The occasional blog

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

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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2018-04-13
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 7

I'm beginning to reach the end of this project. Just putting the finishing touches to the SBD-2 Dauntless flown by Lt. Iverson. This will be the eleventh kit. Still have two to go so the tally will end at thirteen if not a conversion kit for making a B-17G Flying Fortress into a B-17E miraculously […]

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2018-03-24
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 6

Just finished kit number nine, the Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 'Kate'. I've written a review of the kit here. This project has a tendency to grow under way. I started out with nine kits, including two Dauntless, so really eight. This was what I thought was reasonable as it was hard to find more kits of […]

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2018-02-18
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 5

I've now started with subjects seven and eight in my project. On my display I now have the Zero, the Val, the Wildcat, the Catalina, the Buffalo and the Avenger. I'm considering starting at new page on this site to write more about the history of each models subject. Like I do on the social […]

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2018-02-05
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 4

Finally I can resume my Battle Of Midway project. After almost five months in boxes all my modelling stuff is unpacked. New workspace This paragraph might be a bit off topic but there's an update on the project below. In my new apartment I've set aside a room entirely for my hobby. It still turned […]

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2018-01-04
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 3

The Battle Of Midway project is at a standstill at the moment as a pending move has forced me to temporarily pack all my modelling stuff. Now it's less than three weeks left until I should be able to start again. This however does not hinder me to give an update on my progress. Progress […]

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2017-12-16
What to do when you can't build?

Some time ago we decided to sell our place move. This process involves styling your apartment to show it off to people who might buy it. We engaged a stylist to help us out and it did not come as a big surprise that a hobby corner where I build my plastic models with paint […]

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2017-08-05
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 2

The Battle Of Midway project is now under way. But not without snags. Getting this right is not easy. It is clear that even if the Battle Of Midway was pivotal to the Pacific conflict it seems to be caught in between the Pearl Harbour and Guadalcanal when it comes to models and decals. In […]

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2017-07-15
75 years after the Battle of Midway - post 1

Having the opportunity to spend some time on my hobby this summer I wanted a project or challenge to work with. My ongoing project to build the Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB (see other posts) felt too single purpose and I wanted to do more. The Typhoon can wait a bit. So I sat thinking about this […]

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2017-07-01
Building the Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - post 3

Going forward Having done the cockpit (see previous post) it was time to move to the front. The engine in the Hawker Typhoon is an impressive piece of work. The Napier Sabre was a British H-24-cylinder, liquid-cooled, sleeve valve, piston aero engine. Developed during the 30's it saw daylight in 1940. Evolving from 2,200 horsepower (1,640 kW) […]

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