Tuesday,  Nov 30  2004                     Barbados National Day         Scotland St. Andrew's Day   

I've change the ARC Discussion Forum link in the top banner to open in a  separate window.  This will offer a temporary fix for the constant logging in problem for the forums until the ARC domain name moves to the new server.  I'm still busy sorting out problems with the new forum and moving the thousands on images from the old forum to the new forum.
  • Meteor Productions is offering Meteor Gift Certificates.  This could be the perfect gift for a modelling buddy or a model club raffle at Christmas....or get your wife to buy you a Meteor Gift Certificate for your Christmas gift.  Meteor sells a massive selection resin and decals, so it a safe bet they sell something for almost everyone.  Click here for more info

  • Eli at Zotz Decals has added the tiny additional correction decal sheet to his B-17 decal sheets and they are ready to sell.  Go to the Albatros/Zotz Decal website and order your B-17 sheet before they are sold out.  

  • If you've forgotten your ARC Discussion Forum password....e-mail me and I'll help you out.  Click my name to e-mail me Steve Bamford  Include your member name.

  • Karl Sander begins today's update with his beautifully weathered 1/72 Revell A-6E Intruder .  Karl has included a very enjoyable read in his article....grab a coffee or tea and enjoy.  Nice one Karl.....it's excellent to see your Intruder on ARC.

  • Ryan Cameron is here with his RCN 1/48 Hobbycraft Sea Fury.  Ryan added a Cutting Edge detail set and exhaust stains to his Canadian Sea Fury.  Very nice indeed Ryan.

  • Bill Lachance has gone over the top with his 1/48 Trimaster Me 262A-1b.  What kills me is Bill built this super detailed beauty in roughly a month.  Stunning. 

  • Eric Bade has a pair of FW-190's.  Today he presents his 1/72 Hasegawa FW-190 A8 & FW-190 D9.  Both are 1/72 gems. 


Monday,  Nov 29  2004                 Albania Liberation Day 
 No update today.....I'm distracted by the website move.

Please note.....The ARC Discussion Forum move went well.  The new forum is located at http://s102164210.onlinehome.us/forums/index.php?s=5c1ccf131704ea58abef4e40c573798e

There are issues that need to be ironed out with the ARC Discussion Forums.....such as folks having to log in each time they use the forums......this constant "logging in" issue will go away by itself once the ARC domain name is moved to the new server.  Back in April, I began moving the whole 3.76gig ARC website to a new server machine and the move was almost complete, but then I became totally distracted by moving my wife and kids etc to our newer home.  So now I'm completing the job of moving the ARC forums to the new server machine and moving the domain name and the rest of the ARC website to the new machine.  In the next few days the total move will be complete and everything will go back to the way it was....with some slight improvement.  One improvement is the Discussion Forums program is a newer version permitting new features.....such as an integrated chatroom.  I will be working on the new chatroom feature next.....the domain name move is in the process of being done and will be complete in the next few days.

Sunday,  Nov 28  2004                Mauritania Independence Day   
Saturday,  Nov 27  2004                
Friday,  Nov 26  2004                
  • Andrew Holloway (kaysersoze) starts off your update today with his 1/48 Academy P-47N 'RED-E-RUTH'.  Andrew finished his Jug in a BMF finish with some attractive nose art decals.

  • Jim Barnett (sabre) joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4.  Jim loaded this one with a good selection of aftermarket goodies and finished it off with a Sharks Mouth set of markings.  Beauty eh!! 

  • Dan Duna is here to keep me and other Star Trek fans grinning.  This is Dan's 1/100 Scratchbuilt Star Trek Minotaur which he finished with a killer paint scheme and markings.

  • Boildieu Laurent joins us with his bare metal 1/48 Hasegawa P-51D.  Boildieu did a fine job on his bare metal finish.....quite nice indeed.......nice to see these markings. 

  • Philip Jones has shot some photos of the recent IPMS Avon Model Show 2004.  By the looks of things....this is a show well worth visiting if you're in the area.

  • I have a review of the 1/32 F-105G/F-105F Corrected Fin & Rudder for the Trumpeter kit from Cutting Edge ModelworksThis is sure to interest guys building the F-105G/F.

