Homepage Text - March 2008

Monday,   Mar 31  2008 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Click here to read the latest from Twobobs.  Bob has the latest news on the Acrtic Bandits F-16 sheet as well as a new Polish F-16 sheet as well as more info on new releases.

Louis Chang begins your week with his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk1.  Louis added his usual skillfully done scratchbuilding along with some Eduard photo etch seatbelts and carefully applied weathering to complete his Spitfire. 

Juan Ojados Gonzalez has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II.  Juan used Eduard Photo Etch all around his Harrier and finished it off in Spanish Navy markings and displayed it on a Spanish Navy carrier deck display base. 

Lee Burns has been busy building the big 1/24 Airfix Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3.  Lee chose the 1940 markings for German Ace Josef 'Pip' Priller and went the extra mile on the rich detail prospects of this older kit with very pleasing results.  The paint scheme is for the yellow nosed 109's with a gently application of weathering to tone things down.

Dennis Cermak is here with his very classy looking 1/72 Heller RF-84F ThunderflashDennis has high regards for this old kit and his finished models shows off the lines of this jet very well.  It's a  treat to see this RF-84F Thunderflash. 

I have a review of he new 1/48 A-10A Barksdale's Dogpatchers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheets includes 10....yes 10 different A-10s from the 47th FS from Barksdale AFB. LA.....all with nosea art from the popular American comic strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp comic strip.  The prototype A-10A+ SATCOM jet is included in this decal sheet.   

I have a preview of the new 1/48 Jammin' Jihad decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  If you're building the 1/48 Prowler...then this sheet is for you. 

Sunday,   Mar 30  2008 

John McCormick has done a first class job on his bare metal 1/72 Monogram F-104C Starfighter.  John has a helpful masking tip if you are using Model Master Buffing Metalizers for your next bare metal finish. 

Héctor Fabian Vidales (Pinino 13) joins us from Argentina with his 1/72 Italeri Messerchmitt Me 210Héctor did quite the job carefully weathering his Me 210 to achieve very realistic looking results.  

Saturday,   Mar 29  2008 

Nick Monopoli has done an exceptionally nice job on his 1/72 Hobby Boss A-7A.  Nick got all the details looking right and finished it off with a hi-viz paint scheme with just the right amount of weathering.  Check out the cockpit.....Nick did a stunning job in there.

Vivek Kulanthaivelpandian had an enjoyable time building this 1/72 Revell Ka-52 "Alligator".  Vivek captures the look of the Ka-52 "Alligator" very well.

Friday,   Mar 28  2008 
I'm pleased to announce the new Two Mikes website at www.twomikesresin.com  Go have a look, they have some product on there and more product will be released in the coming months.  I added their site to the ARC links pages.

Charles Johnson starts today with his very nicely done 1/72 Heller RC/135A Pacer Swan that Charles built for a friend.  Charles started with the Heller KC/135A kit and did a bit of work to convert it to the RC/135A and finished it off with extra decals for a very nice result. 

Jason Cooper has done a marvelous job finishing his 1/48 Kitech Hawker Sea Fury FB11.  Jason built his Sea fury mostly out of the box and then finished it off with a masterful paint job and weathering. 

Gidi Vitkon did some very smart detailing on his 1/48 Revell F/A-18E.  If you read his article you'll get some very good ideas about thing to try if you build this kit.  And the patchy paint job has the exact look of a Navy bird after some time at sea.   

Serge Dompierre joins us with 1/28 Revell Sopwith Camel F-1.  Serge did a fantastic job on his big Sopwith Camel and finished it off in the markings for the Canadian pilot that was shooting at the Red Baron the moment he was shot down.  The demise of the Red Baron is credited to the Canadian pilot as well as an Australian gunner on the ground with recent tests showing the Aussie gunner having a stronger case.

Thursday,   Mar 27  2008 
No update today......I spent all Wednesday going across the border in the US with a  U-Haul pick-up truck and car transporter trailer to officially "Export" my newly acquired '73 Triumph GT6 from the US and "Import" it into Canada.  I'm pleased to say the whole day went perfectly and by 7pm I went to bed and slept 12 hours straight.....which I haven't done in a very long time (years?).  It is good to finally have the car home in my garage.  I'll get some pictures of the poor little thing and post them on ARC as soon as the rain stops.

