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Naval museum Valparaiso-Chile

Here I show some photographs of the naval museum of Valparaiso-Chile, with the largest model of Latin America, the battleship BB-01 Almirante Latorre, in scale 1/20, measuring almost 10 meters long, I hope you enjoy them. regards

A year in Review 2017-

This year by far was the most satisfying when it came to actually building and completing projects. Not only getting close to building what I had planned but a few more as well unplanned builds when GB's were announced. Such as the Midway GB [...]

Please Welcome: The GrandRetro

Dear iModelers, are these the newest techniques in weathering? Is this car body pre shaded? Did he use pigments on this engine? Is that a diorama? No, it's the new site from the team that made iModeler. If you have the slightest interest in clas[...]

History gets saved at the last minute

Was up at the LHS this afternoon reading "airplane porn mags" and found out that last year the second-oldest C-119 "flying boxcar" was up for sale as aluminum scrap, when the AF Museum discovered it was the second-oldest C-119 left in existence,[...]

iModeler Awards – November

Once again it's time for the editorial review of the last month's highlights. 202 new entries were posted to the Headlines in November, prompting no less than 2,684 comments and a record-breaking 122,674 individual article views. The jury thi[...]

HPH 1/48 Convair B-36 Peacemaker – preview

Further to the earlier post by by Josh Patterson, here are some photos of the HPH Models 1/48 scale B-36 kit as demonstrated in Telford in November. Hopefully this gives a good idea abo[...]

Cherish your Local Hobby Store

The internet has been a huge benefit to the modelling community IMHO, nevertheless it is always sad to see announcements like this one in tonight's Evening Standard. For those of us that live in North London does that now leave only Hannants ?

Tom Hudner died today

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/obituaries/thomas-j-hudner-dead-korean-war-medal-of-honor-winner.html In 1969, then-Captain Hudner was ordered by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, to go to bases where race riots had occurred, t[...]

Telford kit news – MiniArt 1/35 Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri

The last in this series of new kit discoveries in Telford is this forthcoming 1/35 scale Flettner Fl 282 helicopter from MiniArt. A complete set of testt shot sprues were demonstrated. They looked impressive, and the final kit shouldn’t be too f[...]

Telford kit news – Tarangus / Special Hobby 1/72 SAAB 37 Viggen preview

On display at the Special hobby stand was also a complete set of sprues for the forthcoming 1/72 scale Viggen, delevoled in collaboration with Tarangus of Sweden.