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Let’s Talk About Weathering.

by Boris Rakic on October 3, 2017 in Photo Collections -- 10 Comments

Last weekend I had the chance to take a closer look at the preparations for a military parade. My hometown is the location of world’s oldest military academy, and every year in September a new batch of officers gets commissioned […]

The iModeler Store has Landed!

by Boris Rakic on October 1, 2017 in News -- 23 Comments

Dear all, Some time ago we announced that iModeler would become a startup company, and your incredibly positive reactions included calls for T-Shirts and other garment. Well, a couple of weeks have passed since, weeks we have spent drawing designs […]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Version – Build Review, Part 3

by Boris Rakic on September 30, 2017 in Reviews -- 9 Comments

The first two parts of this review can be found here: Box contents and parts: http://imodeler.com/2017/08/build-review-miniart-135-t-54b-early-version-part-1/ Interior: http://imodeler.com/2017/09/build-review-miniart-135-t-54b-early-version-part-2/ Lower Hull and Running Gear As with the rest of this kit, this is a very intricate assembly with lots of parts. […]

AFV Club 1/35 M1126 Stryker

by Boris Rakic on September 14, 2017 in Armor -- 11 Comments

One of my stranger habits is to bring back a kit from every city trip I undertake. I usually do some looking around on the web to see if there is a proper hobby shop in the city I am […]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Version – Build Review, Part 2

by Boris Rakic on September 4, 2017 in Reviews -- 16 Comments

After we took a look at what’s in the box (http://imodeler.com/2017/08/build-review-miniart-135-t-54b-early-version-part-1/), it is time to start building. But before you dive into the maze of sprues, I would suggest some preparatory work: – Take your Tamiya Tape and stick some […]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Production – Build Review, Part 1

by Boris Rakic on August 22, 2017 in Reviews -- 8 Comments

Things Change. If you have been an armor modeler for some time, you might have gotten used to certain givens – an abundance of German subjects, a certain lack of soft-skin vehicles, or an ever increasing amount of parts in […]

Filling the gaps – Special Hobby’s 1/48 T-2C Buckeye

by Boris Rakic on August 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Nuts. I have a confession to make: I think I have a couple of screws loose. That is the only explanation I have for my overarching modeling theme – building a complete collection of US military hardware from the 1920s […]

Airpower 16

by Boris Rakic on August 1, 2017 in Show Reports -- 8 Comments

Here’s some pictures I took at last year’s Airpower Austrian air show. This event takes place in the south of Austria, with two days of in-flight and static displays from a bunch of different European countries. Airpower used to happen […]

Should You Build a Boat?

by Boris Rakic on June 25, 2017 in Ships -- 15 Comments

I am fascinated by ships. Maybe it’s because I was born by the seaside, but their size, the smell of paint and fuel, and that peculiar mixture of purposefulness and elegance always did the trick for me. Real ships, that […]

From the Hornet’s nest: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat at Midway

by Boris Rakic on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

My contribution to the Battle of Midway Group Build – Hobby Boss’ 1/48th scale F4F-4 Wildcat in the markings of VF-8 from USS Hornet. Established in September 1941, this squadron played a rather unfortunate role during the battle. During the […]