Homepage Text - December 2005

Saturday,  Dec 31  2005                          Happy New Year!!!!    

Gabriel Stern gets things started today with his well done 1/72 Roden Gotha G.V.   Gabriel did some detailing and modifications to his Gotha to improve it.  He also includes in-progress photos and detailed description about building this particular model.  


Gianni Chirico stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Academy Mc Donnell Douglas F-15C Eagle Gianni did some extra detailing on his F-15 and used aftermarket decals and weathering to complete the build.  An attractive looking Eagle.

Friday,  Dec 30  2005   

Anthony Cox gets things started today with his 1/32 Tamiya F-4S Phantom VF-301.   Anthony did a conversion to create his F-4S and then added plenty of aftermarket resin and photo etch and some scratchbuilt items for very good results.  His article details the whole process.


Paul Kirsopp is here with his 1/48 Hasagawa F4 Corsair.  Paul finished hi beautiful Corsair in Fleet Air Arm markings.  


Borislav Delov joins us with his  1/72 Amodel Mil Mi-6.  Borislav did some scratchbuilt detailing and did a very good trick for attaching the main rotor that makes the model much easier to transport.  


Attilio Tore is here with his 1/48 Monogram P-47D Razorback.  Attilio rescribed the entire kit and then built his P-47 more or less straight out of  the box.  


I have a preview of the 1/72 and 1/48 Rafale M French Marine decal sheet from Zotz Decals.


Thursday,  Dec 29  2005   

Espen Eriksen begins today's update with his  1/48 Occidental Harvard.  Espen built this model for his Dad (a retired pilot with the Norweigian Air Force.  He used photo etch and Leading Edge decals to finish off this sentimental gift for his Dad. 


Erik Kidd is here with his  1/32 Roden Fokker Dr.I.   This particular model was built and detailed as a gift for his Mom (who has a strong interest in aviation).  Erik tells all about building and detailing his well done Tri-plane.  Erik used decals from Cutting Edge.    


David Cornett dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/32 Tamiya F-15J.  David used decals from Twobobs to built this eye catching beauty.  


Alan Lacey joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190A3.  This very realistic looking Fw-190 is detailed with photo etch and then weathered his 190 and displayed it on a skillfully completed diorama base. 


I have a p review of the 1/72, 1/48, 1/32 Miss Molly & Low-Vis Vf-111 / F-14A Tomcat decal sheet  from Zotz Decals


I have a review of the "Random Thoughts" Magazine Vol.29 No.5 from December 2005 from IPMS Canada.


Ken Middleton is here with a preview of the 1/48 F-15C "Demo Eagles #1" 1st FW Langley AFB decal sheet from  Afterburner Decals


Wednesday,  Dec 28  2005    
No update today

Tuesday,  Dec 27  2005   

Pablo Angel Herrera begins today's update with his  1/72 Italeri V-22 Osprey.  Pablo weathered his V-22 and finished it in a paint scheme from a video game. 


Bekim Lulaj has been busy building his 1/32 Revell P-51 CThis P-51 was finished in very well done bare metal finish and weathering.


Eric Bade is here with his 1/72 Tamiya F-4U1A CorsairEric's article goes into very good detail about building his great looking Corsair.  


Ken Middleton is here with a  preview of the 1/48F-16C/D block 25/42 Beware The Thunderbolts" Luke AFB" decal sheet from Afterburner Decals

Monday,  Dec 26  2005                 Slovenia Independence Day 

István Hevesi gets things started today with his big 1/48 Italeri DC-130A Hercules.  István did plenty of extra work on his Herc to make the long nosed version.....with good results.   


Charles "BlackCat" Sickels joins us with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4E Skyhawk.  Charles did a very effective job on his Skyhawk. 


Andrew George is here with his 1/72 Lee E-2C Hawkeye.  This isn't the best kit, but Andrew still turned it into a fine looking Hawkeye.   


Olivier Pinsolle has dropped by with his 1/48 Aeroclub Meteor NF-11.  This is a vacu-formed kit.....but you'd never know it when you see the photos.  You'll be impressed with the job Olivier did on this one. 