  • Ray Hamel is here with some B-26 Marauder  Walk Around photos of the only airworthy example...this is an early B-26. 


Thursday,  Nov 25  2004         Suriname Independence Day                US Thanksgiving Day  
  • I'd like to begin today by wishing all Americans a fun and enjoyable Turkey Day with their friends and family.  Eat plenty and enjoy.   

  • Twobobs is offering Gift Certificates.  Info about these gift certificates will be loaded to their website within the next day.

  • The new B-17 decal sheet from Zotz Decals will be slightly delayed while a tiny correction sheet is added.  The decals for the wheel discs that were used by Knock Out Dropper aren't quite correct.....so Eli will be adding a tiny additional correction sheet.  Not a big deal.....but Eli likes wants to get this tiny issue sorted out.  You'll be quite impressed with this decal set. 

  • Ted Taylor has been kind enough to send in some photos of the new 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ Block 50 kit.  Ted shot these photos at the recent UK Nationals.

  • Anthony Manzoli is here with his recently completed 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Vb.  This is an RCAF spitfire and Anthony goes into some detail about what he used for the weathering.

  • Donny Daneshwara joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Academy Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B.  Lovely work Donny.....welcome to ARC!!!  

  • Paul Cronin is here today with his 1/48 Tamiya He 219.  Paul used a very effective and easy technique for doing the mottling on his He-219 and he talks about this in his article.  Simple technique but fantastic looking results. 

  • Feng Shi is here with his 1/72 Trumpeter FBC-1 This is a very serious looking Chinese fighter and Feng did a beautiful job on his FBC-1.  It's always good to see Chinese fighters on ARC......helps to add variety.

  • I have a review of the 1/48 F-16MCID "Big Mouth" Seamless intakes from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  If you're building a Big Mouth F-16....these are well worth considering.

  • I have a review of the 1/48 F-16 GE F110 Nozzle with FOD cover from Steel Beach Accessories.  This is Darren Roberts (An ARC regular) company and he offers other FOD covers for jets.

  • I have a review of the 1/48 Spitfire Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  These will give your Spitfire a very realistic look.

  • David Horn is here with some CH-47 walkaround photos. 


Wednesday,  Nov 24  2004    No update today....I've been busy archiving past articles and catching up on other behind the scenes jobs.            
Tuesday,  Nov 23  2004                
  • Dennis Djou starts today's update with his 1/48 F-16B Plus.  Dennis did a very effective job weathering his F-16....he has definite skill at accenting panel lines. 

  • Lucien Bosonnet is here with his beautifully done bare metal 1/72 Hasegawa B-25J Mitchell.  Check out the weathering on the topside and underside of this B-25. 

  • Steve Corvi is here with his bare metal 1/72 Hasegawa CF-104.  Sweet looking starfighter.  And it's in Canadian markings no less.  ;-)

  • Ilan Askapa joins us with the 1/48 Revell Sikorsky CH-53This nicely detailed chopper is finished in Israeli markings.  

  • I have a review of the much anticipated 1/72 & 1/48 Heavenly Bodies B-17F at War decal sheet from Zotz Decals14 different B-17's are on this sheet....including Memphis Belle.  This is a must see if you like B-17's.


Monday,  Nov 22  2004                       Lebanon National Day  
Sunday,  Nov 21  2004    
  • Phil Golding begins today with his article called "Family Portrait".  In his article....Phil presents Various 1/48 Spitfires he has built.  Quite the nice selection done in Phil's usual high quality style.

  • John Snell is here with his 1/48 Testors Mig-37 Ferret.  A very interesting looking aircraft and John has included some good info about how he built his cool looking MiG. 

  • I have a bit of info about the new 1/72 Lockheed L-133 from Sharkit.  If you go to their website you can see more photos of this model.

  • J P Poisseroux is here with a book review about the AMD-BA Mirage F1  book from the DTU Check list series

  • Emad Tabsh joins us with an inbox review of the 1/32 DB 605 engine for the Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109 G6 from Aires


Saturday,  Nov 20  2004    
Friday,  Nov 19  2004                     Monaco National Day  
  • I have a selection of previews of the latest releases from Meteor Productions.  These include1/48 decals for He 162 Volksjäger, Spitfire "Eagles & Aces" #1, Captured Me-262 decals, F-111, F-4J (UK), plus 1/32 F-4J (UK) decals.  Also new is a 1/32 ALQ-71 Jamming Pod - F-4 Configuration (1 pod) and a 1/32 ALQ-71 Jamming Pod - F-105 Configuration (2 pods).

