Tuesday,    Aug 31  2010

  Malaysia National Day 

  Trinidad and Tobago National Day 

Thomas Ng gets this massive update started with his Malaysian 1/48 Monogram F-5F.  Thomas rescribed his F-5 and did some improving on the intakes.  This one was built for a group built and is a great start for this update.

Landyshah joins us toiday to mark the Malaysia National Day with a very detailed looking 1/32 Matchbox/Revell Seafire FR47.  This particular Fleet Air Arm Seafire has a connection to Malaysia as you will read in the article and this Seafire has been heavily reworked with scratchbuilt and aftermarket detail items.  

Niezam Y joins us on this special Malaysian holiday with a "What If" 1/72 Italeri Boeing X-32 JSF RMAF.  This X-32 has preshading and weathering and some cool looking Cobra artwork on the side of the intake. 

Fernan de Gannes is here from Trinidad with his stunning 1/48 Monogram F-100D.  Fernan reworked this older kit by rescribing it and using aftermarket details and scratchbuilt detailing to improve this wonderful old kit.  Then Fernan gave it a stunning baremetal finish. 

KH Lee is here with a very cool looking 1/72 Kitech DHC-4 Caribou.  The prop blades are made from scratch and the Malaysian decals are also homemade.  Wow I love the look of this Caribou.

Nazaruddin "Dremel" Hashim has done a marvelous job building and finishing his 1/32 Hasegawa RF-5E.  This F-5 was built for a very lucky friend and wears Malaysian markings.

Brian "Mr B" Param is here with the first of 3 articles for the Malaysian National Day.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa S-61 A NURI using Belcher Bits detail items and custom made decals of Malaysian markings.

Fernan de Gannes is here with a very nicely detailed 1/48 Monogram A-6E Intruder.  Fernan added a Verlinden cockpit and rescribed the panel lines on his  Intruder before reworking some of the smaller details before giving his jet the multi-shade paint job that is so common on USN jets.

Brian "Mr B" Param is here with sharp looking 1/48 Italeri Harvard.  This particular Harvard is wearing New Zealand markings as it appeared when Brian's Dad flew it for flight training.  Definitely a good looking Harvard.

Thomas Ng is back again to mark the Malaysian National Day with his flawless looking 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18D.  Thomas finished his Hornet in TUDM markings.

KH Lee has added quite a bit of scratchbuilt details to this 1/72 Hobbyboss Mi-17.  The paint scheme on this colourful Malaysian Mi-17 looks excellent as does all the extra detailing. 

Fernan de Gannes has done an impressive job on his 1/48 Bronco MQ-1 Predator.  Fernan explains in his article for of the things to look out for when building this kit.  The finished model has a weapons load.

Brian "Mr B" Param has been busy adding extra detailing and custom details to his 1/48 Belcher Bits –Tutor Done as a Tebuan CL-41G.  This is a resin kit and Brian scratchbuilt some details to make the Malaysian version of this aircraft.  Well done Brian.

Thomas Ng had an enjoyable time building his very attractive 1/72 Matchbox Wessex HAS.1.  Thomas chose to build his Wessex as a Royal Navy bird that saw action in Borneo during Ops Confrontation in the 60's,

Fernan de Gannes did quite a bit of extra work on his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4G Wild Weasel.  Fernan dropped the flaps, used detail items from Aires and Eduard and then scratchbuilt extra details to create this great looking Phantom.

Nazaruddin "Dremel" Hashim is here with his heavily reworked 1/48 Hasegawa S-61 A NURI.  This chopper has plenty of  scratchbuilt detailing including a scratchbuilt interior.  Enjoy the photos.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/48 Pacific Airfield from Masterpiece Models and available from Hobby Link Japan


Here is a product article for the 1/48 F-100C/D Super Sabre wheel bay set from Aires.

