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P-51D Mustang 1/32 Tamiya – November’s win

Hi guys, after agreement with the sponsor of the competition I would like to share with you my feelings of this kit :). It is simply gorgeous !! All parts are made absolutely great without burrs. Rivets are very accurate like other details on th[...]

1/72 Academy F/A-18C

This is the Academy 1/72 F/A-18C. I built this OOB with the exception of the ejection seat which I believe was from Quickboost. I painted it with Model Master enamels and the decals are from MAW and were excellent. A very nice kit to build and I[...]

1/32 F-86 Sabre

Kinetic F-86 Sabre with AMS Resins cockpit. Kit decals to do Joe McConnell's final F-86F-25. Best compliment I ever got on this model was an e-mail from former RAF Squadron Leader Roy French, who as Flt Lt Roy French, RAF exchange pilot with t[...]

1/32 Spitfire XII

For some reason, the Spitfire XII has always been my favorite of the Griffon Spits, I just like its look. This is MB862, EB-E of 41 Squadron, the last Spitfire XII on operations when it scored 2 German fighters in late September 1944 just befor[...]

Chino’s Seversky

Like I said before, yesterday was far from perfect photography weather at Chino, but when there's something interesting on the ramp, haul out the camera and shoot. I haven't seen the Seversky outside in years. This is the 2-seat version of the[...]

Skyraider walkaround

Was just going through my photo files and ran across these shots taken out at Chino in November 2004 (the Convair 240 in the background dates it for me). This is an A-1J Skyraider, not one of the ex-French AD-4Ns. As you can see from this well[...]

Blairmonster from John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

Okay kiddies. How's this for a nightmare inducer. I had more fun painting this darn thing. I had to do a little surgery to it to make it PG13 rated, but that's not really a big "Thing". This huge lump of resin is over 22 inches tall, but only[...]

The first P40C restored to flight

These are from April 1998, when the first restored P-40C took flight, flown by Steve Hinton. Pix taken from the open tail of "Photo Fanny" out at Planes of Fame. This is the airplane pulled out of the forest south of Archangel where it crashe[...]

November contest results

The November contest is closed and we are proud to announce the winner of iModeler's first online competition. The 3-week long submission period brought a whopping 180 models to our pages, many more than we ever dared to hope for. With so many [...]

A Sewart Seacraft 50′ Crewboat

Back in the last century I worked on boats exactly like this in the Gulf of Mexico. For years I've wanted to convert the Monogram Swift Boat back into what it came from - a Sewart Seacraft 50' crewboat, I finally did. The conversion entailed rem[...]