Guys, some of you may contemplate about building Tamiya’s new Mercedes 300 SL like Jack and George already did. Back to the classics – part 2 Back to The Classics I found this magnificent car today at the Schlumpf Museum […]
Modeling by Halvar von Flake
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I used to make models in the seventies and eighties driven by perfectionism and ambition on the one hand and very basic skills on the other – a combination ready for tragedy.
My first model was Jacque Cousteau’s Catalina in black – yellow – white, 1/72 from Revel. Still in love with that plane.
After a short renaissance in the mid nineties (F1 race cars and motorbikes), again terribly unsuccessful, I thought I was through with it.
Just recently my son, 10, came home with his first model and there it was again: my old airbrush, some dried up paint jars, cloth pegs, a rainy Sunday afternoon, a box with a blue and a red star …
Through the internet this hobby has completely changed. You can find inspiration there, advise, feedback, back ground information. I’m looking forward to my third modeler phase.
This is my third build of the superb Tamiya kit and here are the reasons for my infinite F4U loop. First, this is a marvellous subject. I like the paint schemes and really, nothing weathers like a Pacific Corsair. The […]
After Martin did all the historian’s work, here comes my personal selection of Moson 2016’s best in show models. It’s sunny and friendly down here and if you have nothing better to do in spring 2017, come to Moson. Arrrrrrr, […]
Here’s the second part of my video from the Tamiya Plamodel Factory. For introduction please see the recent post about cars and motorbikes.
Dear friends, a business trip is leading me to Japan these days. The Tamiya Plamodel Factory, located in Shimbashi area close to Tokyo Station, is half the brand’s flagship store and half a museum of Tamiya models. On the ground […]
Here’s our interview with Volker Vahle, Project Manager from Revell GmbH, on Revell’s new and forthcoming kits from that company
Aires have their entire product portfolio at the show and one gets the impression that there is almost no aircraft without according Aires offerings. The guys from the Czech family company seem to model their bodies in the mornings and […]
Alclad II, known for their outstanding lacquer based metaliser paints, have presented a range of standard colours at Telford. The new series is enamel based, airbrush ready and instantly drying according to the manufacturer.
… with a superb 1/72 Avro Shackleton: Revell. Look at this super-crisp surface texture. I let the pictures tell the story.
Three hours after the doors of 2015 Scale Model World at Telford have opened: here come my Top 5 new arrivals. Well, it’s actually 6, but I really don’t know which one to cancel.