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@magnusf Magnus Fridsell

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Born in 1972, I have been building aircraft models since I was 10. I’ve done many other things in my life (usually centered around aircraft and flying…) but the plastic models have been the one constant thing that has always been there, sometimes in the background but I have never given it up. Nowadays I would consider modelling my “main hobby”. Other things I enjoy are road cycling, photography and jazz music (I was once the world’s worst big band trumpeter…).

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My late-mark Spitfire adventure, Xtrakit and Airfix 1/72 Spit 22 and 24!

This was quite a lengthy process, this double-build was started in the autumn of 2012 but then something else caught my interest and these sat on the shelf of doom for two and a half year. However, they were certainly needed in my Spitfire colle[...]

Monogram 1/48 P-38M “Night Lightning”

I finished this one a few months ago but I haven't gotten around to do an article on it until now. So hang on, here is my story of how I came to build an old 1/48 Monogram P-38! I am not a 1/48-guy, not at all really, but in 2013 my friend Ul[...]

A short film about modelling!

This one turned up at Aeroscale today, I think there is an interested audience here as well :-) ! Best regards Magnus

Heller 1/72 Vampire F.3

This project started with me buying the new Airfix Vampire T.11. When starting that build I realised that some synergies could be gained by doing another kit in about the same paint scheme. Many years ago I got a few plastic-only Mexico-press[...]

What-if Sweden!

More what-ifs! This time based around a general Swedish theme: aircraft that never served in the Swedish Air Force and Swedish aircraft painted in fictional markings. Note that some of the aircraft are fictional in themselves, can you spot them?

Flying Barrel What-if part 2!

And here comes part 2 of the Tunnan what-if collection!

Flying Barrel What-if part 1!

Swedish cold-war icon Saab J 29 was known as the "flying barrel" and even if it made sterling service defending the Swedish skies, many people feel that it was never developed to its full potential. One of these people, we can call him "Lars", h[...]

1/72 Hasegawa FW-190 D-9

An end-of-February-addition from me... I got this one from a friend in unpainted condition and after languishing alone in it's box for a few years I let it be part of my happy Ta-152-family... Big brother was finished before it's younger sibling[...]

1/72 Eduard Bf-110 C

A recently finished model (VERY recently, about 30 minutes ago or so...). This is the new Eduard 1/72 Bf-110 from the C/D-boxing. There are other decal options in the kit that are a lot more attractive than this one but I felt so sorry for it wi[...]

Academy 1/72 P-51B…

...this one doesn't really help the USAF against the Messerschmitts but it is still a Mustang :-) ! Academy kit with Cutting Edge decals. Metal finish was Vallejo (!), a bit fragile but still the best I have managed yet! I'll see if I can comple[...]
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