Wednesday,   Sept 30  2009

  Guinea-Bissau Independence Day 

  Botswana National Day  

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Juergen “jott” Klinglhuber is here with this very colourful 1/72 Italeri Nardi-Hughes NH-500M.  This Italian chopper is in the markings for the Guardia di Finanza and Juergen used an Airwaves detail set and scratchbuilding to add further detail to this little gem

David Rapasi is here with a very rare plane.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa FW 190 D9, but what makes this aircraft rare is that it is one of a few Doras fitted with a  Ta 152 metal tail.  David of course did his usual flawless job on his Dora. 

Christopher Lundberg joins us with his beautifully done big 1/24 Airfix BAe Harrier GR3.  I love the look of this big Harrier in the British camo........it just looks perfect.

Eugeny Knupfer has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing t his  1/72 Prop&Jet Nikitin NV-1.  This is a tiny resin kit that builds into a great looking model of this tiny little plane.

I have a review of the new 1/48 F-16 Pitot tube set Type 1 from Hobby Decal

I have a review of the new 1/32 F-16A/B Netz Chaff/flare Dispensers and Antennas from QuickBoost


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Tuesday,    Sept 29  2009 
I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Albert Moore Happy Birthday Alby!!!

"drake122" starts today with this fine looking 1/72 RoG MiG-31 "Foxhound".  This "Foxhound" has the panel lines darkened for added realism and is finished in Russian markings.  I've always liked the angular look of the MiG-31.

Richard Letham was very successful at capturing the look of the Italian desert camo on his 1/72 Hasegawa Macchi Mc 202 Folgore.   Richard airbrushed the smoke rings on the camo and added a True details cockpit set to improve the cockpit details.

Frank McVeigh revisited his old 1/72 Heller 707 that he built long ago and transformed it into a 737-700.  This conversion required quite a bit of work, but in the end Franks was rewarded with a  stunning 737-300....complete with weathering.

Paolo Parol joins us with this very attractive 1/48 ICM Lavochkin LaGG-3.  Paolo used Eduard PE seatbelts then finished this Lavochkin LaGG-3 in winter camo complete with weathering.

I have a review of the new 1/72 MiG-21F-13 wheels & paint masks from Aires.


I have a review of the new 1/48 IAF F-15A/B/C/D Baz decal sheet from IsraDecalThis decal sheet includes markings for 23 different Israeli F-15 Baz.

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Monday,    Sept 28 2009
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.   This week Bob has the latest news on the 1/48 Buckeye kit plus images of the Hellenic, Venezuelan and USN Adversary markings for the Buckeye kit.  Plus images of the new 1/48 Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Strike Eagles, plus news on upcoming decal sheets.

Artur Oslizlo did a beautiful job building and weathering his  1/48 Hasegawa Harrier GR7.  Artur used a resin cockpit from Aires and finished his Harriers in markings from Operation Telic using decals from Model Alliance Decals.

Gabriel Stern is here with something out of the ordinary for Gabriel....a model built from a  kit.  This is Gabriel's 1/72 KHAI-1 built from the TEMA kit.  This is an early airliner made from wood.......hard to imagine an airliner made from wood these days, but I'm sure it made sense long ago. 

Francone Diego has done a fine job building and detailing his   1/72 Italeri Mig-29A.  Francone added the Aires resin exhaust nozzle and an Airwaves detail set for the cockpit and then finished it in Russian markings.

Rafi Ben-Shahar has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his   1/48 Eduard Bf-110E.  Rafi finished his 110 in winter camouflage.

I have a review of the new 1/32 Junkers Ju 88A-1 Exhaust from QuickBoost.


I have a review of the new 1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG 131 (13mm) barrels (2pcs) from Master.

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Sunday,   Sept 27  2009

Today is the 65th anniversary of the disastrous 

Kassel Mission by the 445th BG

Friday,   Sept 25  2009 
Val Golez starts today with this tiny and highly detailed 1/144 Revell E-2C Hawkeye.  Val scratchbuilt the wingfolds and the flaps on this tiny little gem.  Amazing work on the detailing.

David Wigley is here with his first article on ARC.  This is his stunning  1/32 Revell Tornado GR1 in Gulf War colours and markings.  Of all the Tornado schemes......the Gulf War ones always seem to look the best with all the artwork and desert camo.  Beautifully Done David.....welcome to ARC!!!  I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC in the future.

