Friday,   Dec 31  2010 
Tony Feredo is a modeler from the Philippines that I always enjoy seeing his latest model on ARC.  This is Tony's 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Razorback in the markings for a P-47 that fought from Leyte Island in the Philippines in late 1944.  Tony is a very talented modeler and I'm sure you will enjoy seeing his P-47......I sure enjoyed seeing it. 

Steve Sliger is here with the granddaddy of satellites.  This is his 1/12 RealSpace Models Sputnik I as it appeared when it did it's historic flight so many years ago.  Steve used a variety of paints from Alclad II to get the very realistic finish.  Nicely done Steve.

Byron R. Leal Garza is here with a model built by his late friend Adolfo de León.  This is a 1/48 Monogram X-29A which is a model built using parts from a variety of models as well as custom made decals.  The X-29 is something you don't see very often.....it's a neat looking jet from any angle.

Phil Marchese is here with his converted 1/48 Revell B-25.  Phil had to kit bash parts from different kits to build this specially modified B-25 with a full compliment of nose guns.  Phil has the nose panels open to fully display all the gun.  This B-25 is loaded with all the fine detail that make a model stand out. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48  EA-6B VAQ-140 Patriot Prowler decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics You get enough markings for one complete CAG jet from the Patriots of VAQ-140.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye Air Intake from QuickBoost.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Gotha G.V German Heavy Bomber model kit from Hippo Models.


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Thursday,   Dec 30  2010 
Danny Dinh is here with the aircraft that was used extensively during the Vietnam War. This is Danny's 1/48 AMT / ERTL UH-1H Huey in VNAF markings with some added details and custom made decals for this Vietnamese Huey.  It's great to see your Huey on ARC Danny. 

David Rapasi joins us today with a very interesting Mustang.  This is his beautifully weathered 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P 51-A Mustang in the markings and paint scheme for an American bird that served in India. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has been busy building a very sharp looking  1/32 Czech model CT-133 Silver Star (T-bird).  Shawn tells the history of this brightly coloured jet which he finished off with  Leading Edge decals.

Paolo De Sanctis is here with something you don't see very often.  This is his 1/72 Matchbox Tempest Mk. II in the markings for an Indian Air Force Tempest.  Paolo built this model many years ago and recently refinished it with very good results. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48  A-10A Assam Draggins decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics. You get enough markings for two jets from the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, South Korea including one with some very sexy ladder door art.

Zotz Decals has a new Figure kit.  This sexy warrior 1/6 figure is called Iceni.  This is a kit and comes unpainted and unassembled.  

Check it out......I know you'll enjoy the photos.

 


I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-22A Raptor exhaust nozzles – opened from Aires.


I have a product article for the 1/72 Pfalz Dr.I model kit  from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


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Wednesday,   Dec 29  2010 
Armin KNES has done a lovely job building and finishing his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Yak-1.  Armin dropped the flaps and did some scratchbuilding in the cockpit in his Yak-1.  I love the look of this Yak-1.

Chuang Xue Qian has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his  1/48 Trumpeter J-10A Vigorous Dragon.  This J-10 has a full weapons load and some very subtle weathering done with pencil dust which you can read about in the article.  This is a beautiful J-10. 

Ricardo E. Martinez did a beautiful job building and finishing his 1/76 Revell Ford Trimotor.  Ricardo chose to display his Trimotor as an in-flight model.  Looks good Ricardo.

Zsolt Szivak got the weathering on his USN 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet looking just right.  This Hornet had a bit of extra detailing to the landing gear and then was given a wonderfully realistic looking weathering job.  I really like the look of this Hornet.

Here's a product article for the 1/48  F/A-18F Rockin' Rhinos #6 VF-213 Black Lions decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics. This sheet includes Super Bugs from VF-213!!  Enough markings for both the factory delivery scheme as well as the CAG scheme.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Fairchild Au-23A Propeller with special alignment tool from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/32 Me 109 Part 2 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 P-40 E-N - fairings with blast tubes for .50cal Browning from Master.

