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Thursday, May 31  2012 
Carmel J Attard is here with something very rare.  This is his 1/72 Pioneer 2 Su-15 TM, which is the 2 seat trainer for the Su-15.  Carmel did quite  a bit of work to create this 2 seater and you will be impressed when you read his article and see the pics of the finished model.  

Peter Ermel has taken to old 1/48 Monogram B-29 Superfortress and turned it into a stunning model of this WW2 bomber.  Peter took full advantage of the wonderful interior detail and then finished his B-29 with a flawless BMF complete with sexy noseart.  I love the noseart and how the finished model turned out.

Jean-Paul Wrona is here with his 1/72 Mastercraft PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra Bis D.  Jean-Paul built this for a Group build here on ARC and Jean-Paul did added work on his jet trainer to get it looking so good.  The Polish markings were partly custom made.  Beautiful work Jean-Paul.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 EA-18G VAQ-130 Zappers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet features two EA-18G's with fire breathing dragon tail art from VAQ-130 Zappers.  VAQ-130 is the oldest Electronic Attack (EA) squadron in the US Navy.  The Zappers are the newest squadron to recently transition from the Prowler to the Growler and this decal sheet captures their new CAG and CO markings for their new aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 RAF/RN Pitot tube Mid from Hobby Decal.  This pitot tube is designed to fit a variety of RAF/RN jets, you may have to trim it's length to suit the aircraft you are building, so consult your references.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Boeing 767-300ER (N673UA) - United 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 He 111P-1 Exhaust from QuickBoost These exhaust are designed to fit the Revell kit. 


Wednesday,    May 30   2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Joe Manhardt.  This particular F-15 is available from Twobobs on sheet # 49-169.    Enjoy!      Bob


GIANGYSKAN has been busy getting everything looking perfect on this 1/48 Hasegawa BAe Systems Harrier GR 7A "LUCY".  This model features a a full weapons load and the cockpit and wheel bay were improved with sets from Aires.  It was finished with decals from Model Alliance and full weathering job. 

Serge Dompierre is here with a special treat today.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang in a natural metal finish wearing the new Canadian Mustang decals from Leading Edge Models.   

K Diamond is here with a very cool looking 1/72 Hasegawa F-20A. Keith decided to build this one as a what-if Tigershark wearing 482nd FW Makos based out of Homestead AFB, FL and sporting a great looking weapons load.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-10 Thunderbolt II pre-painted instrument panel photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models

Zotz Decals has a new resin figure model in their figure section.  This latest figure is called "Deadly Potion" and is 1/6 scale and cast in resin and features a sexy lady with 2 evil characters hovering over her with ill-intent.  This figure comes unpainted and unassembled.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Seahawk Exhaust Nozzles from QuickBoostThese are designed for the Hobby Boss kit. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-105 Thunderchief - Pitot Tube from MasterThis is machined out of brass and will fit any 1/72 F-105 kit.


Tuesday,   May 29  2012 
No update today.  My oldest daughter got her learner driver license a few days ago and I've been quite busy giving her driving lessons.

Monday,    May 28  2012

  Armenia National Day 

  Ethiopia National Day 

  Azerbaijan National Day 

Artur Oslizlo has gotten everything looking perfect on his 1/48 Italeri Mirage F.1CT.  Artur  added a Pavla resin cockpit and AML exhaust nozzle and then finished off this stunning Mirage with a flawless camo paint job with weathering and a full weapons load.  Beautifully done Artur.

Lukasz Studniarz has done a first class job on his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb 'RF-Krysia'.  This is one of the planes flown the the famous RAF Polish 303 Squadron during WW2 and Lukasz  has done a fantastic job in the finishing and detailing of this Spitfire.  Many of the markings are masked and painted.  I love the look of this Spitfire.

Steve Negley joins us with a classic favorite from the Vietnam War.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk finished off as a bird from the USS Enterprise in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1965.  Steve added a weapons load and  some subtle weathering to the underside.  Very mice indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18E VFA-147 Argos on Cruise decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features the new 2012 markings for the Argonauts of VFA-147. Both the CAG and a line jet are included on this decal sheet with enough markings to complete two complete aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4 Phantom II Slatted Wings conversion set from IsraCast

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Ar 196 Exhaust from QuickBoost These exhausts are designed for the Revell kit.



