Thursday,   Dec 31  2009   
I want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy New Year's Eve. Have a good time....I'll see you all in the New Year.  Silly Week begins tomorrow.
David Rapasi starts today with another of his flawlessly weathered WW2 fighters.  This is his stunning looking 1/48 AMT/ERTL P-40 N Warhawk in the markings for a US P-40 that operated out of Karachi, India in 1943.  The weathering on David's models really is amazing. 

"YOYOAL" Lionel Albecker has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa J35 Draken.  This is an OOTB build complete with some very cool looking  Swedish markings.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with not one but two 1/48 Tamiya Fi-156C Storch.  One is finished in winter camo and the other is in a desert camo.......it doesn't get much better than this....well done Rafi!!!

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-4E Kara Sahin decal sheet from from from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet includes one to the more interesting Turkish jets.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Ultimate Hornet Adversaries #2  NSAWC & TOPGUN F-18's decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 6 different F-18's from NSAWC & TOPGUN in the colourful Adversaries paint schemes. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-39 Airacobra wheel bays from Aires.  This set includes main gear bays as well as the nose gear wheel bay plus doors from the main gear legs.

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Wednesday,   Dec 30  2009 
Darrell Thompson has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Eduard P-39L Airacobra.  Darrell added Photo etch and scratchbuilt detail to the cockpit before finishing off his P-39 in North Africa camo complete with panel line shading.  Check out the in-progress photos of the cockpit....AMAZING work Darrell!!!

Serge Dompierre has detailed the cockpit on his 1/48 Airfix BAE CT 155 Hawk and finished it in the colours for a Canadian jet. 

Bob Bartolacci got everything looking perfect on his late war 1/32 Hasegawa Kawasaki KI-44 Shoki (Tojo).  I sure do like seeing Bob's latest models on ARC. 

Victor Márquez dropped by the ARC Corporate offices in the Canary Islands with his 1/48 Revell MiG-25 FoxbatVictor finished his MiG-25 in Russian markings complete with a Sharks Mouth on the nose.  Nicely done Victor.  

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F/A-18E Lemoore's Screamin' Eagles (2009 CAG) decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis latest release includes 4 different F/A-18E's from VFA-115 from NAS Lemoore including a CAG jet and 3 line jets with 9/11 noseart. 

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Bf 109E Ammunition Boxes from QuickBoost.  These are the ammunition boxes that sit behind the engine and in front of the cockpit.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Vympel R-27ER - AA-10 Alamo-C missiles from Zactomodels You get two of these missiles in this set.


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Tuesday,    Dec 29  2009 
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has artwork on the new batch of decal sheets which include US Air to Air missiles, Buckeye sheets and Press to Test Vipers......there plenty of color in these new sheets.  The Buckeye kits are getting really close to Casa Sanchez.  Remaining 3rd party sheets are marked down to $5....get 'em while you can.

Steve Ringlein has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa SH-3H Sea King.  Steve chose a very attractive set of markings for his Sea King complete with Old Glory on the side of the fuselage.  

Carmel J Attard did extensive work correcting accuracy and detail issues on his 1/72 Frog Canadair Sabre.  Carmel built the Canadian version of the Sabre complete with the different engine and wings as seen on the Canadian Sabres.  He also rescribed all the panel lines and did so much more before finishing it in camo with bright orange accents. 

Piotr "Ostach" Ostaszewski has dropped by today with his award winning 1/48 Eduard Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2.  This is the first model that Piotr has finished with an airbrush and it looks excellent. 

Zenden Ng joins us today with this very attractive looking 1/48 Academy Mirage IIIc.  This baremetal Nesher is complete with weathering and Israeli markings  with very good results. I love how it looks!!

I have a product article for the new 1/32 RAF/RN Pitot tube Mid from Hobby Decal.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 M.B. Mk-12/A ejection seat (British Harriers) from Aires


Anatoly Sushon is here with a product article for the new 1/72 SH-60F Ocean Hawk & HH-60H Rescue Hawk from Authentic DecalsThis decal sheet features markings for 8 different choppers.

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Monday,   Dec 28  2009

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

  Australia - "Proclamation Day" in South Australia 

Gabriel Stern is here with another of his scratchbult gems.  This is his 1/72 Scratchbuilt Cant.18 that was a trainer used in Uruguay.  This is quite the cute little flying boat. 

