iModeler News

Commentary on current events or industry news

RIP Roy Cross

Shortly after his 100th birthday, legendary artist Roy Cross passed away on April 24th. Roy had a 75 year career as an prolific artist and illustrator and famously did much of the iconic box art for Airfix that many of us grew up with and [...]

Bud Anderson, R.I.P.

Those of you who purchased my book “Clean Sweep: VIII Fighter Command vs the Luftwaffe,” have seen that the cover very prominently features the fact that the Foreword was written by Brigadier General Clarence Emil “Bud” Anderson. I [...]

Idea for a new group build. The Great War 1914 - 1918

The First World War started on 28 July, 1914 and ended four years later on 11 November, 1918. I was thinking about starting a new group build that was dedicated to the men and women who were there. It would follow the exact same dates as [...]

Tulsa Modelers Forum annual Show

Just completed our annual show and it was a fantastic one! Over 400 models on the tables and over 50 vendors tables loaded with new and legacy model kits. Some great sponsorships from many renowned kit model supply companies. Next years [...]

It’s here! ICM 1/48 B-26B Marauder

Christmas in April! There on the front porch was a big box from Prague, with the Kool Kitz from Eduard: the 1/72 Bf-109F double kit, and the Bf-109G-2, all beautiful. The 1/48 FM-1 (the first kit I ever managed to convince them to do) with [...]

Oh Happy, Happy, Happy Day! A 1/48 F-86A!!!

Clear Prop will officially announce the release of a 1/48 F-86A at the Moson Model Show this coming weekend. From design information made public,the kit will ultimately be released in multiple versions. OH HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY DAY! Clear Prop [...]

Heroes - Let’s try to set the record straight.

A week ago, on Monday 1st April, Tom Cleaver @tcinla posted a news article announcing that the last living survivor of the USS Arizona had sadly passed, Mr Lou Conter, an undoubted hero, reached the grand age of 102. As iModeler is an [...]

Last living survivor of USS Arizona passes

Lou Conter, the last living survivor on board the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, has died. He was 102. He had been in hospice for the past four weeks. Conter died Monday morning while surrounded by family [...]

Would love to meet fellow iModelers at the Route 66 Model Expo!

Just a short promo - our show is April 20th in Tulsa. If you are a fellow iModeler, I'd love to meet you! Here's the website with details: www.route66modelexpo.com. By the way - we've sold 50 vendor tables - a great time to add to the [...]

ICM 1/48 B-26B Marudaer Instructions Video

(link) For ICM's just released B-26B Marauder. It certainly has a higher parts count than the Monogram kit as it looks like the whole kitchen sink was thrown into the tail detail wise. Individual guns in each side blister? And those [...]