iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

CF-104 Starfighter – Hasegawa 1/48

Here is my attempt at modeling the CF-104 Starfighter in 1/48th scale. This is my one and only Bare Metal Foil model - it was pretty labor intensive but worth the effort. I applied the BMF panel by panel and mostly used Matt Aluminum but also[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden Empire of Japan GB

My second entry into Louis Gardner's Empire of Japan Group Build,. Thanks for the invitation Louis as I needed an excuse to build this kit and you provided it. This kit has been around for some time and has both raised as well as some recesse[...]

Griffon power! Airfix 1:48 Spitfire FR MkXIVe, 443 Sqn RCAF, Uetersen, Germany 1946

Completed for a recent commission. A lovely kit to build with no issues (other than what I caused myself!). Details: -Master brass barrels - the kit offerings are an odd shape -Exito (printed by Cartograf) 'Sweet Fourteens' decals - amazing! -C[...]

VBSh Kunkadlo – Eduard Limited Edition – 1/72

VBSh Kunkadlo - Eduard Model Accessories Profipack Limited Edition - 1/72 Light aircraft build by Simunek brothers in interwar era. Only one piece was build. Now in Technicke museum in Prague, National Technical Museum, Prague, 1967 to the Pres[...]

Amy Johnson’s DH.60G Gipsy Moth

Amy Johnson (1903-1941) was a record-setting English pilot who was very active during the thirties. In 1930, the 26 year old Johnson became the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia, flying from Croydon to Darwin, a flight wh[...]

Mustang III by Tamiya in 1/48

Built quite a few years ago. I've always had a liking for Mustangs with a Malcolm hood; this build always bothered me somewhat as the kit only offered a closed canopy. Fast forward to 2020 and a period of 'what shall I do next', it occurred to m[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Me-109E-3 in Romanian Colors

I found some really interesting decals for a Romanian Me-109E-3 that led to this build. These planes were former Luftwaffe planes that were handed over to the Romanians. They repainted the planes in their own colors and markings. I used a re[...]

AH-56A Cheyenne, 1/72 Atlantis /Aurora.

Developed by Lockheed for the U S Army Advanced Aerial Fire Support System contract. First flew in 1967 to replace Hueys and eventually the Cobras as attack helicopters. It was a compound helicopter, which included a pusher propeller in the rea[...]

1/48 Airfix P-51D

I finished my 1/48 Airfix P-51D. I did not have a D in my collection. It has been years since I built a 1/48 kit. Painted with Various shades of Alclad (fuselage:Duraluminum, Stainless Steel and White Aluminum and wings in Aluminum.) I used Gunz[...]

1/32 Hasegawa P-47M Thunderbolt ”Josephine”

This is 1/32 Hasegawa P-47M with the markings of “Josephine / My flying machine” from 62FS 56 FG in Boxted January 1945. Cockpit modified with Aires cockpit set and Yahu instrument panel. Wheels are from Barracudacast . I have used Zots decals s[...]