Monday,  Oct 31  2005                     Halloween!!!

Today's update has a Halloween theme to it.

Sunday,  Oct 30  2005     
  • Laurent Boildieu is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa P-47M-1 done up in the markings for an ACE that flew with the "Wolf Pack".  Another beauty from Laurent.  

  • Gabriel Stern joins us with his 1/72 Jach/Attack Baynes Bat glider.  This is one of the lesser known gliders....and interesting to see.  Nice one Gabriel. 


Saturday,  Oct 29  2005                   Turkey Republic Day   

Everyone in Turkey has been very busy with today's update....well done everyone!!!

  • Ercan Karakas begins this special update honouring Turkey with some photos from the recent  Ŭstanbul Model Contest.   The C-130 by Ufuk Aydŭner is included in this article.

  • H.Ufuk Aydiner is here with his award winning 1/48 Italeri C-130H (E) in the markings for "Turkish Stars" (the Turkish National Aerobatic Team supply plane).  H. Ufuk rescribed this monster and used custom decals and finished it off with weathering.

  • Ercan Karakaŝ, Ufuk Aydŭner, Tolga Özbek are here with photos from the recent Tigermeet 2005 Turkey Balŭkesir AFB.  There's also photos of some vehicles as well. 

  • Fuat Ertuzun joins us with his first articler on ARC.  this is his well done 1/72 Turkish Polikarpov R-5.  Fuat used a few good tricks on this Bi-plane and he tells about these in his article.  Welcome to ARC Fuat!!!

  • Tamer Ozkan is here with his scratchbuilt 1/48 THK- 4 Glider.   Tamer did quite the job on this one and includes photos of his wooden masters...amazing amount of work.

  • Tayfun Gerdan dropped by with his 1/72 Revell TuAF Junkers F.13 Limosine Fe conversion.  Tayfun did some resin casting to make his model possible.  He details all about the conversion in his article.

  • Fuat Ertuzun is here with his 1/48 Breguet 14-A2.  Fuat did extra scratchbuilding and detailing to complete his Breguet 14-A2.  

  • Tamer Ozkan joins us with his 1/48 Gavia Polikarpov Po-2 Tamer used fishing line to rig his Bi-plane.  

  • Ceki Erginbas joins us with some photos of his first diorama.  This is his crash landed 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire MkVb in Turkish markings.  A photo of the original aircraft is included in the article.  A very well done diorama. 

  • Tayfun Yardim is here with his hand painted Tiger Meet 1/48 Siat Flamingo.  I'm quite impressed by the ability of people to hand paint such paint schemes. 


Friday,  Oct 28  2005     Czech National Day         Greece National Day  

Today the Modellers from the Czech Republic and Greece have been busy sending in articles for their National Days.  Well done everyone....this is one very big update.

Thursday,  Oct 27  2005      Saint Vincent and the Grenaidines Independence Day

 Turkmenistan National Day        Ecuadorian Airforce Day   

Wednesday,  Oct 26  2005         Austria National Day  
Tuesday,  Oct 25  2005     Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war (1854) 

I'm very pleased to announce the total redesign of the Zotz Decals website.  As you may know, I'm the webmaster for Eli's website and I think you'll find the new design very quick and easy to surf.  Go and give it a test drive.  One thing to notice is the Zotz Decals website looks the same in all resolutions.

Here's a note from Meteor Productions

"We want to let everyone know that due to staffing schedule changes there
will be no retail hours this weekend on Friday October 28 or Saturday
October 29.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  We are still open regular hours
this week Monday through Friday 10:00am-6:00pm."

  • Eric Bade starts today with his 1/72 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane MkIIEric quite enjoyed this 1/72 Hurricane model kit and he added extra details that he explains in his article to get his Hurricane looking this good. 

  • Tamás Skriba is here with a couple of his 1/72 Revell Tornado's in a diorama from Operation Telic.  Tamás did a beautiful job on these.....check out the detail and weathering.

  • Gustavo Arribas Robles joins us with his 1/48 Italeri UH-1D "Slick" that he built out of the box.  This Vietnam era chopper came out looking quite well. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/32 Fw-190A Part 1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge ModelworksThis sheet includes marking for three Fw-190 A....including 2 flown by Aces. 


