iModeler Sci-fi

Science fiction, fantasy and mecha model building.

One down, three to go!

My goal for the first part of the new year was to have a few fun builds before a "serious" project. My wife, kids and son in law helped out with some great kits for my birthday and Christmas. I stated with Moebius Models "Space Clipper" which[...]

Rogue Squadron Bandai Speeders

I wanted to share my latest project, a pair of 1/48th Bandai Snowspeeders. These were a quick build I completed on Christmas vacation. They are finished with Vallejo model air paint and weathered using Tamiya pastels and black Tamiya panel line[...]

Le Mans ‘2050 Anti-Gravity Race Car’

Still adding details to this build, before calling this finished. But thought I'd showed it, seeing that it was close to finish. Yep! Another anti-gravity vehicle. I can't seem to get enough. I tend to want to turn everything in to a floating su[...]

Amt 1/2500 Enterprise C

Oh yeah! Recently got this beauty done and it looks great on my shelf. I got this model for $14 off Amazon and made the stand out of the top of a coffee container. The model was very well made but the amt decals were garbage. With no decals I d[...]

Saturn V Mobile Launcher – hard stand support pedestals

Most Saturn V mobile launcher/LUT models use the LUT to show off the crawler/transporter that transported the complete stack from the VAB to Pad 39, as shown above. As handsome as this, I decided to show my LUT on the pad instead for two reason[...]

Babylon 5 alien cruiser

Hello all This model is the Alliance models resin kit of the Brakiri heavy cruiser from the classic sci fi series Babylon 5. It is quite a big model standing nearly 12 inches tall. The kit has relatively few parts however fit is a bit of an issu[...]

iModeler at the Movies. Klingon Bird of Prey

I know it may be too early to post, but since this was a Christmas present for my sister and is leaving today I had to get some shots. The kit is AMT's 1/350 Klingon BoP made up as the HMS Bounty from Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home. I myself am [...]

Saturn V Launch Umbilical Tower fueling pipework

The various pipes needed to fuel the Saturn V ran up Side 2 of the LUT, attached to a frame, as shown in the B&W photo of LUT #1 during construction (the foreground is LUT #2). I started working on adding this frame last week (closeup and [...]

Progress on the 1/200 Saturn V Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT)

After several weeks off I finally got a day in the model workshop yesterday, which extended late into the night and several more hours this afternoon. While I made some progress on the 1/700 Hood and Arizona, the giant leap, to borrow a phrase, [...]

Bandai 1/12 custom Star Wars Clone Trooper

I swear to you guys that I do more than just Star Wars builds but I keep getting sucked into these Star Wars build offs! With that said go to Instagram #trooperbuildoff2 @dfmodelkits and vote for your favorite custom trooper voting ends on Nov [...]