The USN Database at iModeler

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Tamiya F4U-1C, 1/48. The Sky Pirates.

Background One omission from the plethora of Corsair models out there is the F4U-1C, in fact there isn't even a company that offers a resin conversion set for this type. Not wanting to miss out on the only -1 variant I haven't yet built [...]

Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair, 1/48. Ira Kepford's Jolly Roger.

Background I've always loved the Corsair, particularly the mid-war four-tone scheme, and last year I built my first one which was Tom Blackburn's 'Big Hog'. A year later I wanted to do a new Corsair because I felt my skills had improved [...]

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 [...]

Aquatic Eyes in the Sky...1/48 Vought OS2U Kingfisher, US Navy

6/2021 After the Beriev and the Rufe, here´s my dad´s next finished seaplane. The good old Monogram kit. First released in 1966, this is the "Hi-Tech" version from 1993 which includes PE parts. Built mostly oob, the thin main [...]

USS West Virginia

Ever since I got the USS West Virginia in World of Warships, I have really wanted to build a model of it. There were some fitting issues with the kit but it was a pretty fun build. The entire thing is painted with one paintbrush. This is [...]

1/72 Hasegawa F-14B

The red tomato! VF-101 Grim Reapers AD-101. 1/72 Hasegawa F-14B with Toptierhobby decals, Verlinden resin detail set, and Hasegawa weapons. This was a pretty decent build. It's from Hasegawa's 2014 Jolly Rogers History 2 kit combo and to [...]

Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 "Modeler's Edition"

Kit: Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 "Modeler's Edition" EDIT 11/2021: Fixed the SBD wing issue by building new ones History: The USS Enterprise CV-6 was the seventh US Navy vessel of that name and the sixth US aircraft [...]

Douglas SBD-2

This is the Academy boxing of the Accurate Miniatures kit. I bought it second-hand for my wife to give me for Christmas in 2018 and I couldn't wait to start it straight away. It only took me about three months elapsed time to finish, [...]

1/700 USS Baltimore CA-68

Trumpeter 1/700 USS Baltimore (1944) This is the first ship model I've attempted in some time using all the details (photo-etch, rigging, sea base, etc.). Pretty satisfied with the results but definitely room for improvement. USS Baltimore [...]

White Turkey...Hobby Boss 1/48 Grumman TBM-1C Avenger ASW US Navy

Built in 2016. Initially my dad wanted to build a RN Mk.I with the Hobby Boss kit. After examining the kit we found out that the intended version wasn´t possible oob, no bubble side windows, no observer seat behind the pilot, no cowl gun. [...]