The occasional blog

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

2022-04-17
News from Pilot Replicas

At Modellexpo 08-Open 2022 I had the pleasure of meeting Claes Wahlund, the owner and enthusiast behind Pilot Replicas. Starting with pilots and auxiliary vehicles in scale 1/48 he has since given us exquisite kits of the Saab J 21 and the Saab J 29 Tunnan. So it was with some anticipation I could ask […]

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2022-01-10
Airfix new moulds 2022

Well, Airfix has just released their news for 2022 and this time I find it a bit more interesting than last year. - Their big new item this year is of course the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX in scale 1:24. It looks like a significant step up from their previous Mk. I/Mk. V mould. Also […]

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2020-07-15
My paint and weathering technique
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2020-05-21
Box review of Special Hobby's 1/48 Reggiane Re.2000 'Re2000 Export Birds'

Special Hobby announced this kit a while back which came as welcome news. Excluding a sad kit form Směr it has been hard to find a kit of the Reggiane Re.2000 in 1/48 (the last new kit was released almost 20 years ago). Interestingly it has first been released in an Export Birds release (which […]

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2020-05-01
Building the Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat (part 3)

Sudenly realized that I've neglected to update my build progress. You'll have to excuse me. For the eagled eyed you'd already noticed that I've written a review of the kit build here https://plasticfantastique.com/my-builds/grumman-f-14a-tomcat-tamiya-1-48/. It was a thoroughly enjoyable build and a very good kit. It's always challenging when you use a lot of after market […]

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2020-03-30
Box review of Airfix 1/48 de Havilland Tiger Moth

In January 2019 Airfix announced a new tool 1/48 kit of the classical de Havilland Tiger Moth. Now this made me really excited as at the time the only available kit of the Tiger Moth in that scale was a version from SMER and that left e few things to wish for. Unfortunately this kit […]

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2019-04-27
Building the Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat (part 2)

Finally I've got moving on my project. It's officially flying. I've acquired a couple of reference books to help me out. One is excellent as expected the other one came as a bit of a let down. The first is "Grumman F-14 Tomcat: A Comprehensive Guide" by Andy Evans from SAM Publications. Their Modellers Datafile […]

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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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