Thursday,  June 30   2005   
  • Kapak Leung starts today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Revell Hawker HunterThe finished Hunter came out looking very good and I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Kapek!!! 

  • Steve Hewitt joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109F2.  Steve really likes these Hasegawa 109 and on this one he added an Aires cokcpit as well as some other detailing to further improve his 109.  The end result looks quite good. 

  • Alexandre Kostadinovic is here with his 1/72 Yumo Soko G-4 Super Galeb.  Alexandre did some extra scratchbuilding to improve the smaller details on this kit.  The finished model is very realistic looking.

  • Eric Bade has dropped by with his 1/72 Hasegawa Dewoitine D-520.  This is one of the top French fighters during WW2 and Eric has chosen the early war French markings.  Nice one Eric.....good to see.

  • Emil Varosi is here with his F-86 Walk Around photos.

  • Matt Cummings is here with his F-101B Voodoo Walk Around  photos.


Wednesday,  June 29   2005   
  • Simone Pastorini starts today with his first article on ARC.  This is Simone's beautifully finished 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D ThunderboltSimone has gotten the look of this P-47 perfect.  Welcome to ARC Simone!!!

  • Virgil Manalo joins us with his first article on ARC.  This is Virgil's excellently done Philippine Air Force1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader.  He built his F-8 OOB with some very fine weathering and finished it with Albatros decals.  Welcome to ARC Virgil!!!   

  • Eric Larger is here with his 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-9 in the markings for II./JG301.   Eric put plenty of research and effort into building his big Dora and you'll find his articles and photos quite interesting for his stunning Fw-190.

  • Diego Francone joins us with his impressive 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-16 Badger.  Although this is a 1/72 model.....this badger is quite large.  Nice one's good to see your badger.  

  • Robert N. Abbott Jr. is here with his IAI F-21A - C-2 Kfir Walk Around photos.

  • Eli Raphael is here with his Vautour Walk Around photos.


Tuesday,  June 28   2005   
  • Bill Lachance is here with another of his beauties.  Bill's latest is this 1/48 Dragon Me 262B-1a/U1 which is not an easy kit to build but Bill not only completed it but went far beyond that and turned out a scale Me-262 materpiece. 

  • Michael Neradkov joins us with his 1/48 Trumpeter P-40B Tomahawk IIA.  Michael finished of his P-40 with a bit of extra detailing then did a weathering job that helps to show off the recessed detail on his lovely model. 

  • Yu Guo is here with his 1/72 Trumpeter Chinese New Fighter.  There were a few areas on this kit where the details needed a bit of changing, but Yu tells about them in his article and the way to improve these little details.  This is quite the good looking fighter. 

  • Daniel is here with his big diorama about Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Usually I try to not post armour models.......but occasional I break that rule.   Nice one Daniel....looks like it took quite a bit of effort.

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 P-38 Lightnings Fork Tailed Beauties Part 3 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This features marking for 3 aircraft ....all with nude noseart.

  • Emil Varosi is here with his CL-84 Walk Around photos.

  • Eli Raphael is here with his Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 Sparviero Walk Around photos.


Monday,  June 27   2005   
  • Jojo B Cruz starts your week with his 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18F Superhornet.  This jet is 1/72 but that didn't stop Jojo from doing up the weathering to perfection.  And consider's brush painted!!  Stunning!!! 

  • Peter Brown is here today with his 1/48 Eduard Hawker Tempest V.  I've got a big soft spot for these D-Day aircraft and Peter did this one up right with chipped paint, weathering and fluid leak stains.   

  • J.C. Bahr has dropped by with his 1/72 Lockheed F-104C.  J.C. finished his F-104 in a baremetal finish using SNJ, which gave him wonderful results.  J.C. tells about building this model and you'll find his pointers helpful if you ever build this kit.  Nice one J.C.  

  • Anthony Manzoli is here today with his 1/32 Revell Bf109 G-4 updated to G-6.  Anthony has a big talent for building models and this latest 109 is no exception.  Beautiful as always Anthony.

  • Emil Varosi is here with his CF-100 Walk Around photos.

  • Emil Varosi is here with his CF-101 Walk Around photos.


