Homepage Text - June 2012

Friday,   June 29  2012 
LuckyModel.com is having the 9th Anniversary saleThis is always a very popular sale with a huge selection of products on sale.  Drop by their site to check out all the items on sale.

Benner has put plenty of effort into research to create his UAE 1/48 Heller Mirage 2000 RAD.  Benner add a Neomega cockpit with a True Details seat along wiht Eduard photo etch, plus cut and dropped the flaps.  For a weapons load he turned to the very nice Skunkworks Mirage Weapons Set.  Once all that was done he used a combination of kit decal and Carpena to get the markings for the exact aircraft he was building.  The finished model is an absolute treat to see.

Victor De Jesus has been very creative in building his colorful and very attractive 1/48 Hasegawa F-5E Tiger II.  This is a what-if aggressor bird complete with a stunning blue camo, colorful sundowners tail markings and a full weapons load.  This model is an excellent example of the fun you can have building a what-if model.  I love the look of it Victor.

Frederic Cottin has done a fabulous job on his post WW2 carrier based French 1/48 Eduard F6F-5 Hellcat.  Frederic  added a drop tank with scratchbuilt mount and finished his Hellcat with plenty of fine detail including antenna wire.  It is a job to see Frederic's Herllcat on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-10A Too Cool For School Warthogs decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features two complete sets of markings for A-10s from the 66th Weapons Squadron of the 57th Wing Fighter Weapons School of Nellis AFB.

This decal sheet is currently on sale for $3.00 

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-109E decal sheet from Authentic DecalsThis decal sheet includes markings for 10 different aircraft and includes colorful camo schemes and a variety of artwork.

This decal sheet is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Boeing 747-400 (N177UA) - United Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-4E/F Skyhawk electronic bays from Aires This detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

Thursday, June 28  2012 
No update today.....it's the last day of school and I was busy with events at my daughter's school.  Tomorrow I begin sleeping in for 2 months....YAHOO!!! 

Wednesday,   June 27  2012

 Djibouti National Day 

Kalhmera Kostas Zervas starts off today with his beautifully done 1/72 Revell Su-24.  This Su-24 is finished in a great looking camo scheme and Iraqi markings.  It is outfitted with drop tanks and missiles 

Joe Nassi has done plenty of extra work to improve the detail and accuracy of his 1/48 Academy Spitfire XIV.  Joe re-profiled the nose and spinner and added cockpit details and finished it all off with flawless painting and weathering.  This is one great looking Spitfire.

K Diamond has put much thought into his 1/48 Academy CF-155A.  This is a Canadian F-15, so Keith has designed special features into his F-15 to suit the Canadian mission parameters.......and of course one of the crew members is Cpl Tim Horton.  Check it out....it is very well done.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16C Too Cool For School Vipers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal  features three Block 52 Vipers from the 57th Wing Fighter Weapons School.  Weapons School CC as well as Wing King markings are included on this sheet.

This decal sheet is currently on sale for $3.00 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hurricane Mk. I interior pre-painted photo etch detail set  from Eduard Model Accessories.  This is from the Eduard Zoom sets.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F8F-2 Bearcat Exhaust from QuickBoost.  These exhausts are designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 resin F-18 Hornet seamless intakes from Maestro ModelsThese intakes are designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,   June 26  2012

 Madagascar Independence Day 

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

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of us here at Twobobs. I took these pics a few years back when I was out at Nellis AFB for WEPTAC. Neither one are subjects we've ever done. Enjoy!      Bob


Gianni Chirico has done a gorgeous job building and weathering his 1/72 Hobbycraft Bell X-1 "First Supersonic".  Gianni built his X-1 out of the box and then gave it some very well done panel line shading.

Axel Grundmann joins us with his very attractive 1/48 Italeri S-2E Tracker.  Axel chose a Taiwanese Air force Tracker in a blue camo and then gave it full weathering.  Very impressive work Axel.

Ido Barnea has modified the 1/48 Airfix Hawk 127 to improve it's accuracy and then finished it off as a RAAF Hawk in a special 76 squadron in special Cougar scheme. The finished model looks excellent.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8 Pitot Tube from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Seafire Mk.IIC model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit has markings for 3 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 British Mk 2 Browning .303 caliber (7,7mm) with flash hider (4pcs) from Master.


