Modeling by Scott Nelson


Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter

by Scott Nelson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I was going through my posts here on iModeler and realized I never posted about my first build in 2016! During construction I cracked the gunner position canopy. I was able to continue building the kit since the canopy could […]


Just Under the Wire

by Scott Nelson on December 31, 2016 in Armor -- 13 Comments

My last completed kit for 2016, making it 13 finished models for the year. That’s the most I’ve completed in a year for many, many years. I present the Tamiya 1/48 JGSDF Type 10 Tank. As I and many others […]


Airfix Spitfire F Mk. 22

by Scott Nelson on December 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Here’s my version of the Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 22. For this project I wanted to go for a pristine post-war finish so I did very little weathering. I also used the AK Xtreme Metal polished Aluminum. I […]


A Nice Pair of Juuu… Thunderbolts.

by Scott Nelson on November 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

I’ve read a number of good reviews of the Platz 1/144 kits and at a recent contest I ran across a good deal at a vendor table so I decided to give one a try. In the box you get […]


Blue Tube Attack Sub

by Scott Nelson on October 16, 2016 in How-to -- 12 Comments

This year I decided to start up a model club at my school. With the help of a local hobby shop and modeler who was selling off his collection of unbuilt kits, I was able to get enough stuff together […]


Heavy Metal Car

by Scott Nelson on October 5, 2016 in Armor -- 22 Comments

I couldn’t let my friend Dennis’s 1/48 Tamiya armor kit go in answered. Here’s my latest kit in quarter inch scale, the Tamiya Sd.Kfz.232. As Dennis has said numerous times, these kits go together fast with very little cleanup or […]


My Shiny Bearcat/Model Number Eight for the Year

by Scott Nelson on September 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

This is the Academy 1/48 Bearcat. Apparently it is also the Hobbycraft Bearcat. I’ve read reviews that say the cowl is misshapen and the wheel well detail may be spurious among other issues. However, I found the kit to look […]


Prize Arrives!

by Scott Nelson on September 25, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

My random award winner kit from iModeler arrived yesterday. Now, do I build it as a PR XIX or convert it to a mk. XIV? Again, thank you iModeler for the recognition and the model!


Aussie Eight

by Scott Nelson on August 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

When I saw the Eduard Spitfire Mk. IX my friend Dennis Meyers was in the process of making some months ago (which you can find here on iModeler), I knew I had to pull my Mk. VIII off the shelf […]


The Hun is Done

by Scott Nelson on August 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is the Trumpeter F-100D in 1/72 scale. Completed model number six for the year. I started this one in March completing about 85% of the model when a few problems with kit frustrated me to the point of putting […]