Monday,    May 31  2010

   US Memorial Day  

No product articles today out of respect for the  US Memorial Day.

Florian Enste starts today with something a bit different.  This is Florian's 1/350 Flagman U-boat Type VIIC with added detailing made from scratch as well as aftermarket detail items.  Check out the photos in the article.....they are quite well done. 

Ioannis Giavasis has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his  1/48 Hobby Boss Mig-17 F Fresco.  Ioannis  added a Neomega cockpit set and Quickboost guns to add further detail, but the real beauty of this Egyptian MiG-17 is the painting and weathering job..

Juan Jesús Moreno joins us today with his well weathered 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-3.  This Mig-3 looks like it has been through many months of hard fighting....I love it. 

Bob Bartolacci has been busy building his very attractive 1/72 Hasegawa F-104.  Bob chose to finish his sharp looking Starfighter in Italian markings......which really does look good.

  • In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily  photo and some text in keeping with the US Memorial Day.

Friday,   May 28  2010

  Armenia National Day 

  Ethiopia National Day 

  Azerbaijan National Day 

Tudor Gheorghiu starts today with his outstanding looking 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a.  Tudor did some extra scratchbuilt detailing to improve upon the very fine Tamiya 262.  Then this beautiful Me-262 was finished in the markings for Heinz Bar's "Red 13" bird with some weathering for added realism.  

Eric Hargett has done a truly impressive job on his 1/48 Academy Seversky P-35A.  Eric tells the early war history of the P-35's as well as the background of the P-35 as it served and fought in the Philippines.  Eric's P-35 is one of these weathered Philippines defenders.

Serge Dompierre joins us today with his very nicely done 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104.  Serge used Canadian markings on his Starfighter as it would have looked in the mid '70's.  This Starfighter turned out looking excellent.

Rafi Ben-Shahar has been busy making his 1/48 Dragon Ju 88G-6 look just right.  Rafi is a skilled modeler so of course he chose a difficult camo scheme for his Ju-88.  I love the look of it with the radar antenna on the nose.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 ACES II ejection seats late version from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 J-35S Draken DK-215 "Last Flight" decal sheet by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.


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Thursday,   May 27  2010  
Massimiliano Bianchi starts today with his super detailed 1/48 Academy F-51D Mustang.  Massimiliano  did some amazing scratchbuilding to create his super detailed Korean War era F-51.  The sharks mouth was hand painted.

KNES Armin has done a huge amount of work to create his exceptional looking 1/48 SMT MiG-29.  Armin used a combination of aftermarket items and his own scratchbuilding skills to complete his impressive SMT MiG-29.  

Lorenzo Cassinadri is here today with his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi C.205 "Veltro".  Lorenzo added scratchbuilt details to many different areas of his Macchi C.205 before successfully airbrushing the difficult camo pattern freehand.  I really like how well this Macchi C.205 looks.  Well done Lorenzo.

Daniël Obers has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his Vietnam era 1/72 Hasegawa VMFA323 F-4B.  Daniël used a variety of aftermarket detail items to give his Phantom a  much higher level of detail.  He then finished it as a USMC bird with just the perfect amount of weathering. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Spitfire Mk. XIV 14 Exhaust - Round from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Helldivers Pt 2 SBC-3/4 decal sheet from Starfighter Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 8 different Helldivers. 

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Wednesday,   May 26  2010

  Georgia National Day 

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs this week is courtesy of the fantastic Wally Van Winkle. Some Hawgs for ya from the Michigan ANG. Thanks as always Wally!

Mark Chen has done a fantastic job on his 1/72 Academy CF-18A Hornet.  Mark displayed his Canadian Hornet in-flight with a pilot figures, weathering and a full weapons load.  This one really come out looking great. 

Fernando I. Moreno Villa joins us from sunny and warm Monterrey, México with his 1/72 Airfix Bristol F2B.  Fernando scratchbuilt extra details for his Bristol before finishing his model in the markings for the Mexican Air Force.  I always enjoy seeing Fernando's latest model on ARC.

Lyle Brown dropped by today with his McDonnell 119 Artwork. 

Vidal A. A. Costa is here with a model started by  his friend Joao F. Bertoldi.  Vidal worked with Joao to finish this 1/48 Fujimi Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 and it turned out to be quite the project, but in the end they had a amazing looking, award winning Gustav for their efforts.  This was quite the team project. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-8 Crusader wheels & paint masks from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 IAF Fouga Magister decal sheet from IsraDecal.


