iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

On This Day…April 3rd.

By 1944, the battleship Tirpitz, sister ship to the Bismarck, had long been a coveted target of the British Admiralty. Just the existence of the battleship alone was enough to influence the British Fleet’s strategy and tactical thinking, espec[...]

On This Day…April 2nd.

Iconic photo of Kittyhawk Mark I with the RAF 112 Squadron, taxiing through the treacherously uneven scrub of the Libyan desert on 2nd of April, 1942. The groundcrew on the wing is helping guide the pilot around potential unseen obstacles (due[...]

On This Day…April 1st.

The battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) shelling Okinawa on April 1st, 1945. ____________________ Seafire III landing aboard an unidentified carrier on April 1st, part of Operation Iceberg at Okinawa. Interestingly for modelers, the lighter tone [...]

Honeymoon

Believe it or not: last year in autumn I got married and, as a surprise for my wife, decided to spend our honeymoon at the Baltic Sea. Our first stop on this road trip happened to be at the „Panzermuseum Munster“ in Lower Saxony/Germany. Continu[...]

On This Day…March 31st.

Today in 1945 the RAF sent a force of 469 aircraft from Bomber Groups 1, 6 and 8 comprising of 361 Lancasters, 100 Halifaxes and 8 Mosquitoes. The brief was to attack the Blohm and Voss shipyards at Hamburg where “a new type of U Boat was bein[...]

On This Day…March 30th.

Jagdtiger 131 (Panzerjager Abteilung 653) knocked out in Schwetzingen, Germany, on March 30th, 1945. ____________________ US Navy K-class airship K-111 on exercises with Escort Carrier USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81) off San Diego, California, on[...]

On This Day…29th March.

March 29th is officially the ‘National Vietnam War Veterans Day’ and today, on March 29th, 1975, the last Allied troop left South Vietnam. However you feel about that war, it is important to recognise those who fought there and the men who[...]

On This Day…March 28th

Any landing you walk away from... A F9F Panther of VF-64 (Freelancers) crashes the barrier aboard the USS Yorktown (CVA-10) off Korea, March 28th, 1954... The photo above shows the mothballed Yorktown at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1948. [...]

On This Day…March 27th

Beautiful colourised photo of an Me 262 A-1a photographed just off the Frankfurt autobahn on Match 27th, 1945. As you can see, the Jumo engines and cowling shave been removed and there are live 30 mil shells scattered around the area. The [...]

On This Day…March 26th.

Crewmen hoisting one of USS Miami's paravanes while in the Pacific Ocean, 26th March, 1945. It was only while building my 1/350 model of the Enterprise that I even heard of ‘paravanes’ and I had to ask iModelers what the weird drone like b[...]