iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Kinetic 1/48 IA 58 Pucara

The full review, as published last week at Modeling Madness, with many many more pix here: The Airplane: The FMA IA 58 Pucará - the name is from the Quechua language, meaning “Fortress,” referring to a form of South American stone hill fortr[...]

F-16 Block50 Plus, Turkish Air Force, 181 Filo, Kinetic 1/72.

The only positive note about Covid: a lot of time for modelling! Shortly after the F-14A of the VF-84, here I'm with another project just completed for a collector and friend of mine. First of all, I have to mention that there are no available B[...]

Fw-190A8/R8 6/JG 300

In the closing months of WWII the U.S. 8th air force were routinely mounting one thousand bomber raids on Germany with 700 or 800 fighter escort. 6/JG300 was on of the "assault fighter" units tasked with intercepting these raids. On January 14,[...]

Hasegawa N1K2-J ‘George’, 1/48. The Violet Lightning.

Seeing certain aircraft sometimes brings back a memory, for me the N1K2 reminds me of playing Combat Flight Simulator 2 when I was 8 years old, I always thought of it as the 'fat Japanese plane with the big guns and the cool cockpit'. Several[...]

Modeler & Writer

Hello fellow modelers. I am a former AF Crew Chief (A-10/F-16) that now writes Military Aviation Books, which have covered the P-61 Black Widow and Night Fighters, Vietnam and currently I am working on the F-101 Voodoo. I enjoy modeling whenever[...]

End of an Era…1/48 Nieuport 17, Imperial Russian Air Service

#8/2021 One of my dad´s rare excursions to WW1. Eduard kit, silver dope painted with Tamiya Aluminium, metal engine covers with Tamiya Titanium Silver, EZ line (the thicker one) for rigging. Build thread here Aircraft flown by Donat A. Mak[...]

Hasegawa, Nakajima Ki44-II, Hei Shoki (Tojo) of the 104th Flight Regiment

Once again I found myself at the Hobby Store wanting to do something easy and relaxing and for some reason the store owner likes to have Nakajima Ki44 1/48 kits on the shelf. Apparently they sell. This would be a short quick build . . . like go[...]

The phoenix from the ashes: the Fuji T-1A, Japan’s first post-war jet

About the Fuji T-1A The Fuji T-1 is one of those aircraft designs that arouse the curiosity of aviation enthusiasts more through its attractive appearance than through its technical data. In fact, there is something most remarkable behind the cr[...]

Ford Flivver. 1/48 Williams Bros.

Here's one I've been wanting to add to the collection. It started out as a weekend build last week, but I needed time for my gloss blue to dry. As it is one week is stellar for me in terms of getting a kit done! I don't know the actual release [...]

Airfix B-17 G 1/72

Hi there, This is my recent project, a nice Airfix kit. Not my usual scale, but this bird in 1/48 just won't fit my space here. Except Eduard Masks, a must for all these clear parts, everything else OOB. Fitting is nice in general, except [...]