Wednesday,   June 30  2010 
Jinoo Koo starts today's update with this very detailed 1/48 Hasegawa P-40E Kittyhawk Mk. 1 diorama.  This is an RAAF Kittyhawk complete with mechanics around the plane sorting to repairs....in proper Aussie clothing.  The model had quite a few aftermarket detail items added to it before it was given desert weathering.  There is so much to see and enjoy in this diorama.

David C S Teo has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/144 Revell Mahan Air 747-400 (EP-MNB).  There are no decals for Mahan Air, so David made his own custom made decals after much trial and error to get everything perfect.  The finished airliner is a beautiful sight.

Stephen A. Carr built his 1/48 Hobbycraft Bell YP-59 Airacomet as a quickie build, but you'd never know that by reading his article and the effort he put into this well built and beautifully weathered little jet.  I was fascinated reading Stephen's article especially how he painted the canopy.  He masked and painted the vertical and horizontal canopy frames separately......saving himself plenty of time and difficult masking.  Brilliant.

Huberlu has done an absolutely wonderful job on his 1/48 Eduard Spad XIII.  Everything about this little bi-plane looks perfect from the detailed and weathered model to the pilot figure to the diorama base.  WOW......I love it from every angle. 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article of the 1/48 Hobby Boss A-7E Corsair from Hobby Link Japan.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt Stabilizer from QuickBoost.

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Tuesday,    June 29  2010 
Twobobs latest Hot Babe of the Week!  are courtesy of a couple of good buds of ours over here at Twobobs. Jeff Stoermer and Ken Middleton are both frequent contributors to our reference material library over here. Topical theme this week is MLU Vipers. Look for a couple of these sheets to go to the printers here in the next couple of weeks. Walk-arounds of multiple jets from these two great guys.

Sang Hoon Hwangbo joins us from Korea with a beautifully detail and wonderfully finished 1/35 Academy/MRC UH-60A Black Hawk USFK type.  This Black Hawk is finished in US markings for a chopper that operates in the border area between the 2 Koreas.  The detailing on this Black Hawk is fantastic.

Gabriel Stern has taken the easy route on this model and actually not scratchbuilt the whole model.  This is his 1/72 Khee-Kha Vacuformed WACO YKS done up as a bush plaen and of course Gabriel did added extra detail to make his WACO look just perfect.  I think Khee-Kha are well worth checking out....they have some great kits including float planes.  Beautiful job as always Gabriel.

Moises Ballester has done a fabulous job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/32 Trumpeter Eurofighter.  Moises finished this Eurofighter in Spanish Air Force markings complete with drop tanks, weapons and a ladder.  Very nicely done.

Nick Winand enjoyed building his sharp looking 1/72 Testors SBD Dauntless (painted as A-24 Banshee).  This is one of those older model kit that as Nick shows......builds up into a great looking model.  I enjoyed your Dauntless Nick and I look forward to seeing your Revell F-101.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/32 Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Trop from Hobby Link Japan


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I wheels & paint masks from Aires.


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Monday,    June 28  2010
Bob joins us from sunny SoCal with the Twobobs Newsletter.  The big attraction of this weeks news letter is the Candy Cane Eagles......These are F-15A and B's painted with red and white stripes as well as black and white stripes.  You've got to check out the images of these upcoming F-15 releases.  Plus USMC Harrier decals and Greek F-16 decals.

Rafi Ben-Shahar has today's first model and it is big and beautiful!!!  This is Rafi's 1/32 Trumpeter Swordfish II done up in the late war white scheme.  Rafi is an old pro at building the Swordfish and you will see that skill in his photos. 

Johan Elvin has done an exceptional job super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa SAAB J 35J Draken.  Johan added many many aftermarket detail items as well as his own scratchbuilt details to turn his Draken into a detail rich masterpiece.  Gotta' love those Swedish jets!!! 

Thomas Meyer is here with his first article on ARC and what a fantastic diorama it is.  This is an 1/48 Italeri Arado Ar 196A off the Bismark complete with amazingly well done water.....I can almost feel the cold of the North Atlantic water.  I hope Thomas becomes  a regular visitor to the ARC homepage with more of his stunning models.  Welcome to ARC Thomas!!!  

