iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Academy B-17 Update

Okay so i apologize for the delay in posts. The last few days have been my hectic build days to get this finally taken care of. First off, all the praise I had for the fit of the cockpit went right out the window with the fuselage being put toge[...]

Fanera-2 (MicroMir 1/72)

This model is my entry for the "iModeler at the Movies" group build (if you missed announcement, here is the link – join and participate!). NIAI-1 "Fanera-2" (fanera/фанера means plywood) was a soviet light civil airplane of mid thirties. As [...]

1/32 Tamiya RNZAF F4U-1A Corsair

I present to you my Corsair. I started this thing about two years ago and did built a little here and a little there. I guess I got a little sidetracked with other projects and I'm sure that never happens to any of you. Anyway, I painted it with[...]

F4U-1A, wheels down, flaps down, hook down.

This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya Vought F4U-1A Corsair. The markings are from Superscale Decals sheet number 48-501. 'Big Hog' VF17, USS Bunker Hill. Aeromaster paint was used for the main colours. After looking at photos of Corsairs coming in[...]

1/32 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.V

This is 1/32 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.V with the markings of SN222 JF-E "Le Grand Charles", from No.3 squadron, Fassberg, late April / early May 1945. I have used Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.V “Hi-Tech” kit. Cockpit modified with Ya[...]

F 84 Thunderstreak

This model kit is from an old mold of the Italeri Brand 1/48. During the assembly i had many lace problems. A lot of putty and sandpaper. The metallic paint is from AK , very delicate at the time of masking. Mediocre final result

Big Beautiful Doll – P-51D Mustang in 1/48

This is a build of Col John Landers' famous 'Big Beautful Doll' with a bit of a twist - at the end of World War 2 he became commander of the 361st Fighter Group which had yellow noses and medium blue trim instead of the 78th Fighter Group's more[...]

1/48 AMT P-40N

Another entry from what Louis Gardner has termed the "Bebout Curtiss Factory." This is my attempt at trying to build two kits at the same time, which is a bit of a challenge, but nothing as crazy as when Louis does 6 Spitfires at a time. This mo[...]

Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning F.2A

My attempt at the Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning F.2A. I chose the version flown by Wing Commander J.B. Michell of No. 92 Squadron, based in Gutersloh, Germany. It’s an imperfect build of a great little kit. It’s so gratifying that Airf[...]

HYAKUSHIKI SHITEI III KAI Air Defense Fighter 1:48 scale TAMIYA kit

16th Dokuritsu Hikotai, Japan, 1945. Built from box. The kit is old but gold, not the decals though. Photographed in photo box.