Leonard Prakasam joins us from India with his 1/72 Revell Sepecat Jaguar IM.  Loenard did extra work to make his Jaguar more accurate and finished it off in Indian Air Force camo. 

Flyer_Snow joins us with a classic close air support 1/48 Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider.  Flyer_Snow added a full weapons load and perfectly done weathering and very colourful markings to finish this Vietnam War era Skyraider.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 NSAWC Hornets F-18A/C decal sheet from Fightertown DecalsThis new decal sheet includes markings for 3 different 1/72 NSAWC F-18A's in eye catching Adversary camo schemes. 


I have a product article for the new F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-211 Fighting Checkmates, AB200 / 166805. 2009 print from Deployment Productions

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I/Mk.V  De Havilland Propeller w/tool  from QuickBoost.


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Saturday,    Dec 26  2009

  Slovenia Independence Day 

  Boxing Day  

Friday,   Dec 25  2009

  Merry Christmas Everyone!!!  

Just a small update today, especially for all you folks that don't celebrate Christmas or don't have anyone to spend Christmas with.

David Rapasi is here with another of his gems.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa P-38-G Lightning with sexy noseart and one of this amazing shaded paint jobs David is famous for.  Simply lovely to behold.

Arthur Kapusta joins us from Poland with his latest beauty.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa VF-0S Phoenix on a scratchbuilt carrier deck.  This jet is from the anime "Macross Zero".  Very cool Arthur!!!


Thursday,   Dec 24  2009

Christmas Eve

  Serbian Air Force Day 

To track Santa on Christmas Eve with your kids...go to this website  http://www.noradsanta.org/   I've done this with my daughters when they were small and it was quite fun for them....and myself.  There are already some videos loaded and more get added all day long as Santa makes his way around the planet on his Christmas Eve run.
Alvis 3.1 is here with the aircraft from my favourite Christmas Eve story. This is "The Shepherd"......a story that is played on CBC radio each Christmas Eve. I've listened to it each year for the past 26 years. Alvis has included a link to the audio story and his models are the models featured in the story. This story is a MUST listen. Enjoy. 
Here's a direct link to the 30 minute story "The Shepherd" read by the late Alan Maitland of CBC.

It is a holiday tradition here on ARC to speculate what vehicles Santa will use to deliver presents on Christmas Eve.  Alvis 3.1 is here today to present 3 of Santa's toy delivery vehicles.
Alvis 3.1 is here with his first Santa vehicle for this Christmas Eve.  This is his 1/48 SantaMarine S6B which was used by Santa during the Great Depression.  Read Alvis 3.1's story for the full details about this modified Supermarine S6. 

Alvis 3.1 is here with What Santa Won't Fly 2009 1/72 Polar Predator.  I never knew Mrs Claus looked like this!!!

Alvis 3.1 is here with What Santa will fly, 2009 - 1/32 Polar Saucer.  I got a kick out of seeing this one and reading the article. 

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Wednesday,   Dec 23  2009

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

Ermanno Bonafin has done an outstanding job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt.  Ermanno gave his P-47 detailing using parts from Eduard before adding brake lines and engine wires.  He then gave his P-47 an exceptionally nice multi-shaded bare metal finish before adding decals from  Lifelike that included colourful noseart.

Robert Martino joins us today with his beautifully done 1/72 Italeri MH-53E Sea Dragon.  Robert built his Sea Dragon out of the box to a very high standard. 

Steve Negley has done a great job converting his 1/32 Revell Hawker Typhoon Mk 1B to a bubble top version.  He then gave it D-Day stripes and a full load of rockets under the wings to give his Typhoon an accurate weapons load.  The finished model is an impressive sight.

PJ From Brazil has dropped by today with his perfect looking 1/32 Hasegawa F-5E.  PJ finished his big F-5 in FAB (Brazilian Air Force) markings complete with artwork and a full weapons load.  It's good to see an F-5 in Brazilian markings. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 B-1B Dakota Back Bone decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This new decal sheet features up to date nose art and markings for seven B-1B aircraft from Ellsworth AFB.....including 6 with noseart. 