Monday,    June 25  2012

 Croatia Independence Day 

 Mozambique Independence Day 

 Slovenia National Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob is busy preparing for the US IPMS Nationals and he has the latest news on that as well as the special OPFOR product that will be available at the Nats as well as the T-45 model kit and Bad Guy Blizzard sheet.

Kalhmera Kostas Zervas joins us today with a beautifully done 1/72 ESCI F-100.  This is a baremetal F-100 finished off in Turkish markings complete with noseart.  Very nicely done 

Max Bianchi has done an outstanding job super detailing his 1/35 Trumpeter Mil Mi-4a Hound.  Max added plenty of extra detail tot he cargo bay and well as the engine bay. Then it was given a  full weathering job and finished off an an East German Mil Mi-4a Hound.  Fantastic work Max.

Lukasz Studniarz is here with his first model since he re-entered the hobby.  This is his 1/72 HobbyBoss F-14B Tomcat done up with a variety of pre-shading to give it that dirty patchy look that is so common on USN fighters.  Lukasz included a photo of his F-14 in the middle of the pre-shading and it is quite fascinating to look at.  Welcome to ARC Lukasz.....I look forward to seeing your next model on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hellcat Mk. I S. A. pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.   This set is designed for the Eduard kit.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25K Frogfoot Control Surfaces from QuickBoost This set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Sunday, June 23  2012
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean

Saturday, June 24  2012

 Order of Malta - St. John's Day 


Friday,  June 22  2012

 Russia - The Invasion of Russia 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with one of his very attractive F-4's   This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom #151 complete with very cool markings and a full weapons load and weathering.  Sweeeeeeet!!!

Ian T.M. Holahan has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/48 Hobbycraft Corsair IV.  Ian built this one as a post war RN bird with the perfect amount of weathering and sun fading from the hot Pacific sun.  Nicely Done Ian.

Kees Kuyper is here with another of his what-if creations.  This one is called "Moon" and depicts a rocket that has just landed on the moon.  Kees used a variety of parts to create his rocket and he explains this and how he made the lunar surface in his article.  Another cool model from Kees.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-100C USAFE Skyblazers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsAll marking options for multiple aircraft have been captured in this four sheet set. There are many variations from year to year and this product allows you to capture all these intricacies exactly.  This decal sheet covers the F-100C Skyblazers during the 1959-1960, 1960-1961 and the 1961-1962 airshow demonstration seasons.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss P-40B Exhaust from QuickBoost These are designed to fit the Airfix kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 CF-188 'Hornet' Symmetrical markings decal sheet from WINTERVALLEY.  This new decal sheet provides markings and stencils for Canadian Armed Forces CF-188's (CF-18 'Hornets') as seen in the 1980s and during the first Gulf War. 


Thursday, June 21  2012 
Carmel J Attard is here with a rare version of the Spitfire.  This is his flawlessly done 1/72 Airfix Spitfire XIX with Pavla detail sets for added detail and finished as an RAF machine complete with weathering.

Eugene Tan is here with his beautifully done 1/144 Revell F-14B Tomcat.  This tiny Tomcat is built as an in-flight model and finished using details from Fightertown Decals.  An amazing looking model and the Fightertown Decals and Eugene's skill as a modeler really bring this F-14 to life.

Ronald Middel is here with something you don't see very often.  this is his very attractive looking 1/72 Italeri Sikorsky S-55 finished in the markings for the Royal Netherlands Marine.  Ronald did have to modify the basic kit for added accuracy and I am impressed how well the finished model looks.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet has five different aggressor aircraft from the 57th FWW of Nellis AFB. Enough markings on this sheet for five complete aircraft!  Old Blue/New Blue/Grape/Ghost schemes are represented on this sheet.

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


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Boeing 737-900ER (N39423) - United Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Mikoyan MiG-23M/MF Flogger B decal sheet from Authentic Decals.  This decal sheet from Authentic Decals includes markings for 6 different 1/32 Mikoyan MiG-23M/MF Flogger B's.

This decal sheet is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.   This model kit has markings for 2 different aircraft.

