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Hasegawa 1/48 “Captured” Kawanishi N1K2-J

by George Henderson on March 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

This was is a great build for an old kit. No filler used at all, even the pesky fuselage/wing join. I used Rising Decals “Dying Sun Pt.III and they worked great. For chipping I first laid down some Tamiya Flat […]

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Lindberg 1/48 Gloster “Gladiator” Mk.II

by Joe Caputo on March 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

This is the old Life-Like, Ideal, Lindberg Gloster Gladiator. In it’s time (long ago) it was a decent kit. I modified it a little, to make a “stunt” plane out of it. The prop was from the Mk.I kit, and […]

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1/48 Eduard Do-190D

by Tzigkounakis Tasos on March 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

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Another Tamiya 1/48 armor

by Paul Mahoney on March 19, 2017 in Diorama -- 12 Comments

Much earlier, I posted my first armor build – a Tamiya 1/48 Flakpanzer. I am an aircraft guy, but after building that kit, I became interested in doing a few more from the series. Here is my 2nd armor build […]

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Tamiya 1:48 Dewoitine D.520

by Erich Goldbach on March 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Subject: D.520 of the Regia Aeronautica, 24th Autonomous Fighter Group, Sicily and Southern Italy Assembly: This model was built OOB with the additions of Eduard PE seat belts. Painting/Decals/Weathering: I used Polly Scale acrylics and AeroMaster paints; AM RLM 80 […]

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1/48 HobbyBoss Early F4U-4

by Jim Sullivan on March 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

More often than not I now find myself building a model based on some photo that grabs me. Such is the case with this Corsair build. I used the HobbyBoss F4U-4 with the curved windscreen or as HobbyBoss calls it, […]

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Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61i Hien

by Frank Steffens on March 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Here is Tamiya’s 1/48th Scale Hi-61I Hien finished as “Blue 24”, Captain Teruhiko Kobayashi’s mount from February to April, 1945. Of the six victories depicted by the kill marks, one is for ramming a B-29. The 244th Flight Group at […]

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Now For Something Completely Different

by Scott Nelson on March 10, 2017 in Figures -- 16 Comments

Some time ago I decided that I wanted, little by little, to archive photos of most of my completed models here on iModeler. So if you will indulge me, I’m going to start with my figures. This first one is […]

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Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat in 1/48.

by Tony Prince on March 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Long a favourite of mine, I waited for a better kit than the Academy offering but have not found one. Unfortunately the HB kit seems to suffer from a number of issues which made me stick to what I had […]

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1/48 Hasegawa Nakajima built A6M2-N “Rufe” Type 2 float plane

by Louis Gardner on March 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 41 Comments

It’s been a little while since I have posted any of my builds here. I’ve been really busy with moderating the Midway Group build, while trying to get a few more planes built before the 75th Anniversary of Midway in […]