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Tuesday,    May 25  2010

 Jordan Independence Day 

  Argentina - National Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up and it is LOADED with the instruction sheets for the many F-5 Aggressor "Nellis/PACAF Gomers" decal sheets.  You've got to check these out.....the selection of paint schemes is fantastic.  Bob has outdone himself this time.

Mark Kannemeyer has done an exceptionally nice job on his 1/32 Trumpeter F4F Wildcat.  Mark added plenty of detail to his Wildcat and the photos of the model look as detailed as the real aircraft.  The markings were painted using homemade stencils and his Wildcat was given weathering to complete it.  

Massimo Turati has put quite a bit of effort into his sharp looking  1/48 Hasegawa F-14A VF-84 "Jolly Rogers".   Massimo gave his Tomcat some weapons and  finished this beauty in Jolly Rogers markings and weathering.  Very nicely done Massimo.

Chip Berseth has been busy building his flawless looking 1/48 Revell Mil-24 Hind.  Chip found this to be an enjoyable build and the finished model looks spot on with its Polish markings and weathering.  This kit really does build into a fine looking Hind as you will see in the photos provided by Chip.

Laurent Stern had a challenging time building his resin 1/72 Liberty Quality Kit AMX A-1.  Along the way Laurent added some extra details and finished his AMX in Brazilian markings.  It is good to see the AMX in Brazilian markings and I am impressed with how good Laurent's AMX does look. 

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Ki 43 Main Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Nakajima Ki43-II Late Exhaust - Type B from QuickBoost.

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Monday,    May 24  2010

  Eritrea Independence Day 

No update today.

Saturday,    May 22  2010

 Yemen National Day 

Friday,
May 21  2010

 Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversay of the Iquique´s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia) 

Peter Kormos has done an exceptional amount of work on his 1/72 Academy B-17F to BQ-7 conversion.  Peter added scratchbuilt detailing as well as aftermarket detail items to dress up the detail on his BQ-7.  But it was Peter's high modelling skill that pulled this whole model together into the stunning example you'll see in his article. 

Jinoo Koo has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his 1/32 Trumpeter F4F3 (Martlet Mk1).  He then created a desert diorama to display his Martlet and the final model and diorama look very realistic.  

Mark L. Rossmann is here with three 58th FBW Sabre’s from 1955-1958.  These are from the time of colorful markings and Mark has captured 3 great looking jets.  He tell all about these Sabres in his article including some of the history.  Flawless work Mark.

David Rapasi has been busy getting everything just right on his 1/48 Tamiya FW 190 A8R8.  The markings for this particular 190 are for an Ace with 31 kills and Dave tells about that and his  FW-190 in his article.  I really like the look of the camo and weathering on this one.

Zotz Decals has a new 1/72 Gunships Over Vietnam decal sheet now up on their site.  It includes 3 different types of aircraft......10 different aircraft including some with noseart. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt Gun Barrels from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 SAAB B17 vacform canopies by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.


Here is a product article of the 1/1 F-104 Starfighter Control Stick Grip from  ADV Models.

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Thursday,  May 20  2010

 Cameroon National Day 

 Cuba Independence Day 

Rafi Ben-Shahar get things started today with his  beautifully done 1/32 Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V.  You've all heard the positive comments about the Wingnuts kits and now is your chance to see one of these stellar kits built by Rafi. 

Peter Wilkinson drops by today with his eye catching 1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II.  Peter dressed up the cockpit area with an Aires resin cockpit and finished it off with decals from Microscale which gave some very colorful markings.  Peter really pulled this project together wonderfully.

Lyle Brown joins us with his Douglas C-54E Skymaster artwork.  I always love seeing his latest work. 

Juan Jesús Moreno is here with some thing special.  This is his beautifully done 1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIEE in the markings for a Spanish Air Force Mirage from the 1970's.  Juan gave his Mirage weathering for added realism.  Very nice indeed. 

Two Bobs has a limited number of the 1/72 A-10A Too Cool For School Warthogs decal sheets on sale.  Quantities are very limited.  Price is only $3.00!!!  Drop by their clearance section and  buy it while you can......there's not many left.  Product # is 72-065.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 ESCAPAC 1G-2 (A-7E Early) ejection seat from Aires.


Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new Tamiya 1/48 P-51B Mustang “Blue Nose”  Limited Edition kit.  These are available from Hobby Link Japan.

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Wednesday,   May 19  2010

Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk

  and Youth Day for Turkey 

We've got a big Turkish update today.  I'd like to send out my best wishes to all the modellers in Turkey....have a great holiday.

Gokhan Eren gets this Turkish update start in fine style.  This is his 1/72 Academy T-6 G Texan with a special cover for the canopy to deal with some canopy problems during construction......I like that....creative thinking.  Gokhan has also included an old photo of his late father standing in front of a Texan. 

Ayhan Toplu is here from Turkey with the first of his 3 articles for this special update.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E3 with a flawless camo paint job with weathering in the markings of a Luftwaffe Ace. 

Zafer Yilmaz is here with the first of his 3 articles for this special update.  Zafer has done a beautiful job building and weathering his 1/72 Hasegawa B-25H.  And check out the cool noseart.

Sertac Bayar has spent an amazing amount of time and effort fixing and adding detail to his 1/32 Testors YF-22.  I am truly impressed how well the finished model looks. 

Ayhan Toplu has done a great job building and finishing his 1/48 Dragon Ta-154 A/0.  This is one of the radar equipped plane used by the Luftwaffe and Ayhan has all the delicate radar antennas on his Ta-154.

Zafer Yilmaz joins us with his big beautiful 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109G-6.  The camo scheme on this Gustav is one I don't recall seeing before and I do like the way it looks.  Zafer dressed up the detail with a variety of aftermarket items and decals.

Ayhan Toplu is here with his third article of the day.  This is flawless 1/72 Academy F-84G finished with Alclad2 paints and some great looking Turkish markings that include noseart.  Gotta' like that.  Well done Ayhan.

Zafer Yilmaz has done a gorgeous job on his 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190D-9.  The Dora is a great looking plane and Zafer captured the look of it perfectly.

Volkan Uzeler is here with his Turkish 1/48 Kinetic F-16DG Block 40.  Volkan is a master modeller when it comes to weathering and panel line shading as you will see in his photos.  Some of the markings came from a  Zotz Decals sheet.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F2A Buffalos decal sheet from Starfighter Decals.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Ju 87D-5N Night Exhaust - Type B from QuickBoost.

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Tuesday,    May 18  2010

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day  

Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs  this week are courtesy of Yannis Lekkas. Yannis is a professional aviation photographer from Greece and has been kind enough to share some of his work with us this week. Thanks Yannis!

James Olschlager Jr. joins us with another of his beautifully done choppers.  Today James is here with his 1/72 Hobby Boss SH-60B in the markings of HSL-47 Saberhawks.  I love it. 

Zenden Ng had a challenging time with fit problems and poor quality decals on his 1/72 Tamiya JAS-39 Gripen.  But Zenden overcame these problems and produced a weathered Gripen with a full weapons load.  It looks very realistic.  

Gary Adams has put quite a bit of added effort into his 1/48 Eduard FW 190D-9.  Gary added scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit on his Fw-190 Dora and then gave it a very unique camo scheme, followed by weathering to complete his Luftwaffe fighter. 

Rodrigo Rendon built his 1/72 Hasegawa Lockheed S-3B Viking for a lucky friend.  Rodrigo repositioned some of the flying surfaces before giving his Viking some excellent looking markings and full USN weathering.  But that wasn't all......Rodrigo also made a carrier deck display base complete with aircraft tie downs.  Yup...one very lucky friend!!!

I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-4 Skyhawk wheels (late) & paint masks from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Middle East F-5 Tiger II decal sheet from IsraDecalThis decals sheet includes markings for 7 different Middle Eastern Air Forces.


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Monday,    May 17  2010

  Norway Constitution Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up. Oh Boy.....you're gonna' love this....Bob has the instruction sheets for the new F-5 Aggressor sheets in his newsletter!!!  When it comes to Aggressor sheets......nobody beats Bob!!! 

Burt Gustafson is here to give you a chance to see his exceptional 1/48 Tamiya A-1H Skyraider.  Burt gave his Skyraider a full weapons load to show off this aircraft's true value.  I'm always thrilled to see Burt's latest model on ARC.

