Modeling by Bill Koppos


I love a theme….My Hellcat entry

by Bill Koppos on December 4, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Eduard’s 1/48, done right after it’s initial release. Prop and tires were replaced with Hasegawa items, and a true Details cockpit set used. The small decals are also Hasegawa. The finish represents a Lexington fighter flown by an ace from […]


Failed Concept…BP Defiant Airfix 1/48

by Bill Koppos on October 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

It seemed like a good idea at the time. An interceptor fighter with all it’s armament concentrated in a rear-mounted turret, whereby the pilot could concentrate on the maneuvering and the gunner on gunning. The Brits were always concerned with […]


Sharks are everywhere…49FG P-40K

by Bill Koppos on September 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Due to the recent P-40 profile posting I dusted one off. This one was built back when the Hasegawa 1/48 “Special edition” K came out. It’s been shelf sitting with it’s 49er groupmates and has come out for a flight. […]


Tank in the Box….Hobby Boss 1/35 Schneider

by Bill Koppos on September 18, 2016 in Armor -- 13 Comments

Howdy boys and girls it’s been awhile, I have been building, just not a lot of finishing. Got this one done somehow. It’s Hobby Boss’s model of an early “tank”, The French Schneider CA. For history and specs and such, […]


My Prize Easy Eight.

by Bill Koppos on May 1, 2016 in Armor -- 13 Comments

Built exclusively for iModeler because you gave it to me, as award for December’s monthly model. I was never really interested in the late war “Easy Eight” until of course, I saw “Fury”. Then I was turned on to the […]


Saab Story J21 pusher fighter

by Bill Koppos on February 19, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Pilot Replica’s first and only release, a 1/48 Swedish Saab J21 twin-boom pusher. Actually My son Kyle built this one, I be just the poster boy. He reports it to be a pretty good build, complaints being a split wing […]


Mini theme, one of each….

by Bill Koppos on January 30, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 13 Comments

Celebrate diversity,,, Boat (undawatta) car figger tank plane snowspeeder (try to categorize this one). Of course in 4 out of 6 categories I have only one. But I was looking at the new Polar Lights “Wizard of Oz” set but […]


December iModeler prize received

by Bill Koppos on January 25, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 22 Comments

I made real sure to dig a nice clear path through the 24 inches of snow for the mailman for just this occasion. Arriving today was my selected kit for the December awards, Tamiya’s new M4E8 Sherman. Having recently seen […]


China bird…The last biplane Hawk

by Bill Koppos on January 20, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

The Osprey “Aircraft of the aces” series of booklets has caused me lots of inspiration (and work) over the years, and the new release #126 “Aces of the Republic of China Airforce” is the latest. For years I intended to […]


All the other kids are doing it…my 2015’s

by Bill Koppos on January 9, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 10 Comments

Not many, just not as much energy last year. But I seem to have had a resurgence at year’s close, so….Several cool new kits were released toward the second half of 2015 which helped…I would call Tamiya’s Somua “kit of […]