George Ting has been busy scratchbuilding and improving his great looking 1/48 Heller OH-58A Kiowa.  George scratched built the rotor head and opened the door to show off his added interior detail.

KNES Armin has done a huge amount oif scratchbuilding and detailing to create this 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-17.  Wow....this one is quite the project.

Ruud is here with his review of the book titled "The Myth of the Eastern Front"


I have a review of the new 1/48 J35F/J Draken gun bay from Aires.

Ben Taggart is here with his CC-130E Hercules walkaround photos

Ben Taggart is here with his F-A-18D Hornet walkaround photos

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Thursday,   Sept 24  2009 
Stephan Mühlberger gets things started today with this very rare 1/48 Airfix Saab Sk37E 'Stör-Viggen'.  This is the 2 seater version of the Viggen and Stephan used aftermarket and scratchbuilt detailing to build the 2 seat cockpit and other items to complete this conversion.  Stephan then finished this beauty with a awesome camo paint job.

Louis Chang has done a marvelous job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-84 Frank.  Louis added extra details with a combination of aftermarket items and his own scratchbuilding.  Louis then gave this Zero the full weathering treatment complete with paint chipping and peeling paint. 

Peter Wilkinson has gone the extra mile and then some on his 1/48 Hasegawa Phantom FGR2.  Peter added an Aires resin cockpit, Aires exhausts, Seamless Sucker intakes, Check Six decals and then plenty of work and effort to make all these parts fit correctly.  But you have to admit, it's a beauty and well worth the effort.

"Kit" has done a beautiful job on the 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair.  "Kit"  added an Aires cockpit and gave this Corsair full weathering to complete the job.  It looks perfect.   The article is in Italian and English.

I have a review of the new 1/32 Bristol Beaufighter Porcupine Exhaust I. from QuickBoost.

I have a review of the new 1/32 A6M5 Zero armament set (7,7mm, 20mm gun barrels) and Pitot tube from Master.

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Wednesday,   Sept 23  2009

  Saudi Arabia National Day 

Carlo Morelli starts today with a winter camo 1/72 Hasegawa Harrier Gr Mk 3.  This is one of my favourite Harrier camo patterns.  Carlo is displaying his Harrier in a  diorama......enjoy the photos. 

Paolo Yuen has been busy building the big 1/32 Revell JU 88A-1.  Paolo added aftermarket items to the cockpit which really made that area look excellent.  Paolo then gave it  the classic Luftwaffe camo. 

James Petit is here with his amazing 1/72 Heller Atlas Cheetah C.  This plane is covered in Cheetah spots and you will be amazed to find out these spots were done with a  special pen. 

John Doerr is here with his coral colored 1/48 Hasegawa P-39Q and AMT P-40N.  John explains the story behind this unique color on these aircraft.  Both of these are great looking models. 

I have a review of the new 1/72 F-105 Thunderchief Air Scoops from QuickBoost.

I have a review of the new 1/72 MK-39 Nuclear Weapon from Spectre Resins.

I have a review of the new 1/48 F4F Wildcat / Martlet Seat (with British Sutton Harness) from Ultracast.


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Tuesday,    Sept 22  2009

  Mali Independence Day 

George Louis Creed begins today with some photo from his recent outing to the American Heros Air Show.  Looks like there was plenty to see at this airshow.

Manuel Negri joins us today with this beautiful 1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi T-2.  Manuel gave his Mitsubishi T-2 full weathering.

Paul Mortimer is here with a rare bird.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Razorback with Eduard seatbelts to add more detail to the cockpit.  Paul then used Loon Models resin dinghy packs & smoke flares to create a rescue P-47.  He then posed it in a diorama with a staff car and figures.  Cool P-47 Paul.

Don Bryans has been busy building the 1/72 Modelcraft Whitley Mk.V.  This is a classic kit, so there was some effort required to get it to look good......but with some patience and a vac-u-fomed canopy, Don ended up with a great looking Whitley.

I have a review of the new 1/48 F-14 Pitot Tube & AOA Probe set from Hobby Decal.


I have a review of the new 1/48 M.B. Gruea (A-6E/EA-6A) ejection seats from Aires.


