iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

Dragon 1/48 Ju 88G-6

In spite of some fit issues, Dragon's Ju 88G variants have been a favorable topic. The variety of FuG antenna arrays and camouflage schemes culminated in the build of nearly two squadrons.

Revell 1/48 A-26B Invader

This build was the Revell 1/48 A-26B Invader. It was detailed with Eduard photo etch detail sets for the cockpit and the bomb bay. I also used the SAC metal landing gear set. The scheme is the “Maggie’s Drawers” of the 416th BG – [...]

Come see my IIc at sea.

Are you tired of this one yet? This is my interpretation of the ubiquitous 'Nicki,' a Sea Hurricane Mk.IIc that served aboard the escort carrier HMS Nairana during '44. Its colors and composition, or at least its squadron, has been the [...]

Yak 3 in 1/72 Revell (Zvezda)

After spending way too long on the last couple of builds (mostly do to self-inflicted problems and mistakes) I wanted something quick and easy, so scanning the stash, the Yak jumped out at me. Apparently you can do it as a snap-together [...]

Flying Kiwi

This the last of six P-40s I built earlier this year for a club display for the Australian Model Expo. I built them as one group of three and a second group of four. A seventh aircraft was not finished in time for Expo but is now [...]

CSM 1/32 Nieuport 23 in British service.

The Nieuport 23 was a French sesquiplane fighter which the RFC received in May 1917, where upon they removed the fuselage mounted Vickers gun and installed a Lewis gun on a Foster mount to the top wing. The aircraft depicted here is the [...]

KSR-5 aka AS-6 "Kingfish" ; Amodel ; 1/72

Today I present another model of the "aircraft carrier killer" - KSR-5. This missile was a scaled-down version of the X-22. The main purpose of the modification was to allow the Tu-16 to carry missiles of this class. The Tu-16 [...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale Kawasaki Ki-61-1 Tei Hien

I finished this on February 1, 2024, just about a month after completing the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A, which I thought, given its size and complexity, was the best engineered kit I had ever built. Well, this Ki-61 is obviously smaller and [...]

24-hour build: Heller 1/72 Arado Ar 96

I've previously published an article about my 24-hour Airfix Widcat, and this build followed much the same online format: start-to-finish in a 24-hour period with frequently posted updates. Unlike the new-tool Wildcat, the Heller Ar 96 was [...]

Hellenic Phantoms: Hasegawa and Meng's 1/48th R/F-4E.

Hellenic Phantoms had colorful variations throughout their long service period in Greece. Years ago, I bult Hasegawa's 'Hellenic Air Force Special' model of an aircraft that commemorates 50 years of the Phabolous. In general, Hasegawa's [...]