iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

B-17 Notlandung 9. September 1943 Magadino TI Schweiz

Kit: Academy 1:72, Decals Kora The bomber of the 8th Air Force, 306th Bomb Group with the registration number RD-I and the nickname "Est Nulla Via in Via Virtuti" (no path is impassable for courage) landed in Magadino via Stuttgar[...]

MiG-19PM Heller 1/72

Another model completed which was started in the last century and was pulled out of storage. Checking the web, this Heller kit No 251 was probably released in 1979, with the initial release in 1973. Considering the age, I think Heller did a nice[...]

Classic Kit: Monogram 1/48 P-38 First Edition (1964)

Here is Monogram's P-38 built out of the box. This is an original first edition, kit PA97-200, and as the code shows it was priced at $2.00. Later boxings of the kit showed yellow cowlings, but on this one I painted it as the instructions indi[...]

Operation Bodenplatte…1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8, 4./JG1

Built in 2018. Used a Hasegawa A-9 kit, besides kit markings the aircraft number and the Werknummer came from Kagero Topcolors 13 "Operation Bodenplatte". Gunze RLM paints, Ultracast resin seat, EZ Line for the antenna, spinner spirale is paint[...]

1/144 scale RMAF Sukhoi Su-30MKM

Greeting to fellow readers and members, This is another of my build which is the Trumpeter 1/144 scale Sukhoi Su-30MKM from the Royal Malaysian Airforce which is still in used today. The kit itself was wonderful to work with as there were huge[...]

Wild Boar…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-6/R6, I./JG300

Built 6-10 years ago. Hasegawa kit with EagleCals. Basic camo 74/75/76 with Gunze paints, RLM 66 as additional camo on the upperside, Tamiya Nato Black for the underside. The model shows the aircraft of Oberfeldwebel Arnold Döring, I./JG300, Ger[...]

Vintage Monogram 1/72 F-105B (1958)

First issued in the late 1950s Monograms F-105B included moving parts and a pilot that could be ejected. This is a later version without those features and showed an F-105B in Vietnam. The first time I built this kit was in 1973 and brush pain[...]

Minsi III – F6F-5 Hellcat, Eduard 1/72

This is one of Capt. David McCampbell's Hellcats. The kit is well engineered, the fit is great. List of modifications: -riveted the entire surface -changed the .50 cal barrels to metal tubes -brake cabels added to the landing gears -made the pos[...]

From the beginning…

I want to show the first models I built after returning to the hobby in 1988. I was 35 years old and hadn't built a model plane since I was around 10. I wanted to compare the aircraft of that era and thought building 1/48 scale versions w[...]

Classic Kit: Hawk 1/48 Lockheed T-33

This is the HAWK which was first issue in 1958 and Testors last issued it in 1989. It is marked with Caracal decals for a Langley AFB hack. The cheat line should be blue and not black, but that's what Caracal provided, and like many mistakes I[...]