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“Wings of the Emperor”…or “The Empire of Japan” another thought for an upcoming Group Build

In addition to the "Korea the Forgotten War" group build that will last during the exact time frame as the war did, (only 70 years later), here's another one I was thinking about. This Group Build would be called "Wings of the Emperor", or "The[...]

Idea for a new Group Build. “Korea, the Forgotten War”

I have several ideas for future group builds. This is one of them. I will post a different article for each one soon. It will start on June 25th, 2020, and end a little more than 3 years later on July 27th, 2023. This will follow the actual[...]

2020 – Oh Boy! Oh Boy!

Wow!! Wow!!! Wow!!!! From Hannant's "Future Releases" - ICM release list for 2020: 1/32 CR 42 - several different releases 1/32 Gladiator II and Sea Gladiator (also a "Foreign Services" release) 1/32 PT-13/17 Stearman also N2S-2/5 1/48 He-1[...]

For those interested – Kitlinx.com Black Friday sale

Kitlinx.com has a Black Friday sale from now till midnight Friday (mountain time), and they have some good prices (examples - Pacific Coast Models 1/32 kits for around $45-$50, Eduard 1/48 Profipack kits for $29.99). www.kitlinx.com

Just arrived on my porch: Kitty Hawk 1/48 FJ-2 Fury

Big announcement: Kitty Hawk is no longer S-h-itty Hawk here at Le Chateau du Chat. I took the plunge last week and picked up a new FJ-2 kit ($50 included delivery from Shenzen China), since the computer views I had seen looked better than prev[...]

Where did the review teasers go?

I got asked to take down the review teasers till the full rfeviews came out. Maybe a photo the week before here and at FB to pique interest. Since doing reviews at M2 is the basis of what my reputation rests on, that's the way it works. Sorry, [...]

R.I.P. Mrs. “Billie” Bailey… beloved wife of our good friend Jeff Bailey

Hello everyone. I have some bad news to share with you. In case you have wondered why Jeff has not been posting on Imodeler recently over the past few days, this is why. Jeff is one of our "regulars", and a very good friend of mine. He is a[...]

ICM B-26 Invader arrived!

Before anyone complains about lack of photos, there are lots of hi-rez photos of the parts at various websites (Scalmates, etc.) that are better than any I can do here. Overall: With the parts in-hand, the kit lives up to the hype and our hope[...]

Airfix Spitfire XIV back in stock!

For those who missed it first time around, it's back, at the very attractive price of 21 pounds. Just a superb kit, you're nuts not to get one.

The H-K B-17G test shot has arrived!

A nice simple cardboard box full of plastic parts just arrived. I even have to get the instructions via e-mail and it's a good thing I took advantage of the Sprue Brothers decal sale and got the Kits World B-17G stencil decals and markings for[...]