iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

Revell/MPM 1/72 Junkers Ju 290Z Zwilling w/He-178P

Hauptman Steinhoorn was a true envisionist (some called him mad): upon seeing the first Ju 290s developed from the civil Ju 90 versions, he put pressure on everybody to adopt Junkers concept of joining two 290s with a common central wing, [...]

Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat - 1/72

This is one of the US-Navy cats that I like really more, due to its aggressive looking, powerful engine and operational history. The kit is the old Monogram released in 1976 in a new Revell box with new and good decals. Despite the quality [...]

More SMW Telford pics: Asian Air Arms

Andy Binks, a great photographer and contributor to the Asian Air Arms SIG website, snapped a bunch of photos from the show related to the subject and sent them to me to post to the AAA site. I asked if I could double post here, and he [...]

...from 1989, Monogram McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

The F-102 is my most recent finished model and when it went to the airport, it was accompanied by another photo-virgin, this AV-8B Harrier II. Done in Marine markings, she was built during the spring of 1989. It was the fourth model I [...]

1/144 DC-9-33FSAS 75th Anniversary Group Build.

This is an original issue Airfix kit from 1973. I picked it up at a show back in 2017 for $4 US. I dabble in airliners and Douglas products are my favorites. It’s not a bad kit 50 years later. It’s only real failing is that the [...]

Pee Pjin JR-1 Hua Shang Ling 1/48 Chinatown Whatif Model

Chinese fighter, a cheaper answer to the Russian Su-34. It is characterized by the absence of a kitchen for long flights, due to the placement of a box of rice and chopsticks under the seats. The only known film was alienated by the Czech [...]

13 - Academy 1/48 AH-61D Longbow Apache

This kit was a real love/hate situation. I love the Apache and really wanted to extend myself and try new things and put a lot of effort into finishing it off well. The hate part comes around in the bad fit and engineering of this [...]

Eduard 1/48 P-39N Airacobra

Should credit Tom Cleaver's GB titled Build 'Em or Bin 'Em for helping me get the old Mojo juices flowing again. I've had little or no time at the bench for several months but hopefully that will now change. Started this kit long ago as [...]

Scale modeller Reacts - PLASMO's Insane skillsFortunes Of War Models

youtu.be/u5kdoxn-0T0 · on youtube

The First and the Last: Junkers G.38 & Arado E.555

It might have been another very cold January 1945 night, but for Hauptman Ziegel and his crew, the situation could not have been hotter: there they were, flying at 30,000ft with their Amerikabomber fully loaded. Took off from Bordeaux at [...]