iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Mantua Models 1/98 Ship’s Boats for HMS Victory – Kit Review

Ship's Boat Set 1:98 (for HMS Victory, Art.776) Mantua Models Art. 36530 £34, from www.mantuamodels.co.uk I recently completed HMS Victory (Constructo 1:94). However, the kit lacked a full compliment of boats, apart from two cutter-types whi[...]

1/350 Hobby boss Dunkerque

I didn't posted a review for a while to visit Japan. So I'm sorry for the imodeler. I was fascinated by the Duke of Dunkerque. Her silhouette is so beautiful. It seemed like teaching me the beauty of the French battleship. I have thought tha[...]

My “Model of the Month” Award Kit Just Arrived! (1/350 Hobby Boss Dunkerque review)

I was very proud and to be awarded the ”Model of the Month” in April and I’m even more happy now that the award kit has arrived. @editor Martin, our editor, sent me a list of kits to choose from, but the one I really wanted wasn’t on the list. ”[...]

Caudron C.600 Aiglon 1:72 SBS Model – first look

Oops, they did it again! As may everybody knows in the scale modeling world (or at least on this site) the Moson Model Show just finished last weekend. Beside the extraordinary exhibition, competition and exchange (model market) this is the per[...]

Airfix 1/48th P-40B Warhawk Build Review, Part 2

After having had a look at what is in the box in part 1 (), it is time to actually start building this thing. And we all know how this goes, right? You don’t say. Anyway, the cockpit goes together quite well, if you keep in mind to first chec[...]

Airfix 1/48th P-40B Warhawk Build Review, Part 1

There have been a couple of attempts at the early P-40 in 48th scale over the years. The old Monogram kit and the Academy one have been around for quite some time. More recent offerings from Trumpeter and Bronco combine state-of-the-art, 21st-[...]

Tamiya #61115 1/48 scale Ki-61 Hien (Tony) kit review

Earlier this afternoon my Hien arrived. Here's a photo of the box end............. Needless to say, I am very excited about it! This new kit can be summed up in one word. FANTASTIC! Tamiya has produced another 1/48 scale masterpiece.[...]

Maketar Masks

These are a few sample mask sets from Maketar. Many different types and scales available. Their website has full details with distributor information. They offer great flexibility of requirements across many subject types. Thought I'd share the[...]

Thunder Model 1/35 Case VAI Tractor – Build Review

Between all the new kit announcements over the last couple of months, one in particular struck my interest. A new company by the name of Thunder Model was about to release their first kit, a Case VAI tractor in 1/35th scale. I had never heared[...]

Airfix 1/48 P-40B/C Tomahawk II

It was hot on Don Muang Airport outside Bangkok on December 10, 1941, as the humidity increased with the rising tropic sun. The crews of the 60th, 62nd and 98th Sentais sweated to ready the 48 Mitsubishi Ki.21 Type 97 bombers (later to be kno[...]