Saturday,  Dec 31  2005                          Happy New Year!!!!    
  • Gabriel Stern gets things started today with his well done 1/72 Roden Gotha G.V.   Gabriel did some detailing and modifications to his Gotha to improve it.  He also includes in-progress photos and detailed description about building this particular model.  

  • Gianni Chirico stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Academy Mc Donnell Douglas F-15C Eagle Gianni did some extra detailing on his F-15 and used aftermarket decals and weathering to complete the build.  An attractive looking Eagle.

Friday,  Dec 30  2005   
  • Anthony Cox gets things started today with his 1/32 Tamiya F-4S Phantom VF-301.   Anthony did a conversion to create his F-4S and then added plenty of aftermarket resin and photo etch and some scratchbuilt items for very good results.  His article details the whole process.

  • Paul Kirsopp is here with his 1/48 Hasagawa F4 Corsair.  Paul finished hi beautiful Corsair in Fleet Air Arm markings.  

  • Borislav Delov joins us with his  1/72 Amodel Mil Mi-6.  Borislav did some scratchbuilt detailing and did a very good trick for attaching the main rotor that makes the model much easier to transport.  

  • Attilio Tore is here with his 1/48 Monogram P-47D Razorback.  Attilio rescribed the entire kit and then built his P-47 more or less straight out of  the box.  

  • I have a preview of the 1/72 and 1/48 Rafale M French Marine decal sheet from Zotz Decals.

Thursday,  Dec 29  2005   
Wednesday,  Dec 28  2005    No update today
Tuesday,  Dec 27  2005   
Monday,  Dec 26  2005                 Slovenia Independence Day 
Sunday,  Dec 25  2005            Merry Christmas          Happy Chanukah

Best Wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-discriminatory and gender neutral celebration of the summer/winter solstice practiced within the religious or secular tradition of your choice - being mindful of the choices of others without regard to race, creed, colour (color), computer platform, or political preference of the wisher or those to whom the wish is directed.            

  • Gianni Chirico starts today with his 1/72 Academy Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib.  Gianni finished his Typhoon in RAF markings and D-Day stripes and weathering. 

  • David Bey stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16CJ Blk 50.  David used a good selection of aftermarket items to super-detail his F-16....with very impressive results.   


Saturday,  Dec 24  2005          Serbian Air Force Day   

To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website  this is the NORAD Santa tracking website with plenty of great videos of Santa doing his deliveries on Christmas eve.

  • Alvis 3.1 is here with Santa's Plane 2005 B-52HThis is the main aircraft Santa will be using this year instead of a sled.  Alvis 3.1 has the full story in his article.

  • Alvis 3.1 is also here with the Santa's Plane 2005 Avro Arrow CF-105.  This is the aircraft used as fighter escort for Santa's B-52.  Read the article by Alvis 3.1 for the whole story. 

  • Alvis 3.1 has a third article today called Santa Gundam.  In this article Alvis 3.1 tells about Christmas in 2205 when a Gundam Suit was tried for delivering presents..


Friday,  Dec 23  2005    Japan  Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito  
Thursday,  Dec 22  2005   
Wednesday,  Dec 21  2005   
  • For folks in the UK....I've been asked to let the UK visitors know that the Milton Keynes Model Show will be on February 5thAn incorrect date has been sent out and this might cause confusion.  Go to their website for more info

Tuesday,  Dec 20  2005   
  • For folks in the UK....I've been asked to let the UK visitors know that the Milton Keynes Model Show will be on February 5thAn incorrect date has been sent out and this might cause confusion.  Go to their website for more info

  • Silly Week articles are far I have received 10 articles......which is about 30% of what is needed.....thanks for your response....rumour has it that Alvis is also working on some articles. 

Monday,  Dec 19  2005   
  • Niels Dol begins today's update with his 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang Niels added the full engine detail and a Verlinden cockpit set and True Details weights tires to improve the detail of his P-51 in Dutch markings.  Nice one Niels. 

  • John Morrey joins us with his  1/48 Italeri RAF Tornado GR4.  John built his Tornado as a Gulf War bird using resin detail parts from Neomega and Paragon.  John details all this in his very well written and helpful article.   Lovely Tornado John. 

  • Karl W Branson dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Dynavector Westland Wyvern S4.  This is a vac-u-formed kit and Karl worked on it until he had this stunning model of this somewhat unique aircraft.  It looks very sharp and Karl's article provides piles of info.   

  • Michel Koster is here with his Three 1/72 F-14's....Hasegawa, Academy, Revell.   Michel tells all about building his three F-14.  It's excellent to see all three of these.

  • I have a review of the "Random Thoughts" Magazine Vol.29 No.3 April 2005 from from IPMS Canada.


Sunday,  Dec 1 8  2005        Niger Proclamation of the Republic  
  • Michael Stanley gets things started today with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-2 from the movie "Dive Bomber".  Michael built a display base and figures to create his diorama.....quite attractive looking. 

