Homepage Text - November 2006

Thursday,   Nov 30  2006

  Barbados National Day     Scotland - St. Andrew's Day  

Andreas Beck begins today's update with a small selection of photos UK Nationals 2006.  I'll post more pics in the coming week.   


Pablo Girgulsky is here with part 2 of his trainer aircraft trilogy.  Today he features his 1/50 Revell TF-9j Cougar.  Part 3 runs tomorrow.  


Shawn Phantom Weiler has repainted his 1/72 C-119 Boxcar in the more colourful paint scheme.  This is the CDN scheme I prefer over the new lo-viz grey schemes.   


Dan McWilliams has done a very nice job on his 148 Hasegawa Canadair Sabre Mk6.  Dan chose the attractive European camo scheme for his F-86.  


Bernard Lapeyrie joins us with his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2b.  Bernard also made up a first class carrier deck display base for his fighter.  


I have a preview of the new 1/48 and 1/72 B-26 Marauder decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This decal sheet features 5 aircraft with noseart....some with sexy noseart. 


I have a review of the new Sanding Sticks from Victory Models which includes 4 different sticks of different grits...buy individually or a set of all 4.


Raffaele Mancini from Model Publishing is here with a product announcement of their new book FIRST AND FOREMOST from Model Publishing.  This is a An illustrated History of CARRIER AIR WING ONE - Part One 1934-1957. 

Wednesday,   Nov 29  2006

  Albania Liberation Day 

David Campbell with the Baton Rouge Scale Modelers is here with his article about the recent Veterans Day at the USS Kidd DD-661.  This was quite the event and involved the model show as well as a military reenactment group.  Well done David and the Baton Rouge Scale Modelers.   


Louis Chang has been busy adding details to his very sharp looking  1/32 Hasegawa BF-109-K4.   Louis added aftermarket items as well as scratchbuilt details and weathering to his 109.


Max Tollens Jr. is here with his exceptional 1/48 Monogram F-8E Crusader.  This F-8 is loaded with finely crafted extra detailing. 


Pablo Girgulsky has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Monogram At-6 Texan.  Pablo includes some fascinating history of these trainers while in the service of Argentina. 


Sim Kuo-Hua joins us with 2 photos of his 1/72 Italeri F-15SG.  Nice to see.  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 Viper East F-16 Demo Team decal sheet from Afterburner Decals


Zoltan "neu" Pocza is here with a product announcement of the new A-7E Corsair II VA-86 Sidewinders, AJ400 print from Deployment Productions Profiles in 4 different sizes20% off of any products for every registered ARC community member!

Tuesday,   Nov 28  2006

 Mauritania Independence Day 

Sam Chia has put quite a bit of effort into his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa F14B Tomcat.  I LOVE this Tomcat and I'm sure you will too!!!  


Andrew Eaton has done a stunning job on his 1/72 Felixstowe F.2A.  The one is built mostly out of the box with some very skilful masking and painting.   


Hiran Horta has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his1/72 Academy F-86.  The baremetal finish came out looking very well and the markings are a hoot to see.   


Alberto Borzellino joins us with his beautifully done1/48 Tamiya F-51D Mustang.  This lovely Mustang was weathered and finished in the markings for Fuerza Aerea Boliviana.  


Alex Cook is here with a review of the  Mr Superbooth Spray Booth.  Thus is an innovative and portable design well worth having a look at.   

Monday,   Nov 27  2006      No update today

 

Sunday,   Nov 26  2006 

Rafi Ben-Shahar begins your Sunday update with not one but two 1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-2 Dauntless.  Rafi has a talent for getting models looking right and these two are no exception.   


Jeff Brundt is here with his award winning 1/144 RevellAG B-52H Stratofortress that he built with his son Evan.  Jeff also included this beauty as part of a Group Build here on ARC. 

Saturday,   Nov 25  2006 

  Suriname Independence Day  

Firat Emre Saygin begins today with his 1/48 Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray.  Although this model was build out of the box, Firat did give it those extra weathering touches that bring a model to life. 


