Monday,  Feb 28  2005       
Sunday,  Feb 27  2005   Dominican Republic Independence Day 
  • Alberto Robledo begins this special update with his 1/48 Tamiya P51-D.  Alberto finished his mustang in a great looking jungle camo with Dominican Airforce markings.

  • Raymond Utter is here with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Su-27 (-37) in German markings.  It's good to see this advanced jet in Luftwaffe markings......well done Raymond!!


Saturday,  Feb 26  2005           Kuwait Liberation Day (1991)  
  • Bill Lachance begins today with his highly detailed 1/48 Pro Modeler Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4.  Good grief Bill....excellent work on this one. 

  • Darren McGuinness has dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-18C Hornet.  Darren chose to finish his beautifully done F-18 in the All American Bug-VFA-146 markings. 

  • Vince Tassone is here with  his 1/48 Hasegawa Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow).  This is one of the Finnish Fiats which Vince built more of less out of the box and finished this great looking Fiat with a rather complicated camo scheme.

  • Fernando Borges is here with his 1/72 Tamiya F-84 Thunderjet.  Fernando's Thunderjet is finished in Portuguese he calls it Thunderjet of the cross of Christ.  It's good to see a Portuguese jet 

  • Emad.F.Tabsh is here with a preview of the new 1/48 Aires F/A-18 Hornet SetThis is Aires product # 4236. 


AOL users...please read....
As you've noticed.....AOL is blocking a wide range of site in a scatter gun approach to block a certain problem site....ARC has been blocked by AOL in this attempt.  I've set up a new domain name for the ARC Forums to  get the forums are back online for you.  
Go to the ARC home on the "Discussion" link and all should be ok.
If it doesn't work....go to home page again and hold down your "Ctrl" key while you push the "F5" key.  Then try the discussion link again.  The Crtl and F5 trick totally refreshes what ever page you are looking at and will load the new link so your computer doesn't load up the old ARC banner with the old link from your computers Temporary Internet files.
Let me know if this doesn't work.  E-mail link to Steve
The ARC forums link is
I will reset thousands of other links throughout the site as soon as I can.
Friday,  Feb 25  2005            Kuwait National Day (1961)  
  • Steve Bridges begins today with part 8 of his Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon online build.  Today Steve covers steps 46-53

  • Gary Crocker is back with another of his brush paint gems.  This is Gary's 1/48 Finemolds A5M Claude with a very weathered and tired looking paint job. 

  • Charles Wong is here with his first model article on ARC.  This is Charles's wqell done 1/72 Hasegawa  EA-6B Prowler in  High-Visibility markings.  Looking good Charles!!!  

  • Scotty Diamond is here with his first model on ARC.  This is Scotty's 1/48 Academy I-16 Type 18 that he added some gentle weathering to complete the look.  Welcome to ARC Scotty!!!   

  • Rick Reinbott joins us with his 1/72 Monogram F-4C/D in the markings for Captain Richard “Steve” Ritchie.  And Rick picked up this kit for $1 and turned it into a fine looking model of this famous ace.

  • Gianmaria Corona joins us with his 1/48 Academy P 47 N complete with a great looking bare metal finish with outstanding sexy nose art.  Beautiful job Gianmaria. 


Thursday,  Feb 24  2005                  Estonia National Day   
Wednesday,  Feb 23  2005   Brunei National Day    Guyana National Day  
Tuesday,  Feb 22  2005         
Monday,  Feb 21  2005             Ken Middleton's Birthday 
Sunday,  Feb 20  2005       
  • Haik Martirossian starts today with his 1/144 Revell A-310.  This particular airliner doesn't have lights like his other airliners, but it is good to see it on ARC.  

  • Nissim Tzukduian is here today with an Israeli 1/35 Academy Magach 6B "GAL".  Now I don't usually have armour models on ARC....due to the outcry among the villagers with the pitchforks and torches.....but every so often a tiny bit of variety is good. 


Saturday,  Feb 19  2005         
Problems with ARC Home Page and Discussion Forums
  • AOL users are still having problems with accessing ARC through AOL.  Using Internet Explorer to access ARC seems to fix this problem.  I'll continue to check my end to see if there is anything I can do.  
  • As most of you noticed......I moved the ARC domain name, which caused the site to go offline during the move.  I'll put a redirection link on the Home pages old location to get you all to this new location until the change works it's way through the Internet.  This completes a site move that I began in April 2004.
Friday,  Feb 18  2005           Gambia  Independence Day   
Thursday,  Feb 17  2005           Steve Filak's Birthday!!!  
  • Eric Yang joins us from Taiwan with his first article on aRC today.  This is Eric's 1/48 Tamiya P-51D finished off in 8th A.F. markings.  Eric chose to finish his P-51 in markings from 2 different Mustangs.....each side of the plan has markings of a different excellent idea.  Welcome to ARC Eric!!!   

  • Danny Braverman is here from Israel with his first article on ARC.  This is Danny's 1/48 Academy IAF F-15D finish to a very high level of detail in Israeli markings.  Welcome to ARC Danny!!! 

  • Laurent Boildieu joins us with his 1/72 Revell P-47D Thunderbolt.  This attractive Jug has some sexy noseart....but it's a bit hard to see.  Laurent did his usual excellent job on this one. 

  • Everett McEwan is here with Part1 of his In progress article about his 1/32 Academy F/A-18C Hornet.  I was quite impressed with his the cockpit turned out. 

  • Gary Crocker joins us again today with another of his brush painted wonders.  This is his 1/48 Aurora Gotha G-V in a very colourful paitn scheme. 

