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Tuesday,    May 31  2011 
Philipp has done a fantastic job and showed tremendous skill on his 1/48 Aircraft on duty Diorama.  This diorama features an A-10 and F-15 at their base being tended to by ground crews.  Philipp  has added plenty of detail and he tells you about it all in his article and you can enjoy his work when you view his photos.  Beautiful work Philipp. 

Paolo De Sanctis has been busy creating his 1/72 Supermodel Fiat G. 59/4A.  This Fiat fighter started off as a Fiat G. 55 and then a Merlin engined P-51 nose was grafted onto the Fiat G. 55 fuselage.  Paolo explains the whole process in his article and I must say I quite enjoyed seeing the finished model.  This was a very cool project.

Shaun Lehman has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Model USA O-1 Bird Dog.  You have to check out the Dog's mouth variation of the classic 'Shark's mouth'....that is very cool.  It's a great looking Bird Dog Shaun.

I have a product article for the 1/32 F-15C/D JASDF Aggressors decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 2 different Japanese F-15J/DJ Eagles wearing Aggressor camo schemes.  But you also get enough serial numbers to mix and match and build any F-15C/D JASDF Aggressor.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51D in WWII decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 3 different P-51D Mustangs including one with sexy cowgirl noseart.

Sinuhe Hahn is here with a product article for the HACKS - UTILITY PLANES OF THE MIGHTY EIGHTH book from Atelier Kecay.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16A/C Ejection Seat from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ki 44 Tojo Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.



Monday,    May 30  2011

  Memorial Day  

Out of respect for Memorial Day there will be no product articles, daily joke or funny picture today.  There is some content in the TPC related to this solemn day.

Michael Jack starts Memorial Day with part 2 of his article about his 1/144 Scratch built Mobile Launch Platform & Launch Umbilical Tower with Airfix Saturn V Apollo 12.  This is a stunning model and I know you will be very impressed when you read his article and look at the pictures.  Stunning work Michael!!!

Glen Thomas Peach "Ogro" joins us from São Paulo, Brazil with his beautifully finished 1/144 Breguet Deux Ponts B.r 761 Air Algerie.  Glen did some added detailing and gave his Air Algerie airliner an excellent finishing job.  I love the look of this one.

Andy Alexius Lee has been busy building his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4K Kahu.  Andy used the Gekko Graphics ‘RNZAF A-4G/K Skyhawks Pt 2’ decal sheet to create this sharp looking Skyhawk.  Very nicely done Andy.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a photo and text honoring Memorial Day.

Saturday,   May 28  2011

  Armenia National Day 

  Ethiopia National Day 

  Azerbaijan National Day 

Friday,   May 27  2011 
I'm pleased to welcome a new ARC sponsor.   Hobbystuff Depot is a Calgary, Canada based online hobby shop. We stock real inventory, offer our products in low prices and serve our customers very fast.  Check out the new Hobbystuff Depot Forum on ARC Forums and say hello.

Patrick Nabinger joins us from France with his beautifully done 1/48 Douglas A-1J Skyraider diorama.   Patrick combined parts from the Monogram kit and repositioned the flying surfaces on the tail plus added scratchbuilt parts before giving his Skyraider a SEA camo paint scheme and displaying it on an awesome diorama base with figures.  It looks like the real thing to me....great Photo Patrick.

Vladimír Žucha has done an exceptionally nice job on his 1/144 Zvezda Boeing 787 Dreamliner N7874.  This was the test plane in the special Boeing paint scheme and Vladimír captured the look of it very well.  The decals for this airliner were custom made by Vladimír.

Pablo Angel Herrera joins us from Guatemala with his latest model.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss HH-60H Rescue Hawk with added scratchbuilt detailling in the cargo area and modifications to the weapons load before giving it weathering to give it that perfect amount of realism.. 

I have a product article for the 1/32 AIM-7E-2/M Sparrow Missile Markings decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes the markings for on AIM-7E-2 and the AIM-7E-M.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-27 Corrected Nose from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F/LF/HF Mk. VIII model kit  from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 Focke Wulf 190 Spoked Wheels from Ultracast.



Thursday,  May 26  2011

  Georgia National Day 

Amanda Jones is here with one of the smallest model to appear on ARC.  This is her 1/200 Shed Models Mignet Flying Flea (Pou du Ciel) which is a metal kit and if you look closely you will see she has added rigging to this tiny bi-pane as well as a tiny tiny prop.  Way to go Amanda...I love it!!! 

