iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

D.520 AMS Relief Project – Pt 2

I am one of Vic Russell's partners in the this AMS Relief project. I'm not sure it was entirely effective, in my case...;-), I built this kit when was first released it and I remember it being a " beer & pretzel" weekend build. For whatever [...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D2 “Captured Thunderbolt – Zirkus Rosarius”

This is P-47 D2 Thunderbolt with the markings of Zirkus Rosarius. This special unit of the Luftwaffe, also known as the "Wanderzirkus Rosarius", was in charge of testing captured British and American aircraft which were all repainted in German [...]

The F4B-4’s brother: the 1/32 P-12E

The Hasegawa P-12E, done with kit decals for the B Flight leader of the 6th Pursuit Squadron in Hawaii, circa 1932-33. Kit was modified with a tail skid, and the wingtip lights were changed from the Navy version.

1/48 Tamiya Heinkel HE-219

This is not a recently finished model but one of my favourites. This was built with the markings of 1/ NJG1 ( May 1945) Photo edge instrument panel and the seat belts are from Eduard. Painting was done with Gunze Sangyo and Tamiya acrylics. Fir[...]

1/32 Hasegawa F4B-4

Further proof of how good the Hasegawa 1/32 "Between the wars" kits are. The raised panel detail on this kit is dead-on, comparing it with the 1:1 P-12E (painted as an F4B-3) at Chino. My old friend the late Dick Best (the man who sank the Aka[...]

Eduard 1/48 I-16 type 29, pilot- Lt. P.Kharitonov, summer 1941

But freshly baked model, fresh from the oven :). Model I-16 in view of the company Eduard is probably not needed, all it knows. I added a some cabin equipment and replaced the vacuum canopy. Forehead etched hood, from the little-known (yet))) Ru[...]

D.520 AMS Relief Project

This D.520 was a build with 2 other guys, each building our own, for relief from AMS from our current projects that had us a bit frustrated. So we decided to build the Tamiya 1/48 D.520 out of the box for the most part. I added some Tamiya tape [...]

VFA-14 Super Hornet

This is a 1/48 Revell F/A-18E kit that I completed in November of 2012. I finished it with Humbrol enamels and CAM decals. The model depicts the CO's plane when detached to USS Ronald Reagan during her maiden journey from Norfolk to the west c[...]

Mitsubishi A6M5 “ATAIU”

Technical Air Intelligence Units (TAIU) were joint Allied military intelligence units formed during World War II to recover Japanese aircraft to obtain data regarding their technical and tactical capabilities. The first such unit, know[...]

The 2F.1 “Sea Camel” – the first carrier strike aircraft

Ever since the fall of 1914,Zeppelins had been used by the German Navy for reconnaissance over the strategic North Sea, and had participated in both Dogger Bank and Jutland, the major naval surface actions of the war in that region. Throughout [...]