iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Attack of the 109s, Pt. 1: 1/32 Bf-109B-2

Eduard Weekend Bf-109E-1 kit, mated to Alley Cat's Bf-109B-2 conversion, using the Alley Cat decals. Lots of folks (thanks to the "experts" - as my father with 150 independent patents once described an "expert": a drip under pressure) don't rea[...]

Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4

As the Second World War drew to a close, the last primary operational Bf 109 fighter variant, the K-4, was introduced to the skies. The Bf 109K-4 was a pressurized-cabin, high-altitude capable fighter-interceptor that would draw to a close Mes[...]

My favorite Five….an exciting new series….

Well maybe not exciting, interesting perhaps, but maybe not, mildly amusing?....oh never mind. I was sitting the other day with nothing to do (300 plus model kits all over the place and nothing to do? hmmm. Maybe my wife is right.) and started t[...]

1/48 “Humpin Honey” Monogram B-29 Superfortress

My planes just keep on getting bigger, actually I've always loved the b-29. As an avid fan of WWII it was a must to be a fan of the b-29 considering it was the plane that dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan. Originally I was going to purchase the[...]

1/48 Hasegawa F/A 18D

Hey Guys, just finished Hasegawa's 48th scale F/A 18D kit and i used aftermarket decals, due to the kit lacking in the seat detail, i made my own seatbelts for the first time, and mixed my own colours, Hope you like it,

1/48 Spitfire Mk.XII converted from Tamiya Mk.V

Here is one of my old stories from the past. I did not checked my notes but probably this was my first converted model including some surgery and inexperience. This is Spitfire Mk.12 with the markings of 41 st squadron ( EB-B MB 882 ) flown by [...]

TBF-1 Avenger (conversion of the 1/48 Accurate Miniatures kit)

Done back in 1998, using the KMC TBF-1 conversion to do an early-production TBF-1. The KMC wingfold consisted of the resin wing center section; The outer wing "hangs" on a piece of piano wire from the resin center section to the horizontal sta[...]

Tamiya 1/48 A6M2 Rufe

Nothing special about this one. A classic Tamiya kit that still holds up well even more than 30 years after its original release. I built mine stock out-of-the-box. Painted with Tamiya acrylics. A nice, quick and pleasant build.

The Wildcatfish (Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 conversion)

A nice way to turn a $30 kit into a $150 model. Tamiya's excellent F4F-4 with the Cutting Edge conversion set to do the F4F-3S "Wildcatfish." and the Just Plane Stuff F3F-3 wing set. The sets included new non-folding wings (JPS) and the ponto[...]

1:72 English Electric Lightning F.2A

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I had the idea of building the 1:72 Trumpeter Lightning F.2A kit. It looked great in the box, so it should be a nice quick little build, eh? Those of you who are familiar with that kit and its foils know tha[...]