I built plastic models as a kid, quit when 15 and took it up again ca 2002. I build mostly ships in 1:350. I’ve spent large parts of my life in the Stockholm Archipelago and I used to be a very keen sea kayaker. I like to take part in modelling contests and have also done quite a bit of judging.
Sitting at home, more or less locked in on account of the Coronavirus, I thought I might just as well write an article about the Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection at Gardemoen, just outside Oslo. I’ve been meaning to write this article[...]
Being a member of IPMS-Deutschland entails certain privileges. One of them is being taken on a tour through the restoration workshop at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow, just outside Berlin. This takes place during IPMS-Deutschlands annual modeling[...]
The Me 163 has been a part of the exhibition at Gatow Luftwaffenmuseum for years, but it used to be exhibited in a separate room. Now, it’s hanging from the ceiling which creates a much more dramatic effect. Enjoy the pictures.
The exhibition at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow outside Berlin has been rebuilt and some new aircraft are being exhibited. The He 111 caught my eye, so I thought I'd share some pictures of them here. Four years ago, this aircraft was still in th[...]
Four years ago, I wrote an article about how a FW 190 A8 was being restored at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Gatow outside Berlin, Germany A year ago the restoration was finished and the aircraft is now exhibited in the rebuilt exhibition. The ai[...]
I always wanted her. Who? The Duca d’Aosta of course, the Italian Beauty! Between the two World Wars, the Italians built a series of twelve light cruisers in five classes, the so called Condottieri Cruisers. The first classes were weakly buil[...]
It’s a bit strange, that there has been no article about the 08-OPEN here on imodeler, considering the fact that the founder of the site and some of the editors come from the club that arranges it, IPMS-Stockholm. So, I think it’s about time tha[...]
Here are some of the aircraft, and military vehicles that were to be seen in Bytom this last weekend. These picture galleries do not do justice to the great quality and variation of the models exhibited at the show, but I hope they’ll give a lit[...]
The model show in Bytom is the largest one in Poland and the one with the longest tradition. As opposed to the shows in Telford, Moson and Lingen, where you hear all the languages of Europe when you walk between the tables looking at the models,[...]
In 1931, Germany launched the Panzerschiff Deutschland, the first of a class of three commerce raiders, the following ones being the Admiral Scheer and the Graf Spee. These ships were somewhat condescendingly labelled ”pocket battleships” but[...]