Paolo De Sanctis has done a wonderful job on his 1/72 Italeri P.51A Mustang.  This is an early American Mustang that served in North Africa during WW2.  Paolo gave it just the right amount of weathering and fading to match the dry desert climate.  This Mustang sports script on the nose and Old Glory on the tail, which is cool to see.

Dave Johnson is here with a  product article for the 1/72 Limited Release Hasegawa Heinkel He111Z 'Zwilling' from Hobby Link Japan


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Fw 190D-9 Exhaust from QuickBoost.

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Sunday,   June 27  2010

  Djibouti National Day 

Saturday,    June 26  2010

  Madagascar Independence Day 

Friday,   June 25  2010

  Croatia Independence Day 

  Mozambique Independence Day 

  Slovenia National Day 

José Luis Hernández Márquez starts today with this flawlessly finished 1/48 Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat.  José added weathering and great looking markings to complete this WW2 PTO Hellcat.

Thanos Mentzelopoulos is here from Greece with his 1/720 Revell Graf Zeppelin.  But this is not just the Graf Zeppelin carrier, but a complete diorama of the dock area with buildings and plenty of detail.  Wow this must be quite the spectacular sight to see in person.

Burt Gustafson joins us today with his sharp looking 1/72 Hasegawa F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel.  Burt loaded his Phantom with a full weapons load and drop tanks as it would have appeared just before one of it's missions.  Very nicely done indeed. 

Eric BADE is here with an article if you have ever struggled with Luftwaffe camo schemes.  This is Eric's 1/72 Revell Messerschmidt Me 109K-4 with plenty of aftermarket goodies, but it is the painting and weathering that really are the focal point of this late war fighter.  Read his article to learn how he did this wonderful paint and weathering job. 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article of the 1/32 Limited Release Hasegawa P-40 Kittyhawk Mk.I/Mk.III from Hobby Link Japan.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 AC-47 Vietnam Gunship  Ammunition Boxes from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 F7F Tigercat Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


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Thursday,   June 24  2010

 Order of Malta - St. John's Day 

Carmel J. Attard is here from Malta on this special day with a truly rare model.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Fokker F-27 Friendship that has been expertly reworked in many area to produced a F-27 Friendship used by Ansett Airlines.  I am amazed at the extra work Carmel did to this little airliner.....his article is a gold mine for anyone interested in building this kit.

Leszek Szopieray joins us from Poland with this beautifully detailed 1/72 Bilek Su-22M4.  This Su-22M4 has plenty of extra detail and wears the Polish Air force markings.  This Su-22M4 has so much added detail and that is what makes this model stand out and look so impressive.  I love it.

Busolini Massimo joins us from sunny warm Italy with his 1/48 Tamiya P-47 Thunderbolt.  This is a post war Italian Air Force P-47 which has been given a very realistic bare metal finish complete with a peeling anti-glare panel.  Busolini got his P-47 looking just perfect.......seeing Italian aircraft.

Michael Presley joins us today with a SEA Hun in the markings for the New Mexico ANG during it's time in Vietnam.  This is the 1/48 Trumpeter F-100C built with much attention to detail.  Michael used aftermarket goodies, some scratchbuilding and info from actual Hun drivers to get his F-100 as accurate as possible.  His article is a very informative read and include history and actual comments from former F-100 pilots. 

Nick Moore is here with a product article of the 1/72 Azur F-91 from Hobby Link Japan. 


I have a product article for the new 1/48 C-47 Dakota wheels & paint masks from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 J-35S Draken DK-215 "Last Flight" decal sheet by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.

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Wednesday,   June 23  2010
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean
Anton Meso gets things started today with his exceptional 1/48 Hasegawa AH-64 D Apache Longbow.  Anton added a resin engine with photoetch from Eduard and then added further scratchbuilt detailing to get the engine plumbing looking just right.  His Apache does capture the look of the real aircraft perfectly. 