Tolga Ulgur is here with another scale beauty.  Today he joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D-1 Thunderbolt.  Tolga gave it his usual high quality of weathering and turned out a lovely scale representation of the Jug including sexy nose art from PYN up decals.   

Friday,   Nov 24  2006 

Liam Hourston is here to begin today with a very touching article about A Tale of To Sabres.  Great story and models Liam.   


Malcolm Reid has gone the extra mile building his 1/35 MRC AH-1W Cobra into an exceptionally good looking model.  Markings represent a Cobra from the Gulf War.  


Emre Yasar is here with his nicely done 1/72 Revell Tornado.  Emre finished it in the markings for Black Thunder.   


Hal Marshman, Sr is here with his 1/72 Fine Molds Kabaya “Ka-Go”, Model 1.  This is definitely a cute looking little Japanese autogyro.


Thierry Jacques is here today with his 1/72 Matchbox Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF11.  Thierry displayed his well done Meteor on a display base.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/32 F-16C Colorado ANG Minute Men 50th Anniversary decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   

Thursday,   Nov 23  2006  

   US Thanksgiving Day  

Bla’k Ja’k begins today with his article on building his  1/72 Revell Diorama Set Part 1: Shelter and groundplate.  It's quite interesting to see this project take shape......step by step.   


Yvan Vansteenkiste joins us with his 1/144 Belgian Sea King " Black Beauty " from Sweet Aviation.   This one is very tiny and finished in Belgian Anniversary markings.  


Tyler White is here with his tale of his 2 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4C - 155th Tac Recon Group.  Tyler has a talent for building the F-4.   


PS is here with his 1/72 Monogram F8F-1B Bearcat.  This is the special reconnaissance aircraft used by the French in Indochiona.  


Sal has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F.  Sal finished this beauty in Diamondback markings.  


Albert Moore is here with a  review of the 1/48 F-15A/B Florida ANG Sunshine State Eagles decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  

Wednesday,   Nov 22  2006 

  Lebanon Independence Day  

Chew Eng Hui has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14D Tomcat.   Chew tells the whole tale of building his Tomcats and how he weathered it in his article.


Shawn Phantom Weiler is here to prove he doesn't just build jet fighters.  This is his 1/72 Airfix CC-130 Herc.  This earlier scheme is one of the most attractive schemes seen on the Canadian Hercs....in my humble opinion.  


Dr. Vatche Mitilian has some In-flight Photos he took in Lebanon.  These include Lebanese and US helicopters.


Emad Tabsh is here with a book review of the new Hawker Hunter - 1951 to 2007 Written by David J. Griffin.  This book will interest anyone with a love for the hunter.   

Tuesday,   Nov 21  2006 
I've set up a new manufacturers forum for Deployment Productions.  You can see one of their new prints further down in today's update....an F-14 print!!

Tomasz Gronczewski begins today with his exceptional 1/48 Tamiya P-51D.   Tomasz has done his research to get his Mustang as accurate as possible for this mount of a USAF Ace.


Richard Ellis joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking1/48 Hasegawa F-16CJ Block 50.   Richard has put a huge amount of work and effort into super detailing and modifying his Viper.


Damir Stanzer has done an impressive job on his 1/72 Italeri Junkers Ju-52.  This is one of the many ex-Luftwaffe aircraft used by the Czech Air Force after the war.  


Sim Kuo-Huais here with some photos of his colorful 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A & 1/72 Airfix A-4ASU.  Sam finished them in the markings for the Black Knights demonstration team  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48 F-15E Strike Eagle Da' Heath decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


Zoltan "neu" Pocza is here with a product announcement of the The Last Tomcat Squadron, VF-31 Tomcatters, 1981-2006 limited edition print from Deployment Productions.      20% off of any products for every registered ARC community members!