Sun,  June 26   2005    Madagascar Independence Day  
No update today, I'm busy working on my daughters Classroom CD Yearbook.
Saturday,  June 25   2005               Mozambique Independence Day      

  Croatia Independence Day                   Slovenia National Day   

Friday,  June 24   2005             Order of Malta  --  St. John's Day      
  • Bill Lachance starts today with his 1/48 Trimaster Me 262A-1a Nachtjager I'm a fan of the Me-262 and Bill's 262 is among the very best I've seen. 

  • Laurent Boildieu is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa.  Laurent has done an excellent job getting his Ki-43 to look just right.  He has provided some history about his Ki-43.

  • Alex Bigey is here with his 1/72 Czech Master Supermarine ScimitarAlex was persistent with his Scimitar and his efforts were rewarded with a very sleek and well detailed model of this rare jet aircraft.  Alex tells about the history of the Scimitar in his article. 

  • Tolga Ulgur joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G10 Tolga is a well known and much respected modeller on ARC and it's always a treat to see his latest model on ARC.  I enjoyed seeing the panel line shading on Tolga's 109.

  • I have a review of the re-released 1/48 and 1/72 Sexy Lancs Lancaster decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet included 6 different Lancaster bombers with noseart....mostly sexy noseart.


Thursday,  June 23   2005   
  • Dave Cornett starts today with his 1/32 German F-4F Phantom II Wild Horse.  Dave used some Eduard photo etch and other items to further detail his big colourful Phantom to create his very striking jet.

  • Patrick Bessonies is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa P47-D Thunderbolt.  Patrick has made very good use of the ARC Tools n Tips section when building his P-47 and this shows in the very fine finished model he created. 

  • Fernan De Gannes has dropped by today with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-7DFernan put plenty of very good effort into his A-7 and although this is a very good kit, he has improved it in some very important areas.  Read his article for more into about building his beautiful A-7. 


Wednesday,  June 22   2005           The Invasion of Russia  ( 1941)  
  • Laurent “Angus” Beauvais starts today with his  1/48 Fonderie Miniatures Piasecki H21 Flying Banana.  Angus is building a selection of non-Frence aircraft flown by French Forces.  A well done interior on this sharp looking H-21.

  • Craig Sargent joins us from New Zealand 1/72 Hasegawa F-111G RAAF.  Craig did a very careful build of his F-111 to make sure he got as many details correct as he could.  His article provides aircraft history as well as info on changes he made to this model to make his RAAF F-111.  

  • Maneli Parsy is here with his 1/72 Italeri P-51D.  Maneli spent 2 years building his Mustang.....without using an airbrush.....the bare metal finish was all done with foil.  The finished model has quite the attractive bare metal finish. 

  • Yu Guo has dropped by today with his 1/72 Trumpeter S-37 (Su-47) 'Berkut'Yu built this beauty in just 20 days and in hi article he mentions a few of the things that aren't quite right on the kit to help you if you decide to build one of these beauties.

  • Michael Woodgate is here from downunder with his 1/48 Hasegawa P-40E.  Michael used some Red Roo's Decals to finish his WW2 fighter and finally finished it off with exhaust and  gun powder weathering.  Nice one Michael.

  • I have a review of the new limited edition 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolts Beautiful Jugs Part 4 decal sheet from PYN-UP DecalsTwo P-47's are featured on this decal sheet and both have sexy noseart.

  • Matt Cummings is here with his Canadair CF-86 Sabre Mk.1 Walk Around photos.

  • Emil Varosi is here with some CF-18 Walk Around photos.


Tuesday,  June 21   2005   
  • Kenny Loup begins today with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Hawker Sea Hurricane.  Kenny did some extra work to make this a Sea Hurricane from the Hobbycraft kit and finished it off with D-Day stripes....which is a refreshing change from the usual Hurricane paint scheme. 

  • Polly Singh is here with his 1/72 Indian MiG Collection.  I'm quite surprised by the variety of MiG's flown by the Indian Air Force....Polly has put much effort into his Indian MiG Collection.  Quite the impressive sight.

  • Raymond Utter joins us today with his 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-142MR.  Raymond was determined to not have to do a  bare metal finish on his bear and he pulled it off.  It's a real difference to see a Bear in Grey paint.   

