iModeler

Modeling by Tom Rodgers

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless

by Tom Rodgers on November 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

AM 1/48 SBD-5. VMSB-331, Marshall Islands, Spring 1944. I built this kit for a family friend whose late husband was a Marine Radio Operator/Gunner on SBD’s on Guadalcanal. She asked me one day after church how my new adventures in […]

Eric Hartmann’s Bf 109G-6, “Gelb Eine”, Rumania, June 1944

by Tom Rodgers on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Another build from my 35+ year old attic stash. This time Fujimi’s 1/48 Bf 109 kit that I think I bought in the late 70’s or early 80’s. The decals are from EagleCals #132 and according to their documentation, this […]

1/72 Airfix MiG-15

by Tom Rodgers on March 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

I did this kit a few months back. It is an attempt to depict the MiG-15 at the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino, CA. It “started life” as a 1970’s Airfix “baggie” kit, hence there were SOME fit and […]

1/48 Scale Dragon Fokker Dr.1

by Tom Rodgers on February 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

My oldest son bought this kit in the mid 90’s and never built it, so I built it as a gift to him. Dragon 1/48 Fokker Dr. 1, OOB. LT. Josef Jacobs, Jasta 7, 1918, 48 kills. Pour le Merit. […]

Heinz Bär’s Red 23 in 1/48 scale

by Tom Rodgers on February 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This was the aircraft he was flying when he made his 200th kill on 22 Apr 1944, a B-24 named Flak Magnet. This Fw190 A7 was his backup plane as his main mount at the time, was usually Red 13. […]