  • Naor Avitbul joins us with his  1/48 Hasegawa F-15D.  It's good to see Noar's Israeli aircraft on's a treat to see his F-15 today.  

  • Fabio M. Moretti is here with his 1/48 Revell Aichi D3A1 Val.  The model and scratchbuilt display base and first rate.....very impressive.  Read how Fabio made the display base in his article.   


Saturday,  Dec 17  2005                 Bhutan National Day  
  • Gianni Chirico is from Sicily to begin today's update with his 1/72 Academy Republic P-47D Thunderbolt.  Gianni built his P-47 mostly out of the box.  A fine example of this famous fighter using this very nice model kit.   

  • Dave Poff is here with his 1/72 Revell Tornado Gr.1.  Dave finished his beautifully weathered Tornado in Mig Eater Gulf War markings.  Very nice indeed.   

  • Mark Buchler joins us with his  1/48 Monogram P-39 Airacobra.  Although this is an older kit, that didn't stop Mark from improving it and turning out a great looking P-39 in Soviet markings.  


Friday,  Dec 16  2005        Bahrain National Day     Kazakhstan National Day  
Thursday,  Dec 15  2005   
  • Patrick Debaisieux begins today's update with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109E-1 diorama that he calls "1939, Somewhere in Germany".  Patrick has a big talent for these diorama's and I hope to see more of his work on ARC in the future.

  • Jim Mielke joins us with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Revell F-16.  Jim did a pretty impressive job and was quite successful trying out some new weathering techniques.  Welcome to ARC Jim!!!  

  • Mark L. Rossmann is here with his 1/48 Araii & Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcats.  These are both very well done models of this famous fighter and they are both finished in markings of Aces.

  • Bruce A. Daniels dropped by today with his first article on ARC.  This is Bruce's 1/48 Airfix H.S. Buccaneer S2/C/D/S50.  Although this kit has gotten a bad reputaion for fit issues.....Bruce has solved these issues with some very simple techniques.  Well done Bruce, welcome to ARC!!!

  • Eric Larger has dropped by with his photos from the recent Scale Models at the Castle at Duclair Normandy in Oct 2005.  There is an excellent selection of models at this historic Estate...including armour.

  • I have a review of the 1/48 resin P-40B/C cockpit set for Trumpeter P-40B kit from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  If you're building the Trumpeter P-40....this is the cockpit set for you.

  • I have a review of the 1/32 AIM-120A/B/C Dry Transfer Missile  Stencils from Hobby Decal.

  • I have a review of the 1/72 F-16A/B Netz  Israeli Air Force decal sheet from IsraDecal.  With this sheet you can build any F-16A/B with the Israeli Air Force and you get enough stencils for 2 aircraft.


Wednesday,  Dec 14  2005   
Tuesday,  Dec 13  2005                   Saint Lucia Independence Day
Monday,  Dec 12  2005               Kenya Independence Day   
  • István Hevesi is here from Hungary to start today with his 1/24 Airfix Fw-190A-7/R6.  István added some scratchbuilt details to improve upon this big kit from Airfix.  It's a treat to see engine detail like this.

  • Kevin Austin is here with his 1/48 Revell / Monogram  A-10 Thunderbolt II.  Kevin basically built his A-10 out of the box and used TwoBobs decals to finish off this well done model of this much respected ground attack aircraft.   

  • Darren McGuinness dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk.I.  Darren did an outstanding weathering job on his big spitfire and finished it in RAF markings from 1940.  

  • Michael Pavlov is here with his 1/72 Revell Su-27KUB conversion.  Michael did quite a bit of work on his conversion and added a resin cockpit as well.  This gave him quite an attractive model of this much loved jet.  

  • Sasa Jelic is here with a review of the  1/24 Fw-190D-9 detail set (for Trumpeter kit) from Verlinden.   


Sunday,  Dec 11  2005   
  • Pablo Girgulsky gets things started today with his 1/48 Academy Mirage III.   Pablo did a fair bit of work on his Mirage III to make it more accurate.

  • Fernando del Pino is here with his 1/72 Tamiya Kawanishi N1K1 Shiden.   Fernando did extra detailing and weathering to get his Shiden looking like the real thing.  His paint peeling technique is quite simple but effective. 


Saturday,  Dec 10  2005                Thailand Constitution Day  
Friday,  Dec 9  2005   
  • Gianni Chirico starts today with his 1/72 Italeri Agusta-Bell AB-47 G3.  This is a well detailed model, but Gianni added further detail to his Bell AB-47 and finished it in Italian markings.  Nice one Gianni.  

  • John Smalbrugge stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk Vb.  John finished his Spitfire in RAF markings with a complete diorama base to further show off this fine looking Spitfire. 