  • Phil Hastie is here with his sweet looking 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A Blk 10 in South Carolina ANG markings.  Phil started working on this one a number of years ago, so his article has the full story on that.  But the effort rewarded Phil with an attractive looking F-16. 

  • Pongpeera Thiapairat joins us with his big 1/32 Revell Fw-190D9.  Pongpeera did some excellent work on the paint job on his Dora....including painting most of the markings.  Nice one Pongpeera. 

  • I have a review of the new limited edition 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolts Beautiful Jugs Part 3 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.

  • Emil Varosi is here with his Banshee Walk Around photos.

  • David Mussio  is here with some Aermacchi MB326 Walk Around photos in Italian markings.


Monday,  June 20   2005   
Sunday,  June 19   2005              Happy Fathers Day   
  • David Fredericks starts the update this Fathers Day with his 1/72 ESCI Armée de l’Air F100D.  David did some extra work to this older kit to bring it up to a higher standard, then he finished it off in French Air Force markings on a multi-shaded bare metal finish.  Quite effective. 

  • Chris Novak is here today with another of his cut-away Bf-109's.  This is Chris's 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109 G6 with a cut-away wing and fuselage.  Another beauty from Chris. 


Saturday,  June 18   2005   
  • Lucio Zinato is here with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Revell Junkers Ju-290 A-5.  Lucio has over 200 hours into this model and it shows......amazing job Lucio.  welcome to ARC!!! 

  • J.C. Bahr is here today with his 1/72 Hobbycraft F2H Banshee.  J.C. did some extra work to get his model looking right and he details these things in his article.   Nice one J.C.

  • Laurent Boildieu joins us with his 1/48 Dragon Fw 190A-8Laurent did one excellent weathering job on this one.....the gun powder stains and exhaust stains look great. 


Friday,  June 17   2005            Iceland  --  Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic  
I spent the day redoing the ARC submission pages.  I've added images that will help to explain this simple process much better.  Please have a look.....I think you will be amazed how easy it is to submit article to ARC.

As part of the revamp submission pages.....I did up an article explaining how you can take better photos of your models.


Thursday,  June 16   2005   
  • Tolga Ulgur begins today with his 1/48 Monogram / Heinkel He-111 H 6.  Tolga did his usual excellent job on his He-111 and he was smart to use the Cutting Edge Black magic canopy mask for the greenhouse canopy.

  • Jean-Luc Caut is here with photos of his 1/32 Black Box F-16C Cockpit.  You're going to love the detail of this finished cockpit set.  Jean-Luc has done an outstanding job on this one.

  • Matt Bacon has dropped by with his 1/48 Aeroclub DHC.1 Chipmunk.  Matt put the effort into this injection molded limited run kit.  Although this kit required a bit of effort, Matt's finished model was well worth the effort. 

  • Jirka Vrabec joins us today with his wildly painted 1/48 Italeri EF2000The paint scheme on this one will make you grin....make sure you check out the flame job.

  • Yvan Vansteenkiste is here with his 1/35 Trumpeter Mil Mi-8.  van pre-shaded the panel lines and he's included pictures of what pre-shading looks like as you do it.  Yvan finished model captures the look m of this chopper very well.


Wednesday,  June 15   2005   
  • Charles E. Johnson starts today with 2 of his 1/48 Academy CH-46's.  Charles built one in the 2 tone gray scheme and one on the desert scheme in USMC markings.  Both came out looking quite nice.  

  • Ridzuan Athly is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Academy F-14A Tomcat done up in Jolly Rogers markings along with weathering and a diorama.  Welcome to ARC Ridzuan!!!

  • Hal Marshman, Sr. joins us today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109G-6Hal has a passion for these big 109's and you can see it in the finished models. 

  • Pierrig Salaün  is here with his 1/72 Fine Molds Jedi Starfighter.  These Fine Molds kits are very sweet and well worth buying if you like Star Wars.  Pierrig did a great job on his starfighter.  I love Sci-Fi and this one rocks.