Burt Gustafson is here with one of the classic 4th generation Russian aircraft.  This is Burt's 1/48 Academy MIG-29A.  Burt gives very helpful insight into building this well respected kit and I enjoyed seeing his finished model very much.  I love seeing Burt's models on ARC. 

Chris Parsons has been very industrious in creating his 1/48 Hobbycraft DHC-3 Otter- Turbo Otter.  Chris made a master to cast the long slender nose for his Turbo Otter out of resin as well as a new prop and spinner.  I see these planes regularly and Chris has captured the look of the Turbo prop version of this float plane very well.  For markings, Chris chose the markings for Harbour Air which operates on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.  Beautiful job Chris....you should be rightly proud of the finished model..

I have a product article for the 1/32 US Air-to-Air Missile Markings AIM-9B/D/G/J/L/M decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet includes the markings for then AIM-9B/D/G/J/L/M. 


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Boeing 737-800 (N907AN) - American Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.    20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Part 3 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This latest release features four different Spitfires.  This is Part 3 of  a series dealing with the Spitfire from August 1942 in England to March 1943 in Libya. 


Mark Davies is here with a product article for the 1/48 General Dynamics F-111, FB-111  Aardvark wheels from Resin Art.



Wednesday,   May 25  2011

 Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
Charles Poon has done a very nice job on his 1/72 Academy P-40B Flying Tiger.  Charles added seatbelts and a gunsight and then managed to fix a poorly fitting canopy.  Charles then finished off his Flying Tiger with a beautiful paint and weathering job.  I always enjoy seeing a Flying Tiger. 

Christopher Yee has been busy making everything perfect on his Hasegawa F-16 Artic Eggressor Eggplane. Christopher opened the canopy and added a HUD and seatbelts and scratchbuilt a ACMI pod.  He then gave it a great looking aggressor camo and finished it off with TwoBobs Aggressor Eggs decals.  I love the skill Christopher uses on his models.

Glen Thomas Peach "Ogro" is here from São Paulo, Brazil with his 1/144 F-RSIN Breguet Deux Ponts B.r 761.  Glen dropped the flaps and finished it with weathering and in the livery of  Air Algerie.  Glen has managed to bring this airliner to life with his careful work and weathering.

I have a product article for the 1/32 F/A-18C VFA-82 AFLAC Hornet decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics This sheet includes the markings for one F/A-18C with the FA-82 Marauders. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18A/C Ejection Seat from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire B wing - Hispano 20mm cannons in fairings from Master.

Mark Peacock joins us with a product article for the The Hawker Typhoon book from Valiant Wings Publishing.



Tuesday,    May 24  2011

  Eritrea Independence Day 

Mikhail Yurchik joins us from Russia with his beautifully done 1/48 ICM P-51D Mustang.  Mikhail added extra details to the cockpit and electrified his P-51 with a spinning prop and instrument and navigation lights and finished it all off with a perfect baremetal finish with just the right amount of weathering.  He has included a video to show his Mustang in action.  Beautiful work Mikhail.

Florin " Scorpio" Silaghi has been VERY busy on his big 1/32 Tamiya F-14B Skull & Bones.  Florin converted the F-14A to an F-14B and added a pile of aftermarket goodies from Aires, Eduard, Phoenix, Teknics, Wolfpack Design and Zotz Decals and did his own scratchbuilding to complete this gem.  Then he gave it a full weathering job and Jolly Rogers markings and a weapons load.  Sit back and enjoy all the photos.  WOW!!!

Lee, Seok Joo joins us from Korea with one of the nicest Ju-88's I've ever seen.  This is his big 1/32 Revell Ju 88A-1 complete with a stunning weathering and camo paint job.  Seok Joo has created a very special Ju-88.....I love it.  This one is amazing.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 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 product article for the 1/72 ROKAF F-4E Dry Transfers from Hobby DecalThis set includes a very nice glossy poster that doubles as the instruction sheet.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Arado Ar-234 wheel bays from SBS ModelThis set includes the 2 main gear bays and the rear parachutes.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here today with a product article for the 1/32nd Ta-152H decal sheet from EagleCals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 4 different aircraft.



