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

P-38: A Personal Story

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[...]

Apollo 11 frog men at work

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[...]

Failure is not an option

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[...]

In His Own Words: Interview with Neil Armstrong

Humble might be a word describing Neil Armstrong, focused is another.

First aeroplane in Marrabel

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[...]

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[...]