Ken Middleton is here with a p review of the  1/48 F-16C Block 40/42/50 “Wing Kings” #1 CONUS decal sheet from Afterburner Decals


I have a review of the 1/48 Israeli Air Force F-15I Ra'am decal sheet from IsraDecalYou can build any Israeli F-15I with this sheet.


I have a review of the 1/32 A6M Zero Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby DecalThese are very cool......especially if you're building the big 1/32 Zero. 

Sunday,  Dec 25  2005            Merry Christmas          Happy Chanukah

Best Wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-discriminatory and gender neutral celebration of the summer/winter solstice practiced within the religious or secular tradition of your choice - being mindful of the choices of others without regard to race, creed, colour (color), computer platform, or political preference of the wisher or those to whom the wish is directed.            


Gianni Chirico starts today with his 1/72 Academy Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib.  Gianni finished his Typhoon in RAF markings and D-Day stripes and weathering. 


David Bey stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16CJ Blk 50.  David used a good selection of aftermarket items to super-detail his F-16....with very impressive results.   

Saturday,  Dec 24  2005          Serbian Air Force Day   

To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website http://www.noradsanta.org/  this is the NORAD Santa tracking website with plenty of great videos of Santa doing his deliveries on Christmas eve.

Alvis 3.1 is here with Santa's Plane 2005 B-52HThis is the main aircraft Santa will be using this year instead of a sled.  Alvis 3.1 has the full story in his article.


Alvis 3.1 is also here with the Santa's Plane 2005 Avro Arrow CF-105.  This is the aircraft used as fighter escort for Santa's B-52.  Read the article by Alvis 3.1 for the whole story. 


Alvis 3.1 has a third article today called Santa Gundam.  In this article Alvis 3.1 tells about Christmas in 2205 when a Gundam Suit was tried for delivering presents..

Friday,  Dec 23  2005    Japan  Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito  

Paul Cronin gets things started today with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Tutor.  This is a very attractive model of the Canadian flight demonstration team aircraft.  


YuanZheng joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E4.  You'll enjoy seeing the paint scheme on this one.....it's a very involved scheme.    


Antonio Ces is here with his 1/72 Fujimi F-4E Phantom Vietnam Era Diorama.  This diorama is from a period late in the Vietnam war.  Nice one Antonio.   


José Carlos Simón has dropped by with his 1/72 Tamiya P47-D Razorback.  José did a stunning job on the paint scheme on this one.....and includes sexy nose art.


Ken Middleton is here with a review of the 1/48 F-16C/D Block 40 524th FS “Hounds of Heaven” Cannon AFB decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.   


Emad Tabsh is here with an inbox preview of the 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-29M.   


I have a review of the 1/24 A6M Zero Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.  This sheet is also available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32.   


Ted Taylor is here with a review of the 1/48 and 1/72 WW2 Occupational USAF in Germany decal sheet from Euro Decals.   


Thursday,  Dec 22  2005   

Vince Lucente begins today's update with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Monogram F-4J Phantom II in 'Showtime 100' markings.  An excellent looking model of this famous jet.  Welcome to ARC Vince!!!  


Tom Milne is here with his beautifully built 1/48 Academy Spitfire FR XIVe.  Tom built this one OOB and turned out a fine looking Spitfire. 


Fausto Muto joins us with his  1/72 Fujimi MIG-21FL ( Type 77) in markings from the  India Pakistan War in 1971.  I particularly enjoyed seeing the camo scheme on this one.


Gabriel Stern is here with another of his beauties.  This is his 1/72 Revell Blohm & Voss P.194 complete with plenty of detail that this kit offers. 


I have some images and information for you U-2  regarding the new 1/48 U-2CT Conversion & 1/48 U-2R Correct Horizontal Stabilizers & 1/48 U-2A/U-2CT/ER-2 Decal sheet from Cutting Edge.