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Monday,    Aug 30  2010

  Turkey Victory Day 

  Kyrgyz Republic National Day 

Kazım GÜRHAN begins today with his article for the Turkish Holiday with his very detailed 1/32 Hasegawa F-104S in Turkish Air Force markings.  Kazım did quite a few modifications and detailing to improve his F-104S with amazing results.

Zafer Yilmaz is here to honour the Victory Day in Turkey with his fantastic looking 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb.  Zafer added plenty of aftermarket detail that included Eduard's colored seat belts, Quickboost resin exhausts and Colorado-carpena decals and then finished his Spitfire in US markings.  The cockpit is stunning.

Zafer Yilmaz is here from Turkey with his second article for the Turkish Victory Day Holiday.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Mirage F-1 finished in a very attractive desert camo scheme. 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/48 Eduard Fw190 D-11/D-13 Dual Combo which is available from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 54mm (1/32) RAF Fighter Pilot Mid-Late War 1943-45 from Ultracast.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Arado Ar 196 Exhaust from QuickBoost

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Sunday,   Aug 29  2010

  Slovakia National Day 

Saturday,    Aug 28  2010

  Polish (Military) Aviation Day 

Aleksander Górski is here from Poland to honour the Polish (Military) Aviation Day with his 1/48 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa.  This RAF Spitfire was flown by a Polish pilot during WW2.  Aleksander did a fantastic job on the painting and weathering and most of the markings are masked and painted.

Friday,   Aug 27  2010

  Moldova National Day 

Pablo Angel Herrera joins us from Guatemala with his beautifully  done /72 Hasegawa Heinkel 111 H.  Pablo darkened the panel lines and used aftermarket decals with artwork for the markings for KG.27. 

Oishi is here with a fully detailed 1/48 Eduard FW-190A diorama.  Oishi built his 190 out of the box, but it is a fully loaded kit, so it comes with plenty of detail as you will see in the photos.  Oishi took it one step further and displayed his Fw-190 in a striking diorama complete with figures.  Very nice indeed.

Edward Boyd is here with something you don't see very often.  This is his flawless looking 1/72 Revell Yak-38.  Edward used a combination of decals to create this particular Yak-38.  I love the look of Edward's  finished model. 

Armin KNES has been busy adding detail to his awesome looking 1/48 Alanger Yak-7B diorama.  Armin added detail to the cockpit, the gear bay doors, the cooling units and some surface parts and then put it all together into a diorama.

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 AV-8B Gunship Harriers decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  Marking options for up to five aircraft with enough data stencils for one complete jet from VMA-214 and VMA-223. the signature jet on this sheet is a special scheme from the Blacksheep of VMA-214.

Nick Moore is here with a product article for the 1/48 Northrop F-5E Tiger II from AFV and available from and available from and available from HobbyLink Japan.


Here is a product article for the new 1/48 P-47 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 5 different P-61 Black Widows with sexy noseart. 

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX Exhaust - Round from QuickBoost.

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Thursday,   Aug 26  2010 
David Rapasi gets thing started today in fine fashion.  This is his modified 1/48 Tamiya FW190-D9.  Dave modified the kit tail into a Ta 152 tail assembly and finished it off to his usual high standard of painting and weathering then used homemade decals for the markings. 

Dragan Cvetic joins us with his excellent looking 1/72 Condor MiG-21 bis that was built for a Group build here on ARC.  Dragan added scratchbuilt details to a few places on his MiG-21 and finished in the camo and markings for a  bird.  

Carmel J Attard is here with not one but two 1/72 Italeri Spitfire V flown by  George F Beurling and JF McElroy.  Carmel tells the heroic tale of George F Beurling and his flying career including his time defending Malta which made him legendary.  Carmel also tells the story of building his excellent looking 1/72 Italeri Spitfire V.  

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 AV-8B Yuma Nightmares decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/32 A5M2b Claude 'Over China' from Special Hobby  from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak cockpit set from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-38 Lightning Seats without Harness from Ultracast.

