Homepage Text - October 2005

Monday,  Oct 31  2005                     Halloween!!!

Today's update has a Halloween theme to it.


Jon H. Ruehle begins today with his 1:1 Scale Pumpkin.  Now you can get some ideas for carving your own fighter jet pumpkin!!!


Gabriel Stern is here with his wacky Elf 1/72 DFW T.28 Floh (flea) -The Halloween Plane.  I like it!!!  


William G joins us with his Screamin' Freddy Krueger.  Definitely a figure that would keep me awake at night. 


Darren Roberts joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B Tomcat.  In Jolly Rogers markings to fit with today's Halloween theme.  I can never see enough Jolly Rogers F-14's.


Darren Roberts is also here with a selection of F-14 Tomcat “Halloween” Tails.  A perfect fit for today's Halloween update.  Nice work on these tail Darren.


I have a review of the new 1/32 resin F-16A ADF Tail  conversion set from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  


I have a review of the new 1/72 and 1/48 RNZN Kaman SH-2 Seasprite SH-2F and SH-2G decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  

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.


Charles P. Kalina is here with his Fourth-Annual 1/72 Scale Tribute Czech National Day 2005.  I always get a kick out of Charles article each year......there's always an interesting variety of well done models in his article.


Eugene Trapezontas is here with some photos from the recent 2005 IPMS HELLAS Scale Model show.   Eugene also got an award/commendation for his Fw-190 model in that particular show, but he's too modest to mention that himself.


Pavel Senk is here with his 1/72 Kovozavody Prostejov Avia B-35.  Pavel includes much background information with his photos of his attractive Czech prototype aircraft model. 


Cristos Tourlis is here from Greece on his National Day with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-104G in Greek markings.  It's always a treat to see a Tiger scheme model on ARC.  Nice one Cristos.   


Petr Koliba is here with 3 of his 1/48 Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10's.  Petr has included three  good looking paint schemes on his 109's.  A great looking selection of aircraft. 


Eugene Trapezontas is here from Greece with his 1/48 Italeri AH64D Longbow Apache.  This special Longbow is finished in Hellenic Army markings in houour of the Greek National Day today.  Nice one Eugene.


Radim Schimmer is here with his beautifully done 1/72 Academy MiG-23MF in colourful Czech markings.....check out the Devil tailart on Radim's MiG.   


Martin Glogar is here with his 1/48 Academy MiG21 MF.  Martin finished his Mig in Czech markings and added some aftermarket detail items to improve the detail on his good looking jet.


I have a review of the new 1/32 resin F-16C Parapack Tail conversion set from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  


I have a review of the new 1/72 1/48, 1/32 Roundels Of The World Part 2 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.   


I have a review of the new Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 book from HT Model Magazine.   This book is loaded with piles of coulr detail walkaround photos and was produced by Ladislav Hladik, Peter Sumichrast and Jozef And'al.


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the 1/32 & 1/72 MiG-21 F-13 decals from Tally Ho decals.  This decal sheet includes decals for MiG-21 F-13's in the Czechoslovak Air Force.  

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

 Turkmenistan National Day        Ecuadorian Airforce Day   

Laurent Boildieu is here with his baremetal finish 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D-28 "Chow Hound".  Another beauty from Laurent. 


Li Weiguang is here with his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG15-bisWeiguang did some custom markings and changed the ejection seat on his Mig-15.  This was flown by a top Russian Ace from the Korean War.  It's good to see this model of this famous Mig.


Franck Oudin is here with his 1/48 Accurates Miniatures B-25GFranck finished his B-25 in markings from an Albatros Modelworks decal sheet.   Beautiful as always.


I have a review of the new 1/48 resin F-16A ADF Tail conversion set from Cutting Edge Modelworks.


I have a review of the new Mirage IIIO Colours and Markings book from Mushroom Model Magazine.  This book was produced by Paul Mason and Darren Mottram.  As a special offer...there are four copies with the signatures of Darren Mottram, Paul Mason (the Authors), Juanita Franzi (the Artist) and Dave Halloran (a Mirage pilot with over 3,000 hours who wrote the foreword) which they all signed on the night of the book's launch in Australia.  These 4 special signed books are on offer via a bidding system on the Mushroom models web site (http://www.mmpbooks.biz/main.html) at http://www.mmpbooks.biz/books/8389450143/Mirage_bidding.htm  The 4 highest bids by Nov 30 2005 will secure these very special copies.