Monday,  Oct 24  2005            Zambia Independence Day   
Sunday,  Oct 23  2005            
  • Gabriel Stern is here with his little 1/72 A-model Gee-Bee.   Gabriel's article is a very enjoyable and humorous read...this kit sounds like it is a bit of a pig to build.....but that didn't stop Gabriel from turning out a real sharp looking model. 

  • Pierrig Salaün is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa/Minicraft Lim-5P Fresco-D.  This is a Polish Mig-17 and Pierrig used the Hi-Decal Line of decals to finish his MiG.  Read his article about his weathering technique.....I found it quite informative. 


Saturday,  Oct 22  2005            
  • Michel Koster has been busy building F-16's.  Today he's here from the Netherlands with a selection of his 1/72 Revell and Hasegawa F-16's.  Some of these are US Vipers and others are Dutch F-16's....his article tell more about building them all.   

  • Pedro Fuster is here today with his 1/72 Italeri OH-6A Cayuse.  Pedro put plenty of scratch built detail into his tiny chopper and he explains all this in his article.  


Friday,  Oct 21  2005             Somalia National Day      

   Trafalgar Day Royal Navy Anniversary   

Thursday,  Oct 20  2005             
  • Jong-ho Park joins us from Korea with his big and beautiful 1/32 Trumpeter Su-27.   Jong-ho is a very pleased with this kit although he didn't find it to be perfect.  I think you agree he did an excellent job on it.

  • Marat joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M5c Zerofighter (Zeke).  This is Marat's first time using Eduard photo etch and his first time building 1/48 scale....he learns fast.  Well done Marat.   

  • Aaron C. Rhodes is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his well built and weathered 1/48 Revell F-14D Tomcat.   Welcome to ARC Aaron!!!

  • I have a review of the new 1/35 resin OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Upgrade/Update Set from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This set permits you to build the later version of the Kiowa Warrior and was designed by noted modeller and Kiowa expert Floyd Werner.

  • I have a review of the new Colors and Markings of the Israeli Air Force book Written by Yoav Efrati andf available from IsraDecalYoav is one of the leading experts on the Israeli Air Forces colours and markings throughout it's amazing history as well as being one or the top modellers in Israel. 

  • Pierrig Salaun  is here with some of his Super Frelon walkaround photos.


Wednesday,  Oct 19  2005             
Tuesday,  Oct 18  2005             
  • No update today....I had my monthly model club meeting last night and we all met at a Tim Hortens donut shop after the meeting and talked until 1:30am.  It was a good evening well spent.


Monday,  Oct 17  2005             
  • A few days ago I redid the ARC home page to make it more user friendly for all resolutions from  800 x 600 to 1280 x 1024.

  • Archiving continues and I've managed to archive hundreds of gallery articles over the weekend....but there are still more to do.....the work continues.

  • Tamás Skriba is here with his nicely done 1/72 Kopro MiG-21R that he built in ex-Yugoslav markings.   Tamás changed a few thing on this model to make it more accurate.  

  • Mark M. is here with his great looking Eastern Front white-washed 1/72 Airfix Focke Wulf Fw-189.  To show all the details Mark added to the cockpit, he scratchbuilt the greenhouse framing to finish his model with no clear parts.  His article is quite the interesting read.    

  • Jeffry Hutama is here with his well done 1/32 Hasegawa F-16CJ & 1/32 F-4E Chico.  Jeffry did quite a bit of extra detailing on both of these models.  

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 resin B-29 Turretless Conversion for late war B-29's from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  


Sunday,  Oct 16  2005             
  • Denis A. Belyanin begins today with his 1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B.  Denis did some extra detailing on his attractive Harrier and finished it in Spanish Navy markings.    

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Ju 87D-3 and 1/48 Monogram Ju-87D-5.  Rafi finished these 2 Ju-87's in winter camo and also added extra details.  He explains in his article how to do winter camo.  Very effective.  


Saturday,  Oct 15  2005             

I'm working hard on catching up on the archiving, but there are close to 1000 articles to be archived with their thumbnails, so it will take a couple of weeks.  With my new computer I am able to tackle many tasks (such as archiving) that were difficult to find time for.  Updates will continue during this archiving.