Javier Johnson joins us with his very sharp looking 1/48 Esci Mirage F1JA.  Javier used detail parts from Fonderie Miniatures and Neomega to improve the detasil on this older kit.  Then he finished it off in markings for the FAE (Ecuador) using decal from Aztec.  Sadly this plane was shot down......the full story is in his article.  

Eugenio E. Alés is here with his beautifully done out of the box build of his 1/72 Hasegawa Ta 154 Moskito.  This is one very time consuming lo-viz camo scheme that Eugenio got looking just right.  Final weathering including gun smoke stains brings this model to life.

Joe Nassi has been busy getting all the little details on his 1/48 Monogram SNJ (AT-6) lookign just right.  Joe scratchbuilt 2 seats for his trainer and dressed up the cockpit further with careful detail painting before finishing his classic trainer in a bright yellow paint scheme. Joe also added seatbelts......very nicely done indeed.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-1 Skyraider Horizontal Stabilizers from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F/A-18E/F Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

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Sunday,
May 16  2010

  Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams  

Friday,   May 14  2010

  Paraguay Independence Day 

A reminder.....if you haven't picked up your 1/48  1/48 T-2C Buckeye model kit from Twobobs, then you might want to do so.  This kit is quietly selling out and I've got a copy and it is a great kit.


David Rapasi is here with 3 of his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsairs of VMF17.  David is a master at weathering and in today's article he shows 3 aircraft in various degrees of weathering to show them from new to tired and weathered.  Impressive......he makes it look so easy.

Francisco lara "Manimal" has been busy adding some amazing detail and weathering to his 1/32 Academy F/A-18M.  This Hornet has been converted to a Spanish Hornet with a  resin cockpit and resin figure as well as homemade decals and a flawless weathering job.  Wow....I love it.

John Doerr joins us today with a fantastic selection of his 1/48 Bf 109E's.  John has captured a great variety of the paint schemes worn by the BF-109E during it's operational life.  I know you're going to enjoy seeing John's Emil's

John R. Matthews is here with his “Constellation” Artwork. You can see more of his artwork at http://www.orcastudio.com 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Sk37E Viggen ECM cockpit and exterior detail set by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 ESCAPAC 1G-2 ejection seat (A-7D) from Aires.


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Thursday,   May 13  2010 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr. gets things fired up today with his 1/48 Italeri UH-1H.  Floyd is a well respected expert on choppers and it shows in his attention to detail on this one.  Of course the fact he's a top notch modeler helps as well. 

Chris Parsons has done a marvelous job building and finishing his  1/32 Trumpeter F-18E.  Chris did some added detailing in the cockpit to dress things up.  As you'll see in Chris's article....this kit builds up into an impressive looking model.  Nicely done indeed Chris. 

Tim Cvetic joins us with his great looking 1/48 Hobbycraft La 7.  This particular La 7 is finished in the markings of I N Kozhedub the highest scoring allied ace in WW2.  Tim also gave his La 7 some added detailing and a subtle application of weathering to finish it off.  The number o victory markings on the side of the fuselage has to be seen to be appreciated.

Two Bobs has a limited number of the 1/72 JAS-39 Press to Test Gripens decal sheets on sale.  Quantities are very limited.  Price is only $3.00!!!  Drop by their clearance section and  buy it while you can......there's not many left.


I have a product article for the new  1/32 Junkers Ju 87D-5N Night Exhaust - Type B from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 TBD-1 Devastators Pt. 3 decal sheet from Starfighter Decals.


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Wednesday,   May 12  2010 
No update today.  Sorry.
Tuesday,    May 11  2010 
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese photos are courtesy of Andreas Zeitler. Some German Air Force Eurofighter action for you. Andreas takes some great pics! Go to the Twobobs site and Right click these photos and enjoy!

Alexander Gromov aka Sanchez was very impressed with the fit of the 1/32 Tamiya A6M2b Zero.   Alexander enjoyed building his Zero and the finished model is a beauty......as it appeared on Dec 8 1941.

Stephan Mühlberger has done a gorgeous job detailing and finishing his 1/32 Hasegawa TF-104G-M Starfighter.  Stephan's F-104 is finished with aftermarket and homemade decals and a first class weathering job.  

Denis Podgorniy joins us today with his Fw 189A-1 Artwork.  Wow.....I love seeing Artwork by Denis.

