iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

A bit of exoticism, i.e. oval wings over the Solomon Islands.

I remember quite well when I bought the first Spitfire from the matchbox kit in elementary school. It was a great joy! The model seemed difficult to me then, requiring working with a modeling knife. Of course, everything was painted with brushes[...]

Roden 1/48 BE-2

Hello all. Just completed. 1/48 Roden Royal Aircraft Factory RAF BE-2 completed. No. 12 Squadron Western Front, France March 1916. My first of several Rodens in the stash. A fun easy build, I'm looking forward to doing another one soon. I still[...]

Airfix Handley Page Victor K.2/SR.2 1:72

I was gifted the Revell version of the Handley Page, after 10 days of frustration it went into the trash. Literally one of the worst kits I've ever had... huge gaps, very poor quality. What happened to Revell?? I then purchased the Airfix kit. [...]

Classic Kit: Airfix 1/72 Me-262 Kit # 110 (1960)

When Airfix issued their new Me-262 kit I decided to build the original kit for a fun comparison. It is built out of the box and I used the second set of markings from the new kit. As most early kits from that era the parts count is low.

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

This model represents one of the unarmed prototypes for the Mitsubishi J8M/Ki-200 Shusui (Sword Stroke). It was captured post war by the Americans and is the only surviving complete airframe and resides at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, Ca[...]

Nocturnal Predator…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109K-4, NJG11

Here´s an oldie, built about 10 years ago. Fujimi kit with Kommandeur Decals, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, brake lines, seat belts and antenna wire added. Aircraft found partially destroyed near Holzkirchen/Germany in May 1945, most probably a NJ[...]

Eduard Butcher Bird

Hello all, here’s my Eduard Fw 190 A-3 in 1/48. It’s from the Royal Class release so it came with some nice resin wheels. It also came with 14 decal options which is obviously not enough so I went with some aftermarket jobbies from Exito. They [...]

1/72 Airfix Royal Navy Buccaneer S2C, 800 NAS, HMS Eagle, June 1971

G'day all. It's been a while between drinks. It just so happens I reduced the stash by one over the weekend. This is the lovely 1/72 Airfix S2C Buccaneer. It's a great kit to build with only two real gripes. I found that the inserts for the exh[...]

Curtiss Mohawk series – Raúl Hrubisko

Hi, I am quite happy with the result of this new series done. It is a not very common aircraft and I believe that we were able to represent many variants of it As always, we could not make it ourselves but we help from much knowledge people wh[...]

Lucky Gallon FG-1 Tamiya 1/48th

Here is the latest for fans of the Cleveland Air Races. Cook’s Lucky Gallon in 1/48th. New lower carb scoop, abbreviated oil cooler inlets and I made a plug for the tail wheel doors. I had lots of help from the guys on the FB racing page to get [...]