  • Evgenij Dedigurov begins today with his carefully finished and beautifully photographed 1/72 AMODEL “Antonov An-26”

  • Declerck Hans has finished the big 1/32 Trumpeter A-10.  Declerck used some aftermarket goodies to further detail his excellently done Warthog. 

  • Konley Kelley is here with his 1/48 Monogram P-39 in another of his attractive in-flight images.  Nice job on this older model as well as the digital artwork.

  • David Mussio is here with his 1/48 Academy Su-27.  David used an Eduard set to further detail his very good looking Su-27.  

  • Matt Swan has sent in some pics of his humble abode for his ARC'ers page.  Matt also included a pic of his modelling room.

  • Jim Bates has sent in some beautiful in-flight photo called Texan Dawn Patrol T-6s and SNJs.  It's good to see these famous trainers being so well cared for. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 B-17E/F National Insignia Part 1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This is sure to be a welcome item for folks looking for B-17 National markings.

  • I have a review of the new 1/72 - 1/48 - 1/32 Mi-25 Hind decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This decal sheets includes markings for 5 Hinds from Cuba, Peru and Nicaragua.

  • Ken Middleton has a very helpful and intriguing article about Making your own books.  For a reasonable cost you can have your photos and text printed in a hard cover book.  

  • Murph is here with some F-11F Tiger walkaround photos. 


Thursday,  Nov 18  2004               Oman National Day     Latvia National Day 
  • I've been busy all day archiving articles from the past months.  Much is now archived and the rest will get done as time permits. 


Wednesday,  Nov 17  2004    
Tuesday,  Nov 16  2004    
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Monday,  Nov 15  2004                ARC's   5th Birthday

5 years ago on this day, Steve Stohr (of North American Hobbies) and Steve Filak and myself launched ARC.  ARC's home page is now quickly approaching the 20 million hit mark....to say ARC has far exceeded our expectations would be a huge understatement.  I would like to express my thanks to Steve Filak and Ken Middleton for making the ARC Discussion Forums a peaceful place to relax for the thousands of ARC regulars.  Today is dedicated to all the ARC Sponsors as well as the ARC'ers that make this such a friendly and special website.  Steve B

Sunday,  Nov 14  2004        Polish Ace Gen Stanislaw Skalski passed away on Nov 12.  
  • Carlos Arvizú joins us today with his very colourful 1/48 Academy Mirage IIIR This is definately a cool looking Mirage.

  • AEX has dropped by with his first article on ARC.  THis is his 1/72 Hasegawa Grumman Avenger III.  AEX did some extra detailing with the use of some aftermarket sets and finished his Avenger in an extra special paint scheme with weathering.  Welcome to ARC AEX.

  • Murph is here with 3 AV-8A Harrier cockpit photos.


Saturday,  Nov 13  2004 
I've been out of town the past 2 days visiting family with my kids.  Unfortunately I didn't have internet access, so doing updates would have been very difficult.  We did have a grand time.  Next update will be Sunday. 
Thursday,  Nov 11  2004      Poland Independence Day 

Remembrance Day --  Veterans Day  

  • Artur Golebiewski is here to begin this special Polish update with a selection of his Polish Aircraft models.  These include a LVG C.VI, Albatros D.III Oef, PZL P.11a, PZL P.11c, Sopwith Camel, Lublin R.XIII hydro.  Beautiful models and photos. 

  • Tomasz Gronczewski is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk Vb that he finished in the markings for the Polish pilot Mieczyslaw Adamek.  Tomasz builds impressive Spitfires.

  • Andrzej Lewicki has today's only jet model.  This is his 1/48 Academy Mig-29 Fulcrum that he finished in Polish Air Force markings.  Andrzej used a variety of detail items to improve the detail on his MiG-29.

