Friday,   Aug 31  2007

  Malaysia National Day  

  Trinidad and Tobago National Day  

The modellers in Malaysia are here with a massive update featuring their models.   Happy Merdeka Day!!!
  • KH Lee is here with the 1/72 Minihobby F5E.  The paint scheme on this F-5 is a 50th Anniversary Merdeka scheme using homemade decals.  A perfect model to begin today.    

  • KH Lee joins us with a special 1/72 Kitech F/A- 18.  This What-if F/A-18 is finished in a 50th Anniversary Merdeka scheme using homemade decals.      

  • KH Lee has gone the extra mile and created a very special model for his 1/72 Kitech Boeing V22 Osprey.  The paint scheme for his daughter was done using homemade decals.

  • Thomas Ng is here with a very nicely done 1/72 Italeri F-5E.  Thomas did some upgrading on his F-5 such as rescribing the panel lines and adding a pilot.   

  • Nazaruddin Hashim is here with one very special diorama.  This is his diorama called "Fill’er UP".  No doubt about it....this diorama ROCKS!!!   

  • Azlan "Kuman" Yusop has been busy completeing his conversion to create his 1/48 MiniHobby Model SU-30 MKM.   

  • Nazaruddin Hashim has done a marvelous job on his 1/72 Italeri Hawk Mk 208.  This model was completed witha  scratchbuilt resin conversion set.   

  • Nazaruddin Hashim, Brian Param, Aidy Abdullah, Thomas Ng, KT Goh are here with their "Skyhawk Saga" article.  This article features a variety of Skyhawks in Malaysian markings. 

  • Aidy Abdullah is here with the 1/72 Italeri Bell 47G2 compeleted in a good looking white and red paint scheme.   

  • Mohd Amzari joins us today with his 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18D that he built mostly out of the box and added aftermarket decals to get a Malaysian scheme.   

  • Peter Mahoney is here with his 1/72 Frog Herald Dart complete in custom Malaysian markings. 

  • Brian Param AKA Mr. B has been very busy building and detailing his Caribou Diorama.  This carefully weahtered model is on an awesome display base. 

  • Thomas Ng is here with 2 model in Malaysian markings.  These are his 1/72 Airfix Chipmunk & Bulldog and his article tells about building both of them. 

  • CK Loo, CK Tang, Aidy Abdullah, Hilmi, Brian Param, Thomas Ng are here with a exceptional diorama they call Ops Kota Gubir.   Wow...have a good look at this one.  This diorama was based on a real event.

  • Aidy Abdullah is here with his 1/48 Airfix Hawk Mk 108.  Aidy added aftermarket goodies and scratchbuilt details to complete his very sharp looking model.   

  • Aidy Abdullah is also here with his 1/48 Hobbycraft Tebuan.  Aidy tells what was required to create his Tebuan. 

  • Brian Param AKA Mr. B is here with a civilian 1/72 Italeri DC-3This DC-3 is finished in Malayan Airways markings.  

  • Mohd Amzari has dropped by on this special update with his 1/72 Italeri Mig-29N.  Mohd added scrathcbuilt details to complete this conversion.  

  • Hairil is here with a excellently done and well weathered 1/48 Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-43-I 'Oscar'.  

  • Vernon Law is here with his Flanker….Baby!!!! 1/48 Mini Hobby SU-30 in Royal Malaysian Air Force markings.  Vernon did quite a bit of work to get the details right on his beautifully done Flanker.  

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 1 of their Merdeka Group Build 2007.

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 2 of their Merdeka Group Build 2007.   

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 3 of their  Merdeka Group Build 2007.   

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 4 of their Merdeka Group Build 2007.   

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 5 of their Merdeka Group Build 2007.   

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 6 of their Merdeka Group Build 2007.   

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 7 of their Merdeka Group Build 2007.   

  • Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelling Society is here with Part 8 of their Merdeka Group Build 2007.   

Thursday,   Aug 30  2007 

  Kyrgyz Republic National Day  

  Turkey Victory Day 

  • Chip Berseth gets today's update started with his 1/48 Tamiya ME-109E "Molders".  This particular 109 is done in the markings for Werner Molders and Chip not onyl built a first rate model but also took first rate  beautifully done photos of that model.  It's a pleasure to see your 109 Chip!!!    

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is here to give you a big helping of colour.  These is is article called 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfigters Chapter 3.  Shawn also includes pics of his other Starfighters including a Tiger scheme Starfighter.  Well done Shawn.   