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Tuesday,    Dec 28  2010

  Nepal - Birthday of H.M. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev 

  Australia - "Proclamation Day" in South Australia 

Nath Andrade is here today with his first article on ARC.  This is Nath's 1/48 Academy F-86F-30 sporting noseart on the gun panel and flawless baremetal finish.  This is a good looking Sabre to be sure and I look forward to seeing more of Nath's models on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Nath!!! 

Gary Adams is here with his beautifully finished 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk Vb.  Gary added goodies from  Ultra Cast, Cooper Details, Eduard and Eagle Strike decals to dress up various areas of his American Spitfire and then followed that up with a stunning weathering job.

David Porter has done quite a bit of research for his flawless looking 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-29M.  This particular MiG-29M is a prototype for the Super Fulcrum and there is quite a few little modifications which David explains in his article.  You're going to love seeing this one and reading about the build.....David did an excellent job on it.

Zenden Ng had an enjoyable time building this tiny 1/350 Tamiya E2C-Hawkeye.  This was a break from building larger scales and I do agree these smaller scale models are fun to build.  I do like the look of this diorama very much. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4C First of the Weasels decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics. Very historically relevant markings for one of the first F-4 Weasel squadrons from the Vietnam Conflict.

Zotz Decals has a new Figure kit.  This 1/6 sexy fantasy figure is called Hostile-Takeover.  This is a kit and comes unpainted and unassembled.  

Check it out......I know you'll enjoy the photos.

 


I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-16I Sufa cockpit set from Aires


I have a product article for the new 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XVIe Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.

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Monday,    Dec 27  2010
Hal Marshman Sr gets things fired up today with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures A-36 Apache.  Hal scratchbuilt the seat armor, belts and buckles and then added little details to other areas of the A-36 before finishing it off with markings that include noseart for  'Priscilla/Mavonne' with the 526th FBS, 86th FBG, USAAF.  Beautifully done Hal.

José Luis Hernández Márquez has done a marvelous job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya He162 A-2 Salamander.  Jose did a lovely job detailing the cockpit and engine.  This is one cool looking jet.

Gabriel Stern is taking a break from scratchbuilding today as he is here with his 1/72 Execuform General Aviation PJ-1.  This is a vacformed kit which means it needed plenty of additional detail to complete it into the attractive flying boat you will see in the photos.  As an added bonus, Gabriel includes the history of the shadowy group known as the Shaolin Modeling Monks.

Adriano Souza joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is Adriano's 1/48 Italeri F-14A Tomcat with a full weapons load and weathering and finished in the markings for the Blacklions.  I'm pleased to see Adriano's F-14 on ARC and I look forward to seeing more models from Adriano in the future.  Welcome to ARC Adriano!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-105D Wrap Around Thuds decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  In the early 80's the 466th FS at Hill AFB had some of the slickest camo scheme Thuds that ever existed.  This sheet captures 3 of these camo schemes.

Here is a product article for the new 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1a / Vb instrument panel from airscale.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Fairchild Au-23A Correct Cowling from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 TF-104 Starfighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Sunday,    Dec 26  2010

  Slovenia Independence Day 

Friday,   Dec 24  2010

  Serbian Air Force Day 

I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  I wish you all peace and love during this holiday season and into the New Year.  

I'd like to share my favourite Christmas song.....this one always touches my heart each time I listen to it......it tells the story of the "Christmas Truce in No Mans Land" on Christmas Day 1914.  Christmas in the Trenches

To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website  http://www.noradsanta.org/   I've done this with my daughters when they were small and it was quite fun for them....and myself.  There are already some videos loaded and more get added all day long as Santa makes his way around the planet on his Christmas Eve run.
Alvis 3.1 is here with the aircraft from my favourite Christmas Eve story. This is "The Shepherd"......a story that is played on CBC radio each Christmas Eve. I've listened to it each year for the past 27 years.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Arado Ar 196 Radio Equipment from QuickBoost.


Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Morane-Saulnier Type A.1 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.



Thursday,   Dec 23  2010

  Japan - Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito 

Artur Oslizlo is here with his marvelous looking 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C.  Artur added extra detail with an Aires cockpit and open exhausts nozzles along with an open electronics bays from Aires.  Artur gave his Hornet  full weathering as you would expect to see on USN jets.

