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September 1940 – Ready for the next sortie over England

by Paul Nash on July 21, 2017 · in Diorama — 9 Comments

A fit of over-enthusiasm a couple of years ago suggested it’d be a good idea to put together a diorama depicting a typical Jagdwaffe camouflaged revetment as summer came to a close in 1940 somewhere in the Calais area of […]

1/72 North American XB-70A

by Jeff Thomsen on July 21, 2017 · in Aviation — 29 Comments

Two XB-70As were produced by North American Aviation toward fulfilling a US Air Force requirement for a supersonic long-range bomber to replace the B-52 by 1963. As surface-to-air missiles became more of a threat to bombers (even supersonic ones), the […]

1:16 Model Airways Sopwith Camel F.1: Top Wing

by Rob Pollock on July 21, 2017 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

The individual sections of this build are complex and, as with the all-metal engine (with air-screw) recently, I’m only posting completed sections, to avoid it spooling into a never-ending WiP. This is the top wing completed, with the exception of […]

Fw190A-8, White Ten of 9. /JG. 5 (Eduard, 1/72)

by Johan Fredrik Holst on July 21, 2017 · in Aviation — 15 Comments

Kit: Eduard Royal Class Scale: 1:72 Colours: Humbrol 241, 245, 246, 247. Brushpainted Fw190A-8, white ten flown by Staffelführer Rudolf “Rudi” Artner, of 9. / JG 5, “Eismeer”, Herdla, Norway. Like my previous Fw190, this warbird also took part in […]

Friday Briefing

by Rob Pollock on July 21, 2017 · in Photo Collections — 16 Comments

More from the Cradle

by Robert Royes on July 20, 2017 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

A few more pics from the Cradle of Aviation Museum, a couple a little blurry ,sorry.1-F9F-7,2- P-47N, the last one produced, 3-An actual LEM that I I think would have been Apollo 18,4- the prototype LEM ,and 5- a reproduction […]

Kaman Seasprite HH-2, Airfix 1/72

by Robert Royes on July 19, 2017 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

This is the Airfix SH-2 Seasprite backdated to a SAR version used from large deck destroyers off the coast of Vietnam to rescue downed aircrew . Besides leaving off all the ASW gear I added a left main cabin door […]

P-36A Hawk (Academy 1/48)

by Vjekoslav Ranec on July 19, 2017 · in Aviation — 15 Comments

This P-36 is the new Academy re-release of the relatively old Hobbycraft kit. This kit has pretty good moulding and recessed panel lines, but it is pretty rudimental in cockpit and engine/engine cowling area. The plastic is moulded in light […]

iModeler Awards – June

by Editor on July 19, 2017 · in News — 19 Comments

Once again it’s time for a review of the last month’s highlights at iModeler. In many respects June was a record month averaging five(!) new articles every day and 15 comments per article. A large part of this activity was […]

1/32 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI, No 305 (Polish) Squadron

by K. J. Bricknell on July 19, 2017 · in Aviation — 15 Comments

A warning, gentlemen: there’s some outrageous and unashamed name-dropping in the following piece, so I’ll apologise for that in advance. Imagine that you are a very young man about to graduate from advanced pilot training at RAAF Base Pearce in […]