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1/48 Monogram / ProModeler B-24 D Liberator “Teggie Ann”

by Louis Gardner on November 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 41 Comments

Here’s another one of my older builds. I am definitely going to have to build a photo light box……… This plane is too big for my current setup, so the quality of photographs are not up to par……………. She has […]

1/48 Revell / Monogram Spitfire Mk.II

by Louis Gardner on November 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Inspired by Dimitry’s beautiful 1/72 Airfix Mk1 early Spitfire, I decided to post up one of mine………. Here’s another “oldie” that I built many years ago. It’s nothing fancy, but it is a Spitfire, and that’s what matters………………. These kits […]

Year of the Cat Group build updates:

by Louis Gardner on November 3, 2017 in News -- 25 Comments

It has been a while since this Group Build was started, back in mid June if memory serves me. It will end in sometime in mid February of 2018 (or thereabouts)………… This GB has been very well received. We have […]

[Updated] How-to on applying WW1 Streaky Camouflage on Fokkers, or “Fokker Streaking” 101

by Louis Gardner on October 10, 2017 in How-to -- 27 Comments

A lot of us have a few World War 1 Fokker planes in our stash. Some of us have been thinking about just how to replicate the often seen Fokker finish………………. Here’s how I did it………………… and it’s not all […]

1/28 Revell Fokker Dr-1 Triplane, Prototype “F-103” as flown by Werner Voss, September 23rd, 1917

by Louis Gardner on October 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 38 Comments

Well it’s done…………… Finally. My original intent was to have the build completed and an article posted here on the Imodeler website by September 23rd, 2017. But Mother Nature with Hurricane Irma, and a few other bumps in life’s road […]

1/48 Monogram P-51D Mustang, “Petie 2nd” Lt. Colonel John Meyer, 352nd Fighter Group, Bodney England 1944

by Louis Gardner on August 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Here’s a short article about a build that I did a long, long time ago…………… This one was special to me, since it was my very first attempt at using Bare Metal Foil if memory serves me correctly. It’s the […]

1/48 Monogram Messerschmitt Me-262 A1a, flown by 1. KG 51, WNr. 111625, “9K + FH”

by Louis Gardner on August 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 45 Comments

This is a golden oldie that I built shortly after my return to the hobby back in the mid to later 1990’s. Back then I didn’t have access to the internet, and I mainly relied on books that I had […]

“Year of the Cat” Group Build, 1/35 Tamiya “Panther” Ausf. D, Sd.Kfz. 171, Kursk summer offensive 1943

by Louis Gardner on July 26, 2017 in Armor -- 17 Comments

Greetings everyone !!!! I finished this one up a few nights ago… when I finished the Russian KV-1 with bolt on applique armor. This Tamiya German “Panther D” tank has a build thread following this link to the “Year of […]

1/35 Tamiya KV-1 Russian tank with Bolt on Armor

by Louis Gardner on July 24, 2017 in Armor -- 14 Comments

This KV-1 was a monster of a tank for it’s time………………. and it caught the Germans by nasty surprise when they first encountered them in combat on the Eastern Front. In fact this tank is probably one of the reasons […]

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N “Too Big – Too Heavy, Short Snorter” 333rd FS / 318st FG, Ie Shima

by Louis Gardner on July 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Having been inspired by Neil Foster’s recent P-47 build (which is excellent), and as a follow up on my last two P-47 postings, as promised, here’s my rendition of the “Pro Modeler” kit. I built this kit when it was […]