iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

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2022 Builds

Happy new year everyone, here are all the builds I completed in 2022, it was a busy one.

A Review of 2022

This year seems it was a blur. With uncertainty with the pandemic here not here, masks no masks, economy was in disarray, gas sky high especially here in California. The year was cruising along but in April I received a note from the new [...]

2022 Retrospective

I normally plan on completing one model each month, but we moved last January from our house of 30 years into a new house in a new town. These are the models built since the summer. Everyone have a great New Years. Cheers.

Somalia 92-93

I was deployed to Somalia for several months in late 1992-early 1993. My unit was a mobile airlift headquarters that set up with the joint task force headquarters in what was left of the American Embassy in Mogadishu. The Embassy was [...]

Wings Over Houston - 2022

A few images from last weekend. A tough two years after rebuilding the SB2C-5 Engine and numerous problems with Carbs and a pesky Generator seal, the Beast is flying again and the engine is tight and purring. Weather at this year's show [...]

The Doolittle Raid - in color

This is Totally Cool This is the stuff that makes me love being an historian. My friend and fellow researcher Lynn Ritger just spent the last several days playing “Squirrel!” in the uncategorized digitized film files at the National [...]

Top Gun 1945 (UPDATED)

Lynn Ritger just spent the last three days playing "Squirrel!" in the digital archives of undesignated film footage at NARA and found some gems. Lynn is a solid historian, but there are times he is seriously "bent." He [...]

Model Expo 2022Tulsa show pics

Our club held our annual contest and show on April 19th in the Tulsa area. We finally got our contest page updated with 60+ photos from the 324 models submitted. Some really nice work on display from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and [...]

Returning after L*rd knows how long....

So let's start with an explanation as to why I stopped posting here... erm, honestly don't know. I didn't fall-out with anyone, AFAIK I didn't upset anyone, I think I just got lazy. Apologies, I'll try to do better going forward. As you [...]