  • Tomasz Gronczewski is here with his second Spitfire on aRC today.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk I  finished off in the markings of the Polish pilot Tadeusz Nowierski.

  • Witold Kozakiewicz joins us with two Polish models.  They include his  1/48 Mirage PZL P-11c and 1/48 Blue Max Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin.  Witold used a variety of detail items to further improve his models. 

  • Szczesny Brzozowski is here with a 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.Vb flown by the Polish pilot Jan ZumbachSzczesny used 2 Eduard detail sets and scratchbuilt details to further detail his very nice Spitfire.

  • Lukasz Kedzierski is here with a selection of 1/48 Polish Aircraft models.  His models include PWS-26 RWD-8, PZL P.46 Sum (Catfish), PZL P.37A Los (Elk), PZL P.11c.  Beautifully done models.  

  • Tomasz Gronczewski is here with his third Spitfire for today's update.  This is his  1/48 ICM Spitfire IXc flown by Polish pilot Henryk Pietrzak.  Very nice weathering on all his models. 

  • Cezary Bartnicki is here with a selection of 4 Polish Aircraft models.  these include his Albatros D V, Albatros D III, Fokker E V, Lloyd C V.  Lovely detail on all of them. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 CAF CF5d Aluminum Paint /Red scheme decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.


Wednesday,  Nov 10  2004          USMC Birthday                  Indonesia Remembrance Day 
  • Don "Spongebob" Manning has our first USMC aircraft for today's special update.  This is his 1/48 Monogram AV-8B that he completed with a variety of resin goodies to improve the detail on this very decent older Monogram kit. 

  • Paul Wigzell is also here with his USMC 1/32 Tamiya F-4J Phantom.  Paul is trying to convince me he's a newbie that recently reentered the hobby, but his F-4 has the quality of a model done by a seasoned pro.....beautifully done Paul!!! 

  • Fulton Recepcion joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa and Monogram F/A-18 Hornets.  In his article you'll find 3 beautifully done models that appear to be the real aircraft parked on the tarmac. 

  • Arrin Holt is here with his USMC 1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B.  Arrin built this one more of less out of the box, and he achieved a well detailed version of this Gulf War Harrier. 

  • John Bibay has dropped by with 2 of his 1/48 Planes of the Vagabonds/Vikings.  In John's article you'll find his Corsair, Skyraider and A-4 Skyhawk.  He added a few resin items to improve various detail areas of his 3 USMC models.  Nice showing on this Special USMC Day John 

  • Alex Sidharta is here to mark the Indonesia Remembrance Day with his 1/72 Airfix Su-27.  Alex built this Su-27 out of the box, but the paint scheme really sets this one off and draws the eye in for a second look.  Very enjoyable to see.....and yes...that's a real patch. 

  • Alex Sidharta also joins us with another Indonesian jet on this day of Remembrance.  This is his 1/48 Airfix Hawk Mk.53 done up in one of the more attractive camo schemes I've seen on a Hawk.  Alex goes into some good detail of the small drawbacks of this kit. 

  • Daniel 'Habu' PerezVertti is also here to mark the Indonesia Remembrance Day with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16B Indonesian Indigo.  No doubt about it....this is one COOL looking Viper!!! 

  • Daniel 'Habu' PerezVertti is here with a review of the 1/48 Venemous Vipers II from Aztec Models that he used on the above F-16.  This sheet is also available in 1/72.

  • I have a review of the 1/72 Loening LS-1 resin model kit from Pro ResinThis is a float plane and full of great detail.Greg Wise is here with 15 Boeing PT-13 Stearman walkaround photos.


Tuesday,  Nov 9  2004       Cambodia Independence Day 
No update today.....I'm working hard to get the months of archiving caught up.

Monday,  Nov 8  2004       Greece  -  Hellenic Air Force Day  
  • Yiannis Ladopoulos is here to celebrate the Hellenic Air Force Day with his 1/48 Fujimi F-5A done up in Greek markings.  Yiannis was very busy on his F-5 doing a variety of scratchbuilding to improve the detail.

  • Chip Jean is here with his 1/48 Tri-Master Ta-152H-1.  Chip goes into some very helpful detail about building this special kit.  With woirk.....Chip was able to complete his Ta-152 and end up with a first class model of this Luftwaffe fighter. 

