iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Just arrived – Mikro-Mir 1/48 DeHavilland DH88 Comet

Just arrived an hour ago from Ukraine. $65 delivered via eBay. I've long thought the DH88 Comet was one of the best-looking 1930s airplanes, and have wanted a 1/48 kit for a long time. Finally, Mikro-Mir delivers! Looking through what's in the[...]

iModeler at the Movies

Well, it must be a great show that survives a poor host. 101 members, 85 topics, and way more than 2,000 posts! Despite (or perhaps because of) my absence recently - this Group has been an outstanding success in terms of bringing the c[...]

2019 IN REVIEW-A Year and an end to a Decade

So after several attempts finally got it too post. So lets end 2019. It was rather an ambitious plan to build at least 12 models several in Group Builds others just to add variety and planned before any GB's. I was able to actually start[...]

2019: Some good modeling memories

Since model-building is sort of half-work/half-play for me, I end up doing more models than most. These aren't all the models built, but they are the models I liked for various reasons... Airfix: I guess if you build four of a kit, it means you[...]

Modelsvit 1/48 P-51H Mustang – First Look

So, I got an e-mail from my friend Scott Zuiback over at "rebelalpha" on eBay that his Modelsvit shipment had arrived, so I hot-footed it over to the store and picked this puppy up. For those of you who do business with Scott, he's already sold [...]

1/48th A/B-26 Invader, ICM/Monogram/Revell Review

With the new ICM new mold B-26B now in our hot little hands. Though overshadowed by the P-38 released about the same time. Still it was an anticipated and long awaited release that a lot of WWII model builders have waited for. I built the M[...]

“Happy Jack’s Go Buggy” – Eduard 1/48 P-51D-5

History: Among the criticisms leveled by pilots against the P-51B Mustang was the limited visibility from the cockpit with the “coffin lid” canopy, and the tendency for the guns to jam due to their placement at an angle inside the wing, forcin[...]

October 2019 Airfix Model World magazine – really useful

Was just at the LHS and picked up the October 2019 issue of Airfix Model World. They have a nice (probably sponsored) article on "100 years of Humbrol," in which Jay Blakemore describes several really good airbrushing techniques to produce a bet[...]

Just arrived on my front porch – AMG 1/48 Hawker Hart – first impressions

The postman just delivered my kit of the AMG 1/48 Hawker Hart (which looks like it can be done as every version of this airplane except the Osprey, which had a larger vertical fin and rudder). This kit is beautiful! Fully-detailed interior, su[...]

P-38 Lightning Review Part 2,Hasegawa 1/48th

Ever since Tamiya announced the that they were going to do a P-38 earlier this year, it was like wow and ever since that we have been impatiently waiting for it to hit the shelves. With one numb nut know it all swearing they will not do an earl[...]