....but not having power wasn't helping me catch up on my ARC work.

Gökhan Eren starts today's update with his very nicely done 1/72 Italeri Mirage 2000 D H.A.F.  Gökhan did find some fit issues with this kit, but it wasn't anything he couldn't deal with.

Negri Manuel is here with a special little 1/72 Hobbyboss Bf-109 G6 that he built for his friend.  The weathering on this 109 really does look excellent.

Serge Dompierre is here with his 1/48 Monogram Mc Donnell Douglas AV-8B that he built 20 years ago OOB using kit decals.  Serge finished his Harrier in the markings for the US Marines Corps VMA 331 Bumblebees squadron.

Martin Ramsden joins us with something not often seen.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat finished off with an Atlantic paint scheme and full weathering.  This model looks very realistic.

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Tuesday,   Dec 16  2008

  Bahrain National Day 

  Kazakhstan National Day 

No update today.    I returned home last last night from a 2 week car drive to Disneyland (4 days of driving each way).  Click here to read more.  I'm busy today helping my daughter catch up on 2 weeks of math homework and downloading 2 weeks worth of e-mails. 

Monday,   Dec 15  2008
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Saturday,  Dec 13  2008

  Saint Lucia Independence Day 

Friday,   Dec 12  2008

  Kenya Independence Day 

Gökhan Eren has done an impressive weathering job on his 1/72 Revell F-4 E Phantom.  Gökhan added scratchbuilt details with plastic and metal and didn't use any aftermarket detail items. 

Negri Manuel has dropped by today with something not seen very often.  This is his 1/200 Hasegawa C-47 finished off in Search and Rescue markings, which is soemthing I don't recall seeing before.  I like it!!! 

Christian Villa is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his beautifully done 1/32 Revell F-104S ASA-M complete with a fantastic weathering job and finished as one of the last Starfighters used by Italy.  Welcome to ARC Christian!!! 

John Doerr is here with one of the coolest looking camo schemes I've ever seen on a Ju-87.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87D Nachtschlacht and the camo pattern is all done freehand. 

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Thursday,   Dec 11  2008 
David Bey is here with one of my favourite aircraft.  this is his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C modified into an Israeli F-16C 'Barak' using resin goodies from Dr Pepper Resins If you've not been to the Dr Pepper Resins site you should drop by and see what products they have.  David did a flawless job on this one as you'll see in his photos.

Serge Dompierre is here with one of his earlier builds.  This is his 1/48 Monogram T-6 Texan done up in a very convincing bare metal finish and finished off in American markings.  Seeing this humble little trainer makes me day dream of all the great pilots that started off in the modest little Harvard. 

Colin Whitehouse joins us with his 1/48 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon.  Colin has some interesting things to say about this kit and as you see in his photos, this Typhoon from Revell really does build into a fine looking model.  Good to see it Colin and it's always good to see your models on ARC. 

Gökhan Eren joins us from Turkey with his 1/72 Revell Sea King finished off in markings for the RAF.  This one of the bright yellow rescue choppers and Gökhan did a fantastic job on it and finished it off with a very well done diorama base.

Here is a product announcement for the EA-6B Prowler VMAQ-3 Moon Dogs, MD01 / 161244. MAG-14 - 2008 print from Deployment Productions.This print is available in 5 different sizes .  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  

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Wednesday,   Dec 10  2008

  Constitution Day in Thailand 

  Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse   (1941)  

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs.  Strike Eagles from MO courtesy of Todd Pearson. Todd's a light Eagle driver from Mountain Home and an extremely talented modeler. Thanks for the pics Todd!

Antonio "avalos01" Avalos  is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/72 Trumpeter P-40B Warhawk done up in the markings for one of the legendary Flying Tigers aircraft.  Antonio built his Flying Tiger OOB with beautifully done weathering and a terrific diorama base and Flying Tigers figure. 