  • Darren Snow joins us today from New Zealand with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D-30 which Darren found to be a very enjoyable kit to build.  He finished it in a bare metal finish with decals from Cutting Edge.  Welcome to ARC Darren!!!  I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC.

  • Dragan Cvetic joins us today with his 1/72 Esci F-111 A Aarvark.  Dragan redid this kit with very good results.  I like it!!!   

  • I have a preview of the 1/72 CP-140 Auroras decal sheet from FlightDecs.  I'll doia  full in-depth review next week.  

Wednesday,   Aug 29  2007 
  • Marat starts your Wednesday update with t his good looking 1/48 Fi-105 G2.  This special little suicide bobmber is a Luft '46 model alon the lines of the piloted Japanese bombs.  

  • John Green has shown determination to build a first class model from the 1/72 PM ModelsHawker Sea Fury.  John details the effort involved....grab a cup of tea......it wasn't a quick easy build.  

  • Chuck Sawyer joins us today with his first model on ARC.  This is Chuck's 1/32 Revell F-15E (1982).  Chuck added some aftermarket goodies and good old fashioned modelling skill to get himself an excellent looking Strike Eagle.  Welcome to ARC Chuck!!!  

  • "Cousin Vinny" Ibarra from www.ipmsphilippines.com is here with his 1/35 Trumpeter Iranian CH-47C"Cousin Vinny" did some scratchbuilding and kit bashing to build the model and finished it off with homemade Irainian decals.  Impressive Results!!!    

Tuesday,   Aug 28  2007 

  Poland (Military) Aviation Day  

  • Woodman is here with some US Nationals 2007 Prop Model Pics that I originally posted yesterday.  I had incorrectly given credit to these photos to another individual in yesterday's update.  Thanks for the pics Woodman......I sure do wish I could have made the Nats this year.   

  • Curt "Netz" is here with some more model pics from the US Nationals 2007

  • Osni Vieira Junior  is here today with his very nicely done 1/32 Revell Mirage IIIE.  This big beautiful Mirage III is done in the markings for the Brazilian Air Force.

  • David Escobar Olguin is here from sunny Mexico with his 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt.  This great looking little Thunderbolt was finished using Alclad II and markings for a Mexican pilot.  

  • Stewart Gordon is here with a very special 1/32 Hasegawa F-16.  This is one of the Israeli F-16's that participated in the bombing mission on the Iraqi nuclear reactor.   

  • Gregory Goheen joins us today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Kittyhawk Mk. IV.  Gregory buolt his KittyHawk out of the box and enjoyed building the kit very much.  His good looking model is finished in RNZAF markings.

Monday,   Aug 27  2007 

  Moldova National Day  

Today's update is made up on photos uploaded to the ARC forums relating to the 2007 US Nationals.
Friday,   Aug 24  2007 

  Ukraine National Day  

  • mclents begins today with a US Nationals 2007 photos and report.   At this point the model tables are still filling up as modellers arrive......but mclents does give you a very good idea of the quality of models and some of the great deals in the Vendor Room.  These photos were originally uploaded to the ARC Air Forums.
  • Henryj has also uploaded some photos to the ARC Air Forums.  Here's his US Nationals 2007 photos and report.  This looks like it is shaping to be a very good Nationals.  Damn....I wish I was there.   
  • oortiz10 from the ARC Air Forums ran across this article in today's local paper (the O.C. Register) about the US Nationals. oortiz10 said "I thought it was kinda' cool that us "geeks" are getting some exposure. HA! It's not a great article, but hey, any publicity is good publicity, right?"  Here's a link to the article models-hobb...airplanes-model
  • Bob Sanchez of Twobobs Decals is here with his Day 1 report from the US Nationals 2007
  • Bob Sanchez of Twobobs Decals is here with his Day 2 report from the US Nationals 2007
  • Marcel Hohl has today's first gallery article in the form of his 1/32 Revell Mirage III R2Z.  Marcel added detail items added to scratchbuilt detailing and aftermarket decals for the South African Air Force.  Wow......this is one flawless Mirage.  This is Marcel's first article on ARC and I hope to see much more of his work on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Marcel.  

  • Nick England is here with his 1/72 Revell Hawker Hurricane IIc finished off with weathering and a always sharp looking desert camo  scheme.  Looking GREAT Nick.....keep it up.   

