Homepage Text - July 2017

Monday,  July 31  2017
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Sunday,  July 30  2017

Vanuatu Independence Day

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Saturday,  July 29  2017
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Friday,  July 28  2017

Peru Independence Day

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his very nicely done 1/48 Hobby Craft Avro Arrow Mk. 2 sporting a "what-if" bare metal finish and period correct markings for a RCAF squadron.  Shawn opened the canopy to show off his cockpit detailing and then added a weapons load.  I like the looks of this one. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 E.E. Canberra corrected rudder from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit. 


Thursday,  July 27  2017

Korean War Armistice Date 1953

No update today....I have another long day at my real job.

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Wednesday,  July 26  2017

Liberia Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day

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Polly Singh gets things started in style with his 1/72 Novo RAF F-4K Phantom.  Polly added Gunpods and BL 755 cluster bombs and gave it the markings for a 43 Sqn bird with it's great looking camo scheme and colourful markings and delicate weathering.  Beautiful work Polly.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-9/Su-11 Pitot tubes and missile rail heads from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27 cockpit with pilot helmet from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Tuesday,  July 25  2017
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Kees Kuyper is here with two 1/72 Fokker D-23.  One is built with floats which would have been an interesting option if this aircraft ever got past the prototype phase.  Kees has chosen 2 different paint schemes to complete his Dutch twin engined aircraft.  It's very cool to see both of these on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/144 R.A.F. Vulcan Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Spoked Wheels (smooth tread & ribbed sidewall) from Ultracast.


Monday,  July 24  2017
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Erid Meds joins us for the first time today with a stunning 1/48 Academy Su-30MKM.  This model is a combination of kit bashing and aftermarket detailing for get the smallest of details correct.  It has a great weapons load and lovely weathering and repositioned vectored exhausts and a host of other details.  This one is a beauty.  Welcome to ARC Erid!!!


Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening pod from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SH-3H Seaking Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.


Sunday,  July 23  2017

Egypt National Day

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Saturday,  July 22  2017
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Friday,  July 21  2017

Belgium Independence Day

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Carmel J. Attard has taken the classic 1/72 Frog Grumman Hellcat F6F and given it quite a bit of love and attention to turn it into a stunning model.  I love the markings on this one.

Thursday,  July 20  2017

Colombia Independence Day

USA Moon Landing  - First Human on the Moon  (1969)

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Artur Kapusta is here with a  very cool 1/32 Revell Polish "What-if" JAS-39 Gripen.  This Polish Air Force Typhoon in wearing Battle of Britain Anniversary markings and full weathering.  I love this idea, because it honours the Polish pilots that fought in the BOB.

Wednesday,  July 19  2017
No update today...I'm busy at my job today.

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Tuesday,  July 18  2017
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Mark L. Rossmann joins us with his sharp looking 1/48 Monogram F-8E(FN) French Crusader wearing the markings for a F-8 retirement jet.  Mark tells the history of the F-8 in French service as well as how the French Crusaders are different from the American Crusaders.  Beautiful looking jet.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Kamov Ka-27 Helix Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Standard Wheels (smooth tread & sidewall) from Ultracast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-84G Thunderjet Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell/Pro Modeler kit.


Monday,  July 17  2017

Iraq Republic Day

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his very cool 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4E Phantom #192.  This particular Luftwaffe Phantom will join 3 other in a very dynamic in-flight display that you can see more photos of in his article.  A very cool display indeed.


Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool  is for rings, loops, grab handles and more - Designed by John Geigle Masterpiece Models. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 SC 250 German WWII bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Silver Leaf Roundels decal sheet from Canuck Model Products. Pre 1965 era roundels in various sizes to scale: 84", 48", 36", 30", 24", 20", and 16".


