Thursday,  Sept 30  2004    No update today.....I'm finishing some critical house projects before a month end deadline.
Wednesday,  Sept 29  2004    No update today.....I'm pushing hard to finish house projects before a month end deadline.
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Tuesday,  Sept 28  2004  
  • SunHo Choi begins today's update with his expertly built 1/48 Monogram F/A-18C.  SunHo has taken this older kit and rescribed the panel lines and finished it off with decals from Twobobs.  A beautiful job and lovely weathering.  
  • Andy Stark has been busy restoring this older pre-built 1/48 Hawk P-51D.  Andy did a variety of things to restore this older kit and he goes into some good detail in his article about the whole story. 
  • Dmitriy Shapiro is here with part 2 of his 1/144 Minicraft Tu-22M3 Backfire article.  Dmitriy's Backfire came out looking very good.  His article covers the details of building his model.
  • Jeff Brundt has dropped by with his 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E-7 Trop.  Jeff was looking for a model to do a quick build on and his Tamiya 109 was the answer.  I love the camo scheme and the job Jeff did on the cockpit. 
  • I've added a link to FULLCOLORED  (http://membres.lycos.fr/fullcolored) to the ARC Aircraft Modelling Reference Websites links page.  This website dedicated to all "special color" aircraft.
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Monday,  Sept 27  2004  
  • Art Caesar 3rd begins today's update with his first article on ARC.  This is Art's 1/48 Italeri F-16A in the I'll Be Back decals from Zotz Decals.  Art is 15 years old and I'm quite pleased to see his work on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Art!!!
  • Rick Reinbott is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Rick's big and expertly painted 1/32 Matchbox Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3.  He scratchbuilt some items and includes info about his build in his article.  Welcome to ARC Rick.     
  • Haik Martirossian is here with another of his stunning airliners.   This is his 1/144 Revell 737-800 and it has has working lights.  Nice one Haik.
  • Stefan Szymanski is here from Germany with his 1/48 Hasegawa "Zero".  Stefan created a diorama to go with his weathered Zero.  Stefan explains the story behind his diorama in his article.
  • I've added DPDP Model Accessories- http://eje.railfan.net/dpdp/ to the "ARC Manufactuers links page".  They produce a variety of products including these nifty display bases.
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Sunday,  Sept 26  2004    No update today...still working on house projects.
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Saturday,  Sept 25  2004  
  • Colin Kunkel begins today's update with his 1/48 Revell CF-18A Hornet .  Colin finished his Canadian Hornet in 433 Sqn 60th Anniversary Demo Jet   with decal from Leading Edge.  Colin also details changes you have to make to make a more accurate Canadian Cf-18.

  • Konley Kelley is here with more of his wonderfully done digital artwork.  This is Konley's 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109F4 Trop digitally added to a background to create this image of the 109 flown by famous ace Hans-Joachim Marseille. 

  • Arnold Cremers is here with his beautifully finished 1/48 Revell Arado Ar 234 C-4 with V1.  This model was at Telford last year.....a very fascinating model to see the V-1 on top of the AR 234......this combination shows the high technology advancements during WW2.

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Friday,  Sept 24  2004  
Thursday,  Sept 23  2004                 Saudi Arabia National Day  
The ARC dedicated server machine was having problems and was offline.  I was deeply tied up with house painting and didn't get to my computer at all on Wednesday.  Once I e-mailed tech support....the problem was quickly sorted out.
Wednesday,  Sept 22  2004          Mali Independence Day   
No update today.....I'm overly busy with house projects.
Tuesday,  Sept 21  2004              Malta Independence Day   
Monday,  Sept 20  2004  
Sunday,  Sept 19  2004

  Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day  

Saturday,  Sept 18  2004              Chile Independence Day  

Friday,  Sept 17  2004  
  • Prama Sobari is here from Indonesia with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat.  This Tomcat is built more or less straight from the box with all of the excellent details on this kit finished off to very high standards.   

