iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Movie review: “First Man”

Two word review: it's perfect. Technically accurate, historically accurate (I've talked about Apollo with Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton and Gordo Cooper). Direction is superb, the screenplay is a delicate balance of the mundane and the fantastic, t[...]

Taking a Break: Building Meng’s Warship Builder Series USS Lexington

I was in the mood to take a break from the more complex models I was building, so I was trolling through the hobby shop and saw Meng’s USS Lexington in their Warship Builder series. If you aren’t familiar with these kits, they are “caricatures[...]

iModeler Review: AFV Club 1/35 M54A2 5-ton Truck (35300) – Part 1

AFV Club seems to have a knack for the “unsung heroes” of military hardware. The very first full kit they released back in the 90s was the M730 Chaparral, an anti-air missile system based on the M548 tracked cargo carrier. Talk about esoteric.[...]

iModeler Review – Foldable Photo Booth 40x40cm / 16×16″

Let’s be honest – we all love to look at beautiful pictures of scale models. No matter if online or in a print magazine, the overall looks, the colors and the detail we see in well-made photographs leave us inspired and full of ideas for our ow[...]

In Box review and Comparison of Revell and Tamiya de Havilland Mosquito B. MK IV

As progress of the RAF GB continues on and the October reveal now would you believe less than 2 months away. I have 4 projects on going with 2 completed and the other 2 coming along nicely. With some time left to build a 5th model in wh[...]

Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET, Part 2 – The Tractor

When building such a massive kit, I usually start with some preparation. Labeling the sprue bags and sprues with large letters to make it easier to find them, and going over the instructions to identify parts and subassemblies which need filler[...]

iModeler Review – Meng 1/35 Jagdpanther Ausf. G1

After its announcement last year, Meng finally released their new Jagdpanther in 35th scale. The subject choice does not come as a huge surprise, seeing as the last new tooling of this vehicle is Dragon’s 2007 kit – and Meng has already release[...]

iModeler Review – Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET

At the end of 2017, both Meng and Hobby Boss announced upcoming releases of the same mammoth vehicle – the M911 Commercial Heavy Equipment Transporter, or C-HET. Granted, we have seen more and more of the big trucks come out lately, but this on[...]

iModeler Review- Tamiya 1/35 Wespe “Italian Front”

As they so often do, Tamiya last month released a new kit without making too much fuzz about it. I must admit I like their low-key approach to new products, without the hype, teasers and dramatic videos with which some companies like to enterta[...]

Thunder Model Scammell Pioneer Heavy Artillery Tractor R100 – Build Review, Part 1

Following their splendid Scammell Tank Transporter (reviewed ), Thunder Model recently released two additional variants of this iconic British truck – the SV/2S recovery tractor and the R100 Heavy artillery tractor. With the upcoming release of[...]