  • Miroslav Adamovic is back today.  This is his 1/48 Academy  MiG-21 PFM (L-14) done up in Yugoslavian markings.  Miroslav added a good selection of aftermarket goodies to his MiG to improve the detail.

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 F6F-3 Corrected Cowling from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This resin set will correct the shape inaccuracies on the Hasegawa kit.

  • I have a review of the re-release of the 1/48 US Air-To Air Missle Markings decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  These missile marking sheets are selling very fast.

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Pt. 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This decal sheet includes 3 US P-47's with noseart of some sort and even some with D-Day stripes.


Wednesday,  Feb 16  2005     Lithuania National Day   
Tuesday,  Feb 15  2005              Fall of Singapore  1942  

Leading Edge Models in Canada now offers direct sales of their decal sheets through their website if you do not have a retailer nearby that sells their decal sheets. 

Monday,  Feb 14  2005                   Happy Valentines Day!!!
No update today......I've been deeply involved in classroom activities with my daughters due to Valentines Day and unable to get today's update completed.  Sorry everyone.

Sunday,  Feb 13  2005   
  • Leandro Maldonado begins today with his his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Italeri IAI Kfir C-2 in Israeli markings.  This beautifully done Kfir is Leandro's first model using an airbrush and it appears as if Leandro has quickly mastered airbrushing techniques.  Welcome to ARC Leandro!!!

  • Timothy Pham joins us with his 1/48 Monogram VNAF T-6 Texan diorama.  This is one very tired and weathered Texan.  Nice one Timothy!!!

  • Everett McEwan is here with a review of the 1/32 F/A-18A/C Hornet Exterior set from Black Box


Saturday,  Feb 12  2005   
  • Kay Koglin starts today with a first article on ARC.  This is Kay's 1/48 Tamiya He-219 done up with the very extensive Aires detail set.  Kay also did some amazing detail painting and subtle weathering.  Welcome to ARC Kay!!!

  • Peter Doll joins us also from Germany with his 1/48 Monogram McDonnell  RF-101C Recce-Voodoo.  Peter built this version with a detail set from C&H and then finished it off with one of his great looking bare metal finishes.  Nice one Peter.  


Friday,  Feb 11  2005     Iran  Anniversary of Victory of the Islamic Revolution  

LUCKYMODEL.COM have recently set up much lower worldwide shipping cost for airmail small packets (7 to 14 days) which will offer particular benefits Europe, USA, Canada, Australia customers.

Thursday,  Feb 10  2005      
Wednesday,  Feb 9  2005                     Happy Lunar New Year!!!
Tuesday,  Feb 8  2005      
Monday,  Feb 7  2005             Grenada Independence Day  
Sunday,  Feb 6  2005         New Zealand Waitangi Day    
  • Mike Aldridge is here from New Zealand to fire things up for Waitangi Day with his 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter.  Mike finished his Beaufighter in the markings for 488(NZ) Sqn.  Mike has provided some excellent insight into building this kit.

  • Albert Moser is the Master if in-flight model photo.  He's here today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J and he's included 7 of his amazing images.  He makes it all look so easy.  Darn fine looking F-4 model as well.

  • Rick Reinbott has been busy building the big 1/32 Revell Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8.  Rick of course made sure his big FW had the engine detailed and exposed.  A beautiful job on the model and Rick has provided plenty of info about building this big model. 


Saturday,  Feb 5  2005          San Marino      Santa Agata Day  
  • Marcus Poerner begins today with his first article on ARC.  This is Marcus's great looking 1/48 Revell B-26B Martin Marauder complete with D-Day stripes and chipped paint and weathering.  Welcome to ARC Marcus!!!   

  • Marlon Guevara is here with his 1/72 Academy A-37B that he finished off in Guatemalan Air Force markings.  It's always a special treat to see the aircraft in markings from around the world.

  • Bob Laskodi has sent in some photos and scans of the resin and instructions sheets for the 1/48 F-8E resin detail set from Aries


Friday,  Feb 4  2005       Sri Lanka Independence Day  
The thoughts of myself and all ARC'ers are with the people of Sri Lanka on this day.
Thursday,  Feb 3  2005         

Ming Ho is here with his Feb 2005 Desktop Calendar images.  The Eurofighter is the focus of this months calendar.  Special thanks to our very own Andy Mullen for the photo this month.

Wednesday,  Feb 2  2005         
Tuesday,  Feb 1  2005   
  • John Reid begins today's update with his first article on ARC.  This is John's amazing 1/16 Albatross Diorama.  John sent in a helpfully informative article about this massive build.  You will be stunned by John's attention to detail in his diorama.  Welcome to ARC John!!!

  • Ken Middleton dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15C.  Ken finished up his F-15 for the 43rd Fighter Squadron Group Build.  A fine Eagle and Ken included a pic of the model in it's shipping box. 

  • Laurent Boildieu joins us today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-44.  This particular fighter was used as a bomber interceptor against the Allied bombers during WW2.  The bare metal finish and overall markings etc set this off as a very attractive and well done model. 

  • Yuval Kizner is here with his 1/32 Trumpeter Mig-19 (Ft-6).  Yuval built this stunning beauty straight out of the box and did a very skillful job finishing off the paint scheme and markings.

  • I have a review of the new 1/72 B-26 Maurauding Babes Part 1 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  More sexy nose art!!!

  • Re-release!!! The very popular 1/48 and 1/72   A-37B Dragonfly decal sheets (48-007 and 72-007) are being re-released by Albatros.  These include a collection of colourful camo paint schemes from 12 different airforces.......some include "Sharks Mouth".  Get them while you can. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire B Wing Cannons from UltracastAnother fine product from Ultracast.

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 Me-262 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  Now I have a reason to finish one of my Me-262's.....I love these dry transfer stencils.