  • Istvan Soos is here with his 1/72 Revell RB-36 F.  Istvan built this large model out of the box and the end results looks very good. 

  • Andreas Lang is here for the first time with a beautifully built 1/72 Revell F/A-18 Hornet.  Andreas did some preshading on this Hornet and gave it the very eye catching markings. 


Friday,  Oct 14  2005             
Thursday,  Oct 13  2005                US Navy's birthday  
Wednesday,  Oct 12  2005             Spain  National Day   

  Equatorial Guinea  National Day

 Bali BombingTerrorist Bombing in Nightclub Bali, Indonesia (2002)

Tuesday,  Oct 11  2005    

I would like to express my sympathies to the Pakistani ARC'ers and the people in Pakistan after the huge deadly earthquake.

Monday,  Oct 10  2005         Thanksgiving Day Canada    

 Fiji  National Day                     Republic of China National Day  

Sunday,  Oct 9  2005                   Uganda Independence Day  
  • Bill Lachance begins today with his recently finished 1/48 Hasegawa P-40E.  Bill used some Eduard photo etch  to further enhance his P-40 to give it the high level of detail he is accustomed to.  

  • Pierrig Salaün is here with his  1/72 Hasegawa F-14 TomcatThis is a F-14 from the Japanese anime “Macross” TV show.....Pierrig added photo etch to improve on the detail of his special F-14.


Saturday,  Oct 8  2005        Croatia Independence Day     Indian Air Force Day  1932  
  • Rupesh Santoshi starts this special Indian Air Force Day update with his 1/72 Hasegawa SEPECAT Jaguar IM.   Rupesh provides much info about his conversion on his model.

  • Polly Singh is here with his 1/72 Italeri Hawk Mk 100.  This is the latest trainer of the Indian Air Force and Polly tells us about his model and this trainer.   

  • Denis A. Belyanin joins us with his 1/72 Zvezda Su-30K Flanker.  This Flakers came out looking very well, thanks to scratchbuilding and detailing efforts by Denis.   

  • Polly Singh joins us with his 1/72 Match Box Tempest IIs.  Polly displayed his classic Tempest on a diorama base to show off this classic aircraft.   

  • Murli Rajan is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa MiG 25 R.  Murli took this older kit and turned it into a great looking model of this classic fighter.  

  • Rupesh Santoshi is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Sepecat Jaguar IB.   Rupesh has to use custom decals to complete his Indian Air Force Jaguar.

  • Polly Singh has dropped by with his 1/72 Airfix, Heller and Italeri Jaguar S and B.  Polly has included 3 of his Jaguars from 3 different manufacturers.  

  • Rupesh Santoshi is here with his1/72 Matchbox Dassault Mystere IVA.  Rupesh built this one almost out of the box with some small amounts of detailing.   


Friday,  Oct 7  2005        
Thursday,  Oct 6  2005           
Wednesday,  Oct 5  2005                    
Tuesday,  Oct 4  2005                    Lesotho National Day  
Monday,  Oct 3  2005                   Germany  National Day  
Sunday,  Oct 2  2005                   Guinea  Independence Day  
  • Gary West begins today with his 1/48 Airfix/Monogram kitbash Sea Harrier FA.2.  Gary actually kit bashed the Airfix and Monogram kits to build his Sea Harrier.  Gary got a very good model of this famous jet for all his efforts. 

  • Dan Farnham is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi C.202.  Dan used the smoke ring decals from Mike Grant Decals.....these are also known as the "Death of The Hobby Smoke Ring Decals".....check them out...they are very good. 


Saturday,  Oct 1  2005     People's Republic of China National Day  

  Cyprus Independence Day     Nigeria  Independence Day

  • Alfonso Pereira starts today with his 1/48 Motorized Tamiya Do-335B2Alfonso has added pager motors and tiny battery to get the props on his D0-335B to spin.  He tells you how to do this neat modification in his article.  An excellent job Alfonso.

  • Gianni Cassi is here with his 1/48 Trumpeter Shenyang F-6C in Egyptian markings.  Gianni has done an outstanding job finishing his jet.