I have a review of the new 1/72 and 1/48 Westland Sea King Mk 50A Great White Shark 50th Ann. Sea King decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  


Ted Taylor is here with a review of the new 1/32 Operation Telic Tonkas decal sheet from Euro Decals. 

Wednesday,  Oct 26  2005         Austria National Day  

Armin Knes is here from Austria on his National Day with his 1/72 Revell MiG 1.44 and S-37.   Armin's models are both prototypes of these aircraft....an attractive pair to be sure.


Mike Lepek is here with his very bright red 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51C.  This aircraft holds some world speed records and you can read all about the history of this racer in Mikes article as you admire his good looking Mustang.   


Jaroslav Král is here with his 1/72 Revell Avro Lancaster - Dambuster.   This is a very well done and creative diorama....you'll enjoy seeing it.


Here's the preview for the three new 1/32 Me-262 decals from Cutting Edge Modelworks  ....these are shipping now!!!


I have a review of the new 1/32 Fw-190A Part 2 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet has the Fw-190 that overflew the D-Day landings on June 6 1944 as well as Adolf Galland's Fw-190.


I have a review of the new 1/72 and 1/48 EE Canberra Sqn Markings Part 1 decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  This sheet is packed with Squadron markings for over 40 different aircraft.

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   

I've added a link to Marc Arys new website SIERRA BRAVO AEROPICTURES .  It's an aviation site with a strong focus on Belgian aviation news.  Marc is the Author of the Alfa Jet book at The Belgian Alphajet's Homepage  - www.alphajet.be


Goran Kovacic starts today with his 1/72 Kopro XFY-1 POGO.   Wow....Goran was challenged by this kit......read his article for more details.....but he did finish it and in fine style....heck he even enjoyed the build.


Mirko Meier is here with his 1/48 Dragon Heinkel He-162 Salamander.  Mirko did some scratchbuilt detailing to the cockpit and engine and finished his Salamander with weathering.  


Gonzalo Polanco Arana is here to keep the bi-plane builder happy.  This is his 1/72 ICM Polikarpov I-5 that he built out of the box with care and attention to getting things right. 


Frank Crenshaw is here with a review of the 1/32 resin F-4E/F Phantom Upgrade Set for Tamiya F-4C/D from Cutting Edge Modelworks


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the new 1/72 & 1/48 Kittyhawk & Warhawk Part 1 decals from Tally Ho! 


Bob Verhegghen  is here with some of his F-84G Thunderjet walkaround photos.

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. 


PS is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa/Minicraft Lim-5P Fresco-D.  This is a Polish Mig-17 and PS 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   

Arie Cohen begins today with his 1/32 Trumpeter F4U-4 Corsair.  An attractive model....but big...even with the wings folded.  Check out the nose art. 


Dima Mudrakou is here from Belarus with his 1/72 Italeri Su-34.  Dima did extensive work detailing his 1/72 jet and his article tells about all his work and detailing.   


Yannick Guegan joins us with his nicely done 1/48 Tamiya Do 335.  Yannick added a resin cockpit to enhance the detail of his Do-335. 


Steve Filak is here with a review of the 1/32 ALE-50 Towed Decoy Pylon for the LAU-129 Rail GE F110 Nozzles (Full Open) from Shawn Hull (Shull24.com).   

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. 


PS  is here with some of his Super Frelon walkaround photos.


Wednesday,  Oct 19  2005             

Igor Petrovic has some further information about Mig-21 defections relating to the 1/72 Kopro MiG-21R by Tamás Skriba a couple of days ago 


Stefan Szymanski starts today with his 1/72 Italeri Horsa-Assaultglider.  Stefan's doirama tells a story of the glider landings on the 6th of June 1944 by the Red Devils.  


Ed Fuquay is here with his big 1/48 Testors SR-71 Blackbird.  Although Ed found the kit a bit lacking, he persisted and finished his Blackbird and did a darn fine job.  


Calum Gibson is here with his first article.  This is his  1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk Vb in RNZAF markings.  Calum's article tells about this little beauty and the build process. 


I have a review of the 1/32 F-16A Parapack Tail conversion set for any 1/32 F-16 kit from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This will permit you to convert any 1/32 F-16 to the F-16's that use a drag chute when landing.


