Friday,   Apr 30  2010

  Netherlands Queen's Day 

    Saigon fell, ending the Vietnam Conflict in Southeast Asia  April 30  1975 

Stu George joins us with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D in the markings and sexy nose art for "Sweet Arlene".  Stu used the  Eduard photo-etch interior to add further detail to the cockpit and then finished his Mustang in a first class bare metal finish.  Beautifully Done Stu, welcome to ARC and good luck with the the new baby.  I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC when you have the time.

Massimiliano Bianchi has spent many hours adding detail to his 1/32 Trumpeter MiG 17.  This is a big model so Massimiliano  used Eduard PE for cockpit, the gun and ammo box are scratch built and as well as some of the detail on the engine.  The model was then given a faded and chipped weathered paint job and Polish Air Force markings.  Amazing work.

Alejandro Núñez starts your Friday update with his good looking 1/48 Hasegawa Me-109 G6 "metal".  This particular 109 is finished with a bare metal finish and I must say I do like the look of it. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 T-2C VT Buckeyes #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This sheet from Twobobs features markings for five different aircraft with enough stencils for two complete jets.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 Spitfire PR XI Cameras from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 J.29 Tunnan detail set by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.


Thursday,   Apr 29  2010 
Domingo Ruiz (Domi) has done a fabulous job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/72 Italeri Dornier DO24.  His DO24 is displayed in a water diorama to show this model in it's true enviroment.  Enjoy the photos........this one is a treat to see.

Ed Okun has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-21MF.  Ed chose to finish his MiG in Syrian Air Force markings and I must say I particularly like the camo scheme he chose. 

Artur Oslizlo is here to show you his beautifully finished 1/48 Roden Grumman OV-1 Mohawk.  Artur chose to finish his Mohawk in Argentinean markings and it is the careful weathering that really brings this model to life.  Amazing work Artur.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-100C USAFE Skyblazers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics


I have some artwork for the upcoming 1/72 Gunships over Vietnam decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This sheet will feature Spooky, Neptune, Shadow and Stinger.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Kawasaki Ki61-I cockpit set from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 E-2C Hawkeye decal sheet from IsraDecal


Wednesday,   Apr 28  2010 
Carl Gootzen starts thing off today with something I've never seen before.  This is his excellent looking 1/72 Stampe-Vertongen SV-10 by Vami Models.  This is a resin kit of a prototype in Belgium.  Carl has provided some interesting history of this rare aircraft.  It's a treat to see this big biplane. 

Zenden Ng has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Academy F-15E Strike Eagle. This particular F-15 has a full weapons load, flawless weathering and is wearing Republic of Singapore Air Force markings.  I love how the finished model looks.

Duan has been busy building the 1/72 Dragon Ta-152H1.  This is not the easiest kit to build, but Duan stuck with it and got it built into an excellent looking model.  Duan used scratchbuilt parts to add more detail with very good results.

Two Bobs has a limited number of the 1/72 JAS-39 Press to Test Gripens decal sheets on sale.  Quantities are very limited.  Clearance product # is 72-078.  Price is only $3.00!!!  Get 'em while you can.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Me 262 Engine from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 VFA-125 F/A-18A/B/C Hornets "Rough Riders" decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.


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


Tuesday,    Apr 27  2010

  Sierra Leone Independence Day 

  South Africa Freedom Day 

  Togo Independence Day 

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese photos are courtesy of Yang Ying. A little old-school action this week with some pics that Yang was nice enough to send Twobobs back in 2007. These guys no longer fly the Viper and are now an A-10 unit. Go to Twobobs and Right click, enjoy!

David Rapasi starts today with his gorgeous looking 1/48 Accurate Miniatures PBJ-1D Mitchell.  The weapons load ion Dave's bomber is an aerial mine, which is cool to see.  He gave his model his usual flawless weathering and got the markings from Eagle Strike decals.

Mike Regan has done a marvelous job building and finishing his  Black Dragon - 1/48 Hasegawa J-35O Draken.  This is a special Austrian Air force commemorative and Mike got it looking just right.  Beautiful job Mike!!!

