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.
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.
This is nowhere close to an easy build. Working on the suspensions means to test fit every single part with every single other part that it attaches to and in the majority of cases rework will be necessary which goes far beyond simple part clean[...]
Hopefully, for some hours this jolly yellow-green fellow will inject a bit of a happy appearance to the homepage of iModeler.
Two years back at the Nürnberg Toy Fair the kit was given to me directly from the owner of Ebbro. In return I promised [...]
Hardly every decade there's one motorbike that outdoes all the rest in terms of technology, design, innovation and beauty. Talking about these queens of motorbikes, the 916 is one out of a view, in a league with the Vincent Black Shadow and the[...]
for quite a while now I've tried to take pictures at modelling shows that have a sharp focus on the parts of the model that I like and that are blurry in the back ground. This is not an easy thing to do because the model shows th[...]
Extraordinary releases from ZM, fully detailed Ki-45 and Henschel 129:
... buy the iModeler mug.
You can use it for brushes, sanding sticks, cotton buds and even to drink coffee.
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[...]
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 [...]
... 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 ...