iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

Fletcher Class destroyer DD-446 USS Radford

I recently built Tamiya’s 1/350 USS Fletcher Class destroyer. I made it with the USS Radford’s number 446. I chose it because it was the ship that picked up my uncle and a few hundred other survivors of the USS Helena when it was sunk in 1943 by[...]

More Airplane Porn!

Some of the rest of the shots from yesterday.

How I spent my Saturday

For the last five years, since we moved to Encino, these guys come right overhead on right-turn departure from One-Six-Right over at VNY, which is about a 10 minute drive from my house. So I finally decided I ought to do a feature article on The[...]

86th Fighter Group Archive of the A-36

Around 2009-2010 Collings was searching for a paint scheme for their newly restored A-36. At some point an envelope of photos showed up full of photos from the 86th FG that was based in Italy. The cowling section from TUTU still exists and at on[...]

Wings Over Houston 2019

Finally finished reviewing and editing the several thousand images. Culled them down to a respectable set. Enjoy. Here are a few highlights. Follow the link to see more.

FW 190 D restauration project at Gatow, Berlin

Being a member of IPMS-Deutschland entails certain privileges. One of them is being taken on a tour through the restoration workshop at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow, just outside Berlin. This takes place during IPMS-Deutschlands annual modeling[...]

Me 163 Walkaround

The Me 163 has been a part of the exhibition at Gatow Luftwaffenmuseum for years, but it used to be exhibited in a separate room. Now, it’s hanging from the ceiling which creates a much more dramatic effect. Enjoy the pictures.

Heinkel 111 Walkaround

The exhibition at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow outside Berlin has been rebuilt and some new aircraft are being exhibited. The He 111 caught my eye, so I thought I'd share some pictures of them here. Four years ago, this aircraft was still in th[...]

FW 190 A8 Walkaround

Four years ago, I wrote an article about how a FW 190 A8 was being restored at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow outside Berlin, Germany A year ago the restoration was finished and the aircraft is now exhibited in the rebuilt exhibition. The ai[...]

Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum 2/2

I am quite often in Kiev for business trips. For once I stayed longer to visit this amazing open-air museum. Here a lot of pics with some details which could delight Soviet airplanes modelers. If you would need high-resolution pics, just send m[...]