Paolo De Sanctis joins us today with his very nicely done 1/72 Hasegawa NAKAJIMA B5N-2.  Paolo tells us the history of this classic Japanese torpedo bomber before he move onto the build process.  I really do like the look of this model.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Fw 190A-5/A-9 wheels & paint masks from from from from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Singapore Skyhawks decal sheet from Miliverse.  This decal sheet allows the modeller to make almost any RSAF Skyhawk that was ever in service.  This includes the single as well as the 2 seater Skyhawks. 


Monday,    Apr 26  2010

 Tanzania Union Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has some artwork of the Buckeye sheets as well as the Skyblazers and  the new "The Kings of Sting" decal sheet for VAQ-132.  There's also a huge selection of images of the new F-5 sheets that are coming soon!!!

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here today with his big beautiful 1/32  Wingnut  Wings  Sopwith  Pup  RFC.  Rafi has high praise for this kit and goes into helpful detail regarding building this beauty.  

Malcolm Reid has been busy adding scratchbuilt and aftermarket detail to his sharp looking 1/48 Italeri MiG-23 Flogger.  Malcolm did quite a bit of scratchbuilt detailling as well as adding a Neomega cockpit set and the Eduard photo etch exhaust and a full weapons load.  His great looking model shows his effort was well worth it. 

Pavel Maksimov (Paul) has done a fantastic job on his 1/72 Zvezda Ju-87 Stuka winter diorama.  Pavel has his Stuka displayed in a winter diorama from Stalingrad in 1942/1943.  The snow effect is perfect on this diorama and the model is beautifully done.  I love it!!!

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Ju 87D-1/D-3 Early Exhaust from QuickBoostThese resin exhaust are hollow for added detail.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F4U Corsair Main Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThese are white metal landing gear for added strength and detail.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 MiG-29 Missile Pylons from ZactomodelsYou get 6 pylons in this set.....3 different types of pylons.


Sunday, 
Apr 25  2010

  Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day  

Italy - End of WW2 1945

Andrew Doppel is here to mark ANZAC Day with his excellent looking 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F. Andrew used Avionix resin cockpit and seats, Steel Beach intake covers, Southern Sky decals and Verlinden RBF tags to add further detail to his Aussie Hornet. 

David Thompson (Thommo) is also here to honour ANZAC Day with his 1/72 RAAF ANZAC Special.  David's article includes 4 great looking planes....all in Australian markings.  Beautiful work David.

Friday,   Apr 23  2010

  England - St. George's Day 

  Turkey National Independence and Children Day 

I'd like to send out special greetings to everyone in England and Turkey celebrating their National Days today.

Ayhan Toplu starts off this special Turkish update with this great looking 1/72 Academy F-84G.  Ayhan finished this F-84 with a multi-shade bare metal finish and Tuaf markings (Turkish Air Force).

Tolga ULGUR has done his usual flawless job on his perfect looking 1/48 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf-110 E2 trop.  Tolga used Quickboost resin exhausts and did his 110 in a weathered trop paint scheme from Libya in 1942.

Ayhan Toplu is here on this Turkish National Day with his 1/72 Revell F-4E.  Ayhan finished this beautiful Phantom in HAF markings (Greek Air force) and one of those blue camo schemes that the Greeks are famous for.  The weathering is fantastic looking.

Tolga ULGEN joins us on the Turkish Natioanl Day with a fighter that saw action in the Dardanelles War during WW1.  This is his 1/72 Eduard Eindecker finsihed with subtle pre-shading cool paint effect on the metal ring around the nose that was done with a sponge.  Check it out.....it looks excellent.

Ayhan Toplu is here with a 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109G6.  Ayhan finished this 109 in ETO markigns with full weathering.  Ayhan is a master at weathering.  

Zafer Yilmaz is a long term friend of myself and ARC and I'm pleased to see him part of today's Turkish update.  Today he joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya F4f-3 Wildcat.  Zafer finished his fighter in the markings of an American plane in the Pacific during WW2.  It was built out of the box and he even used the Tamiya decals and he has a few words to say about those decals.

Ayhan Toplu is also here with a very sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa P-40E.  Ayhan gave this P-40 a sharks mouth and cool art work and a flawless application of weathering to make it look perfect.

Ayhan Toplu is here with his second 1/72 Academy F-84G of the day.  This one is finished in Italian markings and a beautifully done multi-shaded bare metal finish.