I have a product article for the new 1/48 SB2C Helldiver Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoost

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Pond Racer resin kit from Cobra Company

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Bf 109 F, G1 - G4 armament set (MG 17 tips) & Pitot Tube from Master


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Tuesday,    Dec 22  2009 
Franz Galli is here with a selection of photos of some of the fine looking model at the recent IPMS – Guatemala Nationals 2009.  There is even a  photo of Franz and his Dad in his article.

John McCormick has done an outstanding job building, detailing and finishing his 1/32 Trumpeter F-100D Super Sabre.  John used aftermarket goodies from Aires and Zacto before giving his Super Sabre a top notch baremetal finish and aftermarket decals. 

Serge Dompierre joins us today with his good looking brightly coloured pre-war 1/32 Hasegawa P-26A Peashooter.  Serge built this big Peashooter out of the box with the kit decals with very good results. 

Petit James is here today with his 1/48 Eduard Mirage III in a baremetal finish in the markings for the jet flown by Israeli Ace Giora Epstein.. Nicely done James. 

I have a product article for the new 1/32 RAF/RN Pitot tube Long from Hobby Decal


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Ultimate Hornet Adversaries #1 NSAWC & TOPGUN F-18's decal sheet from Fightertown Decals This very exciting decal sheet includes markings for 5 different 1/48 F/A-18A Hornet Adversaries with NSAWC & TOPGUN.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 P-51B/C Mustang gun bays from Aires This latest release features a complete pair of resin gun bays for the P-51B/C Mustang from Trumpeter.  

I have a product article for the new 1/48 J35A/B Draken instrument panel from Rebell Hobby

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Monday,   Dec 21  2009 
Ken Middleton gets things started today with his very well done in-flight 1/48 Academy F-15C Eagle.  When it comes to building in-flight jets on ARC.....Ken is an expert and this particular F-15 display was donated to the 95th Fighter Squadron.  Beautiful job Ken!!!  

William Di Filippo is here from Italy with his very good looking 1/48 Tamiya Corsair F4U-1A.  William built his Corsair mostly out of the box but he did add some Eduard seatbelts to dressed up the interior.  This Corsair turned out look excellent.

Dionysis Gardelisgal has been very busy adding plenty of detail to this Israeli 1/48 Hasegawa A-4N.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.....Dionysis spent a year building this amazing Israeli A-4 and it is perfect looking. 

Pablo Calcaterra is here with a very special 1/48 Academy Lightning F-5B-1-LO.  This particular Lightning was lost in 1944 while being flown by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (a famous French writer) and his plane was discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in 1998 and later confirmed in 2004. 

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-105 Thunderchief Correct Ventral Fin from QuickBoost

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Marine F-8E Crusaders decal sheet from Victory ProductionsThis new decal sheet includes markings for 5 different 1/32 F-8E's in USMC paint schemes from 1965 - 1967.  


Sinuhe Hahn is here with a product article for the Fighters over Italy Part 1 book and decal set


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Friday,   Dec 18  2009

  Niger - Proclamation of the Republic 

Gabriel Stern gets things started today with another of his scratchbuilt wonders.  This is his 1/72 Scratchbuilt Hanriot H-431 -1928 and Gabriel has provided a full set of photos so you can see how he creates these scratchbuilt models.  He makes it look so easy.

Angus McDonald is here with something I've never seen before.  This is his 1/144 Revell B-52H in a commemorative scheme with D-Day stripes.  I do like the look of this one......but I've always had a soft spot for planes sporting D-Day stripes.  Nicely done Angus.

Diego M. Pavese is joining us from Argentina with his first article on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Academy P-47D with some added detailing from Eduard and finished off with decals from Superscale which includes noseart.  Welcome to ARC Diego......it's a great looking P-47 and I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future. 

Artur Kapusta is here with something very different.  This is his 1/350 scratchbuilt Bolo Invincibilis Mk.XXIII B "NIKE", which is an imaginary armoured vehicle with some very cool weapons systems onboard.  I do enjoy seeing models like this that are a direct result of imagination and creativity.  Beautifully done Artur. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 T-2C VT Buckeyes Part 1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

I have a product article for the new F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-41 Black Aces, NH100 / 166842 / 2009 print from Deployment Productions.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-14A & F/A-18E Tophatters Anniversary decal sheet from Fightertown DecalsThis decal sheet gives you 2 schemes for an 80th Anniversary Tophatters F-14A as well as one 90th Anniversary Tophatters F-/A-18E jet, both with Anniversary artwork.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-7E Corsiar II (early v.) cockpit set from AiresThis is a multi-media set that includes plenty of smaller parts for added detail.