Monday,    May 23  2011

  Victoria Day  

David Rapasi gets the week started with a sharp looking 1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante.  David built his Viggie as it appeared when it was freshly painted.  I love the lines of the Vigilante.....it's a sharp looking jet.

Jean Pierre CULIS-FERY has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his  1/48 Eduard FW 190 D9.  Jean Pierre added some scratchbuilt detailing to improve a few areas on his 190 and finished it off with a flawless paint and weathering job and displayed it on a very realistic looking diorama base. 

Tom Valaoras has been busy creating his very colorful 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-21MF.  Tom selected some "What-if" markings and then gave his MiG-21 a weapons load and a great looking camo paint job.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-51D in WWII decal sheet from Zotz Decals.

Here's a product article for the 1/24 scale Individual Allied Cockpit Placards & Dataplates from airscale.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F/A-18A/C Ejection Seat from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-26 Marauder Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Sunday,    May 22  2011

  Yemen National Day 

Saturday,   May 21  2011
 Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the
 anniversary of the Iquique´s Naval Combat 
(South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru & Bolivia) 
Friday,   May 20  2011

 Cameroon National Day 

 Cuba Independence Day 

Derek Derks gets things started in an excellent way with his 1/72 ESCI Fokker F27 MK 400 MPA.  This is quite the model and has an open cargo door to show off the very well done interior.   Derek finished his Fokker F27 as a Spanish bird performing SAR missions.  Very nice indeed.

Carlos Arvizu joins us from sunny Monterrey, Mexico with his very eye catching 1/72 Zvezda Su-50 (T-50).  Carlos decided to finish his Su-50 as an operational jet and I must say I really like the blue camo scheme he chose to use on his model.  Carlos also did a few other things to his model to help represent it as an operational jet.  I love these What-if schemes.

Konley Kelley has done a marvelous job building and finishing his F4U Corsair in scale, 3D and Marine OR Navy real thing.  Konley finished his Corsair in USMC markings and also included some photos of a Corsair on display at Vought Aircraft in Northeast Dallas.  very nicely done Corsair Konley.

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. 

Here's a product article for the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker Russian Knights Print from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-40 Warhawk Pitot Tube & Antenna  set from QuickBoost.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Nimrod Mk.II (L.B.V.) model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.



Thursday,  May 19  2011

 Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk and Youth Day for Turkey 

Ermanno Bonafin joins us from sunny Italy with one of the nicest Sea King models I've ever seen.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa SH-3D Sea King that was used to recover astronauts from the Apollo missions and to complete it Ermanno did some scratchbuilding and finished it with Flory Models Pro­Modeller washes.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

 Lee, Seok Joo has done an exceptionally nice job on his 1/32 Trumpeter BAC(EE) Lightning F.6.  Seok Joo used cockpit, wheel bay and engine detail sets from Aires to add further detail and then gave it a flawless shaded paint job and finished it all off with Sharked Mouth markings from XtraDecals.  It doesn't get any better than this.....amazing work Seok Joo.

Kees Kuyper is here with his latest What-if model and I must say I quite enjoyed seeing this one.  This is his 1/72 PM Model Seafury Racer and the story would be......what-if KLM airlines sponsored an ex Iraqi Seafury for the Reno Air Races.  I love the idea and the model.

I have a product article for the 1/72 & 1/32 F-16ADF L'Ultima Diana decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  You get 2 scales (1/72 and 1/32) on one decal sheet.  The Italians do great paint schemes and L'Ultima Diana is the latest example. With the disestablishment of this squadron, Diana was painted on this particular jet to commemorate this occasion.

Airbus A330-300 (VQ-BCV) - Aeroflot / Russia print from Deployment Productions    20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

Here is a product article for the new Landing Gear Alignment Jig from CB Model Products. This jig can be used on jet and prop models in a  variety of scales all the way up to some 1/24 fighters.


Here is a product article for the new 1/32 Spitfire Mk.XVIe Part 2 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals


Wednesday,   May 18  2011

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day  

Philipp is here to treat you to some photos of his nicely detailed 1/48 Italeri EA-18G Growler.  Philipp did a variety of scratchbuilt detailing and kit bashing to create a very well detailed Growler.  He finished it off with some aftermarket decals.  