Ayhan Toplu has weathering down to a perfect science as you'll see on his 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109F4.  Ayhan captured the look of a Trop 109 perfectly.  I love it.

Two Bobs has a limited number of the 1/72-037 F/A-18E VFA-137 Kestrels decal sheets on sale.  Quantities are very limited.  Clearance product # is 72-037.  Price is only $3.00!!!  Get 'em while you can.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-6D Mustang Conversion for Recon. Version from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 AJ37 Viggen cockpit and exterior detail set by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.


Thursday,   Apr 22  2010 
Gabriel Stern is here with his Scratchbuilt 1/72 Nieuport-Delage NiD-37 racer- 1922.  Gabriel vacuformed the fuselage using custom made wood masters.  Then Gabriel scratchbuilt all the other parts needed to complete the odd looking little racer. 

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler has dressed up his 1/48 Hobby Craft Tutor with a resin cockpit set and then finished it off in a BMF Canadian paint scheme.  Nicely done Shawn. 

Don Flynn aka "crazydon" has done an exceptionally fine job on the camo on his 1/72 Tamiya Bf 109E.  This is how this particular yellow nosed 109 looked in Oct 1940.

Two Bobs has found a limited number of the 1/48 F/A-18C VFA-82 AFLAC Hornet decal sheet.  Quantities are very limited.  Clearance product # is CS48-078.  Price is only $3.00!!!

Dave Williams is here with a product article of the 1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon Intake Covers from Two Mikes Resin Accessories.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 VF-31 Tomcat Sunset F-14D decal sheet from Fightertown DecalsThis sheet offers 2 different paint schemes from the end of the Tomcat's operation life.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 P-38 Lightning wheels & paint masks from Aires.


Wednesday,  Apr 21  2010

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down (1918)

United Kingdom - Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Kit has done a wonderful job weathering this 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet.  You are going to love this Hornet....it's stunning.

Jinoo Koo joins us today with a excellent diorama.  This 1/72 Italeri Macchi MC202 diorama includes mechanic figures and an engine hoist as the engine is in the process of being changed.  Wow....I love dioramas like this.

Francone Diego has been busy building the resin 1/72 Warrior Model Italian AMX.  This kit builds into an excellent looking model as you will see in the photos.  Francone finished it in Italian markings. 

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F/A-18B Casper and His Bandit Ghosts decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet includes 5 different aircraft in a variety of different Aggressor camo schemes.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Lancaster Gun Barrels from QuickBoost


Tuesday,    Apr 20  2010 
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese photos are courtesy of Don Landolt who is a nephew of Col. Pat Kramer from the USAFE Skyblazers. Col. Pat Kramer was the leader of this demo team in 1961-1962. Don helped Twobobs out immensely with the references on the Skyblazer sheet. Thanks very much Don!

David Rapasi is here with another of his well weathered beauties.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair as it served with VMF-123 on the Russell Islands during WW2.  I LOVE the way David weathers the paint jobs on his model. 

Orlando Sucre Rosales is here with the latest in his series of article focusing on the old Airfix kits.  Today he's here with his 1/72 Airfix Fiat G.91R finished off in Italian markings.  As Orlando shows....these older kit to build up into quite respectable models in the hands of a patient modeller. 

Arnold Cremers has done an exceptionally nice job building, detailing his  and finishing his 1/24 Airfix Junkers Ju-87 B2 Stuka.  Arnold added engine wiring and seatbelts to dress up his big Stuka.  This is always an impressive model to see built. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle exhaust nozzle from Aires.


Dave Johnson is here with a product article of the Fukuya 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Machine Gun Barrels.  These are available from Hobby Link Japan.


Monday,    Apr 19  2010

  Israel Independence Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob is featuring 3 of his Buckeyes sheets in his newsletter as well as the has the Skyblazers sheet and the new VAQ-132 The Kings of Sting sheet.....I love the snake artwork on the tails of the jets on this sheet!!!

Yoav Efrati has gone to great lengths to collect all the different planes flown by 101 Fighter Squadron of the Israeli Air Force.  You're going to love seeing the 56 photos that make up this wonderful collection.  well done Yoav.

