iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

P-38F "The Sad Sack" Tamiya's 1/48 P-38

Here's my latest aircraft model. Tamiya's P-38F in the markings of "The Sad Sack" The Sad Sack was flown by leading scorers of the U.S. Army Airforce's 82nd FG, including Maj. Robert Kirtley (4/2/2), Maj. Ernest 'Hawk' Osher [...]

1/72 Anigrand HL-10 Lifting Body

A lifting body is a craft whose body, rather than its wings, generates lift. NASA and the US Air Force researched lifting bodies in the 1960s and 1970s as potential spacecraft designs that could glide to a landing after leaving orbit. A [...]

A second life- as a mayfly! N1K1-J Shiden, 341 Kokutai, 402 Hikotai, in US Hands

On the evaluation of captured Japanese aircraft: the work of the "Tactical Air Intelligence Units" TAIU, illustrated by the fate of the N1K1-J Shiden "341S-23". All parties to the conflict in World War II tried to find [...]

HobbyBoss 1/48 YF-23

I recently decided to build my first jet model and went with the YF-23. The YF-23 was designed by Northrop/McDonnell Douglas when the USAF began looking for a replacement for its fighter aircraft. The USAF chose proposals from two [...]

1/48 New Tooled Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C

Just finished the Buccaneer last night . Started on this beginning of last November . Really great kit and fit . Built out of the box for the first build . For paints i used Mr color , Ak real colors and Tamiya LP . Only areas i did [...]

SAS 75th anniversary GB: Douglas DC6B Super Cloudmaster (1/72 Heller)

This DC6B Super Cloudmaster was build as part of the SAS 75th anniversary group created by Erik @airbum. First I would like to thank Erik @airbum to invite me to this group and to make it possible to be able to join it. Erik was too kind [...]

1/48, Hobby Boss, P-47 D

Hobby Boss, P-47D in 1/48. A very simple kit with few parts. Most of the time was spent creating rivets, correcting mistakes and sanding. Have a great day, everyone!

Yakolev UT-1

Here's my build of Micro-Mir's Yakolev UT-1 in 1:48. I added it to my latest order from Ukraine just because it's a little different and got my attention. It was built as an advanced trainer and aerobatic airplane and was first flown in [...]

1/32 scale Tamiya Mosquito complete build

Hello fellow modelers! Here is my completed 1/32 scale Tamiya Mosquito. First off I can't recommend this kit enough, but only for the experienced builder as it is a complicated build and you really need to pay attention. There are also a [...]

Trumpeter 1/48 Supermarine Seafang F.MK.32

A straight out of the box build except for Tape Belts and the serials and roundels were masked and painted as Trumpeter had them a tad on the fictitious side. Primed with Tamiya Neutral Grey. Painted with Colourcoats Extra Dark Sea Grey, [...]