iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

First and last

Hey All, The First and Last build idea was an idea suggested by fellow iModeler Paul Barber. Hope to see more of the groups additions soon. The aircraft I chose for my FIRST and LAST builds are based on the so-called “career” of a WW2, USAAF, p[...]

Classic Revell 1/32 P-38J Rescue Kit

This kit was going into the dumpster and the hobby shop owner asked if I wanted it. It had been started with tube glue. The cockpit and nose guns were firmly glued in place. Yet I took this and another 1/32 kit home. Having never built one b[...]

Revell 1/48 F9F-5P

Whew, glad to finish this one off and it did turn out nice. There were a few glitches in assembly that slowed down the line-mainly a bad mis-alignment of the tip tanks at the ends. That took a lot of work to rein in and I had to be very carefu[...]

Saab ja 37 viggen

SAAB ja 37 Viggen 1/48 ESCI KIT THIS model was donated ti me by My friend modeler Paolo Cattaneo as a souvenir of Him,he used the old ESCI KIT 1/48 scale. A Neomega cockpit,the lines of the panels have been re- engraved and made other improvem[...]

1/48 SDB-1 Dauntless

Finally got this one finished after some stops and restarts since January 2021. I used the Accurate Miniatures SDB-3 kit for two reasons, one it's the one I had in my stash, and secondly most of the changes between the -1 and -3 were internal an[...]

Eduard 1/48 Tempest V – Pierre Clostermann

The Airplane: When Sydney Camm first designed what became the Typhoon in the late 1930s, not that much was known about high speed flight and heavy weaponry, with the result that the Typhoon’s wing turned out to be too thick. The result was tha[...]

WNW Ships Camel 2F.1 N6602 HMS. Furious

1:32 Tamiya, Alclad II, printing ink and Vallejo paints Model Kasten rigging Gaspatch 1:48 turnbuckles Duro pitot wires Prop : Oils over acrylic

Operation Barbarossa…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-4, Royal Hungarian Airforce

Built in 2017. Eduard kit with HAD decals (the Hungarian crosses on the F-4 sheet were too large so my dad used some of another HAD sheet), Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, EZ Line for wiring, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines. The model show[...]

Worimi Hornet

On the 24th of February, 2015, at the Australian International Airshow, the Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown unveiled the ‘Worimi’ F/A-18A Hornet. It was commissioned by the Royal Australian Air Force to demonstrate its appreciation f[...]

Arma Yakovlev Yak-1b

I was so impressed with Arma’s FM-2 Wildcats that I ordered a couple of their Yak-1’s from Hannants. This is kit 70027, their “Expert Set” which contains photoetch and a mask set. The parts are of the highest quality with beautiful surface det[...]