Wednesday,   June 20  2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of us here at Twobobs. These pics are kinda dated (took them a couple of years back) but I thought they'd be good modeling reference material for any of you with a Super Hornet on your bench right now. Enjoy!      Bob


Damanbir S. Sekhon is here with a beautifully finished 1/72 Airfix Bae Hawk†Mk 132.  Damanbir did a perfect weathering job and finished his Hawk jet trainer in Indian Air Force markings.  Very nicely done indeed.

Artur Oslizlo has been busy adding Eduard photo etch to his 1/48 Italeri T-6G Texan.  Arthur also used French markings for his trainer as well as resin wheels to give him a stunning model of this well known WW2 trainer.

Benner has done a wonderful job pulling together his "Free Kuwait" 1/48 Italeri Mirage F1CK2.  Benner added a Pavla cockpit set, Pavla corrected intakes set and finished off his Mirage with Free Kuwait decals from Carpena decals.  All in all a very interesting project.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Spitfire Mk.XVIe pre-painted interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Alamo Missiles from Zactomodels.  These are suitable for the 1/32 Flanker and 1/32 MiG-29.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16 Pitot Tube & 2 AOA Probe set from Hobby Decal These are suitable for any 11/32 F-16 kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21MF Fishbed J Air Scoops from QuickBoostThese are designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Sunday,   June 17  2012

  Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic 


Saturday,   June 16  2012 

Friday,  June 15  2012 
Burt Gustafson starts today with his 1/72 Hasegawa E-2C Hawkeye that is sporting a JASDF 50th anniversary paint scheme.  Burt was impressed with the quality of the Hasegawa kit and I must say I am quite impressed with how good Burt's Hawkeye looks.

Lorenzo Cassinadri has done an exceptionally nice job on his 1/48 Academy F-16C†"Flying Razorbacks".   Lorenzo built his Viper canopy-closed, wheels up, and it is the weathering and painting that really make it exceptional.  Each pedal on the exhaust can is covered with various shades of foil for a very realistic effect.  Beautifully done F-16 Lorenzo. 

Sertac Bayar is here with his highly detailed 1/32 Revell Ju-87D Stuka.  Sertac added scratchbuilt details and finished his Ju-87 with weathering and a classic Luftwaffe camo scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 EA-18G VAQ-130 Zappers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features 2 Super Hornets with VAQ-130 "The Zappers".  One jet has colourful markings and the second jet is a low viz line jet.  VAQ-130 is the oldest Electronic Attack (EA) squadron in the US Navy. The Zappers are the newest squadron to recently transition from the Prowler to the Growler and this decal sheet captures their new CAG and CO markings for their new aircraft.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Marsden Matting (P.S.P Plates) from Alliance Model Works.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Halifax B Mk.I/II Air Intakes from QuickBoostThese air intakes are designed for the Revell kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Supermarine Seafire Mk.III model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit includes pre-painted photo etch and markings for 3 different aircraft.

 

Thursday, June 14  2012

 

United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable) 

  End of Falklands/Malvinas War 

George (Chorse6) has been extremely creative in building his kit bashed/scratchbuilt C-2E Egghound.  George finished it off in very colorful USN markings.  When you read his article you will learn how George was able to pull this egg masterpiece together.

Victor De Jesus has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/32 Revell Panavia Tornado.  Victor added details in the cockpit plus a weapons load and then finished this gem in British markings.  Very nice indeed.

Jaroslav Kral did some amazing work on the 1/32 Tamyia P-51D Mustang that he built for a friend.  This model is fully wired with lights and a spinning prop power by an electric motor.  The markings are from Big Beautiful Doll.  His article contains text and photos explaining the build process.  Impressive work Jaroslav

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


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product artcile for the Airbus A320-200 (N457UA) - United Airlines / United States of America print from Deployment Productions.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Nosecone correction kit from Zactomodels This corrected nose is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I Antennas from QuickBoostThis set is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 RCAF P-51 Part 2 Eastern and MB Canada Sqdn decal sheet from Leading Edge ModelsThis new decal sheet includes markings for numerous P-51's with the RCAF from the Eastern and MB Canada Squadrons including 402 Winnipeg, 420 London, 424 Hamilton and CJATC Rivers, Manitoba.  With the additional individual serial numbers, you can build a good selection of aircraft from these squadrons.  The decal sheets includes images and line drawings for 9 different aircraft.