Ferenc Bogádi is here with his great looking 1/144 Revell A320 in the colourful livery of  WIZZAIR.  Ferenc  used engines from a different kit to get the correct engines on his A320 and then he gave it this colourful paint job.  It's good to see an Airbus in WIZZAIR markings.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-105 Thunderchief wheels & paint masks from Aires.


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Monday,    May 10  2010
Chris Mangion starts things off today with his gallery article he calls "My Messerschmitt Me109 fleet".  Chris has quite the selection of paint schemes for you to enjoy and they are all beautifully done.  Very impressive Chris.

Carmel J Attard has been busy building another vac-u-formed kit.  This is his 1/72 Airmodel T-39 Sabreliner in USAF markings.  Carmel makes these vac-u-formed kits look so easy and the fiunished models always looks perfect.  His article tells the history of the T-39 Sabreliner as well as what was required to build his model. 

André Pacheco de Moraes has been busy converting Revell’s 1/118 Martin PBM-5 Mariner into a 1/118 Revell Martin PBM-3S Mariner.  This conversion required some scratchbuilding as well as custom made decals.  But  André also gave his model a flawless weathering job to complete this beautiful flying boat.

Daniel Matey is here with one of the better looking Tomcat camo schemes.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-14A Bombcat complete with a great looking paint scheme, weathering and a very well done diorama base.  I love the look of his F-14.. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt Oil Cooler Exhaust from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 EF-2000 Eurofighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


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Sunday,   May 9  2010

Liberation Day for the Channel Islands  May 9 1945

 Russia - End of Great Patriotic War 

 European Union
Europe Day

  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms on ARC.

Saturday,    May 8  2010

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

Friday,   May 7  2010 
Malcolm Reid had a grand time building his 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.IX.  Malcolm has high praise for this kit.  He chose to finish his Spit in French post- war markings from Vietnam, which is a great option to the usual markings worn by most Spitfire models.  Malcolm did this one up right and it looks perfect in every way.   

Dragan Cvetic has done an exceptionally nice job building, detailing his  and finishing his 1/72 KP MIG-21 SM.  Dragan scratchbuilt a cockpit as well as other things to turn this into a great looking MiG-21.  I love how it turned out. 

Denis Podgorniy joins us today with another of his impressive pieces of art.....this is his painting of a Bf 109E-4/B.  Wow this really is amazing artwork.

Joe Marranca joins us with a very well done 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero.  Joe did some added detailing and some beautifully subtle weathering before finishing his Zero in the markings of a Pearl Harbor attacker.  Joe's Zero is a treat to see.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 EA-6B/EA-18G The Kings of Sting decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis new release features CAG Markings for the Scorpions of VAQ-132 for both their EA-6B Prowler and newer EA-18G Growler.


Marco Riccitelli (spartacus2000) is here with a product article for the new Plastic Model Club Montex painting masks that are available in 1/32;1/48,1/72.   

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Spitfire Mk. XIV Exhaust - Fishtail Exhausts from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new Dassault Mystére IV book from IsraDecalThis book contains over 270 photos.


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Thursday,   May 6  2010 
Gabriel Stern is back today with Part 2 of his article about his 1/72 Scratchbuilt/Vac Capelis XC-12.  Gabriel tells us in complete detail about what was involved to build this very rare and unique looking airliner.  Gabriel's amazing skills make it all look so easy.

Petit James drops by today with his 1/48 ESCI MiG-23s.  This is an Iraqi MiG-23 using Linden Hill Decals posed in a diorama.....complete with a Saddam Hussein figure.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109G-6/R6 with it's eye catching camo scheme.  Rafi airbrushed this camo scheme freehand......which shows how very skilled he is with an airbrush.. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 T-2C Colorful Buckeyes decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis latest sheet from Twobobs features markings for five different aircraft including Venezuelan, Hellenic and also the "Tadpole" adversary scheme from the US Navy. 


I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-16B MLU Fighting Falcon cockpit set from Aires.

I have a product article for the new LTV A-7D/K Corsair II Book from AirDoc.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 JA37 Viggen cockpit and exterior detail set from Rebell Hobby.


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Wednesday,   May 5  2010

  Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

Best wishes to everyone today in Mexico....enjoy Cinco De Mayo. 

