The aviation Database at iModeler

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Somewhat Out of the Norm

The Tamiya family of 1/48th scale FockeWulf 190s have long been pilloried by certain elements of the modeling community as being heavily flawed, to the point where some have even stated that the kits aren't worth building. I've always [...]

Lucky Gallon FG-1 Tamiya 1/48th

Here is the latest for fans of the Cleveland Air Races. Cook’s Lucky Gallon in 1/48th. New lower carb scoop, abbreviated oil cooler inlets and I made a plug for the tail wheel doors. I had lots of help from the guys on the FB racing page [...]

Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair, 1/48. A Folded Bird.

Afternoon folks, here's another older build and another Corsair, this time it was my first attempt at trying to handle the ANA 623 Sea Blue. This Corsair was built alongside my previous post, the Birdcage F4U-1, and was started early [...]

Eduard Spitfire Mk.Ia, 1/48. A Pair of Kiwis over Dunkirk.

'the airspeed indicator read 240 mph, and I thought "this is bloody marvellous!", but then the Spitfire began to shudder and seemed as if it was going to stall. - I realised what had happened, my pitot head had been shot away, [...]

P-38G Lightning, 1/48, Tamiya. 'Miss Virginia'

My first of the Operation Vengeance trio in 1/48 was this Lightning, an amazing kit and probably the best engineered model I've made to date. There isn't a lot of negatives to say about this kit, in fact whilst I completed this model in [...]

Vought F4U-2, Tamiya 1/48.

What inspires you to choose a kit or a scheme? For this model it was a post on this very forum that is a large reason. My long term goal is to build a Corsair of every variant in 1/48, starting from the simple F4U-1 by Tamiya and ending in [...]

Ponys

Resin casting has changed my entire outlook on modeling. So much fun and potential.