Monday,   Nov 20  2006 
Oooops....I got the US Thanksgiving Day date wrong yesterday.  I'm happy to report most ARC'ers in the US took my word for it and had a beer and took the day off work.  :-)

Keith Money is here to make all the Tomcat lovers grin with his 1/32 Revell Tomcat.  Keith added a vehicle, bomb trolley and figures to his carrier deck diorama.  His Tomcat had plenty of extra detailing and is quite impressive. 


Dragan joins us with his nicely done 1/72 Revell F-4U5 Corsair.  Dragan brush painted his corsair which is pretty darn amazing and gave it weathering to make it look more like a dirty Navy fighter.  


Ray Seppala  is here with something you don't see everyday.  This is his 1/144 Revel Lockheed C-5A Galaxy.  Heck....even in 1/144 it looks big.  Ray tells all about building this out-of-production kit.  Nice one Ray.   


Konley Kelley has been busy building and detailing his  1/35 Academy Bell 47D.  Konley went to great lengths researching his diorama......can you find Radar's Teddy Bear?   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48 EA-6B VAQ-140 Patriot Prowler decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   

Sunday,   Nov 19  2006    Monaco National Day  

Jim Sullivan has been busy getting the details correct on his nicely done 1/48 Italeri F/A-18E Super Hornet.  Jim tells what is involved to build this kit and which areas will require your attention.   


Alain Tricot is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Macchi 202.  Alian built his Macchi 202 with a resin cockpit and wheels and a complicated looking camo scheme.   

Saturday,   Nov 18  2006     Oman National Day   Latvia National Day  

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with not one but two of his 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf- 110G-4.  Rafi includes some helpful info if you plan on building one of these lovely kits.   


Sim Kuo-Hua joins us today with a selection of his nicely done  1/72 Hasegawa RSAF F-16's.  This F-16 collection include single and two seater F-16's. 

Friday,   Nov 17  2006 
I've been sick from a flu bug the past few days, so the updates have been smaller than normal.  I seem to be on the mend now.......at least I hope so.

Hiran Horta starts today with his 1/72 Academy Ju-87 Stuka.  Hiran found this kit to be quite the enjoyable build and he tells about building this beauty in his article.


Jeroen Berkvens has done a fine job building his 1/72 Hasegawa F8J Crusader.  Jeroen added a weapons load and bicentennial markings.


Charlie Johnson joins us with his 1/35 MRC Bell UH1C Charlie built his Heuy mostly out of the box with some scratchbuilding to improve the detail.


Evan Brundt & Dad were busy building the 1/144 RevellAG E-3A Sentry AWACS.  This isn't the best fitting kit as you'll read in their article, but they got her done in fine style.  Well done guys!!!

Thursday,   Nov 16  2006 

Colin Roberts has done a fine job building the old 1/72 Revell Supermarine Walrus Mk1.  It's good to see this classic old biplane.  


Heinrich Spangenberg is here from South Africa with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-86 Saaf Sabre in SAAF markings from the Korean War.  Sharp looking Sabre Heinrich.....welcome to ARC!!!   


Malcolm Reid has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/35 Trumpeter Ch-47A Chinook.  Yikes this must be a huge model.   


KH Lee joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking  1/72 Academy F-16A.  This good looking and colorful model is painted in “what-if” Malaysian Air Force aerobatic display team markings.    Welcome to ARC KH!!!


I have a review of the 1/32 resin F-15 600 Gallon "WRM" Drop Tank from Cutting Edge Modelworks.   


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the new 1/48 F-16C Colorado ANG Minute Men 50th Anniversary decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   

Wednesday,   Nov 15  2006 

Efrati Yoav has recently completed his 1/72 Revell F-16B.  Efrati used a variety of resin aftermarket items and decals to compelte his Israeli F-16.   


Gabriel Stern is here to make you grin with his Scratch built 1/72 Bleriot VII.  The special thing about this plane is that it almost looks like a regular design.....which is a rare thing when it comes to Gabriel's model.  I guess the variety is why I enjoy his articles so much.  


Daniel has done quite a bit of work detailing his 1/32 Trumpeter F-105D Thunderchief.  Daniel goes into very good detail about all the extra work and techniques he used on his big 105.  


