iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

FROG 1/72 Me-262A finished as an Avia S-92 Turbina.

FROG, ME-262A, Kit # F248, (1972) On my return back to this hobby, I've been wanting to build a big collection of FROG kits. Since April last year I have built five and restored one. This Me-262 caught my eyes the other day and decided to [...]

70 years ago today. 1st LT Michael Rebo, shot down over North Korea. MIA for many years, and a childhood friend of my Dad

This is one of those things that you want to do... no, scratch that. This is something that I just HAD to do once I heard about the events that unfolded on this day over North Korea. I owe a sincere thank you to Jim Burke, who operates [...]

ITALERI 1:48 Lockheed S-3B Viking

Been a while since I've posted anything, in a modelling funk. This is an Esci/AMT repop. The kit went together pretty well but pay attention to the instructions as Italeri mis-numbers several parts; they are pretty easy to figure out [...]

Finemolds 1/72 F-4EJ Kai 2020 special marking(blue)

1/72 scale kit by Finemolds I built the latest Finemolds 1/72 Phantom. The kit was characterized by the current standard of solid detail and cleverly divided parts that require almost no joint processing. The assembly itself is easy, but [...]

H K Models Lanc engines

Busy on HK Models 1/48 lanc having relegated my Tamiya to the ceiling! Took the Aries engines out of the Tamiya and having built a couple of HK engines the Aries one seems noticably larger. Anyone got any clues which one is likely to be [...]

33,000+ Prototypes built... Likely 33,000,000+ models

(1/48) I know, another '109... But my first Eduard Emil and a true OOB build including decals. As usual, Eduard's surface detail is amazing, accompanied by some questionable engineering choices and a soupçon of fiddleyness. Remember [...]

1/32 Scale Scratch Built Buccaneer, Part 1

I must apologise for not posting in a while, life has just been very busy, and this Covid 19 Pandemic has not made it easy, I have lost a few friends and a few acquaintances during this episode, as I'm sure you all have. After I finished [...]

Korean War GB: Lockheed T-33AHobbycraft 1/48

While browsing the LHS a few months back, I came across two Hobbycraft T-33A's. One was a later variant with the integrated wing fuel tanks, but the other was an early version with the drop tanks hung below the wings, just like an F-80. In [...]

Korean War GB: North American LT-6G Mosquito (Texan)Revell (Monogram) 1/48

This next completed build has been a work in progress for many months. The kit itself is the "Reno Racer" version of Monogram's venerable T-6 Texan. I found this kit for $6, and a set of Aeromaster decals for just a bit more, [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Spitfire Mk. VIII (conversion)

This is Matchbox's 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX (Pk-2) first released in 1972. In 1973 I built my first Spitfire from Matchbox and loved it. The one displayed here was made in 1984 and I converted it into a Mk. VIII. There was a few things I [...]