Recent Reviews


 
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Friday,  Apr 28  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 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
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Battle of Arleux, part of the Second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  April 28–29  Details

Shows this weekend include:

Sinang Aribowo is here to honor the Indonesia Armed Forces day with his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-19 AURI.  Sinang modified the Trumpeter kit to make an accurate Indonesian Mig-19 and then finished off the flawless bare metal finish with a subtle weathering. 

Élcio Mendes de Araújo is here with a model I sure enjoyed seeing.  This is his 1/48 Testors Rockwell OV-10 Bronco with some additional scratchbuilding and finisjed in an attractive looking camo pattern with Venezuela Air Force markings.  This is a great looking Bronco using this classic Testors kit

Jorge Beleña "Yoryi" joins us from sunny Spain with his gorgeous looking 1/72 Airfix F-5A Freedom Fighter.  Jorge finished his freedom Fighter with missiles and Iranian Air Force markings.  Jorge is too modest.....I really like the look of his F-5.

Thursday,  Apr 27  2017

Sierra Leone Independence Day 

South Africa Freedom Day

Togo Independence Day

Netherlands King's Day

WW1 Events - this date in 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
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Bartosz Piotrowski has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/72 Heller Mirage F1CT.  This Mirage has a weapons load and droptank and is sporting French markings.  I love the look of this Mirage.

Pieter Stam is here with something you won't see often.  This is his 1/144 Platz C-46 in Bolivian markings.  Pieter's article explains the history behind this aircraft as well as what was involved to build this fine little multi-media kit.  The markings were done with custom made decals.

Maurizio Bressan is here with photos from the recent 2012 Bellaria Model Show by Pelikan Guys.  ARC members did attend this very successful and enjoyable show as you will see by the photos.  At the end of the article is a photo of some of the ARC Members.  Now you can put a few faces to names.  Great looking show guy...well done!!!

Wednesday,  Apr 26  2017

Tanzania Union Day

WW1 Events - this date in 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
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Ralf Berger is here to amuse you with his 1/48 Revell Albatros D.V.  This is a new what-if version of the WW1 fighter and is a cross between an updated Albatros D.V and a Predator drone.  You enjoy reading the background story and the model is  a beauty and a treat to see.  Have a good holiday Ralf...have a beer and enjoy.

Kitt Janpayom has done an amazing job building and finishing this 1/48 Academy Mig 29 UB Fulcrum B.  It's a Luftwaffe jet so it fits well with today's Germany National Day theme.  Check out the camo scheme and weathering.....everything looks perfect.  Jets wearing German markings always look great.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here to add some variety to today's update with his 1/350 HMS Warspite.  Lots of guns and a very cool war time camo pattern.....ya' can't beat that....and 1/350 scale....so it's pretty big.

Tuesday,  Apr 25  2017

Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day

Italy - End of WW2 1945

WW1 Events - this date in 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
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Matthias Becker has done an outstanding job building and detailing his  1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000D.  Matthias used resin and photo etch detail parts to dress up most areas of his Mirage before he gave it a truly flawless and very realistic weathering job.  The end result is a model that look realistic than the real plane.

Chris Parsons is here with his gorgeous looking Monogram Cessna 180 to a 185.  This is a classic kit and Chris did some of his one modifications to improve the detail of his float plane and then finished it all off in a diorama setting.  I love the look if it Chris.

Antonio "Coyote Jr." Quiros Ibieta joins us today with his flawless 1/48 Kinetic F-16 MLU.  This F-16 has added resin and photo etch parts and is then finished off in the markings for a Chilean jet .  No doubt about it.....this s one beautifully done F-16.

Monday,  Apr 24  2017
I'll be on the island of Boracay, Philippines visiting my wife this week, but I will do daily updates.  I will be back in Canada May 1.

WW1 Events - this date in 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
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Second Battle of Scarpe, part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Apr 23 –   Apr 24  Details

Victor De Jesus joins us with another classic model kit build.  This is his sharp looking 1/32 Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt in the colors and markings for “The Trojan Warhorse”.  It's great to see people building these classic kits.....it brings back memories.  Thanks Victor.

Vorya Hidaryan is here with an awesome looking 1/72 Academy F-14 Tomcat.  This is an IRIAF (Islamic Republic Iranian Air Force) F-14 in the attractive blue camo worn by the Iranian Tomcats.  Most of the marking were handmade.   I love the look of this F-14.

Kees Kuyper is here to make you grin with his NESA Snail Marsrover. Yes.....NESA (NEtherlands Space Agnecy) is also busy exploring Mars.  Let's hope their Rover doesn't accidentally run over the smaller NASA Mars rover. 

Sunday,  Apr 23  2017

England - St. George's Day

Turkey National Independence and Children 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
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Second Battle of Scarpe, part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Apr 23 –   Apr 24  Details

Saturday,  Apr 22  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
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Friday,  Apr 21  2017

United Kingdom - Birthday of 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down 25 yr old (1918)

No update today, my daughter and I are traveling to the Philippines to visit my wife.

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

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 Ülgür 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