Article Directory: Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

Presenting the “new” 1/72 Airfix (early) Mk 1 Hurricane. This is an upgraded release of the first mark 1 that was made available at the end of 2013. The main difference with this release is you have the dehaviland 3 […]

iModeler Review: Hobby Boss 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak

The Thunderstreak was a swept-wing development of the F-84 created with the hope of bringing the type’s performance to the level of its main competitor, the F-86 Sabre. In the event it emerged as an almost entirely new airframe having […]

iModeler Review: 1/48 Airfix Gloster Javelin FAW 9

Gloster Aircraft, having developed and produced the only Allied jet aircraft to be operational during the war, the Gloster Meteor, sought to take advantage of its expertise, and responded to a 1947 Air Ministry requirement for a high-performance night fighter […]

Luftwaffe Crash Archive, Volume 1

A documentary history of every enemy aircraft brought down over the United Kingdom, September 1939 to 14 August 1940 Nigel Parker Red Kite Aviation Publishing ISBN 978-1-906592-09-7 First Edition 2013 Perfect bound,128 pp. Illustrated. RRP £25 Thoroughly researched, highly detailed […]

iModeler Review: Hobby Boss 1/48 Me 262A-1a Schwalbe

Hobby Boss 1/48 Me 262A-1a Schwalbe Item No: 80369 Item Name: Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Scale: 1:48 Total Plastic Parts: 220+ Total Sprues: 13 sprues Metal Parts: Nose gear cabin The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (English: “Swallow”) was the world’s […]

iModeler Review: Zvezda 1/72 Fw 190A-4

Zvezda 1/72 Fw 190A-4 Focke Wulf Fw 190A-4 Catalogue number: ZVE 7304 Scale: 1/72 Introduced in July 1942, the Fw 190 A-4 was equipped with the same engine and basic armament as the A-3. Updated radio gear, the FuG 16Z, […]

iModeler Review: Airfix 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-8

Airfix 1/72 Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 Product Code: A01020 49 gray parts 4 clear parts First flying in 1939, the Focke-Wulf Fw190 proved to be an immediate threat to RAF fighters when introduced in late 1941, being faster and more maneuverable […]

Big B-17G finished!

The big H-K B-17G in my driveway. Better shots tomorrow out at Chino. The gun barrels are not installed (not doing that till it gets to its new home, learned my lesson with the big B-25). Zotz Decals to do […]

H-K 1/32 Meteor F.Mk.4 test shot

 The Meteor F.4 was the result of three separate lines of research that began shortly after 616 Squadron had taken delivery of their Meteor F.1s in 1944. The Aerodynamic Section at R.A.E. Farnborough was studying ways to improve the […]

iModeler Review: 1/32 Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6

After finishing the last 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109, an F-2, I told myself I was finally “109ed out,” that the airplane as a model held no suprises and no further interest to me. So naturally, when the neighborhood Walter White associate, […]