iModeler News

Commentary on current events or industry news

For you cheap Spitfire modelers

Eduard has released overtrees of the Spitfire Ia both early and late. Saw them advertised at Kitlinx for $22.99 - get 'em while they're hot!

Lloyd Jones – another master gone

Just saw an announcement that Lloyd Jones passed away over this past weekend. If you don't think you know who he was, if you ever used a Scale-Master Decal, you knew Lloyd, who designed and created all that series. Those decals are so good, I u[...]

RIP Bill Koster

Just heard the news that Bill Koster has passed. A man who influenced all of us, whether you ever made one of his conversions or models or not. The nicest guy to ever deal with in the hobby. He always had time for everybody. I hate you hate yo[...]

RIP My friend Tom Doll, fellow airplane nut and writer

Just heard that Tom Doll has made his last rolling takeoff from the flight deck, headed west. Tom was an amazing writer, a real lover of naval aviation (go google him at Amazon and see all the books he wrote that you've read at one time or anot[...]

RIP Eric Hammel, aviation historian

I'm sad to have to announce that aviation history pioneer Eric Hammel passed away yesterday from complications brought on by Parkinson's. I have two reactions: 1) I sure do wish it hadn't happened. 2) for a guy as physically and intellectually [...]

Battle of Warsaw 12-15.08.1920 – 100th anniversary

Update 15.08.2020: FROM THE AUTHOR: From time to time we have on iM an history overwiev, so I decided to share some part of my country history. The battle of Warsaw known as the the Miracle of the Vistula is classyfied as 18-th The most importa[...]

For those who may be interested

For those interested, Kitlinx announced recently that they were buying kit collections. They just announced in their latest newsletter a whole lot of limited-run Hasegawa 1/48 Fw-190s of various sub-types and markings, and 109s the same. Priced [...]

Korea: The Forgotten War group build is now active.

Hello everyone. This is an open invitation to all who want to participate in our Korean War group build. This group build will follow the exact same dates as the actual conflict did. It will start on June 25th, 2020, and will end a little o[...]

June 6, 1944

The liberation of Europe has begun. The attached link from The National Archives will display General Eisenhower's Order of the Day. RIP my father Paul Bebout, HHC, 1st Bn, 501st PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Your service to our country is recog[...]

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2…

“A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NA[...]