iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Thunder Model 1/35 Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter – Build Review, Part 2

As usual, there are a couple of subassemblies which need to be built up and painted before proceeding any further – in our case this will be the engine, the cab interior, the winch, and the trailer mount. Engine assembly is straight forward w[...]

Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Review

Well, I am stepping WAY out of my "comfort zone" with this one. I have not built an aircraft model of any kind in many, MANY years. I'll be building this one specifically as a review for IMODELER. This model arrived safely and with no damag[...]

A look at the new Tamiya 1/35th Archer

This is the new Tamiya 1/35th scale British Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun. The Archer was based on the Valentine Mk II/IV. (which Tamiya released earlier this year). The kit includes, link and length tracks, a detailed fighting compartment, 3 fi[...]

Thunder Model 1/35 Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter – Build Review, Part 1

Last weekend I visited Scale Modelworld at Telford for the first time ever. Together with Martin (@editor) we roamed the halls, took in all the wonderful work on display, and in between all the “ohs” and “ahs” I had time to chat with Libor fr[...]

Revell 1/32 P-51D Mustang – kit preview

Revell's upcoming release of the P-51D in 32nd scale proves that Mustangs never get old. Due to be released before Christmas, it will be interesting to see how it compares to other manufacturer's efforts in the same scale. The one-piece upper wi[...]

Hobby Boss 1/350 HMS Lord Nelson – Build Review, Part 1

HMS Lord Nelson and her sister ship Agamemnon were the last of the Royal Navies pre-drednaught battleships, often referred to as intermediate dreadnaughts they were designed to be superior to the ships then being constructed by foreign navies r[...]

Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana – Kit Review

This is the opening of the still sealed box of the 1982 release of the Tamiya Suzuki 1/2 GSX1100S Katana. Even though this model was produced in 1982 the contents were still sealed in their plastic bags. I noticed that NONE of the parts had b[...]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Production – Build Review, Part 3

As with the rest of this kit, this is a very intricate assembly with lots of parts. What you end up with, however, is an articulating suspension, which makes it ideal for dioramas. As mentioned before, you have the choice between two differen[...]

Roden 1/144 C-5B Galaxy – Kit Review

Well, I couldn't wait. As soon as the Roden C-5 hit the shelves at Lucky Hobby, I had to have one. I had the ancient and mythical Arii/Otaki/Entex/Revell/Testors C-5A in my stash, but this was new tool, and I've been waiting for 30+ years for a [...]

Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha RZ250 Build Review

TAMIYA 1/12 YAMAHA RZ250 This model start with the assembly of the engine. This is relative simple and is accomplished in two steps using only 12 pieces. However, just because there aren’t many parts does not mean that it’s not open to some d[...]