iModeler Reviews

Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.

Review: A very serious book recommendation

As someone now recognized myself as a military historian, it's easy to say that the military historian who has been my greatest influence is Sir Max Hastings. In case you missed his book released in Europe as "All Hell Let Loose" [...]

Review: iModeler Review – Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

Presenting the "new" 1/72 Airfix (early) Mk 1 Hurricane. This is an upgraded release of the first mark 1 that was made available at the end of 2013. The main difference with this release is you have the dehaviland 3 blade prop [...]

iModeler Review: Hobby Boss 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak

The Thunderstreak was a swept-wing development of the F-84 created with the hope of bringing the type's performance to the level of its main competitor, the F-86 Sabre. In the event it emerged as an almost entirely new airframe having only [...]

iModeler Review: 1/48 Airfix Gloster Javelin FAW 9

Gloster Aircraft, having developed and produced the only Allied jet aircraft to be operational during the war, the Gloster Meteor, sought to take advantage of its expertise, and responded to a 1947 Air Ministry requirement for a [...]

Review: Luftwaffe Crash Archive, Volume 1

A documentary history of every enemy aircraft brought down over the United Kingdom, September 1939 to 14 August 1940 Nigel Parker Red Kite Aviation Publishing Isbn 978-1-906592-09-7 First Edition 2013 Perfect bound,128 pp. Illustrated. RRP [...]

iModeler Review: Hobby Boss 1/48 Me 262A-1a Schwalbe

Hobby Boss 1/48 Me 262A-1a Schwalbe Item No: 80369 Item Name: Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Scale: 1:48 Total Plastic Parts: 220+ Total Sprues: 13 sprues Metal Parts: Nose gear cabin The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (English: [...]

iModeler Review: Zvezda 1/72 Fw 190A-4

Zvezda 1/72 Fw 190A-4 Focke Wulf Fw 190A-4 Catalogue number: ZVE 7304 Scale: 1/72 Introduced in July 1942, the Fw 190 A-4 was equipped with the same engine and basic armament as the A-3. Updated radio gear, the FuG 16Z, was installed [...]

iModeler Review: Airfix 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-8

Airfix 1/72 Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 Product Code: A01020 49 gray parts 4 clear parts First flying in 1939, the Focke-Wulf Fw190 proved to be an immediate threat to RAF fighters when introduced in late 1941, being faster and more [...]

Review: H-K 1/32 Meteor F.Mk.4 test shot

 The Meteor F.4 was the result of three separate lines of research that began shortly after 616 Squadron had taken delivery of their Meteor F.1s in 1944. The Aerodynamic Section at R.A.E. Farnborough was studying ways to improve [...]

iModeler Review: 1/72 Airfix Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1

Manufacturer: Airfix Model: A03003 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 Model Kit Scale: 1/72 Airfix continues the march of turning out industry-standard kits that are economically sound, providing the modeler with the most enjoyment for their [...]