iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

LaGG-3 1/48, worn winter camo

I've just finished my second model in 1/48th scale. The building process was full of inconsistency and doubts. I was extremely close to throwing the kit to the trash bin few times - some moments of the build were very frustrating to me as the n[...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 15

Sitting here in the DRC at the moment, missing Family and the work bench, I was going through my build pictures for the PC 21 and realised I did not post the vacuum forming of the cockpit. well here is a brief description : Started with cutting [...]

Revell Junkers Ju 88 C-6 Z Nightfighter

From author: It is my first article published on iModeler.com It was my first kit after over 16 years of break from scale modeling (at that point in time I had no knowledge about modeling and had one brush, one glue and Revell paint can). I made[...]

Airfix 1/72, 1971 kit, scratch – SAAB Viggen

[21Nov2018] Build update: As the 1971 decals weren't tip-top shape, I had to make my own. The tail ones were missing and I put them yesterday. Now she seems like the depicted prototype. Hi, Another vintage kit (1971)... The plane depicted h[...]

1/48 P-47D “Tony” 5th Emergency Rescue Service ( ERS)

This Aircraft was the P-47D -2-re 42-75855 code 5F-A This aircraft was based at RAF Boxted Essex 1944 The physical rating was 4-F or 5-F, Any aircraft holding this rating was unfit for service . The letters WW (War Weary).aircraft sat on t[...]

Airfix Bf 109 E1, 1/48

A nice little model with few issues. More or less OOB apart from Eduard Brassin replacement wheels, etch seatbelts and Aeromaster decals.

“Three Perfect Ladies in Italy” (Tamiya Spitfire MK VIII, 1/32)

Hi folks, this is my second submission to imodeler... The diorama depicts a possible scene in Italy in 1944: An American Spitfire Mk. VIII is forced to belly-land near to a farm. In order to hide it as far as possible during repair, the aircraf[...]

Classic Airframes Arado Ar 68, 1/48th.

Not the easiest of kits but I found it a very enjoyable build. Mostly OOB but some of the struts were replaced as they were useless! Painted with GS aqueous paints, weathered with pastels and finished with Alclad II flat varnish.

1/72 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII

Just completed this morning, this is my Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII of 452 Sqn RAAF, Morotai 1944. The markings are from DK decals and the model was painted using MRP paints. I added a Eduard Zoom set in the cockpit, very little of which you can see.

Tamiya Beaufighter Night Fighter

Tamiya 1/48th scale Bristol Beaufighter MkVI. I made this model when it was originally released on 1997. This was made straight out if the box, including decal seat belts. I've just replaced the stretched sprue rigging with EZ-Line. I forgot[...]