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iModeler March Awards

It's time for our look back at some of the excellent work posted on iModeler during March. With 220 new articles, 2,291 comments and 53,500 individual article reads, this month really picked up the pace. According to our long-standing tradition [...]

A Big Thank You For My Random Prize

Thanks everyone for my random prize, for which I chose the Airfix He 111 H6. I'm going to do it as the torpedo bomber variant. I'll build it alongside the Italeri Zwilling, it should make an interesting comparison! I'll post images. Again, many [...]

Nose Art Group Build – time to go!

This is the last "official" day of the Nose Art Group Build, so it's time to get wrapped up and start posting your work! It's been great watching all your projects coming together and I'm pretty excited to see the finished results. As always, [...]

My imodeler award for February, 2019

Thanks again to all that voted for my Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Ia. I am sincerely honored. Thank you to imodeler for the generous prize. I chose the new Eduard 1:48 Tempest Mk.V series 2, which i hope to start soon after my unexpected move to a new [...]

New kit news – Modelsvit 1/48 Curtiss XP-55 Ascender

Modelsvit of Ukraine mark their first foray into 1/48 US aviation subjects. Their newest kit is the unique 1/48 Curtiss XP-55 Ascender's ( kit no. # 4808). It is now in production, and comes complete with 6 injection-moulded sprues, PE sheet ([...]

Sad news: RIP Burl Burlingame

I'm sure many here have met Burl Burlingame over the years. A talented modeler, superb writer and journalist, overall witty presence. Burl contracted both strains of the flu over the past two weeks and died last night in his sleep. I had just [...]

In case you had the slightest doubt that modelers are crazy (:-) )

From the Daily Mail. 70 years to make all 484 warships that have served in the Royal Navy since 1945. Made with matchsticks!

iModeler February Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during February. With 175 new articles, 2,027 comments and 47,000 individual article reads, this was a very good February indee[...]

iModeler Award – December

December award arrived safe and sound and is resting on the workbench, which is tidy as it can be and everything's at arms lenght! A big shoutout and thanks to iModeler community! Cheers, Olli

New Kit News: 1/48 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle from Bobcat

After the success of their first kit (1/48 scale Yakovlev Yak-28P Firebar), the second kit release from Bobcat of China is another interesting Cold War subject, the 1/48 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle. The Il-28 was Soviet Union's first mass-produced j[...]