Fernando Torre joins us with his 1/72 Frog Macchi 202.  This is an older kit but that didn't stop Fern from building a first class model.  Heck he even used the decades old Frog decals.  


Ken Middleton 1/48 F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #4 VFA-102 50th Anniv. Jet decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


I have a review of the new 1/48 P-51 Mustangs Pretty Fillies Part 5 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This sheets gives you markings for 2 P-51's with noseart....one with sexy noseart.   

Tuesday,   Nov 14  2006 
There have been problems linking from the ARC homepage to the Twobobs website.  I know this caused me to have quite a few withdrawl symptoms.  I have changed the link on the ARC homepage to http://twobobs.net and that seems to sort out the problem.  You might want to update your favorites on your own computer and remove the www from the URL.

Steve Platt joins us from the land down under with his 1/48 Monogram EA-6B Prowler.  Steve did a very fine job on this one and I got a particular kick out of the Dragon artwork on the tail.  


Sergio Baptista is here today with a stellar selection of his 1/48 Fighters of World War 1.  Sergio captures the delacate look of these early fighters....amazing work Sergio.   


Karel Slama is here with his beautifully done 1/48 Italeri JAS 39C Gripen.   Karel had to do modifications to create his "C" version of the Gripen and then he finished it in the markings for the Czech Air Force. 


Johannes Kreutzer had a good time building his 1/72 Airfix Chipmunk.  Johannes finished his Chipmunk in the markings for this RAF trainer.  Very nice indeed.   


QC Tan has dropped by today with his 1/48 Academy Su-27 Flanker.   QC has done his usual first class job on his Flanker.  Check out the Tools 'n' tips article about how he made his parachutes.


QC Tan has been kind enough to do up a Tools 'n' Tips article about  Making Parachutes


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/72 F-15E Da' Heath decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics

 


I have a review of the  1/48 P-47 Thunderbolts Beautiful Jugs Part 4 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.   


I have a review of the  1/72 resin Boulton Paul P.111/P.111A model kit from Pro Resin.   

Monday,   Nov 13  2006        No update today.

My Internet connection is very slow tonight (Sunday night) and I'm having great difficulty uploading the update.

Sunday,   Nov 12  2006   Remembrance Sunday in the UK 

Laurent Boildieu has done a wonderful job weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa P-40E.  Laurent added seatbelts and  finished his desert P-40 in the markings of a WW2 Ace.


Sam Chia has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4B/N.  Sam rescribed his Phantom and added resin detail parts and aftermarket decals and finally it off with weathering.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is no funny picture and daily joke today in honor of Remembrance Sunday in the UK.

Saturday,   Nov 11  2006   Remembrance Day -- Veterans Day 

  Poland Independence Day  

At the 11 hour on the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918 the guns fell silent.  The horror of the Great War was over and we vowed ...never again.  Less than 20 years later we broke that vow and hostilities began in China and we learned to number our World Wars.  As a planet we have learned to ignore the realities of war and betray the promise we made in 1918......Never again....Lest we forget. 

Yufei Mao starts this update with one of the best looking MiG-21 paint schemes.  This is his 1/72 Fujimi MiG-21MF "Lancer" which he spent quite a bit of effort improving the details on as you'll see in his photos and read about in his article.


Alfredo García is here with his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang in the markings for the Tuskegee Airmen.  The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is one of the more positive stories to come out of WW2 and well worth reading up on.  Alfredo captures the look of this aircraft perfectly.  


Friday,   Nov 10  2006      USMC Birthday (1775)   

  Indonesia's "Remembrance" day  

Today is the Birthday for the USMC and I would like to present to the members past and present of the USMC with a  message from the Commandant of the USMCThanks to Creighton Henthorn for sending this to me.


Louis Chang has been busy adding resin and scratchbuilt details to his 1/32 Hasegawa BF-109-K4.  Wow.....Louis put quite a bit of work into his 109.  