Hal Marshman, Sr is here with his first model for 2010 and what a beauty it is.  This is Hal's 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair complete with engine wiring aftermarket items from Ultra Cast and MV lenses.  Hal paid special attention to getting that PTO faded look and he did that perfectly when he came to the painting and weathering.  This is one very sharp looking USMC Corsair.

Stefan Gabriel has been very busy creating his outstanding 1/48 Revell Republic F-105B.  This model started off as a F-105F and was converted to a  F-105B by doing quite a few modifications including scratchbuilding a new nose.  Stefan also spent many hours rescribing the panel lines....which is a difficult task if you choose to give your model a  multi-shaded bare metal finish as Stefan did.  Absolutely amazing work.

Serge Dompierre joins us today with his beautifully finished 1/48 Dragon FW TA 152 H-1.  Serge gave his TA 152 a flawlessly applied camo scheme along with careful weathering.  I really do like the look of this TA 152.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/48 Limited Release Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero Fighter Type 21 ‘Super Ace’ with Figure from Hobby Link Japan.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Yak-1 Flaps from QuickBoost.

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Tuesday,    June 22  2010

  Russia - The Invasion of Russia 

Hot Babe of the Week! photos from Twobobs this week is an insanely sick Viper from the Italian AF. A Block 15 ADF with one of the wickedest schemes you'll ever find! Courtesy of Paolo Maglio, this jet is in work as I type this for a release soon after the IPMS National Convention! Paolo provided us with a DVD full of photos, paint color markings and digital files of the original artwork that was used to come up with the pattern. Great stuff!  Bob S.

David Waples put a huge amount of effort into improving his 1/72 Italeri EB-66 E-DL Destroyer.  David added plenty of scratchbuilt cockpit detailing as well as Mike Grant instruments and some enhancements to other areas of his Destroyer before freehand airbrushing the camo with much skill and success and displaying it on a very attractive display base.  This whole project came together perfectly.

Gabriel Stern is here with another of his wondrous Scratchbuilt masterpieces from early aviation.  This is his scratchbuilt 1/72 Dayton-Wright racer - 1920.  Gabriel details the process to make this fantastic little racer......the lack of forward windows would cause me concern if I was the pilot.  This plane from the 1920's does have some very interesting innovations that you'll read about in the article.

Don Bryans is here with his big, bold and beautiful 1/72 Revell Boeing B-52D.  Don built his BUFF over a period of 9 months and I must say the finished model shows Don's high degree of care and attention throughout.  The finished camo looks just right.  This is one impressive model of this Cold War bomber. 

Greg Goheen is here with something truly rare and exceptional.  This is his 1/48 Junkers Ju 88V-6 Prototype that he was able to complete with the help of the MDC resin conversion kit.  Greg did quite a bit of work to replicate the details from photos to make his early Ju 88 as accurate as possible.  His efforts were rewarded with a flawless replica of this rare prototype.

Nick Moore is here with a product article for the 1/48 Tamiya WWII Navy Pilots w/"Moto-Tug" kit from Hobby Link Japan.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F-22A Raptor wheel bays from Aires These are stunning and LOADED with detail.

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Monday,   June 21  2010 
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has a special surprise for you.....he is releasing the "Candy cane Eagles".  Bob is releasing the red and white striped version as well as the black and white stripes version.  These will debut at the IPMS National Convention in Phoenix.  Bob is also producing the sheet for the IPMS Nats....but you'll have to attend the Nats to get one of those.

Tolga ULGUR has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 ACADEMY / DACO Spitfire FR.14e.  Tolga used the resin nose from Daco to correct the shape of the Academy nose.  Then he dressed up his Spitfire with aftermarket goodies from Eduard and Ultracast before giving his Spitfire a stunning weathering job for a Spitfire from the spring of 1945 in Germany.

Michel Deslions is here with his 1/48 Hasegawa Sea King finished off as the exact chopper that flew the body Michael Jackson.  I am impressed Michel was able to collect enough information to complete this model in these markings.  The finished model did come out look excellent.  

