iModeler Armor

All about AFV and related military model making.

M3A1 Lee- Fort Knox, Armored Force School 1942 (1/72)

M3A1- The right choice if you like cast armor 😉 The quality of the Mirage kit was better than I had feared. The lower structure was traditionally multi-part to assemble, but the parts fit together without problems. Only on the upper [...]

Trumpeter 1/16, PZ.IV J , 31Pz.Rgt, East PrussiaOctober 1944

Whew... finally, after 190 hours and 9 months of work, another model from the Trumpeter stable is finished. This time it's Pz.IV J with 31 Pz.Rgt 5Pz.Div. from the time of fighting in East Prussia in the fall of 1944. I added captured [...]

M4A1 (76) W Sherman- Operation Cobra, France Summer 1944 (1/72)

A nice little kit but it also has a few disadvantages. Here I also use the opportunity to reduce my inventory of conversion parts a bit;). There are two options for the bogies included- a one-piece, simplified version and one to [...]

Trumpeter 1/35 Bruckenleger IV

Although it looks like another innovative project the German bridge laying tank was far from new and also proved un successful. By the time of its inception the Allies had similar tanks in service. During initial trials it failed to meet [...]

1/35 Centurion Mk. IIIKorean War Group Build.

This is the 1971 Tamiya kit built as “Caughoo” of the 8th King’s Irish Hussars in Korea, 1950. “Caughoo” is notable for destroying a Cromwell that had been previously captured by the North Koreans. I replaced the kit’s awful [...]

Dragon 1/35 Sd.Kfz.10/4 & 5

A little gem from Dragon.

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" Korean War

Well, yes, it's been a while since I last posted some pics of a finished model. But...oh, OK, I don't have a viable excuse other than to say I've been building lots of models in my head! Don't laugh, you should see the amount of [...]

M3A1 Stuart "Honey", 7th Armored Division, Libia, 1941

This is the 1/35 Academy M3A1 Stuart "Honey" in the correct 'Caunter' scheme (not the incorrect 'blue' scheme that Academy showed). Custom mixed Tamiya acrylics using Mike Starmer's formulas, RAC insignia painted, kit unit [...]

SU-100 Facelift

When I was a kid back in the early 70’s, one of my older brothers was into motorized toys. He had the airplanes on strings that went round in big circles, a little gas-powered ATV, and this 1/25 scale Tamiya tank which had a battery [...]

1/35 T-90A

Two models by Meng and Zvezda. The latter has the rear fuel tanks installed. Both models are complex to build yet, the results are well worth the effort. Meng's model is better engineered and has workable tracks although the natural sag of [...]