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Another Bill Bosworth Masterpiece – 1/48 Sikorsky S-40 (scratchbuilt)

by Tom Cleaver on March 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Whoops – it’s 1/48! Still has a 32-inch wingspan For those who don’t know what the S.40 was: Sikorsky designed the S-40 in response to a request from Juan Trippe, president of Pan American Airways, for a larger passenger carrying […]

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2nd Build Report M107 175mm Mechanized Howitzer

by Michel Verschuere on March 2, 2017 in Armor -- 4 Comments

Setting: I reported earlier on the build and post-detailing of this Tamiya-Italeri kit out of the seventies. This build also suffered delays because of my workbench being unavailable for months due to refurbishment works in my home. The prospect of […]

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1/32 scale Piper Pawnee Brave – Scratchbuilt

by Marc Barris on January 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

Well here comes 2017, and I have decided to do full on scratch building, there are no cool civil aircraft in 1/32 scale, so I decided to build my own. I have always wanted a Crop Duster and I came […]

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1/48 Bleriot xiii

by Tzigkounakis Tasos on December 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is a full scratch model of a Greek Bleriot captured from Turkish air force on 1922.I hope you like it.

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M107 175mm Mechanized Howitzer (Tamiya-Italeri) 1:35

by Michel Verschuere on December 4, 2016 in Armor -- 8 Comments

Some history: This kit dates back from the seventies but has been reboxed and retooled by Tamiya recently. There are some kit add-ons and three figures. I was intrigued by the story of these massive L/60 Howitzers during the siege […]

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Grigorovich M-20

by Pavel Aparin on September 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Because I created a set Grigorovich M-5, which was written here http://imodeler.com/2016/05/limited-series-resin-172-grigorovich-m-5/, it’s time to make a model of Grigorovich M-20. Essentially boat M 20 – M is a modification of the boat-5, but with the engine Le Rhone. The […]

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Scratchbuild 1/43 Motorcycle VS-1

by Maxim Bylkin on July 9, 2016 in Automotive -- 15 Comments

Hello! I present a new work by our colleague Vitaly Steputenko- motorcycle made from scratch. I beg to love and favor !

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Limited series resin 1/72 Grigorovich M-5

by Pavel Aparin on May 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

The M-5 flying boat was a considerable success of the early Russian aviation. Commercially built from 1915 to 1919, it was used in the Baltic, Black and North Seas and the Volga. Modification with Le Rhone engine was called the […]

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Dornier Cs II Delphin 1924 US Navy, 1:72

by René Hieronymus on May 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

It started with a kit but it ended as a complete scratch build. I stumbled across this kit from a short run manufacturer (Lüdemann) during a model show near Munich Germany. Actually it looked pretty well inside the bag and […]

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Schneider Cup 2.0 ?

After the smashing success with the Red Bull Air Races, the Austrian company announces a reprise of the legendary Schneider Cup Trophy. This cup, which was once the meeting place for the world’s fastest piston engined powered air racer is […]