Wednesday,   Mar 26  2008 

  Bangladesh Independence and National Day 

I goofed up on the link yesterday.....this is the correct link.  This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Click here to read the latest from Twobobs.   
Hal Marshman Sr starts things off today with his article on Deutsches Afrika Korps Uniforms.  If you're adding figures to a diorama.....this info will answer many of your questions.  

Alan Williamson has been very busy building his 1/48 Eduard Fw-190-8.  THis 190 is loaded with detail including gun and engine compartments.  Alan tells some of the possible tricks to building this kit.  I must say I REALLY liked the level of detail Alan achieved.  

Max Tollens Jr. has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk.  Max added aftermarket goodies to improve the detail and accuracy on his Skyhawk and finished it off with aftermarket decals.  

Alan Purusram has gone to great lengths to detail his 1/48 Revell B-1B Lancer.  If you're planning on building the BIG BONE....then you've got to sit back and read Alan's article and check out his photos.  Very nice indeed.  

Pascal Frey has been busy scratchbuilding and adding aftermarket details to his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D.  Pascal has also taken some first class photos of his Mustang.  

Tuesday,   Mar 25  2008 

  Greece Independence Day 

  Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944) 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Click here to read the latest from Twobobs

Thanos Mentzelopoulos starts this special Greek update with his 1/32 Revell Typhoon.   Thanos has put a huge amount of effort scratchbuilding detail for his Typhoon and in 1/32 you can add a lot of detail if you are as talented as Thanos.  

Yiannis Ladopoulos has been careful getting the details accurate on his 1/72 Revell (Esci) F-5B Freedom FighterThis beauty is in Hellenic Air Force markings and various panels are different colours showing part scavenged from other planes.  Excellent work Yiannis.

Thanos Mentzelopoulos has done a "work of art" creating his 1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning diorama.  This plane has plenty of detail in it's beaten up state in this diorama.  Enjoy.   

Constantinos Stoumpanos is here with a  very special 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E.  This is the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) "Mount Olympus" A-7.  Constantinos added extra detail and made the decals and markings himself.....which is not an easy job.  The finished model looks fantastic.

Giannis Doxas is here with his award winning 1/48 C-130H Hercules.  Giannis did a HUGE amount of scratchbuilding on this Hercules and you must sit back and grab a coffee or tea and have a long look at the photos.....the detail work is unbelievable.   

Nikos Fazos has done a lovely job adding aftermarket items to improve the detail on his 1/72 Hasegawa F-4E.  Nikos tells the history behind these ex-American F-4's and their service in the Hellenic Air Force (HAF)  

I have a review of the new  1/48 F-15C Stencils decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  If you want F-15 stencils then this is the sheet for you. 

I have a review of the new  1/72 F-18A & B Blue Angels decal sheet  from CAM Decals.  I love the Blue Angels!!!  

I have a review of the new  1/72 or 1/48 or 1/32 LTV A-7E Corsair II decal sheet from AirDOC (Aircraft Documents).  This sheet features 6 different A-7's. 

Monday,   Mar 24  2008 
No update today......I've been busy all Easter weekend with my kids.

Sunday,   Mar 23  2008 

  Pakistan Day 

Andy Lau has spent 200 hours building and finishing his 1/32 Academy F-16 CG/CJ.  Andy jazzed up the cockpit with some aftermarket goodies, which is critical in a  kit this size. 

Nick Piazza has done an exceptionally nice job weathering his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair.  Get a good look at this one, she's a beauty.

Saturday,   Mar 22  2008 

Paolo Yuen starts today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Corsair II A-7E.  Paolo replaced the kit cockpit with an Aries resin pit and went with the Twobobs decals to get the markings for this beautiful looking A-7.  

Richard Elman is here with his 1/48 Lindberg Gloster Gladiator.  This is an older kit but in Richard's capable hands it turned out extremely well.  Richard tells the story of this particular aircraft defending Malta during the summer of 1940 when the BOB was in full swing in back home in the UK. 

Friday,   Mar 21  2008 

  Namibia Independence Day 

  Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force 

Man oh man it sure is good to be home and in my own bed.  The US was great fun as it always is.

Douglas K. L. Chan is here with Part 2 of his 2 part article on building, converting and detailing his 1/32 Tamiya F-14B Tomcat.  Today Douglas shows you some cool detailing tricks for the big Tamiya F-14.  

Tate Whitesell joins us for the first time today with his 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a.  I'm pleased to see Tate's excellent looking Me-262 on ARC and I look forward to seeing more of his work on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Tate!!!   