Yoav Efrati has done an exceptionally fin job on his 1/48 Kinetic F-16 Sufa.  Yoav built his Sufa mostly out of the box with the addition of True Details ejection seats and IsraCast Python IV's and Hasegawa  weapons.  This jet looks very realistic with it's fill weapons load.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Kawasaki Ki61 Hein Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 A-4E/F Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Sunday Apr 18  2010

  Iran Armed Forces Day  

  Zimbabwe National Day 

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

A R Karimi is here to mark the Iranian Armed Forces Day with this very well done 1/72 Dragon IRIAF Su-24Mk.  This particular Fencer is wearing an experimental camo scheme and it looks very good indeed. 

Saturday,    Apr 17  2010 

  Syria Independence Day 

Eli Raphael from Zotz Decals is having his birthday today.  Happy Birthday Eli!!!

Majd Abbar starts this special Syrian update with this sharp looking 1/72 Airfix Aerospatiale SA 341 Gazelle.  Majd tells the history behind these attack helicopters and their role in the 1982 war in Lebanon.  This Gazelle was built out of the box and looks great.

Majd Abbar has been busy building the 1/72 KP L-29 Delfin and LH-4 Piper Cub.  Both of these were early trainers of the Syrian Air Force and Majd found the KP L-29 Delfin to be a challenging kit to build. 

Majd Abbar is back again and this time with the 1/72 Amodel Mil-Mi 2 Hoplite.  This is another challenging kit but it does look good in Syrian markings.

Majd Abbar is here today with his 1/72 Academy Hobby T-6G that is a model the plane on display Military Museum in Damascus, Syria.  These Texans were fitted with rear gunners and one of them is wearing a tan and green camo which looks quite striking on the Texan.

Majd Abbar finishes off this big update with his 1/144 Minicraft Boeing 737-400.  This particular 737 is finished in the big Disney cartoon artwork.  A very attractive airliner to be sure.

Friday,    Apr 16  2010 

 Denmark Queen's Birthday 

Rafi Ben-Shahar starts thing off on a high note today with his 1/48 Hasegawa TA-4J Aggressor.  Rafi has done his usual exceptional job on his Skyhawk trainer Aggressor.  I love it!!!

Blackheart has been very busy adding plenty of detail to his 1/24 Bandai Shidenkai diorama.  Sit back and enjoy the photos...there's plenty of detail.  Amazing work!!!  

Malcolm Reid has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/32 Trumpeter F-100 Super Sabre.  Malcolm's F-100 has a full weapons load and one of those expertly done faded SEA camo schemes.

Two Bobs has found a limited number of the 1/48 F-16C OIF Vipers decal sheet.  Quantities are very limited.  Clearance product # is  CS48-061.  Price is only $3.00!!! 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Me 262 Engine from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Sk37 Viggen cockpit and exterior detail set by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.


Thursday,   Apr 15  2010 
Zsolt Szivak starts today's update with his first article on ARC.  This is a great looking 1/48 Tamiya ME Bf-109E-4/7 Trop.  This is what I think is the most complicated trop camo scheme and Zsolt did a flawless job on it.  Welcome to ARC Zsolt.....I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC in the future!!!!

Nikos Zorotheos has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C 330Sq H.A.F.  This F-16 is finished in Hellenic Air force markings and camo using Icarus productions decals.  Nikos captured the look of the H.A.F. F-16 perfectly.

Rodrigo Rejas has been kind enough to send in some photos from the recent FIDAE 2010 Airshow, Chile.  There's a variety of great photos including some of the F-22 including one in-flight photo with the weapons bay open. 

Two Bobs has found a limited number of the 1/72 A-10A "Shark Bait" decal sheet.  Quantities are very limited.  Clearance product # is  CS72-025.  Price is only $3.00!!!


Dave Williams is here with a product article for the new 1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon Inboard Weapons Pylons from Two Mikes Resin Accessories


I have a product article for the new 1/8 Clear Acrylic Display Cases #2 from Fightertown Decals


I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-8J Crusader cockpit set from Aires


Wednesday,   Apr 14  2010 
Tomasz “Timi" Modlasiak starts today's update with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito Mk IV.  This is one of the many Mosquitos flown by Polish pilots during WW2.  The Tamiya kit is a very high quality kit and Tomasz gave the cockpit a careful painting and detailing job.  A very nicely done Mosquito Tomasz....welcome to ARC!!!! 

