iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

On This Day…10th April.

On 10 April 1945, the USAAF Eighth Air Force targeted airfields, transportation hubs, and various military infrastructures at Oranienburg, Rechlin, Neuruppin, Stendal, Brandenburg-Briest, Zerbst, Burg, Parchim and Wittenberge, Germany. In to[...]

On This Day…April 9th.

US Navy crewman loading .50 caliber ammunition on a F2A Buffalo, Naval Air Station Miami, United States, 9th of April, 1943. ...the same aircraft, Lieutenant Walter A. Haas in the cockpit. ____________________ Warships in Victoria Harbour[...]

On This Day…April 8th

Pilots of No. 40 Squadron comparing notes in SAAF Spitfire at Gabes Gap, Tunisia, early April, 1943. These Spitfires were, I believe, VB’s. Photo quite possibly taken 8th April. ____________________ US Submarines S-18, S-47, and S-44[...]

Naval Aviation Museum – Pensacola – FL – USA

I had the opportunity to visit this museum on 03/19/2019. For those who do not live in the USA, I suppose it is not an easy or cheap trip. But I planned this visit well in advance, within a larger 20-day trip, visiting several cities in Florida.[...]

On This Day…April 7th.

The date of April 7th was a day of utter desperation for the main Axis powers in WWII. In Germany the Luftwaffe launched operation ‘Sonderkommando Elbe’ while in the Pacific, the Japanese threw their last hopes behind Operation ‘Ten-go’. [...]

On My Bench

A collection of photos of my slowly shrinking workbench space. A 1:48 Grumman F-14A Tomcat, kit by Academy, aftermarket decals. A 1:48 Grumman F8F Tigercat WIP, kit by AMT/ERTL. A few various 1:24 & 1:25 car kits. A trio of 1:72 scale Midwa[...]

On This Day…April 6th.

Hawker Hurricane Mark IIDs of No 6 Squadron, Royal Air Force rolling out at Gabes Gap (Tunisia) on 6 April 1943 for a tank-busting raid. Gabes Gap’ Was a fiercely fought over strip of land on the coast of Tunisia, blocking the advance of the [...]

P-38 Night Fighter and Pontiac Firebird

Hi all, just thought I'd show off these two beauties. The P-38M won 3rd place in the airplane category at the local hobby shop competition...Not bad! The Pontiac Firebird came from a revell "Smokey and the Bandit" kit that I decided to do in t[...]

On This Day…April 5th.

A burned out M4A3 ‘Easy Eight’ of the 31st Tank Battalion (7th Armoured Division) that was knocked out during the battle around Oberkirchen, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. April 5th, 1945. ____________________ Grumman Hellcat MkII (R[...]

On This Day…April 4th.

‘Gardening’ mission was the term given to RAF sorties to lay sea mines by aircraft whereby bombers would fly in relatively low and plant parachute assisted mines that would sit at a prescribed depth, just below the surface of the water. Crews [...]