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Thursday,  Apr 20  2017
I worked over 10 hours last night getting the final issues fixed on the ARC site as a result of the move to the new hosting company.  All the domain names are pointed in the right places and the submission e-mail address is up and running.  

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.


WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Battle of the Hills (a.k.a. Third battle of Champagne), a diversion to the Second Battle of the Aisne.  April 17–20

Jean-Charles Goddet is here with a very eye catching 1/72 Aeromaster Dassault Mirage 2000N Sioux.  This is a French jet with artwork of a warrior from the Sioux natives.  Jean-Charles made full use of all the resin detail items that were included in this kit which helped to give his Mirage jet some wonderful detail.  But it is the tailart that steals the show....I LOVE the markings on this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 L-29RS Delfin Reccon Conversion from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the AMK kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9B Sidewinder Missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 P-51D Mustang Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Apr 19  2016

  Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)  


Tolga άlgόr is here with his stunning 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang “Reggies Reply”Tolga upgraded the detail in the cockpit and then worked on upgrading the exterior with wheels, exhausts and corrected flaps.  Beautiful work Tolga.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from ZactomodelsThe Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4J wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Bf 109 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 M/HH-60G Pavehawk decal sheet from Werner's Wings.


Tuesday,  Apr 18  2016

Zimbabwe National Day

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)  

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

I'm pleased to report the ARC website has been successfully moved to the new hosting company.  The old hosting company was uninterested in fixing the problem which forced me to move the site.  I will spend the next day getting things settled into the new site. 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • First Battle of Bullecourt, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is with 2 very differet looking Canadian Lancasters.  These are his 1/48 Tamiya Lancasters with one wearing a WW2 night bomber scheme and a second Lanc in a silver search and rescue scheme.  Shawn had to do some extra scratchbuiulding to complete these and he has included some of the history of both of these aircraft.  Excellent work Shawn.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a beautifully done 1/72 Trumepter MiG-29 9.12.  Dragan built this MiG-29 for a friend and finished it as a Yugoslavian jet with flawlessly painted camo scheme.  I love the look of this fighter.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large from The Small Shop.  This tool set is the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large.  Use for removing larger pieces from the PE frets. Especially useful for Ship builders and Railroad hobbyists.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. XVI Seamless Upper Cowling from BarracudaCastThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-29 Weapons Set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Kits Blk 40/42 weighted wheels from Royale ResinThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Monday,  Apr 17  2017 

Syria Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Battle of the Hills (a.k.a. Third battle of Champagne), a diversion to the Second Battle of the Aisne.  April 17–20

Sunday,  Apr 16  2017 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails

Saturday,  Apr 15  2017 
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Battle of Lagnicourt, part of the Second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Friday,  Apr 14  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Thursday,  Apr 13  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Wednesday,  Apr 12  2017 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Tuesday,  Apr 11  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • First Battle of Bullecourt, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Monday,  Apr 10  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • First Battle of Bullecourt, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Sunday,  Apr 9  2017 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Saturday,  Apr 8  2017
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Friday,  Apr 7  2017
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Shows this weekend include:

Thursday,  Apr 6  2017
No update today....I'm pushing hard this week to complete the move of the ARC site from the old hosting company to the new hosting company.  NOT the ARC Forums...the ARC site with all the articles.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Wednesday,  Apr 5  2017
No update today....I've caught a cold and plan to relax.

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Tuesday,  Apr 4  2017 

Senegal Independence Day

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Carmel J. Attard starts today with his stunning 1/72 Frog Canberra T.17 conversion.  Carmel started with the old Frog PR3 kit and then scratchbuilt a nose and other lumps and bumps to make the T.17 version.  Carmel then added detail to the cockpit, scratchbuilt a canopy and wheel wells and then gave his Canberra a great looking camo scheme and finished it with decals from Modeldecal.

Shawn phantom Weiler joins us with 2 of his 1/48 Hobby craft Otter.  Both are Canadian Otters, one on floats and one one skiis.  Shawn frond the markings for both of his Otters from Canmilair decals.  The Otter was and still is an aircraft well suited to the remote areas of Canada and both of Shawn's look GREAT!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Plastic Fantastic UH-72A Lakota decal sheet from Fireball ModelworksThis detail set is designed for the Revell of Germany kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321 Landing Gear (2 sets) from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-38 Lightning late armament set from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 108 Wooden Propeller from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Monday,  Apr 3  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

David Mielke starts today with this beautifully done 1/48 ICM Spitfire Mk.VIIIDavid chose  to finish his Spitfire in desert camo from the Italian campaign for the plane of a Canadian Ace.  He tells some of the history including about a dog fight in his article along with his experience building the ICM kit.  Beautiful work David.

Dragan Cvetic has been very busy on his 1/72 Heller Mirage 5D doing a nose conversion and adding seatbelts and cockpit details and even dressing up the detail on the wheel wells.  Dragan chose a very attractive camo scheme for a Libyan jet.  Very nice indeed.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set.  Make curved photo etch parts. Aluminum base makes rolling your parts easy!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 WGr.21 rockets for Fw 190 from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109 G/K Corrected Spinner from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Sunday,  Apr 2  2017 

Falklands War Anniversary

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Saturday,  Apr 1  2017 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917


USA Nats 2016


Model Shows

Monticello, Iowa April 22, 2017 Fleacon 13

Renton, Washington April 22, 2017 Spring Show 2017

Winooski, Vermont April 29, 2017 CAN/AM CON '17

Cleveland, Tennessee April 29, 2017 White Water Classic

Dallas, North Carolina April 29, 2017 2017 Region 12 Regional Convention and Show

Stafford, Texas April 29, 2017 Modelmania

Calgary, Alberta June 10, 2017 RMMC IPMS Calgary Model Show Reg 2017

More IPMS Events


ARC Groupbuilds

Big Kit, Big plane, Small (ish) scale GB ends Jan 1 2016

Iron Men, Plastic Ships GB ends Jan 1 2016

A-4 Skyhawk Group Build - ends Jan 1st 2016

The Graveyard Shift - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Vietnam War Group Build - ends March 1 2016

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