André Pacheco de Moraes has done a beautiful job on his 1/72 Italeri A-6A Intruder.  André designed most of the decals himself on his computer to get the exact markings he wanted and then he folded the wings, added a full weapons load and then a fantastic weathering job to his A-6A Intruder.

Steve Nelson is here with the most accurate A6M5 Zero Type 52 Eggplane I have ever seen.  Steve scratchbuilt a cockpit and did other modifications to improve the accuracy of his Zero Eggplane.  I must wholeheartedly admit his efforts did wonders for improving his finished Eggplane Zero. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F/A-18B Casper and His Bandit Ghosts decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet is also available in 1/72 and 1/32.


Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new 1/32 Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo) Landing Gear by Scale Aircraft Conversions and available from Hobby Link Japan

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-14D Ejection Seats with Safety Belts from QuickBoost.


Tuesday,    Apr 13  2010 
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs.  Don Logan strikes again with more aggressor pics from Nellis. Three additional images are here from Curtiss Knowles who is a Twobobs customer and was actually a crew chief out at Clark AFB. 

Eugenio E. Alés has done an outstanding job painting and weathering his1/72 Hasegawa S-3A Viking.  The paint job on this Viking looks perfect and shows off the detail on this model very well.  Nicely done Eugenio.

Gabriel Stern is here with a great looking seaplane.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 Cant.21 with all the wonderful detail as seen on the real aircraft.  Read Gabriel's article to find out how he built this gem. 

Burcin Emren joins us from Turkey with his flawless looking 1/48 Academy F-22.  Burcin used the Legend cockpit set and then gave his Raptor a very well done paint job.  It's always a treat to see the Academy F-22.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Bf 109G-6 wheel & paint masks from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 WWII USMC Fighter Pilot from Ultracast.



Monday,
Apr 12  2010

  Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961) 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has piles of instruction sheets up, including the new Skyblazers in all it's red/white and blue glory, plus the new VAQ-132 The Kings of Sting sheet featuring EA-6B's and EA-18G's....I love the tailart on these birds!!!  Check it out.

David Rapasi is here with today's first article.  This is his 1/48 AMT A-20G Havoc as it appeared in the Philippines in early 1945.  And of course the paint job on this gem is up to Dave's usual high standard. 

Jeong cheol,Kim joins us from Korea with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B.  This beautiful F-14 uses Hobbydecal pitot tubes and Twobobs decals as well as modifications.  Check out the fantastic paint and weathering job. 

Nick Karatzides has done a marvelous job building, detailing and weathering his 1/18 scratchbuild Jukka Tervamäki JT-9T autogyro.  This is an amazing autogyro model that captures the original design perfectly. 

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



Friday,   Apr 9  2010 
Angelo M Picardo has been very busy adding detail to his 1/72 Italeri Westland Wessex HU.5.  Angelo added a resin cockpit from Pavla Models as well as more detail to his Royal Navy Rescue Wessex.  The finished models looks superb!!!

KNES Armin built his 1/144 Revell A-90 Ekranoplane years ago and he has just finished rebuilding it to a much higher level of detail.  He cut off the nose to display it in the open position to help show off the scratchbuilt cargo bay he also added to his Ekranoplane.  The rebuilt model is quite the detail rich  model of this famous Russian aircraft.

David Walker joins us today with one of my favourite ground attack aircraft.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon Mk1B in RAF markings complete with D-Day stripes on the underside.  David really did this wonderful aircraft justice with his Typhoon.....I know you're going to enjoy seeing this one.  

Francone Diego has done a lovely job building his 1/72 Hasegawa F-14A.  Francone  added resin seats to add more detail to the cockpit, which is a very good way to build the 1/72 Hasegawa F-14.  The finished models looks excellent. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 MiG-21 MF Correct Spine and Tail from QuickBoost


Dave Johnson is here with a product article of the 1/32 P-40 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions


Thursday,   Apr 8  2010 
Blackheart gets things stated today with a truly impressive 1/24 MPC P-51D Mustang.  Blackheart has this Mustang in a  diorama undergoing landing gear maintenance, so one of the wings is supported while the landing gear is checked.  Other areas of the model are exposed to show the rich detail of this big Mustang.  Wow!!!  