Fabio Carabelli joins us today with his second article on ARC.  This is his excellent looking 1/48 Hasegawa Vought F4U-5N in the markings for a Corsair that operated in the Korean war.

David "Meurglys" Ull is here with his heavily weathered 1/48 Revell F-14D Super Tomcat.  As I read David's article, I must say I found his weathering technique to be very interesting as it is ink applied with a Q-tip and I can't recall reading about this technique before.  

Jorge Bonilla Alvarado joins us from Mexico with his very attractive 1/48 Smer Reggiane 2000.  This particular fighter is wearing a great looking camo scheme and Swedish markings.  It is very cool to see one of these in Swedish markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-105D Wrap Around Thuds decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  In the early 80's the 466th FS at Hill AFB had some of the slickest camo scheme Thuds that ever existed.  These sheet includes 3 of them.

Zotz Decals has a new Figure kit.  This sexy 1/6 figure is called Bath-Time and includes 5 pieces.  This is a kit and comes unpainted and unassembled.  

Check it out......I know you'll enjoy the photos.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F4U-7 Corsair cockpit set from Aires.


Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Ju-188A Exhaust from QuickBoost.


Wednesday,   Dec 22  2010 
Carmel J Attard has been busy getting things right on his very sharp looking 1/72 Italeri C-130J Hercules. Carmel reworked plenty of small details and then finished it in Maryland Air National Guard markings.  Carmel gives a very detail report on this kit.

Steve Sliger is here today with something that is truly unique.  This is his 1/48 Revell Monogram Rescue LM which was a design from the late '60's space program that he explains in his article.  Steve kit bashed parts from 2 kits and used some scratchbuilding to create this very interesting satellite serving vehicle.. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is back today with another Phantom.  This 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J, phantom #133 has seamless intakes, Eduard photo etch set, True details wheels and ejection seats and Eagle Strike decals.  Shawn went with the markings for VF-142 Ghostriders on CV-66 USS America back in 1974.  Looking good Shawn.....love the photos of your display cases....WOW!!!

Jaroslav Kral has put a huge amount of work into his big 1/35 Trumpeter CH-47D Chinook.  This Chinook has over 7m of wires to power the lights and the motors that turn the rotors.  It's a great looking model and diorama......but the addition of the electrics makes this a mind blowing display that I would love to see in person.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 AIM-120B/C and AGM-88 Missile Markings decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features markings for AIM-120B/C and AGM-88 Missiles.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 MiG-23 Flogger B Air Scoops from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/32 British Mk 2 Browning .303 caliber (7,7mm) with flash suppressor from Master.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 MiG-21 Exercise markings Part 2 decal sheet from from Balkan Models.


Tuesday,    Dec 21  2010 
Blackheart – 1Malaysia has done a massive amount of extra detailing on his 1/35 Heller Super Frelon.  This particular Super Felon was finished in French markings and placed on a diorama base to complete the scene.

Burcin Emren is here from Turkey with his stunning 1/48 Academy F-15 E Strike Eagle out of the box and displayed it as an in-flight model.  Burcin has good things to say about the fit and quality of this model kit and I do like the look of his finished fighter very much.  It's good to see his Eagle with a full weapons load and in-flight.

David Rapasi has done a lovely job building and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya P 47 D-15 Thunderbolt.  David chose a P-47D as it appeared in partial D-Day stripes weeks after the landings at Normandy.  And of course David gave it his usual impeccable weathering job.

Dragan Cvetic has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his 1/72 Italeri MiG-29. Dragan dressed up the cockpit with a partial Aires cockpit set and finished this beauty in Yugoslav markings.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-117A Kosovo Bandits Updated decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet is a re-release of their very popular 48-022 sheet but with updated markings for the Lockheed "Skunk Works" jet!  Plenty of markings for Allied Force jets (including Vega 31) are also included!

Zotz Decals has a new Figure kit.  This sexy warrior 1/6 figure is called Aphrodite-XV and comes with 2 different heads.  This is a kit and comes unpainted and unassembled.  