  • Lyle Brown of www.lyleart2000.com is here with his Lightning artwork he calls....Vigilant Friend.  You rock Lyle!!!  

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is here to give you a big colourful Starfighter fix.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighters Chapter 2 and Shawn includes 3 of his Canadian Starfighters for you to enjoy.  I always get a big grin when I see Shawn's work.  Shawn also includes images of some of his other quite colourful Starfighters.   

  • Scott Lyle is here with his 1/48 Flashback Fokker Eindecker E.III.  This little beauty is weathered to give it the perfect look of realism.  Scott did the rigging with one piece of line that he weaved over and over again......read his article for the full details.  These special delicate fighters from oh so long ago tug at my heart strings......I guess it was the gallant romantic nature of those early flyers.

Thursday,   Aug 23  2007 
Well I'm finally starting to get my energy level back......finally.
  • Colin Gomez has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Classic Airframes Westland Whirlwind.  This is a limit run kit that Colin added extra scratchbuilt details to give it such features as a sliding canopy.  Colin followed all this up with a first rate oil wash weathering job.

  • Youri Dehouck joins us from Belgium with his 1/72 Hasegawa "Blue Falcon".  This is one of the more interesting F-16 paint schemes using decals from Daco.....these are big decals, but Youri got them looking perfect.  

  • David Upp is enjoying his retirement and today he joins us with another of his gems.  This is his 1/72 Tamiya P-47 Razorback done up in diorama.  David added some photo etch in the cockpit and than finished her off with noseart and weathering with great results.  

  • Jeff Hamel is here with his 1/144 Trumpeter Ilyushin IL-76.  This is an excellent kit, but Jeff added his own skill at finishing to complete it to very high level.  You're going to enjoy looking  at this one up close.    

Wednesday,   Aug 22  2007 
  • It's my birthday and I'm going to take the day off.  I'm still not feeling 100% and I've been busy the past day or two tending to my wife as she deals with the same flu.  Thankfully her symptoms were much milder than mine. 

Tuesday,   Aug 21  2007 
  • Jaroslav Král begins today with one of my all time favourite Japanese Air Force paint schemes.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-15J  and the job Jaroslav did on it is perfect.  I love this scheme and Jaroslav got her looking perfect.  
  • John Green has been very busy building his 1/72 Aeroclub Gloster Gamecock.  This is an older limited run kit and although it does challenge the modeller on many levels......John proves in his beautifully detailed article that this kit does build up into a great looking model.    
  • Osni Vieira Junior is here today from Brazil with a sharp looking 1/32 Hasegawa F-5E.  The F-5 was a common jet around the world with many airforces and Osni chose to do his F-5 in the colour of his native Brazil.  Very nicely done Osni.....the F-5 always looks good in camo.

Here's the latest sheets that will be available from Twobobs......if you're going to the Nats.....you'll get the first shot at these exciting 20 new releases.  You can also check out these new sheets on the Twobobs site.

Twobobs  8/10/07 Releases:

48-135 F-15C Too Cool For School Eagles
48-141 F/A-18E VFA-31 Rockin' Rhinos #7
48-142 F/A-18C VFA-192 Golden Dragons
48-143 F-5E/N VFC-111 Bad Boy Sundowners
48-144/32-041 F/A-18D VMFA-332 Moonset
48-145 JAS-39A/C Colorful Gripens
32-039 F-15C/D JASDF Aggressors
32-040 F-5E/N VFC-111 Bad Boy Sundowners
Twobobs  8/22/07 Releases (IPMS Nats, yes they'll be available on the site as well)
72-040 F-14B VF-103 Final Tomcat Cruise (Reprint)
72-062 F-15E Too Cool For School Mudhens
72-063 F-15C Too Cool For School Eagles
72-064 F-16C Too Cool For School Vipers
72-065 A-10A Too Cool For School Warthogs
72-066 F/A-18E VFA-31 Rockin' Rhinos #4
72-067 JAS-39A/C Colorful Gripens
48-096 F-14B VF-103 Final Tomcat Cruise (Reprint)
48-148 AV-8B Harrier II Jammin' Jump Jets
48-149 A-10A Eielson's Ice Hawgs
48-150 F-16A/B NSAWC Vipers #2
48-151 F/A-18A/B VFC-12 Shades of Gray Omars
That's twenty total sheets in the span of a couple of weeks. Twobobs always ramp up for the Nats and this year is no exception. Just by looking at some of the subject matter, you can see that these won't be lasting very long. As stated earlier, the links will be turned on for the Nats release sheets the day before Twobobs leave for the IPMS convention so they will be available at their webstore.
Monday,   Aug 20  2007 

  Hungary National Day  

No update today.  I'm staying in bed today as I continue to recover from the flu.
During the convention, for all convention goers, Twobobs will be offering 15% off all purchases at their booth! That's right, fill up the ol' shopping cart, come on over to the register and have Teri take a whole 15% off your total bill! 