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Wednesday,   Aug 25  2010

  Uruguay Independence Day 

Artur Oslizlo gets things started today with his 1/48 Airfix BAe Hawk Mk.64. Artur did some excellent extra detailing with the addition of CMK cockpit and wheel bays sets.  The finished models has a lovely level of detail and looks great in the desert camo.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his gorgeous looking 1/48 Hasegawa Ju 87B-1 "Desert Stuka".  Rafi added Quickboost landing gear and then finished his in a very complicated desert camo that I'm sure took quite a while to complete.

Burt Gustafson is here with a special treat for you today.  This is his eye catching 1/48 Italeri F-86F "Skyblazers".  Burt gave his Sabre a multi-shaded bare metal finish before adding all the huge colorful "Skyblazers" decals.  I am impressed Burt got all those decals in place without ruining any of them......that takes patience and skill. 

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F-15A/B Candy Cane Eagles decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

Nick Moore is here with a product article for the Specialty Press book titled Boeing’s B-47 Stratojet by Alwyn T. Lloyd and available from Hobby Link Japan.

Here is a product article for the new  1/48 P-47 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 A-4B-J Skyhawk Refueling Probe from QuickBoost.

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Tuesday,    Aug 24  2010

  Ukraine National Day 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs.  With football season right around the corner, this week's Hot Babe of the Week is pretty topical I think! Right-click, enjoy!    Bob


Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with today's first model.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter in the markings for the 1967 Golden Centennaires to celebrate Canada's 100th birthday.  These markings are from Leading Edge Models.

Axel Grundmann has done an exceptionally fine job on his 1/48 Trumpeter C-47.  Axel shows the whole interior which he has added interior lighting to before giving his C-47 panel line shading and the camo and markings of the South African Air Force.

Edward Boyd is here with his sharp looking and colorful 1/72 Heller Humbrol F-94.  Edward tells the story of the inspiration he received long ago to build his F-94.  Beautifully done Edward. 

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/32 Famous Pilots of World War Two (Kit 1) from Master Box and available from Hobby Link Japan

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

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Ki-61 Hein Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

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Monday,    Aug 23  2010
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has some previews of the new F-16 Diana decals with the sexy tailart that are in the works.  Gotta' love the tailart on this one.  Plus he has news on the new F-4 stencil data sheet.  Only 15 T-2 Buckeye kits left. The Naval Trainer version has been sold out for a little while now, but there are 15 of the 75th Anniversary of Naval Aviation kits still available.

Eric BADE did a beautiful job building and weathering his 1/72 Tamiya Focke Wulf FW 190D-9 - Blue 12.  Eric has captured the look perfectly of the real plane with his Fw-190 and I quite enjoyed seeing his photos and reading his article.. 

Juan Manuel Valea joins us from Argentina with his stunning 1/72 Matchbox Bae Hawk finished in Finnish markings.  Juan scratchbuilt a cockpit, added a  pilot along with other detailing to his Hawk and then chose a very attractive camo scheme for his jet trainer.  Very nicely done indeed.

Gabriel Stern is here today with another of his scratchbuilt wonders.  This is his Scratch-built 1/72 Hosler Fury racer with all the wonderful photos that show how he scratchbuilt his model as well as photos of the finished models in it's bright red racing paint work. 

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 P-47 decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis new decal sheet includes markings for 5 different P-47 Thunderbolts.....some with sexy noseart and even one with partial D-Day stripes.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Bf-109G-10/K Stabilizer set from QuickBoost.

1/72 de Haviland Vampire Mk 6 Swiss AF from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.

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Sunday,   Aug 22  2010 
I'd like to send out birthday greetings to Chris Hughes....have a good one Chris.
Friday,   Aug 20  2010

 Hungary National Day 

Stephen Szrna starts today with his exceptionally nice 1/48 Tamiya F-117A.  Stephen used detail sets from CMK and Eduard and then finished off his Nighthawk with decals from Twobobs.  This F-117A is a beauty. 

Armin KNES did a beautiful job building and finishing his 1/48 Alanger Yak-7V.  Armin added extra detailing, dropped the flaps and did some paint chipping for a more realistic look with very good results. 

