The occasional blog

Here I share my thought about modelling and my works in progress.

2019-02-10
Building the Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat (part 1)

OK, the official start of a new project. Building Tamiya's Grumman F-14A Tomcat in scale 1/48. This one is going to be fun. And slow. My goal is to finish this by January 2020. I've bought a load of after market parts to improve what I've understood to be an already good kit. I started […]

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2019-01-27
Back to the background project

Having done the Battle Of Midway 75 Years project I'm temporarily back to my never ending background project, building planes used by the Swedish Air Force. I have a couple projects connected to the Midway project on the shelf, sort of prequel and sequel. It's Doolittle's B-25 from the Doolitle-raid (prequel) and the planes from […]

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2018-11-16
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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2018-10-25
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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2018-09-01
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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2018-06-25
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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2018-06-08
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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2018-05-25
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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2018-05-08
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 9

Today, finally, the last kit in the project arrived! The goal is now in sight. But first things first. The Flying Fortress The conversion kit has arrived. As promised it contained parts to not only convert the B-17F to a B-17C or B-17D but also to a B-17E. To be honest that turned out to […]

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2018-04-23
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 8

A bit frustrated at this point. But more about that in the later part of my post. The SBD-3 I have slowly started work on the final kit, the Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless. The kit is from Hasegawa and after I built the SBD-2 I have to admit that it's not as good as Academy's SBD-2. […]

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