I have a review of the new 1/48 Macchi C 205 cockpit set from SBS Model


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Monday  Sept 21  2009

Eid-Ul-Fitr

  Malta Independence Day 

Carmel J. Attard joins us from Malta on this special day with his eye catching 1/72 Airmodel of Germany IMAM Ro-43.  This is a resin kit but Carmel is an expert at resin kits so that didn't stop him from building an excellent model.  I LOVE the paint scheme.

Peter Athanasopoulos is here with his eye catching 1/48 Academy MIG-29A Fulcrum.  Peter did an excellent job on his MiG, including the cockpit. 

Busolini Massimo joins us from Italy with his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104D Starfighter in a bare metal finish in the markings for the Royal Norwegian Air Force.  Busolini  added an Aires resin cockpit and finished with weathering to complete his Starfighter

Ermanno Bonafin also joins us from sunny Italy with his 1/48 Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat.  Ermanno carefully weathered his Hellcat and finished it in the markings for an American Ace in the PTO during WW2. 

I have a review of the new 1/72 MiG-21MF/bis/SMT Corrected Stabilizers from from QuickBoost.

Dave Johnson is here with  a review of the new 1/32 WW2 German Control Surface Lock set from PK Tinyland.


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Saturday  Sept 19  2009

  Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day 

  Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Army

Friday,   Sept 18  2009

  Chile Independence Day 

  Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year)  

Rodrigo Rejas - BlackLight gets this very special Chile Independence Day update started with his 1/48 Italeri Bell UH-1H Huey.  Rodrigo added plenty of scratchbuilt details to improve the detail and accuracy of his Huey with excellent results.

Oxiel Carrizo (Necsac) has added many scratchbuilt details as well as aftermarket items to this outstanding 1/48 Hasegawa F-16 D Viper Block 50.  Oxiel did an amazing job making this an accurate Chilean Viper.

Juan Manuel Ossa Salas (Flakus) has done an outstanding job finishing his bare metal 1/48 Academy P-47 D Thunderbolt.   Juan added weathering to make his P-47 look as real as possible.

Rodrigo Rejas - BlackLight has done an amazing job finishing his 1/72 Revell Hawker Hunter FGA.9.  Rodrigo added scratchbuilt details to his Hunter and then finished it off with some homemade decals and a flawless paint job. 

Reinaldo Orellana (Shark) is here with his first article on ARC.  He  has been very busy building his 1/48 RVPH HU-16 B Albatross.  This is not an easy kit to build, but Reinaldo was careful and worked hard to build this kit into a beautiful model.  Welcome to ARC Reinaldo!!!  I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

Axel Grundmann  is here with his first article on ARC.  This is Axel's 1/48 Italeri C-130 H with extensive scratchbuilding in the cargo area and elsewhere on this lovely model.  Axel as rescribed the whole model.  WOW....this one is fantastic!!!   Welcome to ARC Axel!!!  I hope to see more of your models on ARC in the future.

Here is a preview of the new 1/32 or 1/48 A6M5 'Gekitsuio' Aircraft decal sheet from Zotz Decals


I have a review of the new 1/72 Bf- 109G-10 Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost

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Thursday,   Sept 17  2009 
Tolga ULGUR has been busy building his 1/48 Classic Airframes Northrop F-5AThis kit has fit issues and I admire Tolga for completing such a fine looking model of a Turkish F-5A from this particular kit.  

Theodore Fonbonne is here with his first article on ARC.  Today Theodore is here with his very nicely done 1/72 Yakovlev Yak 9-K which he carefully weathered.  I did like how well his antenna wires look.   Welcome to ARC Theodore, I look forward to seeing more of your models on ARC in the future.

David Mielke (VMFA314 Knights) has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G.  This particular jet flew in "Operation Southern Watch" and is David's 100th model built......I think this is the perfect plane to mark such an occasion. 

Gabriel Stern is here with something more normal today....but still very pleasing on the eye.  This is his 1/72 Scratch-built Farman F.197S - 1931 flying ambulance.  Gabriel fabricated 140 parts were for this project ...WOW!!!

I have a review of the new 1/48 Posable AN/AAS-38(H) FLIR Pod from MAW DecalsThis is a very nicely done item with engraved panel lines.

I have a review of the new 1/32 M.B. Mk F7 Ejection seat (for F-8 Crusader) from AiresThere are 20 photo etch parts just for the seat belts.


