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‘iModeler at the Movies’ – Part 2

February 16, 2020 · in Photo Collections · · 8 Comments

This is Michael Rieth’s quite brilliant homage to Spielberg’s ‘1941’ and ‘Wild Bill’

The level of scratch building and detail here show an expert level of modeling.

If you haven’t dropped in on the build log, do yourself a favour and have a look. It’s an education.


A terrific diorama of Luke’s run on the Death Star


Please just don’t call it ‘A New Hope’...

Um, from the Classic Disney movie...’Planes’...

Bogdan, even in your ‘fun’ builds, boy, is your work great...


Gary Sausmikat’s builds based on the Doolittle raid and ‘Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo’ need no superlatives...

His build of the Hornet is just perfect for me.


Ah, nostalgia. It’s not what it used to be. Blue Thunder, a classic.

Thanks for the memories, @matija_skobe

Talking of nostalgia, someone called @dirtylittlefokker tried to build this model of the USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’...there’s potential there, but as my form teacher used to say, “David is very good with his hands, but needs to try harder”.

This was an emotionally moving build from Louis Garner. A tribute to Lloyce Deen, buried at sea in his on board the USS Essex.

The photo below is an actual photo of the model in monochrome, showing just how realistic this build was.


Watch this space...

8 responses

  1. Honored to be mentioned among all the wonderful builds . Loved watching all the builds...kudos to all involved and the Best Director Award certainly goes to David for directing and suggesting this group.
    See you at the movies...
    Keep it fun!

  2. You should be honoured, Gary.

    ‘Best director’, my @ss. Butt thank you.

  3. More wonderfulness. Thanks, David.

  4. All great. Some I saw, some I didn’t. Louis’ Victory at Sea tribute is a standout, in a group of standouts.

  5. @dirtylittlefokker hereby i would like to give my vote to @mrieth 1941 diorama;
    because he went over and beyond, he did more scratch building than usual modelling;
    On top of that he did lighting for explosion, not the big deal in term of complexity, but in terms of putting the cherry on top of the cream on top of the cake, thus raising the bar even higher and shaming all of us.

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