  • Anthony Manzoli is here with another of his lovely models.  Today Anthony presents his 1/48 Hasegawa F-104S ASA-M Starfighter done up in Italian markings.  Anthony's stellar work is well known here on ARC, so....enjoy. 

  • Wyatt is here with his 1/32 Fw-190Wyatt is one of the newer members to the hobby, but you'd never know it looking at the paint scheme on his Gernam fighter.  Quite nice indeed.

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 B-29 National Insignia decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet covers WW2 and post War B-29's.


Sunday,  Nov 7  2004       
Saturday,  Nov 6  2004       
Friday,  Nov 5  2004
      Hurricane Maiden Flight   --   November 5  1935  
  • Paul Fernandez begins your Friday update with his 1/72 Revell F-4E.  Paul did some stunning work on the paint job on this one and also included a fantastic above the clouds in-flight photo of his F-4. 

  • Jose Aides joins us with his 1/72 Heller DC 6 as used by the Securite Civile in the Fire Fighter Tanker role.  Jose went the extra mile on this one and included fibre optic lighting for the instrument panel and electric motors to spin the engines.

  • Sergei Galicky is a well known modeller on ARC from Russia.  He's usually busy building jet fighters, but today he is here with his 1/48 Revell Dassault Falcon 10, which is finished to Sergei's usual high quality. 

  • Vince Tassone is here with an interesting article about his 1/50 Smer Macchi M.C. 200 Saetta (Lightning)This particular article is called Italian Lightning In Russian Skies.  Vince put the effort into this older and somewhat crude kit and transform it into a gem. 


Thursday,  Nov 4  2004       
  • Pete Hudson (Dr Fester) joins us with his 1/32 Williams Bros Gee Bee Z.  Pete's article includes history of this famous aircraft as well as some historical photos and info about building his right yellow Gee Bee Z racer. 

  • Martin Morkowsky joins us with his great looking 1/48 Italeri Grumman F-14A Tomcat which is finished in the colourful markings of the Tomcatters.

  • Dave Cornett has dropped by with his eye catching 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18 Hornet 2003 Tiger Meet Demo Bird.  Dave has included some realistic photos of his Tiger Striped Cf-18. 

  • Dennis Weber is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane IIc.  Dennis has added panel paint chipping to further detail his very good looking Hurricane.  He also goes into detail about building his hurricane. 


Wednesday,  Nov 3  2004       Panama Independence Day  

There was a slight error in the Nov 2004 Desktop Calendar images by Ming Ho.  Ming has redone the images and you can download the amended images by clicking on the link. 

Tuesday,  Nov 2  2004       
One of the ARC dedicated servers was off line.  This caused most of the site to be offline.  Rebooting the machine seems to have sorted things out.
Monday,  Nov 1  2004  Algeria -  The Revolution Day of 1st November
I am pleased to welcome Wild Blue Models as the newest ARC sponsor!   Wild Blue Models is an online hobby shop specializing in only aircraft kits and accessories. Be sure to check out the Model Gallery and “Tips and Techniques” sections at Wild Blue too!
  • Daniel PerezVertti...AKA Habu from the ARC Discussion Forums starts today off with his colourful 1/48 Hasegawa F-16B.  Daniel finished off his flawless F-16 in markings for the Venezuelan Viper-20 Years. 

  • David Longhitano joins us from Italt today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Junkers Ju.87D Stuka "Picchiatello".  This is a Stuka in Italian WWII colours and I like these markings quite a bit.  This Italian Picchiatello (Stuka) turned out looking very good. 

  • Dave Funchall has dropped by with his 1/48 Italeri MB326 Impala.  Dave wanted to go with some more interesting markings....so he did up his MB326 in South African markings.  Nice job on the BMF Dave.

  • Pete Hudson AKA Dr Fester from the ARC Discussion Forms has dropped by the ARC Corporate Offices with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM Avenger.  Take a ong look at this one....the weathering is well worth checking out.......simply amazing. 

  • Ted Taylor is here with a review of the new 1:72nd scale between the wars aircraft and Westland Whirlwind decal sheets from RAFDec Decals