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Wednesday,   Sept 16  2009

  Mexico Independence Day 

  Papua New Guinea Independence Day 

Shawn "Phantom" Weiler starts things off today with not one, but two 1/48 Hasegawa F-86 Mk5 Canadair Sabres.  Shawn chose to build a bare metal Sabre as well as one in camo......both look excellent.  

Jamie Cheslo is here with one of my favourites....a 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI wearing D-day stripes.  Jamie added some pre-painted Eduard PE to dress up the cockpit, as well Jamie did some added detailing before finishing his Mosquito in the very attractive D-Day stripes.

Carmel J Attard has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his  1/48 Revell Bo-105.  Carmel chose to build the anti-tank version of the Bo-105 and finished it in German markings.  Carmel's article tells the history of the Bo-105 as well as what to look out for when building this kit.

Bruce Scott has put a pile of effort into conversion of his 1/144 Bandai Wing Club Spitfire MkVc.  Bruce dismantled the kit.....added cockpit details....this is 1/144 remember....and then he finished it off as an RAAF aircraft complete with Tasmanian Devil nose art.  You've got to admire anyone that details a cockpit in 1/144.

Here is a preview of the new 1/32 P-38 Lightnings decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis sheet features 3 different P-38's......all with sexy noseart.

I have a review of the new 1/72 A3D-1/A3D-2 Skywarrior Early v. Tail Gun Turret from QuickBoost.

I have a review of the new Dassault Ouragan book from IsraDecal.


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Tuesday,    Sept 15  2009

  Battle of Britain Day 1940 

  Costa Rica Independence Day 

  El Salvador Independence Day 

  Guatemala Independence Day 

  Honduras Independence Day 

  Nicaragua Independence Day 

Pete Malaguti has not only built the poor fitting 1/48 HobbyCraft CF-105 Avro Arrow, but he has done quite a bit of scratchbuilding to create an outstanding model of the Avro Arrow.  Then he set it up in a diorama.

Raúl Corral is here with 2 models and one fighter was flown by the legendary USAAF Tuskagee Airmen.  Raúl has done a top notch job on his 1/72 Academy P-51C & Tamiya P-47 Razorback complete with weathering to add realism to his fighters. 

David Rapasi has done a particularly nice job on his 1/48 Hasegawa F 15 C Eagle.  David dressed up the cockpit with goodies from Eduard P.E. and an Aires seat before giving it a full weapons load and finishing it off in markings for the 58th Fighter Squadron. 

Paolo De Sanctis is here with something you won't see very often.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Iliushin Il.2 done up in Polish markings. This is a good looking "Flying Tank".......it's good to see it wearing Polish markings..

I have a review of the new 1/48 F/A-18F Black Aces 2008-2009 markings decal sheet from from Hobby DecalThis decal set gives you the choice of 5 different F/A-18F with the  Black Aces from 2008-2009.  The paint schemes vary from a hi-viz CAG jet to a lo-viz Commander's jet as well as 4 lo-viz line jets.


I have a review of the new 1/32 F-15K Slam Eagle exhaust nozzles from Aires.


I have a review of the new 1/72 CL-415 Italian Fire Bomber decal sheet from Leading Edge Models.


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Monday,    Sept 14  2009
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has redone the Twobobs website.  Go over and check it out....it's pretty slick.   Buckeye kit will be shipping in the next few weeks.

Jeff Thomsen has done quite a bit of scratchbuilding to create his 1/72 Monogram NB-52A with MPM X-15.    


Paul R. Miles "Huey Gunner" is here with his nicely done 1/48 Classic Airframe Fiat G.55 Centauro.  Paul built this one without any aftermarket goodies and instead he relied on good old fashioned modeling skill.  Pretty cool Paul.


Bartosz Piotrowski joins us with a modelthat you don't see often.  This is a resin kit of the 1/72 Dujin Breguet Br. 1001 Taon finished with aftermarket decals.. 

David Rapasi has done a stellar job on his 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G-6.  David finished his 109 in the markings for Erich Hartman's plane.

Here is a preview of the new 1/32 or 1/48 P-40N Warhawks decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This decal sheet includes 4 different aircraft including one with sexy noseart.


I have a review of the new 1/72 Mosquito FB Mk. VI Nose from QuickBoost.