Artur Kapusta is here with an inbox review of the 1/32 Hasegawa F-18 Hornet


I have a review of the "Random Thoughts" Magazine from Aug 2005 from IPMS Canada.  This article contains a variety of historical and modelling articles relating to Canada.


Wednesday,  Dec 21  2005   

For folks in the UK....I've been asked to let the UK visitors know that the Milton Keynes Model Show will be on February 5thAn incorrect date has been sent out and this might cause confusion.  Go to their website for more info http://www.mksmc.co.uk/home.shtml


Eric Hargett gets things started today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Nakajima Ki43-II Hayabusa (Oscar).  Eric has used a salt water technique to do the peeling paint on his well done Ki-43....he explains this very simple but effective trick in his article.


Hal Marshman, Sr. joins us with his 1/72 Academy Mustang.  Hal did a bit of scratch building to improve the detail on his attractive looking Mustang. 


Ian Buick is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Academy F-15I Ra`am `Bunker Buster`.  Ian did plenty of scratchbuilding and used detail items from Paragon and Eduard to finish his sharp looking F-15I.


AEX is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa Bf-109G-14.  This heavily weathered 109 is in the markings of the famous ace Erich Hartmann with JG53.  I always enjoy seeing these winter camo schemes.  


I have some new product information about the 1/32 F-105B Conversion & 1964 Thunderbirds F-105B Markings Set from Cutting Edge


Chris St Clair has an inbox review of the  Sword 1/72 Northrop T-38A Talon.   

Tuesday,  Dec 20  2005   

For folks in the UK....I've been asked to let the UK visitors know that the Milton Keynes Model Show will be on February 5thAn incorrect date has been sent out and this might cause confusion.  Go to their website for more info http://www.mksmc.co.uk/home.shtml


Silly Week articles are arriving.....so far I have received 10 articles......which is about 30% of what is needed.....thanks for your response....rumour has it that Alvis is also working on some articles. 


PS begins today's update with his 1/72 Hasegawa Thunderbolt Mk II.  PS did some paint chipping on his P-47 and then finished in South East Asia markings.  He achieved very good results for his efforts.  


YuanZheng joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya Meteor.  This is a beautifully built model and 12 images are included.  


Pere Lliteras is here with his 1/48 Tamiya A6M5c Zero.   Pere did quite the weathering job on his Zero with plenty of chipped/peeling paint.....he explains his technique in his article.


Stephen L. Cornett has been busy building his 1/32 Trumpeter F-105DStephen used the Blackbox cockpit set and Cutting Edge decals to build his big Thud.  This is quite the model when built with such care.    


I have some preview information and sideview profiles for the upcoming 1/32 Phantom FG.1/FGR.2 conversion for the Tamiya F-4J kit and ten 1/32 Phantom FG.1/FGR.2 upcoming decal sheets from Cutting Edge.


I have a review of the 1/48 Israeli Air Force F-16A/B Netz decal sheet from IsraDecal.   


Monday,  Dec 19  2005   

Niels Dol begins today's update with his 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang Niels added the full engine detail and a Verlinden cockpit set and True Details weights tires to improve the detail of his P-51 in Dutch markings.  Nice one Niels. 


John Morrey joins us with his  1/48 Italeri RAF Tornado GR4.  John built his Tornado as a Gulf War bird using resin detail parts from Neomega and Paragon.  John details all this in his very well written and helpful article.   Lovely Tornado John. 


Karl W Branson dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Dynavector Westland Wyvern S4.  This is a vac-u-formed kit and Karl worked on it until he had this stunning model of this somewhat unique aircraft.  It looks very sharp and Karl's article provides piles of info.   


Michel Koster is here with his Three 1/72 F-14's....Hasegawa, Academy, Revell.   Michel tells all about building his three F-14.  It's excellent to see all three of these.


I have a review of the "Random Thoughts" Magazine Vol.29 No.3 April 2005 from from IPMS Canada.

Sunday,  Dec 1 8  2005        Niger Proclamation of the Republic  

Michael Stanley gets things started today with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-2 from the movie "Dive Bomber".  Michael built a display base and figures to create his diorama.....quite attractive looking. 