Wednesday,   June 13  2012 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of Gabe Pincelli. Some landing gear detail photos for all of you in preparation of the Kinetic T-45A/C offering.    Enjoy!      Bob


Carmel J Attard has been very busy getting thing perfect on his 1/72 Hasegawa and Airmodel Vought Crusader TF-8A conversion.  Carmel took the standard Hasegawa F-8 and added the Airmodel 2 seater conversion set to complete his 2 seat Crusader trainer.  He kindly explains the history of this unique aircraft and the process he went through to create his special model.  The finished model looks excellent. 

Huberlu has done an amazing amount of work on this 1/48 Pheon Models, Blue Max, Evergreen and Fly Macchi M5.  This model is a combination of scratchbuilding and kit bashing and the finished model does look spectacular in every way.  Excellent work Huberlu.

Artur Oslizlo has improve the detail on the old 1/48 Italeri MB.326 to create a very impressive looking model of this well known trainer.  Artur added the NeOmega resin cockpit to improve the detail and then finished his model with Gunze paints and full weathering.  The markings are for an Argentine bird.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 110 C/ D main undercarriage wheels from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Pitot Tube & AOA Probe set from Hobby Decal.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Halifax B Mk.I/II Exhaust Type A from QuickBoost.  These exhausts are designed to fit the Revell kit.

Tuesday,    June 12  2012

  Philippines Independence Day 

  Russia National Day 


Monday,    June 11  2012
The ARC Forums are fixed and back online.

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up and Bob has some big news in the form of a Youtube video about the Twobobs US Nats 2012 exclusive product off for aggressor aircraft decals.  Bob also has news about the new Kinetic T-45 model kit, plus images of the 72nd and 32nd F-16C Aggressive Winter and Blizzard Viper sheet.

Gianni Chirico joins us today with his sharp looking 1/72 Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito PR Mk.IV.  Gianni added a scratchbuilt cockpit and then built this gem OOB as an RAF machine with just the perfect amount of weathering.

K Diamond is here with his fun build of the snap together 1/72 Revell F-14A.  Keith built his Tomcat in an aggressive looking in-flight stance in the markings for the grim Reapers.  Nicely done Keith.....thanks for the memories on this one.

Serge Dompierre is here with one of my favourite 109's.  This 1/48 ICM Messerschmitt Bf-109F-4 Trop is the markings for the personal mount for Hans Joachim Marseille as his plane appeared in Libya in 1942.  I loved seeing this one Serge...well done.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 IMI 'Delilah 2' Cruise Missiles from IsraCast

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109F Correct Air Intake, Ailerons from QuickBoostThese parts are designed to fit the Zvezda kit.

Sunday,   June 10  2012

  Portugal National Day 

  Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day 


Friday,  June 8  2012 
Michal Sekula has been very busy adding full engine detail including Eduard photo etch to his remarkable 1/48 Zvezda Lavochkin La-5FN.  Michal also did a beautiful job getting the camo, markings and weathering looking perfect.

Adam Gudynowski has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/72 Italeri F/A-18E Super Hornet.  Andy scratchbuilt the crew ladder, did a full weathering job and loaded his Super Hornet with a full weapons load to complete the scene.  Beautiful work Andy.

Bernard Vogt has done a top notch OOB build on his 1/48 Hasegawa AH-64D Longbow Apache.  Bernard used some skillful painting to bring his Ah-64 to life with great results.  I love the look of the finished model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18C/D Death Times Two Hornet decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis decal sheet features features two very colorful F/A-18C/D model Hornets from the USMC!  The Death Dealers of VMFA(AW)-225 as well as the Death Rattlers of VMFA-323 are represented on this sheet. 

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


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR ModelsThis model kit has markings for 12 different aircraft.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Halifax B Mk.I/II Exhaust Type B from QuickBoostThese are designed for the Revell kit.

I've been informed that the 1/48 Su-27 Flanker Family Twin seat version Corrected Canopy with IRST are available again from Fairy Hobby.