Dave Johnson is here with a review of the 1/32 WW2 German wheel block set from PK Tinyland.


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Friday,   Sept 11  2009

  Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001

George R. Mustafa is here to WOW you in a VERY BIG way with his diorama called The Mighty Beaver.  This award winning model started off as a very basic kit with 26 snap together parts.......now if you know George like I do, you know he is a master scratch builder and he added over 110 scratchbuilt parts including a motorized prop and complete water diorama for this masterpiece.   

Sláma Karel is here with a 1/32 Trumpeter Me-262a flown by the famous General Adolf Galland.  Sláma gave this 262 an amazing paint job as you will see when you view the photos.

Burt Gustafson has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his  1/48 Hasegawa P-40N.  Burt chose the markings for Kansas City Kiddie III, which looks very good on his P-40N.  Nicely done Burt.

"nzdavidh"  from the ARC Air forums has some pictures from the recent QMHE - Brisbane Show 2009.  These photo were originally posted on the ARC Air forums. 

I have a review of the new 1/32 F-14B/D Tomcat exhaust nozzles from from Aires.

I have a review of the new 1/72 B28R1 thermonuclear bombs from from Spectre Resins.

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Thursday,   Sept 10  2009 
Shawn "Phantom" Weiler is back with another big Hornet.  Today it is his 1/32 Academy CF-18B Hornet.  Shawn used a resin cockpit and brass landing gear and then finished his big Hornet trainer in Canadian markings.  Wow I do like the look of this one......I tip my hat to Shawn for building another of these big Hornets. 

Daniele Dotti stopped by the Italian ARC Corporate offices with t his  1/72 HobbyBoss MiG-3.  Daniele did extra detailing to dress up this white MiG-3 before finishing in a patriotic paint scheme from the darkest days for the Russians during WW2. 

Shaun ”Vapour Trail” Naude has spent 3 months superdetailing this big 1/35 Academy/MRC UH 60 L Blackhawk.  This model depicts a Desert Storm Blackhawk with all the wear and tear that the desert environment imposed on these choppers.  Shaun goes into very helpful detail in his article about how he did all his detailing, painting and weathering.  This is an amazing project and well worth checking out. 

Jeff Thomsen has been very successful converting his model to a short nosed 1/48 Blue Angels F11F Tiger.  Jeff scratchbuilt the nose and made a vacuformed canopy to create this early Blue Angels jet.  I do like the looks of this F11F Tiger in Blue Angels colors. 

I have a review of the new 1/72 Hurricane Mk. I/Mk. II Undercarriage Covers from QuickBoost.


I have a review of the new IAF F-16I Sufa in IAF Service - 2009 Edition from IsraDecal This book contains over 600 colour photos including many many close-up details photos..


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Wednesday,   Sept 9  2009

  Democratic People's Republic of Korea 

  Tajikistan National Day 

Dan McWilliams gets things started today with his 1/32 Academy F-16CJ.   Dan added a full weapons load and his usual fine touches to make this F-16 stand out.  I always enjoy seeing Dan's latest model.


Ermanno Bonafin is here from Italy with this very good looking 1/48 Classic Airframes IMAM Ro.37bis.  This is a multi-media kit that includes resin and photo etch parts.  Ermanno finished it in markings from the Spanish Civil War.  I love how the camo paint scheme blends into the diorama. 

Rafi Ben-Shahar has added extra scratch built detailing to his 1/32 Revell Alouette II.  Once Rafi got the details right, he finished it off in the  IDF markings to complete this classic chopper.. 


Istvan Zoldag joins us from Hungary with his very detailed 1/48 Italeri North American T-6G Texan.  My friend Istvan used Eduard photo etch parts and spent 135 enjoyable hours creating this wonderful Texan.


I have a review of the new 1/32 F-8 Crusader wheel bay set from Aires.  This set includes nose gear and main gear bays.


I have a review of the new 1/48 F/A-18D Non IFF Delta Update from MAW Decals.  This new resin set includes all you need to create a F/A-18D Night Attack jet.


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Tuesday,    Sept 8  2009

First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London (1944)

DACO Products is very proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary on September 7th, 2009.  For this special occasion 20%* discount is given on all (pre)orders done between Saturday Sept 05 and 12, 2009 !!!!!!  Check out the new US Navy Phantom book.  Click here for more infoSale ends Saturday Sept 12.


