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Tuesday,  Nov 15  2022

Brazil Republic Day

Goran Djordjevic starts today with one of thye best looking F-16s.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa F-16B finished as a US Navy aggressor aircraft.  Goran includes the history of these F-16s and what was involved in finishing his Viper.  I love these blue camo schemes.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with the 1/537 ? AMT D-7 Klingon cruiser which is a kit released in 1968.  This is the real dael classic Star Trek model.  Being a Star Trek fan, I quite enjoy seeing Shawn's Star Trek models.. 

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 14  2022
Thomas Brückelt gets your week started in style with his 1/72 Amodel Messerschmitt Bf 109T-1.  This is the aircraft carrier version of the 109 and Thomas tells some of the history behind this very rare aircraft.  Thomas has displayed his 109 in-flight dropping a bomb.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his beautifully weathered 1/350? AMT Klingon Bird of Prey.  This is a classic kit Shawn built for a friend, complete with lighting.  It is very cool to see his display cases in his photos.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Nov 12  2022

  Uyghuristan National Day


Wednesday,  Nov 9  2022

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

I have been busy getting forklift training at one fulltime job and doing overtime at my other fulltime job.


Björn Leichsenring begin today with his beautifully finished 1/144 Fly McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II.  This is a tiny scale to be sure, but Björn put some wonderful effort into the small details to make his model look excellent.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler  joins us with a wonderful selection of RCAF Freedom fighters.  These are his 1/48 Kenetic CF-5D Freedom Fighters...X 3 beautifully weathered and finished in 3 different camo schemes.  It is a  treat to see these. 

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Oct 24  2022

Zambia Independence Day

Mark L. Rossmann begins your week with another of his fascinating historical articles.  This is his 1/48 P-47 Razorback Pt.2 article featuring 3 different P-47 in US markings including some with noseart.  Sit back and enjoy reading Mark's carefully researched article.  I always enjoy Mark's articles and models.

Shailesh Karkhanis is here to feature his attractive 1/72 Eduard PFM MiG 21 FL.  Shailesh  finished it in a great looking camo scheme with Indian markings.  Beautiful work Shailesh.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Oct 18  2022
Alacran has done plenty of extra detailing to his 1/72 Revell S2-A Tracker.  Alacran used aftermarket detail parts and folded the wings on his tiny 1/72 tracker and then finished it in Alacran markings.. Enjoy the photos.

Shailesh Karkhanis is here with his eye catching 1/48 Eduard Models MiG 21 BIS.  Shailesh finished this gem in hte markings for the Cobra squadron of the Indian Air Force and there is Cobra noseart on both sides of the intake.  This is a very attractive MiG-21.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Oct 13  2022

US Navy's birthday

Kim_myungin begins today with his first model on ARC.  This is his highly detailed 1/48 Minibase SU-33 Flanker-D.  The wings are folded and it is finished in my favorite Russian camo scheme.  Beautiful work myungin.  Welcome to ARC!!!  

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with another gem from his Star Trek display shelf.  This is his 1/1000 Polar Lights USS Defiant which Shawn built in 1 day with excellent results.  His Defiant even has built in lighting.  Shawn has included a photo of his Defiant with other Star Trek models.  I am very impressed. 

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Oct 12  2022

Spain National Day

Equatorial Guinea National Day

Sertac Bayar starts today with his 1/32 MiG-21 wearing a very interesting camo scheme.  Sertac finished his MiG as a jet from the Bolivia Air Force and I love the colors of the camo scheme. 

Angelo M Picardo is another regular on ARC and today he is sharing his 1/32 Dragon/Revell Bf-110 G4 with us.  Angelo converted his 110 to a night fighter and finished it in a skillfully done mottled camo scheme complete with a sharks mouth.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Oct 11  2022

Sertac Bayar starts your Tuesday update with his big beautiful 1/32 F-5E Tiger.  Sertac finished his F-5 in Swiss markings.


Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a wonderful selection of his 1/72 RCAF Trainers.  Some of these kits sound rather difficult to build, but the final models all look excellent.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Oct 10  2022

Republic of China / Taiwan National Day 

Fiji National Day

Sertac Bayar joins us from Turkey with his big 1/32 F-4E Phantom - TurAF 111.Sq.  Sertac finished is Phantom in the classic green brown camo and gave his impressive Phantom plenty of wonderful details.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has added a gem to his growing Star Trek fleet.  This is his 1/1000 USS Excelsior complete with internal lighting and a very detailed exterior finish. 

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Oct 7  2022
Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18BM, #74.  Wow...74 Hornets!!!  Shawn finished this one as a colour bird complete with drop tanks and weathering.  Shawn was kind enough to include a photo of his display shelves featuring many other colourful hornets.

Sertac Bayar is here in style with his 1/72 UH-1H - TurAF.  Sertac finished it in Turkish markings and a classic camo scheme. 

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Oct 6  2022
Shawn "phantom" Weiler starts you update with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18AM Hornet #73.  Shawn chose the 75th Anniversary markings for 425 squadron using aftermarket decals and finished it with weathering for a more realistic look.  This is a good looking RCAF Hornet..

Sertac Bayar joins us today with his awesome looking 1/72 Jetranger NYPD.  Its good to see the paint scheme he chose for his jetranger.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Oct 4  2022

Lesotho National Day

Pablo Angel Herrera joins us from Guatemala with his 1/32 Revell Me-262B-1a/U-1 in the mottled camo for red 12.  Pablo includes some excellent advice  for building the big Revell Schwalbe.  I am impressed with Pablos nightfighter....it is a beauty.

Klaasjan Schuuring has done a skillful job weathering his 1/48 GWH P-61B Black Widow.  Klaasjan added resin aftermarket wheels and finished his Black Widow with sexy noseart and beautifully done exhaust stains that show up well on the black night fighter paint scheme.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Oct 3  2022

Germany National Day

  Iraq National Day 

Thomas Brückelt joins us from Germany on its national day with his 1/72 Heller CF-104D Starfighter.  His Starfighters is wearing special  markings thanks to some aftermarket decals.  Have a happy holiday Thomas.

Thomas Brückelt also joins us today with his 1/18 Wum and Wendelin RC flying discsThis custom built diorama relives memories from decades ago when RC modellers were building some very creative flying aircraft.  Well done Thomas!!!

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Sept 26  2022
Daniel Truong starts your Monday update with his 1/72 Hasegawa F8U-1 finished in USMC markings.  Daniel added Aires detailing parts to the cockpit and made the markings himself for a very special F-8.  Panel lines were rescribed and details changed to make this F8U-1.  I am impressed with Daniel's efforts and his attention to detail and I love how his finished Crusader looks. 

Thomas Brückelt is here with one of my favourite 109 paint schemes.  This is his colourful 1/72 AZ models Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 looking very nice indeed.  Thomas has quite the selection of models on ARC and you can find a link to his models at the bottom of his article.  

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Sept 18  2022

Chile Independence Day 

USAF Birthday 


Friday,  Sept 16  2022

Papua New Guinea Independence Day

Mexico Independence Day

POW/MIA Recognition Day


Thursday,  Sept 15  2022

Battle of Britain Day 1940

Costa Rica Independence Day

El Salvador Independence Day

Guatemala Independence Day

Honduras Independence Day

Nicaragua Independence Day


Wednesday,  Sept 14  2022

    Ukraine Mobilized Servicemen Day 


Monday,  Sept 12  2022
No update until wednesday....I have a couple of freakishly long work days to get through between now and then.

Sunday,  Sept 11  2022

  Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001


Friday,  Sept 9  2022

Tajikistan National Day

  Ukraine Armoured Forces Day 


Thursday,  Sept 8  2022

First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London (1944)

Queen Elizabeth II...she will be missed  

21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

I have been within 10 feet of the Queen 3 times in my life...all 3 times in my home city.


In the Test Post Clubhouse I honour the Queen..


Wednesday,  Sept 7  2022

Brazil Independence Day    Pakistan Air Force Day

  Ukraine Military Intelligence Forces Day 

Blair Stewart begins today with his blast from the past.  This is his 1/175 Atlantis (Revell) Boeing B-52A with X-15, which looks like a very enjoyable build reliving those kits from our youth.  Blairs finished model looks excellent. 