Tim Groombridge joins us with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-106A Delta Dart.  Tim tells the story behind the Century Series jets and about what was involved to build his F-106.


Ed Pagel Jr. is here to blow your mind with his 1/18th Scale EAM B-17.  This is an RC model that actually flies.  Ed tells about his Flying Fortress and has even included a link to a video so you can see it fly.  


Luc Ferrari has rejoined the hobby after a 20 year break.  today he is here with his stunning 1/32 Tamiya F15-E Strike Eagle.  Nicely done Luc......keep them coming.   


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the  1/32 F-16C Colorado ANG Minute Men 50th Anniversary decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the  1/48 B-24 Ploesti Heroes, Part 1 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This decal sheets features markings for 2 aircraft in a total of 4 different schemes.    


I have a review of the  Razor Saw from UMM-USA.  This is an incredibly fine saw that works beautifully on resin and styrene.

Thursday,   Nov 9  2006     Cambodia Independence Day  

Hiran Horta begins today with his 1/72 Academy P-39 Russian Version.   Hiran enjoyed the quality of this P-39 kit and built it into a very nice Russian P-39.  


Jeff Brundt is here with his 1/32 Tamiya F-4J. Jeff put quite a bit if effort into his Big Phantom and the finished model looks outstanding.  


Danny Dinh is here with a very special 1/48 Model USA O-1A Bird Dog.   This particular aircraft is the one that landed on the US carrier with the fall of South Vietnam.


I have a review of the  1/48 P-51 Mustang Stunning 'Stangs Part 1 decal sheet from  PYN-UP Decals.  You get markings for 2 Mustangs....both with sexy noseart.


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the  1/48 F-15A/B Florida ANG Sunshine State Eagles decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsYou get markings for 2 F-15's. 


I have a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 Royal Air Force Early Bird Lightnings Decals from Model Alliance GroupYou get markings for 6 English Electric Lightnings


Wednesday,   Nov 8  2006      Greece --  Hellenic Air Force Day  
I'm very pleased to welcome Deployment Productions as a new ARC Sponsor.  They are a company that specializes in Profiles, Prints, Lihographies.  They offer  20% off of any products for every registered ARC community members!    

Zoltan "neu" Pocza is here with a product announcement of the new VF-143 to VFA-143 Pukin' Dogs Transition, 2005 F-14B Tomcat - F/A-18E Super Hornet limited edition prints from Deployment Productions.   They offer 20% off of any products for every registered ARC community members!


Stefan Woltmann has been busy getting the details right on his 1/48 Tamiya Focke-Wulf 190 F-8 with "Panzerblitz" Rockets.  Stefan added photo etch parts to improve the cockpit details and airbrushed his Fw-190 with one of those very difficult WW2 Luftwaffe paint schemes.  


Vjekoslav Ranec is here from Croatia with his 1/48 Heller G.91R Gina.  I admire the effort Vjekoslav put into his G.91R Gina including he scratchbuilt cockpit and endless amount of filling throughout the model.  His efforts paid off well with a very fine model.


Jason Koh has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/35 Academy UH-1C Heavy Hog.  Although Jason built his chopper out of the box.....the finished model shows the outstanding results you can get from this very special model.  


Mark Cope is here with his  first article on ARC today.  This is his big 1/32 Academy F-16.  Mark got all the details right on his big Viper.  Welcome to ARC Mark!!!  


Brad Harrington has been enjoyed building his 1/24 Trumpeter Nakajima A6M2-N Rufe.  Brad was quite delighted with this kit and his finished model shows how sweet this kit really is.  Nice one Brad.   


Jorge Bonilla has blown me away with his 1/48 Tamiya Me-262 a1.  Have a careful look at the gun bay and engine painting details on this award winning model....amazing.   


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the  1/48 EA-6B VAQ-140 Patriot Prowler decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the  1/48 P-38 Lightnings Fork Tailed Beauties Part 5 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This sheet offers markings for 4 different varients of the P-38.  