Check it out......I know you'll enjoy the photos.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Bf 109E-3 cockpit set from Aires.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Sukhoi Su 7 Engine Ventilation Louver from QuickBoost.



Monday,    Dec 20  2010
Phil Marchese joins us with his first articles on ARC today 1/48 Revell B-25 and  a selection of his other models.  Phil has been modeling for many years and it's excellent to see his work on ARC.  I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Phil!!!

Moises Ballester has done an exceptionally nice job on his 1/32 Tamiya Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle.  Moises added aftermarket details from Eduard as well as some of his own scratchbuilding before the whole project was finished in a most impressive paint job using subtle shading and weathering.

Gary Adams is shown awesome persistence and skill at creating and detailing his 1/48 Scratch built DH-4B mail.  This was a very involved project to create this early US mail plane and Gary used a very creative approach to build each part of this lovely model.  Grab a hot drink and enjoy this one during your coffee or tea break.

Bob Bartolacci has done a lovely job building and finishing his 1/48 Trumpeter F-100F.  Bob chose to build one of the 2 seater Misty FAC jets that was used for low fast flights to identify enemy positions during the Vietnam war.  It's interesting history and Bob tells about it in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 AIM-9 Missile Markings decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes the markings for on AIM-9B/D/G/J/L/M and AIM-7E-2/M.  Bob Sanchez has a good understanding of missiles and bombs and the markings and paint colours, so you are going to love these.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Ju-188E Exhausts from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F-104 Starfighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Saturday,   Dec 18  2010

 Niger - Proclamation of the Republic 

Friday,   Dec 17  2010

 Bhutan National Day 

Burt Gustafson has done a wonderful job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa J-35J Draken Swedish Special.  Burt chose a stunning yellow paint scheme for his Swedish Draken and he explains in his article how to easily paint a model a light color.

Serge Dompierre is here to show you his 1/48 Otaki Ki-84 Hayate / Frank.  Serge built his model 25 years ago and recently refinished it to his higher skilled level and I must say I do like the way it looks.  It's neat to see these models being given a new lease on life.

Steve Sliger has been quietly building this sharp looking in-flight 1/72 Accurate Miniatures RQ-1 Predator.  Steve did a bit of scratchbuilding, gave it a wash to bring out all the lovely recessed details and then mounted it as an in-flight model.  Nicely done indeed.

Ermanno Bonafin dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Italy with his flawless 1/48 Eduard Bf 110E.  Ermanno is a very skilled modeler and the complicated camo looks perfect on his Bf-110.  I really enjoyed seeing the photos as I always do when Ermanno finishes a model. 

Nick Moore is here with a product article for a Modeling Stand for 1/24-1/48 Scale Monoplanes by JHmodels and available from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 C-47 Dakota Correct Cowling set from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Watanabe K9W1, Type 2 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.



Thursday,   Dec 16  2010

  Bahrain National Day 

  Kazakhstan National Day 

Li Weiguang joins us from China with two of his 1/48 Trumpeter J-10A.  He built one for a friend and the other for himself, both look excellent...he has a very lucky friend and I love the look of these J-10As.  

Gabriel Stern is here with one very odd passenger plane.  This is modified 1/72 Eastern Express -ex Toko- Hansa Seaplane.  Gabriel created a tiny passenger compartment behind the pilot seat and he explains the whole story in his articles.  To get the correct markings, he used some home made decals.  This is definitely a neat little float plane...but then again.....all of Gabriel's models are neat.

David Rapasi has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his  1/48 Revell F 86D Sabre Dog.  David painted the bare metal finish with his own custom made paints.....now that is seriously talented.  I love the markings on his Sabre Dog.

Terry Davis has dropped by today with his award winning 1/32 Revell PA-18 Piper Air Ambulance.  Terry was very busy scratchbuilding the conversion parts to create this truly unique air ambulance.  I was left in awe as I read his article explains the work put into this little gem.

Here's a product article for the F-14B VF-74 Bedevilers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  There are three aircraft represented on this sheet including enough markings for two complete aircraft. 

