iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

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[...]

LS 1/144 Scale Kawanishi “Emily” Flying Boat

This kit was a total hoot to build. No interior to worry about, just slap it together, and then have fun with the painting and detailing. I added the bracing wires for the wing floats, the two radio antenneas and the totally scratch built rada[...]

A Grumman formation to end all Grumman formations

Back in 1997, various air museums were having "Grumman flights." Out at Planes of Fame, they pulled off the Grumman Flight to end all Grumman Flights: F3F-2, FM-2, F6F-5, F7F-3, F8F-2, and TBM-3. I got this shot out of the waist window of "Ph[...]

1/32 VF-11 F-8c

Fisher conversion added. Ce MB Mk5 Seat, Eduard color etch, Mr. Color and Floquil paints. Flame holder was scratched, and I did the center wing myself by removing the hump and filling/ reshaping with Magic Sculpt. I was not fond of using the cen[...]