Jordan Sanchez has done a marvelous job building and finishing his  1/48 Academy MiG-21MF.   I love the desert camo on this one. 

Eugene Watts (Thundergrunt) joins us with his first article on ARC.  I'm pleased to show you his outstanding 1/48 Hobbycraft BF-109G-6.  Eugene chose to go with the markings of Kroatian Ace which is different and quite interesting.   It's good to see Eugene's model on the homepage and I look forward to more of his work on ARC in the future.   Welcome to ARC Eugene!!!

Thursday,   Mar 20  2008 

  Tunisia National Day 

It's 10pm Thursday night.  I've just returned from a very long 5 day 2,200 mile (3,600km) car trip to San Francisco with my 11 year old daughter.  the trip was to close the deal on a 1973 Triumph GT6 that I bought while she was out from school on spring break.  Although it is a tired 34 year old car.....it is mostly rust free and surprisingly original and will make a good restoration project for us in the future.  My daughter and I plan to use it for attending local British car shows.  I've dreamed of owning a GT6 for 30 years......odd I never bought one considering how cheap un-restored examples are. 

Sadly my internet connection at the various motels was non-existent most nights.  The last attempt at uploading an update only erased the home page before the connection permanently crashed without permitting me to upload a new homepage.  My apologies for the confusion this must have caused everyone. 

I'll upload an update for Friday.  The trip was a riot.....but it's good to be home.

Wednesday,   Mar 19  2008 
No update today.

Tuesday,   Mar 18  2008 

Douglas K. L. Chan starts today with Part 1 of his two part article on building the 1/32 Tamiya F-14B Tomcat.   Douglas REALLY went to town on this one......you have to check out the cockpit detail and his other work.  Amazing work.

Jason Cooper has done an excellent job on his baremetal 1/48 Tamiya P51D Mustang.  Jason chose the blue nosed kit markings for his sharp looking Mustang.

Greg Leszczynski has done up an outstanding 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G.   I think Greg has covered everything I'd want to consider when building the F-4G and Greg explains it all very well in his article. 

Serge Dompierre stopped by with his 1/48 Promodeler TA-154.  Serge added PE seatbelt to his otherwise oob build.  These radar equipped aircraft always look great. 

Monday,   Mar 17  2008 

  Ireland - St. Patrick's Day 

I had problems with my internet connection on Sunday and was unable to load the update.  You will find the Sunday update included below today's update.

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Click here to read the latest from Twobobs.  Bob has info about his new sheets and photos news about TwoMikes Resin.

Gonzalo D. Mendoza starts your week with his 1/48 Italeri F-15C.  The is the special White Dragon airshow bird used by the Japanese SDF.  Gonzalo used the decals from Twobobs and did a tiny bit of scratch building to make his F-15 an F-15J.  Man I love these Japanese airshow birds.  Looks very good Gonzalo.  

Alan Williamson has done a fine job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16C.  Alan added a resin cockpit from Blackbox and went with the very amusing "how's My Driving?" decals from Twobobs.  I always get a kick out of seeing this jet in these markings and Alan did her up right.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with one of my favorites.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Mistel I.  This is the Mistel with the Bf-109 on top and I always marvel at the fact someone actually thought up this design.  Rafi built it out of the box in his usual very high quality.  It's always a treat to see Rafi's work on ARC. 

Serhat Calıskan joins us from Turkey with his first model on ARC.  This is Serhat's 1/72 Revell C-160 Transall finished off in the ever attractive Turkish Air Force makings.  Serhat built his C-160 mostly out of the box with very good results.  Welcome to ARC Serhat!!!

Here's s a preview of the new 1/32 P-47N Thunderbolts decal sheet featuring 3 different P-47s' and sexy noseart.  Way to go Eli!!!   

Sunday,   Mar 16  2008 
Ioannis.N.Galarinos has done an excellent job on the 1/32 Trumpeter A-7E Corsair.  This Corsair II was built mostly out of the box with some critical detailing to move this high viz jet to a higher level.  Nicely done Ioannis.  

Michel Jacqmain is on a bit of a bi-plane trend and this is his 1/72 Revell Swordfish.  He built this one partly as a trip down memory lane....it's an older kit but I suspect this was very much part of the charm of building it for Michel.  Michel also did a bit of scratchbuilding to add to the somewhat limited detail on this classic kit......with very pleasing results. 

Saturday,   Mar 15  2008 

J.C. Bahr is here with one of the sleekest looking Cold War Soviet jets I've seen.  this is his 1/72 Amodel Yakovlev Yak-28P FirebarJ.C. put quite a bit of effort into this model with excellent results and it show in the photos of the finished model.