Here's a sneak peek at the instruction sheet for the New 1/48 B-57 Canberras in Vietnam decal sheet from Zotz Decals.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a  product article for the new 1/72 MiG-21 Early Versions Part 1 decal sheet from Balkan Models.

Here is a product article for the 1/48 F/A-22 Raptor cockpit set from Aires.

Here is a product article for the 1/72 F-117A Nighthawk V-Tail from QuickBoost.


Wednesday,   Dec 15  2010 
Artur Oslizlo is here today with his first 1/32nd model.  This is Artur's 1/32 Eduard Bf 109E-4 built using the Eduard Profipack kit with an Aires cockpit, resin exhausts and wheels.  Check out the amazing job done on the complicated camo paint scheme on this "Yellow Nosed Bandit".  Simply beautiful.

Paolo Yuen is here with his very attractive 1/144 Zvezda Boeing 787 Dreamliner done up in ANA livery.  There was a fair bit of custom work done to this sharp looking 787 including dropped flying surfaces. It's good to see the 787 done up in ANA livery....this is one very good looking airliner.

Hal Marshman Sr. is a well respected modeller here on ARC and today our friend Hal is here with his 1/72 Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair.  Hal went the extra mile when it came to finishing his Corsair and you'll see this when you look carefully at the weathering including gun smoke stains.  Hal finished his Corsair in the markings for a Corsair flown by Lt Ken Walsh, USMC, in the Solomons in 1943. 

Malcolm Reid has been busy enjoying himself building his 1/48 Airfix Canberra B(I).Mk.12.  Malcolm chose South African Air Force markings which are a combination of the kit decals and some of his custom made decals for a Canberra used in the SWA (Namibia)-Angola border war of the 80s.  

Here's a product article for the F-16C Fighting Fulcrums decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  Markings included for three complete jets from the 414th CTS of Nellis AFB, NV.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article of the 1/48 RQ-4B Global Hawk model kit by Skunk Model Workshop and available from Lucky Model

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Arado Ar 196 Corrected Cowling from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 German aircraft cannon 3,7cm Flak 18 gun barrels from Master.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-16I Sufa weighted wheels from Wheelliant.



Tuesday,    Dec 14  2010 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs  is  brought to you by Glenn Ashley this go-round. Glenn provided all our references for the VMFA-122 Wolverines Hornet sheet we put out a few months ago. Thanks as always Glenn.   Bob


Pedro Pablo Santos Aladro is here with his very special looking 1/72 Airfix Westland Whirlwind.  This is an older kit and Pedro re-scribed the panels lines and dressed up the cockpit with scratchbuilt details and finished it off as an RAF machine from 1942. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with not one...but two of his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4Js.  Shawn built both of these for the Centennial of Naval Aviation Group Build.  For markings he chose the colourful paint schemes from the 1970's.  Both are beautifully done Shawn.

Keith Chambers has taken Egg planes to a whole new level.  This is his Hasegawa Egg Plane Hughes 500 Chopper that has kit bashed parts and extra detailing including photo etch seats belts to get all the details as accurate as you can get on an Egg Plane model. Gotta' love that....way to go Keith.

Dragan Cvetic has been getting the details correct on his 1/72 Zvezda MiG-21 PFM.  Dragan reshaped the nose cone and added a resin ejection seat and other cockpit details before finishing his MiG-21 with decals from Balkan Models.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Su-22M3/4 Fitter decal sheet from Zotz Decals This is the same sheet Eli Raphael used on his Su-22 that was featured in yesterday's update.  This sheet has 3 colorful birds including 2 Russian jets and one from Peru......all with very attractive camo schemes.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 P-51 B/C Mustang Round style Exhaust from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-16I Sufa wheel bay set from Aires.


Monday,    Dec 13  2010

  Saint Lucia Independence Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up and there are more image of the up-coming F-16 Egg Plane sheets.  I sure do like what I'm seeing so far, we'll have to organize an ARC Egg Plane Group Build.  Bob also has news on the F-16 Shark Attack sheets, which includes plenty of extra markings that will really make this a popular sheet among the Viper crowd

Eli Raphael gets things off to a good start  today with his 1/32 LEM Su-22 Fitter.  This attractive looking Su-22 is wearing the colorful camo and markings for a jet that served in Afghanistan.  The full story of this Su-22 Squadron's time in Afghanistan is told on the instruction sheet for this Zotz Decal sheet.