Ken Middleton  is here with some of his AIM-9X Missile Training Round walkaround photos.


PS  is here with some of his Sea King walkaround photos.


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             

Dan Jenkins is here with his first article on ARC.  Dan chose to begin with his impressive 1/144 Minicraft Space Shuttle.  I am very impressed with the look of this shuttle in-flight with it's exhaust smoke.  Welcome to ARC Dan!!!   


Eric Bade is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4. Eric used Eduard photo etch to detail the plane and cockpit.  He finished off his sharp looking Japanese trainer with Platz aftermarket  decals.     


Gabriel Stern is here with a very funny article about building his 1/72 Airfix Short Skyvan.  Despite all the challenges  in building this Skyvan.....it turned out pretty darn well.   


Frank Crenshaw is here with a review of the 1/32 resin F-4E Vietnam era hard wing conversion from Cutting Edge Modelworks.


I have a review of the 1/72 Hunting Percival Pembroke C1 decal sheet from Model Alliance Group.  This sheet permits you to build 3 RAF aircraft and is limited to a production run of only 250 sheets.


PS  is here with some of his Eurocopter NH-90 walkaround photos.

Thursday,  Oct 13  2005                US Navy's birthday  

Le Thanh Tung starts today's update with his US Navy and USMC Hornets in his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C & F/A-18D article.  Tung did an outstanding job weathering his Hornets. 


Patrick Debaisieux is here from Belgium with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109 E-1 diorama of a Bf-109 workshop somewhere in Germany in 1939.  Patrick got the feel of this scene to look very realistic and I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC. 


Rick Reinbott is here with his 1/48 Monogram MiG-15 in Korean markings from the Koraen war.   Nice one Rick  


I have a review of the 1/32 Bf-109G-10 Type 110  Cowling Conversion for the Hasegawa Bf-109 G-14 kit from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This set permits you to build the Db-605 engined Bf-109 with the most streamlined engine cowling.


I have a review of the 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Pt. 4 Decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This sheet features P-47's flown by aces and some with noseart.


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 "New England Patriots" A-10 decal sheet (Special Release MA ANG) from Kedi Decals


I've added a new website to the ARC links pages for Perth & Districts Model Club at http://members.iinet.net.au/~dannybayliss/


PS  is here with some of his F4U-7 Corsair walkaround photos.


PS  is here with some of his Aerospatiale SA-341F Gazelle walkaround photos.

Wednesday,  Oct 12  2005             Spain  National Day   

  Equatorial Guinea  National Day

 Bali BombingTerrorist Bombing in Nightclub Bali, Indonesia (2002)

Juan Ojados Gonzalez starts today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-18D Hornet in Spanish markings to honour Spain on her National Day.  Juan did extra work on his F-18 and you'll enjoy his article.


Gabriel Stern joins us with his 1/72 ICM Illya Murometz.  this delicate looking model required more than a bit of patience to get looking this good......well done Gabriel.   


Trevor Murphy is here with his  1/48 Grand Pheonix F3H-2N Demon.   Trevor has high praise for this multi-media kit and the finished model shows he knows his stuff.


I have a review of the Multiple scales V1 & V2 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet includes marking for fourteen V-1's and four V-2's.


Jhun "Tanker" Bibat  and the modellers at IPMS-Philippines, Bert Anido are is here with some 1/72 Trumpeter Tupolev "BLACKJACK" Test shot photos.   


Ken Middleton is here with some of his F-14B walkaround photos.

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.


Steven 'Buster' Keeton is here with his first article 1/72 Italeri F-14A Bomb Cat.  If you look into the cockpit you'll see a T-Rex flying this tomcat.  Welcome to ARC Steve!!  


Davide Cerutti is here with his first article.  This is his beautifully done 1/48 Heller AS350B2 I-LASG.  Davide did a huge amount of scratchbuilding on his chopper.  Welcome to ARC Davide!!  


Fernan De Gannes joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4EJ Phantom.  Fernan spent many hours improving the details on his Phantom and it shows.  


Ed Fuquay is here with his 1/32 Hasegawa Boeing F4B-3.  Ed scratchbuilt the cockpit to improve his Boeing F4B-3. 


Vinny Ibarra and the modellers at IPMS-Philippines, Bert Anido are here with some photos of the Test shot  of the 1/35 Trumpeter CH-47 "Chinook"


I have a review of the 1/48 B-17 Part 1 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet features 3 different B-17's with noseart. 