Naor Avitbul joins us with his  1/48 Hasegawa F-15D.  It's good to see Noar's Israeli aircraft on ARC.....it's a treat to see his F-15 today.  


Fabio M. Moretti is here with his 1/48 Revell Aichi D3A1 Val.  The model and scratchbuilt display base and first rate.....very impressive.  Read how Fabio made the display base in his article.   

Saturday,  Dec 17  2005                 Bhutan National Day  

Gianni Chirico is from Sicily to begin today's update with his 1/72 Academy Republic P-47D Thunderbolt.  Gianni built his P-47 mostly out of the box.  A fine example of this famous fighter using this very nice model kit.


Dave Poff is here with his 1/72 Revell Tornado Gr.1.  Dave finished his beautifully weathered Tornado in Mig Eater Gulf War markings.  Very nice indeed.   


Mark Buchler joins us with his  1/48 Monogram P-39 Airacobra.  Although this is an older kit, that didn't stop Mark from improving it and turning out a great looking P-39 in Soviet markings.  

Friday,  Dec 16  2005        Bahrain National Day     Kazakhstan National Day  

István Hevesi begins today's update with his 1/48 Revell PBY Catalina István built his Catalina in the Black Cat scheme and gave it a full weathering job. 


Calahan has dropped by with his 1/48 Special Hobby XF-85 Goblin.  He has built this challenging kit from Special Hobby and then did an outstanding bare metal finish....and not with out a fair bit of effort.  Glad you stuck with it....the finished model looks very good.  


Gabriel Stern is here with his 1/72 Matchbox Vickers Wellesley.  I must admit I get a chuckle out of reading Gabriel's articles.....he's built a nice model as well.  


Juanjo Dominguez has been busy building his 1/72 Revell EH-101 Merlin Tiger Scheme.  Juanjo airbrushed the Tiger scheme and includes a couple of cockpit photos in his article of his darn fine EH-101.


I have a review of the 1/32 resin ALQ-71 Jamming Pod for F-4 Phantoms from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  If you're building a Vietnam era Phantom....you might want to get this pod.    


I have a review of the Panavia Tornado book from HT Model Magazine.  Wow...this book is full of amazing photos....super detailers please check it out.  


I have a review of the 1/48 Pkw. K1 Kubelwagen Type 82 photo etch detail set for Tamiya kit from Griffon Model Accessories.  This set will detail this little model to a very high degree.

Thursday,  Dec 15  2005   
Patrick Debaisieux begins today's update with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109E-1 diorama that he calls "1939, Somewhere in Germany".  Patrick has a big talent for these diorama's and I hope to see more of his work on ARC in the future.

Jim Mielke joins us with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Revell F-16.  Jim did a pretty impressive job and was quite successful trying out some new weathering techniques.  Welcome to ARC Jim!!!  


Mark L. Rossmann is here with his 1/48 Araii & Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcats.  These are both very well done models of this famous fighter and they are both finished in markings of Aces.


Bruce A. Daniels dropped by today with his first article on ARC.  This is Bruce's 1/48 Airfix H.S. Buccaneer S2/C/D/S50.  Although this kit has gotten a bad reputaion for fit issues.....Bruce has solved these issues with some very simple techniques.  Well done Bruce, welcome to ARC!!!


Eric Larger has dropped by with his photos from the recent Scale Models at the Castle at Duclair Normandy in Oct 2005.  There is an excellent selection of models at this historic Estate...including armour.


I have a review of the 1/48 resin P-40B/C cockpit set for Trumpeter P-40B kit from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  If you're building the Trumpeter P-40....this is the cockpit set for you.


I have a review of the 1/32 AIM-120A/B/C Dry Transfer Missile  Stencils from Hobby Decal.


I have a review of the 1/72 F-16A/B Netz  Israeli Air Force decal sheet from IsraDecal.  With this sheet you can build any F-16A/B with the Israeli Air Force and you get enough stencils for 2 aircraft.