Thursday, June 7  2012

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942) 

Ken Duffey is an expert when it comes to Russian aircraft and today he's treating us to photos and the background story of his 1/144 Ekranoplans.  I did know there was this large selection of  Ekranoplans and I found Ken's article quite interesting.  Of course his models look first class as well. 

David Walker has added an amazing level of detail to his Battle of Britain 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mark 1.  David added the Eduard Zoom cockpit set as well as Moskit exhausts.  David also added plenty of scratchbuilt details to his Hurricane and finished it with a flawless painting and weathering job......but it is the cockpit I enjoyed seeing the most. 

DaniŽl Obers has captured the look of a Vietnam Era Phantom very well with his 1/72 Hasegawa F-4D.  DaniŽl added Verlinden and Eduard detail parts and then displayed his sun faded F-4 in a revetment to complete the scene.  He also explains his trick to getting the revetment metal looking more realistic. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18E Lemoore's Screamin' Eagles (2009 CAG) decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This decal sheet  features the new 2009 CAG jet from VFA-115 is the highlight of this sheet! Included is a full set of stencil data for this specific aircraft.

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


Zoltan Pocza is here with a product article for the Airbus A340-300 (G-VSUN) - Virgin Atlantic / United Kingdom print from Deployment Productions.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/48 KM-1 Ejection Seat (MiG-21, MiG-23...) from Aires.


Wednesday,   June 6  2012

  Sweden National Day 

  D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944   

Bruno Monti Colombani has done an exceptionally fine job detailing his 1/48 Mauve P-40N.  Bruno used the Eduard Profi Pack which gave outstanding results in the cockpit and he followed that up with skillful  painting and weathering and US markings including noseart. 

Sam Acosta is here with a very special modle today.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa F-16C Engine Pull display which shows an F-16 with it's engine pulled and a variety of panels opened up.  Sam used the Cam's resin cockpit and scratchbuilt details in the wheelbays and then finished it all off with per and post-shading and other weathering and TwoBob's Decals.  The model is sitting on a base that includes a mirror to see all the wonderful detail on the underside of the F-16.

David Rapasi joins us with 2 of his flawlessly weathered 1/48th Revell PV-1 Venturas. These sun bleached aircraft operated from Kwajalein Atoll, which is a tiny little island 4000km south east of Japan and over 1000km north east of Australia......way out in the middle of the south pacific.  Dave did his usual exceptional weathering job.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-1B Dakota Back Bone decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features up to date nose art and markings for seven B-1B aircraft from Ellsworth AFB. Six of these aircraft are adorned with nose art while one aircraft sports the new "Thunderbird" fin flash.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 BF-109K instrument panel photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 VFA-103 Jolly Rogers F/A-18F Super Hornets decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for different 1/48 F-18F's with VFA-103 Jolly Rogers.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-8 Pitot Tube from Hobby Decal.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Yak-38 Forger Correct Vertical Engine & Cover from QuickBoost.  This is designed to fit the Hasegawa kit.

Tuesday,    June 5  2012

  Denmark Constitutional Day 

  Seychelles Liberation Day 

Artur Oslizlo has done an amazing job on his highly details and beautifully weathered 1/48 Kopro Su-22M4.  Artur added a huge number of resin and photo etch detail set including an Aires cockpit  and you will enjoy seeing his skillful work in his photos of this beauty.

Angelo M Picardo has been very busy and creative scratch building his 1/24 Northrop HL-10.   This is the same aircraft that was featured in a crash scene in the opening credits for the Six Million Dollar Man TV show.  Angelo details the whole build process and offers some handy insight into scratch building a model.

Pablo Angel Herrera has completed a sharp looking 1/72 Testors AC-130A Spectre that was begun 15 years ago.  Pablo did some partial disassembly to correct a few things before moving forward and completing this bad boy.  It's good to see a model brought to completion.....well done Pablo!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15S Khamis Mushait Eagles decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet is the first decal sheet ever produced in 1/48th scale of the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Strike Eagle!  You get enough options for eight different aircraft with complete stencil data for two aircraft.

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


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Canopy kit from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I Rotol prop. & Spitfire Spinner w/tool from QuickBoost This is designed for the Italeri kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-106 Delta Dart - Pitot Tube from MasterThis pitot tube will fit any 1/72 F-106 kit.