Angelo M Picardo is here with his beautifully done 1/48 Monogram B-17F.  Angelo tells about the local history in the area in the UK where these bomber bases were located.  Nicely done B-17 Angelo.

Friday,   Mar 14  2008 

Michel Jacqmain had a grand time building this 1/48 Tamiya RAF Mustang III.  Although this Mustang is built out of the box, Michel shows much skill in the painting and weathering job on this RAF Mustang.   

John Doerr has been very creative in kit bashing to create his 1/48 Monogawa F-104.  John combined the Monogram and Hasegawa kit along with resin and photo etch goodies in the cockpit to create this Luftwaffe beauty.  

Lee Burns has done a fine job finishing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk II C Trop.  Lee did quite the job fading the paint on his Hurricane with very good results.   

Robert T. Rio has done the almost impossible.  He took the 1/48 Kitech-Zhengdefu F-111A which is a very poor quality kit and built it up into an impressive model.  The scratchbuilding in the cockpit is very impressive when you consider what Robert had to start with. 

I'm very excited to show you a preview of the new 1/32 P-47D & M Thunderbolts ETO decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This is the 3rd in a  4 part series on the P-47 from Eli at Zotz....and of course you get sexy noseart.  

Here is a preview of the new 1/48 F-16CJ-DJ/CG "Test Vipers" Nellis/Eglin AFB decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  This sheet features 8 different F-16's.  

Here is a review of the new 1/72 or 1/48 Junkers Ju 88 - Kampfgeschwader  76/77 decal sheet from AirDOC (Aircraft Documents).  This sheet features 12 different Ju-88's. 

Thursday,   Mar 13  2008 
Southern Expo 2008 is back after last years hiatus.  March 15th and 16th 2008  10am to 5pm both days  Hornchurch, Essex, UK  Visit their website for more info http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/southernexpo

Tony Crews starts things off today with his article In Memory of Meteor Productions.  Tony includes quite a few photos of the insides of Meteor Productions....including displays and shelves and shelves of product.  

Stefano Lana has been busy building his very nicely done 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18C.  Stefano finished his Hornet in "Chippy Ho" markings and displayed it on a  carrier deck diorama base.  Looks good Stefano. 

Mario Serelle joins us from warm sunny Brazil with his 1/72 Academy P-40M.  Mario added extra detailing in the cockpit and finished off his P-40 in the markings of a Brazilian Warhawk complete with nose art.  A sharp looking model with finely done weathering.   

Oliver Weston is here with a seldom seen aircraft model.  This is Oliver's well  done 1/72 KP Ilyushin IL10 / Avia B.33  finished off in North Korean markings from the Korean War.  Oliver provides some history on this particular aircraft.  It's good to see this one.    

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is here with two of his 1/48 Trumpeter RF-5C Vigilante.  These are from a  time when markings were more colourful and Shawn did select some excellent markings for them. 

Lyle Brown is here with his Austrian Saab Draken Artwork.  Lyle is an accomplished artist and he does a variety of themes including aircraft.   

I have a preview of the new 1/48 F9F-2 Panthers decal sheet from Victory Productions.  This sheet includes markings for 11 different aircraft.

I have a preview of the new 1/48 F/A-18 A, B, C, D, E, F "Pax River Bug Testers" decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  

Wednesday,   Mar 12  2008 

  Mauritius Independence Day 

No update today.

Tuesday,   Mar 11  2008 

  Lithuania Independence Day 

  Terrorist Train bombings in Spain 2004  

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese photos were taken by Greg Davis of Focal Plane Imagery. 

Kevin Martin is here to shock the rivet counters and give the rest of us a darn good chuckle with his  Revell Spitfire.  I love it!!!  Kevin article is a very amusing read as well.

Tyler White has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Academy Mig-29UB.  Tyler used a variety of aftermarket items and then finished it off with aftermarket decals which include sharks mouth.  This is one great looking Fulcrum. 

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with 3 excellent looking 1/48 Dragon Focke Wulf Fw-190A6/8/9-R/11.  These are the radar equipped night fighters with the delicate antennas under the wings.  These night fighters always look good but Rafi took them to a new level.   

Guilherme Kosciuv is here with his 1/72 Revell/Esci F-5B that has an Ayrton Senna connection.  Guilherme added extra scratchbuilt details to bring this older kit up to today's high standards of details.  It's amazing how well these older kits look with some of effort and skill.  

