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@halvarvonflake Johannes Gerl

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I used to make models in the seventies and eighties driven by perfectionism and ambition on the one hand and very basic skills on the other – a combination ready for tragedy.
My first model was Jacque Cousteau’s Catalina in black – yellow – white, 1/72 from Revel. Still in love with that plane.
After a short renaissance in the mid nineties (F1 race cars and motorbikes), again terribly unsuccessful, I thought I was through with it.
Today in the times of the internet, this hobby has completely changed. You can find inspiration there, advise, feedback, back ground information and this to means that modeling is more fun than ever before.

PS
To all who know me as “Halvar von Flake”: becoming one of the editors of this site, I have eventually changed my name here at iModeler to the real one.

Don’t Buy Stupid Mugs

... buy the iModeler mug. You can use it for brushes, sanding sticks, cotton buds and even to drink coffee.

Now available: the classic iModeler Tee

For those of you who prefer to leave the big show to others, here's the simple iModeler T-Shirt with our logo on the chest. It's simple, it's comfortable, it comes with really nice colors, it's good value for money and you support your favorite[...]

Amazon Links in Articles

We, the makers of iModeler (Martin, Johannes and Boris) have so much fun with it, we could never spoil it with an overflow of commercials. That said, there are bills to pay: we have operational costs, a development company improving the service [...]

Moson Model Show 2018 Has Started

... and this year iModeler supports the show with an own photo booth. Participants of the contest are bringing along their models to get them professionally photographed. Stay tuned to follow the show reports in the coming days ...

Please Welcome: The GrandRetro

Dear iModelers, are these the newest techniques in weathering? Is this car body pre shaded? Did he use pigments on this engine? Is that a diorama? No, it's the new site from the team that made iModeler. If you have the slightest interest in clas[...]

iModeler Awards – October

It is the first time I am doing the traditional iModeler Awards article and actually, as far as I know, it is the first time that anyone else than Martin does it. I am excited. Let me give you some insight in the work of this jury. The guys wh[...]

Year of the Cat: Ducati 916 1/12 Tamiya, Part1

The release of the 916 was a big bang. At the beginning of the 90ies motorbike design was little innovative and gridlocked to a small number of design patterns. After the 916 all was different and over the following years the "art of motorbike" [...]

New Collection of iModeler Apparel

After the release of the basic shirt line some weeks ago, we’re proud to present our first collection of iModeler apparel. Never before was it cooler to show that you like modeling and the more I think about it, clothes shopping in general has [...]

Model Photography – My Surprising Insight

When I first took the pictures of this Corsair, I was about to leave for the Mosonmagyarovar model show to have her participating in the championship. I got her finished in the very last minute and before I left, I took her out in the garden fo[...]

Su-22 Reference Material

Dear iModelers, as recently mentioned in the iModeler newsletter, two new releases of the Sukhoi Su-17/22 rock the boat in 2017. One from Kittyhawk, as usually highly disputed, and one from Hobbyboss. Building this bird, the modeller has a huge [...]