Juan Jesús Moreno has done a spectacular job weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61-Ikai Hien (Tony).  You've really got to see the weathering on this one.....amazing!!!

Serge Dompierre got the bare metal finish looking just right on his 1/48 Trumpeter North American F-100D.  This is a 416TFS 21TFW based at Misawa AFB, Japan in 1959 and I must say I do like the look of the dis-colored metal on the tail end near the exhaust, this is very tricky to replicate, but Serge got it looking excellent.

David Rapasi is one of the well known weathering experts here on /ARC and today I'm pleased to see he's detailed his Weathering with "DULLCOTE" technique for you all to enjoy.  This will give you some excellent insight on his weathering techniques that you may wish to experiment with.

Nick Moore is here with a product article of the  1/32 Bf110D (BIG ED) model kit by Eduard and available from Hobby Link Japan.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 A-6E, EA-6A/B Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions


I have a product article for the new 1/72 E-2C Hawkeye Propellers W/Tool from QuickBoost


Friday,   Dec 10  2010

  Constitution Day in Thailand 

  Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse   (1941) 

Twobobs is having a clearance sale on their remaining  1/72 F-22A Press to Test Raptors decal sheet (Product # 72-056).  Markings for three different Raptors from the Edwards AFB CTF and the Air Warfare Center of Nellis AFB.  This subject has never been done in any scale!  Only $9.90!!! Check out their "Clearance Items" section.

Blackeyes is here to celebrate the Constitution Day in Thailand with his beautiful looking 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A.  Blackeyes added extra detail including Stiffener Plates and a resin ejection seat as well as pitot and AOA tube from Hobbydecal.

Blackeyes is back again with his second article for the Constitution Day in Thailand.  This is his 1/72 Sword T-33 with a perfect looking bare metal finish and Royal Thai Air Force markings.

Blackeyes is here from Thailand today with his third article for today's special Thailand update.  He did an impressive job finishing his 1/144 Trumpeter F-86F Sabre and used some very colorful markings that include noseart. 

I have a product article for the new 1/24 Junkers Ju87B Stuka  instrument panel from airscaleIndependance Day.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Su 22M-4 Exhaust & Air Intake Covers from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new Scale Aircraft Wheel Sander from CB Model Products.  I've included a little video that shows how this tool works.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-35 Draken decal sheet by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell HobbyThis sheet gives you 5 different choices of markings including a Christmas scheme.



Thursday,   Dec 9  2010 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs  is courtesy of Mike Long. Mike helped us out quite a bit on the OH ANG Viper sheet we did a while back. Wouldn't have happened without his help. Thanks a bunch Mike!
Bob


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with his own Cobra that he named after his wife and flew in Desert Storm.  This is Floyd's 1/48 Monogram AH-1F 'Vivacious Vonnie' with Werner's Wings resin Kit (OOP), Decals, IPS, Upgrade, TOWs, and Rocket Pods as well as Eduard photo etch, RBF tags and Two Bobs decals and full weathering.  Floyd also added further scratchbuilt details.

Stanton Fodness has been busy getting things perfect on his big 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D Tomcat.  Stanton used Aires GE-110 Nozzles, Steel Beach “D” extra parts, Wolfpack Designs SJU-17a seats, Fighter town Decals VF-31(FTD 32-012). I really love how well this Tomcat looks.

Rafi Ben-Shahar has done a marvelous job 1/48 ProModeler Junkers Ju 52/3mg5e.  Rafi chose a weathered winter camo scheme from the Russian Front which Rafi got looking just right.  Rafi has also included some pics of his other Tante Ju.  Enjoy.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 A-20G Havocs in the PTO decal sheet from Zotz Decals

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-8N Crusader exhaust nozzle from Aires

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Bücker Bü 131B/D Jungmann model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Ki-43-II Hayabusa (Oscar) cockpit set from SBS Model



Wednesday,   Dec 8  2010 
I forgot to mention yesterday that this week's  Twobobs Newsletter contains an image of the upcoming F-16 Egg Plane instruction sheet.  Check it out.....it looks pretty cool!!! 