Friday,  July 14  2017

France National Day

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Paul Coppin added some beautiful scratchbuilt detailing as well as photos etch details to upgrade his 1/48 Tamiya Fairey Swordfish Mk1.  Paul then gave it  a flawless camo job and just the perfect amount of weathering to finish his stunning Stringbag.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104 exhaust nozzle late from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Thursday,  July 13  2017
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Victor Rene Carlos dropped by the ARC Corporate office in the Philippines with his 1/72 Academy F-14.  Victor finished his Tomcat in the markings for VF-2 Bounty Hunters and then gave it a full weathering job.  Beautiful work Victor.


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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-86 Sabre Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic/Italeri kit.


Wednesday,  July 12  2017

Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day

No update today.

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Tuesday,  July 11  2017

Mongolia National Celebration Day

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler gets things fired up today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #191.  Shawn finished this one in Luftwaffe anniversary markings complete with an in-flight display base.  Nice one Shawn.


Sertac Bayar has dropped by the Turkish corporate offices with his 1/48 BO-105.  Sertac built his chopper to a very high standard and finished it in German markings.


Here's a product article for the1/144 Avro Lancaster Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Amodel kit.


Here's a product article for the1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat control surfaces from AiresThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Standard Wheels from Ultracast.


Monday,  July 10  2017

Invasion of Sicily - Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 

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Paul Fernandez joins from the sunny Philippines with his 1/72 Heller AT-28D.  Paul did quite a bit of detailing using aftermarket items as well as his own scratchbuilt parts to create his stunning AT-28D.  Paul weathered his model and finished in the markings of the Philippines Air Force.  Beautiful work Paul....salamat (thank you).


Dragan Cvetic did a first class out of the box build on his 1/72 Fujimi F7U-3M Cutlass.  Dragan finished his Cutlass in the colorful markings that were common at that time.  I love how this one looks.


Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is the 4" Hold and Fold Photo Etch Bending Tool 4" Mk IV RTH. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX cockpit from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Blk 1-32 Late weighted wheels from Royale ResinThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic F-16 kits (Blk 1-32 Late).

Sunday,  July 9  2017

Argentina Independence Day

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Saturday,  July 8  2017
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Friday,  July 7  2017

Solomon Islands National Day

I've been sick the past few days, but I'm starting to feel better today thank goodness.  Sorry for the missed updates.

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Carlos Vargas dropped by the ARC corporate offices in Venezuela with his outstanding 1/48 Revell (Trimaster) Focke Wulf 190 D-11.  Carlos did quite a bit of scratchbuilding and finished his Dora in a beautifully done Luftwaffe camo scheme  complete with weathering.  I love the look of this 190D.

Tom Dziedzic has done a marvelous job building and weathering his 1/48 Monogram F-101b.  Tom finished his Voodoo in the markings for the Minnesota ANG and I love how good this classic Monogram kit can look in the hands of a skilled modeller such as Tom.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 108 wooden propeller from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the  Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-7 (Fitter-A) Pitot Tubes and 30mm gun barrels from Master.


Thursday,  July 6  2017

Comoros Independence Day

Malawi Republic Day

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Wednesday,  July 5  2017

Cape Verde National Day

Venezuela Independence Day

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Tuesday,  July 4  2017

United States of America Independence Day

Rwanda Liberation Day

    Happy 4th  to all the American ARCer

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Carmel J. Attard marks July 4th with his exceptional 1/72 Airmodel vac form RB-57F.  Carmel did quite a bit of scratchbuilding on his high altitude recce jet including cast aluminium engine cowlings.  He explains the history and build process in his very interesting article.  I love this long wing B-57.

Monday,  July 3  2017

Belarus Independence Day

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Alexis L. Baligod II has done a stellar job on his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/144 Minicraft Tu-22M Backfire-BAlexis did a fine job building his Tu-22 and then gave it a gentle weathering job to add further realism.  This is one sweet looking bomber.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire round style exhaust stacks from Eduard Model Accessories.


Sunday,  July 2  2017
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Saturday,  July 1  2017

Canada  Day

Burundi Independence Day

Rwanda Independence Day

    Happy Canada Day to all the ARC Canucks 

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