Classic Airframes 1:48: Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1, Hornchurch, 1940

by Charles Whall on November 10, 2013 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The build: I was never happy with the finish on this one so went for a complete respray as the real aircraft had a roughly applied demarcation line between upper/lower paint scheme on fuselage. Re-done weathering and added antennae wire. [...]


Eduard 1/48 F6F-5N Hellcat – celebrating the USMC 238th birthday

by Tom Cleaver on November 10, 2013 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

For the 238th birthday of the Marine Corps, the Eduard Royal Class F6F-5N flown by Bruce Porter of VMF(N)-542 at Okinawa, June 1945. Bruce Porter first entered combat in the Solomons with VMF-121 in 1943, flying the F4U-1 Corsair. He [...]


“Gods of Tin” Eduard 1:72 MiG-15

by roger fabrocini on November 10, 2013 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

here is my MiG done. extras include Eduard Brassin resin cockpit Eduard P.E. exterior set stainless steel tubing for the 23mm cannon and pitot tube Uschi ‘superfine’ rigging thread for the aerial wire CMK nav. lights (though i think they [...]


iModeler October Awards

by Editor on November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized -- 21 Comments

It’s high time again to award our last month’s contributions. These were selected by the editorial jury among 101 new articles added during the month, prompting a total of 958 readers’ comments. As usual, we’re awarding the iModeler Best in [...]



by Mark Beckwith on November 9, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Wing Commander Peter Mallan Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, RAF Spitfire HF Mk.VIIc S.N. MD188 August, 1944 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk.VIIc, S/N MD188 MD188, an HF Mk.VIIc was the third-to-last MkVII Spitfire to be built, coming off the Eastleigh production [...]


Airfix on the offensive: 1/24 Hawker Typhoon, and…

by Editor on November 9, 2013 in Show Reports -- 17 Comments

New come today from Telford that Airfix has been showing a new 1/24 scale Haker Typhoon kit, to be released shortly. It seems to be an advanced offering, featuring parts breakdown for early and late version of the Typhoon, complete [...]


1/48 Airfix Bf-109E-7

by James Kelley on November 8, 2013 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

I built this a year or so ago. Great kit for under $20.00. No real fit issues, fairly accurate, and options like posable flying surfaces. If I remember right, it had five(!) decal options. Enjoy!


1/48 Testors FA-18 Strike Fighter (CF-18A)

by Joe Caputo on November 8, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Canada’s 441 Squadron’s Hornet Special for the 50th anniversary of D-Day, complete with invasion stripes and “JE-J” codes for Johnny Johnson, who commanded 126 Wing. And there were those who said, “invasion stripes on a jet? no way ! ” [...]


Boeing 777-200LR | Pan Am | N777PA | 1/144

by Sergio Goncalves on November 8, 2013 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Back in 2011 I created two 777-200, one LR and one F (Cargo) in a fantasy livery of Pan Am, as if this company have made it ’til that year, it’s 80 years old anniversary. Both are Minicraft kits. To [...]


This one’s a ‘smoker’

It’s red, it’s fast, it’s good looking, but it’s Japanese, not Italian. This is Tamiya’s 1/12 scale kit of the 2001 Yamaha works bike, it’s a 500cc two stroke machine, ridden by Italian Max Biaggi. Here it is without the [...]