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Modeling by Dmitry Stropalov

Spitfire Mk.Ia (Airfix 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on April 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

One of my iModeler Random Awards boxes has been finished – Airfix’s Spitfire Mk.Ia. I’ve pick this interesting scheme from ModelMaker decal sheet – airplane from No. 303 (“Kościuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron in RAF, 1941. Except “super fabric” seat belts […]

VW New Beetle (Tamiya 1/24)

by Dmitry Stropalov on March 26, 2017 in Automotive -- 5 Comments

I’ve never tried this kind of the scale modeling – cars in 1/24 scale. And this Beetle is my first attempt in it. I don’t know anything about scale model cars, so I’ve enjoyed something completely new to me. Base […]

LaGG-3 in winter colors (Roden 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on March 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Winter LaGG-3 series 35 in 1/72 scale. Original kit by Toko, produced by Roden nowadays. This is an old kit back from the late 90s. The kit quality is far, far from good – it took me two months to […]

January iModeler Random Awards

by Dmitry Stropalov on February 24, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 15 Comments

Hi everybody! Just received my random award kits and my wife made this shot. It would be a pleasure to me to present them on iModeler when they will be done (soon, I hope). A HUGE thanks to all at […]

RQ-7B Shadow UAV (AttackSquardon 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on January 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

UAVs (or drones) is very popular nowadays (millions was sold during past few years), so it’s time for them to enter a scale modeling world. Actually, drones have some advantages, compared to typical aircraft subjects – no interior and no […]

Ta 152H (FROG/Revell 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on December 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

So, that’s it – an old FROG kit back from 1970, repacked by Revell nowadays. I’ve bought it mostly for practicing in applying “mottling” camo, and to try new Vallejo water-based washes (catalog numbers starts from 76***). After the box […]

BA-20 (HobbyBoss 1/35)

by Dmitry Stropalov on November 24, 2016 in Armor -- 10 Comments

Usually I build aircraft, but my second passion is armored cars! So, this is soviet armored car BA-20 based on GAZ-M1. A very nice kit from HobbyBoss in 1/35 scale with rubber wheels, engine. As an aircraft modeler I can’t […]

Ki-78 “Ken” protoype (AZ 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on November 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The Kawasaki Ki-78 (Ken or Ken III or Kensan III) was a high-speed research aircraft developed to investigate laminar profile wings with high wing loadings. First prototype was build in 1941 and the project was officially terminated after the 32nd […]

Spitfire Mk.IXc late (Eduard 1/72)

by Dmitry Stropalov on August 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

When you don’t know what to build – build another one Spitfire! It works all the time. This is the new Eduard kit in 1/72 scale – the second one in a “1/72 Revolution” series after Fw-190. I was very […]

Luftwaffe F-4F (1/144 Academy, Phantom II Group Build)

by Dmitry Stropalov on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Maybe the smallest Phantom in this group build and on my display shelf also. I don’t have much to say about this model, especially after more than a month after finishing it. But it was fun to build something in […]