Roman Schilhart has done a wonderful job building and finishing his 1/72 AML Lavochkin La-5FN.  Roman added some scratchbuilt detailing and chose the markings for a Slovak Uprising in September/October 1944 from Tri Duby airfield in Slovakia.   This is a multi-media kit and Roman's finished model looks fantastic.

Shalom Hen joins us today with his attractive in-flight display of his 1/50 Lavi "What if".  Shalom was lucky to get one of the limited run Lavi kits that he combined with F-16 parts and finished with decals from Isradecals.  I love the look of this model as it roars into the sky.

David Rapasi is here with another Tools N Tips article.  this one is entitled "What Color Are Those Birdcage Corsairs".  In this article David discusses which colors were used on the Birdcage Corsairs.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Test/Eval/Adversary Centennial Celebrations #2 decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 MiG-29A Fulcrum Air Intake Covers from QuickBoost.


Mark Davies is here with a product article for the new 1/48 Sukhoi Su-7BKL interior set from Resin Art. 



Tuesday,    May 17  2011

  Norway Constitution Day 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of John Bibay. Some great VS-41 pics for ya. Long live the Hoover.    Bob


José Alvarez gets things started in style today with his 1/144 Minicraft Douglas C-54.  José did some very fine scratchbuilding and then custom made the sexy noseart markings to complete this beauty.  C-54's don't get any better than this.  Beautiful work José.

Jens Gerber has done an beautiful job on his 1/48 Tamiya/Aires HE 219.  Jens used an Aires cockpit and then used his skill to complete his He 219 into this excellent looking model of this classic Luftwaffe aircraft.  Jen's included a link in his article to a German forum......click the link and you will be treated to plenty of in-progress photos which as quite inspiring.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with one of the more colourful Freedom Fighters flown by Canada.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Classic Airframes CF-5A in the special markings for a 419 Squadron bird.  Nicely done Shawn.....it's always a treat to see your latest model.

Christopher Yee is here with an Eggplane that really caught my eye.  This is his Hasegawa P-51 Tuskegee Airmen Eggplane done up with an attractive base and to make things more interesting Christopher added a motor to make the prop spin and to let you see the prop spin he has included a video on Youtube.  Very cool indeed.  It's good to see an Eggplane in Tuskegee Airmen markings.

Here is a product article for the new 1/32 Swastika Dry Transfers from Hobby Decal.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Ki-84 Hayate (Frank) cockpit set from SBS ModelThis is a multi-media set that includes resin and photo etch.

Mark Peacock is here with a product article for the 1/72 Short Stirling Mk IV nose conversion set from Valiant Wings Models.


Here is a product article for the new 1/35 LVTP5-H6 conversion set from Robin Model.


Monday,    May 16  2011

  Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams  

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  The 1/72 and 1/48 CoNA sheets are proving to be very big sellers and Bob has the latest news on them....plus the 1/48 F-16C VFA-86 Sidewinders and the 1/48 F/A-18C Snakes and Dragon sheets are ready to ship.  The 1/48 Whiskey's in the Mix sheets are on sale for $5 just in time for the re-release of the Italeri AH-1W.  Check out the latest images of the J-10 sheets....these are going to be big sellers.

Armin KNES is here with today's first gallery article.  This is his 1/72 Zvezda Suchoi T-50 Prototype.  Armin did scratchbuilding in the cockpit and the exterior and had this 5 Generation Russian fighter finished in under 1 week.  I love the look of Armin's T-50.

David Walker is a well respected modeler here on ARC and today you get to see his beautifully done 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Raiden J2M3.  David went to town on his Raiden and used plenty of aftermarket goodies and his well honed talent to turn out this exception Raiden model. 

Paolo Yuen got everything looking perfect on his 1/144 Hasegawa Embraer 170.  Paolo chose to use the Japan Airlines decals that came with the kit, but it was his expert job at weathering that really brings his airliner to life.

Here is a product article for the new 1/32 P-51D in WWII decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 3 different P-51D Mustangs flown by American Aces.....all 3 planes have artwork or interesting paint work.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Fw Ta 154 Exhausts from QuickBoost.  These exhausts have hollow tips and are designed for the Hasegawa kit.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Bf 109 F, G1 - G4 armament set (MG 17 tips) & Pitot Tube from Master.


Here is a product article for the new 1/32 EF-2000 Eurofighter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.



