The occasional blog

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

In the air over Pearl Harbour

These two aircraft was in the air during the famous attack on Pearl Harbour on the 7th of December 1941. The pilots The Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero was flown by Lieutenant Commander Shigeru Itaya who led the first wave from the aircraft carrier Akagi. They lost one plane during the raid. One source says that he later […]

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The Scottish excursion

On the 10th of May 1941 Rudolf Hess, deputy Fürer of the German Reich, climbed up in his Messerschmitt Bf 110 and took off. His aim was to contact Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, the Duke of Hamilton who he erroneously thought lead a party opposing the war. He flew a long round over the North Sea to […]

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The Leningrad Cowboy

This Sturmovik participated in the liberation of Leningrad in January 1944. Leningrad was surrounded by the Germans in September 1941 and put under sever siege. The Germans however did not manage to take the city and it stayed under siege as fighting concentrated on Stalingrad and other parts of the front. The city was supplied during […]

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The Catalina affair

On June 13 1952 an unarmed Dc3 from the Swedish Air Force was shot down and vanished over the Baltic Sea. The plane was on a radio surveillance mission to pick up intel from the Soviet Union. It was equipped with the latest technique supplied from the US. It had a crew of eight, three […]

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Do we trust the colours?

The true colours on the subjects for our model creations vary. The colours are affected by weather and sun, usually they bleach over time. Wear and tear can alter the colours considerably. But if you're aiming for a not to used subject you usually want to get the colours as close to the original as […]

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How good is the scale accuracy?

You buy a scale model kit and you pay attention to how well it's moulded, the detailing and how well the parts fit together. But do you ever measure the kit and check how accurate it is to scale? Well I usually don't. Some time ago I built a Spitfire Mk XIX (Airfix). I thought […]

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Where's the on-line scale model magazines?

If you go into a well stocked newsstand you'll find a load of magazines covering the art of plastic model building filled with model reviews, modelling tips, reference articles etc. A feast for the avid plastic model builder. BUT, this is 2016. There is a thin called internet and more and more we use this […]

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To airbrush or not to airbrush?

To me it's definitely clear that airbrushing is the way to put colours on your models if you want a good result, but some times you have to ask yourself: Is it worth the trouble? When I was young the only way was to paint your kits with a paintbrush and the only paint available was […]

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