Tuesday,   Nov 7  2006 

Phillip Steele is here with his exceptionally nice 1/144 Revell Challenger CL-604.  Philip performed some extra work and detailing to improve the realism of his VIP aircraft and finished it in those ever popular red maple leaf markings.  


David Shen has proven that 1/72 markigns can be painted on.  This is his 1/72 Academy Fw-190D9 complete with a flawless paint job that made a serious effort to get the historical details correct for this particular fighter.  


Jojo B Cruz is here to teach you all a serious lesson.  This stunning 1/48 Tamiya F-15J  is brush painted.  After seeing this beauty I have no excuse for the poor quality airbrushed paint schemes I'm infamous for.  I salute you Jojo!!!  


Thierry Jacques is here with his 1/72 Grumman F6F5 Hellcat that served during the Indochina War in Vietnam with the French navy.  Thierry  weathered his hellcat to give it that battle weary look of realism.  


Sam Chia has persisted in building his 1/48 Hitech Vautour into a very carefully crafted model of this Israeli jet.  Sam has good and not-so-good comments about this kit if you are pondering giving it a try. 


The Members of the ARC Heavies Group Build are here with their massive selection of complete model from the 2006 ARC Heavies Group Build.  WOW....42 models in all!!!  Special thanks to Jay Allman for putting together this article.   


I have a review of the  1/72 B-24 Ploesti Heroes, Part 1 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This decal sheets features markings for 2 aircraft in a total of 4 different schemes. 


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the  1/48 F-16C Colorado ANG Minute Men 50th Anniversary decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  

Monday,   Nov 6  2006 

Lucio Zinato visits us from Italy to begin your week on ARC.  This is his  1/48 Monogram B-17G weathered and finished in the markings for "Chow Hound".   Check out the in-progress detail photos of the interior......Lucio put a good effort into the interior.


Carlo van den boom joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking  1/32 Revell RF-4C.  Carlo is from Holland and I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Carlo!!!   


Yuan Zheng joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109 G10 in the classic late war complicated camo scheme of the Luftwaffe.   


Yufei Mao has been very determined when building his 1/72 Airfix MiG-29 "Sniper".   This particularly attractive MiG-29 was built from 3 kits from 3 different manufacturers as well as multiple after market detail items and plenty of hours of persistent work.


Marcius Costa joins us with his 1/72 Liberty Kits De Havilland DHC-5A Buffalo.  Marcius finished this realistic looking Buffalo in Brazilian Air Force markings and a camo scheme. 


Daniel has done a stunning job on his 1/32 Academy F-16CJ.   Daniel captured the look of the finish on the F-16 and added a full weapons load and drop tanks to his Viper.  


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the  1/48 F-15E Strike Eagle Da' Heath decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   This sheet features 2 F-16's from  the 494th Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath.


I have a review of the  1/48 P-38 Lightning Fork-tailed Beauties Part 4 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This sheet features two P-38's with noseart....one of them has sexy noseart.   


I have a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 BAC/EE  Canberra International 'Bomber Canopy' Version Part 3  decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  This sheet features 7 aircraft from Australia and Argentina.  

Sunday,   Nov 5  2006 

Louis Chang starts today with his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang.   Louis gave his Mustang the finishing touch with a baremetal finish and sexy noseart.


Daniel has today's jet for your enjoyment.  This is his 1/32 Academy F/A-18D Hornet in Tiger Stripes as flown by the USMC.....complete with a full weapons load.  

Saturday,   Nov 4  2006 

Tim Groombridge begins today with his sweet little 1/144 Revell TF104-G Starfighter.   I don't know what it is but I love modern jets in Luftwaffe markings.  Tim used 3000 pieces of Photo etch on his F-104.  Just kidding. 


Rodney Williams has dropped by with two of his Racing Corsairs "57-2" & "74".  Rodney is without a doubt the biggest expert I've met when it comes to racing Corsairs....and he's a darn fine guy to have a beer with as well as I found out at the KC Nats.  

