iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

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[...]

Lindberg 1/200 Snap Fit Space Shuttle..

Yes another Lindberg, a kit that took a bit of work, as it's got the boosters moulded to the external tank, but a bit of sawing, filling, refining and scratch-building and she came close enough for me. I know the digital image is wrong the Shut[...]

My 1/32 Republic F-105D Thunderchief – “Alice’s Joy”

I submit for your consideration my Trumpeter (mostly) 1/32 Republic F-105D Thunderchief. "Alice's Joy" was Col. Jack Broughton's ride when he was the Vice Wingie at the 355 TFW at Tahkli, Thailand circa 1967. Having read all of Broughton's boo[...]

1/32nd Trumpeter F-100D

I bought this back when it was all the rage at the Nationals in Virginia Beach a few years ago. Fondled it for a long time before finally attacking the sprues, though. If I were better at photography (and Photoshop) you could see the cockpit d[...]

Monogram (Revell Germany) 1/48 He-111H-22

Here is my 1/48 Revll Germany He-111H-22. I got it second hand from a good internet model friend in England. I had not really considered doing a doodlebug carrier, until I found out what this kit included. When I saw an aeromaster sheet include[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D

This is my latest completion, and second Tamiya Thunderbolt. I didn't achieve the transparent look on the grey that I was aiming for, but it will have to do..lol The only issues I have with the kit are the oversized hub on the Hamilton Standard [...]

Airfix 1/72 Bird Dog

The Airfix Bird dog in the scheme of a NZ owned aircraft ZK-NAM. I replaced the ill fitting cokpit roof clear parts, and removed the horrible ejector pin marks on the tail and wings, but left everything pretty much as in the box. Used frisk f[...]