The Classic Database at iModeler

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Classic Kit: Airfix Lockheed Hudson I Kit 05034

Last year iModeler member Tom Bebout sent me some classic kits with the request I would build them. I told him I would and here is the first one of them. It is an older Airfix kit with the original first issued in 1963 as kit 386. As I [...]

Classic Kit: Airfix 1/72 Vought F4U Corsair No. 115 1964

This is an older build but I did document the building process. I had spare parts from Hasegawa and True Details that I used to add detail. I used a Squadron vac-form canopy as well. As can be seen the clear parts are dismal as is the [...]

Classic Kit: Aurora 1/48 P-38 Restoration

This is a labor of love. I wanted to see if I could build a broken relic into something presentable. I learned about the P-38 when I build this kit as a child and I would fly it around outside shooting down me109s and what have you. The [...]

Classic Kit: Revell 1/72 Junkers JU88A No. H-113 1967

This is an old build of one of my favorite models from Revell. It was issued in 1967 and Revell took it's measurements off the real aircraft at the USAF Museum. That is why it can also be built as a D version since the one the USAF has [...]

Classic Revell 1/32 P-38J Rescue Kit

This kit was going into the dumpster and the hobby shop owner asked if I wanted it. It had been started with tube glue. The cockpit and nose guns were firmly glued in place. Yet I took this and another 1/32 kit home. Having never built [...]

Classic Airfix Typhoon (1959) Tweaked Just a bit

On this kit I used a replacement Falcon vacu-form canopy, a prop and wheels from the Academy kit. Paint by Tamiya. Even thought it is over 60 years old it does scale well on a Bentley plan. This was a simple and fun build.

Classis Kit: Original Airfix 1/72 Defiant (1960)

When I looked at the kit I knew there was something wrong with the nose outline so I sat aside. Later at a show in a sale box there a resin nose by DB Productions for the Airfix Defiant for $1. I remembered my Airfix kit so I bought and [...]

Classic Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 B-17G

Here's the vintage Hasegawa that is still being sold today. I finished it in April and on this one I photographed it outside using a Nikon film camera. An Eduard mask made it so much easier in painting the model. I did correct the [...]

Classic Kit: Revell 1/40 Skyraider (1958)

This is another one of my out of the box builds. It is the 1/40 Skyraider. Note, It is not a box scale kit. Revell issued other models in this scale including all their armor kits from the era. I tried to post the building process but [...]

Classic Kit: Revell 1/72 B-26 H-111 (1966)

The box art on Revell's early 1960s kits was top notch including this one. Most of us kids learned of Flak Bait and it's exploits from the small blurb on the instruction sheet. On this kit I did some minor updates since I had extra [...]