95 articles · 51.5K karma · 87 friends · active 42 minutes ago

70 year old Englishman living in north east China (teaching English). Lifelong plastic kit constructor, especially like F1 cars, racing motorcycles, 1/35 military WWII models, and an aircraft every now and then.

Heroes - Let’s try to set the record straight.

A week ago, on Monday 1st April, Tom Cleaver @tcinla posted a news article announcing that the last living survivor of the USS Arizona had sadly passed, Mr Lou Conter, an undoubted hero, reached the grand age of 102. As iModeler is an [...]

All his own work

One of my students here in China likes tanks and guns, and is interested in my models, so I decided to let him have a try at building this Tamiya 1/35 scale Mutt. He had never done anything like this before. The instructions are in [...]

Chinese new year model show.

A friend organized a model show in the main shopping plaza where I live, and asked if I could show some of the models I’ve built recently. There are also quite a few Gundam examples. Thanks for looking, any comments more than [...]

Chinese PLA 50 Ton Tank Transporter

This is a Trumpeter 1/35 scale kit of the Chinese 50 ton tank transporter. The kit had some good reviews but it’s hardly likely to be a best seller due to being a little known military vehicle. The design has been heavily influenced [...]

Italeri Bugatti Type 35B 1/12 Scale

I built this kit last year, you can see the WIP in the automotive group under the title “ripped silk”, which is how the exhaust is supposed to sound. My wife wasn’t too keen on letting me trying to reproduce this. The Type 35B was [...]

Photos over the UK taken by the USAAF during WW2

Historic England have just released a large collection of photos taken by the USAAF over the UK during WW2. I think many of you might be interested in having a look, both from a historical and a modelling viewpoint. Here’s the link [...]

Alfa Romeo 179C

I love Italian cars and motorcycles, and Alfa Romeo somehow seem to be the most Italian of the manufacturers. This is the Italeri 1/12 kit for the Alfa Romeo 179/179C Formula One car, entered for the 1979 to 1982 seasons. The kit was [...]

Honda Fireblade Limited Edition

Hi everyone, this is the standard Tamiya 1/12 Honda Fireblade kit with the addition of an after market transfer (decal) set. Honda decided to market a limited edition of their super bike to recognise the 100th entry of their rider, John [...]

Ducati Super Leggera

This is one of the latest in Tamiya’s series of 1/12 scale motorcycle models. The Super Leggera is a development of the 1199 Panigale using lightweight materials wherever possible, including carbon fibre and magnesium. Even the wheel [...]

Lancia LC2 - Italeri - 1/24

The Italeri 1/24 scale Lancia LC2 is my entry in the 100th anniversary of the famous Le Mans 24 hour sports car race over in the groups section here on iModeler. The race traditionally starts at 4:00 pm, and the drivers are anxiously [...]