This applies to your entire purchase regardless of amount and manufacturer! Of course, we'll have to charge sales tax but heck, it's still 15% off!! 

Sorry, this special only applies to customers that attend the convention and will not be offered on the site. Twobobs has lots of customers that come by the booth every year with shopping lists from all their personal and online buds. Get a good list going fellas and come on by!

If you're one of the lucky first 250 customers, you'll also get a free
Twobobs mouse pad for being an early bird.

Twobobs will accept cash, checks and credit cards at the convention.

Friday,   Aug 17  2007 

  Indonesia Independence Day  

  Gabon Independence Day  

IPMS Avon annual show will be held on Sunday 19th August at Yate Leisure Centre, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4DQ. Doors open 10:00 am. Yate is about 10 miles north-east of Bristol, with easy access from M4 and M5.For further details email ipmsavon@aol.com Pics from past shows here: http://www.ipmsavon.org.uk/Shows/Shows.html  Rated by Scale Aircraft Modelling as "The Best one-day show on the circuit". 
  • Alex Sidharta begins today's update honouring the Indonesia Independence Day with his 1/32 Revell TNI AU F-16A.  Alex is a well known talented modeller here on ARC and his big F-16 was given plenty of effort to make it a correct version of the Viper flown by Indonesia.  He tells about some of this effort in his article and includes 4 images of his other F-16's as well.  

  • Fernando I. Moreno Villa is here from sunny Monterrey, México with his 1/72 Airfix P-51D Mustang.  This is an older kit, but that didn't stop Fernando from turning out a great looking gloss black Mustang in Dominican Republic Air Force (FAD) markings.

  • John A Thomas is here with a very special model.  John's club was asked to help restore the museums models and John chose to restore their 1/48 Lindberg SNARK.  This was a labor of love and in the end John got this Snark model back to tip top condition.   

  • Marat is here with a very enjoyable looking 1/200 Hasegawa Boeing-737-400 done up in the Western Pacific Simpsons paint scheme.  Paint schemes like this are one of the most interesting and addictive aspects to airliner modelling.

Thursday,   Aug 16  2007 
I spent this morning volunteering at the local petting zoo.  This is something my nine year old daughter was keen to do this summer and I must admit we have fun dealing with the baby goats and rabbits and being followed around by the miniature pony named "Peanut Butter" as she watches us work.  Of course going to bed at 2AM and waking up at 7:30AM takes a bit of a shine off the fun......ZZZZZZZZzzzzzz 
  • Gabriel Stern is here to start your day off with a giggle.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 Scroggs Last Laugh.  This is an actual plane that actually flew......to an impressive altitude of 10 feet.  Gabriel tells the whole story about this aircraft and how he scratchbuilt his model in his article.  Including in-progress pics.  The F-14 Tomcat has nothing on Mr Scroggs aircraft!!!  :-D

  • Jeff Hamel has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat.  And of course this detailed and expertly weathered Tomcat is finished in Jolly Rogers markings.  Jeff found this model a pain to build, but he stuck with it and now has an excellent F-14 to be proud of. 

  • AEX came into the Canary Islands ARC Corporate offices this morning while I was having a coffee with the local staff with this exceptional 1/72 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3I was glad I got to see it before boarding the ARC Corporate jet to fly back to the home office.  The weathering is a sight to behold.  

  • Alvaro Troncoso Gil (Bruja) has done a lovely job on his 1/48 Academy MIG 21 Bis FAR.  Although this great looking MiG is built out of the box.....it looks great.......which is probably due to the colourful Cuban markings. 

  • I have a review of the  1/32 Israeli Air Force F-16A Netz decal sheet from  IsraDecal.  This sheet features 8 different Israeli F-16's including one that bombed the Iraqi nuclear plant.  

  • Here is a preview of the 1/48 F-14B/D VX-9 det Mugu decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This sheet covers 4 aircraft from VX-9 Det Point Mugu in the late nineties up through their Tomcat retirement in 2004.    