  • Anatoly Velichko has dropped by from Russia with his 1/48 Monogram/Promodeler Me-410.  Anatoly used Aries resin, Eduard Photo Etch  and Moskit exhausts to detail his fantastic looking Me-410. 

  • Jeremy Neo has finished his 1/48 Special Hobby X-15A2.  The X-15 is a famous plane designed to fly at almost Mach 7.  Jeremy's X-15 came out looking very nice indeed. 

  • Andy Frill has completed the big 1/32 Trumpeter F4F Wild Cat and shot some excellent photos of it.  Andy built his Wildcat straight from the box and added shading and weathering to complete his big beautiful USN fighter.

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Thursday,  Sept 16  2004                       Jewish New Year
  Papua New Guinea Independence Day  
   Mexico Independence Day  
  • Albert Moore is here to mark the Jewish New Year with his  1/48 Monogram AH-1S Cobra.  Albert has provided a good selection of photos and informative text about building his Cobra with unique artwork.  Yet another beauty by Albert.
  • Jose Blay is here with an in-flight photo of his 1/48 ESCI Mirage III EE.  I didn't realize this was a photo of his model until I read his article.  It looks very good.

  • Tolga Ulgur is here with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47 C5 Thunderbolt.  Tolga did a pile of work on the fine details of his P-47.  Check out the panel lines and weathering. 

  • Dennis Weber is here with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Corsair IV.  Dennis did a job on chipping the paint on his Corsair. 

  • Yoav Efrati is here for the Jewish New Year with a review of the 1/72 scale IAF Helicopters decal sheet from Sky Decal.  If you like Israeli choppers...this review will interest you. 

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Wednesday,  Sept 15  2004                Battle of Britain Day  

 Costa Rica Independence Day       Guatemala Independence Day  
 Honduras Independence Day   Nicaragua Independence Day 
 El Salvador Independence Day    

No update today.....my daughter was up most of last night and now my computer is giving me grief.  Time for me to go do some more painting at my old house.  Sorry folks.

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Tuesday,  Sept 14  2004  
  • Tom Wilson kicks off your update today with his 1/48 Tamiya AH-1J Skyraider.  Tom gave his Skyraider a full weapons load and exhaust stains and other weathering including pre-shading. 

  • Joe Youngerman is here with another of his WW2 Japanese beauties.  This is Joe's 1/72 Fine Molds Kawasaki Ki-100-I.  Joe gives some history about this aircraft type as well as what was involved in building his model. 

  • Dan Duna is here with another of his Sci-Fi wonders.  This is his 1/72 "Puffin" Fighter which is a Star Trek space craft.  Sweet one Dan.

  • Fernando Dias is here with his very birghtly coloured 1/48 Esci Fiat G-91 R/3.   Fernando finished his Fiat G-91 in the "Tiger Meet 1991" paint scheme.  Amazing owrk on this one including some scratchbuilt details....such as the gun.

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Monday,  Sept 13  2004  

I'm pleased to announce the launch of the ARC Shirts.  We have a selection of 2 different types polo shirts and a T-Shirt.  Click here for the full details and ordering information.

My local model club is having it' annual contest and show.  I'd like to invite everyone that is in the Pacific Northwest of the USA or lower mainland in Canada to drop by and say hello.  I'll be there the whole day enjoying the show.  Click here to go to our Model Club's website for full details.

Sunday,  Sept 12  2004     No update today......I'm mired in house projects.

Saturday,  Sept 25  2004  

Colin Kunkel begins today's update with his 1/48 Revell CF-18A Hornet .  Colin finished his Canadian Hornet in 433 Sqn 60th Anniversary Demo Jet   with decal from Leading Edge.  Colin also details changes you have to make to make a more accurate Canadian Cf-18.

Arnold Cremers is here with his beautifully finished 1/48 Revell Arado Ar 234 C-4 with V1.  This model was at Telford last year.....a very fascinating model to see the V-1 on top of the AR 234......this combination shows the high technology advancements during WW2.

