Top 18 articles on Minicraft model kits

"Minicraft" is one of the many topics covered at iModeler.
Check the A-Z contents index to look for similar topics, or head to the home page to see what's new today!

Modifying Minicraft’s 727-200 to the shorter -100 version

by R.E. Vaughn on September 13, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

The lack of a 1/144 727-100 kit in my inventory made me wonder if I could take Minicraft’s 727-200 and convert it to a -100 (to depict Boeing’s original, shorter version). My first attempt was a nightmare as I figured […]

More CG aircraft 011

Martin PBM-5 Mariner “FRISCO D is for Dog” 1944

by Mike Maynard on June 18, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

In keeping with my modelers eye for the usual plane with an unusual paint scheme, I present the Mariner flying boat Air-Sea Rescue version. While as never popular or built in the same numbers as the PBY “Catalina”, the Mariner […]


Minicraft 1/144th Boeing 314A “Dixie Clipper”

by Joe Caputo on April 14, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

This Minicraft kit has been around forever, under several brand names, (Airfix, etc.) It is a very simple kit, aout 73 parts, with little filling, and pretty good fit considering it’s age. I have two. I had come across this […]


1/144th Boeing 777-306ER ‘KLM’

by Thomas Probert on March 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

This is the Minicraft Boeing 777-200 which I have converted to the -300ER using Braz and Contrails’ parts. Currently there is no injection-moulded kit available of this aircraft, with the only option being the Welsh Models Vacform. I already had […]


1/48 Minicraft F-5E Lightning

by Tom Bebout on February 25, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

So a co-worker throws this kit on my desk and states I hear you build models, got this for $10 so have some fun. Well who wouldn’t want to build one of the most successful reconnaissance aircraft from WWII, and […]


New Year’s Resolution

by Dennis Meyers on January 3, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 12 Comments

In my earlier article about the 2014 IPMS Silverwings show ( I didn’t point out my discouraging realization that I had only completed 2 projects in 2014. Both picked up 2d place trophies in their respective categories. One was the […]


Coast Guard R5D in 1/144 Scale Minicraft Kit

by Mark Fidler on November 19, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This is my 1/144 Minicraft R5D which was used by the Coast Guard from 1945 through 1962. This was built straight from the box. It went together very nicely with very little fit problems. The model was painted with Model […]


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 […]


Delta Air Lines DC-8-71

by John Healy on November 3, 2013 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

This is a 1/144 Minicraft kit, finished straight from the box. It is the 295th DC-8 built. It was delivered to Delta as a -61 model on 19 July 1967. In 1982, it was modified to -71 standards with the […]


Minicraft 1/24 1958 Triumph TR3A Rally Club Car

by Joe Caputo on October 22, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 14 Comments

This was one of my “dream cars”, as a kid. When I saw this inexpensive, “curbside” kit at a vendors booth foor about $3.00, I had to have a go. It has an optional hardtop, and decals. The steering wheel […]