Friday,   May 13  2011 
Stephen A. Carr is getting things started today in amazing style.  This is his very creative 1/48 Spitfire IX Restoration Diorama which shows a Spitfire in the midst of the painting process during it's restoration.  I am very impressed with this diorama.....read his article to learn the creative tricks he used.

Paolo Re has done a spectacular job on his 1/48 Planet Models SIAI Marchetti SF 260 C.  Paolo tells the history behind this aerobatic aircraft and what was needed to create a model of it in these special markings.  I really like the look of this diorama.

Ian T.M. Holahan has done an amazing job painting and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa P-39N.  Ian built this beauty out of the box, but it is the exceptional paint and weathering that really stands out on his Russian P-39.

I have a product article for the 1/72 T-2C Colorful Buckeyes decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This T-2C/D/E Buckeye sheet features markings for five different aircraft with enough stencils for two complete jets.  Jets include Greek, Venezuelan and US Buckeyes.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Mosquito Exhausts from QuickBoost.


Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Armstrong Whitworth F.K.10 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.



Thursday,  May 12  2011 
Konley Kelley starts your Thursday update with his striking 1/72 Hasegawa B-25J Mitchell Gunship.  I'm pleased to see Konley chose the very striking dragon artwork for his B-25 and I was impressed how he installed these nose decals with the nose guns in place......he had a brilliant solution to this problem.

Mark Chen has done a flawless job on his 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2B.  This is the same type of jet that were damaged during the tsunami in March 2011.  Mark chose some very attractive markings for his F-2B.  This is an amazing F-2B.

James J. Olschlager Jr. has been very busy getting all the details right on his 1/72 Hasegawa MH-60G. James converted a HH-60D into a MH-60G with a conversion set and then finished it all off with aftermarket decals.  Looks great James.

I have a product article for the 1/72 T-2C VT Buckeyes #2 decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  The sheet include not only the 2 US Navy trainers but there is also bonus markings on this sheet for the 75th Anniversary of Naval Aviation.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Scale individual instruments for WW2 Luftwaffe Aircraft from airscale.


Here is a product article for the new Airbus A330-300 (EI-ORD) - Aer Lingus / Ireland print from Deployment Productions This print is available in 2 sizes.  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

Here is a product article for the new 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe Part 1 decal sheet from Lifelike Decals.  This decal sheet features four different Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe's.  This is Part 1of  a series dealing with the Spitfire Mk.XVIe in RAF and Belgium markings from the post war late 1940's.  This decal sheet provides a good variety paint schemes for the later Spitfire.



Wednesday,   May 11  2011 
Fabio Bongiorno joins us from Italy with his beautifully finished 1/72 Revell F-104G.  Fabio built his Starfighter out of the box using Tauro decals for an Italian F-104.  It's a great looking F-104 Fabio.

Tony Feredo begins today with another aircraft that served in the Philippines during WW2.  Tony built his 1/48 Tamiya Ki-46 III Type 100 (Dinah) OOB, but it is the exceptional weathering and paint work that really makes his Dinah stand out.  Beautifully done Tony. 

Burt Gustafson is here to treat us to photos of his 1/48 Revell Rafale B.  Burt chose the 2006 Tiger Meet (Tiger Meet are my favorite markings) and Burt also gave his Rafale drops tanks and a weapons load to finish it off.  This Rafale will shine like a gem in Burt's display case.

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. has been busy getting the details right on his 1/48 Hasegawa P-40N.  Floyd gives some very insightful advice for building this kit, but wow....check out the finished model....it doesn't get any better than this. 

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

Here is a product article for the new Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker "Blue 24" Print from Zactomodels.  This print is also available with missiles.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 P-38 Lightning Gun Barrels from QuickBoost.  These gun barrels have hollow tips and very well done recessed cooling jacket detail along the length of the barrels. 


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 NAVAIR Centennial Tri-Tone Trifecta (+1) 1911-2011 decal sheet from Fightertown Decals This new decal sheet includes markings for 6 different aircraft including two F-14's wearing "What-if" schemes that are sure to interest the Tomcat builders looking for some colorful markings for their next F-14. 



Tuesday,    May 10  2011

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs Hot Babe of the Week is courtesy of Wally Van Winkle.  Some Rafale pics for you from Red Flag back in the day.  Pretty Topical given the world events in the mid east right now.
 
