The Vintage Database at iModeler

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Classic Kit: Airfix #387 1/72 Junkers Ju 88 A-4 Tweaked Just A Bit

This is original Airfix 1/72 Ju88 molded in light blue plastic. Since I've built the Revell 1960s version I decided to give this kit a go. First off the clear parts are not. They are thick, scratched and difficult to mask. That left me [...]

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 [...]

X-3 Classic Revell

I remember buying this kit at the 99 cent store that was above Pioneer Market in my home town of Ashland Oregon when I was 9 or 10 years old. Slapped it together and played with it until it was broken and tossed. Leap forward 50+ years [...]

Classic Kit: Revell 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat No. H-639 1961

The model was part of Revell's 1/72 series of WW1 and WWII fighters issued in the early 1960s. I learned about the exploits of Wildcats at Wake Island in the 5th grade and I had to build a model of it. This kit was later issued in a 3 [...]

Classic Kit: Matchbox Messerschmitt Me110 No. PK-115 1:72 1976

The Matchbox Me110 is a simple kit as is common with their line of kits. It is molded in yellow, and brown and does not have the deeply engraved panel lines (well maybe a few) common with earlier kits. I built it out of box and marked [...]

Classic Kit: Revell 1/48 P-51D No. H31

Not to be confused with the Monogram 1/48 P-51D which was issued about the same time, the Revell P-51D builds up nicely. It does not have the removable panels like the Monogram version. That is one good thing going for it. I built it [...]

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 [...]

1/144 Airfix SR.N4 Hovercraft

1/144 Airfix SR.N4 Hovercraft Vintage kit of great hovercraft. A lot of clamps and pressure required to get the main sections to fit. Interior details fine for their time. Less fit issues than many 'see thru' models.

1/43 Hobby Time U.S. Army Bell XV-3 Convertiplane

1/43 Hobby Time U.S. Army Bell XV-3 Convertiplane Probably the oldest vintage kit I’ve ever built. Had the kit for decades as it was missing one complex cockpit glass section. Tried to vacuum one a few times…. all failed. Then a [...]

1/32 Glencoe McDonnel XV-1 Experimental Compound Helicopter

1/32 Glencoe McDonnel XV-1 Experimental Compound Helicopter - Great vintage kit of legendary convertiplane. Upgraded and detailed interior. Floquil Old Silver. Windows a bit fiddly.