Juan Luis Daleney from La Paz, Bolivia with his 1/72 Revell Mil Mi-8 T.  This chopper was built out of the box with some added scratchbuilt details to add realism.  Juan used pre-shading and post shading to weather his Mi-8.  Very nicely done. 

Jael Taillefer aka "Neo" has been busy building and filling the classic 1/48 Revell F-4J Phantom II.  This Phantom was built OOB in the markings for the USN Blue Angels. I salute Jael for doing such a  fine job on this classic kit.

Greg Goheen is here with something very special today.  This is his 1/48 Revell Heinkel He 111 of KG4 finished off in one of the most unusual camo schemes I've ever seen on a  Luftwaffe aircraft.  Greg dressed up his He-111 with Eduard Photo etch and plenty of small touches to bring this wonderful project together.  Check out the camo on this one.

"dj" has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his  1/72 Heller SAAB J29 Tunnan.  "dj" used decals from Flying Colors Aerodecals to finish this SAAB J29 Tunnan in Swedish markings.  This is a sharp looking little jet. 

I have a review of the new 1/48 F/A-18E Tophatters 2008-2009 markings from from Hobby Decal This decal set gives you the choice of 5 different F/A-18E with the  Tophatters from 2008-2009.  The paint schemes vary from a hi-viz CAG jet to a hi-viz Commander's jet as well as 3 lo-viz line jets.


I have a review of the new 1/32 P-51D Mustang Propellers from from  QuickBoost


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Monday,    Sept 7  2009

  Brazil Independence Day 

  Pakistan Air Force Day 

Graziano Marcat starts today with this heavily modified 1/48 ESCI F-104X Starfighter.  The fuselage is longer, intakes are larger, the cockpit is upgraded with a  modern cockpit, modified tail and much more.  Then this modern Starfighter is given a proper Italian camo scheme with Italian markings.  WOW!!!. 

Rafi Ben-Shahar is in fine form today with his 1/48 Dragon Junkers Ju 88P-1.  Rafi added extra scratchbuilt detail and then finished it off in an amazingly realistic weathered paint job.  Nice one Rafi.

"crazydon" from the ARC Air Forums is here with some of his photos from the IPMS USA Nationals 2009.  These photos were originally posted on the ARC Air Forums. 

"Chorse6" from the ARC Air Forums is here with some of his photos from the IPMS USA Nationals 2009.  These photos were originally posted on the ARC Air Forums. 

"Lucien Harpress" from the ARC Air Forums is here with some of his photos from the IPMS USA Nationals 2009.  These photos were originally posted on the ARC Air Forums. 

"foxtwo" from the ARC Air Forums is here with some of his photos from the IPMS USA Nationals 2009.  These photos were originally posted on the ARC Air Forums. 

Dave Johnson is here with a review of the 1/48 WW2 German service panel set from PK Tinyland


I have a review of the 1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG 17 (7,92mm) barrels (2pcs) from Master.


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Saturday,    Sept 5  2009 
I'd like to wish a  Happy Birthday to Bob Sanchez over at Twobobs Decals
Friday,   Sept 4  2009

  Swaziland Independence and National Day 

Here's the latest Hot Babe of the Week! photos from TwobobsThese A-10 photos were taken by Wally Van Winkle.

Sláma Karel starts your Friday update with this 1/32 Revell He-162 Salamander.  This very nice looking He-162 includes noseart and a diorama setting complete with pilot figure. 

Mike Maynard has done plenty of scratchbuilding on his award winning 1/48 Monogram USCG PBY.  Mike finished his PBY in US Coast Guard Search and Rescue markings. 

Heico van der Heide is here from The Netherland with this big impressive 1/72 Revell/Monogram German submarine type VII U295.  Heico added full weahtering to add realism to this beautifully done U-Boat. 

Rafael Colindres has been busy making things accurate on his 1/72 Tamiya F51-D Mustang Cavalier FAS 404. Rafael tells the story of his Mustang and the modificatiosn made to create an accurate Mustang from the War of 100 hours.

Dave Johnson is here with a review of the new 1/48 F-16I Sufa Colour Photo Etch from KineticThese are pre-painted and ready to use.  You can buy them at Lucky Model.

I have a review of the new 1/32 Junkers Ju 88 Ammunition Boxes from from QuickBoost.