David Rapasi built this very detailed 1/72 Fairchild A10-A Thunderbolt II back in the 1970's.  He kit bashed 3 kits to create this beauty and included plenty of scratchbuilt detail to make it a stellar A-10 model.  Wow built back in the 70's....amazing work David!!! 

Artur Oslizlo is here with an Aussie beauty.  This is his 1/48 Special Hobby CAC-12 Boomerang that he built out of the box with great success.  I really like how this one turned out.. 

Malcolm Reid has been adventurous and I'm pleased to say......he was also VERY successful at building the 1/48 Airfix Buccaneer S.Mk.50.  Malcolm dressed up the cockpit with a Neomega cockpit set and then gave his Bucc weathering and South African markings.  It is a treat to see his Buccaneer on ARC. 

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Panavia Tornado exhaust nozzles from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 SBC-4 Helldiver Cockpit Upgrade Set from Starfighter Decals.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-16CG/CJ Fighting Falcon weighted wheels from Wheelliant.



Tuesday,    Dec 7  2010

  Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has  great story about a B-17 he built for a B-17 tail gunner.  There are pictures of the model and the gent that was the tail gunner as well as the whole wonderful story.  Quite the enjoyable read.  Bob also has photos of the upcoming sheets including the Italian Diana F-16 sheets. 

Orlando Sucre Rosales joins us from warm Venezuela with his sharp looking 1/72 Italeri Vought F4U-4B.  This is a Korean War Corsair and Orlando gives some very helpful tips in his article if you are planning to built this Corsair from Italeri.  I loved his reason for choosing the aircraft with an "S" on the wings and tail.

Steve Negley is here with 2 very special looking Phantoms.  These are his 1/48 Hasegawa and Revell Monogram McDonnell Douglas F-4B, F-4J Phantom II's in the markings for the famous "Showtime 100" and well as the CAG jet for VF-111 "Sundowners".  Steve built these beauties OOB, but that didn't slow him down when it came to turning out 2 excellent looking F-4s.

Fernando I. Moreno Villa joins us from Monterrey, México with something very rare.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang of the Haitian air force.  If I'm not mistaken, this is the first model on ARC with Haitian markings and I must say it is a treat to see this little gem.  The decals are by Zotz Decals.

I have a product article for the new 1/24 British Mk 2 Browning .303 caliber Barrels from Master.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 F1M2 Pete Pitot Tube & Tie Rods from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Irish Corps Selection 1990 - 2010 decal sheet from Max Decals.


Monday,    Dec 6  2010

  Finland Independence Day 

Keith Chambers has done quite a bit of scratchbuilding and kit bashing to create his Hasegawa Hughes 300 Calypso Egg Chopper.  This is an egg plane version of the Hughes 300 the flown from the Couesteau's Calypse exploration ship and I love the way the finished model looks and I know you'll enjoy reading the story behind building this one. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins today with his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G.  This is Shawn's 130th Phantom on ARC and I must say I've enjoyed seeing each one of them.  She's a beauty Shawn. 

Pedro Pablo Santos Aladro has done a fabulous job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1 /72 Finemolds Me 109F-4.  Pedro added full engine detail, photo etch in the cockpit and scratchbuilt details and then finished it in the markings for Marseille and gave it a full weathering job.  This is Pedro's first article on ARC and I look forward to seeing more of his models on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Pedro!!!

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F2A-2 Buffalo Exhaust from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-86 Sabre Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 54mm Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park (Battle of Britain) figure from Gary Hunt Miniatures



Sunday  Dec 5  2010

  Thailand National Day (H.M. The King's Birthday) 

  Russia - Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941) 

Friday,   Dec 3  2010 
Pascal Lafrenière is here with his first model on ARC.  Pascal has done a marvelous job building and finishing his  1/48 Tamiya F-16C "Green Mountain Boys" using the decal sheet from Twobobs His F-16 has a full weapons load and drop tanks.  Welcome to ARC Pascal!!!   

