Saturday,   Sept 30  2006       Botswana National Day  

  Guinea-Bissau Independence Day  

  • Robert T. Rio joins us with his very nicely done 1/48 Academy Mirage 3C.  Robert did some scratchbuilding to improve upon the detail and accuracy of his Mirage 3C.   

  • Carmel John Attard is here with his 1/72 Rareplanes TC-45 and Airmodel T-28 and Buckeye.   All 3 of thewse look excellent and to see the 3 of them in the same colour scheme is quite the treat.

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Friday,   Sept 29  2006 
Thursday,   Sept 28  2006 
Wednesday,   Sept 27  2006     Special F-14 Tomcat Sunset Update Sept 2006 
Monday,   Sept 25  2006   
No update today......some important family business has come up.
Saturday,   Sept 23  2006        Start of the Jewish New Year  
Friday,   Sept 22  2006     Mali Independence Day  
Thursday,   Sept 21  2006      Malta Independence Day  
Wednesday,   Sept 20  2006 
Tuesday,   Sept 19  2006    Anniversary of the Chilean Army 

  Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day  

Monday,   Sept 18  2006        Chile Independence Day  
Sunday,   Sept 17  2006 

Rochester NY Historic Model Association contest is on today Sunday Sept 17th at Radisson Inn 175 Jefferson Rd, Rochester NY 14623 

  • Ken Middleton is here with his 1/48th Academy F-15C Eagle  that he converted to an F-15A.  Ken did some extra work on his F-15 and displayed it on one of his classic display bases.  This goes to show how nice this kit can be in the hands of a skilled modeller.

  • James Ashton is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/24 Airfix Ju87B-2 Stuka that he built after a 20 year break from the hobby.  James has learned some trick and honed his skills....as you'll read and see in his article.  Welcome to ARC James!!!.   

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Saturday,   Sept 16  2006     Mexico Independence Day  

  Papua New Guinea Independence Day  

  • Alfonso Barajas joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking  1/48 Monogram F-5E Tiger.  This special F-5 is done up in Mexican Air Force markings to mark Mexico's Independence Day today.  Welcome to ARC Alfonso!!!  

  • Billbuccaneer (aka Billy Calzada) has done quite a bit of scratch building on his 1/72 Testors SBD Dauntless that he converted to a Mexican A-24B Banshee.  Amazing work Billy!!!

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Friday,   Sept 15  2006     Battle of Britain Day  Costa Rica  Independence Day
     El Salvador Independence Day    Guatemala Independence Day
  Honduras Independence Day     Nicaragua Independence Day 
Fence Check is proud to announce the availability online of  the official Tomcat Sunset 2007 Calendar.  Shot by some of the world's best photographers, each month features a full frame image of a Tomcat.  Click here for full details.  Only $15 plus S&H
  • Reminder Victoria Scale Modellers in Victoria, BC, Canada are having their annual show and contest on Saturday, September 16, 2006  Click here  for more details.
  • Reminder Oregon Historical Modelers Society is having their show this Saturday, September 16th  at the Evergreen Aviation Museum.   Click here for more info
  • Alberta AFV Model Show  will be held this Saturday in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the Museum of the Regiments.  The doors open at 9am with judging going on all day, culminating in the awards presentations at 4:15.  Here is their web site (although this link wasn't working for me).
Thursday,   Sept 14  2006 
Wednesday,   Sept 13  2006 
Tuesday,   Sept 12  2006 
  • Victoria Scale Modellers in Victoria, BC, Canada are having their annual show and contest on Saturday, September 16, 2006  Click here  for more details.
Monday,   Sept 11  2006   5th Anniversary of World Trade Center attacks.
No reviews today out of respect for the victims of 911.
  • I have some photos of the Blue Angels at various locations they have performed around the US....including one photo of the Blue Angels over the World Trade Center towers.   

  • Here's 7 photos of a very special 9-11 Truck.  This 18 wheeler was painted to remember the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9-11 in 2001. 

  • Gonzalo D. Mendoza is here with his Special 9-11 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C.  This jet has quite the story behind it....as you'll read in Gonzalo's article.  

