iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Chino’s MiG-15 in flight

Proving just how good a pilot Steve Hinton is, here he is flying formation with a Cessna 210, from which I took these pix. And in case you want to ask "How close was he?" these photos were taken with a 55mm lens and are full-frame uncropped.

Nichimo 1/48th Ki-45 ‘Toryu’ OOB Dual Build

This pair of Nichimo Ki-45s was built with no extras other than seatbelts. These had been in my stash for years and I'd also obtained the Hasegawa kit, so I decided to build these first since I was in the mood for a quick no fuss project. I con[...]

1/48th ProModeler by Revell-Monogram Bf-110G-4

I thought since I posted pictures of my Cyber Hobby Bf-110 that it my be interesting to also post pictures of my Revell-Monogram Bf-110G-4. I built this one a while back and have to say I really enjoyed the kit. I thought the detail in the kit[...]

Ki-61

Hasegawa's 1/48 Ki-61. I finished this one a couple of years ago. OOB.

Chino’s D4Y3 Judy (WIP)

Some pix of Chino's D4Y3 Suisen (Judy). Terrible weather, but this was the first time she was out in public and got started up, so it was a case of suck it up and unlimber the camera. The airplane will never fly, due to the corrosion in the wi[...]

Tamiya 1/48th F4F-4 with KMC F4F-3 Conversion Set

This Wildcat is finished in the VF-42 markings of the machine flown by Scott McCuskey at the Battle of Coral Sea, while shipped aboard the USS Yorktown. The KMC -3 wings fit very nicely, but cutting and filing the mating surface requires a bit [...]

Koga’s Zero

"ONE OF THE GREATEST PRIZES OF THE PACIFIC WAR." As part of the greater battle of Midway, this Zero flew from the Ryujo and took part in a raid on Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. The Zero was damaged in that raid and made a forced landing in [...]

Grumman F6F-3 Otaki/Arii 1/48

Started with the best of intentions to be a straight forward OOB build, the urge to add a few extra details began as I realized how well the rather basic kit captured the shape of the Hellcat. The discovery of an aftermarket resin cockpit and a[...]

B-29 “FIFI” walkaround …

She made a stop here in Daytona a few months back. It was the one (and probably) - ONLY time I'll have have this opportunity. I shall now refrain from hogging the forum - for now. Thanks.again for your patience and I trust many of you will fi[...]

A-10 Walkaround pics…

These were taken down in Titusville at one of the Valiant Air Command's annual airshow. Now if I could just get all these people to get outta my pictures - lol Hope these may be of a little help to some of you jet guys - thank you and enjoy the[...]