iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6

Hot on the heels of their Blenheim Mk.IF (reviewed here), Airfix just released another classic British aircraft – and arguably one of the most beautiful jet fighters ever designed. The kit comes in the usual Airfix-style box and contains -[...]

AK Real Color Air- Is their marketing hype accurate?

Most of you have probably came across banners, printed advertisement or even some you tube stuff about AK Interactive new paint line, Real Colors. They kicked off a few months ago with an extensive AFV and Tank colors, covering several countries[...]

Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk. V Series 1 – In-box review

Let's have a look at the all-new 1/48 Hawker Tempest from Eduard. The initial boxing of the kit is called Tempest Mk.V Series 1 and brings the markings of the early Tempests of the 1st production batch, which were distinguished by protrudi[...]

Just arrived at Le Chateau du Chat

Yes indeed, after three years of "coming soon," the H-K Lancaster has ARRIVED. For those interested in seeing the parts if you haven't seen them already, I suggest you go to the HK Facebook page, which has lots and lots. I can tell you from fi[...]

Revell 1/48th Bristol beaufighter TF.X in-box review pt 2

Now on to the 2nd part of the review. Going back over the kit in a nutshell. This new tool Revell Beaufighter brings us a kit with a few more detail bits than what the Tamiya kit does not have an option for. 2 different V tails, the ability[...]

Revell 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X In-box Review pt 1

So here is the new tool Revell Beaufighter TF.X. I just recently built the Tamiya Beaufighter Mk VI for the RAF GB and it was a blast. The engineering in this is quite amazing from Tamiya, everything just clicked as it should. Still have to buil[...]

Days of Future Passed (or what Future is called today)

Like many of you, I have used "Future" acrylic for some time. And like you, I have sometimes been bewildered by the frequent name changes of this product. I recently saw on one of the modeling sites the latest iteration of "Future"; it is now ca[...]

Kit preview: Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport XVII

Copper State Models of Latvia made their name producing fine quality World War One aeroplane kits in plastic and resin in 1:48 scale and aftermarket accessories in 1:72, 1:48, 1:32, and 1:28 scales. Enter the 1:32 scene, where Copper State Mode[...]

Exito Decals from Poland

I'm sure you all heard or read about this new decal manufacturer elsewhere, but I got their brand new sheet Wulf Pack pt1and the quality presented raises the bar on the decal AM niche. As you can see in the photos it comes in a A4 size card enve[...]

Kit preview – MiniArt’s 1/35 Ball Tank Sharotank w/Interior

I can't help but smile at MiniArt's newest 1/35 armor kit, the hypothetical Soviet Ball Tank “Sharotank”. Do you? The concept is, well... as weird as it appears. Tracking the existence of a real ball tank is like researching into the Nazi fl[...]