The Vintage Channel at iModeler

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Junkers Ju.88 A-4

This build is of a 1967 boxing of the 1964 Frog kit, alas, without the “F 20 Spin-a-prop motorizing kit!” I had read in numerous Detail & Scale books about Frog kits, but had never built one, as such. So when I saw this one for $14.99 I pa[...]

Gotha Go 244 in 1/72 scale – Italeri 1974

Having just made a tentative return to the modelling world, thanks to COVID-19 lockdown, it was with some trepidation that I embarked on this build! When I was modelling back in the 1970's I was probably just OK for a teenager, but looking at wh[...]

1970’s survivor

This Monogram F-100D Super Saber is my oldest model . I built it when it first came out in the late 1970s when I was in high school in Monument, Colorado. My Badger Wren airbrush was used to paint it with Polly S paints . I’m sure Testors tub[...]

Afrika Korps 88mm Gun and Tractor

I’ve always wanted to build a 88mm on its wheels, and was glad to see this in my preferred scale of 1/72 (1/76 is close enough) for $7.99 at an Austin hobby store a couple of weeks ago. I painted the completed assemblies Panzer Grey to represent[...]

TBF-1 Avenger at Midway

1979 boxing of 1966 Airfix kit, with decals from the Starfighter USN at Midway and TBDs (yes, TBDs for the 8-T-1 decals) at War sets. I finished it as Ensign Bert Earnest’s Torpedo 8 TBF, which made it to Pearl Harbor took late to join the Horne[...]

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt – Monogram 1/48

I've finally completed this kit after a long period of in-process limbo. But first I must briefly explain how this kit came to be on my work bench in the first place. It all started when I purchased a second-hand Hasegawa P-47D, mainly due to [...]

Nationalist He-70 “Raio” Spanish Civil War Revell-Matchbox 1/72

Old kit,finished after 2 years in the shelf of doom...hope you like it.

Matchbox 1/72 Avro Lancaster

This is my Matchbox Lancaster that was built in 1985, originally I started on the Airfix kit that was released in the late 70's but I had some pretty bad warpage on both wings. Usually I can fix warpage issues but both wings were twisted in the [...]

Airfix 1/72 Buccaneer (old mold)

Here’s my build of the 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S.2B (1989 mold). It’s an old kit, and I decided to build it side-by-side with the new Airfix Buccaneer. Since there is little detail in the wheel wells and cockpit, I decided to build it as a wheels [...]

Heller’s 1/72 PZL P.11c

This is a nice model kit, Heller released this at 1977. It is a small model with fine raised lines and pretty nice fine details all over. I built up the cockpit area a little by adding a cage and small items on the side walls. The wing struts an[...]