Géza "G'cart" Szekér joins us from Hungary with this Tiger scheme 1/72 Heller Fouga Magister CM.170.   This particular plane participated in Riat 91 and some of the markings were custom made.  Tiger scheme aircraft always look good and this is beautiful looking. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-15A Candy Cane Eagles decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.  There are enough markings on this sheet for one complete jet with options for the aircraft while it was with three different squadrons.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-47 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 5 different P-47 Thunderbolts.....some with sexy noseart.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the new 1/32  IJA Ground Crew with 40mm Ammo by Wolfpack and available from Hobby Link Japan


Jael aKa Neo is here with a product article for the new 1/32 F-16 Detail set from Verlinden.


I have a product article for the new 1/48 Mosquito Exhaust from QuickBoost

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Thursday,   Aug 19  2010

Dieppe Raid 1942

David Walker has been busy adding plenty of detail and getting everything looking perfect on his 1/48 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki.61-I Hei Hein ( Tony ).  David added plenty of aftermarket detail items, but it was his skill as a modeller that pulled this project together. 

Kees Kuyper joins us with one of his "what-if" models.  This is The Jet-Dakota which is fitted with a Canberra wing and jet engines.  This one looks quite believable...which is pretty cool to see. 

Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) had a grand time building his excellent looking 1/72 Tamiya P-47 D 28-RE "Eileen".  Jerry added photo etch seatbelts and aftermarket decals to improve his P-47.  This particular P-47 was based at Duxford. 

Here is  a product article for the new 1/48 F-5E Alconbury Gomers #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 BAE Lightning F.3/F.6 exhaust nozzles from Aires.


Nick Moore is here with a product article for the new 1/72 Messerschmitt Me P.1099B Heavy Armour Schwerer Jager from Revell from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Canberra Landing Gear (A) from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


I have a product article for the new 1/35 UH-1 left and right side 1/2 full fuel bladders from Werner's Wings.


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Wednesday,   Aug 18  2010

  Afghanistan Independence Day 

Carmel J Attard starts today's update with his perfect looking 1/72 Pavla Models Fiat CR 42 FALCO.  This is a multi-media kit and Carmel built it to his usual high quality.  I love the camo scheme.

Dragan Cvetic has done an outstanding job building and detailing his 1/72 Mastercraft SU-22 M4.  Dragan Cvetic did some excellent scratchbuilding on the cockpit and the wheelwells on his SU-22.  Very nice indeed.   

Peter Ermel is back today with another of his blue nosed Mustangs.  This is his beautifully done 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang.  Peter gave his Mustang a bare metal finish and chose the markings for "Princess ELIZABETH" was flown by Ace Lt William T Whisner. 

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 F-5E Alconbury Gomers #1 decal sheet from TwobobsFive complete aircraft marking options for these F-5E aggressors from Alconbury. These have never been captured in decal form!

Here is a product article for the new 1/48 P-47 decal sheet from Zotz Decals.  This new decal sheet includes markings for 5 different P-47 Thunderbolts....all with sexy noseart.  

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/48 A6M2-K BIG ED PE Set from Eduard and available from Hobby Link Japan.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX Exhaust - Fishtail from QuickBoost.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.Mk.2B model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.

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Tuesday,    Aug 17  2010

  Gabon Independence Day 

  Indonesia Independence Day 

Alex Sidharta and many modellers from Indonesia join us on the Indonesia Independence Day with their article that is titled A Piece of History: Indonesian Air Force Aviation 1945 – today.  This article include s a massive selection of models built by the very talented modellers in Indonesia. 

Artur Oslizlo has done a beautiful job painting and weathering his 1/48 Eduard Hellcat Mk.I. This is a British Hellcat Mk.I from HMS "Emperor" and Artur added further detail with the Aires cockpit set and resin Vector engine, but it is Artur's skill as a modeller that makes this Hellcat look so good..