Chris Causey has been modeling the Vietnam era recently and this is his colorful 1/48 Monogram F-8E Crusader finished off in the markings for VF-62 Boomerangs during the Vietnam War.  Nicely done Chris. 

Rai has been busy building the rare 1/48 Tamiya Hyakushiki Shitei III.  This is the Kai Air Defense Fighter that was designed as a bomber interceptor aircraft with an upward firing gun.  Read Rai's article for the fully story behind this aircraft and how he built this model. 

Ian Foulkes, M.A. has been busy using the Cammet Conversion set to create his 1/72 Airfix BAe Nimrod 3rd AEW Prototype.  Ian was quite impressed with this conversion set and I must say his finished model does look very cool.

Here is a product announcement for the F-14A Tomcat VF-41 Black Aces, AJ100 / 160379. CVW-8, USS Nimitz CVN-68 - 1977 print from Deployment ProductionsThis print is available in 5 different sizes .  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  

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Tuesday,   Dec 9  2008 
No update today.....I'm taking the day off to spend with my family.

Monday,   Dec 8  2008 
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has all the instruction sheets for the upcoming Vista F-16, Draken, Typhoon sheets as well as the Press to Test F-16B sheet.  Also Bob has an updated list to the sheets he's got on sale for $3.  This list is shrinking fast so don't delay......for $3 you can't loose.

Gökhan Eren dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Turkey with his 1/72 Hasegawa TF-104 G.  This beautifully finished Starfighter is finished in Turkish Air force markings and a carefully applied weathering and wash to give his model a realistic look.

Serge Dompierre is here with one of my favourite fighters from WW2......the colourful bare metal Mustang.  Serge's 1/48 Monogram P-51D is the ever popular checkered nose Big Beautiful Doll.

Rafi Ben-Shahar has done his usual first class job on his 1/32 Trumpeter Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a/U1.  Rafi has a mystery question in his article.....see if you can figure out the answer.

Manuel Negri is here with Part 3 of his 1/72 Tamiya F4u-1a Corsair.  Today Manuel explains how to create a diorama base for his south Pacific American fighter aircraft. 

Here is a product announcement for the F-14A Tomcat VF-41 Black Aces, AJ100 / 160379. CVW-8, USS Nimitz CVN-68 - 1977 print from Deployment ProductionsThis print is available in 5 different sizes .  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  

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Dec 7  2008

  Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941  

Dec 6  2008

  Finland Independence Day 

Friday,   Dec 5  2008

  Thailand National Day (H.M. The King's Birthday) 

Russia - Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941)

Blackeyes joins us from Thailand on the Thailand National Day with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-86D.  Blackeyes chose a bare metal paint scheme with out of print decals that include Tiger noseart.  A good looking Sabre Dog and you can also see his other jets in his photos. 

enat joins us today with the first of 2 of his articles to mark the Thailand National Day.  This is his 1/72 Fujimi A-7E Corsair with a resin seat to dress up the cockpit and aftermarket decals from Saim Scale decals for the  Royal Thai Navy.  Enat gave his Corsair II a wash to highlight all the delicate recessed detail.

enat joins us with his carefully done 1/72 Airfix O-1 Bird Dog.  Enat gave his Bird Dog a slightly shaded look to the panel lines to make his model look like the real thing.  

Chuck Sawyer has done an amazing amount of work on his big 1/32 Tamiya F-4J.  Wow Chuck has really done much extra work on his big Phantom and the paint job is perfectly weathered for a USN jet.  

Here is a product announcement for the F-15C Eagle 57th Wg, 65th Aggressor Squadron, AW/080010 - Nellis AFB, NV - 2007 print from Deployment ProductionsThis print is available in 5 different sizes .  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  


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Thursday,   Dec 4  2008 
Bruno Monti Colombani starts your Thursday update with his 1/48 Eduard Bell X-1.  Bruno built this record breaking manned missile out of the box with very nice results. 

