iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

How to use dry pastels for washes

A complement to the recently posted video tutorial How to emphasize detail with pin washes, this clip demonstrates the some basic weathering technique using dry pastels or pigments rather than oils. Found on SMConsortium.

Eduard 1/32 Bf109E1, Jagdgruppe 88 “Legion Condor”

Here is my rendition of a Legion Condor Messerschmitt Bf109E1 using the Eduard 1/32 kit. This is the aircraft of Uffz. Heinrich Windemuth, who was the last member of Jadggruppe88 KIA in Spain. He was shot down on February 6th, 1939 while attac[...]

Revell 1:144 737 ”6000th 737” LN-NOL

My recently finished Revell 737 with Braz winglets. Nice kit, but needs adjustments. This is my first airliner, and I think it came out quite well! I used cheap rattle can for the white parts, and Revell 31 for the nose. Enjoy, and feel free [...]

Revell 1:48 F-117A

Hello everybody on imodeler! First of all, this is my first post here, and I think this is a nice page! So, here is my recently build. Nice and easy, and it went together quite nice! I used Humbrol paints, and they were airbrushed. I hope you [...]

Building The KINETIC F-84F

By Jack Mugan Sometime last year at a model show I managed to pick up a new 48th scale kit from a model company called KINETIC. The vendor had a nice build up of the model on display and he assured me it was built right out of the box. I tho[...]

Need for Speed

The Need for Speed By Jack Mugan Have you ever been browsing through one of you reference books and suddenly see a photo of an aircraft in markings you somehow missed before? That is what happened to me while reading my Squadron in acti[...]

Gates Learjet 1/48

This is the Revell (Hasegawa) Gates Learjet in 1/48 scale. Despite its age the kit is really nice, well ok you’ll have to live with the raised panel lines. This is my only airliner/bizjet so far and I built is just because I like the look of th[...]

Tamiya A6M2 1/32 scale Progress pictures

Hi, Hope you enjoy my progress pics. Not far to go now and I will be finished. Have been working on this for the past few months, on and off when I get the time. I will post more pics when finished.

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 [...]

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[...]