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Thursday,   Sept 3  2009

  Qatar National Day 

Mark Littrell gets things started today in a  big way...literally.  This is his 1/24 Airfix Bf 109E-3 with added detailing and custom made decals to bring this old lady up to modern standards.....and no doubt about it.........it DOES look good now that Mark has worked his magic. 

Daniele Dotti is here with something you don't see often.  This is his very nicely done 1/72 Hasegawa Mitsubishi J8M1 Shusui complete with tape seatbelts to dress up this Out of the Box Build.  I love the orange colo(u)r.

Michael Katz dressed up his 1/48 LS Yokosuka K5Y Willow trainer in all the important ways.  One very cool feature he scratchbuilt was wood wing struts and propeller.  He then added seatbelts from tape, modified a couple of figures and created a diorama to tell the story.  No doubt about it.....it looks great.

Timothy H. Zarco is here with something a bit different today.  This is his 1/16 Trumpeter Soviet Officer done up with all the wonderful shading that brings figures to life.  Looks excellent Timothy. 

I have a review of the new 1/72 F/A-18F Black Aces 2008-2009 markings from Hobby Decal This decal set gives you the choice of 5 different F/A-18F with the  Black Aces from 2008-2009. 


I have a review of the new 1/48 VMA-225 Jet Aircraft Part 2 decal sheet from Impact Decals.  This new decal sheet ncludes markings for four different aircraft that flew with VMA-225/VMA(AW)-225 Jet Aircraft from 1958 - 1972.


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Wednesday,   Sept 2  2009

  Vietnam Independence Day 

V-J Day  Japan surrenders in Tokyo Harbour

José Miguel starts todays update with his first article on ARC.  This is his excellent looking 1/48 Hasegawa + Condor OA-4AR Fightinhawk.  José used the Condor conversion set to turn his single seat Scooter in to a 2 seater and then he finished it off in markings for the Argentine Air Force. Welcome to ARC José!!!

David Rapasi is here with another of his gems.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair in the home made decals of an Ace.  You have to check out the faded paint and weathering job on this Corsair.  David is a master with an airbrush. 

Serge Dompierre  has done a wonderful job building and finishing his 1/48 Tamiya Meteor F-1.  Serge finished his Meteor in the classic camo as this Meteor appeared in Aug 1944.

Carmel J Attard is here with not just one but two 1/72 Revell / Matchbox Do28.  Carmel includes the history of this plane and then fully explains the building process.  Carmel chose two of the more interesting German paint schemes worn by the D028 

I have a review of the new 1/48 F/A-18D Late Lot Nose w/IFF Ant. from MAW Decals.


Dave Johnson is here with a review of the new 1/48 WW2 Generic German Cockpit set from PK Tinyland


I have a review of the new 1/32 Bf 109E Exhaust resin set from QuickBoost


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Tuesday,    Sept 1  2009

  Libya Independence Day 

  Slovak Republic Constitution Day 

  Uzbekistan National Day 

World War Two begins in Europe - Germany invades Poland (1939)

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has news about the new Buckeye kit and new decal sheets........with piles of images!!!

Arthur Oslizlo is here to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of WW2 with his 1/48 Mirage Hobby PZL P.11c.  This humble little fighter was flown by brave and gallant pilots over the skies of Poland at the beginning of WW2 and it shot down about 100 invading aircraft.  Arthur added detail using Part photo etch and finished it off with Aero Master decals.  Thanks for helping us to remember this important day Arthur.

William Wong has done some added detailing to his 1/72 Hobbyboss SH-60H.  He also used parts from other kits to get his SH-60H Rescue hawk looking just right.  Very nicely done William.

Ermanno Bonafin joins us from Italy with his 1/48 B-25B Mitchell.  Ermanno weathered his B-25 and then finished it in the markings for the plane flown by General James Doolittle on the raid on Tokyo from the deck of the carrier USS Hornet.

Ryan Turgeon has been busy building this attractive looking 1/48 Hasegawa NSAWC F-18A.  Ryan used the Wolfpack Designs resin set to fold the wings and decals from Fightertown Decals 

Here is a product announcement for the 1/32 Chocks for WW2 US Navy Aircraft from Contact Resine.

I have a review of the new 1/48 Bf 109 G5 - G14, K armament set (MG 131 tips) & Pitot Tube from Master


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