iModeler Diorama

Representing reality in miniature.

Cleanliness is next to 1/48 godlessness

Over the years I've spent some time cleaning up hangars, so it is not without a certain irony I find my self spending time dirtying one up. My affair with filth began a few weeks ago with seagulls. I found a few that still waiting in the deta[...]

Yufan 1/35 figures

This is the first step of future diorama, special forces extraction by UH-60 Blackhawk. Recently I came across excellent 1/35 resin figures and I decided to give a try at something other than airplanes. It was supposed to be US SEAL unit, but lo[...]

The Hangar

The "Bobcat" is now in the hangar along with a number of other aircraft. The Diorama is shaping up to conclusion with the Beech at the final stages and the Goose not far off. It's been a long and interesting journey to this point. Lots of memor[...]

Cessna T-50 “Bobcat” Landing Gear Retraction Test

Something is not right with the Cessna's landing gear and a couple of mechanics have put it up on jack-stands for a gear retraction test to determine the problem, probably something to do with the jack-screws being out of alignment. I actually d[...]

A day at the airport – Caribbean cargo operations

The cargo operation I flew for out of St. Thomas U.S.V.I, is the focus of this diorama. The diorama is representative of various daily airport operations combined in one setting. One of the more notable aspects of hauling cargo were souls no lo[...]

Model Airfield Layout

I made this for my son back in 1986 as a Christmas present. It consisted of an airfield base, control tower and a hardened aircraft shelter all made of plywood and of simple construction (child proof). The models (not child proof) were, a Tor[...]

Gunner Joe

This build went through pretty slick. Although, figure building and painting are not really my biggest attributes; I can safely say, I have improved a little since my last figure build. I am still working on getting better so please go easy . :)[...]

U-96

Hello everyone, this is an older work of mine. It is the Revell U-Boat type VIIC in 1/144 scale. I used the Griffon photoetch detail set, and 3D printed figures from Shapeways. Everything else (scaffolding, equipment, tools, crates, barrels, pa[...]

1/1500 scale WTC paper model

Good day to all , Before this I posted an article regarding a smaller scale model of New York skyline as a tribute to 911 , I then wanted to make another bigger zoom in version of the area near WTC (World Trade Center) in better detail with ac[...]

Radial Engine Repair Mini Diorama

I've spent some time working on old, round engines everywhere, from in the shop to replacing parts like propellers busted hoses and "blown jugs" in the field. Therefore, it is only natural to included a radial repair scene in my airport diorama.[...]