Steve Filak is here with a review of the 1/48 resin CBU-103/104/105 WCMD from Shawn Hull (Shull24.com).  


I've added a new website to the ARC links pages for IPMS Greenville, SC, USA  http://www.jg85.homestead.com


PS is here with some of his Alouette III walkaround photos.

Monday,  Oct 10  2005         Thanksgiving Day Canada    

 Fiji  National Day                     Republic of China National Day  

Drew Thompson begins today with part 1 of his 1/48 Monogram B-17G article.  Drew has done a pile of work on his Fort and you'll enjoy seeing his detail photos.  I look forward to seeing part 2 and Drew progresses on this project.


Eric Fauré is here with his 1/32 Hasegawa BAF F-104 G.  Eric built this beauty 8 years ago.....and the detail is excellently done. 


Le Thanh Tung is here with his 1/48 TamiyaF-4U1 Birdcage Corsair.   Tung did an exceptional job on his Corsair and tells about some of his techniques in his article.


Tamás Skriba joins us with his well done 1/72 Italeri F-111F Tamás took the Italeri F-111A converted into F-111F and then added further detail with photo-etch.


Mark Littrell is here with the final photos from the The ARC Spanish Civil War Group Build Gallery Page.  This was quite the turnout!!!  Well done everyone.


Steve Filak is here with h a review of the 1/48 M-60 Machine Guns set from Cutting Edge Modelworks


PS is here with some of his Douglas AD-4N Skyraider walkaround photos.

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.  


PS is here with his  1/72 Hasegawa F-14 TomcatThis is a F-14 from the Japanese anime “Macross” TV show.....PS 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        

Naor Avitbul is a teenager joining us from Israel with his 1/48 Hasagawa F-4E Phantom II.  Noar finished his F-4 in Israeli Air Force markings for a 30th Anniversary aircraft and includes information about the combat history of the F-4 in Israeli service.  Welcome to ARC Naor!!  


Goran Kovacic is here with his attractive looking 1/72 Revell A6M2 Zero.  Goran built his Zero out of the box with some scratch built cockpit details.  Nice one Goran.  


Leandro Maldonado is here with his 1/72 Italeri A-4E Skyhawk  finished in US Navy aggressor markings.  Leandro had to do some extra work to get the details on his A-4 correct. 


Phil Golding is here with his 1/48 Airfix MosquitoPhil took the 1/48 Airfix Mosquito B.XVI and converted it to a B.IX.  Phil has included some very interesting history on this aircraft and it's Canadian connection.  A fascinating and tragic read....thanks Phil. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 B-25 Mitchell Mitchell's Honeys Part 2 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  This includes 2 planes with sexy markings.....one has a witch on a  broom....perfect for Halloween.  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the  1/48 and 1/72 VF-84 and VF-103 Jolly Rogers' History decal sheet  from VF Decals.


Emil Varosi is here with a review of the   1/48 resin Cockpit/Canopy Detail Set for the Hobbycraft Arrow from North Star Editions.  


Radek Lhotsky is here with a review of the  1/72 & 1/48 P-38 Lockheed Lightning Part 1 decal sheet  from Tally Ho decals.  

Thursday,  Oct 6  2005           

Colin Whitehouse begins today with his 1/48 Resin Magna models Supermarine Attacker.  Colin built this limited run resin kit just before a plastic kit was released from Classic Airframes.  


Konley Kelley is here with his Virtual D-Day1/72 Airfix C-47.  Konley was inspired by the TV show Band of Brothers.    


Hideki Inou has dropped by today with his 1/144 MicroAce F4H-1 Phantom II Prototype.  Hideki did extrsa work to his tiny F-4 to get the details more correct.   


Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with 2 of his 1/48 Arii P-40E Warhawks.  These are the cheaper Arii kit, but Rafi didn't let that stop him for finishing them up in great models.  


I have a review of the new 1/48 A-26 Invaders Babe Invaders Part 2 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.   This sheet features 2 aircraft with sexy noseart.  


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 VF-211 "Checkmates" decal sheet from  from VF Decals.  This sheet features Tomcats from the 2004 Final Tomcat Cruise.


Steve Filak is here with a review of the 1/48 GBU-31 (v) 3/B JDAM (BLU-109 Warhead) from Shawn Hull (Shull24.com).  This set includes parts to make two complete JDAMs.    


