The naval aviation Channel at iModeler

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Hasegawa F-14D Tomcat, Vandy 1, 1/48 scale

Hello iModeler! Long time no post. Here is my first commissioned build. My client requested it be in flight with a full load of ordnance. That made mounting kind of tricky but I found a way in the end. I bent a clear acrylic rod to a suit[...]

1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3 Wildcat – the first Navy plane to score a kill in WWII

The Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F Wildcat series are good kits that come close to being great, but don't quite make it. I I built the F4F-3 'early version', which I converted to an F4F-3A. Highlights are good surface detail, a two-piece canopy, accurate [...]

1/48 AMT S-3A Viking

Here's my 1/48 AMT S-3A Viking, which I built several years ago. The kit, which is still available under the Italeri label, appears to have accurate outlines and shapes based on my few references. Overall, the fit is OK, but I had to use filler [...]

My Monogram Crusaders

Since everyone is posting their Monogram F-8's, I decided to throw mine into the mix. These have been posted before, so I apologize in advance for the re-runs. First up is a Monogram F-8E converted to the later J model. I used Superscale decal[...]

1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom II

Here's one of my older builds, Hasegawa's 1/48 F-4J Phantom II, which I completed several years ago. Even though the new Academy Phantom probably leaves this kit in the dust as far as detail goes, it's still a great kit, and for many years was t[...]