Modeling by Paul Barber

One Hundred Years of The RAF – Inventory now up and running in ‘Groups’ Section!

by Paul Barber on December 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 71 Comments

Next year on April 1st, as many of you will know, the Royal Air Force is 100 years old. I thought that this might be something we could commemorate here on iModeler. It is a rich history: Knowing that […]

Shelf of Doom Pt 2 Eduard Spitfire FR IX

by Paul Barber on October 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This is another testament to my bad choices! 30 months ago, when I still lived in the UK, I very happily surveyed the contents of the highly praised Eduard Spitfire MkIX profipack. It was due to be my second build […]

Shelf of Doom Pt 1 Eduard 1/48 Polikarpov Rata

by Paul Barber on October 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

After about a year deciding whether to consign this to the bin or not I went back to it. I had been experimenting with brush-painting it entirely using oils having seen a brilliant youtube clip…. Anyway after failing completely I […]

Father and Son Builds!

by Paul Barber on October 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My eldest son Bill (6 years old going on 38) decided he wanted to join in the fun again! He has a growing of love of jets so our first joint-build […]

Riding on A Canon-ball! Me 163B Komet (V35) – Kit: Testors/Hawk 1/48th.

by Paul Barber on June 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

I happened recently to re-read some of the material on Hanna Reitsch’s flights in the Me 163 B. On YouTube I then revisited her famous description of ‘riding on a canon-ball’ in an interview and clip that related her 5th […]

Scout 4 is Late!

by Paul Barber on June 20, 2017 in News -- 20 Comments

Finally, here is my take on an Aichi E13A floatplane better known as a Jake, and ‘Scout 4’, that catapulted from the Japanese cruiser Tone, during The Battle of Midway, on the morning of June 4th 1942, and much like […]

Martlet – second build since return

by Paul Barber on December 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Here is my second attempt since returning to the hobby after too many years. I have smiled on a daily basis watching all of the Hellcats and now a Wildcat or 6 going up. And here’s my novice attempt purely […]

First Post Ever! Arma Hobby Grumman F2F-1 1/48

by Paul Barber on November 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Hadn’t built anything since I was a 12 year old – probably a glue covered, brush-painted Airfix or Revell kit in the Late 70s! Have a couple of boys now aged 3 and 5 – and a very good friend […]