Halvar von Flake @halvarvonflake
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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.