Based in Sweden and South Australia. Armour, soft skin, aviation, weird contraptions, anything goes on my build table.
The Försökscentralen (Test & Evaluation squadron) is a lesser known part of the Swedish air force. It tests flying materiel, tactics and equipment. Although it probably got less money in the budge than Pentagon use for paperclips in a year, [...]
While struggling with completion of Airfix' Gloster Meteor F.8 the included Derwent is a model in itself. It's not bigger than 20 mm x 35 mm but certainly will be an eye catcher on the side. Finnished in Vallejo colours throughout and a bit of o[...]
This is a book I find myself coming back to every now and then. If you are into american hardware (plus the odd Spitfire) this is a must have. Written by Jeffrey L Ethell and Robert T Sand it is jam packed with mostly Sand's colour photos and sh[...]
IPMS Stockholm decided to cancel the annual show in April due to the covid-19 situation just to make a virtual dito instead. Please enjoy the contributions, tons of inspiration for coming builds:
Some days ago, when stockpiling was all in fashion due to the novel corona virus, I got an idea for a simple model: a roll of toilet paper. An actual live size roll acted as an original for this 1/10 scale model of it. A piece of styrene tube [...]
Found this great documentary on YouTube. Interviews with test pilot and fighter pilots, interesting walk around and footage from actual use during WW 2. Might be of general interest and for those who are eager to lay their hands on Tamiya´s late[...]
OK, going up was all exciting, circling and landing on the moon was also exciting. Going back to Earth was exciting too. Then what? Interesting footage of the US navy frog men at work doing their best to secure the capsule and then make a safe[...]
After watching so many documentaries on the Mercury and Apollo programs a man can possibly take, I kept thinking of those über nerds in similar outfits of white short sleeved shirts and black ties. Who were they, what did they do? Was it only Ne[...]
Humble might be a word describing Neil Armstrong, focused is another.
In 1919 the first aeroplane landed somewhere in a paddock near the little town of Marrabel, South Australia. Found the photo today as I was sorting material at the local historical centre in Riverton. I get a distinct feeling of Sopwith...does a[...]