Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Revell Junkers Ju 88 C-6 Z Nightfighter

From author: It is my first article published on iModeler.com It was my first kit after over 16 years of break from scale modeling (at that point in time I had no knowledge about modeling and had one brush, one glue and Revell paint can). I made[...]

Airfix 1/72, 1971 kit, scratch – SAAB Viggen

Hi, Another vintage kit (1971)... The plane depicted here is a prototype, not a production one, as one can tell by the shape of the wings and markings, for instance. The kit is nice, although it required some putty. I built a cockpit as there [...]

1/48 P-47D “Tony” 5th Emergency Rescue Service ( ERS)

This Aircraft was the P-47D -2-re 42-75855 code 5F-A This aircraft was based at RAF Boxted Essex 1944 The physical rating was 4-F or 5-F, Any aircraft holding this rating was unfit for service . The letters WW (War Weary).aircraft sat on t[...]

Airfix Bf 109 E1, 1/48

A nice little model with few issues. More or less OOB apart from Eduard Brassin replacement wheels, etch seatbelts and Aeromaster decals.

“Three Perfect Ladies in Italy” (Tamiya Spitfire MK VIII, 1/32)

Hi folks, this is my second submission to imodeler... The diorama depicts a possible scene in Italy in 1944: An American Spitfire Mk. VIII is forced to belly-land near to a farm. In order to hide it as far as possible during repair, the aircraf[...]

Classic Airframes Arado Ar 68, 1/48th.

Not the easiest of kits but I found it a very enjoyable build. Mostly OOB but some of the struts were replaced as they were useless! Painted with GS aqueous paints, weathered with pastels and finished with Alclad II flat varnish.

1/72 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII

Just completed this morning, this is my Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII of 452 Sqn RAAF, Morotai 1944. The markings are from DK decals and the model was painted using MRP paints. I added a Eduard Zoom set in the cockpit, very little of which you can see.

Tamiya Beaufighter Night Fighter

Tamiya 1/48th scale Bristol Beaufighter MkVI. I made this model when it was originally released on 1997. This was made straight out if the box, including decal seat belts. I've just replaced the stretched sprue rigging with EZ-Line. I forgot[...]

Willy Lovers Panther

This is the Hobby Boss 1/72 F9F Panther I built a while ago for a group build. I have actually used Hobby Boss F9F-2P kit that I converted to a F9F-2 using Quickboost corrected nose and exhaust resin parts. There is also a Eduard PE zoom-kit. Th[...]

Consolidated PB2B 2 Catalina, A24-353 OX-M, 43 Sqn RAAF Darwin NT 1945.

1/72 Academy, with Red Roo resin and decals, finished in flat black enamel with Future and Xtra flat over all, built for the Year of the Cat GB, mid 2017 to early 2018, more pic's and details there.