Modeling by Johannes Gerl

Su-22 Reference Material

Dear iModelers, as recently mentioned in the iModeler newsletter, two new releases of the Sukhoi Su-17/22 rock the boat in 2017. One from Kittyhawk, as usually highly disputed, and one from Hobbyboss. Building this bird, the modeller has a huge […]

Workshop, one more

Though there is an extremely promising article from Christian to read, I’m first following in George’s footsteps and here comes my workshop. It’s much smaller (things are always bigger in America). I do all the painting on the work desk, […]

AMK 1/48th MIG-31, Part 2

by Johannes Gerl on March 31, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Starting from Decaling and Weathering This build was a premiere for me in two respects. I used Mr. Paint products for the first time extensively and the stenciling was done with a novel kind of decals from the Czech […]

AMK 1/48th MIG-31, Part 1

by Johannes Gerl on March 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Inspired by Boris’ magnificent two-parted building report of Airfix’ P-40 here on iModeler some weeks ago, I’m following in his footsteps and give the same concept a try with my recent MIG-31 project. Please see part one here, part two […]

Nürnberg Spielwarenmesse, My Personal Highlights

by Johannes Gerl on February 6, 2017 in Show Reports -- 16 Comments

– Tamiya is back in 1:6 motorbikes and brings a 1:48 Kawasaki Hien in 32nd detailing. – A new (to my ears) manufacturer from Ukraine named ICM shows a very impressive Mig-25 – Ebro’s 1:20 Lotus 49.

Live from Telford: Highlights of the Contest

by Johannes Gerl on November 13, 2016 in Show Reports -- 7 Comments

This is my final article form Telford 2016: my personal highlights of the competition.

Live from Telford: Copper State Models

by Johannes Gerl on November 13, 2016 in Show Reports -- 2 Comments

My personal Telford highlight, part 3: Copper State Models. The company today located in Latvia has its roots in the US as a producer of resin figures. They are now extending their product range to Great War fighters in 1/48 […]

Live from Telford: Gaspatch’s 1/48 Henschel 123

by Johannes Gerl on November 12, 2016 in Show Reports -- 4 Comments

My second personal Telford highlight: Gaspatch’s 1/48 Henschel 123. There are not many manufacturers who have picked up this rare subject before and now the ultimate kit seems to arrive for Christmas 2016. The test shots of the German dive […]

Live from Telford: Zoukei Mura’s 1/48 Phantom.

by Johannes Gerl on November 12, 2016 in Show Reports -- 6 Comments

My personal Telford Highlights, Part 1: Zoukei Mura’s 1/48 Phantom. Very nice surface detail, crisp panel lines, very high level of detail at every part you look at. Obviously ZM this time have given up on their strategy to show […]

Reference For Your 300 SL Project

by Johannes Gerl on September 10, 2016 in Photo Collections -- 8 Comments

Guys, some of you may contemplate about building Tamiya’s new Mercedes 300 SL like Jack and George already did. Back to the classics – part 2 Back to The Classics I found this magnificent car today at the Schlumpf Museum […]