Sunday,   May 27   2012 

  US Memorial Day 

Saturday,   May 26  2012

  Georgia National Day 

Friday,  May 25  2012

  Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
Ed Kinney has done a marvelous job building and finishing his  1/32 Zoukei-Mura Skyraider.  Ed added engine wiring and then built his Skyraider oob to a very high level of quality.  Ed has much modelling skill and you will see that in his article.  Your Skyraider looks perfect Ed.

GIANGYSKAN has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa J 35 F Draken.  GIANGYSKAN added Aires detail sets and then gave this Draken a full weathering job and finished it off with special markings from Twobobs decals.  Wow I love the look of this Draken.

Gianni Chirico joins us from warm sunny Sicily with his 1/72 Trumpeter Curtiss P-40B Warhawk wearing Flying Tiger markings.  Gianni dressed up the cockpit with seatbelts and added an antenna wire and finished it all off with a skillfully weathered paint job.  I love to see Flying Tiger P-40's on ARC.

Here's a product article for the just released 1/48 F-5F Double Trouble Bandits decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet  features 6 different USN/USMC adversary aircraft including one jet in Anniversary markings.  To coincide with the new release of the AFV Club F-5F kit, we are happy to introduce markings for six USN/USMC adversary aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Tropical Camo Set painting masks #2 from Alliance Model Works

This masking set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Airbus A320-200 (HA-LWC) - Wizz Air / Hungary print from Deployment Productions.

20% off of any products for every ACTIVE, registered ARC community members!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss A-12 Shrike model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models This model kit includes markings for 3 different aircraft.


Thursday, May 24  2012

  Eritrea Independence Day 

Well I'm back on track and building up steam and getting back on track for the daily updates.

ARC Auto was updated today - - - - - - ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

K Diamond is here with his what if 1/72 Hasegawa F-20A in Oregon ANG markings.  Keith added a full weapons load and posed his F-20 as an in-flight model.  Nicely done Keith...you in-flight display looks perfect. 

Harv joins us with A Bunch of Bananas.  Harv has included 5 of his H-21's and all are sporting Canadian markings using decals from Leading Edge Models.   It's a beautiful selection of H-21's Harv.

Bernard Vogt has done an outstanding job building detailing and finishing his 1/48 Revell EF2000 RAF Typhoon.  Bernard added his own scratchbuilt details and then finished his Typhoon with custom mixed grey paint for the camo scheme.  The weapons load completes this fine looking Typhoon.

Here's a product article for the just released 1/48 F-15C Digital Flanker decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features all three scales (72nd, 48th, 32nd) of this Digital Flanker scheme are captured on this sheet.  The "Digital Flanker" scheme is is patterned after a Sukhoi SU-30B Flanker demo scheme.


Tuesday,   May 22  2012

  Yemen National Day 

Monday,    May 21  2012

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

Today, I begin the long journey home.  This actually involves a trip from the resort island of Boracay, Philippines to the larger island where the airport is located.  I'll do an overnight stay in a  modest hotel local to the airport before grabbing a morning  flight out to Manila and then a 13 hour flight to Vancouver before the final leg home by bus and ferry to my home island and my city of Victoria.  I expect to be offline for the next 2 updates.  Then I'll get thing back on track regarding updates.

There is nothing more corruptible to a solid work ethic than a hot climate, friendly people and endless outdoor restaurants on a white sandy beach with cool evening breezes blowing in off the crystal clear waters of the south pacific.  It has been nearly impossible to figure out what the day of week it is here......and totally beyond my scope to calculate the time and day back home in N America.  The resort had a weak internet connection compared the my high speed connection at home and oddly enough the internet connection was only good in the resort's restaurant, which was very smart from  a  business point of view. 

Filipino people are famous for being friendly and I experienced this with everyone I interacted with or made eye contact with while wandering about.  I do plan to return here.....it has been a very enjoyable and memorable experience.


Sten Arne Bryde Brunsby gets things started today with his 1/32 Hobbyboss F-84G Thunderjet that was intended for the missed Friday update......my apologies to Sten.  Sten did and exceptionally fine job on the baremetal finish on his F-84 .  He also included the interesting history of Norway's F-84 fleet. Excellent article and model Sten.

Phil Mead joins us from down under with has 1/48 Tamiya F4U1 Corsair finished off in Kiwi markings for Corsair that operated in the South Pacific in the closing stages of WW2.  Phil did some excellent research for his Corsair and he reveals this in his article.  His Corsair is dedicated to his future Kiwi son-in-law.....it's good to see the ANZAC Alliance has not faded.