Wednesday,  Dec 14  2005   

Ted Taylor gets things started today with his 1/72 Hasegawa Avro Lancaster B Mk.1/Mk.III.  Ted goes into full detail in his article about building his Lancaster.   


Rafi Ben-Shahar dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Trimaster Me 262A-1a.  I loved the work Rafi did on this one......and he talks about a very interesting weathering technique.  Always a treat Rafi.


Gonzalo Vidal joins us with his  1/32 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate Frank.  This is a beautifully finished model of this well know Japanese fighter.  Nice one Gonzalo. 


Les Horvath is here with his  1/48 Kangnam CF-18A.  I can't believe Les finished this kit....and got it looking good as well....amazing.  His article is full of details about the build and nice photos of his CF-18.   


I have a review of the 1/32 Hawk 75 Conversion for Hawk 75 "short nose" versions with the R-1820 Cyclone engines from Cutting Edge Modelworks


I have a review of the 1/72 Israeli Air Force F-15I Ra'am decal sheet from IsraDecal.  This sheet will permit you to build any F-15I.


I have a review of the 1/32 F-15A/C Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal


Tuesday,  Dec 13  2005                   Saint Lucia Independence Day

Albert Moore gets things started today with his 1/72 SA 365N Dauphin II.  Albert goes into very good detail about building this little beauty that he finished in Isradecal decals.   


Dietmar Carstensen joins us today with his 1/72 Academy PBY 5A Black Cat.   Dietmar built his sharp looking PBY mostly out of the box with some minor scratchbuilt details.


AEX has dropped by from the Canary Islands, Spain with a 1/48 Tamiya MiG-15.  AEX did a fine job on this MiG and you'll enjoy the close up photos of the paint scheme and weathering.  


Matthias Simon is here with his 1/72 Airmodel Heinkel He 118 V-1.  This is a resin kit but it does built up to look very nice as you'll see in Matthias article.  


I have a review of the  1/32 P-36C Camouflage Painting Masks for the Trumpeter kit from Black Magic Painting Masks.


I have a review of the 1/48 and 1/32 Misawa F-4EJ Kai  JASDF Pre 50th Anniversary decal sheet from Zotz Decals.   

Monday,  Dec 12  2005               Kenya Independence Day   

István Hevesi is here from Hungary to start today with his 1/24 Airfix Fw-190A-7/R6.  István added some scratchbuilt details to improve upon this big kit from Airfix.  It's a treat to see engine detail like this.


Kevin Austin is here with his 1/48 Revell / Monogram  A-10 Thunderbolt II.  Kevin basically built his A-10 out of the box and used TwoBobs decals to finish off this well done model of this much respected ground attack aircraft.   


Darren McGuinness dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk.I.  Darren did an outstanding weathering job on his big spitfire and finished it in RAF markings from 1940.  


Michael Pavlov is here with his 1/72 Revell Su-27KUB conversion.  Michael did quite a bit of work on his conversion and added a resin cockpit as well.  This gave him quite an attractive model of this much loved jet.  


Sasa Jelic is here with a review of the  1/24 Fw-190D-9 detail set (for Trumpeter kit) from Verlinden.   

Sunday,  Dec 11  2005   

Pablo Girgulsky gets things started today with his 1/48 Academy Mirage III.   Pablo did a fair bit of work on his Mirage III to make it more accurate.


Fernando del Pino is here with his 1/72 Tamiya Kawanishi N1K1 Shiden.   Fernando did extra detailing and weathering to get his Shiden looking like the real thing.  His paint peeling technique is quite simple but effective. 

Saturday,  Dec 10  2005                Thailand Constitution Day  

Colin Whitehouse begins today's update in honour of Thailand with his 1/48 Flashback / Eduard Trainer Type 7.  Colin finished this little open cockpit trainer in Thailand markings from Siam Scale.


Michael Stanley is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Chance Vought F8-E Crusader.  Michael did some extra detailing including Remove before Flight tags to get his very nice Crusader. 

