iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

Kinetic 1/48 S-2E Tracker

Kinetics Tracker is a complex build of an unusual subject. The model is better built with the wings folded. Beyond the space saved in the display area, the compact model is more dynamic looking sine it reveals the underwing stores and [...]

Mr Goodwrench Goes to WarEduard 1/48 FM-1 Wildcat

My latest attempt at model building is this 1/48 scale Eduard FM-1 Wildcat. Of the six or so different paint schemes, I chose this one representing VC-1 stationed on the USS Block Island (CVE-21) in 1943. On May 29, 1944, Block Island was [...]

Academy 1/48 F-111E

The origins of the F-111 can be traced back to the early 60s, when both the USAF and USN were seeking their new supersonic, heavily armed, twin seat, twin engine aircraft, where Robert McNamara, then Secretary of Defense, formally directed [...]

1/72 ICM OV-10D

This is my IPMS review of the ICM 1/72 OV-10D Gulf War version. This was a nice build but you can read my particulars at the IPMS USA Review: (link) IT is nicely detailed but has few things to watch out for; nose weight to avoid tail [...]

Monogram's 1/48 B-26 Marauder "Flak Bait"

I built this kit once back in 2017, only about a year into the hobby. So as you can imagine it was not that great. Since my skills have come along way since then it was time to replace the original with a new one. I regretted that [...]

Revellogram's 1/48 P-61 Black Widow "Jukin Judy"

The reputation of this kit proceeds itself. I bought it several years ago at Hobby Lobby, the box art caught my eye. That was when I was still fresh to the hobby, and didn't know how bad this kit was. Fortunately before I attempted it I [...]

1/48 S35E Draken "Reconnaissance"

1/48 scale kit by Hasegawa I finished the kit of the reconnaissance type Draken. The kit was originally very well made, so the modifications were minimal. The paint is weathered and faded to give the overall impression of use.

A Captured Zero, Airfix A6M2b 1/72

‘Sticking’ to the Rising Decals MM72-0101 Dying Suns Pt.2 decal sheet, I wanted to have a captured Zero in my display. The decal sheet called for a Nakajima built A6M2 m.21 and specified the aircraft had type 99 Mark II cannons - I had [...]

Hobby Boss, 1:48 Scale, Grumman F8F-1, "Bearcat"

Calling this one FINI! Nice little kit which I built completely OOB. I've always liked Leroy Grumman's 'Hot Rod' as it was called in Grumman Corp. Circles. The kit as it comes OOB, is actually a -1b. I wanted to build a real early [...]

AMK 1/48 Kfir C7

AMK's Kfir is a very good kit. It has nicely engraved panel lines and plastic parts are crisply molded. Thus, the fit of parts is very good except for the intakes to fuselage joints. This fault plagues most Mirage type molds of most [...]