Yufei Mao is an expert on the Flanker, so it is a special treat to see his latest Flanker model on the ARC's homepage.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Su-27P with all the mods to improve the accuracy along with a large amount of added detailing using aftermarket items as well as Yufei's expert scratchbuilding skills.  Beautiful work Yufei. 


Sunday,  May 20  2012

  Cameroon National Day 

  Cuba Independence Day 

Saturday,  May 19  2012

  Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk and Youth Day for Turkey 

Friday,  May 18  2012

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day  

Thursday, May 17  2012

  Norway Constitution Day 

Artur Oslizlo has done an outstanding job finishing and weathering his 1/48 Italeri Kamov Ka-50.  Artur upgraded his Kamov Ka-50 with Eduard photo etch and a resin NeOmega K-37 seat, but what really makes this model stand out is the expertly done painting and weathering job. 

Kit has done an exceptional job heavily and realistic weathering this 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B “Grim Reapers”.  This is a shark mouth Tomcat complete with the amazing patchy paint that you would see on a USN Tomcat after many months at sea. Kit also dressed up this Tomcat with a detail set from Aires.  Wow....I love the look of the finished model.

Gianni Chirico joins us from sunny Sicily with his 1/72 Zvezda Mikoyan Mig-3.  Gianni  built this one out of the box and finished it off as a fighter from the Leningrad Front in Summer Camouflage.  I really enjoyed seeing the summer camo on Gianni's MiG-3.


Wednesday,   May 16  2012

  Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams  

Giannis Asimakos is here from Greece with his very attractive and beautifully built 1/144 Hasegawa NAMC YS-11.  Giannis added scratchbuilt details in the cockpit as well as the wheel bays.....which is quite impressive when you consider this is 1/144 scale.  The markings are from an aftermarket sheet for Olympic Airways.  Excellent looking airliner Giannis.

Alvis 3.1 is here with one of the more creative and bizarre egg planes I've seen.  This is his 1/32 Pysanky Racing Team which was a special Ukrainian Republic racer entered in the 1940 Cleveland Air Races.  Alvis 3.1 has the full and almost forgotten history of this historic race in his article.  Nice one Alvis....it was a hoot to see and also a hoot to read about this one.

Mark Chen has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/48 AFV Club F-5S Tiger II.  Mark chose a Republic of Singapore Air Force F-5 complete with 3 tone camo scheme and a full weapons load.  Marks explains the history and differences of the RSAF F-5's in his article.  Beautifully done Mark.....your F-5 is a beauty.


Tuesday,    May 15   2012 
ARC Auto was updated today - - - - - - ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

I've arrived at my destination......the Philippine island of Boracay.  This place is your classic south pacific tropical tourist destination....but with all the wonders of the Filipino culture....friendly people, amazing service and the tasty Filipino food.  If you're ever heard of Puka Shell necklaces.....on the north end of this island is a place called Puka Beach and that is where the puka shell necklaces originated from..   I plan to spend 1 week here before heading home.

As for product articles.....I might not be doing many of those this week as all the products are back home, but I will do model gallery articles each day this week.


Kees Kuyper is here with the first photos of the NESA Space Station.  This is the space station constructed by the Netherlands Space Agency and it does use parts from the ISS.  Kees tells the whole story in his a article.

Ramon R. Lomeli has done an exceptional fine job on the 1/48 Revell F-15E.  Ramon chose a very special Desert Storm Eagle that scored a kill on a helo using a LGB.  Ramon had a happy accident regarding the weathering and he explains this in his article.  This is one very sharp looking F-15E

Serge Dompierre has finished his very colourful 1/48 Hobbycraft Hawk 75A. This is a Vichy French bird complete with colourful markings and a beautifully applied camo scheme.  It's always a tr4eat seeing Serge's latest model here on ARC.


Monday,    May 14  2012

  Paraguay Independence Day 

Monday,  May 15  2012 
No update today...I'm traveling today by plane and am unable to update ARC.

Friday,  May 11  2012 
ARC Auto was updated today - - - - - - ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Lyle Brown is here with his exceptional artwork entitled "The Intrusion" artwork.   Lyle drew this for a former U.S. Navy aircrew member who ejected back in 1991. Drawn in pencil on Strathmore 400 paper.  Lyle has some serious talent.

