Friday,  Mar 31  2006   
  • Larry Shred begins today with his big beautiful 1/48 Monogram B-29Larry has finished his B-29 in bare metal foil.....quite the huge job to say the least.....see his article for the full story and photos.  

  • Stéphane Aďt Ouarab is here with part 5 of his amazing 1/32 Academy F-18 Hornet article.  Today he provides more info on some of the diorama accessories. 

  • Paul Hayes joins us with his carefully weathered 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair, complete with a full weapons load.   

  • Goran Kovacic is here with his 1/48 Italeri F4E Phantom II.  Goran chose to finish his very nice F-4 in Japanese markings.  

  • Cutting Edge Modelworks is pleased to announce the release of their new 1/72 Tu-4 (B-29) Chinese AWACS Conversion for the Monogram/Revell B-29.  Product # is CEC72032...more info will be on ARC when it becomes available.

  • Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming 1/72 Gripen A/B/C/D decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet will include markings for Sweden and Hungary.

  • Here is a preview of the1/32 F-14B VF-103 Last Cruise decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  A full review will be done as soon as a review copy arrives.


Thursday,  Mar 30  2006   
Wednesday,  Mar 29  2006   
Tuesday,  Mar 28  2006   
Monday,  Mar 27  2006   
Sunday,  Mar 26  2006

  Bangladesh Independence and National Day 

  • Steve Sliger has done an impressive job building the 1/72 Trumpeter Shenzhou Chinese Spacecraft.  Steve goes into very helpful detail in his article about building this beauty.   

  • Mukund Vora is here with his first article on aRC today.  This si his 1/48 Hobbycraft MiG-23, this is a MiG-23S that he built and recently redid and converted it into a“MLD”.  It came out very well indeed.  Welcome to ARC Mukund!!!  


Saturday,  Mar 25  2006     Greece Independence Day  
  Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings 1944 
  • Eugene Trapezontas joins us from Greece with his 1/48 Revell Fw-190 D-11 on the Greek Independence Day.   Eugene did some corrections and detailing to get his Dora looking quite nice.

  • Eric Bade has put quite a bit of effort detailing and finishing his 1/72 Academy Vought F-8E Crusader.  Eric deserves much credit to how well his finished model turned out. 


Friday,  Mar 24  2006   
Thursday,  Mar 23  2006          Pakistan Day   
  • Haroon Hamid joins us on the Pakistani Day with his 1/48 Kitech Hawker Fury Mk.60.  Haroon finished his good looking Fury in Pakistani markings and exhaust stains and weathering.  

  • Jerry Royer has done a fine job building his 1/48 Monogram A37 Dragonfly.  Jerry added a resin cockpit and although this is an older kit, his finished model came out looking very nice. 

  • Cornel Porcoteanu has been busy detailing his 1/35 Italeri AH-1W Super Cobra.  Cornel took advantage of the larger size of this kit and added some scratchbuilt details.....with good success.  

  • Tanel Kask has put quite a bit of effort into his 1/48 Academy SU-35.  Tanel used a conversion set to create this beauty as well as other aftermarket items including a resin cockpit and an aftermarket  weapons  set.  This is one very good looking jet. 

  • Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/72 F-4C First of the Weasels decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet includes very historically relevant markings for one of the first F-4 Weasel squadrons from the Vietnam Conflict.   

  • Here is a preview of the 1/32 A-7E   VA-37 Bulls decal sheet preview from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This decal sheet is shipping now.....get it while you can.

  • I have a review of the  1/72 1/48, 1/32 (all in one package) Roundels Of The World Part 3 decal sheet  from Zotz DecalsThis sheet focuses on North and Central Americaand includes the following countries; Canada, Mexico, Guatemla, Bahamas, Barbadoes, Costs Rica, Dominican Rep.,  Cuba, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belice, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago.