Burt Gustafson had a good time building his sharp looking 1/48 Hobby Boss A-7A Corsair II.  Burt built this one mostly OOB with the added addition of some seatbelts to dress up the cockpit.  No doubt about it....this is a  good looking Corsair II. 

Nick Moore is here with a product article for the 1/48 Su-22/Su-17M3 Fitter Limited Edition from Eduard and available from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-100C Super Sabre cockpit set from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-38 Lightning Seats with Standard American Harness from Ultracast.

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Monday,    Aug 16  2010
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  The new  Hellenic Falcons and the Candy Cane Eagles are selling fast.....get them while you can.  Also Bob has new images of the F-4C/D/E Data Stencil sheets that are coming soon. 

Brad Perek is here with his first model on ARC and what a cool diorama it is.  This is his 1/32 "A Bad Day At The Office" diorama.  Brad was kind enough to provide info in his article how he managed to pull off such a  realistic looking scene.  This is an amazing diorama that tells quite the story.  Beautiful job Brad....I look forward to seeing more of your work on ARC in the future.....welcome to ARC!!! 

David Rapasi is here with some pics of his beautifully faded 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair.  This Corsair served in the hot sun of the South Pacific during WW2, so Dave's faded paint job looks perfect for the operating conditions of this aircraft. 

Shawn phantom Weiler is here with his latest Phantom from an ARC groupbuild.  This is his sharp looking 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom, #125 with intake covers from Two Mikes resin and finished off in special Turkish markings from Two Bobs decals

Here is a first look at a new 1/48 P-47 decal sheet from Zotz DecalsThis sheets features a choice of 5 different planes in 7 different paint schemes....all with noseart.....some with sexy noseart.

Dave Johnson is here with a product article for the 1/32 Nakajima Ki-44- Shoki (Tojo) Prototype ‘47th Impendent Flight Company’ from Hasgawa.  This kit is available from Hobby Link Japan.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 A6M2/5 Zero Pitot Tube from QuickBoost.


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Sunday,   Aug 15  2010

  India Independence Day 

  Congo National Day 

  Republic of Korea National Day 

Lee, Seok Joo is here on the Republic of Korea National Day with his fantastic looking 1/48 Kinetic EA-6B Prowler.  Seok Joo added an Aires cockpit set and finished his prowler as a  Grey wolves Prowler at Bagram AB with folded wings, weathering and a great looking camo scheme. 

Saturday,    Aug 14  2010

  Pakistan Independence Day 

Friday,   Aug 13  2010 
Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) had a grand and enjoyable time building his 1/72 Tamiya FW 190A-3.  Jerry chose to finish his Fw-190 in the markings and camo for a fighter as it appeared on the Russian front in the winter.  I love it.  

Eric BADE is here with an information packed article devoted to 1/72 F-16's.  Eric built the 1/72 Hasegawa F-16C Fighting Falcon with plenty of extra work and added detailing including an Aires cockpit.  The finished model is exceptional looking. 

Gabriel Stern is now being challenged by his friends to build difficult kits.  Today he's here with his 1/72 Vacuformed Airframe Gee Be R-1 racer that was built in fine style that Gabriel details in his article.  A great looking model and an enjoyable read. 

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-5E PACAF Gomers #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 Ju 87D-5N Night Exhaust - Type C from QuickBoost.

Hal Marshman Sr  is here with a  product article for the The Lent Papers book from Cerberus Publishing, Ltd.

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Thursday,   Aug 12  2010 
Rafi Ben-Shahar fires up today's update with his 1/48 Hasegawa F1M2 "Pete".  Rafi gave his "Pete" the fiull weathering job that included chipped paint.....it really does look amazing.

Raphael Val Golez from IPMS BAC - Philippines with his 1/144 Revell Philippine Airlines A320.  Raphael did some extra detailing and added a custom built in-flight display stand to give his airliner a more realistic look.