Fabrizio Frassica has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Eduard P-39N.  Fabrizio chose to the his P-39 in the marking for the P-39 that Lt. M. Harber was flying on his fatal final flight.  The weathering is amazing.  Fabrizio  tells the story of the final mission of Lt. M. Harber  and his wingman.

Ian T.M. Holahan has outdone himself today.  This is his 1/48 Italeri F-16A Netz with some added improvements and finished as a MIG-killer  carrying four kill roundels with the Negev Squadron. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-15E Too Cool For School Mudhens decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This is another in the series of decals featuring aircraft from the various USAF Fighter Weapons Schools.  This sheet features markings for two complete F-15E's from the 57th Wing of the Nellis AFB Fighter Weapons School.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.



Thursday, May 10  2012 
Sören Bartusch starts today with a very special model of his 1/32 Wingnut Wings Roland D.VIa.  Although this is an exceptional kit, Sören added scratchbuilt and aftermarket details to improve this model and then displayed it on a  base with mud and puddles of water.

Vitaliy Repin has been very busy building his 1/48 Airfix Sea Vixen FAW.2.  Vitaliy added scratchbuilt details plus a cockpit from Neomega and then finished it off with stunning paint work.  Wonderful work Vitaliy.

Ramon R. Lomeli is here with his very nicely finished and fully loaded 1/48 Revellogram F4U-4 Corsair.  Ramon gave his Corsair a chipped paint look and then further enhanced the weathering with pastels.  The finished model turned out looking fantastic.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-2C/D/E Colorful Buckeyes decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet features some very colorful foreign and US options for the new Twobobs T-2C Buckeye kit.  Markings included for Venezuelan, Hellenic and also the "Tadpole" adversary scheme from the US Navy.  Complete stencil data included.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Tropical Camo Set.2 from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models



Wednesday,   May 9  2012 
ARC Auto was updated today - - - - - - ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Gabe Pincelli.  Gabe was kind enough to provide some detail pics of the T-45..  You'll need these soon!.  Thanks to Gabe.    Enjoy!      Bob


Phil Mead is here with his Australian 1/48 Hasegawa Curtis Kittyhawk IV in desert colours.  Phil changed some items to make his P-40 more accurate and he includes some very helpful info in his article.  Beautiful work Phil.   

K Diamond has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 AMT A-10A.  This is not the best A-10 kit on the market, but Keith improved it with a resin seat and gave it a full weapons load.  Nicely done Keith.

Martin Šantak has spent months modifying and detailing his 1/48 Monogram Mi-24V HRZ H-305.   This is a Croatian Mi-24 that saw action in the 1990's during the war in the Balkans.  It's an amazing model and Martin explains the whole build process in his article. 

Here's a product article for the 1/35 UH-60L instrument panel pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 RCAF P-51 Part 2 Eastern and MB Canada Sqdn decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.



Tuesday,    May 8  2012

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

Gianni Chirico is here from warm sunny Sicily with his 1/72 Fujimi Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV E.  Gianni chose a Spitfire flown by Squadron Leader L.H. Lacey from Singapore in 1945.  Beautiful work Gianni.

Bernard Vogt joins us with a pair of models.  These are his 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G & TF-104G Starfighter in Luftwaffe markings.  Bernard added extra detailing to the cockpits and gave them both great looking camo schemes.  What a pair of outstanding Starfighters. 

Dave Balicki is here with some in-progress photos of a scratchbuilt interior he's building for his  1/72 Airfix Westland Seaking.  This looking like it will be quite the Seaking once it is done, thanks for sharing Dave.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15C Too Cool For School Eagles decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This is another in the Twobobs series of decals featuring aircraft from the various USAF Fighter Weapons Schools.  This sheet features markings for two complete F-15E's from the 57th Wing of the Nellis AFB Fighter Weapons School.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tornado Pitot Tube from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-104 Starfighter - Pitot Tube from Master.



Monday,    May 7  2012
ARC Auto was updated today - - - - - - ARC Armor was updated today - drop by and check them out.  Show everyone your models on these sites.

Burcin Emren has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-18 F.  Burcin added an Aires cockpit set and finished off his Super Hornet with full weathering and colorful markings from Afterburner decals.  Beautiful work Burcin.

