Modeling by George Johnson


1/48 Kinetic Su-33

by George Johnson on September 22, 2016 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Well, after 5 months of working on this thing, I finally finished it. This is really a great kit.. The instructions are terrible, but it was still a pleasure to build. I used Mr Paint paints for everything except for […]


Abandoned Su-15 (1/48 Trumpeter Su-15 Flagon-A)

by George Johnson on July 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

I started this model a while back and posted a few work-in-progress articles about the build. The only after-markey I used was a photo-etch seat belt from another model. You can’t really see it through the stained, cracked, and weathered […]


MiG-29UB of the Azerbaijan Air Force

by George Johnson on May 14, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

Here’s my rendition of the a plane that appears to have been sold by the Ukrainian AF to the Azerbaijan AF (as far as I can tell). It’s been stripped of its paint so it looks to be pretty weathered. […]


Mig-23 Part Deux. How to beat a dead horse

by George Johnson on March 4, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Not trying to be repetitive here, but I shot some better photos of my 1/48 Trumpeter Mig-23.


1/48 Trumpeter Mig-23

by George Johnson on March 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

So I have to say that I think I finished the 1/48 Trumpeter Mig-23. I’m pretty happy with it. I touched up a few things, added a little Mig European soil weathering pigment and attached the missiles. This was a […]


1/35 Czech Air Force Mi-24 Attack Helicopter

by George Johnson on January 1, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

I finally finished this thing after four months of working on it almost every night. I used several after-market sets including PE by Eduard and a resin interior kit by Verlinden. In the end, I only used parts of each […]



by George Johnson on December 24, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 23 Comments

Here are a few photos of my work area. It’s not as neat at the moment as these pictures would have you believe.


November “Best of Show” winner

by George Johnson on December 23, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 10 Comments

I want to thank iModeler for such a great prize for winning the November “Best of Show” competition. I really appreciate it very much and am looking forward to building a great rendition of it and posting it on […]


747 and Enterprise Orbiter 1979 ALT version

by George Johnson on November 15, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This is one of those models that I always wanted to build. I found the 1/100th scale Tamiya Orbiter model at a hobby shop in Florida. I ran into the 747 a couple of months later and picked it up […]


1/48th Tamiya Fairey Swordfish with Floats

by George Johnson on November 14, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

I built this little gem many years ago. I painted it with Tamiya and Alclad paints, and Automotive clear coat. I used the salt method after spraying the Alclad, letting it dry, then spraying the clear coat. After I applied […]