iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Hasegawa 1/48 USAF F-104 Starfighter

Hello, This is my Hasegawa F-104 Starfighter. Nice kit to build OOB, although some of the decals were not that nice. First time using Gunze Mr. Metal Color Aluminum and I was not pleased. I mean, the color was beautiful, but it kept releasing[...]

Airfix Spitfire PR XIX, 1/48

Hello, fellas! This is my attempt at Airfix’s 1/48 Spitfire PR XIX. Some time ago I decided to try and add the most Spitfires variants possible to my collection, which stands at a modest 8 kits build by now, and I sure am thankful to Airfix fo[...]

Chopper Bravo: Huey UH-1H based on the 1/48th Italeri kit UH–1D”Slick”

In Cape Town, South Africa where I live we are plagued by mountain/bush fires in our summer, the so-called " Fire Season". Traditionally this has always been part of our lives, and in recent years an organization called Working on Fire has come[...]

Supermarine Spitfire – Tiger Model – 1:Egg

Very nice kit, much better than the Hasegawa ones, fit was very good, also the decals response was very good. MrPaint paints, freehand, low pressure 0.6-0.8 bar.

Curtiss Soc Seagull – vac u form project – 1/48 Wings

I love U.S. Navy planes and specially those of the yellow wings era, but the Curtiss Soc Seagull is amazing. Unfortunately biplanes of this period are very difficult to be found in 1/48 scale. The Curtiss Seagull is, from my view point, very in[...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale Fairey Swordfish Mk. II

Hello iModeler! This kit was a gift from my lovely wife, and It was a total joy to build! I used a Quickboost resin exhaust pipe and EZ line for the rigging. Paints are Vallejo Model Air shot through my Sotar 20/20. The rest is scratch or ou[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F-6D “Nose Art Group Build”

My first off the bench for 2019 is Tamiya's old P-51D completed as an F-6D Recce bird from the 10th Photo Reconnaissance Group. This aircraft was flown by Lt. John R. "Red" Ellis, who obviously was from the great state of Kentucky. The art work [...]

My first post: P51 D Mustang

Hi guys. My name is Jordyn Collier. I am new to this site, and I am 15. This P51 D Mustang was flown by Col. John D Landers during the second world war. He was a part of the 84th Fighter Squadron, and he received 36.5 confirmed kills, 14.5 of wh[...]

The 1/32 Z-M Do-335 Forward Engine is Done

I finally got around to at least finishing off the forward engine of this beast. There are a ton of parts on these little gems. This is one of the best non-resin engines ou there. The block was painted using a variety Mission Models Paints that[...]

JU-87 D3 – Stuka, 1/72

This is a plane I built to a friend. It represents one of Hans-Ulrich Rudel planes, ence the chevrons, yellow stripes on the wings and the green nose (as he describes in his book). The kit is from Hoby-boss, on 1/72 scale, and seems quite nice. [...]