Konley Kelley is here with more of his wonderfully done digital artwork.  This is Konley's 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109F4 Trop digitally added toa  background to create this image of the 109 flown by famous ace Hans-Joachim Marseille 

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Friday,  Sept 24  2004  

Enrique 'Messer' García begins today's update with his 1/32 Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109G-4/R-3/R-6/Trop.  Enrique used some aftermarket seatbelts to detail his mostly out-of-the-box 109.  Very nicely done Trop 109.

Pano Troplev is here with his splendid 1/48 Kopro Su-17M3 “Fitter”.  Pano has included many images of his Su-17 which modified and added aftermarket resin and photo etched detail items.  He then finished in Soviet markings. 

Erkin Bora has built the 1/144 Revell Airbus A320" Air Canada "Raptors".  The Raptor markings are a pretty cool choice.  Nice one Erkin. 

I have a review of the new 1/48 B-17G Fortress Chicks Part 2 decal sheet from PYN-UP DecalsThis includes markings for one B-17G.

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Thursday,  Sept 23  2004                 Saudi Arabia National Day 
The ARC dedicated server machine was having problems and was offline.  I was deeply tied up with house painting and didn't get to my computer at all on Wednesday.  Once I e-mailed tech support....the problem was quickly sorted out.

Ted Taylor is here with a big feature article on building his 1/72 Matchbox/Revell Handley Page Victor K2 Tanker.  A beautiful job and excellent looking camo scheme. 

Stephen Murray is here with his 1/76 BW Models Volvo RAF Fire Service.  Cool looking little fire truck. 

  • I've added a link to Kedi Decals to the ARC manufacturers links page.

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Wednesday,  Sept 22  2004              Mali Independence Day 
No update today.....I'm overly busy with house projects.
Tuesday,  Sept 21  2004              Malta Independence Day 

Colin Whitehouse is here to honour the Malta Independence Day with his Classic Airframes De Havilland Sea HornetAnother beauty by Colin. 

Monday,  Sept 20  2004  
Sunday,  Sept 19  2004

  Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day  

Saturday,  Sept 18  2004              Chile Independence Day 

Friday,  Sept 17  2004  
  • Prama Sobari is here from Indonesia with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat.  This Tomcat is built more or less straight from the box with all of the excellent details on this kit finished off to very high standards.   

  • Anatoly Velichko has dropped by from Russia with his 1/48 Monogram/Promodeler Me-410.  Anatoly used Aries resin, Eduard Photo Etch  and Moskit exhausts to detail his fantastic looking Me-410. 

  • Jeremy Neo has finished his 1/48 Special Hobby X-15A2.  The X-15 is a famous plane designed to fly at almost Mach 7.  Jeremy's X-15 came out looking very nice indeed. 

  • Andy Frill has completed the big 1/32 Trumpeter F4F Wild Cat and shot some excellent photos of it.  Andy built his Wildcat straight from the box and added shading and weathering to complete his big beautiful USN fighter.

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Thursday,  Sept 16  2004                       Jewish New Year
  Papua New Guinea Independence Day  
   Mexico Independence Day  
  • Albert Moore is here to mark the Jewish New Year with his  1/48 Monogram AH-1S Cobra.  Albert has provided a good selection of photos and informative text about building his Cobra with unique artwork.  Yet another beauty by Albert.
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  • Jose Blay is here with an in-flight photo of his 1/48 ESCI Mirage III EE.  I didn't realize this was a photo of his model until I read his article.  It looks very good.

  • Tolga Ulgur is here with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47 C5 Thunderbolt.  Tolga did a pile of work on the fine details of his P-47.  Check out the panel lines and weathering. 

  • Dennis Weber is here with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Corsair IV.  Dennis did a job on chipping the paint on his Corsair. 

  • Yoav Efrati is here for the Jewish New Year with a review of the 1/72 scale IAF Helicopters decal sheet from Sky Decal.  If you like Israeli choppers...this review will interest you. 

