The US Navy Database at iModeler

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Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-2 Trainer 1/48 (repainted)

Hello friends, this kit is the Grumman F3F-2 from Accurate Miniatures, with some figures from Tamiya and Tori Factory. I have built the kit about 10 years ago and the model was gathering dust because of lack of space in my showcase. I [...]

Hasegawa 1/72 F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-102

Hasegawa's 1/72 F/A-18F, built in 6 days. I used Mr.Color mainly to paint and weathering. I set figures made by Tori Factory.

Revell/Italeri 1:72 HO4S-1 Chickasaw

This is the second of the 1:72 helicopters I built for my club's 2021 theme build of Rescue and Recovery. It's mostly the Revell H-19A kit, but I also purchased a copy of the Italeri H-19B kit and used some of its parts interchangeably. I [...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1 Bird Cage Corsair VMF-213

I assembled and painted the Tamiya Corsair in about 5 days. The painting was done mainly by hand with a brush. I used a light gray color that is not very noticeable on the panel lines to make the model look bigger than it is.

XA2D-1 Skyshark – monster figher that failed (ClearProp 1:48)

It is big bird, looking either elegant and weird. It was planned as turboprop-powered heavy attack fighter for US Navy carrier decks in 1950s. However, Navy did not allowed the plane to operate due to troublesome power unit and due to its [...]

1/700 USS Miami CL-89

This is a resin kit that included a few sheets of PE details that I built almost completely out of the box. I did add after-market 5"/38 guns and turrets as well as 40mm Bofors, and 20mm Oerlikon guns. I've found that photoetch AA is [...]

Minsi III – F6F-5 Hellcat, Eduard 1/72

This is one of Capt. David McCampbell's Hellcats. The kit is well engineered, the fit is great. List of modifications: -riveted the entire surface -changed the .50 cal barrels to metal tubes -brake cabels added to the landing gears -made [...]

Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair, 1/48. The Big Hog.

I thought I'd finally get around to posting this Corsair I built last year, making it so all my Corsairs are uploaded here in one form or another. This model in particular taught me a lot and I am planning on basically remaking it (but as [...]

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk - US Navy VT-7USS Lexington

Bonjour chers iModelers, This is my rendition of the colourful TA-4J Skyhawk of the VT-7. This version is quite known, but I wanted to have it in my showcase ! The Hasegawa kits comes with some issues, as often with this brand. But the [...]

Vought F4U-1D Corsair – US Navy VF-84 – USS Bunker Hill - Febr.1945

Bonjour chers iModelers, I am glad to introduce my latest model, a very classic Corsair from VF-84, but I wanted it on my shelf. It is the well-known Tamiya kit which is, despite of its age, a more than excellent kit. My first try with [...]