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Thursday,   Dec 17  2009

  Bhutan National Day 

No update today.  I've been busy putting Christams decoratations up on my house.
Wednesday,   Dec 16  2009

  Bahrain National Day 

  Kazakhstan National Day 

Graham Symmonds has done an impressive job on his 1/6 Scratch Built SURVEYOR 3.  This diorama depicts the lunar mission from November 20 1969 and required much effort by Graham to turn photos of the equipment from the event into a 3-D model.  Graham deserves a huge pat on the back for pulling off this project so well and seeing it through to competition.

David Rapasi is here with another of gem from his display case.  This is his flawless 1/48 Accurate Miniatures SB2U Vindicators.  David chose to finish his Vindicator in the markings of VF72 aboard the USS Wasp complete with the expert paint shading Dave is famous for here on ARC.

George Baxevanis joins us for the first time on ARC with his sharp looking 1/48 Academy F-14 A Tomcat VF-154 'High five' Diorama.  George has put much effort into his F-14, but it is the multi-shaded paint job that is most impressive......he captured the dirty look of the USN F-14 very well.  George explains some of his techniques in his article.  Welcome to ARC George, I hope to see more of your work on ARC in the future.

Andrew George is here with his cool looking 1/48 Revell S-70A-9 Blackhawk.   Andrew chose to build his Blackhawk as an Australian helo and although this kit was a difficult build due to fit issues, Andrew did stick with it and turned out a great looking Aussie Blackhawk.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-4E Kara Sahin decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This decal sheet includes markings for the Turkish Phantom "Black Hawk" painted by ARC regular Ömer Erkmen.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-105 Thunderchief Air Scoops from QuickBoostThese are designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new 1/48 Corsica B-25J Mitchell Bombers Part 3 from Bombshell DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for 2 aircraft of the 340th Bomb Group, 489th Bomb Squadron, based at Alesani, Corsica.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-16 Pitot tube & Angle Of Attack probes from Master.


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Tuesday,    Dec 15  2009 
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs Hot Babe of the Week comes from the far east this time. The guys at VFA-192 have sent Bob some pics of their newest CAG jet. Right Click, Enjoy!

Mark Doherty is here with his first article on ARC and what a beauty it is.  This is Mark's 1/32 Trumpeter F6F -5N Hellcat with sexy noseart in all it's weathered glory.....Mark really knows how to finish a model.  I'm pleased to see Mark's Hellcat on ARC and I look forward to seeing model of his work on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC Mark!!!

Keith Penney has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/32 Academy CF-18.  As Keith points out in his article, this is a very nice kit and in the skilled hands of a modeller such as Keith.....it builds into an exception model.  Keith chose to finish his Hornet as a Canadian jet using Leading Edge decals.

Paolo De Sanctis has done a marvelous job finishing his 1/72 Italeri MiG.3.  This was a classic Soviet fighter from WW2 and Paolo finished it off with full weathering including exhaust stains on the sides of the fuselage.

Sam Ching dropped by today with his beautifully finished 1/72 Airfix J-29 Tunnan.  Sam rescribed the raised panel lines then gave his little SAAB jet a very well done multi-shade baremetal finish to make it look just like the real jet with excellent results.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Spitfire late mark decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis decal sheet includes 8 different spitfires (all with artwork.....some with sexy noseart) and one plane flown by Flt Lt "Johnny" Johnson.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-8 Pitot tube set from Hobby Decal


Here is a  a product article for the new F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-11 Red Rippers, AC102 / 166624 / 2006 print from Deployment Productions.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Spitfire Mk. V cockpit set from Aires.

Anatoly Sushon is here with a product article for the new 1/72 Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound decal sheet from Authentic DecalsThis decal sheet gives you the option to build one of 6 different jets.

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Monday,    Dec 14 2009
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up,  The big news is the 1/48 Buckeye kits are being shipped out to Bob by the end of this coming week and we'll have them in hand in about 3-5 days after that!  This news letter also contains sprue shots of the kit plus news and images about upcoming decal sheets including Missile decals and Buckeye decal sheets..

