iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

In Stark Contrast to The Fire Station

The same month I was arguing with that darned fire station I was also building a 1/48th scale FineMolds A5M-4 "Claude" for some much-needed relaxation. Like all recent kits from that manufacturer this one just fell together, needing no filler an[...]

F-18 Spanish Aggressor

I build many years ago this bird on 1/72 scale, paint by brush. Now this my new on 1/48 OOB Hobby Boss with decals from Series Espaňolas.

1/72 Academy P-51 “North Africa”

I just finished the 1/72 Academy P-51 "North Africa" boxing. I think the kit had been languishing in the stash for about a decade so it was time to get it built and I kind of like the look of the Allison powered Mustangs. The kit came with a 1[...]

1/48th Hasegawa F4U-4 (Hybrid)

Having seen a photo of a F4U-4 Corsair in unusual markings I was motivated to attempt to model that plane. The final shot in this presentation is of the actual plane used as the basis of the build. That Corsair was a F4U-4 from VBF-81 in war ga[...]

1/72 Hasegawa P-2H Neptune (P2V-7) of VP-4

The 1/72 Hasegawa P-2H Neptune (P2V-7) is now complete! I added a couple of details the completed this special build. There are numerous photos of the aircraft showing all the details. I am waiting for the brass nameplate to arrive then the airc[...]

Monogram/Encore 1/48 F-102A “Case XX” wing. 196th FIS California ANG

History: What became the F-102 marked a major change in design and development of fighters. It was the result of a recommendation made on October 8,1948, by the Air Force Senior Officers Board that the service organize a competition for a new [...]

Dauntless!

This is the 1/48 Dauntless from Academy. I chose to interpret an SBD-2 from VMSB-241, based on Midway Atoll in 1942 and, I assume, one of the planes used in the fabled attack on the Japanese fleet in June. Since it was first produced by Accura[...]

Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair, 1/48. A Folded Bird.

Afternoon folks, here's another older build and another Corsair, this time it was my first attempt at trying to handle the ANA 623 Sea Blue. This Corsair was built alongside my previous post, the Birdcage F4U-1, and was started early April [...]

Of Memory Lane and Angry Clients.

These photos are models I no longer own, or for what I know, no longer exist. Sorting through old family files resurfaced these ghosts to me, reflecting on my younger years and my decision to do commission model work. Around my high school and c[...]

Sikorsky HRS 1, HR 10, HMR 161, Korea 1951.

1/72 Italeri, built 07-2020 to 12-2020 for the Korea war GB, more pic's and details there, finished in MM 15042 enamel with Pledge over kit decals.