Wednesday,  Mar 22  2006   
Tuesday,  Mar 21  2006     Namibia Independence Day  

  Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force  

Monday,  Mar 20  2006        Tunisia National Day  
Sunday,  Mar 19  2006  
  • Josh Silver starts things today with his 1/48 Revell CH-53.  Josh took the old Revell kit and added Cutting Edge and Twobobs items as well as other items and some good old fashioned scratchbuilding to build this beauty.

  • Pierpaolo Maglio joins us with his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1Pierpaolo did extra work and detailing to get his F-1 looking more accurate and it shows when you look at his photos and read his artticle.  


Saturday,  Mar 18  2006  
  • Steve Sliger gets today started with his 1/48 Revell Mercury Spacecraft: "Friendship 7".  This fine model was built out of the box with obvious skill and displayed on a  very effective display stand.  Very nice indeed.

  • Rafi Ben-Shahar has been having fun detailing his 1/48 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat with some aftermarket resin.  Another treat for the eyes from Rafi. 


Friday,  Mar 17  2006         Ireland St. Patrick's Day    
Thursday,  Mar 16  2006  
  • Albert Moore begins today's update with his 1/72 Revell Bell 412EP Griffin HT.1.   Although this is a fine kit....Alby couldn't resist adding further detail and finished it in UK SAR training Unit markings.

  • Steve Eggers has been busy updating Tamiya’s 1/48 F-15A to a 1/48 Tamiya F-15C Eagle.  As you can imagine Steve did quite a bit of work on his F-15 and he's detailed all the changes in his article.

  • SpacePirateNeko joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa ZeroSpacePirateNeko doesn't have an airbrush, but that didn't stop him from doing a pretty nice job on his Zero.

  • Alejandro Núńez "Marseille" has done an outstanding job building his 1/72 Revell Arado E-555.  This is a Luft '46 bomber designed to bomb the US....fortunately for New York, it was never used.  Alejandro did quite the display on this one.

  • Here's some preview artwork of the upcoming 1/48 & 1/32 Super Bugs And Final Flight Tomcats decal from Yellowhammer Models.  

  • Here's a preview of the new 1/72 1/48, 1/32 Roundels Of The World Part 3 from Zotz Decals.  This sheets includes roundels in 3 scales for Canada, Mexico, Guatemla, Bahamas, Barbadoes, Costs Rica, Dominican Rep.,  Cuba,Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belice, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago.  I'll do a full review next week.

  • Here's a link to a webpage with a big aircraft carrier made from LEGO blocks.


Wednesday,  Mar 15  2006      Hungarian Holiday  
  • Ákos Szabó begins today's special Hungarian update with his 1/48 Monogram Mi-24 "Csőrike".  This amazing model is hand painted and also has aftermarket detail items and scratchbuilt detailling.   

  • István Vadász joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109 F-4 B-4István finished his 109 in Royal Hungarian Home Defence Air Force  and has this gem displaying on a fine looking base.

  • Tamás Skriba has dropped by with his1/72 KP MiG-21bis Fishbed.  This isn't the easiest model kit, but Tamás kept with it and turned out a fine looking MiG-21. 

  • Tibor Nagy is here with his 1/48 Fujimi Focke-Wulf Fw-190 F-8 in Hungarian Air Force markings.   A fine looking model of this famous fighter.

  • Géza "G’cart" Szekér joins us with his 1/72 Revell MiG-21F-13 Fishbed-C.  This beautiful MiG-21 is finished in a bare metal finish. 

  • Istvan Vadasz has dropped by with his1/48 Tamiya Focke-Wulf Fw-190 F-8.  Istvan finished his excellent 190  in Royal Hungarian Home Defence Air Force markings and created a lovely base to display his 190 on. 

  • Tamás Skriba is here with his eye catching 1/72 Mastercraft Su-22M3 Fitter.  Tamás modified his Fitter to make it more accurate and then added a full weapons load and a weathered camo paint scheme.

  • Ákos Szabó is here with his 1/48 "Operation maintenance"  diorama.  This stunning diorama features a Bf-109, Ju-52, Me-210 and Me-410.   

