iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

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[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat – Visual preview

Two years ago, Tamiya released their 1/48 F-14A Tomcat kit, representing the early-production A-model. This is being followed up with an upgraded F-14D Super Tomcat, representing the definitive version of this great-looking fighter. For a model [...]

iModeler Review – Airfix 1/48 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF

Long awaited by many, Airfix just released their Blenheim Mk.IF in 1/48 scale. Up until now, the only option to get this plane in your collection was the Classic Airframes kit, and that one was not for the faint of the heart. A true multimedi[...]

iModeler Review – The new Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I

Following the electrifying announcement of a new Tamiya Spitfire in 1/48 scale, here's my review of the actual kit. In search of a more efficient review format, I'll skip the lengthy introductions, state the facts and let the (extensively commen[...]