The 1:48 Channel at iModeler

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From “Panic Fighter” to Smokey Joe”: CA-13 Boomerang from Special Hobby.

Probably many people will recognize themselves when I describe the reasons for my interest in model aircraft construction as follows: the fascination of flying meets (technical) history and stories, combines with historical biographies and fates[...]

Tamiya 1:48 Mitsubishi A6M3 (Captured)

This is my entry into the "The Empire of Japan 1919-1946 GB" This aircraft was restored to flying condition by the joint USAAF/USN/Royal Australian Air Force Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Australia in late 1942 [...]

Wirraway means “challenger”: CA-9 from Special Hobby

In the language of the Wurundjeri, a tribe of the aboriginal people of Australia, the word Wirraway means "to challenge" or "the challenger". In the search for a suitable name to describe the first independent Australian aircraft construction, t[...]

From training to COIN: French T6 Texan/ Tomcat at war in Algeria

It is not surprising that a wide range of variants and versions can be found in an aircraft type which, with more than 15,500 examples, is one of the most built designs in history. The high production figures ensure that the T6 Texan is still in[...]

Trumpeter 1:48 MiG-3 Late Version

This is said to be the aircraft of Capt. A.V. Schopov, of 6 IAP, 6 IAK (Fighter Air Corps), IA-PVO (Moscow Air Defence), winter 1941/42. There is no photo of the aircraft. The box top shows gun pods under the wings but none are in the kit so tha[...]

F14A VF 84 “Jolly Roger” – 1:48 Tamiya

The most beautiful plane ever built (the real one, not my model) :) Lol The Tamiya kit is simply beautiful. At the moment I have not make it perfect but I think I will build even more to do it justice. Let's hope!

Hobby Craft 1:48 Scale Morane-Saulnier Ms-406C

Hobby Craft kits... What can I say that hasn't already been said? Soft on detail, shape issues, sometimes out and out incorrect... However, they did subjects that many other main stream manufacturers did not, or would not do. While the kits [...]

Tooth correction with a difference: a biting Bf 109D!

The Bf 109 is with about 33,000 examples one of the most built aircraft in aviation history, so it is not surprising that the design has been produced in numerous variants. The best known are the series which, starting with the E-version, came i[...]

Tamiya 1:48 F2A-2/Model 339D Buffalo

F2A - Dutch East Indies Model 339D captured by the Japanese in March '42 and tested at the Tachikawa Army Air Force base in Japan. Another in my growing fleet of "Captured"/Odd ball schemes. Did this back in my brush painting days. Not much reco[...]

A-36 Apache dive bomber! Now is that a Mustang or not?

At first sight the A-36 Apache looks like a representative of those early P-51 Mustang variants that were still powered by the American Allison engine. I would like to claim that even a second look will only produce few doubts to have a "Mustang[...]