Peter Ermel has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/24 Airfix P-51D.  Pete has a passion for the Blue Nosed Mustang and this one is finished in the markings of the famous Mustang  "Petite 3rd" was flown by Lt Col Meyer with the 487th FS.  Beautiful job Pete.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-5E PACAF Gomers #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 BAE Lightning wheel bay set from Aires.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 P-47D Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.

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Wednesday,   Aug 11  2010

  Chad Independence Day 

Phillip Steele has done some very fine work on his 1/72 Frog P2V-7 Neptune.  This kit was warped and not the best fitting kit, but that didn't stop Phillip from getting her built and adding aftermarket decals to create his Canadian Neptune. 

Paolo De Sanctis joins us today with a model he built long ago and then rebuilt.  This is his 1/72 Airfix P.47 Thunderbolt that now has a scratchbuilt cockpit and weathering and a pilot as it was rebuilt as an  in-flight model.  Paolo's P-47 came out looking excellent.

Stephen Szrna is here to WOW you with his spectacular 1/48 Hasegawa F-22.  Stephen added quite a few aftermarket detail items to his F-22, but it was his skill as a modeller and his skill at painting that pulled this beautiful project together into this stunning F-22 model.  Enjoy!!! 

1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #4 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics This sheet includes 5 different F-5E and  you get enough markings to build all 5 aircraft.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 A-1 Skyraider Exhaust from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-38 Lightning Covered Wheels with Diamond tread pattern from Ultracast.


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Tuesday,    Aug 10  2010

 Ecuador Independence Day 

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs is courtesy of a frequent contributor to Twobobs, Ken Middleton. Ken is a true friend of ours and does a lot behind the scenes to promote and support the military. Kudos to Ken for the pics and the support he and his company provides to the USAF!  Bob


Terry Chan has done an exceptional job super detailing and weathering his 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D Tomcat.  Terry added quite a few aftermarket detail items that weren't designed to fit this kit and then he also scratchbuilt more details to make his Tomcat as detailed as he could.  The finished model is a beauty.

Duncan is here with another article in his series devoted to the movie The Final Countdown.  This is his The Final Countdown Gatsby flattop cruiser.  This boat is scratchbuilt with custom made decals.....it was a great movie and I'm enjoying watching each part of this project come together. 

Dragan Cvetic has done a wonderful job detailing, finishing and weathering his 1/72 ZTS Plastyk MiG-17PF. Dragan scratchbuilt quite a few details in his MiG before finishing it off with chipped paint and weathering and Syrian Air Force markings.

Carmel J Attard is here with not one but two 1/72 Novo Fairey Barracuda.  Carmel devoted quite a bit of effort to adding scratchbuilt detail to these older kits and his skilled effort really paid off as you'll see when yuo read his article and admire his photos.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-14B/D Tomcat exhaust nozzles from Aires.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 De Havilland Vampire F.30 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


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Monday,    Aug 9  2010

 Singapore National Day 

 Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM 
Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  The 10% off sale was a big success and the Twobobs Navy version of the T-2 Buckeye kit is sold out!!!  Bob still has about 25 of the T-2 Buckeye 75th Anniversary editions left.  Bob also has some news about the 48th scale Skyblazers, Harriers and F-5 sheets

Mark Chen is here to celebrate the Singapore National Day with his excellent looking 1/48 AFV Club Northrop F-5E Tiger II.  Mark finished his F-5 in Republic of Singapore Air Force markings and also dressed up the cockpit with an AMS resin seat.  Mark found the AFV F-5 kit to be a very good kit.  Looks great Mark.

Leslie Choy is here with his model to honour the Singapore National Day and what a great model it is.  This is his flawless looking 1/48 Academy F-15SG with a  full weapons load and finished in Republic of Singapore Air Force markings using decals from Scale Nutz I love how this F-15SG looks Leslie. 

Artur Oslizlo did a truly beautiful job building, detailing and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.  Artur finished his Hurricane in the markings for a  Hurricane in one of the Polish Squadrons in the  RAF.

