iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1D “Huey” – Build Review, Part 3

Into the final stages of the build now, but first I wanted to revisit a comment I made in Part 2 about the side vents at the base of the rotor mast. There have been one or two comments about this and I wanted to clarify an issue. Step 11 in t[...]

Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1D “Huey” – Build Review, Part 2

The first part of this review can be found here: Moving on with the main body of the machine, I'm now finding a few discrepancies - nothing major, but you need your wits about you. In these photos, you can see that there are a few instruct[...]

Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1D “Huey” – Build Review, Part 1

Bell UH-1D/H Iroquois (Huey) Scale: 1/48 Manufacturer: Kitty Hawk Manufacturer Website: Ref.KH80154 MSRP: £37.99/$55.99 The Bell HU-1 Iroquois was developed in the 1950s for the US Army. The "HU" company development reference led to the n[...]

Tamiya 1/12 Kawasaki Ninja H2R – Build Review

The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a "supercharged supersport" class motorcycle in the Ninja sportbike series, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, featuring a variable-speed centrifugal-type supercharger. The H2R with 310 horsepower and 326 horse[...]

Gaspatch 1/48 Henschel Hs 123 A1 – Kit Review

Gaspatch, a new brand, has previously released just one complete aircraft kit, when in 2017 they produced two versions of the HS-123, first the B1 version and shortly after the A1. The subject was previously covered by the old ESCI kit, dated ba[...]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Production – Build Review, Part 2

After we took a look at what’s in the box it is time to start building. But before you dive into the maze of sprues, I would suggest some preparatory work: - Take your Tamiya Tape and stick some of it to every sprue, labeling it with the accord[...]

Tamiya 1/12 Kawasaki Ninja H2R – Kit Review

This is the 1/12 scale Kawasaki Ninja H2R made by Tamiya. Kit number 14131. This kit was released in late 2016. Upon opening the box you are met with multiple part sprues in plastic bags. There are eight bags total including the decals, clear [...]

Beemax 1/20 McLaren MP4/2 1984 British GP – Kit Review

McLaren MP4/2 1984 British GP Aoshima Beemax 1/20 scale. Kit Beemax No.03 Price £50.20 (Grand Prix Models) To me the GP cars of this period are visually more attractive than their modern counterparts with their massively complex aerodynamics[...]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Production – Build Review, Part 1

If you have been an armor modeler for some time, you might have gotten used to certain givens – an abundance of German subjects, a certain lack of soft-skin vehicles, or an ever increasing amount of parts in the box. At least that’s how it use[...]

The hottest day of the year and the new air museum at Szolnok

I'm sure, yesterday was the hottest day of this year here in Hungary so it seemed like to be a good idea to take a short trip to the newly established Reptár Air Museum (www.reptar.hu) in Szolnok (something like 100 kms from Budapest).I've been[...]