Malcolm Reid has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat.  Malcolm added an Aires cockpit set and a full weapons load, one open and one closed exhaust to all add a level of realism to his Tomcat.  Then the crowning touch was Jolly Roger markings and a beautifully shades/weathered paint job to show the Tomcat in all it's USN glory. 

Rafi Ben-Shahar has a treat for your eyes.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-45 Kai Tei Toryu "Nick" done up in a very attractive camo scheme.  This camo scheme would intimidate most modellers, but Rafi pulled it off flawlessly. 

Dragan Cvetic has got everything looking just right on his 1/72 Zvezda MiG-21. This particular MiG-21 has a full weapons load, darkened panels lines and is sporting Yugoslav Air Force markings.  The MiG-21 is always a great looking aircraft.

Here's a first look at the instruction sheet of the new 1/48 Venomous Widows P-61's at War Part 2 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This is decal sheet ZTZ48/036 and will be available in the second week of April.    This decal sheet includes sexy noseart.

Dave Williams is here with a product article of the  1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon APU Exhaust from Two Mikes Resin Accessories.  


I have a product article for the new1/48 F-16C/D Falcon wheel bays from Aires.


Wednesday,   Apr 7  2010 
Tolga ULGUR gets things started today with his amazing 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109 E7.  This aircraft served in Libya during 1942.  Tolga added extra detail to the cockpit and exhausts with detail items from Eduard and Ultracast. One thing that is really neat about this North African 109 is that one wing is painted in European camo....as that wing was borrowed from another aircraft and hadn't been repainted yet.  Tolga did his usual perfect job finishing and weathering his 109.

Darrell Murray is here to WOW you with his 1/48 ESCI Saab SK37E Viggen.  Darrell rescribed the panel lines and scratchbuilt his own 2 seat conversion the hard way and then used goodies from TwoMike's resin, Maestro Models, Neomega, Eduard, MV products, Hobby decal and TwoBobs to pull this whole project together.  This is an amazing model Darrell has created. 

Carmel J Attard has been busy getting things right on his very sharp looking 1/74 Glencoe Martin MB-2 Bomber.  This is an older kit and rather complicated being a twin engine bi-plane, but Carmel pulled it all together to create his big American bomber. 

Andrew Johnson has done an exceptionally nice job building and weathering his  1/72 Trumpeter F-105D.  Andrew dressed up his F-105 with goodies from Eduard before giving his Thud a full weapons load and a very realistic weathering job. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F/A-18B Casper and His Bandit Ghosts decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This sheet includes five complete aircraft from the Rough Raiders of VFA-125. Whites, Greens, Blues, Browns and Grays are all on this monster packed sheet!! 


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Fw 190  Flaps from QuickBoostYou get a complete set of flaps for both wings.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Bf 109 Main Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.



Tuesday,    Apr 6  2010 
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese F-5 Aggressor pics were taken by Don Logan. This is just a small sampling and Twobobs will get some more up in the coming weeks to help you out with your forthcoming F-5 Aggressor builds!

Greg Goheen is here with his exceptionally well done 1/48 Hasegawa Henschel Hs 129B-3.  This kit has a number of added goodies included in the kit by Hasegawa.  Greg did a very fine job building it and then gave it this eye popping paint scheme.  I love it!!!

Terry Chan has completed building his 1/32 Cutting Edge/Tamiya F-16XL.  This is a  mostly resin model and it does require some special patience to get it done right, but Terry was more than up to the task and he did turn out a great looking model in the NASA scheme.  It's great to see one of these completed.......well done Terry!!!

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is here with a 1/48 Revell Monogram Canso (PBY) in a very distinctive paint scheme.  This is a Canadian Rescue paint scheme Shawn built for a Group Build here on ARC.  No doubt about it......this is one very eye catching Canadian Canso.  Beautifully Done Shawn.

Fernando I. Moreno Villa has done a first class job on his 1/72 Academy A-37B Dragonfly.  This particular Dragonfly was finished with a full weapons load and Aztec's Peruvian Air Force decals to create a truly outstanding Dragonfly.  Beautifully done Fernando.

Here's a first look at the instruction sheet of the new 1/48 Venomous Widows P-61's at War Part 2 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This is decal sheet ZTZ48/036 and will be available in the second week of April.

