iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Building The KINETIC F-84F

By Jack Mugan Sometime last year at a model show I managed to pick up a new 48th scale kit from a model company called KINETIC. The vendor had a nice build up of the model on display and he assured me it was built right out of the box. I tho[...]

Need for Speed

The Need for Speed By Jack Mugan Have you ever been browsing through one of you reference books and suddenly see a photo of an aircraft in markings you somehow missed before? That is what happened to me while reading my Squadron in acti[...]

1/32nd FW-190D

This post is more a test of Firefox than anything else. My very first post (the Z-M Skyraider) was done through Firefox - my usual browser). Subsequent articles were posted via Safari because the other one stopped working [well, maybe it wasn't [...]

Trumpeter 1/32nd F-105G “Wild Weasel”

BIG model....25" nose-to-tail - 12" wingspan. Painted, marked and loaded to my own likes (which means it ain't necessarily "accurate"). Not an ideal photo background, but uncluttered nonetheless - except for those fishin' lines (gotta get that [...]

Gates Learjet 1/48

This is the Revell (Hasegawa) Gates Learjet in 1/48 scale. Despite its age the kit is really nice, well ok you’ll have to live with the raised panel lines. This is my only airliner/bizjet so far and I built is just because I like the look of th[...]

Tamiya A6M2 1/32 scale Progress pictures

Hi, Hope you enjoy my progress pics. Not far to go now and I will be finished. Have been working on this for the past few months, on and off when I get the time. I will post more pics when finished.

Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing

The XB-35 emerged from the Northrop manufacturing plant in Hawthorne, California and took to the air on June 25, 1946. Powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major engines which drove contra-rotating four-bladed propellers in a pusher [...]

1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5P conversion

I wanted to do a Hellcat in these markings ever since I saw the photo in a Hellcat reference, the Model Graphics book on the Hellcat. When I found out that Superscale put decals out for one of these VF-84 aircraft, I went ahead with it. I used [...]

1/32 Trumpeter Mig-19

Boy, I dunno whatcha did while you were off-line, but those pictures just downloaded at the speed of light! I might even try Firefox on my next post- might work now. This was built a few months back using MM buffable metalizers in the spray can[...]

Tamiya’s 1/32nd Zero

When I finally decided to build this fine example of the famed Japanese Zero, I was hoping against all odds I wouldn't somehow mess it up. Rather than paint the aircraft that IJN Green color that everybody was using (it seemed), I thought I'd tr[...]