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Wednesday,  Nov 30  2016

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day

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Tuesday,  Nov 29  2016

Albania Liberation Day

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Alexander Breunig starts today with his amazing 1/48 Luftwaffe Tornado ECR.  Alexander chose some amazing markings for his in-flight Tornado.  Wow...I love it.

Paul Coppin has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/48 Revell Ju-87B-2.  Paul added seatbelts and went with markings and camo for a Stuka in North Africa in 1941.  The weathering looks perfect.

Angelo M Picardo has been busy added plenty of detail to his 1/32 Revell AH-1G Cobra.  Angelo added a  resin cockpit and plenty of other detail including some that was scratchbuilt that took his Cobra to a whole new level.  Wonderful work Angelo.

Monday,  Nov 28  2016

Mauritania Independence Day

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Sunday,  Nov 27  2016       
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Saturday,  Nov 26  2016        
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Friday,  Nov 25  2016

Suriname Independence Day

Had a 12 hour blackout all day Thursday as a typhoon blew through our area of the Philippines.  Electricity was cut to keep people safe during the storm.  Imagine monsoon rain for 8 hours at a 45 degree angle due to the winds and we went out during the storm to the local farmers market to buy some food for dinner...then cooked with gas by flashlight.  :-)

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Amin Ghazzaoui is here to remember the D-Day landings with his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa Typhoon Mark 1B.  Amin added scratchbuilt seatbelts to dress up the cockpit and added the perfect level of weathering to complete his Typhoon to a very high standard.  Then he set it up on a very well done diorama base.  I love it.

Ramon R. Lomeli has taken the classic 1/48 Monogram F-106 and built it up into a gorgeous looking model The seams are tricky on this one, but Ramon used a very good technique to protect and preserve the raised surface detail.  Excellent looking F-106 Ramon.

Andrea Pomettini is here with his first article on ARC and what a stunning model it is.  This is Andrea's  1/72 Hasegawa SEPECAT Jaguar GR Mk 1/A complete with a full weapons load in British markings.  It's a fantastic look Jaguar and I look forward to seeing more of Andrea's work on ARC in the future.  Welcome to the ARC homepage Andrea!!!
Thursday,  Nov 24  2016 

US Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all the Americans!!  Enjoy your time with family.

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Carmel J Attard is here with his full article on his 1/72 Hasegawa Convair F-102 Delta Dagger.  Carmel tells the fascinating history of the F-102 as well as the mods he did to his model to improve the accuracy.  I was also pleased to see he included a pic of one of his F-1-02's in SEA camo. 

Fabrizio Frassica is here with something very unique and special today.  This is his 1/48 Flying Machine Fiat G.50 III wearing the markings for an aircraft involved in the Battle of Britain.  The decals are from Tauro Model.  I quite like the look of this Fiat G.50.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive 1/72 Heller Mirage F-1AZ.  This is a South African Mirage wearing a mixture of kit decals and homemade markings.  Dragan rescribed the panel lines and also added a scratchbuilt pitot tube to help improve his Mirage.  Very nice work Dragan and I love the look of the camo scheme.

Wednesday,  Nov 23  2016        
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Hal Marshman Sr. is here with his first model for 2013.  This is his 1/48 Eduard FW-190D-11 in the paint and markings for an airfield defense aircraft.  Hal scratchbuilt details including seatbelts and cannons and finished it off with a great looking camo scheme and markings from EagleCals.  Beautiful work Hal. 

Prokopis Kroustallis has done a stellar job on his 1/72 Matchbox SAAB Viggen SK.37.  Prokopis added a full weapons load to his Viggen and finished it off in a very impressive looking splitter Swedish camouflage pattern.  wow I love the look of this one.

Bartosz Piotrowski is here with a very interesting looking aircraft.  This is his 1/72 SMER Morane Saulnier MS 225 in French markings that include shark artwork on the fuselage.  This is a very cool looking aircraft. 

Tuesday,  Nov 22  2016

Lebanon National Day

No update today....got worn out by the tropical sun and slept way too early.

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Monday,  Nov 21  2016      
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Burcin Emren joins us from Turkey with his perfectly weathered 1/48 Revell F/18-F.  This Super Hornet is carrying a full weapons load has has a weathering job that looks perfect and very realistic looking.

