iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

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[...]

Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum 1/2

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[...]

Mogadishu, Somalia 1992: Operation Restore Hope

I was just looking at a great build by Ramon Lomeli of an AH-6J from Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia in 1993 ( It really brought back some memories. I spent several months in Mogadishu in 1992 in support of Operation Restore Hope. At the [...]

On This Day…July 30th, 1945

I can’t let this day pass without paying tribute to the men of the USS Indianapolis who lost their lives on and after the early hours of 30th July, 1945. Even in a war that engulfed the world, there were few events that resonate with such traged[...]

On This Day-Lets Go Home

21 July 1969, the astronauts have been on the Moon for 21 hrs, Gathering samples, monitoring seismic activity among other tasks. Having achieve their primary objective, time to pack up and prepare to depart the Moon. As the Astronauts pre[...]

On This Day-One Giant Leap

It's Sunday, 20 July 1969, City of Whittier,, Los Angeles County, California, we are all sitting around the TV, pizza and popcorn. It's a little after 9pm PST, and we are about to see the Eagle land on the surface of the Moon. The anticipat[...]