iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

1/72 SBD-5 DauntlessVB-16, April 1944.

“White 35” was a SBD-5 assigned to VB-16 on the USS Lexington (CV-16) in April 1944. It was flown by LTJG George Blacken & RM Leo Boulanger. I used a 1996 boxing of the Hasegawa SBD-5, which came with decals for White 45 of the [...]

Robinson R-44 ; Kovozávody Prostějov ; 1/72

Today I want to present a model of Robinson R-44 in the colors of the Czech fire department. The model +/- in the painting from the box. The left sticker with the inscription "FIRE RESCUE TEAM" is in incorrect colour in the kit - [...]

Albatros D.III, Oeffag (153.106), 1:48, Eduard, Lt. Franz Gräser, Flik 61J, 18 victories

I present another Oeffag model, this time from the 106 series. The propeller cone started to be removed from these series, due to constant problems with it falling off very often in flight. About the Albatross of the Austro-Hungarian Air [...]

A ‘George’, by George! Hasegawa 1/72 N1K2-J

I don’t know how long I’ve had this kit, but Scalemates shows this ‘Blue B1’ boxing being released in 1980 (original tooling from 1977 – but it might even be an older Mania kit?). Impressive kit with very nice fit and nicely [...]

Saab SK 60 times three! Part II: a formation of four Saab SK60s called "the Vikings" and the Swedish neutrality.

The history of the Swedish Air Force is a reflection of the neutral political stance that the great Nordic country developed in the fateful years of the 20th century. In 1905, two years after the first motorised flight had been achieved, [...]

Trumpeter 1/32 Swordfish Mk. I

Trumpeter's Swordfish is a great kit. Not only that it is an enlargement of Tamiya's magnificent 1/48th kit, but also that it is impressive thanks to its large size. The texture surface of the biplane is largely canvas. The texture surface [...]

Top P-40 Ace

This the first of six P-40s I built earlier last year for a club display for the Australian Model Expo. I built them as one group of three and a second group of four. A seventh aircraft was not finished in time for Expo but is now [...]

Academy 1/144 B-52H

I'd say another teeny gem by Academy but it ain't so teeny. It's still a gem tho, with outstanding fit and surprising detail given its scale...they even give you canopy masks in the kit. Decals are tiny and numerous but they are easy to [...]

Tamiya 1/48 Bf109 E3

This Is a very easy model to assemble. Only a few issues. Decals were very good to apply. This represents the 109E of Adolf Galland in France in August 1940 well before his Mickey Mouse marked planes. I found several online photos of [...]

1/48 ICM 48195 Ki-21 Ib "Sally" Japanese Heavy Bomber with 60th Sentai markings.

This is a model I recently built. I knew when I heard it was coming out I immediately placed one on Pre Order with Squadron. I am a huge fan of WW2 era Japanese aircraft. When it finally arrived, I posted a kit review on the kit. Next I [...]