Gabriel Stern is here with Part 1 of his article on his 1/72 Scratchbuilt / Vac kit Capelis XC-12.  I'm very proud to say that Gabriel was the one that made the masters for this vac-u-formed kit and you're seeing it here first.  Tomorrow in Part 2 Gabriel will build this beauty for you all to enjoy.

David Rapasi has dropped by today with his flawlessly done 1/32 Hasegawa FW 190A-8.  This particular Fw-190 sports one of those complicated Luftwaffe camo schemes as well as noseart from an EagleCals decal sheet of a devil riding a pitchfork.  A great looking model Dave. 

Orlando Sucre Rosales joins us from sunny and warm Caracas, Venezuela with his great looking 1/72 Airfix Saab Draken.  This is another in Orlando's series on building older Airfix kits and I must compliment Orlando on this series.  It shows very clearly that there is value in these older kits and you don't need to buy the latest and greatest kit to enjoy this hobby. 

Duan did a beautiful job building, detailing and finishing his 1/72 Revell Fokker E.III.  This little fighter is finished in the markings of the famous Ace Ernst Udet.  The shading of the paint and the careful attention to detail make this an outstanding model.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 T-2C VT Buckeyes #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis new release from Twobobs features markings for four different aircraft with enough stencils for two complete jets. Bonus markings on this sheet for the 75th Anniversary of Naval Aviation.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Nakajima J1N1 - Sa Gekko Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F2A Buffalos decal sheet from Starfighter Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 4 different 1/48 F2A Buffalos in a variety of paint schemes.  

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Tuesday,    May 4  2010 
Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs are courtesy of Andreas Zeitler. Some German Air Force Eurofighter action for you. Andreas takes some great pics!   Go to Twobobs site and right click, enjoy!

Panagiotis Koubetsos has done a fantastic job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Eduard Bf 110 C-4b.  He then built a diorama to display his 110.  His 110 has scratchbuilt detailing and the diorama is full of little details to help tell the story.  There is so much to see in this wonderful diorama. 

Chris Parsons has done a stellar job on his 1/32 Academy F/A-18D.  Chris masked all the stripes by hand and posed his Hornet just touching down and catching the wire on a carrier.  This is one impressive display.

Carmel J. Attard joins us today with something you don't see very often.  This is his 1/72 Pro-resin/Olimp Models Curtiss P-2 Hawk which is a nice resin kit.  Carmel tells the history of this rare aircraft as well as the whole building process.  This 1/72 Pro-resin/Olimp Models Curtiss P-2 Hawk builds up into a great looking model. 

Lyle Brown is here with his pencil drawing of a Norseman Mk.V artwork.  I love it!!! 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new Limited Edition 1/48 P-51D Mustang 9th AF model kit from Tamiya. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-4 Skyhawk wheels & paint masks from Aires.

I have a product article for the new UH-1 Long Bodied Hueys Reference DVD from Werner's Wings.

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Monday,    May 3  2010

 Poland Constitution Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has images on the new Buckeye sheets and those will be featured on ARC later this week.  Also in this weeks newsletter are the first images of the 1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers....you're gonna' love the Aggressor camo schemes on these babies!!!

Jean-Paul Wrona is here to honor the Poland Constitution Day 1/72 Heller Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI with his beautifully detailed.  Jean-Paul added scratchbuilt detailing as well as detailing from Eduard and Hi-Tech before he finished his great looking model as a Free Polish Spitfire XVI using SP-Decals.  This is Jean-Paul 's first model on ARC and I look forward to seeing more models from him in the future.  Welcome to ARC Jean-Paul .

Artur KApusta joins us from Poland on this special day with his "What if" 1/48 Testors PZL W-77 "Shadow".  Artur  provides the whole story behind this very creative model in his article.  It's good to see this one wearing a Tiger Scheme.  

Artur Oslizlo is also here on the Poland Constitution Day  with his amazing 1/72 Hasegawa EA-6B Prowler.  Artur used resin seats from Aires to dress up the cockpit and then completed his Prowler with a  first class flawless weathered paint job.  I love it.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Nakajima Ki44-II Hei Gun Barrels from QuickBoost


I have a product article for the new 1/32 TBM/TBF Avenger Main Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions


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Saturday,    May 1  2010

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of Argentine Airforce in Falklands / Malvinas War (1982)