iModeler Armor

All about AFV and other military model making.

Italian MBT C1 Ariete in 1/35th scale

This is the Trumpeter kit in 1/35th scale. It's a really good kit of the first version of the Ariete. Several resin sets where created to update it. Trumpeter released an updated kit that you can use to build an Ariete that was active in Irak.

Strv 122

Here's a little blast from the past, Swedish Strv 122 created using the Tamiya Leopard 2A5 kit and the HKCW convertion. Built by Anders Isaksson ( @aisak ) and shared here with his permission. A complete build-up article of this model was publi[...]

How to: Easy chipping technique with Humbrol Maskol

This video shows how to use a sponge, an airbrush and Humbrol Maskol to simulate heavy chipping on armor models. (please disregard the music...)

How to emphasize detail with pin washes

Washes, an important part of the weathering process were arguably brought to the mainstream by wargamers. Here is a 7-minute video from Wargamers Consortium to show you how to make and apply panel line and detail pin washes.

Tiger in the Grass

This is the AFV Club/Skybow 1/48th scale Tiger I . I am not an armor expert so I cannot speak to the kits accuracy, but I do believe everyone will agree it looks like a Tiger I and will not be confused for any other tank. I would also like [...]

Japanese 4×4 Light Vehicle Type 95 Kurogane

Tamiya 1:48 Kurogane The model is a typical Tamiya, just to build. It is missing some details, but there are certainly photoets to detail with if you want.

Do you like Shermans?

I do. I used to hate them. I thought they were very ugly and brutish. I do love T-34s and thought they look very sleek and streamlined. Upon building my first sherman, I fell in love with them too and am in the process of building approx 16 diff[...]

Dragon 1/6th scale machine gun series

The only gripe I have with the manufacturer is the lack of directions. The "instruction sheet" is one piece of paper with a black & white photograph of the assembled model with part numbers and arrows pointed toward the general location. No[...]

How to paint figure faces easily with an airbrush – video tutorial

Tutorial on how to paint a face with an airbrush, using Warhammer figures as examples. Great effect in 2 minutes!