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  1. Boy it's being a while with life and then covid life and then post covid life. Now with this life of increasing inflation and dwindling income, I still enjoy the hobby except at a much, much smaller scale, no pun intended, to the point of not being able to build any kits other than pre-covid paused builds. Stalled due to time and hacking them up to make them more accurate. Well more accurate in shape than in the number of rivets. 😄 I hope everyone is doing well and I just wanted to update on myself and say 'Hi and I haven't completely abandoned the hobby. Well not yet.". 😄
  2. Yes, well put. Some of these idiots are trying to profiteer from this and are the ones buying all the toilet paper, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer. Thankfully some reseller sites are doing the right thing and blocking these these sellers for marking up prices by 500%. Not to make light of the situation but it reminds me of that Seinfeld episode.
  3. Hello Everyone, It's been awhile since I have been in the ARC forums but things in life seems to create a pausing effect in our hobby but I still enjoy an interest in aviation. I'm asking if someone could please help scan some missing pages in pdf at 150 dpi (seen this as minimum for a public library scanner) , I'd really appreciate it. The titles and missing pages are listed as follows: Monogram Close-Up 02, Junkers 288 (pages 1 & 2) Monogram Close-Up 13, Aichi M6A1 Seiran (pages 23, 24, 25 & 26) The Horten Flying Wing in World War II - The His
  4. I'm glad to see Tamyia producing some 1/48 scale modern tanks like the M1 Abrams and JSDF Type 10. But I'd also like to see them produce a 1/48 scale Leopard 2, British Challenger and other Cold War and recent modern tanks. Does anyone know if Tamyia has any new modern 1/48 scale tanks in the works? Tanks in advance.
  5. I watched the 50's movie "The Giant Claw" and an unlikey star of the picture, to me, is the Avro CF-100. There was other stock footages of the Northrop F-89 Scorpion and North America F-86 Sabre but seeing stock footage of a CF-100 in a movie was something I didn't expect.
  6. Thanks, Jackman. Still would like to see if that Scale Modeler article will give a little more details on the conversion. But so far from the hyperscale article it seems to be a challenge.
  7. Hi Guys, If someone has the Scale Modeler November 1993 issue, could you scan the pages in regards to an article on converting the Hasegawa (Revell Germany) 1/32 scale F-5E Tiger II into a F-5A (CF-5A) Freedom Fighter by John Lumley. I would very much appreciate it as I would like to read it. Thank you in advance.
  8. Thanks to Tom. I have the missing pages scanned.
  9. After seeing Shawn "phantom" Weiler's what-if Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk.2 on ARC's main page and with the recent search for the free flight models in Lake Ontario, I thought I'd pass on some other related news, albeit 3 - 4 months late. There's a group in Alberta building a scaled down flyable Avro Arrow. Here's the link to the news article.
  10. I grew up watching the 60's Batman reruns but most recently I enjoyed his mayor Adam West on Family Guy. Thanks for the childhood memories and recent laughs. RIP Mr. Adam West.
  11. I'm very late to this party but Vac Wings 48 made a number of 1/48 scale vacuform aircraft in addition to their Vac Wings 72 1/72 scale line of aircraft.
  12. Parts being snipped out of the sprue seems suspicious but if the sprues are still in the clear plastic bag with the factory sealing then that would be different story. Clear sprues missing from kits do happen. It seems Monogram's 1/48 F-101B is notorious for it because I too had the same problem but I bought mine as a factory sealed NOS (New Old Stock) from a shop that was closing when the owner decided to retire. At the time the Monogram name was longer and it was just Revell. Luckily, Revell reissued the 48 scale Voodoo and with 2 emails, 1 to CS and another to Operations as per CS reply e
  13. Was shocked to learn about Anton Yelchin's death. Of all the JJ Abrams' ST crew, I like Anton's Chekov. I wonder what this will do for future ST films. He's a very talented young actor who has left us too soon. RIP Anton Yelchin. Anton Yelchin Wikipedia write up
  14. Utterly sickening. That guy is a low life who can't figure out that when he steals he is not only stealing from the shopowner and his family who depends on his income to put food on the table but he's stealing from the rest of us. I'm quite friendly with the few local hobbyshop owners in my area and am alway appauled to hear about thieft at their stores. When this happens you'll see prices increase to cover cost of either or both more staff or more security. The worst case scenario is the closure of the shop which is what happened to one shop owner, a good friend of mine, who was kind enough
  15. I think Justin PM Bieber, oh yeah it's Trudeau, should just get Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan to dust off the remaining CF-116's and put them back in service so that Justin can use the money saved to get the extra help his American Idol wannabe wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau giving her free time to mingle with Hollywood A listers. :lol: Getting a little serious, I heard the US Marines don't want anything to do with the Super Hornets because they're waiting on the F-35. Maybe Canada can do a Operation Peace Wings 2.0 with the US and swap the legacy Hornets for the Super Hornets. Yeah like that
  16. I never got to see Mr Hockey play live other than in the HNIC 1980 All Star game and a few of the Hartford Whalers games that were on Saturday night aka Hockey night. Great ambassador for the sport of hockey and most likely only one. He will always be the greatest player on the ice to me. RIP Gordie Howe "Mr. Hockey".
  17. I'm in the same position as BIG and have to agree about looking at both the price and shipping cost with online sellers, ie you'll can always find a kit for $1 with a shipping of $100 on ebay. I haven't bought from Squadron since the 90's but even then it was rare because something on sale with the shipping would sometimes be the same price as getting one from my LHS which I now rarely do because of personal finances or lack of it. Many make very good points. It is after all a business and in free enterprise it's survival of the fittest but then again if they go what shape would the hobby be
  18. After being given his 1985 Autobiography written by himself and Leo Janos, I read from front cover to back and was truly impressed by his accomplishment given his limited academic background. His life is something that would not happen in this day because of his limited education. However, it shows back then that one's abilities was much more important and valued than your pedigree. Another thing I got from Yeager is how humble the guy is. He could have really cashed in, especially after "The Right Stuff", but didn't. After reading I thought if he never got the breaks and opportunities he did
  19. Thought I'd share this because it seems so fitting of the season. The background story is my small niece went to see the Disney on Ice Frozen show. 2 days later she fell while playing with this light up wand they sell at the show and broke it. I fixed it and while messing around with my camera and moviemaker, recorded a video on the process of repairing the wand and it's electronic parts. Lucky it was a simple solution. Hope you either enjoy or find it interesting. Advance apologies for some fuzzy zoom in's, it's a cheap camera.
  20. Ditto. Big thanks to all those who organized, ran and participated in this fun event. That was scary on Friday nite and I was lucky to be in the chatroom long enough for Corsair to return and let us know about his Dad. I missed last year's one and the 2nd day of chatroom shenanigans made up for it. It was a Festivus miracle minus the aluminum pole, airing of grievances and feats of strength :lol: . Thanks for the fun guys .
  21. I choose the *22) 1/72 Revell Horten Go 229 box number 04312 (Streetstream). Thanks.
  22. It's also why I'm so baffled they haven't made one. Being their first indigenously developed aircraft that helped lead their aviation industry to where it is now. Hopefully, Trumpeter will finally take notice to the importance of the Fantan and immortalize it in an injection plastic kit.
  23. Years back Trumpeter stated a future release of a 1/32 scale Nanchang Q-5/A-5 Fantan but nothing happened. Will they revisit the idea but maybe in 1/48 and/or 1/72 like they did with the Shenyang J-8/F-8 II Finbacks. I'd like to see more indigenous legacy PLAAF aircraft.
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