Friday,   Nov 3  2006     Panama Independence Day   
I'm pleased to announce that ARC had over one million hits to it's homepage during the month of October.  This is the first time the ARC homepage has broken the 'million hit mark' during a one month period.  Thanks to all of you for helping ARC break this milestone!!!

Tigre del Aire begins today with a selection of photos from the recent XXI IPMS Guayaquil National Contest.  Well done to all involved in this very successful contest. 


Shawn Phantom Weiler is here to prove he doesn't only build Phantoms.  This is Shawn's very nicely built 1/48 Trumpeter Wellington.   


Karl Holubar is here with his 1/32 Revell F 16C conversion.  This particular model took 20 eyars to compelte although KArl wasn't exactly working on it solidly for the whole 20 years.  Karl did some scratchbuilding to complete his conversion.   


Laurent Boildieu joins us with his 1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk XIV.  This sopecial Spitfire was flown bya  Free French Ace during WW2.  Laurent did this fine model justice with his skillful modelling talents. 


Oishi dropped by the ARC Cprporate offices in Thailand with his 1/48 Academy F-14 Tomcat.  This special Tomcat has quite the effective weathering job.  Nice one Oishi.  


Carlos Herrera is here from Mexico with his 1/35 UH-60 Black Hawk.   Carlos did a fine job on his Black Hawk....including the figures.


Mario Mifsud has today's last model.  This is his 1/72 Mirage 2000D with a wonderfully done weahtering job on this beautiful 2 seater Mirage.   


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the  1/48 F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #4 VFA-102 50th Anniv. Jet decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   

Thursday,   Nov 2  2006 

Dominic Gutierrez is a younger modeler.   This is his beautifully done 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-2 in a winter time crash diorama.  Nice job Dominic.     


Dean Large has dropped by today with his 1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle.  I love the work Dean does and this Eagle is up to his usual flawless standards.   


Hiran Horta is here with his 1/72 Academy P-38J complete with sexy nose art and a very interesting technique for painting the instrument panel.   


Marcos Bonfim is here with a very colourful 1/48 Monogram F-5E Tiger II.  The paint scheme on this F-5 is airbrushed.  


Scott Johnson joins us today with his 1/20 SeaQuest DSV Stinger.  Scott built this one for fun.....which is a brillant thing to do every so often.   


Engin Toredi has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II 'Desert Harrier'.  This is quite the stunning Harrier.  

Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the 1/72 F-15E Da' Heath decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  


Albert Moore is here with a review of the  1/48 Leatherneck Feather Weights decal sheet from MAW Decals

Wednesday,   Nov 1  2006    Algeria Revolution Day  

Daniël Obers starts you Wednesday update with his well details and beautifully painted 1/72 Hasegawa RF-4EJ Kai.   This Phantom is in Japanese clours and that paint scheme always looks good. 


Alex Sidharta had a devil of a time building his 1/72 Heller E-2C Hawkeye.  This is not the best fitting model in the world and a tail sitter as well but Alex overcame all this and still turned out a striking looking Hawkeye.  


Paulo Guimarães joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya F-16A.  Paulo finished his Viper in Portuguese air force markings after he fixed some of the problem areas on his F-16 to make a great looking jet fighter. 


Krzysiek Gojski did a impressive job on his 1/48 Hasegawa P-40N.  All markings on this model were painted on and that takes skill and patience. 


Dave Hardie has tackled the 1/32 Revell Bell X-1 with masterful skill ad patience.  Dave used the Cutting Egde decal sheet and turned out an eye catching model of this record breaker.   


Hiran Horta joins us with his 1/72 Academy P-51B.  Hiran added weathering and sexy noseart to his lovely looking Mustang.  


Mark S. joins us with his Tools 'n' Tips article about applying F-22A Raptor Paint.  Mark will give you some much needed help with his article if you try to build a Raptor. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 resin and photo etch Israel AF AH-64D-I 'Saraf' conversion kit  from Isracast - Isradecals.  This set is amazingly complete.