iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

Airplane porn! TVAL 20-21 Season at Hood Aerodrome

Here are 500 hi-rez photos by James Fahey of flight operations at Hood Aerodrome. You are authorized to download for personal use only. Click the download arrow to get a full-size shot.

Unusual bunker camouflage – Stützpunkt Krimhild

During my recent long weekend in the province of Zeeland, Netherlands, I was pleasantly surprised by the numerous bunkers of the second world war which were still present. I did now that in the Netherlands we still had quite some bunkers present[...]

When old modeler’s retire

These are photos of my fathers collection in his 'man cave' out the back of his garage. He has been modeling since he was young and would have made his first kit back in the 1950s. He has finally decided that its time for his collection to go, a[...]

Mirage F.1CG Walkaround

Hi everyone! Here are a few mostly close-up shots of two HAF Mirage F.1CGs. The HAF Mirage F.1CGs equipped the 342 and 334 All Weather Squadrons. A peculiarity of the HAF F.1CG was that they used the American Sidewinder air-to-air missile. The[...]

F-102A Walkaround

Hi everyone! Descended from the plans of Dr. Alexander Lippisch, the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an American interceptor aircraft that was built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force's air defenses in the late 1950s. Enterin[...]

C-47 Walkaround

Hi everyone! I had the chance to spend some time near HAF's C-47, s/n KK156. This was the last flying HAF C-47, meticulously maintained, til its last flight that took place sometime around 2010, or even before... Since then, it resides in 114CW,[...]

Historic Planes of the Hellenic Air Force

Hi everyone! Here are some pics of Hellenic Air Force bird types that are not operational any more. These birds reside in the 114CW, so, understandably, most of them are types that once were operational in the Base. Keeping these planes in good [...]

A (Reluctantly) Productive 2020

Taking advantage of the extra down time from the Covid social distancing lockdown I tried to reduce my stash by finishing some simple no-frills OOB builds (**) in addition to ongoing work on regular long term projects. No frills means no afterm[...]

Another 2020 retrospective

Full writeups of these will come in due time. Why do I have a feeling I'm going to have the same amount of free time in 2021? :) :) :( :) :) >:C ^^$%$#! :| >:/ :D :) :)

My 2020 builds…

2020 was an odd one for me. After 33 years, my airline job succumbed to the virus and I decided to retire rather than wait it out or take a furlough / layoff and risk losing my benefits. I second guessed that decision for quite a while, but in[...]