I have a review of the 1/48 German Interior Universal set from Griffon Model Accessories.  This set includes seatbelts, rudder pedals and gunsight.    


Rick Reinbott is here with some  Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine walkaround photos.

Wednesday,  Oct 5  2005                    

Javier "Jacarre" Carrera begins today with his first article on ARC.  This is his good looking 1/72 Revell F-47D-30 Thunderbolt that was done up for the Chilean Air Force day of Sept 19, but his article got lost in the hard drive crash on my computer.  I'm glad Javier resent it.  Welcome to ARC Javier!!!     


B Harry is here with a 1/48 Academy Su-30MKI Mk.2 that was converted from the Academy Su-27UB.  B Harry was persistent and overcame problems during the build to turn out a great looking model.  There was also a fair bit of scratch building to get the detail correct.      


Creighton Henthorn Jr. is here with his 1/48 Hasagawa F-14A Tomcat VF-154.  Creighton used Aires wheel wells and cockpit with some Eduard photo etch to improve on the detail of his F-14.  


Rick Reinbott is here with his 1/48 Monogram Ju 87G-2 Stuka.  Rick built this kit 25 years ago and recently decided to strip it down and bring it up to his current skill level.  A fine job Rick.  


I have a preview of a soon to be released 1/32 Me-262 decals from Cutting EdgeThese are specially designed for the new 1/32 Trumpeter Me-262 kit.


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the 1/48  F/A-18E/F VX-31 Press to Test Rhinos #1 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics


Steve Filak is here with a review of the 1/48 resin M117 750 lb. Bombs from Cutting Edge Modelworks  


I have a preview of a soon to be released book called Focke-Wulf Fw 190D camouflage & markings – Part I from Japo Publishing


David Horn is here with some GBU-38 JDAM, 500lb version Walk Around photos.

Tuesday,  Oct 4  2005                    Lesotho National Day  

Miroslav Adamovic is here with his elaborately done  1/32 Tamiya F-4C Phantom II.  Miroslav did extra detailing to his F-4 to get it historically correct.  


Bill Lachance joins us with another of his beauties.  This is his 1/48 Dragon Ta 152H-1 which he added his usual stunning extra detailling.  


Dean Large is here with his 1/650 USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701.  Dean did quite a bit of extra work when building this kit......including custom made decals.  


Jeremy Gould has some great F-14 Airshow photos for you all to enjoy.  


Steve Filak is here with a review of the 1/48 .50 Ammo Flex Chutes from Cutting Edge Modelworks


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the upcoming  1/48 F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #5 VFA-2 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   


I have a review of the 1/48 Bf-109K-4 painting masks from Plastic Model Club MontexThese are available from Design & Marketing Int'l.   


Brad Hagen is here with a review of the Master Class Clinic Video #1 Building the Bf-109G-6 in 1/32 Scale from Master Class Model Building Videos.  Thanks Brad.


Ken Middleton is here with some New England Patriots A-10 Walk Around photos.

Monday,  Oct 3  2005                   Germany  National Day  

Daniel Balog begin today in honour of Germany with his first article on ARC today.  This is his 1/72 Revell MiG-29A Fulcrum finished in markings for a  GDR unit in the Luftwaffe.  Guten Tag!!


Tolga Ulgur is here with his  1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk 22Tolga used some extra detail items and then finished his Spitfire in RAF markings with his usual perfect weathering job. 


Kelly Quirk joins us with another of his beauties.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet which Kelly finished in his usual masterful style.


Frank Safranek has sent in some photos taken by his friend of the recent Sideways Nosegear on Airbus A320  that landed safely in L.A..


Eduardo Arguijo has sent in some photos of the Star Wars Model Contest put on by the folks at IPMS/Guatemala.  There were some fantastic Star Wars models at this contest. 


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


Steve Filak is here with a review of the 1/32 & 1/48 Flexible Oxygen Hose from Cutting Edge Modelworks.


I have a preview of the upcoming 1/72 & 1/48 RCAF Rescue Lancaster 1962 decal sheet from Leading Edge Models


Steve Filak is here with a review of the new 1/48 resin GE F110 Nozzles (Full Open) from Shawn Hull (Shull24.com)


Bob Verhegghen is here with some Dodge Field Truck taken in Europe.

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.