Modeling by Halvar von Flake


Live from Telford: Highlights of the Contest

by Halvar von Flake on November 13, 2016 in Show Reports -- 7 Comments

This is my final article form Telford 2016: my personal highlights of the competition.


Live from Telford: Copper State Models

by Halvar von Flake on November 13, 2016 in Show Reports -- 2 Comments

My personal Telford highlight, part 3: Copper State Models. The company today located in Latvia has its roots in the US as a producer of resin figures. They are now extending their product range to Great War fighters in 1/48 […]


Live from Telford: Gaspatch’s 1/48 Henschel 123

by Halvar von Flake on November 12, 2016 in Show Reports -- 4 Comments

My second personal Telford highlight: Gaspatch’s 1/48 Henschel 123. There are not many manufacturers who have picked up this rare subject before and now the ultimate kit seems to arrive for Christmas 2016. The test shots of the German dive […]


Live from Telford: Zoukei Mura’s 1/48 Phantom.

by Halvar von Flake on November 12, 2016 in Show Reports -- 6 Comments

My personal Telford Highlights, Part 1: Zoukei Mura’s 1/48 Phantom. Very nice surface detail, crisp panel lines, very high level of detail at every part you look at. Obviously ZM this time have given up on their strategy to show […]


Reference For Your 300 SL Project

by Halvar von Flake on September 10, 2016 in Automotive -- 8 Comments

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 […]


Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair 1/32

by Halvar von Flake on April 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

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 […]


Moson 2016 – My Personal Highlights

by Halvar von Flake on April 17, 2016 in Show Reports -- 11 Comments

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, […]


A Visit to Tamiya Plamodel Factory in Tokyo (Video with Planes and Ships)

by Halvar von Flake on November 30, 2015 in Show Reports -- 1 Comment

Here’s the second part of my video from the Tamiya Plamodel Factory. For introduction please see the recent post about cars and motorbikes.

A Visit to Tamiya Plamodel Factory in Tokyo (Video)

by Halvar von Flake on November 29, 2015 in Show Reports -- 5 Comments

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 […]


Interview with Revell at Telford 2015

by Halvar von Flake on November 19, 2015 in News -- 5 Comments

Here’s our interview with Volker Vahle, Project Manager from Revell GmbH, on Revell’s new and forthcoming kits from that company