I have a p review of the new  1/48 F-16CJ decal sheet for "The Big 22" from Afterburner Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for the 22nd Fighter Squadron. 

I have a p review of the new  54mm -  1/32  WWII German  Fighter Pilot Werner Mölders resin figure from Ultracast.  Wow the quality of the detail has to be seen to be believed.

Monday,   Mar 10  2008 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Click here to read the latest from Twobobs.   Bob has some first look at the decal sheets for some upcoming decal sheets......as well as a photo of his puppy.

Serge Dompierre starts your week with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Me-109G-10.  This is a late war 109 in quite the paint scheme.  Nicely done Serge.  

Bill Bunting has done a fine job building his 1/48 Tamiya F-16CJ.  Bill built his Viper out of the box with some very fine results......as we've come to expect from Bill. 

Burt Gustafson has done a lovely job on his  1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk.IIc.  Burt built his Hurrie out of the box and finished it in a 2 tone grey paint scheme with very good results.  It's good to see it.

Charlie Cresswell-Hogg got the barematal finish looking just right on his 1/48 Italeri Dassault Mirage III E.  Charlie chose to finish his Mirage in one of my favourite markings......the jumping Roo national markings from Australia.

Edward Grabot is here to show you his A6M2b artwork.  This particular plane was the A6M2b from the IJN carrier Akagi piloted by Lt. Commander Shigeru Itaya, 2nd Squadron - 1st Section - Aircraft #1 December 7, 1941

I have a preview of the  new 1/48 52nd Fighter Wing Viper History decal sheet from Afterburner Decals.  I'll do a  full review when a review sample becomes available.

Here is a product announcement for the "A Beginner's Guide to Mold Making and Resin Casting for the Hobbyist" book written by Mark "ModelNerd" Buchler.

Sunday,   Mar 9  2008 

Rai starts your Sunday update with the classic 1/48 Tamiya Nakajima Ki84-IA.  Rai chose a bare metal Ki-84 and finished it in a multi-shade bare metal finish complete with chipped and  peeling paint and weathering including gun powder stains.  Rai also added seatbelts to enhance the cockpit detail.

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-18E CVW-8 Pt 21.  Shawn has this kit all figured out as you'll see by his high viz model in VFA-31 markings.  You rock Shawn!!!  

Saturday,   Mar 8  2008 

Sam Chia fires things off today with his flawless 1/48 Revell Monogram Republic F-105D Thud.   Sam chose to rescribe his 105 and add a True Details resin cockpit and finish it off with Twobobs decals.  Sam's model shows just how fine this kit is in the hands of a skilled modeler.

Alan Williamson joins us from Downunder with his 1/48 Hasegawa F6F HellcatAlan dressed up his Hellcat with the Aires resin cockpit and finished it off with aftermarket decals that sport a menacing looking sharks mouth.....good choice.  Alan gave it a careful weathering and added it to an aircraft carrier display base.

Friday,   Mar 7  2008 
I'm looking for an ARC'er that lives in the Blaine or Bellingham area of Washington state.  I'm buying an old car from California and I need a driveway close to the border to park the car for a few days.

Oliver Doering is here with his fantastic super detailed 1/35 Trumpeter MIL-4 Hound.  What can I say.....your jaw will drop when you see this one.  If you e-mail Oliver and ask him to send in a bigger article with more photos.....we might be lucky enough to really see how he built this detailed beauty.   

Mark A. Sindiong joins us from warm and sunny Hawaii with his very well done 1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante.  Mark built this Vigi in Vietnam War markings to be presented to the pilot of this particular aircraft.  The pilot was a POW after this aircraft was shot down.  Read Mark's article for the full story.  Welcome to ARC Mark!!!    

Jose Maria Martinez Fernandez has been busy getting the details right on this 1/48 Dragon Ju-188 diorama.  I love how well this Ju-188 looked in the end. 

Steve Negley is here with his 1/32 Hasegawa F-104A  finished off in the rare paint scheme for an F-104 chase plane in the X-15 program.  I must admit the bright markings of these chase planes always look good.  Steve added extra scratch built detail and custom markings to finish  his Starfighter.

Thursday,   Mar 6  2008 

  Ghana Independence Day 

I was busy all day Wednesday fixing the remaining links in the Model Gallery archives, so I had little time for an update today.  My apologies, but I'll get a proper update ready for tomorrow.