  • Anthony Manzoli is here from Australia with his 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter.  Anthony's Beaufighter is beautifully finished with tail art in Aussie markings from the RAAF during WW2. 

  • Paolo Yuen joins us from Hong Kong with his 1/48 Academy Su-27 UB that he detailed with resin and photo etch parts and some subtle weathering to finish off the Russian markings.  

  • Igor Petrovic is here with some photos from the Model Show 2005 in Rijeka, Croatia

  • Alex Popojan is here with his Tools n Tips article about Real Metal his article and learn to use kitchen foil for a realistic bare metal finish. 


Tuesday,  June 14   2005   
  • Craig Sargent starts today with the final part of his 1/48 Monogram AV-8B Harrier II+ article.  You'll enjoy seeing the rest of Craig's full build conversion of his Harrier.  This one is a beauty.

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar joins us with his 1/48 Dragon Ju 88A-17Rafi put plenty of effort into his Ju-88 as you'll see in his article and then he finished it with one of the trickiest paint schemes he could have chosen.

  • Stephen Prior  is here with his 1/48 Tamiya F-84G ThunderjetStephen built this one out of the box but the high detail level of this kit gives very good results.  He then finished it off with very colourful markings. 

  • Phil Hastie is here with his 1/48 Airfix Spitfire VbThis particular Spitfire was flown by a New Zealander.  Phil cut open the door on his Spit which always improves the ability to see into the cockpit.  Nice job on the detailing ands weathering Phil.  

  • Jed ‘Jedi’ Jenson joins us with his 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ.  This model looks exactly like the real thing in every way....check out the cockpit and especially the landing gear bays. 

  • Marcelo Irigoyen joins us from Argentina with his Scratchbuilt 1/16 Bell UH-1H I can't even imagine the effort to scratchbuild such a model....well done Marcelo. 

  • Robert Blaschke is here with his Tools n Tips article on Scratchbuilding F-100 Supersabre ladder.  Robert's article is very complete and includes detail drawings and in-progress photos. 

  • I have a review of the 1/48 Flankers on Patrol 3 decal sheet from Linden Hill DecalsThis sheet features 10 different Flankers.


Monday,  June 13   2005   
  • Sören Bartusch is here again today with his 1/48 Eduard Pfalz D.III.  This time his article has the missing text .....if you open his article an don't see the text....hit your refresh button.

  • Craig Sargent is here with his 1/48 Monogram AV-8B Harrier II+ (Part 1).  Craig built this one the hard way......I admire that.  The end result was well worth his effort.  I'll run part 2 tomorrow. 

  • Polly Singh is here with his 1/48 Monogram Bf 109E and 1/48 Dragon Battle of Britain Luftwaffe day fighter crew in a diorama he calls  "JG 26 at Wissant" .  And yes....Adolf Galland is in the diorama.  Nice one Polly!!! 

  • Fariborz “Fred” Shammas is here with another of his Iranian beauties.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa and Academy/Minicraft F-14A done up to his usual high standards with very realistic photos.  We should all try to do photos like Fred....I must try myself to do my photos like his.

  • David Bailey joins us with a historical artifact.  This is a DeHavilland Mosquito that was hand carved by unknown gentleman for his Mom during WW2.  Very cool David......give our very best to your Mom.

  • Hüseyin Balta is here with another of his aircraft profiles.  Today he presents his Turkish Air Force F-84G Profile

  • I have a review of the 1/35 Mi-24 Hind Canopy & Wheel Hub Painting Masks from Black Magic Painting Masks.


Sunday,  June 12   2005       Philippines Independence Day  

  Russia National Day  

Saturday,  June 11   2005   
  • Lance Braman joins us with his aircraft related model.  This is his 1/72 Revell Sd.Kfz. 9 Famo with 8.8cm Flak 36 anti-aircraft gun from WW2.  This model required much effort and scratchbuilding on by lance to create this effective and quite nasty weapon.  Nice one Lance.

  • J.C. Bahr joins us with his 1/72 Hasegawa Me-262aThis is a model of the actual 262 at the NASM.  J.C. did a splendid job on his 262.

  • David Fredericks joins us with his 1/72 Gabon Air Force Skyraider ‘Last Spads’This is a Spad flown during the '80's.  David goes into the background of the aircraft and the building process for his attractive looking Spad.