Darren Roberts has very kindly created an article dealing with 1/48 Tomcat Comparison.  Darren is an expert on the F-14 and this article compares all the pros and cons of the various 1/48 F-14 model kits.   This article is worth it weight in Gold....thanks Darren!!!!

Serge Dompierre has done a fine job building his 1/48 Monogram P-38L.  This is a P-38 that fought in the Pacific during WW2 and was flown by the second highest scoring American Ace. 

Gidi Vitkon joins us today with a very attractive looking 1/48 Hasegawa Sufa.  Gidi explains all the tricks he used to building this beauty which includes an Aires cockpit, wheel bays and exhaust and markings from Isradecals.

Niels Dol has done much work detailing his 1/32 Trumpeter Grumman TBM-3E Avenger.  Neils added Eduard photo etch and finished his big Avenger in Dutch markings from Flevo Decals.  Nicely done Niels. 

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 VFA-125 Rough Raiders F/A-18A/B/C Trainers and Adversaries decal sheet from Fightertown Decals This decal sheet includes a total of 5 jets from the Navy's Hornet Fleet Reserve Training Squadron (FRS) VFA-125 at NAS Lemoore including a mix of F/A-18A, B and C jets, these are some of the more colorful and unique Hornets flying at Lemoore.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Mirage IIIC resin cockpit set from SBS ModelThis resin set includes a cockpit and all 3 landing gear bays.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missiles from ZactomodelsThis set includes 2 resin missiles.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Bf 109F Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost.  These resin exhausts are hollow at the end for added realism.

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Sunday,   Dec 13  2009

  Saint Lucia Independence Day 

Saturday,    Dec 12  2009

  Kenya Independence Day 

  Beginning of Chanukah (Festival of Lights)  

IPMS Manilla is having their IPMS Manila Nationals - ManilaCon 2009 dubbed "Christmas In Scale" Dec 9 - 13....drop by today and tomorrow to check out all the models and chat with the members at IPMS Manilla.  Click here for all the info.  This event is open to anybody who has the interest and love for Plastic Scale Modeling.  As it is in our motto - "By Modelers, For Modelers"!!!  They hope to see you at the the SM North EDSA Entertainment Center at the basement foodcourt of the main mall.  The event will last from December 9 to 13, 2009.

Friday,   Dec 11  2009 
Tolga ULGUR has done a marvelous job building and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya P-47 D2 Thunderbolt - Zirkus Rosarius.  This is a USAF P-47 repainted in Luftwaffe markings as part of the captured aircraft program.

dj joins us today with this beautifully done bare metal 1/72 Heller SAAB J29 Tunnan.  This particular SAAB J29 is finished in UN markings.  

Micah Reysio-Cruz is one of the many talented modellers from the Philippines and this stunning 1/72 Testors/ Italeri Douglas C-47/ R4D is finished in USN markings,,,,,,which is very cool to see. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-15A Satellite Killers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Spitfire Aces of the Empire decal sheet from Victory Productions.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Junkers Ju-87 D/G Stuka  VS 111 wooden prop blades from QuickBoost.

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Thursday,   Dec 10  2009

  Constitution Day in Thailand 

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

Mr Apiruk is here on the Constitution Day in Thailand with his excellent looking 1/48 AU-23A Peacemaker.  This is a resin kit from a manufacturer in Thailand and is finished in Royal Thai Air Force markings using Siam Scale decals.

Roberto Díaz joins us today with his photos from the recent IPMS Argentina / Ezeiza Branch 2009 Regional Model Show.  It looks like a very enjoyable show with some very high quality models.

Justin Hetland is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his very well done 1/72 Hasegawa F-117A Nighthawk finished with TwoBobs decal's 'Kosovo Bandits' decal set which has recently been re-released.  Welcome to ARC Justin, I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC.  Your F-117 rocks!!! 

Rafi Ben-Shahar has done a stunning job on his 1/48 Classic Airframes Cr.42.  This isn't the easiest kit to build, but that didn't stop Rafi from adding scratchbuilt details and turning out a lovely model of this Italian bi-plane fighter.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 B-1B Dakota Back Bone decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-7A/B/E Corsair II wheels & paint masks from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire late E wing or revised wing - Hispano 20mm & .50cal in fairings from Master.