  • Gabriel Stern is here with his 1/72 Special Hobby Sack A-6.  Gabriel stuck with his flying pancake and got it finished.....and good looking as well.  Yet another enjoyable to read article from Gabriel of his latest model.  

  • Dave Poff joins us with his 1/72 Hasegawa Phantom F-4J.  Dave did an outstanding job weathering his Phantom.....if this was a  1/32 kit this weathering job would be really really good....but in 1/72 this is amazing. 

  • I have a review of the 1/32 P-36 Hawk Conversion from Cutting Edge Modelworks for the Trumpeter P-40B kit.  This set includes conversion parts to make the 1/32 Trumpeter P-40B into a P-36 Hawk including the Hawk 75 "Long Nose" versions with the R-1830 Twin Wasp engine. 

  • Max Tollens Jr.  has a review of the 1/32 Academy F/A 18D Hornet.  This kit some intertesting markings and came from luckymodel for $ ARC Sponsor I might add.   

  • I have a review of the 1/48 Ki-84 Hayate Pt. 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  this sheet features 5 different aircraft, some flown by aces. 


Thursday,  Dec 8  2005   

AM Tech is having a clearance sale on certain products.  Click here for details....get 'em while you can. 

Wednesday,  Dec 7 2005   Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941 
Tuesday,  Dec 6    2005                   Finland Independence Day  

No update today.....I'm not feeling well and will be resting up today.


Monday,  Dec 5    2005                   Thailand National Day  
  • Pongpeera Thiapaiat starts today's special Thailand update with his1/48 Academy Su-27 RTAF.  This Su-27 is done in a custom "what-if" scheme including some very effective natural metal painting.  

  • Somchai "Blackeyes" Rattanasangsai joins us with his 1/72 Fujimi Spitfire Mk. 14e.  Another beauty from "Blackeyes".  

  • MR. Apiruk is here with his 1/72 Italeri CH-47 Chinook.  This special Chinook used Siam scale most of the models in today's update. 

  • Leelayut Srikrajarng joins us with his 1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk.14 & 1/48 Italeri F-5ASpitfire Mk.14.  This is a great example of the variety of aircraft flown by the Royal Thai Air force.     

  • Colin Whitehouse stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Tamiya F-84 Thunder Jet.  A very nicely done baremetal finish.....good to see your work on ARC again Colin.    


Sunday,  Dec 4    2005
  • Lior Bercu starts today with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15.  Lior quite enjoyed building this F-15 and the finished model came out looking very good. 

  • Giuseppe Penna joins us with his "what if" 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D.  Although this P-51 never looks like it almost could have.  Read his article to see the connection this model has with New York City.   

  • Danny "Pirate" Yan is here with his completed 1/72 Trumpeter Tupolev Tu-16O "Blackjack".   Danny has included quite a few photos of the completed model, so you get an idea what it looks like when built. 


Saturday,  Dec 3    2005        
  • Alfredo Caffarelli starts today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Folgore.   Alfredo did a pile of scratchbuilding and also added aftermarket parts to get this stunning model.

  • David Bey is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet in markings for the VFA-41 Black Aces.  David dropped the flaps and weathered his super Hornet with very good results.   

  • Emad Tabsh is here with an inbox preview of the  1/32 Trumpeter A-7E Corsair II.   


Friday,  Dec 2    2005        Laos Proclamation of the Republic  

  United Arab Emirates National Day  

Ming Ho is here with his monthly Desktop Calendar.....lovely artwork as always.  This month's images was taken by noted Photo journalist Greg "Cactus" Davis.

Thursday,  Dec 1    2005          Central Africa National Day  

  Romania National Day  

Today's update features aircraft in Romanian markings or models built by Romanian modellers.  Well done everyone!!!

  • Marin Gigi Cristinel gets things started today with his 1/72 Amodel Messerschmitt Bf-109 G2.  Marin built his Bf-109 more or less out of the box with some added weathering and detailing.   

  • Ion Ion joins us with his 1/72 MPM IAR -80.  This model kit required quite a bit of work to get it more accurate, but Ion persisted and came out with quite a nice model.    

  • Marin Gigi Cristinel is here with his 1/72 Italeri Ju87 D3 Stuka.  Marcin converted a Ju-87 D5 to a D3 and added weathering and Romanian markings.  Nicely done. 

  • Radu Brinzan is here with his  1/32 Revell Bf109G4.   Radu added resin and photo etched goodies to detail his 109 and the results are excellent....have a close look at the cockpit.  

  • Andrei Mitu joins us with his 1/72 Heller PZL 23 A/B Karas.  This good looking model was detailed to produce a fine looking model.   

  • Christian Curec is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Isamu Sasaki’s Ki-84.   Christian did lots of extra work to his Ki-84 and includes some very interesting WW2 history about this aircraft and the Ace pilot that flew it.....and his B-29 victories.  

  • Ion Tesu is here with his 1/48 LTD IAR-80.  Ion did some detailing to improve his IAR-80.  Nicely done.