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@halvarvonflake Johannes Gerl

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I used to make models in the seventies and eighties driven by perfectionism and ambition on the one hand and very basic skills on the other – a combination ready for tragedy.
My first model was Jacque Cousteau’s Catalina in black – yellow – white, 1/72 from Revel. Still in love with that plane.
After a short renaissance in the mid nineties (F1 race cars and motorbikes), again terribly unsuccessful, I thought I was through with it.
Today in the times of the internet, this hobby has completely changed. You can find inspiration there, advise, feedback, back ground information and this to means that modeling is more fun than ever before.

To all who know me as “Halvar von Flake”: becoming one of the editors of this site, I have eventually changed my name here at iModeler to the real one.

Please Welcome: The GrandRetro

Dear iModelers, are these the newest techniques in weathering? Is this car body pre shaded? Did he use pigments on this engine? Is that a diorama? No, it’s the new site from the team that made iModeler. If you have […]

iModeler Awards – October

It is the first time I am doing the traditional iModeler Awards article and actually, as far as I know, it is the first time that anyone else than Martin does it. I am excited. Let me give you some […]

Year of the Cat: Ducati 916 1/12 Tamiya, Part1

The release of the 916 was a big bang. At the beginning of the 90ies motorbike design was little innovative and gridlocked to a small number of design patterns. After the 916 all was different and over the following years […]

New Collection of iModeler Apparel

After the release of the basic shirt line some weeks ago, we’re proud to present our first collection of iModeler apparel. Never before was it cooler to show that you like modeling and the more I think about it, clothes […]

Model Photography – My Surprising Insight

When I first took the pictures of this Corsair, I was about to leave for the Mosonmagyarovar model show to have her participating in the championship. I got her finished in the very last minute and before I left, I […]

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

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

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

– 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.