iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Airfix 1/24 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – Visual review

So here is a detailed pictorial review of what Airfix is bringing us with their brand-new 1/24 scale Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat kit. The phographs contained herein have been taken at the 2018 Scale Modelworld and show a full set of 9 greay plastic s[...]

Airfix new-tool 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIV – Visual review

Here is the kit many have been waiting for - the brand-new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR. Mk XIV. This is the pictorial tour of the pre-preduction kit sprues as presented at the 2018 Scale Modelworld show in Telford. The product itself is scheduled fo[...]

Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster – Visual test shots review

Reporting live from Telford, one of the undisputed head-turners of this show is this, the forthcoming Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster Mk. I. Also covered on video here: Let's have a closer look. This is a partially built model constructed o[...]

Tamiya 1/48 7ton Armoured Car

9 year old Mini-Modeller takes a look at the excellent and cheap 1/48 Armour Car kit from Tamiya. Both of us are big fans of these 48 vehicles.

Dragon Empire Kickstarter

Love the designs, Love the concept, love the Genre! Hate the resin. They went with cheap resin. while it does hold the detail well it is very brittle. Hilts will only need bumping to snap.

Eagle Cal #157 Spitfire Mk 1a Decals Review

Recently there has been a lot of excitement with Tamiya announcing an all new tool Spitfire Mk 1 in 1/48 scale. But do we need another Spitfire model? After looking at the various photos of the plastic trees, and a video review online, I'm going[...]

A Carrier at Risk: Argentinean Aircraft Carrier and Anti-Submarine Operations against Royal Navy’s Attack Submarines during the Falklands/Malvinas War, 1982

This new book will appear beginning 2019. Again, interesting story and lots of drawings and pictures for the modeler. "The naval warfare of the last few decades appears dominated by operations of fast missile craft and a wide diversity of other [...]

Aircrew in Scale

A few modellers here work with WW1 subjects, and I thought I’d pass along some details of two German firms that produce some very nice aircrews/mechanics in resin. This first is Kellerkind Minaturen and the figures are 1/32, so if you have Wi[...]

Kit review – looking deep into the box – SBS’ new 1:72 Fiat G.50 first look

Since when first time I saw prototype parts of SBS new Fiat G.50 I’ve known I want one. The Fiat G.50 is not a particularly aesthetic aeroplane nor the best the Italian could drop into the battles of WW2. Despite these facts there are several ki[...]

Airfix 1/72 Dornier Do-17 History and Kit Review

This vid is the second in an ongoing series made with a good friend over at RTB Models. A bit of history and then discussion about the kit. We take turns choosing what to review. Vid 1 was the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk1a. The second the Dornier an[...]