Moises Ballester is here to make all your Phantom fans smile.  This is a beautifully finished 1/32 Tamiya F-4C wearing Spanish markings and a full weathering job over a most attractive camo scheme.  Everything look just perfect. 

José Luis Hernández Márquez joins us today with his outstanding looking 1/72 Revell Avro Lancaster Mk.I.   José dressed up the cockpit with some added detail from Eduard photo etch and then finished his bomber as an RAF machine with a huge amount of mission markings and noseart. 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new 1/48 Limited Release Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-45Kai Hei/Tei Toryu (Nick) ‘Mainland Defense’ from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt Intercooler Exhaust from QuickBoost.


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Friday,   June 18  2010 
I'm pleased to say I have my new computer and it is running very well.  

LuckyModel.com is having their 7th anniversary sale.  Save Big on selected models and accessories.  More than 1000 items from hot brands on sale.  While stock lasts.  List to be updated weekly.  All the details can be found in their 7th Anniversary Sale Newsletter.  

Ed Kinney starts today with an amazing diorama.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic E2-C Hawkeye built mostly out of the box with the wings folded and residing on a  carrier deck with crew members around the aircraft taking care of business.  This is quite the well done diorama that shows Ed's high level of skill and attention to detail. 

Constantin has made everything look perfect on the 1/48 Trumpeter F-100C.  Seatbelts were added to dress up the cockpit before the model was given an exceptionally nice painting and weathering job.

Sertac Bayar has dropped by today with his award winning 1/48 Minicraft T-41D Mescalero.  Sertac has a good opinion of this Minicraft kit and I must say his finished model captures the look of the T-41 very well.  It is also good to see it in Turkish markings.

Kees Kuyper is here today with his Zero Artwork.  Sit back and enjoy......it is quite the painting.  I enjoyed seeing it very much.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-1 Skyraider Gun Barrels and Pitot Tube from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 SAAB 37 Viggen main and nose wheels from Rebell Hobby.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 B-25 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

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Thursday,   June 17  2010

  Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic 

No update today.     My new computer is not quite ready.....I'm hoping to pick it up later today.

Wednesday,    June 16  2010 
No update today.     The mother board on my main ARC computer is acting up and it turns out most to the hardware in my computer is almost shot.  So I took the computer to the shop for a major gutting and upgrading to all new hardware.  

I'm hoping to have my computer back and ready to do an update on Thursday.


Tuesday,    June 15  2010 
Rafi Ben-Shahar has out done himself today.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4E Hellenic AF with amazing panel line shading a great looking camo and fantastic artwork markings. This Greek Phantom is a treat to behold. 

Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with his exceptionally well done 1 /32 Hasegawa Bf-109G-14/AS.  Floyd dressed up his 109 with some aftermarket goodies and then made it shine with his skill at painting an weathering. 

Francone Diego joins us today with his excellent looking 1/72 Italeri YF-12.  I love the look of this jet in it's bare metal finish.........it shows the lines of this sleek design so well.  It's quite the model and Francone did dress up the cockpit with some seatbelts.  Very nice indeed and built for a friend.

David Rapasi is here with his latest.  This is his 1/48 Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat in the markings of a PTO Hellcat complete with the shading and weathering Dave is world famous for.  Gotta' love that.  I'd love to be a fly on Dave's wall when he does his weathering........I suspect there's many helpful tips he uses to weather his models.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/144 Star Wars Millennium Falcon by Fine Molds and available from Hobby Link Japan

I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-3 Skywarrior speed brakes from Aires.

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Monday,    June 14  2010
Aldo Flores is here with his first article on ARC.  This is here beautifully finished 1/48 Choroszy Models Polish PZL Iskra made from a resin kit with air brushed noseart.  Amazing work.  Welcome to ARC Aldo!!!  It's a treat to see your model on ARC.

Luc Janssen has done an truly impressive job detailing and scratchbuilding to create his 1/32 Trumpeter TBM Avenger - Fire bomber.  Luc added fine details to all the critical areas of his Avenger Firebomber and also scratchbuilt the fire retardant tank for the bomb bay.  I really like the look of this firebomber.