Wednesday,   Aug 15  2007 

  India Independence Day  

  Congo National Day     Republic of Korea National Day  

Late update today.....I was busy all morning setting up our large wading pool for my kids as I worked on today's update off and on.  I tried something new this year....using  hot water from our hot water tank to give the kids warm water....instead of the usually chilly water.  It worked like a charm.  They are outside relaxing and laughing in warm water under the cover of an awning to keep the sun off them.  No time to complete today's reviews.....I've been working 7 nights a week at work recently.
  • Colin Gomez begins today with his 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon IB.  Colin added quite a bit of extra detailing to his Typhoon and his efforts paid off as he  elevated his kit to a very inspiring level.  He finished off his rocket armed Typhoon with weathering and aftermarket decals.  

  • Dan McWilliams has been busy buiding the 1/48 Monogram CF-101 Voodoo for a former pilot that flew this Voodoo.  Dan built this beauty as an in-flight model....with excellent results.  

  • René Zass has been building the very fururistic looking 1/72 Italeri YF-23 Black WidowRené includes the history behind this jet and many building tips if you are planning to build this one.  René's finished YF-23 captures the look of the real aircraft very well.  

  • PHAN NGUYEN Hoang Nguyen has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering the big 1/32 Tamiya F- 4E Phantom.  You're going to love this one!!!   

Tuesday,   Aug 14  2007 
No update today.....I've been working on catching up on ARC issues. 
Monday,   Aug 13  2007 
IPMS Avon annual show will be held on Sunday 19th August at Yate Leisure Centre, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4DQ. Doors open 10:00 am. Yate is about 10 miles north-east of Bristol, with easy access from M4 and M5.For further details email ipmsavon@aol.com Pics from past shows here: http://www.ipmsavon.org.uk/Shows/Shows.html  Rated by Scale Aircraft Modelling as "The Best one-day show on the circuit". 
  • Gavin Rees gets things fired up this week with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Avenger.   Gavin got creative with the noseart on this one with some excellent results.  You've got to check out the weathering, Gavin got that looking just right on his Avenger.

  • Pierre Christian Baudru has been busy detailing his 1/72 DML MIG-15.  Pierre added plenty of scratchbuilt details in the cockpit and wires etc in the gear bays to improve upon the kit details.  Pierre's MiG was finished off with aftermarket decals and one of the best looking camo schemes used on the MiG-15.  Pretty impressive detailing for a 1/72 kit. 

  • Vince Lucente is here with his expertly built 1/48 Special Hobby North American Aviation X-15-A2.  Vince is too modest when he talks about his abilities.....a close look at the photos of his limited run X-15 will show his careful attention to detail skill at completing a challenging kit.    

  • Thang Le is back with another gem from his workbench.  This is Thang's 1/48 Italeri AH-1Z Viper built mostly out of the box with operational markings.  It's always a treat seeing Thang's work on ARC.  

  • Brian Plescia of Fightertown Decals is here with a preview of the new 1/48 F-14B VF-143 'Last Ride' decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This decal sheet features three different Tomcats with the Pukin' Dogs of VF-143 from their last F-14B deployment in 2004  

  • Ted Taylor is here with a look at the 1/48 and 1/72 UK Air Arm De Havilland Venoms decal sheet from Euro Decals.  This sheet is available from Fantasy Printshop.  

Saturday,   Aug 11  2007 

  Chad Independence Day  

Friday,   Aug 10  2007 

  Ecuador Independence Day  

Thursday,   Aug 9  2007

  Singapore National Day  

  Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Anniversary Aug 9 1945  

  Peacekeeping Day in Canada  

This Saturday is the 9th Annual Plastic Model Show in conjunction with 9th Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on August 11, 2007 in Rolla, MissouriFor more inforrmation, click here
  • Leslie Choy begins this special update in honour of the Singapore National  Day.  This is his Black Knight's Lineup  complete with F-16's and A-4's all in Singapore Black Knight Demo Team markings. 

  • Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) is having a birhtday today and what better way to mark his birthday on ARC than to have his model on ARC.  This is Jerry's 1/72 Monogram F8F Bearcat.  Jerry did quite a bit of work to his Bearcat including cockpit detailing and rescribing the panel lines.   Nice one Jerry....Happy Birthday!!!  

