The 1:48 Channel at iModeler

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Nichimo 1:48 Spitfire Mk.IX(?)

This started as serious build, but when I put the plastic up against scale plans, absolutely nothing lined up and I wasn't sure what Mark it was. Usually I'm not a rivet counter, but it was the rivets that threw me off. Bazillions of over-scale [...]

Little known, but impressive: Reggiane R.2005 Sagittario

As efficient and highly advanced as the Italian aviation industry of the 1930s appeared to be, it was not possible to produce powerful in-line engines. When the war broke out, at the latest, the industry had to admit that it had lost ground in t[...]

Bored at the “phoney war”? A very special Bf 108 Taifun!

As fascinating as the Bf 108 Taifun is as an aircraft, the motivation to build this model this time clearly came from the paint scheme. As soon as I saw this special Taifun, I knew which of the five marking variants of the Eduard Profipack I wan[...]

1:48 Tamiya A6M2 (riveting and re-scribing exercise)

I am trying to learn how to do riveting and re-scribing a old model kit. I built this 1973 release of 1:48 Tamiya Zero. This is more a learning exercise for me. The challenging part is translate the drawing from 2D to a 3D slightly curve surface[...]

A Bf 108 over Africa- and this without the Afrikakorps! D-IBMY on the podium of the 1937 oasis flight

An aircraft as iconic as the Bf 108 is matched by an equally iconic colour scheme: the blue "RLM 24" and the classic forms of Messerschmitt's groundbreaking first all-metal aircraft form a combination that is still memorable today and thus has a[...]

PTO tribute

"Foxy" from the 45th FS/15th FG based on Iwo Jima, 1945 Not a very happy ending to this beautifully marked aircraft which is "parked" under that pile of smoke It was struck by the aircraft "parked" upside-down The end result

Hasegawa 1:48 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Captured Pt.2)

This is my third and final entry into this awesome GB (Many thanks for the invite Louis) This aircraft represents one of many in the so-called "surrender markings", white all-over with green crosses. Why were they done like this? I'll copy/paste[...]

“Big Brother is watching” or: a Bf 108 Taifun as birthday present for my dear brother

A first look at the present depiction of a Bf 08 Taifun will quickly make the expert frown, because neither the identification on the fuselage nor those on the wings seem to make sense or should even be brought into line with a real example. Thi[...]

Darth Vader to spoil the day: Incom T-65B X-Wing

To write something new about the Incom T-65 X-Wing would probably mean carrying Dactillions to Galactic City, because one thing can be said for sure: the X-Wing has not only proven to be one of the most successful space fighter concepts ever con[...]

SG-38, 1/48 Special Hobby

This small and not-so-well known plane is my latest build. The goal was to practice wood textures and rigging before I start other, larger projects. There are multiple packaging released by Special Hobby, both in 1:72 and 1:48 scale. You shou[...]