  • Károly Magó joins us with his 1/72 Bilek Mig19PM.  Károly created resin detail items fir many sections of his Mig19 and then chipped and weathered the painted areas to copy a museum aircraft.    

  • Tamás Skriba is here with his very active diorama of his 1/72 Italeri Mi-24 Hind-s.  There's quite the story behind this very involved and sharp looking diorama and  Tamás tells the story in his article. 


Tuesday,  Mar 14  2006  
  • Darren McGuinness has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Hasegawa USN SBD-3 Dauntless.  Although this is a fine kit, Darren did extra detailing to the cockpit and airbrakes to improve things....and finished it off with a finely done paint job.   

  • Everett McEwan has put quite a bit of effort super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa NSAWAC F-16A.  I always enjoy seeing Everett's models on ARC.   

  • Kerry Brenstuhl  is here with his first article on ARC.  He has done a fine job building his 1/72 Revell Scale Dr-1 with home made decals and after market guns.  A sharp looking Tri-plane....welcome to ARC Kerry. 

  • Bill Retoff has done a fine job building his 1/72 Hasegawa F-86D.  Bill built this gem out of the box with a great looking natural metal finish.....definately a treat to see this fine looking model.   

  • I have a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Part 3 - 8 Griffon Engine  Schemes decal sheet for Photo Reconnaisance Spitfires in the On-Target Profile 8 book decal sheet  Model Alliance Group.


Monday,  Mar 13  2006  
Archiving is complete!!!  This has been a big project and I'm glad to finally have it complete. 
The 10th Jubilee International Model Show will be held by the Mosonmagyaróvár Model Club, Hungary on April 22nd and 23rd.  Click the image or text link for more info. 
  • Bill Clark gets your week started with his 1/48 Academy Hawker Hunter F6.  Bill added aftermarket detail parts to improve the accuracy on his Hunter and finished it off in the eye catching blue of 92 Squadron's "Blue Diamonds".  It's always good to see Bill's RAF jets on ARC.      

  • Gabriel Stern joins us with his 1/72 ICM Tupolev TB-3.  Another unique aircraft from Gabrial.....look carefully...this 4 engine beast sits on skis.  

  • Sergei Galicky has been busy building his 1/48 Italeri F-18C.  Sergei did extra detailling to get his Hornet correct and then finished it off with a flawless paint job with weathering.  

  • Lutz Gretschel of F-15E Strike is here with a review of the  1/48 GBU-31(V)3/B JDAM from Shawn Hull (


Sunday,  Mar 12  2006      Mauritius Independence Day  
  • Milovanovic Darko begins today's update with his  1/72 Hasegawa/Matchbox Lightning FMk.2AMilovanovic did quite a bit of kitbashing and used aftermarket details items to create this gem.

  • “Cousin Vinny” Ibarra joins us with his 1/35 Panda Israeli Bell 212 Anafa.  Vinny did a fair bit of work to convert his UH-1N to create his darn fine IDF Bell 212.  Great to see it Vinny.


Saturday,  Mar 11  2006    Lithuania Independence Day 
  • Sinuhe Hahn and Piet van Schalkwyk starts your Saturday update with their 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIC and Mk.IID.  They have provided some history about the SAAF Hurricanes....good to see these hurricanes.  

  • Oliver Weston joins us with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Kopro Shenyang F-6.  A fine looking model in a shark's mouth paint scheme.  Welcome to ARC Oliver!!!  


Friday,  Mar 10  2006   
IPMS Northern Virginia will be having their annual Model Classic at Fairfax High School this coming Saturday........more info can be found here
When: Saturday March 11, 2006  9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA  
  • Toby Bird gets things started today with his 1/72 Novo Fairey Delta.  50 years ago on this date Peter Twiss set the new air World speed record in this plane.  Toby's model does this aircraft justice despite the fact this is one of the earlier plastic models.    

  • Gabriel Stern joins us with another well written and amusing article.  Today it features his 1/72 Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer.   An odd looking plane......I'm starting to think Gabriel must have one very unique collection of built up models in his display case.