  • Shawn Phantom Weiler is here with a special Wooden CC-115 Buffalo.   The men aboard this plane were serving with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt and Israel.  They were flying in a Canadian Forces "Buffalo" transport aircraft and were preparing to land in Syria when they were shot down by Syrian missiles.  The soldiers, known as the "Buffalo Nine," were killed on Aug. 9, 1974, in the largest single-day loss of life in Canadian Forces peacekeeping history.

  • CH Chong is here with a shape looking 1/72 RSAF 'Black Knights' to honour Singapore on her specila Day.  The F-16 looks excellent and I think you'll also be very interested to see the display base with the runway lights.   

  • Maxwinamp is also here to honour the Singapore National Day with a very well done 1/72 Italeri MH-47 Chinook.  This Chinokk has panel line pre-shading and weathering as well as modifications to give this Chinook the perfect look.  Maxwinamp  then finished it off in Singapore markings.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin F-4 slotted Stabilators WITHOUT stiffeners from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  These resin parts are beautifully thin and are designed to fit any 1/48 F-4 kit.    

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F/A-18C VFA-83 Hellcats to Hornets decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet features 2 F/A-18C's with VFA-83 with one being a special Anniversary scheme.   

Wednesday,   Aug 8  2007 
  • John Wolstenholme gets today's update started with his outstanding 1/32 Academy F/A-18C built as VFC-12 F/A-18A.  John did the conversion on his big Hornet over a 13 month period and he added plenty of aftermarket goodies as well as some of his own scratchbuilt parts to pull this project off and add the high level of detail John was after.    

  • Colin Gomez had a grand time building his 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito FB VI.  This is an excellent kit that builds up into a stellar model as you can see from Colin's photos.  Colin chose the D-Day striped markings for the RAF Coastal Command. 

  • Jan Manninen has done an outstanding job building and detailing his 1/72 Streem Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer.  Jan went to great lengths taking this limited run kit and turning it into a highly detailed masterpiece with the use of aftermarket items, scratchbuilt details and good old fashioned moldeling skill.   

  • Simon Lewis is here with his well done model of the classic 1/72 Hasegawa F9F-2 Panther.  Simon finished his Panther in the markings for VF-781 bird from the Korean War era.  Nice one Simon.

  • I have a review of the  1/32 resin F-4 slotted Stabilators WITHOUT stiffeners from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  These resin parts are beautifully thin and are designed to fit any 1/32 F-4 kit.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F-16C 60th Anniv. Green Mountain Boys decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features 2 Vermont ANG including a colorful F-16 in60th Anniversary markings.  

Tuesday,   Aug 7  2007 

  Cote d'lvoire National Day  

A reminder....Here's the list of all the companies that are paying for the beer at the Twobobs Hospitality Suite 2007 at the IPMS USA Nationals 2007 in Anaheim.  Please remember them and drop by their websites to show your appreciation for these companies stepping forward to give you some free beer and snacks.  Click here to see photos from last year's party.  This party is the highlight of the Nats and is well worth attending.
ADH Publishing    Draw Decal     IPMS - USA     Large scale Planes     Zotz Decals     Buffie's Best    Rare Plane Dectective     Hobby Link Japan     Osprey Publishing     FineScale Modeler Magazine     Scale Aircraft Conversions     Aerospace Modeler Magazine     Obscureco Aircraft     Microscale Industries     ARC Air      Masterpiece Models     Twobobs Decals     Click here to see a full sized image of the banner
  • Peter Athanasopoulos begins today's update with his 1/48 Revell A7E Corsair II.   Peter was quite impressed with this Revell kit and he added extra detail to take his A-7 to a much higher level and finished it off in Greek markings.  

  • Gavin Rees is here with his award winning 1/48 Italeri CV-22B.  Gavin points out the highs and lows of this kit.  His finished model is a stunning example of this very unique USMC troop transport.   

  • Jose Bruno is here with a selection of his 1/48 Models.  I look forward to seeing many more of Jose's models on ARC!!!  

  • Drakendk has done an outstanding job building and detailing his 1/72 Hasegawa Saab F-35 Draken.  Drakendk did a HUGE amount of scrathcbuilding and added plenty of detailling to get his Draken looking correct.  He then finished off this stunning model in Danish markings.  His article tells about what he did to his Draken.  

  • I have a review of the  1/48 A-10A Too Cool For School Warthogs decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet includes 2 Warthogs with the 66th Weapons Squadron of the 57th Wing Fighter Weapons School of Nellis AFB with 2 full set of stencils and formation lights.