Bob


Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his very attractive 1/48 Monogram CF-101 Voodoo.  Shawn finished his Voodoo in in a special 416 Lynx Squadron scheme as an in-flight model.  Check out Shawn's article and you'll see the real life Voodoo ejection seat he has in his basement.  Nice job on the Voodoo Shawn.

Harv has outdone himself again.  This is his Pure Adrenaline Mustang painted up in the colors of the Monster truck of the same name.  Harv has a natural talent for this and I know you're going to enjoy seeing the photos of his Mustang.  Read his article to find out why he picked the registration numbers that he did.. 

Christopher Yee has done a lovely job building and finishing his 1/48 Academy F-15i Ra'am.  Christopher built his F-15I OOB with the exception of the aftermarket decals.  He finished it in that great looking Israeli camo and gave it a full weapons load to complete this beauty.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F-86F Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.


Here is a product article for the new 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire C wing - Hispano 20mm cannons from Master.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 E. E. Lightning Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsYou get both the nose gear as well as the main gear.



Monday,    May 9  2011

 Israel Independence Day 

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 

Amanda Jones is here to start the week of in excellent style.  This eye catching 1/144 Eduard Ju-87R Stuka is wearing one of the best looking paint schemes worn by the Ju-87.  Amanda did a flawless job on her Stuka and I must say I'm pleased to see it on ARC. 

David C S Teo took on a very tricky project when he built his 1/144 Airfix + Revell Boeing 747-400F.  David combined to kits to get all the pieces he needed to create this exact 747 that he presented to the first officer of this airliner.  Excellent job David.

Andrew Marriott joins us from Guam with his amazingly finished 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM 3D Avenger.  Andrew added some Eduard photo etch and then gave his model an amazing finish by fading the center of the panels.  Check it out....it's amazing.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Israeli RF-4E Phantom Upgrade & Conversion Set from Isracast.


Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Irish Air Corps 1926-1956 decal sheet from Max Decals.  This new Limited Edition decal sheet includes markings for 18 different types of aircraft flown by the Irish Air Corps between 1926 and 1956 (30 aircraft in all.....including 3 with noseart). 

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 P-51D Propeller w/tool from QuickBoost.



Sunday,    May 8  2011

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

Friday,   May 6  2011 
Ryan Ahern gets your Friday update started with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt “Razorback".  Ryan put much effort into the painting of his P-47 and when you see the photos and read his article you will realize this P-47 has a very unique paint scheme.  Very cool job you did on this one Ryan.

Guillaume "Blackjack" Lourdel has done a lovely job building his 1/72 Italeri MQ-1B Predator.  Guillaume did  a bit of scratchbuilding on his UAV and finished it in the classic paint scheme complete with a diorama base to display it.  It's a very delicate looking model.

Lorenzo Cassinadri has chosen a great looking camo scheme for his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures IL-2 Sturmovik.  Lorenzo added plenty of scratchbuilt details to the exterior to improve the details of this very nice kit.  He then created a snow diorama to display his Sturmovik as it would appear near Leningrad during WW2.  I love the look of this Sturmovik.

Mike Johnson is here with a product article for the new 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper model kit from Skunk Models Workshop


Here's a first look at the new 1/32 P-51D in WWII decal sheet from Zotz Decals.

Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the new Boeing 737-800 (N951AA) - American Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions  20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Fw Ta 154 Night Exhaust from QuickBoost.


Thursday,  May 5  2011

  Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

Oliver Peissl gets thing started today with a selection of some of the wonderful models from the recent Euro Model Expo in Heiden/Germany.  Thanks for sharing the photos Oliver.

Ørjan Johannesen is here with a very rare F-16.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa AFTI F-16 that was quite the project and required quite a bit of scratchbuilding to create.  Ørjan also used some aftermarket items and ended up with an amazing model of this special F-16.. 

Jens Gerber joins us from Germany with his latest model.  This is his perfect looking 1/48 Eduard Polikarpov I-16 Type 17 in a very attractive and unique camo scheme. 

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

Here's a first look at the new 1/32 P-51D in WWII decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 3 different P-51D Mustangs including one with sexy noseart.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F-106A Delta Dart Pitot Tube from QuickBoost.  This latest release features a pair of pitot tubes for the F-106A Delta Dart from Monogram.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 L.F.G. Roland D.II model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.