Serge Dompierre has done a great job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104.  Serge finished his Starfighter in Canadian markings for a jet based at Baden-Soellingen Germany in 1982.  Serge added perfect weathering to complete his CF-104. 

KNES Armin joins us today with another of his Soviet collection.  This is his 1/48 Angler YaK-9DD finished with some modifications to improve the detailing before giving it a good looking camo scheme.  I'm always impressed by the different Russian aircraft Armin builds and displays on ARC. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat Engine from QuickBoostThe detailing on this engine is phenomenal.

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Sunday, June 13  2010
United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) 
Saturday,    June 12  2010

 Philippines Independence Day 

 Russia National Day 

Raphael L. Marbella, MD has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/144 Sweet A6M2b Zero.  Raphael dressed up the cockpit with scratchbuilt detailing to bring this tiny and colorful little fighter to life.  This particular fighter operated in the Philippines during WW2.

Tony Feredo is here for the Philippines Independence Day with his beautifully finished and weathered 1/48 Tamiya J1N1-S Gekko Type 11.  Tony has a passion for aircraft that flew in his home country and today Tony has some very interesting info about his Gekko.  Enjoy his article and photos. 

Thursday,  June 10  2010

 Portugal National Day 

 Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day 

No update on Friday.  I'll be one of the parent volunteers attending the year end camping trip with my daughter's class from school. 

LuckyModel.com is having their 7th anniversary sale.  Save Big on selected models and accessories.  More than 1000 items from hot brands on sale.  While stock lasts.  List to be updated weekly.  All the details can be found in their 7th Anniversary Sale Newsletter.  

Paul Coppin has created a fantastic 1/48 ICM Mig-3 Diorama.  Paul has been very creative in setting the scene for his very well done MiG-3.  Enjoy the photos and all the diorama detailing.

Gabriel Stern is back again with another of his scratchbuilt wonders.  This is his truly gorgeous Scratch-built 1/72 ARME-2 Montevideo that is began with carving a wooden block for vac-u-forming the fuselage.  Wow.....Gabriel has endless talent. 

Sakis Georgiadis is here with his expertly finished 1/72 Hobbyboss A-7H Corsair II.  This Corsair II has an Aires cockpit as well as parts by Eduard to give it plenty of detail.  The panel lines were pre-shaded to help the weathering and then it was given a  full weapons load before being finished in a very attractive Greek camo scheme.  Beautiful work indeed. 

David Walker joins us today with one of the most famous Mustangs from WW2.  This is David's very attractive 1/48 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang in the markings for 'Cripes A’Mighty 3rd'.  David used parts from Eduard and Ultracast to add further detail before finishing off his Mustang with decals from Eagle Cals Decal.  David's finished model is a treat to behold.....enjoy the photos.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-16C/N Aggressor cockpit set from Aires.

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Wednesday,   June 9  2010 
Florin "SCORPIO" Silaghi gets things started today with his two exceptionally well done 1/32 Revell and Hasegawa Stuka's.  Florin added plenty of extra detail to his big Stukas using plenty of different aftermarket sets and he even rescribed the Revell Stuka.  The Ju-87 has always been an impressive kit, but to see both of this beautiful Stukas side by side my be a very enjoyable sight.

Toniosky has done an outstanding job building and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIVe. This baremetal Spitfire was built mostly out of the box with excellent results and represents a Canadian Spitfire that attended the Cleveland National Air Races of 1949.  Very nicely done indeed.

Victor De Jesus joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This is his very attractive 1/48 Academy EF-111A Raven in a camo scheme that was airbrushed freehand with excellent results.  Victor built his F-111 out of the box and I must say I was very impressed by the painting in the cockpit .....it looks excellent.  Welcome to ARC Victor, I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC in the future.

Lyle Brown is here with his artwork of the Laird Super Solution.  I always enjoy seeing Lyle's latest work.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Bf 109E Flaps from QuickBoost.