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


I have a product article for the new 1/48 WWII USMC Fighter Pilot, Gregory "Pappy" Boyington from Ultracast


Monday,    Apr 5  2010
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has instruction sheets up for the new 1/48 F-100 Skyblazers decal sheet....Red/White and Blue - Stars and Stripes in all it's Glory.....you have to check these out!!!  Bob also has some news on the upcoming sheets.

Rene Loben has done a fantastic job building this 1/48 Italeri/Cobra Company HH-60J Jayhawk.  The conversion set from Cobra Company made this project so much easier and the US Coast Guard markings always look great on any model. 

Eugenio E. Alés is here with something very special.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Douglas F-4D-1 Skyray in VF-84 Jolly Rogers "What if" markings.  I must say VF-84 markings look great on the Skyray.  Eugenio did a perfect job weathering and shading the paint job to make this Skyray look very realistic. 

Artur Oslizlo joins us with another of his masterpieces.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Bf 109E-7 with  SBS-Model cockpit, Master Gun barrels and Quickboost exhaust pipes.  Of course what really makes this 109 stand out is the excellent job Artur did building and finishing it.  I always enjoy seeing Artur's latest model.

Benner is here with his flawless 1/48 Airfix GR1A Jaguar.  Benner did his Jaguar as a Gulf War RAF bird and he includes history about the aircraft as well as very helpful info on building a Gulf War Jaguar.  Wow....I love how this one turned out.

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


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Macchi C. 202 resin cockpit set from SBS Model.



Sunday,   Apr 4  2010 

Easter Sunday

  Senegal Independence Day 

Friday,   Apr 2  2010 

 Falklands/Malvinas War Anniversary 

I hope you all enjoyed yesterdays little April Fools Day homepage prank.  My apologies to the newer members that didn't realize that clicking any link would have taken them to the ARC homepage.


Massimiliano Bianchi starts off today's update with his big 1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter.  Large scale models such as this Hunter leave plenty of options for detailing and Massimiliano took advantage of this and used the Eduard PE for the Radar, Avionics Bay and parachute housing before finishing it off in the markings of the Oman Air Force.  Very nicely done Massimiliano.

David Rapasi is here with another of his jaw dropping models.  This is his 1/48 Monogram PBY Catalina finished off in the faded weathered paint that David does so expertly. 

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is well respected here on ARC and today he joins us with #120 and 121 Phantoms he has on ARC.  These are the 1/48 Hasegawa F-4C/D Phantoms in USAF markings.  It's great to see them Shawn. 

Angelo M Picardo has turned out an exceptionally well detailed 1/72 Revell Westland Sea King HU.5.  Angelo added a set from Eduard, then added plenty of his own scratchbuilt detailing before finishing off his SAR Sea King in weathering and Model Alliance decals.  Wow and all in 1/72.....it doesn't get much nicer than this.

I have a product article for the new 1/8 Clear Acrylic Display Case from Fightertown Decals.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 SJU-8/A Ejection seat (A-7E late) from Aires.



Thursday,   Apr 1  2010 

  Canada - CAF Birthday 

  United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

Happy April Fools Day!!!!


Giannis Doxas begins today with a model that you really need to check out.  This is his 1/48 Classic Airframes RF-5A Freedom Fighter which is LOADED with scratchbuilt detail.  The Classic Airframes kit is not the best fitting kit but Giannis turned it into a masterpiece.  It is finished in Hellenic Air Force markings.  Wow.......I do like the look of this model.

Istvan Havril added some scratchbuilt details to his 1/48 Eduard Yak-3.  He then gave it full but subtle weathering and then finished it off in the colourful markings for a fighter during WW2.  Very nicely done Istvan.

Jean-Charles Goddet joins us today with his perfect looking 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18F.  Jean-Charles used resin resin wings from Wolfpack and then finished his Super Hornet in the markings for the legendary VFA-103 Jolly Rogers.

Kees Kuyper joins us with his interesting 1/72 Matchbox Zero.  This one is wearing Luftwaffe markings and has a BMW engine, Kees  tells the story in his article.

Nick Moore is here with a product article for the 1/48 Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW190A-5 'GRAF' w/Figure that is  available from HobbyLink Japan

Here's a first look at the instruction sheet of the new 1/48 Venomous Widows P-61's at War Part 1 decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis is decal sheet ZTZ48/035 and will be available in the second week of April.  This decal sheet includes sexy noseart.

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