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

by Boris Rakic on August 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 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 […]

What’s with that “quick build” thing?

by Boris Rakic on May 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Too long; didn’t read summary: I no longer think I can find satisfaction in quick builds. They can be either quick or satisfying. Never both. Your mileage may vary. Quick build (noun • /kwik bild/) A box of sprues you […]

Hobby Boss 1/48th F-14A Tomcat

by Boris Rakic on April 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Having been brought up on a healthy diet of “Top Gun” and “The Final Countdown”, the F-14 Tomcat to me is *the* icon of modern military aircraft. And some time ago I decided to finally start on the Hobby Boss’ […]

Airfix 1/48th P-40B Warhawk Build Review, Part 2

by Boris Rakic on March 4, 2017 in Reviews -- 20 Comments

After having had a look at what is in the box in part 1 (http://imodeler.com/2017/03/airfix-148th-p-40b-warhawk-build-review-part-1/), it is time to actually start building this thing. And we all know how this goes, right? Construction starts with the cockpit… You don’t say. […]

Airfix 1/48th P-40B Warhawk Build Review, Part 1

by Boris Rakic on March 2, 2017 in Reviews -- 14 Comments

Previously… There have been a couple of attempts at the early P-40 in 48th scale over the years. The old Monogram kit and the Academy one have been around for quite some time. More recent offerings from Trumpeter and Bronco […]

A Work in Progress: Hobby Boss USS Arizona in 1/350, part 2

by Boris Rakic on December 10, 2016 in Ships -- 7 Comments

In this installment we will take a look at fixing the casemate deck, painting the hull, and finally adding detail to the main deck. If you are interested in how we got here, you can find part 1 here: http://imodeler.com/2016/12/a-work-in-progress-hobby-boss-uss-arizona-in-1350-part-1/ […]

A Work in Progress: Hobby Boss USS Arizona in 1/350, part 1

by Boris Rakic on December 9, 2016 in Ships -- 14 Comments

In January 2016 I started working on a new project, with the goal of having it finished by December 7th. Having been a s****r for American military history for most of my life, the 75th anniversary of the attack on […]