Welcome to Plasticfantastique

This site is all about my hobby. Building plastic models, predominantly aeroplanes in scale 1:48. I share kit reviews, detail pictures of real planes, tips & tricks etc.


Plastic kit reviews, written as I built them
I continuously write new reviews of the kits I build. Hopefully informative to if you're thinking about buying a kit. The latest review is of the Grunau Baby IIB 1/48 by Fly.


Themed kit building
Sometime I build several kits connected to a historical event. My latest history project is The Battle of Midway - 75 years. Reading with pictures of the models as well.


Reference pictures of real planes
I know the importance of good pictures of the original when building kits. I photograph these as often as I can. Latest added is pictures the Seversky P-35A at Flygvapenmuseet, Linköping.


Sharing experience
Building models is a constant learning. Here I try to share some of what I've learned along the way. I try to cover the most important aspects in an easy way. It's not in depth but I like to think it's useful.

The occasional blog

Here are the latest thought about modelling and my works in progress.
For a complete list please visit my blog page.

75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 15

Finally done! I've now offically concluded my 75 years after the Battle of Midway project. It took a little bit more than  one and a half year to do., including an involuntary pause of several months due to an intervening move. As you can see in the posts it grew in volume under the way […]

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75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 14

I'm now close to finally finishing this project. The Dave and the Duck mentioned in my last post is now done and the last kit, the SBD-3 Dauntless from Hasegawa have been a work in progress since some time. I'm also close to finishing my project pages on this site. I soon have to think […]

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75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 13

Well this project is a moving target. I'm starting to think it will never end. With the D4Y1 'Judy' done I thought I just had the last kit to do. But as I read on I found more references to both the E8N2 'Dave' and the J2F Duck so I thought "What the heck, if […]

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75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 12

Now this project is getting me a bit frustrated. The Battle Of Midway took (stretching it) three days. This project has now taken over a year. There is now only two kits left and I've started on one of them. So why the frustration? The B-17E Although done an over with I'm not quite happy […]

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75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 11

OK, we have now past the target date, June 4. It is now officially really 76 years after the Battle Of Midway. Well not to worry, I'll just keep going. There's two reasons why I missed the target. 1. I had two stow away my hobby stuff for several months due to a move. 2. […]

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75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 10

I have seen the old James Bond picture "Never say never again" so I ought to know better. In my last post I happily exclaimed that I had received the last kit in the Battle Of Midway project. But I'm getting ahead of myself. First a progress update. I have finished the Vindicator (read the […]

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