Here is a product announcement for the 1/72 Salmson 2.A2 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


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Tuesday,    June 8  2010 
Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese photos are courtesy of a Hot Babe regular, Wally Van Winkle. As always, excellent photos to assist you with your modeling project.

Ed Kinney has done an extraordinary job on the 1/32 Squadron/Czech Model P-80 “Shooting Star".  This is a challenging multi-media kit, but Ed worked his way through that and finished up with a truly eye catching P-80 “Shooting Star".  This model must be a treat to see in real life. 

Jinoo Koo is back today with another of his great looking models.  This is his 1/48 Academy Lavochikin La-7 completed with noseart and weahtering and displayed in a very attractive diorama setting from WW2.  The diorama really sets the scene perfectly for this Russian fighter. 

J B Wolstenholme is a well respected modeller here on ARC and today he has out done himself.  This is his 1/32 Echelon Lightning F.6, which is a vac-form kit.  John worked his way through his big Lightning using some aftermarket detail items and then either heavily modifying or scratch building much of the detail.  Sit back and enjoy the photos......this is amazing. 

Bob Bartolacci is here with his good looking 1/72 Italeri AC-119.  Bob built this one out of the box with some noseart to jazz it up.  A sharp looking model of this classic aircraft. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Bf 109E/F wheels and paint masks from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 SAAB Safir Vacform canopies by Maestro Models Conversions and available from Rebell Hobby.

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Monday,    June 7  2010

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942) 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has the instruction sheets for 6 different F-5 Gomers aggressor decal sheets.  Wow I LOVE these new sheets!!!  Wow I LOVE these new sheets!!!  Plus Bob has posted the instruction sheet for the 1/48 AIM-9/AIM-120 markings decal sheet as well as the 1/32 Air To Air Missile Markings decal sheet.  Way to go BOB!!!

Wael Fahmy is here with today's first model and what a model it is.  This 1/48 Heller Rafale A is done up as the Rafale Prototype with plenty of scratchbuilt detailing and displayed in a diorama base as the [lane would have appeared at an airshow.  Beautifully done.

David Rapasi has captured the look of a war weary SBD-2 perfectly with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-2 Dauntless.  Wow I love the way Dave weathers his models......this one look more realistic than the real aircraft probably looked......if that makes any sense...beautiful work.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with something very special today.  This is his beautifully done 1/32 Kinetic Sabre Mk6 finished off in the excellent decals from Leading Edge decals.  I have this decal sheet and it is a treat to behold.....beautiful done and well worth buying if you like the F-86 in Canadian markings. 

Gokhan Eren has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya FW-190 A3.   This FW-190 is finished in Turkish markings and displayed on a very well done grass field display base.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Nakajima Ki43-II Late Exhaust - Type A from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 F-16 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


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June 6  2010

  Sweden National Day 

  D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944   

June 5  2010

  Denmark Constitutional Day 

  Seychelles Liberation Day 

Friday,   June 4  2010

  Battle of Midway (1942) 

LuckyModel.com is having their 7th anniversary sale.  Save Big in selected models and accessories. More than 1000 items from hot brands on sale.  More than 1000 items from hot brands on sale.  While stock lasts.  List to be updated weekly.  All the details can be found in their 7th Anniversary Sale Newsletter.  

Raúl Corral joins us with excellent looking 1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon in the markings of the Spanish Air Force.  Raúl  gave it a full weapons load and flawless weathering to complete the look of his Typhoon.  It's a treat to see this Typhoon. 

Tim Cvetic has done a marvelous job building and finishing his  1/72 Matchbox F6F-3 Hellcat.  Tim built this one at his cottage with excellent results.  Nice one Tim. 

Serge Dompierre has done a fabulous job on the bare metal finish on his 1/48 Promodeler F-84G Thunderjet.  Serge finished his Thunderjet in the markings for a jet in Operation Longstride in August 1953.