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Wednesday,   Dec 9  2009 
Javier Cordova is here to get things started today with his big beautiful bare metal 1/24 Vintage Fighter Series P-47D Thunderbolt.  Javier used the new 1/24 P-47 decal sheet from Zotz Decals for the markings......including sexy noseart.

Cüneyt ÖZEN is here with a beautifully detailed 1/32 Tamiya F-15E.  But what really makes this F-15 special is the complete lighting system that was added to it.  Check it out.....even the instrument panel is lit up.  

Igor Svetlov (IS) has been very busy doing many improvements on his 1/72 Eduard Lavochkin La-7.  Although this model is 1/72, that didn't stop Igor from doing some amazing detail work on his La-7.  Amazing the effort he put into this little Russian fighter. 

Paul Fernandez has done a wonderful job detailing and finishing his award winning 1/72 Hobby Boss A-7 Corsair.  This A-7 has opened Avionic's bays, shark mouth markings and a full weapons load.  Beautiful work Paul

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-117A Kosovo Bandits decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This is a re-release of this popular sheet and includes the F-117 that was shot down over Yugoslavia as well as a jet with a huge Skunkworks artwork on the underside.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Tornado Pitot tube set from Hobby Decal.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Junkers Ju 88 VS-11 wooden Propeller w/tool from QuickBoost.


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Tuesday,    Dec 8  2009 
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up and Bob has included more images of the parts in the 1/48 Buckeye kit includes a photo of the cockpit parts and fuselage and clear parts. 

Vito Andrea Marchese is treating us to some very special photos from the recent Italian Armed Forces Days 2009.  Only in Roma could you attend an aviation show and be surrounded by Roman ruins.....I LOVE it!!!  Great photos Vito!!! 

Franz Galli has done a gorgeous job building and weathering his 1/72 Monogram F-4 C/D Phantom.  Franz finished his Phantom in the very attractive SEA camo scheme with very well done panel line shading. 

Gabriel Stern is back to satisfy my need for something beautifully weird.  This is his scratch-built 1/72 Flick-Reinig Apteroid, 1911.  This looks like a 1930's race car that some inventor bolted wings too.. What a Cool design. 

Chris Causey has been busy making every just right on his big beautiful 1/32 Tamiya F-16C Fighting Falcon.  Chris added a full weapons load and finished his F-16 in the makings for a jet out of Homestead AFB in sunny warm Florida.  

I have a product article for the new 1/24 Silver Screen Jugs P-47 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 ACES II ejection seat for F-22A from Aires.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new 1/48 Corsica B-25J Mitchell Bombers Part 2 from Bombshell Decals.

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Monday,    Dec 7  2009

  Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941 

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs.  These photos were taken by Wally Van Winkle.

Stefano Lana has done a marvelous job building and weathering his 1/72 Italeri NF 5A.  This NF 5A is finished in Turkish markings in a diorama setting. 

Fernando I. Moreno Villa dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Monterrey, México with this very colourful award winning 1/72 Academy P-51D Mustang.  Fernando gave his multi-shaded bare metal  Mustang the colourful identification strips worn by the P-51 of the National Guard of Nicaragua.

Fernando Borges joins us today from Portugal with his flawless 1/72 Zvezda Junkers Ju 88-G6.  Fernando used goodies from Quickboost, Eduard and True Details to create his nightfighter with excellent results.

I have a product article for the new F/A-18C Hornet VFC-12 Fighting Omars print from Deployment Productions.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Wellington Fuel Outlet Pipe - Closed Flaps from QuickBoost.

Anatoly Sushon is here with a product article for the new 1:72  R-27, R-73, R-77 USSR/Russian A-A missiles, KMGU-2 and other aircraft weapons from ARMORY


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Vympel R-60 - AA-8 Aphid missiles from Zactomodels.


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Sunday,   Dec 6  2009

  Finland Independence Day 

Saturday,    Dec 5  2009

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

  Russia - Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941) 

I'm pleased to do a special update today to mark the Thailand National Day.  I'd like to send my special greetings to everyone in Thailand.

Blackeyes is here today from Thailand to honour the Thailand National Day with his great looking 1/72 Italeri UH-60L Blackhawk.  Blackeyes finished his Blackhawk in Royal Thai Army 'RTA' markings using decals from Siam Scale.  It's very good to see a Thai Blackhawk.

Oishi joins us on the Thailand National Day with a couple of beautifully done F-5.  This is his 1/48 Monogram and Classic Airframe F-5 finished up in 2 very different camo paint schemes and yes......there are Thai markings as well to honour this special day. 

"NOK" APIRUK dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Thailand to show us his 1/72 Hobby Boss A-7E.  This A-7 is wearing a very attractive paint scheme with perfect weathering and wearing Royal Thai Navy markings to finish this beautiful model.

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Friday,   Dec 4  2009 
No update today......I've been putting in long hours loading articles to the database of the new ARC air site.......one photo at a time.....one paragraph at a time.  8,000 of the 14,000 articles are now loaded.
Thursday,   Dec 3  2009 
Fernando I. Moreno Villa is one of those talented modellers from Monterrey, México and today he joins us with his 1/72 Aeroclub Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer in Fuerza Aérea Mexicana markings.  Fernando did quite a bit of work to build this beauty and he talks about it in his article. 

Chuck Sawyer has gone all out and then some on his big 1/32 Tamiya F-14B.  Chucks used the best parts from 2 different resin cockpit sets plus many many other detail sets before finishing off his Tomcat with full weathering and Fighter town Decals to pull this whole project together.  This F-14 is well worth having a long look at.

David Rapasi is here with a very colourful selection of his baremetal 1/48 Tamiya Mustangs.  Each of these Mustangs is done up to David's impeccable high standards. 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article of the 1/48 Corsica B-25J Mitchell Bombers Part 1 from Bombshell DecalsThis is a new decal company and I have added them to the ARC links pages under decal manufacturers.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 P-51D Mustang Pylons from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Sk-37 or Sk-37E Viggen 2 seat conversion by Maestro Models Conversions available from Rebell Hobby.  This is a multi-media set that includes pre-painted photo etch from Eduard.


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Wednesday,   Dec 2  2009

  Laos Proclamation of the Republic 

  United Arab Emirates National Day 

Corbett Legg joins us from Dubai with his beautifully done 1/48 Academy Hawker Hunter FGA.76Corbett finished his Hunter in UAE markings complete with a flawless desert camo scheme. 

Igor Svetlov went to great lengths to find just the perfect markings to finish his 1/72 Reggiane Re 2005 Sagittario.  This is part 2 of his article and I'm very impressed with the job Igor did on his Reggiane Re 2005 Sagittario. 

Carmel J Attard is here with something very unique and interesting.  This is his 1/96 Frog Lancaster G-33-2 in-flight refuelling tanker.  Carmel had to do plenty of scratchbuilding to complete the modifications to pull this wonderful project together.   

I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-16 Pitot Tube & 2 AOA Probe set from Hobby Decal.


Tommy H. Thomason is here with a product article of the 1/72 and 1/48 F-111B Conversion sets by Pete's Hangar.  These are distributed by Sprue Brothers in the US and Victorian Hobby Centre in Australia.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Typhoon Mk. IB  Cannon Barrels from QuickBoost.


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Tuesday,    Dec 1  2009

  Central Africa National Day 

  Romania National Day 

Marin Gigi Cristinel is here to mark the Romania National Day with this beautiful pre-war 1/72 Special Hobby FW-58 B.  Marin finished this FW-58 B with home-made decals.

Eric Hargett has gone all out 1/48 Czech Model Douglas EF-10B Skyknight.  This is a limited run styrene kit with resin detail parts.  Eric added his one extra detailing and then finished his Skyknight with an amazingly realistic weathering job.

Armin KNES has done an outstanding job building and detailing his1/48 Revell Kamov Ka-52.  Armin started with the Revell Ka-50 kit and then heavily reworked the kit with added details to turn it into a fantastic looking Kamov Ka-52 with Russian markings.  

Here is a product article for the new F-14D Tomcat VF-213 Blacklions print from Deployment Productions.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 Mistel 2 conversion set version 2 from Aires.


Horacio J. Clariá is here to show you a new 2010 Calendar Aviation Calendar. 


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