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An Experiment

by Bert_j on February 16, 2017 in How-to -- 6 Comments

When mixing small batches of paint for hand brushing, I need that paint to stay “open” and workable for a decent interval. Heat from my desk lamps further decreases the paint’s workable time. In the past, I’ve used Windsor & […]

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2017 Build Plan (?!)

by Greg Kittinger on February 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Well, just for the heck of it, I decided last week what my build objectives are for this year. Part of my problem is that most of my stash is stored in large plastic totes in the garage, and because […]

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Special Hobby 1/72 Yak-17

by Greg Kittinger on February 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Several months ago, a modeler in Tulsa passed away, and his family donated the kits to our club asking that we pass them on to modelers who would build (rather than sell) the kits. We ended up distributing the kits […]

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Academy B-17F “Shamrock Special”

by Igor Cernisevski on February 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Hey guys, here’s my try at Academy Fortress. Almost OOB, with exception of QB gun barrels and scratchbuilt landing lights. Markings are from Revell, since i always wanted to do “Shamrock”, with it’s replacement tail, it makes otherwise dull overall […]

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Hughes OH 6A Cayuse, 01602, Spanish Navy.

by Allan John Withers on February 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

1/72 Italeri, almost OOB, I added some wire to the undercarriage and tail rotor for strength, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM 30000 acrylic over kit decals.

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Kamov Ka 50 “Hokum”, 018, test aircraft Tashkent 1991.

by Allan John Withers on February 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

1/72 Italeri, I modified the rotor head, replacing some parts to separate the two rotors, finished in MM enamels with I think Tamiya X22 and MM 30000 over kit decals.

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Midway Marauder

by Bill Koppos on February 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Saw that Greg Kittinger wants to do a Midway B-26. Here was my interpretation, done a couple of years ago. “Susie-Q” was an early bird with short wings and different tail gun position. Valom had a kit of it, it […]

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Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter

by Scott Nelson on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

I was going through my posts here on iModeler and realized I never posted about my first build in 2016! During construction I cracked the gunner position canopy. I was able to continue building the kit since the canopy could […]

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Hawker Hunter J 34 / F 50, 34033 D, Acro Hunters, F18 wing Sweedish Air Force Tullinge 1957.

by Allan John Withers on February 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

1/72 Revell, I modified a few things, wing leading edge and panel lines, rear fuselage, copper wire ejector handles, canopy open, added intake covers, finished in Revell and MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat over Flying Colors Aerodecals.

1:72 Polikarpov I-3, from Small Stuff [video]

by Editor on February 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

Can’t help but marvel at Tom Grigat’s stop-motion modeling videos at Youtube. This time he goes really tiny with 1:72 Polikarpov I-3, a fine resin kit from Small Stuff. Enjoy. The same kit has been built recently by Pavel Aparin: […]