Dean Reynolds is here with a  product article for the MPM 1/72 Douglas Boston Mk.III model kit.  This kit includes RAF and RAAF markings and is available from HobbyLink Japan

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Ju 87D/G Control Sticks from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/35 UH-1 left side 3/4 Full Fuel Bladder from Werner's Wings.


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Saturday,    Aug 7  2010

  Cote d'lvoire National Day 

Friday,   Aug 6  2010

  Bolivia Independence Day 

  Jamaica National Day 

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM 

Twobobs is having a 10% off sale on their entire website for all the folks stuck at home and unable to attend the US nationals.

Gabriel Stern has done an exceptional job on his Scratch-built 1/72 Burgess Gordon Bennett Cup Defender.  This little racer from 1912 is quite the interesting aircraft as it is a mono-plane but it also uses the wing warping flight controls as was used on the Wright Flyer.  Gabriel tells the full story in his colorful and amusing story.  What a perfect way to end the work week. 

Peter Doll is here with another of his colourful masterpeices.  This is Peter's 1/48 Monogram / Cutting Edge F-100 C Super Sabre in the colourful markings for a WW2 American Ace.  Peter has mastered using kitchen aluminium foil for his bare metal aircraft and he always uses very attractive and unique markings.  I have admired his models for years.  

David Rapasi has done a gorgeous job finishing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya P 51-B Mustang.  This is an early Mustang and Dave gave it a bare metal finish before a very gentle application of weathering.  I love the look of this one.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #3 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsThis sheet includes 5 different F-5E in the Frog/Snake/Flogger/New Lizard/VNAF camo schemes and enough markings to build all 5 aircraft.

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

I have a product article for the new B-17G Flying Fortress in Israeli Air Force Service 1948-1957 book from White Crow Publications.

Here is a product article for the new 1/72 Bristol Sycamore HR.14/Mk.52 model kit from Czech Master Resin - CMR Models.


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Thursday,   Aug 5  2010

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Artur Domanski starts today with his beautifully finished 1/24 Trumpeter Hawker Hurricane Mk. I.  This Hurricane is finished in the markings of Polish 303 Sqdn during the BoB. Artur's careful attention to detail can be seen in every area of his Hurricane. 

El Rey has done an outstanding job on the baremetal finish on his 1/77 Revell-Lodela F-89D Scorpion.  El Rey then mounted it on a base with a real Scorpion for added effect.  I love every part of this Scorpion model and display.   

Jerry Hawhee (Old Blind Dog) is here with two of my favorites......a Luftwaffe plane from the Russian front and a plane on floats.  These are his 1/144 Eduard JU-52 M/3 Tante Ju finished up beautifully.  As I read his article about all the little things that go wrong during a build........I could only nod my head in agreement as I related to every word.  Nicely done Jerry.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #2 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation GraphicsYou get enough markings for 5 different Aggressor aircraft.

I have a product article for the new 1/35 UH-1 left side Full Fuel Bladder from from from Werner's Wings.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Martin Baker Mk.4-CA-2 ejection seat from Aires for the BAE Lightning.

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Wednesday,   Aug 4  2010

  Burkina Faso National Day 

Twobobs is having a 10% off sale on their entire website for all the folks stuck at home and unable to attend the US nationals.

Francisco José Cartas has done an outstanding job on his 1/48 Academy P-47D.  Francisco used Eduard Photo etch to add further detail before finishing off his P-47 with aftermarket decals.  I love the fading and weathering on this Jug. 

Manuel Negri has done every perfectly on his 1/32 Tamiya F-16.  This is an Aviano F-16 complete with just the perfect amount of weathering and panel line shading to bring his F-16 to life.  I love the way it looks. 

RaidenJack (Udo Teuteberg) is here with a pair of Fw-190's.  These are his 1/48 Tamiya FW-190 A3 and A8, both built mostly from the box with exceptionally well done painting and weathering.  It doesn't get any better than this. 