  • Sergio Baptista is here with his 1/48 Heller Mirage III.  This article was supposed to be on ARC on Sept 7 for Brazil's Independence Day, but I missed it in my overly busy inbox.  This special Mirage is the 2 seat version in FAB (Brazilian Air Force) markings.

  • George R. Mustafa has done an outstanding job building, detailing and finishing his 1/20 Nichimo Cessna 172 Skyhawk Scene "First Solo".  I saw this model at the US IPMS Nationals in Kansas City and the level of added detail was phenomenal.   

  • Mark McClellan stopped by the Australian ARC Corporate offices with his   1/72 Minicraft B-24 Liberator.  This special Aussie Liberator flew in Australian markings during WW2 and Mark built it for his local museum.  He tells more about building this beauty in his article.   

  • Anton Meso has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his 1/72 Hasegawa F-16 CJ Fighting Falcon.  Anton used a variety of detail sets to improve the detail on his F-16.....with very effective results.  

  • Dominic Gutierrez finishes up today's update with his 1/72 Revell Messerschmitt Bf109 G-10/AS.  This sharp looking 109 is finished in the markings for the famous Luftwaffe ace Major Erich Hartmann.   

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Sunday,   Sept 10  2006 
  • Yufei Mao begins today with his 1/72 Hasegawa Su-27Yufei built his Flanker out of the box with a sharp looking paint scheme. 

  • Gavin Rees is here with his very nicely detailed 1/48 MRC Acadamy CH-46E Sea Knight.  Gavin did a stunning job on the weathering....his efforts paid off.

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Saturday,   Sept 9  2006     Tajikistan National Day  

  Democratic People's Republic of Korea National Day  

Friday,   Sept 8  2006   First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London '44
  • A few reminders about shows this weekend.
  • IPMS-Fort Worth is having their annual Scale Modelers SuperCon show this Saturday, September 9th  Click here for more info
  • Northern Wings, a new "all-craft" contest that is scheduled for September 9, 2006 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Click here for more details.
  • 8th Annual Air Zoo Model Contest, Sept 9,2006 at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo in Kalamazoo Michigan.  Click here for more details.
  • Alan Williamson has been busy getting the details right on his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet.  Alan imnproved his Hasegawa Hornet with a resin cockpit.  His article tells the trgaic story behind this particular RAAF Hornet.   

  • Carmel J. Attard has been very skillful and determined in making his 1/72 Scratchbuilt Greyhound.  He has kindly included a photo of this beauty with no paint so you can see what is involved.  Amazing.  

  • Victor Yong joins us with his 1/48 Academy MiG-29.  Victor finished his aggressive looking MiG in Malaysian Air Force markings.  

  • Terry Sumner is here with some of his favourite photos from Noreastcon 2006.  I really do wish I could attend this show one of these years.  

  • Ken Middleton is here with a  preview of the 1/48 F-5E VMFT-401 Snipers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  

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Thursday,   Sept 7  2006      Brazil Independence Day  

  Pakistan Air Force Day  

  • I'm pleased to announce you can use the www.arcair.com domain name to reach ARC.  The old and longer domain name will also work.
  • Tony Hayes wants everyone to know that the CWH Model Club -- IPMS Hamilton Chapter will be running their first contest on Feb 25 2007 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  They need to fill the tables with models and get the word out.  Go here for more info.  http://www.warplane.com/Planetalk/Model_Event.html  Also Tony needs some volunteers to help out if you can.
Wednesday,   Sept 6  2006   

  Swaziland Independence and National Day  

IPMS-Fort Worth is having their annual Scale Modelers SuperCon show this Saturday, September 9th  Click here for more info
Tuesday,   Sept 5  2006 
Monday,   Sept 4  2006
No update today.....it's a holiday long weekend and I'm spending the time with my wife and daughters before our daughters go back to school tomorrow.
Friday,   Sept 1  2006     September 1 1939  - WW2 begins  

  Libya Independence Day   

   Uzbekistan National Day  

  Slovak Republic Constitution Day