Bill Dedig is here with a beautiful model using the classic 1/72 Monogram Dornier Do-17z.  Bill dressed up the detail with Eduard Interior photo-etch and Goffy Model resin Do-24 engine kit and then finished things off as a BOB bomber.   Beautiful work Bill.

Ulysses Almeida joins us with his very attractive 1/48 Classic Airframes F-5B.  Ulysses chose a great looking camo scheme sworn by a Brazilian F-5 in the mid 1980's.  I love the look of this South American F-5. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-2C VT Buckeyes #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThere are options for three different aircraft on this sheet with enough stencils for one. VT-19, VT-23 and VT-26 are all included on this sheet.  The stencil data is extremely complete and captures all the servicing markings that were very prevalent on these white aircraft.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Argentine AF 'Dagger' conversion set from IsraCast.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16D Block 40 cockpit set from Aires.  This set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Saturday   May 5  2012

  Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

Friday,  May 4  2012 
Happy Star Wars Day....."May the Fourth by with you!!!"

Sergey Chegodaev is here with his amazing 1/32 scratchbuilt Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat, engine.  This is just part of a scratchbuilt 1/32 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat that he is working on.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with one of his most colourful Hornets.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-188 Hornet #49 finished of in a special airshow paint job with decals from Leading Edge Models.  I love the look of this CF-188....beautiful work Shawn.  Check out his article for a huge selection of his other Hornets and various colourful schemes.

Angelo M Picardo has done a truly amazing job on his 1/48 Airfix Buccaneer.  This kit is challenging to build well and Angelo took a few steps further by adding a resin cockpit from Pavla Resins and etched sets from Airwaves and Eduard.  This is exceptional work Angelo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-2C VT Buckeyes #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  There are options for three different aircraft on this sheet with enough stencils for one. VT-4, VT-7 and VT-10 are all included on this sheet.

The stencil data is extremely complete and captures all the servicing markings that were very prevalent on these white aircraft.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the  Boeing 747-400 (CP-2603) - AeroSur / Bolivia 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 VF-211 "Checkmates" OIF F-14A's decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 3 different 1/32 F-14A's with VF-211 "Checkmates" during OIF.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 DFS Kranich model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes 4 different markings options.


Thursday, May 3  2012

  Poland Constitution Day 

Chuck Sawyer has devoted 14 months and about 600 hours of work to building his spectacular 1/32 Tamiya F-4E Phantom.  Chuck used a massive assortment of aftermarket items on his F-4, but it is his craftmanship as a modeler that makes this the stellar model it is.

Ayhan Toplu is here with his wonderfully weathered 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb.   It's finished in Turkish markings complete with faded paint and chipped pant.....what an amazing weathering job,

K Diamond is here with another of his "what-if" models today.  This is his  1/48 Academy F-15N...which is a US Navy F-15N.  The pilot is posed for an Airshow fly pase.  Very cool to see this one Keith. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4E Kara Sahin Phantom decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet from Twobobs features one complete set of markings for the Kara Sahin Phantom from the Turkish Air Force. This special anniversary scheme was applied during the spring/summer of 2009.

The 1/32 &1/72 Braille Scale Sale! is still on but items are selling out so get 'em while they are only $5.  Includes most 1/72 and 1/32 sheets...only $5.  Supplies are going fast.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-17 instrument panel pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-102 Delta Dagger - Pitot Tube from Master.


Wednesday,   May 2  2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Daniel PerezVertti.  This is one of the old F-A-18 Hornets with VMFA-323.  Thanks Daniel.    Enjoy!      Bob


Frank Daniels has done a marvelous job detailing and finishing his 1/32 Tamiya F-16. Frank dressed up the cockpit and landing gear with scratchbuilt details and finished at all off with markings for the 144th FW in California.

Olivier Barles has done an exceptional job on his two 1/32 Hasegawa and Doyusha Nakajima(s) Ki-44 and Ki-84.  One is wearing full paint chipping and the other one has a very complicated camo scheme.  Read Olivier for all the details.

Burt Gustafson is here with a beautifully done RAF 1/48 Hobby Boss Tornado ADV.  Burt describes the complete build in very helpful detail and I found his article to be a fascinating read.  You did a wonderful job on this one Burt.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Israeli Air Force 'Nesher' conversion set from IsraCast.  

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Pitot tube set Type 2 from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-4E/F Skyhawk cockpit set from Aires.


Tuesday  May 1  2012

May Day Labor Day

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

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