The Battle of Britain Channel at iModeler

Battle of Britain Hurricanes

Finally finished the next models for my Model Airplane International Battle of Britain series, a pair of 1:48 Airfix Hurricanes. A lot of research went into P2923 and a big thanks must got Mark Postlethwaite for the a photo of this aircraft whic[...]

1:48 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk.IID “Tank Buster”

The Battle of Britain proved that the Hawker Hurricane Mk.I’s days as a front line fighter were numbered. Along came the improved Hurricane Mk IIA series in 1942 with the ability to use newly developed interchangeable wings. The airframe’s new r[...]

Revell 1/48 Typhoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

This is Revell's Tiger Meet kit and Caracal's decals for the special version of the Typhoon. The kit is a bit of a pig to put together, the intakes are a particular annoyance. But, plenty of test fitting and planning ahead meant it went togethe[...]

Beauty is not a question of taste – at least with a Spitfire Mk.II!

Beauty is a matter of taste, as one so aptly says - that a Spitfire represents a formal aesthetic pleasure, only very few doubt it. I would like to make this remark at the beginning of this report, because also in the kit description a lot of vo[...]

A Heller of a Spitfire

Here’s my old school version of the old school Heller 1/72 Spitfire I. I bought this kit for a buck at a contest last summer and since it wasn’t even close to modern kit standards, I decided to build it like I did when I was a kid: out of the bo[...]

Messerschmitt’s ‘Destroyer’

So, back with another selection of photos... this kit was finished at the beginning of this year and is Dragon's 32nd scale Bf110C-7 kit finished as a C-4 during the Battle of Britain. All the control surfaces are moulded in neutral, so I start[...]

Full Battle of Britain fighter stable finished!

Seven months back I build Tamiya's new release Spitfire Mk.1 and decided to do one of each of the fighters used in the Battle of Britain in 1/48 scale. With the Bf 109E-3 I posted about yesterday, the collection is finished! Little video prese[...]

Josef Priller’s Bf 109E-3 in 1/48

My attempt at the very unusual field resprayed scheme worn by JG.51's Josef Priller's Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 during the Battle of Britain. This one is a nightmare to do freehand but is very satisfying in the end. Build video here:

Unusual Battle of Britain Hurricane in 1/48, Airfix kit

Nearing the end of my Battle of Britain fighters collection in 1/48, I picked up Airfix's new tool Hurricane but could only get hold of the Tropical version. The kit allows you to build a Mk.1 but needed custom decals so bought an Xtradecals she[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I

Hello iModeler! Here is my recently finished Tamiya Spitfire build 100% out of the box. The fit and engineering of this kit was awesome, and makes it extremely enjoyable to build. I would gladly build several more!