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Wednesday,  Sept 15  2004                Battle of Britain Day  

 Costa Rica Independence Day       Guatemala Independence Day  
 Honduras Independence Day   Nicaragua Independence Day 
 El Salvador Independence Day    

No update today.....my daughter was up most of last night and now my computer is giving me grief.  Time for me to go do some more painting at my old house.  Sorry folks.

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Tuesday,  Sept 14  2004  
  • Tom Wilson kicks off your update today with his 1/48 Tamiya AH-1J Skyraider.  Tom gave his Skyraider a full weapons load and exhaust stains and other weathering including pre-shading. 

  • Joe Youngerman is here with another of his WW2 Japanese beauties.  This is Joe's 1/72 Fine Molds Kawasaki Ki-100-I.  Joe gives some history about this aircraft type as well as what was involved in building his model. 

  • Dan Duna is here with another of his Sci-Fi wonders.  This is his 1/72 "Puffin" Fighter which is a Star Trek space craft.  Sweet one Dan.

  • Fernando Dias is here with his very birghtly coloured 1/48 Esci Fiat G-91 R/3.   Fernando finished his Fiat G-91 in the "Tiger Meet 1991" paint scheme.  Amazing owrk on this one including some scratchbuilt details....such as the gun.

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Monday,  Sept 13  2004  

I'm pleased to announce the launch of the ARC Shirts.  We have a selection of 2 different types polo shirts and a T-Shirt.  Click here for the full details and ordering information.

My local model club is having it' annual contest and show.  I'd like to invite everyone that is in the Pacific Northwest of the USA or lower mainland in Canada to drop by and say hello.  I'll be there the whole day enjoying the show.  Click here to go to our Model Club's website for full details.

Sunday,  Sept 12  2004     No update today......I'm mired in house projects.

Saturday,  Sept 11  2004                     Third Anniversary of World Trade Center Attack
  • Ricardo Cornejo Z. is here with his 1/48 Revell Mig-25RB.  Ricardo has included some history in his article as well as detailed information about building his MiG-25. 

  • Franck Martin is here with his 1/48 Tamiya Dewoitine D520.  Franck went with Italian markings for his D520.  Franck added some aftermarket goodies to his model. 

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Friday,  Sept 10  2004  
  • Shalom Hen starts today off with his 1/48 Academy Avia S-199.  This Avia is in the colourful markings of the IDF and includes some paint shipping for added realism. 

  • Daniel is here with his big 1/35 Panda UH-1N Gunship.  Leon created a diorama base depicting Iraq to compliment his Gunship.  He's also done some scratchbuilding of details. 

  • Leon Storla joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa Grumman Hellcat Mk II.  Loen has built an exceptional nice Hellcat with a gentle bit of weathering such as gun smoke stains and exhaust stains. 

  • Evgenij Dedigurov joins us with his 1/72 Trumpeter  Tupolev TU-16K-26.  Eleven photos of this beautiful model are included in the article. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 B-29 Bomber Babes Part 1 decal sheet from PYN-UP Decals.  One of the aircraft on this sheet is the first B-29 over Tokyo and the other B-29 was flown by the pilot of the Memphis Belle B-17.  Both feature sexy noseart.

  • I have a review of the new 1/144 Grumman Panther model kit from OzMods Scale Models This little kit includes recessed panel lines and seatbelts on the ejection seat.

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Thursday,  Sept 9  2004      Tajikistan National Day    Democratic People's Republic of Korea  
Wednesday,  Sept 8  2004  
  • Mirko Meier is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Ta-152.  Mirko went all the way detailing his Ta-152.....including a fully detailed engine.  Beautiful work....enjoy. 

  • Dean Large is here with his 1/48 Airfix P-51D.  This bare metal beauty is one of Dean's first models after re-entering the hobby.  Dean shaded certain panels and used detail parts to improve his Mustang. 

  • Anthony DeTora is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his sharp looking 1/72 Italeri CH-47D Chinook which he goes into some helpful detail in his article.  Welcome to ARC Anthony!!!  

