Article Directory: Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

iModeler Review: Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb

For look what’s inside the box – see http://imodeler.com/2014/08/new-tool-148-spitfire-vb/ In the development of the Spitfire, there is a recurring theme: that outside of the Mk.I, each major sub-type used was actually a “stopgap” design while the “definitive” design undertook more […]

iModeler Review – New Tool 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Vb

Some of you may well be asking why do we need another 1/48 Spitfire?? Hasegawa, and Tamiya have both produced excellent kits of the Vb, and there are readily available kits by some of the short run producers – Whether […]

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/72 Bristol Blenheim

Hot off the press – the new tool 1/72 scale Bristol Blenheim Mk1 by Airfix (£14.99 converts to $25 US). These, thankfully, bear no resemblance to the old tool Airfix Mk IV in terms of engineering, detail and, hopefully, build. […]

In Box Preview/review: Zoukei Mura 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

The box (and its pretty dramatic “What-if” artwork) measures 30×21.5X7.5 cm (11.5×8.5×3 inches)so its not really overly large. (The Hasegawa box is about an inch longer and 2/3 as deep. Inside you will find it is very full with 5 […]

iModeler Review: Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-101A/C Voodoo

This is taken from my review at Modeling Madness, with the complete collection of photos here. Over the years, there have been a few kits of the McDonnell F-101A/C Voodoo, starting with – if I recall correctly – a box-scale […]

Hush-Kit – the Alternative Aviation Magazine

I came across this “alternative aviation magazine” recently. It’s a blog, with a wealth of photographs and stats that will interest and amuse aviation aficionados, whether that interest is historical or current, e.g. ‘Best Looking Aircraft in Production Awards:CAIC Z10 […]

iModeler Review: The terrible, no good, awful, fatally-flawed Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (not!)

Gerhard “Gerd” Barkhorn joined the Luftwaffe in 1937 and completed his pilot training in 1939. Flying combat with JG 52 through the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain in 1940, he remained scorelewss though he was shot down […]

Kinetic (Italeri) 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye – Deep Kit Review

As I promised, here I bring my review of Hawkeye kit. Enjoy your build! This is going to be a kit review only, so if you would like to know history or anything else of this aircraft, you should look […]

The (not so) “Great 109Gate” Brew-Ha-Ha

As with most Brew-Ha-ha’s (that’s an alcohol-fueled argument anyone outside of it will laugh at) at Hyperscale, the Great 109Gate Whine is mostly “overscale” in the amount of hot air expended by people who don’t know what they’re talking about […]

A very serious book recommendation

As someone now recognized myself as a military historian, it’s easy to say that the military historian who has been my greatest influence is Sir Max Hastings. In case you missed his book released in Europe as “All Hell Let […]