While I mostly model WW II aircraft, I will make any model that strikes my fancy.
Maybe the French thought they would have air supremacy. Anyway, I finally finished up my 1/35 Somua S35 from Tamiya after having some bad luck with the camouflage on the turret. My original black outlines ran like mascara in the rain when I be[...]
An older boxing of this venerable kit. The decals were very brittle and gave me some problems. Otherwise, it turned out better than the last one I did around 1973!
I just finished another Spitfire to add to my collection. This time it’s the Airfix 1/72 Mk. Vb in the colors of Don Gentile’s aircraft. I believe the molds for this are from the mid 70’s and while there is a lack of detail (as in no wheel bay d[...]
I did these about 20 years ago. Painted in oils over acrylic are coat. The hussar trumpeter is a demi ronde figure in 54mm the medieval business scene is 28 mm. I don’t remember who the editors are.
Here’s my 1/72 Arma Hobby PZL P-11c. This is a nice little kit, although I think the panel lines on the wings are overdone. The fuselage and interior are excellent. A nice interior with PE is provided in this “Expert” edition. You will need to l[...]
My 16th and final completed kit of 2020 is this conversion of an Eduard Spitfire Mk. I to a Mk. II. I used EagleCals decals, and an Ultracast Rotol prop and Coffman starter for this easy conversion. The markings are for Bill Dunn, the first Eag[...]
My penultimate build for 2020 is the new tool Airfix A-4 Skyhawk. It’s not my best work but, it’s a decent 3 footer. The panel lines on top of the fuselage were very soft so I rescribed them. I tried shading panel lines with water colors which w[...]
Here’s something a little different for my 80th article here on iModeler. I’ve always been intrigued by some of the various anime models out there and while visiting family in LA before the “Great Hunkering Down” I found this in a cool little st[...]
Here’s my interpretation of Gabby Gabreski’s P-47D. This is the Tamiya kit, one of the best engineered kits I’ve ever had the pleasure to make. Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t have a half dozen more in my collection. Oh, wait! Maybe it’s the[...]
A while back on another site someone started a thread about building a kit without painting any of it. Just a pure build to see how well you could do without hiding flaws with paint. Most everyone said “no way.” But I kinda liked the idea and so[...]