Shawn phantom Weiler joins us today with his 1/32 Dragon CH-135 Twin Huey finished as a Canadian bird wearing UN markings.  Shawn tells about his time flying in one of these back in the day.  His model brings back memories of my late Dad and the UN missions he went on with the Canadian army when I was a kid.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Sept 6  2022

Rod "VIPER 316" Bettencourt gets thing started today with his big and realistically finished 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3.  The crew of this Dauntless were true heros from the battle of Midway and Ensign Frank Woodrow O’Flaherty had a ship commissioned with his name. Rods Dauntless with custom markings is exceptional.


S K Loh did an impressive job detailing and finishing his 1/144 Mini Hobby Models MIG-21PF in a multi-shade bare metal finish.  This model now resides in a museum in Hanoi. It is a pleasuret to see it here on ARC.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Sept 5  2022

    Labor Day / Labour Day 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler begins our first update this week with his build of the classic 1/72 Airfix Stirling complete with noseart.  This is an interesting early war bomber and Shawn gives more insight into it's role in the war.  Nicely done Shawn, it is good to see you leading this first update back. 


Frederic Cottin has been busy upgrading his 1/48 Academy Hawker Hunter Royal Rhodesian Air Force.  Frederic added a resin cockpit from Aires and resin wheels from Ukrainian manufacturer RES KIT.  It's good to see support for anything Ukraine these days.  His finished model was gives aftermarket decals with some very interesting roundels featuring African spears.  A darn fine looking Hunter and it is good to see it on ARC.


No daily joke today, I'm still trying to remember how to do daily updates.  :-)

Sunday,  Aug 28  2022

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

I am pleased to report I am getting back into the ARC saddle.  First I want to thank everyone for their patience...it has been a long 8 months with me working 105 hours a week for 6 of those months to keep ahead of bills.  I have stabilized things and am on a more secure footing and only need to work 70 hours a week at my 2 jobs to get ahead of my finances.  I was working 4 jobs at the worst of it all.  I expect regular updates to begin in 8 days on Monday Sept 5 2022.

Thank you again for your extreme patience....it is much appreciated.  I suffered job loss due to Covid causing me some serious problems. 


Monday,  Dec 13  2021

Saint Lucia Independence Day

Rod Bettencourt has done an impressive job detail his 1/48 Trumpeter F-106.  Rod  added a resin cockpit and aftermarket intakes and exhaust.  This one looks like the 1/1 jet.


Thomas Brückelt joins us with a very attractivel Starfighter paint scheme.  This is his 1/72 Italeri F-104G Starfighter looking excellent in this paint scheme.  Well done Thomas.. 


Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Dec 6  2021

Finland Independence Day

I am now working over 110 hours a week at 4 jobs to pay off some debts from job losses last year due to covid.  One main job that disappeared was as a cruise ship tour bus driver.  My time for ARC is limited, but my passion for ARC is still very strong.  Sadly the advertising revenue from this website only covers server fees each month, so I really need to focus on earning money from real jobs for now.


Rod Bettencourt gets this update started with his big and beautifully finished 1/32 Revell/Dragon Bf-110C.  Rod detailed the cockpit and other areas with aftermarket detail items and finished off hius stunning 110 with aftermarket decals.  This one is a beauty....enjoy the photos. 

Carl Jarosz joins us with his colorful 1/72 Italeri T-33A Shooting Star finished as  a trainer with the USMC in California.  Carl added detail to the cockpit and aftermarket decals completed this little gem.  I love the look of this T-33. 

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool  from The Small Shop.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 15  2021

Brazil Republic Day

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a real classic kit today.  This is his 1/72 Airfix B-29 Super Fortress in a bare metal finish complete with sexy noseart.  It's good to see these older kits being built.

Sam Ching is here with quite the attractive 1/72 KP MiG-19.  Sam finished it in a colorful East German paint scheme which looks quite good.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tools to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Oct 12  2021

Spain National Day

Equatorial Guinea National Day

H. Davis Gandees is here with one of the most famous Phantoms.  This is his 1/48 Revell F4J Phantom "Showtime 100" built mostly out of the box with stellar results. It is a treat to see this classic Phantom on ARC.

Mike Muth is here with a real classic.  This is his 1/72-1/77(?) Monogram "Tin Goose" built to a high standard and finished with aftermarket decals.  Mike gives excellent insight into building this classic kit.  Excelent to see this old kit built.

Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small Shop.

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tool to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


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