Modeling by René Hieronymus


Oooh S**t!

by René Hieronymus on August 28, 2016 in Diorama -- 15 Comments

Something like this can ruin your whole day… Scale 1:72 nothing else matters I think the title for this little dio doesn’t need any explanation The inspiration for this build came once again due to a picture which I found […]


“Almost at home” Vought Corsair F4U-1A, 1:72

by René Hieronymus on July 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Hi there The idea for this little dio came up when I ran across a product called „prop blur“, a photo etched propeller, depicting nothing else but a rotating props. AA very simple but veeeeeeery clever product, I just loved […]


Grumman F6F-5 Target Tow “One Hell of a ride Cat”

by René Hieronymus on July 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Here is my next cat, this time I’ve chosen a Hellcat in a rather unusual livery. During WWII several Hellcats, mostly refurbished models were used in the most exciting role as a traget tow aircraft. To give their pilots a […]


Grumman XF6F-1 Hellcat, the “Copycat” 1:72

by René Hieronymus on July 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Hi there, this week I will start with a little series of one of my favorite aircraft, the Grumman Hellcat. During the years I have built several versions of this aircraft and I will show you a few of them, […]


Grumman A-6E Intruder VA 36

by René Hieronymus on July 4, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Hi there again, I want you to show another model of my growing collection. This time it’s the Italeri A-6E kit in 1:72. It took me about 3 weeks to finish this beautiful kit. With the exception of those 2 […]


Curtiss XF14C-2 1:72

Oh the joy of building a model – or welcome to the dark side! You all know the story of how bad vacu kits or other short run kits can be but today I can tell you, I have seen […]


Fifty shades of grey

by René Hieronymus on June 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

F-18F Super Hornet BuNo.165677 VFA-122 NAS Lemoore “100 Years of Naval Aviation” 1911-2011 >>Decals Galore<< Now if you like decals, read on, but if you dislike or even hate them, please STOP reading NOW! I’ve warned you so don’t you […]


North American A-J1 Savage or who’s afraid of the big bad Vacu-form kit?

When you talk to model-builders about vacu-form kits you can see in their reactions a mixture of ignorance and sheer terror. Building a vacu form kit is still something of a mystery to most model-builders. Sure in today’s world of […]


North American XA2J-1 >Super Savage

by René Hieronymus on May 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Hard to believe but this almost unknown version was planned and ordered by the Navy even before its predecessor the first production AJ-1 was completed. 3 of this massive airframes were ordered, 2 for test-flights and a third one for […]


Grandpa’s Tomcat >Burgess Dune AH-7

by René Hieronymus on May 22, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

These machines were used by the US Navy during the early years before WWI. The strange looking aircraft was a pretty interesting design for it’s time, it even could have been called a flying wing, cause there was no tail […]