Jens Gerber has done an amazing job on his 1/48 Eduard Weekend Edition F6F 3 Hellcat.  Jens has high praise for this Eduard kit and I have high praise for his finished model.  He has a talent for getting things looking just right.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his beautifully repainted 1/48 Classic Airframes Vampire.  Shawn used Leading Edge decals to get the Canadian markings and finished it off in a very attractive paint scheme.  Definitely a good looking Vampire Shawn.

Sunday,  Nov 20  2016

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

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Saturday,  Nov 19  2016

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

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Friday,  Nov 18  2016

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

 Anniversary of the first flight of the F/A-18 Hornet  1978

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Shows this weekend include:

Alex Cimenti is here with his great looking 1/72 Hasegawa & Special Hobby Mirage F1.  One is wearing French markings and the other is wearing South African markings and both are sporting attractive camo schemes.  I love the look of both of these.


Ping Malay joins us today with his very special 1/48 Special Hobby Vought V-173 Flying Pancake. Ping built this one out of the box to a very high standard with very subtle weathering.  I love the look of it.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-21U resin cockpit set from Pavla Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AGM-78 Standard ARM missiles from Eduard Model Accessories This missile was carried by the F-105F/G and the A-6B/E during the Vietnam War.


Thursday,  Nov 17  2016      
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Yoav Efrati has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E.  Yoav finished it in 1985 vintage Scorpion squadron markings with the Israeli Air Force complete with a full weapons load and the most amazing weathering job in the panel lines.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Queen Charlotte Airlines Stranraer decals from Thunderbird Models.  This decal sheet gives you the choice to build one of the 2 aircraft featured on this decal sheet.  One of these aircraft is now in the Hendon Museum.


ARC forums are now back online!!!  If you can't get back into the ARC forums.... send me an e-mail to sheb@telus.net and I'll have you sorted in under 24 hours.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-7 (Fitter-A) Pitot Tubes and 30mm gun barrels from MasterOh my.....the detailing is exceptional.


Wednesday,  Nov 16  2016      
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Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with 2 very special 1/48 Hobby Craft CT-133 Shooting Star. One is a restoration job for a former CT-133 pilot and the other is a new build of the same plane in the pilot's own markings.  Shawn has built many models for former RCAF pilots and it is a treat to see his latest gem on ARC.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop Matched Grab Handles Every Time!


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.

Tuesday,  Nov 15  2016

Brazil Republic Day

No update today.  We sold our house and I'm working 18 hour days making sure the house is perfect for the new owners.  The keys get handed over tomorrow. 

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Monday,  Nov 14  2016      
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Sunday,  Nov 13  2016

  Terrorist attacks in Paris Nov 13  2015 

  Remembrance Sunday 
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Saturday,  Nov 12  2016      
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Friday,  Nov 11  2016

Poland Independence Day  

 Veterans Day / Remembrance Day   

No product articles today out of respect for  Veterans Day / Remembrance Day.   

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Shows this weekend include:

Ignacio Larraρaga is here with his delicate looking 1/72 Tamiya (Italeri) Hughes 500.  Ignacio added some excellent scratch built detailing to further enhance this beauty.  He finished it in IDF markings.

Jon Ochoa has dropped by with his sharp looking 1/144 Zvezda Boeing 787-9.  Jon chose the very attractive KLM livery to complete his airliner model.  Excellent looking 787 Jon.

Thursday,  Nov 10  2016

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

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Jeff Brundt has spent 18 months detailing his spectacular 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E.  Jeff used Eduard photo etch to detail his A-7 and then finished it with proper USN weathering and markings using the kit decals.  Jeff put plenty of effort into this gem and I enjoyed seeing every photo.


Ping Malay joins us from the Philippines with his flawless 1/48 Trumpeter Westland Whirlwind.  Ping did some first class work detailing the cockpit and gave his Whirlwinds an amazing weathering job.  Ping really brought his Whirlwind to life with his weathering.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 USAAF Pilot Heads 1942-1945 from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190D resin cockpit set + vacu canopy from Pavla Models.


Wednesday,  Nov 9  2016

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

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Stephen Carr is here with his very special 1/35 Dodge WC51.  Stephen build this model and then bought his 1/1 Dodge WC51.  Stephen has included interior photos of the radio compartment of his full sized Dodge WC51 as well as photos of his amazing model.  Very cool indeed Stephen.