  • Luc Janssen has outdone himself with his 1/32 Hasegawa A-4 E Skyhawk.   A eye catching paint scheme...and a great looking display base.


Thursday,  Mar 9  2006 
I was saddened to hear Ron Lowry had passed away in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  Ron was a focal point of the Canadian modelling scene in Ontario and his quick sense of humour and helpful genuine nature will be missed by all that knew him.  He was a modeller without an ego that was always willing to help fellow modellers with his vast knowledge.  His models appear in museums and other public places including Smithsonian, National Aviation Museum in Ottawa and the Terminal 1building at the Toronto Airport.  He was also a graphic artist whose work appeared in Robert Bracken's "Spitfire: The Canadians" books. I would like to express my condolences to his family and friends.  

Today I'd like to present a selection of Ron's work that has appeared on ARC over the years.

Wednesday,  Mar 8  2006 
I'm pleased to report my youngest daughter is over her flu and back to her usual high energy self.  Archiving continues.
  • Aaron Hughes begins today's update with his 1/72 Whirlykits Lightning f.2.  This is a resin model with white metal details that builds up into a very nice you'll see in aaron photos. 

  • Franck Oudin is here with his impressively done 1/48 Eduard P-400.  It's always a treat to see Franck's latest work on ARC.  

  • Anatoly Velichko is here from Russia with his 1/48 Revell USAF F-15E.   Anatoly has done an outstanding job building his Strike eagle and did scratchbuilding to improve upon this very nice kit.

  • Here is a preview of the 1/32 A-7D decal sheets from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  More info on these 2 exciting sheets when it becomes available shortly.   


Tuesday,  Mar 7  2006 
I'm keeping busy today nursing my youngest as she deals with the stomach was a sleepless night last night.
Monday,  Mar 6  2006    Ghana Independence Day 
Sunday,  Mar 5  2006   Maiden flight of Spitfire prototype K5054 in 1936

No update today.....I'm still working on archiving review articles.

Saturday,  Mar 4  2006 
  • Andreas Beck joins us from Germany with his  first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Czech Model Me 309.  Beautifully done.....welcome to ARC Andreas. 

  • Shah Jehan is here with his  first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Airfix H.S. Buccaneer S.Mk.2B.  Not only did Shah complete this beast of a model.....but he did a darn fine job on it and has an excellent Buccaneer for his display case.   


Friday,  Mar 3  2006      Bulgaria National Day    Morocco National Day 
  • Ron Barbour Estate Sale in North Carolina Mar 4 and Mar 5.  Click the image to the left for all the details.....this will be a huge sale.

  • Manfred 'Fredy' Tukot is here from from Kosice, Slovakia with his very cool 1/48 Scratchbuilt Yak-38M Forger.  This is the Russian version of the harrier and to scratchbuild this model took much effort.

  • Tolga Ulgur is here with his 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109E 3.  Tolga finished his 109 in the markings for Adolf Galland with his usual finely done job on the weathering and detailing.

  • Angel Mesa joins us today with a 1/72 Revell Northrop SF-5B  in Spanish markings.  Angel built this one almost out of the box and got quite good results.

  • Alexander L. Aydlett has dropped by with his  1/48 Silver Cloud Supermarine Seafang F32.  This is a limited production kit, but Alexander stuck with it and ended up with an attractive Seafang for his display case.


Thursday,  Mar 2  2006 
  • Paul Hayes is here with his second article on ARC.  This is Paul's 1/48 A-1H Skyraider VNAF.   Paul used some aftermarket detail items and decals and flawless painting to complete his Skyraider.

  • Alan Williamson joins us with his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II.  Alan's adorable kids gave him this kit and his article includes a photo of them and text describing the complete build.  

  • Polly Singh is here with his 1/72 Dragon Do-335.  Polly did up his Do-335 as a cut-away version many years's a very effective way to show off the two engines.


Wednesday,  Mar 1  2006