Serge Dompierre is here with one of my favourite Japanese aircraft.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-61-1 Hien/Tony in one of the most difficult and attractive camo schemes worn by the Ki-61.  Serge built this beauty mostly out of the box with exceptional results.. 

Harv made me smile when I saw the pics of his 1/72 Airfix Canadian Nimrod.  Harv did a bang up job on his British Nimrod and even backs up the Canadian roundel with photographic proof.  I love it!!!

Twobobs is having a clearance sale on their remaining  1/72 T-38A Talon Tango #2 decal sheet (Product # 72-054).  Markings for four different Talons from the US Navy Test Pilot School, USAF Test Pilot School and a trainer from Vance AFB.  Only $3.00!!! Check out their "Clearance Items" section.

Zotz Decals has a new 1/32 Su-22M3/4 Fitter decal sheet with markings for 3 jets including 2 Soviet Fitters and one jet from Peru with Tiger head noseart.


Here is a product article for the 1/48 Mosquito Wheel Fenders from QuickBoost.


Here is a product article for the 1/72 Short S.23 'C-Class' Empire Flying Boat model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Here is a product article for the 1/32 F-14A Tomcat weighted wheels from Wheelliant.



Thursday,   Dec 2  2010

  Laos Proclamation of the Republic 

  United Arab Emirates National Day 

Juan Jesús Moreno joins us from Spain with his excellent looking 1/48 Tamiya Focke Wulf 190 A3.  Juan chose to finish his 190 in Russian Front markings complete with dirt and exhaust stains for weathering.  I really like how this one looks.

Michel Czimbalmos is here with dozens of photos from the recent HAF Celebration 2010.  If you want to see Greek Air Force Aircraft, then you're going to enjoy these photos.

Vladimir Bilbija has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/72 Italeri Mil-24D.  Vladimir didn't use any aftermarket resin or photo etch and instead built his Iraqi Mil-24D OOB with some scratchbuilt details.......this is old school modelling with excellent results.  Impressive work Vladimir.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/72 Hasegawa B-24J Liberator 90BG The Jolly Rogers model kit available from Hobby Link Japan.

Twobobs is having a clearance sale on their remaining  1/72 F-14B Retro Tomcats Part 2 decal sheet (Product # 72-051).  Enough markings for two complete jets. Retro schemes from VF-11 and VF-32.  Only $3.00!!! Check out their "Clearance Items" section.
  

Here is a product article for the 1/32 F-86F Sabre cockpit set from Aires.

Here is a product article for the 1/72 F-35 Draken decal sheet by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the Wings of the Black Cross- Number Six book from Eagle Editions. 


Wednesday,   Dec 1  2010

   Happy Channukah   

  Central Africa National Day 

  Romania National Day 

Arthur L. Caesar Jr gets things start in a big way today with his 1/32 Revell F-15E.  Arthur gave his F-15 a flawless paint job with a very subtle wash and then finished it off with a full weapons load.  This is one very sharp looking Eagle. 

Jorge Bonilla Alvarado is one of those very skilled modellers from Monterrey, Mexico and today he joins us with his 1/48 Monogram SNJ-5.  Jorge opened up plenty of areas on his SNJ and then added a huge amount of scratchbuilt detail which you can see in his photos.  WOW....beautiful work Jorge.

Vladimír Žucha has done a fabulous job detailing and finishing his 1/144 Minicraft Boeing 777 Emirates.  The good looking decals are from F-DCAL production.  This is one great looking 777, I love it!!!

Twobobs is having a clearance sale on their remaining  1/72 RF-4C No-Gun Shoguns decal sheet (Product # 72-048).  Enough markings for two complete jets from this recce group out of Kadena.  RAM 1985 and 1986 markings are represented on this sheet.  Only $3.00!!! Check out their "Clearance Items" section.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F1M2 Model 11 Pete ‘Seaplane Tender’ model kit available from HobbyLink Japan.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-2A-1 Buffalo Exhaust from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Browning AN/M2 aircraft .30 caliber barrels from Master.