Monday,    June 4  2012

  Battle of Midway (1942) 

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

K Diamond starts today with a very sharp looking and tiny 1/144 Academy Su-25.  Keith weathered the panel lines and displayed this little gem on a  tarmac display that he printed.  The brown camo looks excellent and the tarmac base looks great. 

Serge Dompierre joins us from Canada with his 1/48 AZ Models Fairey Firefly FR-1. This particular aircraft was flown off the Canadian carrier HMCS Magnificent after WW1.  Serge added extra details to his Fairey Firefly FR-1 for improved results in the detail department. 

Bernard Vogt is here to mark the recent retirement of the British Harrier with a selection of 1/48 Hasegawa Harrier II 1-2-3.  One is a British bird in-flight with a full weapons load and the other 2 are USMC harriers with wheels done....one wearing a anniversary scheme with a full weapons load and the other is wearing the traditional gray/green camo scheme.  I love all three of them.  

Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15E Too Cool For School Mudhens decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This decal sheet features complete markings for two jets from the 57th Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB.  One of the jets is the Weapons School Commander's mount.

This decal sheet is currently on sale for $3...buy it while you can.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Israeli Air Force P-51D Mustang Armament set from IsraCast.

This detail set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models


Zotz Decals has a new resin figure model in their figure section.  This latest figure is called "Carmilla" and is 1/3 scale and cast in resin and features a sexy Vampire.  This figure comes unpainted and unassembled.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-86F Sabre wheel bay from Aires.  These wheels bays are designed for the Italeri / Kinetic kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Buffalo Airways C-47 decal sheet from Leading Edge Models This is the C-47 with Buffalo Airways in northern Canada that you see in the TV show "Ice Pilots".....which was a show that was inspired by "Ice road Truckers".


Saturday,   June 2  2012

  Italy National Day 

Gianni Chirico is here to mark the Italian National Day with his 1/72 Italeri General Atomics RQ-1 Predator.  Gianni finished his Predator in Italian markings complete with weathering.  Nicely done Gainni....I love seeing it in Italian markings.

Friday,  June 1  2012

  Mexico Navy Day  

  Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

Olivier Barles starts today's update  with his flawlessly finished 1/32 Trumpeter Grumman F4F-3 "Guadalcanal" Wildcat.  Olivier improved the detailing with spark plugs wires, seat belts, antenna wire and some added detailing in the cockpit.  He also made a vac-u-fomed canopy.  Olivier also put much thought into what shade of blue/gray to paint his Wildcat and I must say I was interested reading about this in his article as well as seeing the shade he finally chose for his model.

John "johnnymac" McCormick is here with an extensive article regarding 1/32 Trumpeter AV-8B Harrier.  John corrected many large and small shape and accuracy issues on his Harrier as well as gave it cockpit and wheel well sets from Aires to dress up the detail.  John did a stunning job on his harrier and if you are building the Trumpeter Harrier then this informative article is a must read.  I love the look of this Harrier and it's wearing markings from my favorite Harrier Squadron.

Mike Pattison has been busy doing a first class job on the big 1/32 Revell Heinkel He 111 P-1.  Mike reworked the panel lines and surface detail to bring his big He 111 alive.  Mike used pre-shading and also pastels for shading after the camo was applied.  Mike also used Master metal barrels and made the aerial line from stretched sprue.  Beautiful He 111 Mike.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-6B Texan II decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  This sheet features 3 colorful T-6B Texan II's including 2 with the US Navy and 1 with the USMC.  This decal sheet is for the new 1/48 T-6B Texan II model kit from IBEX Plastic Models.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 WWII German Aircraft painting masks from Alliance Model Works.

This reusable paint mask set is available directly from Sprue Brothers Models.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 VF-1 F-14A Tomcat Wolfpack "1973 - 1978" decal sheet from Fightertown Decals.  This decal sheet includes markings for 5 different 1/48 F-14A's in hi-viz for VF-1 Wolfpack.  Four of these jets have white on the underside. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 OV-1 Mohawk exhausts from QuickBoost.  These exhaust are designed to fit the OV-1 Mohawk from Roden.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Westland Welkin NF Mk.II model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.