Carmel J Attard is here with something you won't see very often.  This is his 1/72 Pavla Kyushu Q1W1 LORNA.  Carmel tells the full history of this radar equipped aircraft and then goes into the full story of building this cool looking model.  It wasn't the easiest model, but that never slows down Carmel. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-15E Strike Eagle Horizontal Stabilizers from QuickBoost.

I have a product announcement for the new 1/72 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3/4 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


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Thursday,   June 3  2010 
KNES Armin begins today with another wonderful model he recently added to his Russian aircraft collection.  This is his 1/48 ICM LaGG-3 series 11 with dropped flaps and a new instrument panel to dress up the cockpit.  I always enjoy seeing Armin's latest model on ARC. 

Florin "Scorpio" Silaghi joins us today with a beautifully finished 1/32 Trumpeter Me 262 A-1.  The Me-262 is one of my favourite jets and this one by Florin looks perfect in every way. 

Burt Gustafson has dropped by with his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightning.  Burt went with 8th Air Force using aftermarket decals on his great looking P-38.  Beautiful work Burt.

Jason Cooper joins us with his recently completed 1/48 Tamiya F117 Stealth Fighter.  Jason added scratchbuilt detailing to the landing gear and a Quickboost resin ejection seat to dress up the cockpit before giving his Nighthawk a shaded black finish.  Jason has captured the look of the F-1117 perfectly.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief cockpit set from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 SAAB 105 Sk60 Vacform canopies from Rebell Hobby.


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Wednesday,   June 2  2010

  Italy National Day 

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese photos were taken by  Paolo Maglio and include some great looking tail art on an Italian jet.  Enjoy!!!

Artur Oslizlo has done a huge amount of work building and super detailing his 1/48 Airfix Buccaneer S.2B.  This is an older kit with not the best fit, but Artur got it built and added plenty of aftermarket resin and photo etch to bring the detail alive with excellent results.   

Gabriel Stern  is here with something a bit different today.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 Kawanishi K-2 racer, which is a Japanese racing plane from the early 1920's.  Gabriel did it up in his usual masterful way. 

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler has dropped by today with his 1/48 Airfix CT-155 Hawk that he built for a Trainers Group Build here on ARC.   Shawn used a resin cockpit tub and then finished it off with decals from Leading Edge. 

Paolo De Sanctis has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his  1/72 Airfix TBM-3 Avenger.  Paolo put extra effort into his Avenger and you can see it his photos and read about it in his article.  His Avenger came out looking perfect.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the Tamiya 1/48 Japanese Navy Komatsu G40 Bulldozer.  This kit is available from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Junkers Ju 87D-5N Night Exhaust - Type C from QuickBoost.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 S-3 Viking Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


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Tuesday,    June 1  2010

  Mexico Navy Day  

  Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  As Monday was Memorial Day.....Bob has paused in his newsletter to pay respect to that very important holiday in a very fitting tribute.....as you will see in his newsletter.  Plus he has a ton of images of the new F-5 Aggressor sheets that are coming soon.

Brad Cancian has done a truly stunning job on his 1/32 Wingnut Wings Albatros DVa.  Brian has some in-progress photos of the elaborate interior detailing to show you all the work he put into his WW1 fighter.  The rear part of the fuselage is masked and painted and the wood section of the fuselage is some of the best simulated wood painting I've ever seen.

Kevin Payne has been busy doing a stellar job on his 1/72 Rareplanes De havilland Devon.  Kevin tells about the real aircraft in his article.  The finished model really does look exceptional.

David Rapasi has done his usual marvelous job building and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya FG-1A Corsair.  David explains the special qualities of the Goodyaer FG-1A Corsair. 

Gonzalo D. Mendoza drops by today with his flawless looking 1/48 Hobbyboss A-10.  Gonzalo added scratchbuilt as well as aftermarket detail to his A-10 before finishing it off with Two Bobs Shark Bait decals and a FULL weapons load.  Beautiful work Gonzalo.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 SBD Dauntless wheel & paint masks from Aires.


I have a product article for the new 1/72 Boeing P-26 Peashooter U.S.A.A.C. Pt 4 in Gold decal sheet from Starfighter Decals

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