Wednesday,   May 4  2011 
Carmel J Attard is here with a classic model of a very cool British prototype jet.  This is the 1/72 Frog/Novo Fairey Delta FD-2 and with some mods by a skilled modeller such as Carmel, it does build up into a beautiful looking model.  Read Carmel's article for the very interesting history of this delta winged jet.

Tolga Ulgur had a very enjoyable time building his perfectly stunning 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.IXc.  Tolga has a very high opinion of this kit and he added a few aftermarket goodies such as cannons from Master Model and resin cockpit door and Mk.IX 4-Slot main Resin wheels from BarracudaCast.  Then he finished it as an RCAF fighter with D-Day stripes.  I love it.

Graham Mansell is here with his entry for the IPMS Ottawa annual contest.  I'm pleased to see Graham chose the 1/72 Fine Molds Tie Fighter and he built this lovely kit OOB with the addition of someone seatbelts.. 

I have a product article for the 1/72 B-1B Dakota Back Bone decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features up to date nose art and markings for seven B-1B aircraft from Ellsworth AFB. Six of these aircraft are adorned with nose art while one aircraft sports the new "Thunderbird" fin flash.

Here's a first look at the new 1/32 P-51D in WWII decal sheet from Zotz Decals.

I have a product article for the 1/72 B-24 Liberator Correct Front Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX C wing Hispano 20mm cannons in fairings from Master.



Tuesday,    May 3  2011

  Poland Constitution Day 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Jeff Stoermer and myself. These are A-4N aircraft that used to fly for ATSI in Arizona and now fly in Germany providing tow target and ground control intercept training for the German Air Force.
 
Bob


Burcin Emren has done a wonderful job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G.  Burcin added an Aires cockpit set to improve upon the cockpit detail of the Hasegawa Phantom.  Burcin left the canopies open to show off all the fantastic detail in there and then finished his F-4 with a full weapons load.

Jorge Bonilla Alvarado is here from Monterrey, Mexico with his very nicely done 1/48 Monogram AH-1S Cobra.   Jorge opened the canopy to show off the detail and then gave his Cobra a full weathering job.  Very nicely done Jorge.

Thitaphol Meelarp (Neo) has done a marvelous job finishing his 1/144 Revell Boeing 737-800.  This particular airliner is the one used by the Thai Royal family as they travel the country performing their official duties.  The special markings are from a decal sheet by Siam Scale.  It's great to see a 737 in these markings.

Zotz Decals has a new preview image in their News section for a new 1/32 F-84 decal sheet.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 P-38 Lightning Gun Barrels from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F-4 Panel numbers Black stencil font Dry Transfers from Hobby Decal.

Here is a product article for the new 1/32 Israeli AF Vertical Ejection Rack - Ver 2 from IsraCast.



Monday,    May 2  2011
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Big news this week, the 1/48th CoNA sheets have arrived and will be shipping soon.  The missile markings sheets in both 48th and 32nd are being marked down to $10.  The newsletter is loaded with images of the colorful upcoming J-10 sheets.

Fabio Carabelli is here with an exceptionally well done 1/48 Tamiya P-51 D Mustang.  This Mustang is flawlessly finished with Alclad II and I was stunned to learn this is Fabio's first BMF model.  And to finish it off Fabio gave it a careful amount of weathering and shading.  Wow....you're going to love this one.

Austin Kennedy has been busy for 2 1/2 years creating his 1/72 Italeri MH-60K Blackhawk fast roping diorama.  Austin scratchbuilt or modified pretty well everything in this diorama and his attention to detail and accuracy can been read about in his article and seen in his photos.  This is truly one very impressive and well done diorama.

Alex Grivonev joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Fujimi Spitfire Mk. XIV that has been enhanced with some scratchbuilt parts.  Alex went with the kit decals and then gave his sharp looking Spitfire a weathering job for added realism.  It's a  great looking Spitfire Alex.....welcome to the ARC homepage......I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC in the future.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 TSR.2 Air Intakes from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 Irish Air Corps 1926-1956 decal sheet from Max Decals.  This new Limited Edition decal sheet includes markings for 12 different types of aircraft (17 aircraft in all) flown by the Irish Air Corps between 1926 and 1956.  Plus you get bonus markings for a 1/32 SA330L Puma in Irish Air Corps markings from 1981.

Here is a product article for the new 1/35 Mi-24 'Hind' Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Sunday,    May 1  2011

May Day Labor Day

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

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