iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

The V-173 “Flying Pancake,” did it stack up?

Aerodynamics are a funny thing. In the 1930s, flight was only three decades old. People who had never seen a man fly let alone an aircraft at one time were still very much alive, in fact only middle aged. As new as the concept was, aviation was [...]

Goodyear FG-1D Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena 1/48 Academy

This is my last "weekend" kit. You know this old Academy F4U-4B kit, but i little modificate it. New seatbelts, change antennas, cannones and propeller. Decals is from LF Models. This is camo from 1968 behind "Soccer war".

I like a good Mustang

Another one from the archives. This is the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang with Lifelike Decals, Eduard fabric seatbelt and Barracuda oval tread wheels and tires. Built as 44-151103 flown by Col. Dick Rowland, CO 348 FG Luzon, Phillipines, early 1945[...]

A Brazilian in French clothing

This is the 48th scale Hobbyboss Tucano. Built as an EMB-312F serving with the French Air Force while based at Salon-de-provence AB in 2009. Extras are the fantastic decals from Caracal, Pavla ejection seats and Quick boost exhausts. The red and[...]

It was going to be literally out of the box

A while back on another site someone started a thread about building a kit without painting any of it. Just a pure build to see how well you could do without hiding flaws with paint. Most everyone said “no way.” But I kinda liked the idea and so[...]

Curtiss F6C-3 Hawk

The Curtiss F6C Hawk played an important role in the development of the tactic of Naval dive-bombing. The following comes from the book, "Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower" by Thomas Wildenberg: "Th[...]

1/32 Scale MB 326 K Scratch Build , FINISHED

Well, its time to reveal the completed model of the Impala Mk 2, or commonly known as the MB 326 K, I really enjoyed building the Mk 1 and the Mk 2 in 32nd scale, two iconic Aircraft of the South African Airforce. The Impala Mk 2 being used as a[...]

F-5E Tiger II Swiss Air Force

Just finished the F-5E Tiger II in the colors of the squadron 11 based at that time in Dübendorf/Switzerland. Orange fuel tank and armed with two Sidewinders.

The B-17 civil sister: Boeing 307 Stratoliner

In the first post-war decades, the name Boeing was to become synonymous with the rapidly developing cosmos of civil passenger aviation. Epoch-making designs such as the Boeing 707 revolutionised both the market and aviation technology. At the en[...]

X-3 Stiletto

I somehow found this 1/144 scale kit by DRAGON on the web site back in mid 2015. Like any modeler, I just had to have that kit. I never heard of a real jet aircraft that looked like this. I don't recall if the clear model came with the white ve[...]