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Based in South Australia. Armour, soft skin, aviation, weird contraptions, anything goes on my build table.

SAPMA Expo 13-14 October 2018

Spent a few hours at the South Australian Plastic Modellers Association´s Expo 2018 in Adelaide last Saturday. A fair number of models on display of various quality but all to the same high degree of joy to watch. The prize table was filled to t[...]

Airing some full scale stuff at Arsenalen museum…again

Yesterday was a mid-season drive day for some of Arsenalen´s rolling collection. Although it was raining in the morning and then again in the afternoon there was quite a bunch of visitors. In the afternoon some chose to go home to watch the foo[...]

Stridsvagn m/21-29

May I present to you the oldest drive-able German made tank in the world. Fresh out of the Arsenalen workshops this m/21-29 is now officially rolling under its own steam. Sweden bought a number of German made LK II in 1921. The story is that the[...]

Show report Grevens Glue Galore 2018

A quick look at photos taken at Grevens Glue Galore in Borensberg, Sweden. Photos taken yesterday so they are still fresh. What started out as a show mainly for model cars has evolved into a more general model show even if focus still is on vehi[...]

The Riveting Challenge

OK, I think think some of you now have understood a bit what makes me tick when it comes to modelling and the original machine. Details. Weird ones. Sometimes one is struck by how unrefined some machines are, how close they actually look a vin[...]

DH 89A Dragon Rapide

OK, lets take a stride away from the local brand of Avro for a while and go for another British house hold name, de Havilland. This absolute classic is another civilian in silver dope. It was built in 1935 and ran the route of Belfast-Liverpool-[...]

Avro 504 K

This beautiful Avro 504 K is a real classic and can be seen at the MOSI museum in Manchester, England. The 504 was designed in 1913 and was used as a standard trainer for RFC and later RAF during WW 1 and post war. Many were sold as surplus afte[...]

Avro 707A

This is the second Avro 707A. It was assembled at the Avro maintenance facility at Bracebridge heath in Lincolnshire and flew for the first time on 20 February 1953. As early as 1947 the Avro company designed a jet bomber that was eventually dev[...]

Surprise Walk Around: MD 500E

While out for a walk I stumble upon this fabulous MD 500E sitting on the lawn outside a restaurant. Pilot probably out for a spin and a meal as it is bank holiday and weather couldn´t be better for a fly around and lunch with partner or friend. [...]

Avro Shackleton AEW.2

A fabulous aircraft to be found at the MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) museum in Manchester is the Avro Shackleton. It is huge and can´t really be seen in its full as museum space is a bit cramped and lots of other aircraft are spread out [...]