Friday,  June 10   2005   
Thursday,  June 9   2005   
  • Geoff Pereira starts off today with his 1/48 Academy Me-109 G6.  Geoff built his 109 out of the box.....but that didn't prevent him from getting a attractive looking model of this famous Luftwaffe fighter. 

  • Dave Cornett joins us with his very eye catching 1/32 Academy CAF CF-18 Hornet Tiger Meet 1992. Dave added RBF tags and other details and finished off his Hornet with one of the most eye catching Tiger scheme.

  • Dan Salamone is here to give you a look at his 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5 Zero nightfighter.  Dan is no stranger to building perfect looking models and his Zero is no exception.  This special night fighter version required some work to create and Dan talks about this in his article.

  • Charles Leung has dropped by with his 1/72 Trumpeter J-10A.  This is the new Chinese fighter and Charles detailed the look of his J-10A into a great looking model of this jet fighter. 

  • Albert Moore has been busy building his 1/72 Italeri MH-47E Chinook.  Albert did a bunch of work to modify his Chinook into a MH-47E.  Albert goes into detail in his article about what was involved to build this gem.

  • Bob Laskodi is here to help shed a bit of light on the F-14A “Lantirn” issue with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A.  Bob definitely understands how to build an excellent looking F-14. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/35 Mi-8/Mi-7 Hip Canopy & Wheel Hub Painting Masks from  Black Magic Painting Masks.

  • Tony Edmundson joins us with a review of his newly acquired 1/48 Hobbycraft Tutor in Canadian Snowbirds markings. 

  • Pierric Boudehen  is here with a EC 135 T2 Walk Around. 


Wednesday,  June 8   2005   
Tuesday,  June 7   2005        US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)  

  Norway separates from Sweden.  100 years ago  

Monday,  June 6   2005                  Sweden National Day    

  D-Day Allied Landings in France in 1944 

Sunday,  June 5   2005         Denmark Constitutional Day  

  Seychelles Liberation Day  

  • Konrad de Vries begins today with his first model and his first article on ARC.  Konrad is 11 years old and I am very pleased to have his 1/72 Horten Ho-229 on ARC today.  He picked an great looking aircraft....and he did do a fine job on it.  Welcome to ARC Konrad!!!

  • Shawn 'Phantom' Weiler is here with his big 1/48 Italeri CC-130H Hercules.  Shawn did a pile of searching to find the various decal to make up the marking for his big Canuck Herc.  Nice one Shawn.   

  • Scott Minium is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M 'Bulldog'.  Scott built this A-4 for his Dad whoi use to fly A-4's with the USMC.  Read his article for more info......I bet his Dad liked gift.

  • Nick Monopoli is here with his 1/72 Pavla Bell 47 done up in MASH markings.  This is one tiny but well detailed little chopper thanks to Nicks careful work and some scratchbuilding.

  • I have a preview of the new 1/72 & 1/48 RAAF F/A-18 20th anniversary decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.  


Saturday,  June 4   2005             Battle of Midway (1942)

Ming Ho is here with his June 2005 desktop calendars for your computer.   I love this one Ming!!!

  • Fanch is first up today with his  1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109 K-4.  Fanch used resin and photo etch detail parts to further detail his big 109.  He's included 54 pics showing all the glorious detail on this 109. 

  • Stephen Cornett joins us with his big 1/32 Tamiya F-14D.  Stephen finished his weathered F-14D in marking for VF-31 and added a full weapons load and RBF tags. 

  • Rolando Raffaut  is here with his first article on ARC....and what a model it is.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya A-1H Skyraider with the Cutting Edge wingfold conversion and so much more.  This one will blow you mind.  Welcome to ARC  Rolando!!!

  • Aamod Potdar is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Balsa wood Sukhoi-30 in markings for the Indian Air Force.  Working with Balsa is very difficult and Aamod goes into detail about the process.  Welcome to ARC Aamod!!!


Friday,  June 3   2005     
Thursday,  June 2   2005             Italy National Day  
Wednesday,  June 1   2005

    Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day  

No update today.....I was busy tending to some projects around our house.