iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

Classic Airframes 1/48 SM.79 Sparviero

Out of the three models issues available in the 1/48th scale, Classic Airframes' is the most accurate representation of the Sparviero. However, it is a short run kit and presents a challenging build. Moreover, many details are missing and [...]

Lockheed T-33A

This aircraft is not my usual choice for a build. However, I built it is because it was for a club competition - "Build a B@#%@#%". The name of the competition comes from the fact that everyone has to build an old and difficult [...]

Hannover CL.II with groundwork and figures

Home made ground work with Model Cellar figures(Oils) and Aviattic fuel cart, Kellerkind tail skid trolley

1/32 Kotare Spitfire Mk.1a N3180 "Kiwi"

Hello everyone, This is 1/32 Kotare’s Spitfire Mk.1a with the markings of N3180 KL-B "Kiwi" from 54 Squadron, May 1940. I have used Eduard’s space set in the cockpit. Exhausts are from Artscale. Paints are Gunze and Tamiya [...]

Bell 206B-1 Kiowa, N17-006 896, 723 Sqn RAN, HMAS Albatross, Nowra NSW 1988 - 2000.

1/72 Italeri, started early 2013, finished 2022, featured in the helicopter GB, more pic's, details there, one of 56 in ADF service, delivered 1971, transferred to RAN 1988, returned to Army 2000, sold 2017.

Santa Fe Airways Sky Chief Acoma

My wife comes from a Santa Fe Railroad family. Many of her family members worked for the railroad or were Harvey Girls in the famous Fred Harvey restaurants that served the lines’ passengers. One day about a year ago, I saw a decal sheet [...]

Phönix C. I, Flik 28J, Stwf. Leopold Braunecker, observer Oblt. Theodor Neuwirth von Neufeis, Art studio, 1:48,

Since this 1:48 scale type is in short supply, I purchased a 3-d print from Art studio who had a short offer on facebook. For 57 euros you get a plastic bag with a fuselage, wings and wheels and an engine - the only decent thing in this [...]

Airfix 1/48 Avro Anson Mk.I

This really is a kit of opposites. The cockpit internals and the overall fit is beautiful but the fit of the nacelles leaves a little to be desired. Nothing a spot of filler and plasticard can't fix but it was a surprise after the ease of [...]

Hannover CL.II 'White 5'

WNW 1:32 In progress shots show fuselage first painted via tape masks to get the lozenge finish( took forever!) which is then over-sprayed with a grey-blue ( took 5 mins !)allowing a hint of lozenge to show through.. Upper centre wing and [...]

Malta blues: Suggestions to ease the assembly process of Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Vs.

Eduard's 1/48th Spitfire variants are considered the best in the scale thanks to the high detailing standard of parts and the delicate surface texture. However, the building process is complex because many of the parts are fiddly and the [...]