I have a quick preview of the 1/48 F/A-18B/D Black Beauties VMFA(AW)-225; VX-30 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  I'll do a  full review when a review sample becomes available.

Wednesday,   Mar 5  2008 

  Spitfire - Maiden flight of Spitfire in 1936 

I've been busy the past 2 days fixing the dead links in the Gallery section archives. Of the 8400 links there is about 5% that are dead links.  I hope to have this all sorted today. 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Click here to read the latest from Twobobs.

R. Mazzoleni is here with a very special 1/32 Williams Bros Gee Bee.  This particular Gee Bee is pink and covered in red hearts......a gift for his special lady.  Way to go!!!  I'm sure she loved it!!! 

Franz Godesberg joins us from Germany with Franz's first article on ARC.  This is a combination of the 1/72 Hasegawa & Revell F-111B.  Franz put much effort into this sharp looking F-111 and finished it off with long out of production decals.   

Michel Jacqmain has done a marvelous job building and finishing the 1/72 Hasegawa Macchi Mc 202.  Michel used a very easy technique for the doing the 'smoke rings'  for the Italian camo scheme.   

Vince Lucente has put quite a bit of effort into building and finishing his 1/48 Fonderie Miniature Bell Aircraft X-2.  Vince tells the full story of this ill fated aircraft and it's final sad flight.  Vince did quite the job on his X-2.  

Tuesday,   Mar 4  2008 
Just a heads up from Bob over at Twobobs.....The new sheets are packaged up and going out in today's mail!  The best sellers of this group are 48-156 F-16C Wolfpack Bandits and the two QF-4E Heritage sheets. The rest are selling very well also but the three mentioned above sure are doing well.

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese weapons photos will help you get thing right.  

Charles Mon starts things off today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Italeri UH-1D complete with weathering and U.S ARMY 7/1ST Cavalry markings from 1970 during the Vietnam War era.  I'm pleased to see Charles send in photos of his Huey and I look forward to seeing more of his work on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Charles!!!

Dan McWilliams has created a wonderful 1/18 CF-18 Hornet for 425 Squadron in Bagotville, Quebec.  This was originally one of those big "toy" F-18's and Dan transformed it into a CF-18 complete with Canadian markings.  It's now proudly displayed for the pilots to enjoy.   

Serge Dompierre has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/48 Revell Me-410 B2/U4.  Serge built this one out of the box and then dressed it up with some extra care during the painting process.  

Guilherme Kosciuv joins us with a well done 1/72 Heller Mirage IIIE.  This Mirage IIIE is in Brazilian markings and includes a story that connects it to the Falklands war.  Well done!! 

I have a preview of the new 1/48 F/A-18B VFA-125 Rough Raiders decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  The tan and blue schemes on this sheet ROCK!!!

Hawkeye's Hobbies LLC is having a March Madness Sale on their Talon Series Acrylic NMF paints.  This sale ends Mar 7.......click on the image on the right to learn how you can get the savings. 

Monday,   Mar 3  2008 

  Bulgaria National Day 

  Morocco National Day 

I'm pleased to report the gallery section rebuild is complete.  This was a massive job requiring much work to each individual article....one by one over many many months.   There are a few dead links that I will be fixing over the next few days.  All the gallery archiving is also complete and up to date.  

Blackeyes is here from Thailand to get your week started with his 1/72 Hasegawa Jaguar.  You've got to check out the retirement scheme on this Jaguar.   Wow!!!  I love it.  

Helder "Luft46" Millani is here with a very futuristic looking Luft46 aircraft.  This is the 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw-190 V19 Special.  I enjoy the designs of the Luft46 aircraft and I found this particular aircraft to look very plausible.  Helder did an excellent job on this one.....I'm very impressed how well it looks.   

Rai joins us from Singapore with the replacement aircraft for the Zero.  This is the 1/48 FineMolds Mitsubishi A7M2 Reppu and Rai did it up right with .   

Andy Harsanto has been busy enjoying adding detail and a beautifully done paint job to his fine looking 1/48 Hobby Boss Rafale B.  Andy describes this kit very well and tells how he created his in-flight Rafale.  Check out his very realistic in-flight photos.  This is Andy's first article on ARC and I hope to see more of his models on ARC in  the future.  welcome to ARC Andy!!!   

Sunday,   Mar 2  2008 
No update today.

Saturday,   Mar 1  2008 
No updates this weekend.  I'm focusing on uploading files to the gallery section.