I have a product article for the new1/48 F-5E Nellis Gomers #1 decal sheet from Twobobs Aviation Graphics.


Hal Marshman Sr is here with a  product article for the "The Wolf" published by Free Press.

I have a product article for the new1/48 Fw 190 Flaps from QuickBoost.

I have a product article for the new 1/32 Canadian Armed Forces T-33 decal sheet from Leading Edge ModelsThis decal sheet is also available in 1/72 and 1/32.

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Tuesday,    Aug 3  2010 
Didn't add the correct links for the Twobobs newsletter yesterday.......so here it is again....with the correct links.
This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has big news about the latest releases......WOW...aggressor F-5 aircraft galore, USMC Harriers, Greek F-16's and Candy cane F-15's!!!  Sadly Bob won't be able to attend the USA Nats due to other commitments, but Twomikes will be selling Twobobs products at the Nats, so drop by and see Mike.

Hot Babe of the Week!  this week  from Twobobs up and it's a topical one given the Candy Cane sheets that we've just released. You can thank Jim Rotramel for this weeks group of shots. Jim provided us with all of our references on these markings as well as the Ferris schemes that are a part of the 48-221 sheet. Good stuff Jim as always.  Bob


Dominique DUBUSSE joins us from Normandy, France with a very nicely done 1/48 ICM Spitfire IX & XVI.  Dominique did some extra work on this Spitfire to improve the look of the finished model and I must say I do like the way it  looks.

Hornet_72 has done an exceptionally fine job finishing and weathering this 1/48 Trumpeter F100-C Tuy Hoa.  This F-100 is finished in SEA camo as it appeared in Vietnam.

Blackheart – 1Malaysia has been very bust crating this Scratch built 1/35 PACV.  Wow.....sit back and enjoy the photos and ponder the work involved to create a Scratch built model of this high quality.  

I have a product article for the new 1/72 F-4E, F, G, J, S Phantom II exhaust nozzles from Aires.

Arnaud Bizard is here with a product article for the 1/72 Hasegawa J-35Ö Draken 'Austrian AF Farewell special' model kit.  This kit includes some great markings.

I have a product article for the new 1/48 P-38 Lightning Wheels Block Tread Tires from Ultracast.

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Monday,    Aug  2  2010

  Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day 

This weeks Twobobs Newsletter is up.  Bob has big news about the latest releases......WOW...aggressor F-5 aircraft galore, USMC Harriers, Greek F-16's and Candy cane F-15's!!!  Sadly Bob won't be able to attend the USA Nats due to other commitments, but Twomikes will be selling Twobobs products at the Nats, so drop by and see Mike.

Dragan Cvetic is here to mark the Macedonia  National Day (also known as the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day) with his 1/48 Revell/Monogram MI-24V.  Dragan rescribed the panel lines, added scratchbuilt details to the cockpit and finished it off with home made decals for the Macedonian Air Force

Tuan Tonthat was kind enough to share so photos of the exceptional models on display at the recent VNAF MAC 5th Exhibition that was held in Westminster California, USA. Thanks for sharing....looks like it was a great show. 

Arnaud Bizard has been very busy getting everything perfect on his 1/72 Hasegawa Early Tomcat.  Arnaud  used Aires open  exhaust nozzles and added plenty of scratchbuilt detailing to the landing gear bays and the Vulcan gun bay.  I love the look of this early Tomcat.

José Luis Hernández Márquez is here witha  very unique 1/48 Tamiya Dornier Do-355A Pfeil.  This particular Do-335 was captured 6 days after it was built and it never flew.  José built it OOB except for some added detailing in the cockpit.  I really do like the job he did on his Do-355A Pfeil, especially the cockpit.

I have a product article for the new 1/72 Ju 87D-5N Night Exhaust - Type C from QuickBoost.


Radek Lhotsky joins us today with a product article for the new Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki Book from REVI Publications.


I have a product article for the new 1/32 Hawker Hunter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


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Sunday,   Aug 1  2010

  Benin Independence Day 

  Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation