iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Bill Bosworth does it again: 1/32 scratchbuilt Consolidated PB-2A

Another Bosworth masterpiece. The PB-2A, is significant for being the first fighter in United States Army Air Corps service to have retractable landing gear, an enclosed and heated cockpit for the pilot, and an exhaust-driven turbo-supercharge[...]

Classic Airfix Typhoon (1959) Tweaked Just a bit

One this kit I used a replacement Falcon vacu-form canopy, a prop and wheels from the Academy kit. Paint by Tamiya. Even thought it is over 60 years old it does scale well on a Bentley plan. This was a simple and fun build.

1/144 scale RMAF DHC-4 Caribou

Greetings to all members, This is another 1/144 scale build which is the RMAF vintage air transport the retired DHC-4 Caribou which was decommissioned in the year 2000. The model kit was used was A-Models which had many fitting and gap issues I[...]

Harrier GR.3, 3 Sqn RAF, 1/72 Airfix

I built this model back in 2019, nearly two years ago. The Harrier has been on my wish list for a very long time, and I finally bought one when Airfix released its new tool kits. I love the new Airfix releases, the designers really manage t[...]

Airwar over Austria…Focke-Wulf Fw190F-8, Royal Hungarian Airforce

Built in 2016. Hasegawa kit with Techmod decals (which weren´t the best, as you may see, the outer areas of the spinner spirale didn´t lie down smoothly), painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, aerials with EZ Line. The book "Hungarian Fighter[...]

The F-86-f Sabre in Portuguese service

THE F-86-F SABRE IN PORTUGAL On August 25, 1958, the first North American F-86F Sabre of the Portuguese Air Force (FAP) landed at Air Base N° 2 (BA2), Ota. They were part of a shipment of 30 (later 50) planes that were successively received, [...]

Project Spike ASAT F-106A, 1/72 Hasagwa.

This F-106A was used on Project Spike which was an ASAT program of the early '70s. Being fired from an F-106, the missile would release a terminal homing vehicle guided by solid rocket motors on a trajectory to intercept a selected satellite. St[...]

5 – Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat 1/72 from Sword

I went into this build just wanting to use this kit as a practice but fell in love with this plane, it was designed to be a massive upgrade to the flying forces in WW2 but got there 2 weeks to late. Because of the lack of it's service I kept th[...]

B-24 J, ‘Cocktail Hour’, 43rd Bomb Group 64th Bomb Squadron

Hi everybody, This time I would like to present my latest build: B-24 J ‘Cocktail Hour’. The kit is the 1/72 Hasegawa B-24J build straight from the box. Regarding the kit (the full review is available on this link: I found it difficult to ma[...]

Dora Wings 1/72 Westland Lysander Mk III (SD)

Hi there, This one was sitting in the stash for quite some time and I decided to go for it despite it probably being a bit more than my skill level could cope with. A challenging kit that repays careful preparation and patience along with sand[...]