Friday,  Dec 9  2005   

Gianni Chirico starts today with his 1/72 Italeri Agusta-Bell AB-47 G3.  This is a well detailed model, but Gianni added further detail to his Bell AB-47 and finished it in Italian markings.  Nice one Gianni.  


John Smalbrugge stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk Vb.  John finished his Spitfire in RAF markings with a complete diorama base to further show off this fine looking Spitfire. 


Gabriel Stern is here with his 1/72 Special Hobby Sack A-6.  Gabriel stuck with his flying pancake and got it finished.....and good looking as well.  Yet another enjoyable to read article from Gabriel of his latest model.  


Dave Poff joins us with his 1/72 Hasegawa Phantom F-4J.  Dave did an outstanding job weathering his Phantom.....if this was a  1/32 kit this weathering job would be really really good....but in 1/72 this is amazing. 


I have a review of the 1/32 P-36 Hawk Conversion from Cutting Edge Modelworks for the Trumpeter P-40B kit.  This set includes conversion parts to make the 1/32 Trumpeter P-40B into a P-36 Hawk including the Hawk 75 "Long Nose" versions with the R-1830 Twin Wasp engine. 


Max Tollens Jr.  has a review of the 1/32 Academy F/A 18D Hornet.  This kit some intertesting markings and came from luckymodel for $52.99....an ARC Sponsor I might add.   


I have a review of the 1/48 Ki-84 Hayate Pt. 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  this sheet features 5 different aircraft, some flown by aces. 

Thursday,  Dec 8  2005   

AM Tech is having a clearance sale on certain products.  Click here for details....get 'em while you can. 


Dane & Erick Swanberg start today with their Pearl Harbor Diorama.  Unfortunately this great looking diorama wasn't here for the Pearl Harbor update yesterday, but it is a treat to see this forced perspective diorama by this Dad and Son team. 


Kaan Gök joins us today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1.  Kaan did his usual detailing magic on this one.  It's always great to see Kaan's work on ARC.  


Armin Knes is here with his 1/48 Czech Model Yak-15.  This is one very cool looking aircraft built mostly out of the box with a bit of extra detailing by Armin. 


Jojo B Cruz dropped by today with his 1/48 Academy RSAF F-16A.  Jojo did an outstanding job on the paint scheme on his RSAF F-16. 


I have a preview of the 1/48 and 1/32 Misawa F-4EJ Kai  JASDF Pre 50th Anniversary decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This decal sheet has a big ol' Dragon down both sides of the fuselage and tail art as well.  I'll do a full review on this sheet next week.


I have a review of the 1/32 Hurricane Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal

Wednesday,  Dec 7 2005   Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941 

Henk Hirs gets things started today with his 1/32 ID Models Grumman S-2A Tracker.  Henk did a huge amount of extra work on this vacuformed beauty.


Stephen Thrum stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/200 Hasegawa Qantas 777-300. Stephen has quite the story behind the paint scheme on his 777....read his article for the full story.   


Jason Cooper is here with his 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9.  Jason did extra detailing and used excellent modelling skills to turn out a stellar looking Fw-190. 


Stephen Prior has dropped by with his 1/48 Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B.  Just to finish this kit is a big achievement....but to do a nice job as Stephen did is quite something.   


I have a review of the  1/32 Me-262  Stormbirds Part 3  decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  This sheet features 4 different aircraft.


I have a review of the 1/24 Fw-190 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.

Tuesday,  Dec 6    2005                   Finland Independence Day  

No update today.....I'm not feeling well and will be resting up today.


Monday,  Dec 5    2005                   Thailand National Day  

Pongpeera Thiapaiat starts today's special Thailand update with his1/48 Academy Su-27 RTAF.  This Su-27 is done in a custom "what-if" scheme including some very effective natural metal painting.  


Somchai "Blackeyes" Rattanasangsai joins us with his 1/72 Fujimi Spitfire Mk. 14e.  Another beauty from "Blackeyes".  


