Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/72 Special Hobby Fw 187A-0

This is my first completed build of 2018, and my first submission to iModeler. It’s also the first 1/72 scale model I’ve tackled since I was 14 yrs old. And tackle it I did with Special Hobby’s Fw 187, released […]

Cessna O-1E Bird Dog – Hasegawa 1:48

Exactly one year after my last model, Cessna O-2A Oscar Deuce in 1:48 scale, I’m here again with its older cousin Cessna O-1E Bird Dog in the same scale. Coming from Hasegawa (ModelUsa), it requested a lot of improvements summarized […]

1/72 Tracker with Major Modifications and add-ons.

I grew up near a large Naval Air Station, Quonset Point NAS in Kingstown, RI. Prior to its shut-down in late 1975 I would get to enjoy the many Naval aircraft, which where stationed their, fly over my house. Some […]

Tamiya, 1/72nd scale, Spitfire,

Hello gentlemen, I’m sorry that I’ve not contributed to iModeler recently. This is a Tamiya Spitfire I made a while back. Apart from the rigging (for which I used knitting elastane), It was made straight from the box. I finished […]

(Previous build) Kasserine Pass GB. Eduard Bf-109E-7

JG 27 In The North African Campaign: JG 27 was formed on October 1, 1939. The insignia of I/JG 27, the lion over the map of Africa, memorialized the birth of the Gruppenkommandeur, Hauptmann Helmut Riegel, in German Southwest Africa. […]

Kasserine Pass Group Build: Ltn Heinz-Edgar Berres, JG 77

JG 77 in North Africa: From the entry of the Afrika Korps into combat in North Africa in May 1941 until August 1942, the only assigned fighter unit was JG 27. III/JG 53 moved to North Africa to reinforce the […]

1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ho 229

Normally, I would add this article to the Work-in-Progress section, but this this thing is coming along so nicely that I thought it would be appreciated more here. This has been-other than the addition of HGW seatbelts and wood panel […]

Iconic Fighter Plane Model: Hasegawa 1/48 F-4S USMC Scheme

This is one of my favorite models of my favorite jet fighter in one of my favorite schemes. Through most of my childhood, and early adult life, I wanted to do one thing. Fly F-4s for the USMC. I could […]

BAFO Mosquito

Yep I’m still here, just short of ‘bench time’ because we’ve been moving house (again !! – four times in six years including the move down here to NZ). So here’s my first project since the move. Even though it’s […]

Fonderies Minatures SNCASO Vautour IIN

I look at these pictures and am completely amazed I managed to arrive at the point with this godawful kit that I had a model I would share with anyone else. When one considers that in 1945, the French aircraft […]