  • I have a review of the  1/48 resin F-4 Unslotted Stabilators WITHOUT stiffeners from Cutting Edge ModelworksThese resin parts are beautifully thin and are designed to fit any 1/48 F-4 kit.

Monday,   Aug 6  2007

  Bolivia Independence Day  

"Gee, I Wish I Could Have Gone To the Nationals Sale" at Meteor"  

Meteor Productions  knows you wish you could have made it to the nationals, so how about a FLAT 20% OFF EVERYTHING Meteor sells*Click here for more info
* This sale is limited to items in currently in stock.
This sale ENDS promptly at midnight, Wednesday, August 8th, 2007.

Today is  a holiday in my province and I've been entertaining out of town family all weekend and I have no update ready for today.  Updates will begin tomorrow.
Friday,   Aug 3  2007      
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  • Manuel J. Armas S. gets things started today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B.  Manuel added a resin cockpit and added photo etch details and Jolly Rogers decals from VF Decals.  Manuel also added a first class weathering job to his Tomcat.  

  • Oleg Vaserman joins us with photos of three of his 1/48 Eduard Polikarpov I-16 Royal class.  Oleg decided to finish each of his I-16's in 3 totally different paint schemes.  Three great looking models Oleg.

  • Tony Meso is here with his exceptionally well done 1/48 Special Hobby X-15.  Although this kit produced some challenges, Tony stuck with it and ended up with a fantastic looking X-15. 

  • Henrik Stormer is here with his Danish 1/48 F-84G.  Henrik built this bare metal finish jet for a former pilot that flew this particular jet.  It's a sharp looking F-84.    

Thursday,   Aug 2  2007 
  • Eduardo M is here from Argentina with 18 photos from the recent IPMS Mar del Plata-Argentina 22nd. Annual Model Show.  There was quite the variety of models including  a 1/1 head from the movie Predator.  Well done everyone in Argentina.  Remember to use the slideshow feature to easily view all 18 photos.  

  • Thanos Mentzelopoulos has been very busy building his outstanding 1/32 Revell H.A.F. F-4E.  Thanos was careful to get all the details looking perfect on his jet and finished this beautiful Phantom  in Greek Air Force markings.

  • Sam Ching has dropped by with his 1/100 Tamiya Chinese Q5.  Sam made his Q5 from 2 other aircraft as Q5 models are hard to come by.  Sam pulled this one off very well and ended up with a great looking Q5.

  • Geoffrey Abreu joins us with a sharp looking 1/72 Academy P-47D Razorback complete with noseart.  Geoffrey added a few aftermarket items to dress up this very nice P-47.  He then finished it with some attractive paint and markings.  This particular P-47 is loaded with mission markings. 

  • I have a review of the new 1/48 F-16C Too Cool For School Vipers decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.   

  • I have a review of the new 1/32 P-47 Dry Transfer Stencils from Hobby Decal.   

Wednesday,   Aug 1  2007 
  • Steve Eggers has been VERY busy building his 1/48 Monogram F-111 Swing Wing Fighter.  Steve tells the history of the F-111 and then gives you the full stroy about the good and the bads of this kit and how to overcome each issue.  Steve stuck with it and turned out a very well done model of this strike aircraft.   

  • Tigre del Aire joins us from Colombia with his 1/72 Revell Mirage 2000-5.  This particular model is of a comic strip Mirage and Tigere del Aire tells you all about this comic strip and what was required to create this shgarp looking Mirage 2000-5.

  • Edgar Mertins joins us from Guatemala City with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/32 Collect Aire North America T-28 which required quite a bit of scratchbuilding to create this beauty.  This is an amazingly well done model shows Edgar's high very of skill and persistance.  Welcome to ARC Edgar!!!  

  • Zafer Yilmaz is here with his 1/32 Revell Fw190D-9 'Dora'.  Zafer tells the history of the best looking version of the Fw-190.  Zafer added aftermarket detailsa nd weathering to complete his excellent looking Dora.  

  • I have a review of the  1/48 F-15E Too Cool For School Mudhens decal sheet from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 2 differet Strike Eagles from the famous Fighter Weapons School.   

  • I have a review of the  1/48 CH-46D/E Sea Knight decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This decal sheet features 4 different CH-46's includsing one with Hot Rod flames artwork and one from  Iraq in mid 2004....complete with artwork.