Marcelo M. Irigoyen is here from Argentina with his VERY big 1/16 Scratchbuilt Douglas A-4P Skyhawk.  This one is almost done and Marcelo tells about it in his article.

Fabrizio Frassica joins us today with his 1/48 Flying Machines Fiat G-50 bis.  This a multimedia kit with resin parts and photo etched detail set by Eduard and I do like how the camo paint job looks. 

Georg Fuhrmann is here another of his models with working lights.  This is his 1/24 HLF 20/16 Fire Dept Bonn.  This fire truck looks exactly like the real truck and even included figures.  Fantastic Georg. 

Here is a product announcement for the F-15C Eagle 57th Wg, 65th Aggressor Squadron, AW/80-024 - Nellis AFB, NV - 2007  print from Deployment Productions. This print is available in 5 different sizes .  Remember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member!  


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Wednesday,   Dec 3  2008 
David Bey has been busy doing up his 1/48 Hasegawa F-15J.  David added a resin cockpit, resin exhausts plus a number of other resin items he cast himself to detail his Japanese F-15.  Then he finished it off with decals form Twobobs to end up with quite the stunning model. 

Adrian Koh has mastered the tricky art of chipped and peeling paint.  This his 1/32 Tamiya A6M5 Zero Part - 1. Adrian explains his technique in his article and in part 2 of his article he'll add the weapons load etc.

Pablo Calcaterra has been busy getting things right on his 1/48 Revell CF-118.  This is an older and more challenging kit but Pablo persisted.  He added foil seatbelts and weathering before finishing his CF-118 in Cougar Squadron markings.

Andrew Taylor has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 Revell T.S.A.R.C Sea King.  If you are planning on building a Sea King, then this article is well worth reading.  Andrew folded the tail and main rotor blades, opened the crew door and added stairs and finished it off in D-Day anniversary markings. 

Here is a product announcement for the F-15C Eagle 57th Wg, 65th Aggressor Squadron WA 080010 & WA 80-024 print from Deployment ProductionsRemember 20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community member! 


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Tuesday,   Dec 2  2008

  Laos Proclamation of the Republic 

  United Arab Emirates National Day 

Cüneyt ÖZEN has dropped by ARC today with this big beautiful 1/32 Tamiya F-4J.  Cüneyt finished his Phantom in the markings for VF-96 with the USN.  This model has an excellent weathering. 

Serge Dompierre is here with his baremetal 1/48 Monogram P-47D.  This is a model Serge built 25 years ago and painted with a brush.  I gotta' say it turned out very well and represents a P-47 from 1944.

Ian Buick is here with something we don't see very often.  This is his 1/72 ESCI Tu-22 in Iraqi markings.  Ian had quite the time with this model and he tells about the history of this Iraqi jet and it's eventual end. 

David & Alexander Murphy have been busy building two 1/35 German African and Eastern Campaign Dioramas.  These are scenes full of all the tiny details that bring these dioramas to life.  Well done guys!!!

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Monday,   Dec 1  2008

  Romania National Day 

  Central Africa National Day 

Ion C. Tesu is here to mark Romania's National Day with this stunning 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-21 Lancer.  Ion used many different aftermarket detail items and then finished off this Mig-21 in a  beautiful camo paint job and Romanian Air Force markings. 

Roger Luk is here with something completely different.  This is his 1/24 Midwest Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack.  This model is made from micro-cut balsa wood, basswood and mahogany wood parts; sail cloth, threads, blocks, and brass wires.  Nicely done Roger.

Fabian Mario Vera is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa OA-4AR.  This is a conversion done with a resin nose and decals and finished in a lo-viz gray paint scheme.  I really liked how this 2 seater turned out.

Rai has been busy getting the finish right in this 1/48 Tamiya Hyakushiki Shitei III.  Kai explains the specs of this aircraft before explaining how he got the paint chipped weathered finish looking so good.  

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