  • Mr B-Brian Param joins us with his 1/48 Revell A-37 Dragonfly.Brian was busy detailing and weathering his Dragonfly and the finished model appear well worth his hours of effort.  

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Tuesday,  Sept 7   2004             Brazil Independence Day        Pakistan Air Force Day
Monday,  Sept 6   2004      Swaziland Independence and National Day        
  • Ján Hitka is here with his article about the JV 44 Squadron.  This is Part 1 of his 2 part article.  Today he is here with his    1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D-9Ján has included lots of pictures of his Dora. 

  • Ray Seppala has dropped by with his 1/32 Hasegawa A-4G RAN in Royal Australian Navy markings.  Ray includes some background info about the A-4's in Australian service. 

  • Daniel is here with his 1/35 Academy AH-60L DAP Blackhawk.  This is one very serious US Army gun ship....and nicely detailed. 

  • Mario Catania joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14 Diorama.  Mario's F-14 is weathered and his diorama includes a carrier deck with crew members and vehicles.  

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Sunday,  Sept  5   2004  
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Saturday,  Sept 4   2004    
I hope this will be the last weekend of reduced updates.
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Friday,  Sept 3   2004            Qatar National Day  
  • From yesterday....Tayfun Gerdan is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Revell Ju-52 3/m TC-RUH Turkish Airliner.  Due to the lack of decals for Turkish JU-52's.....Tayfun masked and painted the markings for his Ju-52.  Welcome to ARC Tayfun!!!  

  • QC Tan has built a most impressive diorama.  This is his 1/72 Desert Storm Diorama featuring an F-16 on a low level bombing run.  This is QC's first article on ARC and I hope we see more of his work in the future.  Welcome to ARC QC.

  • David Matusek is here with his 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito FB.mk.VI done up in Czech markings.  David used aftermarket goodies from Aires, CMK and Eduard  to added further detail to his great looking Mossie.   

  • David Hanners has been busy building his 1/72 Scratchbuilt MARS 1.  David finished his Mars Lander with home made decals.  Quite an impressive project.  

  • Radim Schimmer joins us with his 1/72 Revell North American P-51B Mustang.  Radim finished his Mustang in a baremetal finish with weathering including gun powder stains and more.   

  • A reminder....Ming Ho is here with the Sept 2004 Calendar image.  This month's MiG-29 image was taken by Tech. Sgt. Michael Ammons.

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Thursday,  Sept 2   2004        Vietnam Independence Day  

Aug 30 was the  Turkish Victory Day .  Due to the fact we were in the middle of moving to another home....I was unable to do the Aug 30 update.  Today, I'd like to present the Turkish aircraft articles meant for that special update.

Wednesday,  Sept 1   2004          World War Two begins in Europe 1939

  Libya Independence Day       Uzbekistan National Day 

  Slovak Republic Constitution Day  

Ming Ho is here with the Sept 2004 Calendar image.  This month's MiG-29 image was taken by Tech. Sgt. Michael Ammons.

  • Dong yiqun "Mistel" has today's first model.  This is his 1/72 Zvezda Mig-31B Foxhound and he did an excellent job highlighting the panel lines. 

  • Dennis Weber has dropped by with his 1/48 Monogram P-38M Lockheed Lightning.  Dennis has provided an in-depth article about building this older Monogram kit.  Dennis's finished models makes this kit look easy. 

  • Raja Bose is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Sepecat Jaguar which he finished up in Indian Air Force markings.  This is Raja's first 1/72 model....cool looking paint scheme.

  • David Matusek is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2b Zero.  David used aftermarket goodies from Eduard and CMK on his Zero.  then finished it up with a fkawless weathering job. 

  • The folks over at IPMS St. Louis have launched a website at http://www.ipms-stlouis.org/ drop by and have a look.

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I will be dropping weekend updates until Sept.  This is to free up badly needed time to focus on other work on ARC as well as to free up some time for my kids during the summer months.  I will continue to update the TPC on Saturday and Sunday.
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