iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Bristol Beaufighter TF. X

Here’s my version of the 1/72 Airfix Bristol Beaufighter TF. X. As most builders seem to, I chose to depict NE829, flown by No.144 Squadron from RAF Banff in Aberdeenshire. Built straight from the box, this is a great little kit, with a fit go[...]

North American P-51-D Mustang “Blondie” WWII USA military aircraft 1:48 TAMIYA model, built out of box + Eduard seatbelts

North American P-51-D Mustang "Blondie" WWII USA military aircraft 1:48 TAMIYA model, built out of box + Eduard seatbelts. P-51 Mustang was the most famous American fighter of WW2. Extremely fast and highly manoeuvrable. This particular aircra[...]

Desert varrior Spitfire MK5 Trop WW2 1942 British RAF military plane 1:48 Revell kit, built out of box.

Served at RAF 92th Squadron in Egypt in 1942. Building hours: 60

1/48 Dewoitine D-520

Tamiya kit. This model represents an aircraft at Mostaganem North Africa, in 1941. I used the Aires cockpit set which Is quite nice but doesn't even come close to fitting the kit is was supposedly designed for. The crash pad in front of the g[...]

Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun – Eduard – 1/48

Bf-108 Taifun Eduard Profipack 1/48 scale, not a ultimate kit from Eduard but good enough to make something decent. Mr.Paint paints, Fengda airbrush, Ammo wash and pigments.

Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat U.S.S. Hornet VF-17 “Jolly Rogers”

the VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" were formed on January 1,1943 at NAS Norfolk under the command of LT. Commander John T. "Tommy" Blackburn as CO and Roger Hedrick as XO...Blackburn was a Buffalo and F4F pilot but VF-17 was the second naval squadron to[...]

Yakovlev Yak-36 Freehand, Anigrand 1/144

The Yakovlev Yak-36 is one of three bonus kits in Anigrand‘s offering of the Ekranoplan Lun in 1/144. It is a short-run resin kit from Hongkong. I replaced the landing gear, scratch-built the thrust deflector between the front and rear gear, th[...]

P-51C Tuskegee 1:72

I want to share some images of my 1:72 Academy P-51C in the colours of Tuskegee Airmen. The model was build pretty much straight from the box, I only added an Eduard Zoom set to the cockpit and cut out and dropped the flaps. The decals are f[...]

Detail I’ve never seen – Japanese Aircraft Detail

Greetings, fellow iModelers! I was watching a short 1952 movie entitled "Okinawa." In it were some great shots of Japanese pilots (actually filmed by Japanese photographers) manning their planes (dive & torpedo bombers) before flying to th[...]

Eject! Eject! Eject! Jolly Rogers F-14A continues

Chuck has an excellent review of this kit today, and I can tell you it builds like a dream. One area it needs attention from though is the seats. I bought Eduard Brassin seats, modified the cushions to the non-ribbed type, added a few missing [...]