Terry Chan combined scratchbuilt parts and aftermarket resin goodies on his stunning 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18F.  Terry folded the wings and left the canopy open to show off the amazing cockpit and then added weathering and finished his Super Hornet as a Jolly Rogers bird.  Enjoy the photos...this one is a beauty.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Fulcrum C conversion from ZactomodelsThis set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 BAC TSR.2 - Pitot Tube from Master.


Tuesday,  Nov 8  2016

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

No update today.

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Monday,  Nov 7  2016     
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Shawn "phantom" Weiler went to town in a big way of the 1/48 Hasegawa CH-124 Sea King.  Shawn used goodies from Belcher Bits and performed other mods to come out with a  truly stunning model of a Canadian Sea King.  This one is a treat to see.

Alex Cimenti is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/72 Italeri F-104 G recce in Italian markings as it appeared during the Gulf War in 1990.  Alex paid special attention to get everything perfect and then gave his Italian Starfighter a great looking camo scheme.  I love the look of this F-104.


Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Mk.20 Rockeye II cluster bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  Nov 6  2016     
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Saturday,  Nov 5  2016

 Guy Fawkes Day 

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Friday,  Nov 4  2016

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
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Shows this weekend include:

Andrew Desautels is here with a very moving story and photos from the 2014 USS Arizona Final Toast.  I must commend Andrew for his involvement with these Arizona survivors...his stories including this one are quite moving.  Well done Andrew.

Ping Malay joins us from the Philippines with his stunning 1/48 Monogram B-26 Marauder.  Ping finished his heavily weather B-26 as "Flak Bait", one of the most famous American bombers from WW2.  Ping is a highly skilled modeler and I'm thrilled to see his model on ARC today.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 GBU-8/B HOBOS bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-39 cockpit and wheel bay set from NeomegaThis detail set is designed for the Heller kit.


Thursday,  Nov 3  2016

Panama Independence Day

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George Ting has been very busy converting and scratchbuilding his 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-300.  George scratchbuilt the landing gear and did plenty of extra work to create his 747- 300.  It is excellent to see this fine 747 on ARC.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a full build review article for the 1/48 Kitty Hawk AH-1Z.  Floyd had a big influence on this Kittyhawk Cobra kit due to his vast knowledge of the Cobra and his article is quite the insightful read and his model looks fantastic. 

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Part 7 decal sheet from Lifelike DecalsThis decal sheet features 3 P-47's with noseart.


Wednesday,  Nov 2  2016      
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Andrew Desautels is here with some added photos of his 1/25 kitbash/scratchbuild "POSSUM VAN"from The Red Green Show.  It seems Andrew met the star himself and got his Van model signed and he also won an award at 2010 IPMS/USA convention.  This makes this one of the coolest models and rumour has it Andrew will soon receive honourary Canadian citizenship.


Tahir Φzcivan has spent 1 year super detailing the big 1/32 Trumpeter A-10 Thunderbolt.  Tahir scratchbuilt eh cockpit details and then opened up many exterior panels to show off more of his scratchbuilt detailing.  Sit back and enjoy the photos...this A-10 is a work of art.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Westland Wyvern S.IV resin cockpit set from Pavla Models.


Tuesday,  Nov 1  2016

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November

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Thomas Brόckelt has done a stunning job on his two 1/72 Amodel Christen Eagle II Aerobatic biplane.  Thomas got a ride in his friend's Christen Eagle II and built these models to honour the flight.  One model is in-flight with a spinning prop and the other is on the ground.  Thomas made custom decals for both models.  I love the look of the finished models.

JD joins us today with his second article on ARC.  This beauty is his 1/72 Hasegawa Su-33 in the markings for a jet in the Ace Combat simulator game.  JD had to do some tricky masking to create this special Flanker, but all his effort paid off with a exceptionally attractive jet.  The cockpit complete with pilot and the shaded metal exhausts all bring this model to life in a very effective way. 

Randy Lutz has done some fine added detailing to his 1/48 Gavia Lavochkin La-7.  Randy is a skilled modeller and he reworked the smaller details on this model and then finished it in one of his famous high quality paint jobs complete with exhaust stains.

Sebastian L is here with something rare today.  This is his 1/72 SOKO G-4 Super Galeb in the markings for the Myanmar Air Force.  Sebastian put some excellent effort into this kit and was rewarded with a great looking model

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/32 Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Mid-Late War figure from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 TS-11 Iskra - Pitot Tubes and 23mm gun barrel from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Modern Jets Cockpit Instrument Decals from airscale.


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