iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

Copper State Models 1/32 Caudron G.III

This is a very well designed model. The building experience is much like Wingnut Wings models. The surface areas are crisp with good fabric rendition. Instructions are detailed, but not confusing. You may want to go back and forth through [...]

Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Vb (late) EP120

The Airplane: With the arrival of the Fw 190 in August 1941 the Spitfire Vb was outclassed in everything but turning radius. As Al Deere said, “Turning doesn’t win battles!” In an effort to counter the Fw-190 threat at lower [...]

O-2A US Navy Service, ICM 1/48

Hello This is a nice kit that went together well, apart from the known issues with weak rear landing gear. I strengthened mine with a thin strip of metal cut from a baked bean tin, bent and super glued in place. I used an after market [...]

Monogram B-24D "Sleepy / The Squaw" Bond Tour Markings in 1/48th Scale

I have always really liked the B-24 and have built a few of these kits over the years. Ungainly looking, and never getting the love from the press and many aircrews that the B-17 did, I still love it. When I was young I read a lot of [...]

Facing Challenges

I've heard that there is no such thing as a bad model kit. There are just good kits and challenging kits. I recently built a couple of challenging kits of historically notable aircraft--ICM 1/72 Ghost of Kyiv and Classic Airframes 1/48 [...]

Video: Painting a 1/35 Panzer 1 in DESERT Camouflage.

1/72 Octopus I.M.A.M. Ro.43

This kit was a challenge like I'd never had before, a short run kit with vague instructions, no alignment pins and vac form canopies, but its such a cool plane and I had to do it. So off I went, and what fun I had, yes, yes, I'm a s****r [...]

Viking Spear...1/48 Saab J32B Lansen, Svenska Flygvapnet

So, after Harvard and Saab 17, here´s my dad´s third and last Swedish subject for now. As with all HB/Trumpeter kits the HB Lansen has its shape and accuracy issues but it looks like a Lansen. The only thing my dad did was engraving some [...]

Pretty in Pink

Hi All! Here is another Spitfire, this time a Spitfire MK.I PR Type Ic (early or first). It started out as an Airfix 1/48th scale Spitfire Vb, which led to more work but I had run out of Spitfire Is. The wings had the bulges removed ( I [...]

Alles kaputt! A Junkers Ju 290A-7 crosses the Atlantic.

To the original: Junkers Ju-290 A-7 "Alles Kaputt" (Everything Broken) The story that the Junkers Ju 290A-7 shown here can tell has undoubtedly earned the title "highly unusual". Even a first glance finds some [...]