Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.
Building the kit is very straight forward – after all, the Tiger is more or less a box with some doodads attached to it. I followed the first steps of the instructions and attached the swing arms and the final drive plates. These plates will [...]
The Fw-190A series was so right in design that - once the problem of providing adequate cooling for the BMW 801 radial engine was solved - the airframe went through little modification other than minor airframe changes associated with changes in[...]
By late 1942, the Finnish Air Force’s motley collection of Brewster B-239s, Fiat G.50s, Hawker Hurricanes and Curtiss Hawk 75As were no longer able to maintain air superiority over the Northern Front as the Red Air Force replaced their I-152s, I[...]
Here it is, hot on the heels of Part 1. This article has a special meaning for me, since it will be my 100th article posted here on iModeler. Many thanks go out to Martin and his extraordinary team. The first article dealt mainly with t[...]
Once I saw that Tamiya was going to be releasing a new 1/48 scale kit of the Bf-109, I knew that when it arrived at the nearest Hobby Store I had to purchase it. This is a kit that I have been waiting for a while now. After opening the box, I th[...]
First off: the kit lives up to the hype. Eduard has now done for the Fw-190 what they did for the Spitfire Merlin-60 series and the Bf-109G. Interesting note: all the parts to do all the versions are there on the sprues. If you get the Fw-19[...]
Let’s face it: The Tiger I has to be one of the most kitted tanks in the history of scale modeling. A quick check on the interwebs shows the impressive number of 96 different kits from at least 14 different manufacturers, and we are only talk[...]
Some more that may be of interest.
If you are going to be doing the new Airfix kit then these may be of interest. They are printed by Microscale and Cartograf and appear to be of good quality. Check your favourite supplier for availability. I notice it says for Tamiya kit but i w[...]
This is the follow up to the first article I posted on the newer ICM release of the Junkers Ju-88 A-5. The first part of this kit review is covered here: I had to break this review up into two separate parts, due to the high number of pho[...]