MR. Apiruk is here with his 1/72 Italeri CH-47 Chinook.  This special Chinook used Siam scale decals....like most of the models in today's update. 


Leelayut Srikrajarng joins us with his 1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk.14 & 1/48 Italeri F-5ASpitfire Mk.14.  This is a great example of the variety of aircraft flown by the Royal Thai Air force.     


Colin Whitehouse stopped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/48 Tamiya F-84 Thunder Jet.  A very nicely done baremetal finish.....good to see your work on ARC again Colin.    

Sunday,  Dec 4    2005

Lior Bercu starts today with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15.  Lior quite enjoyed building this F-15 and the finished model came out looking very good. 


Giuseppe Penna joins us with his "what if" 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D.  Although this P-51 never existed......it looks like it almost could have.  Read his article to see the connection this model has with New York City.   


Danny "Pirate" Yan is here with his completed 1/72 Trumpeter Tupolev Tu-16O "Blackjack".   Danny has included quite a few photos of the completed model, so you get an idea what it looks like when built. 

Saturday,  Dec 3    2005        

Alfredo Caffarelli starts today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Folgore.   Alfredo did a pile of scratchbuilding and also added aftermarket parts to get this stunning model.


David Bey is here with his 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet in markings for the VFA-41 Black Aces.  David dropped the flaps and weathered his super Hornet with very good results.   


Emad Tabsh is here with an inbox preview of the  1/32 Trumpeter A-7E Corsair II.   

Friday,  Dec 2    2005        Laos Proclamation of the Republic  

  United Arab Emirates National Day  

Ted Taylor gets things started today with his 1/32 Trumpeter Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a.  Ted goes into great details about building this new kit.  Nice job as usual Ted.  


István Hevesi joins us from Budapest, Hungary with his 1/48 Italeri AC 130U Hercules.  This Hercules has beautiful weathering and noseart.....amazing work by István to not only complete this big kit but also to get it looking so nice.   


Gianni Chirico has dropped in from sunny Sicily with his 1/72 Revell Fiat G.91 R/1B.  Gianni has added photo etch and other details to improve the detail of his Fiat fighter and then finished it off in Italian Air Force markings. 


Gabriel Stern joins us with his 1/72 MPM Curtiss XP-55 Ascender.  This is one of the odder prop aircraft and Gabriel provides a good chuckle in his article....enjoy.  


I have a review of the 1/32 Me-262  Stormbirds Part 2 decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.   


I have a review of the 1/32 P-51 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.   


Emad Tabsh is here with a review of the 1/32 HE 162 Salamander detail set.  This set includes resin and Photo etch parts.  

Thursday,  Dec 1    2005          Central Africa National Day  

  Romania National Day  

Today's update features aircraft in Romanian markings or models built by Romanian modellers.  Well done everyone!!!


Marin Gigi Cristinel gets things started today with his 1/72 Amodel Messerschmitt Bf-109 G2.  Marin built his Bf-109 more or less out of the box with some added weathering and detailing.  


Ion Ion joins us with his 1/72 MPM IAR -80.  This model kit required quite a bit of work to get it more accurate, but Ion persisted and came out with quite a nice model.    


Marin Gigi Cristinel is here with his 1/72 Italeri Ju87 D3 Stuka.  Marcin converted a Ju-87 D5 to a D3 and added weathering and Romanian markings.  Nicely done.


Radu Brinzan is here with his  1/32 Revell Bf109G4.   Radu added resin and photo etched goodies to detail his 109 and the results are excellent....have a close look at the cockpit.  


Andrei Mitu joins us with his 1/72 Heller PZL 23 A/B Karas.  This good looking model was detailed to produce a fine looking model.   


Christian Curec is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Isamu Sasaki’s Ki-84.   Christian did lots of extra work to his Ki-84 and includes some very interesting WW2 history about this aircraft and the Ace pilot that flew it.....and his B-29 victories.  


Ion Tesu is here with his 1/48 LTD IAR-80.  Ion did some detailing to improve his IAR-80.  Nicely done.