Volume 6 – 2002


model by Göran Sebardt text by Magnus Fridsell photos by Peter Alsterberg In addition to my J 22 walkaround article this of this month, here is a quick review of the available plastic kits of this Swedish fighter. Kit-wise we are quite well served – albeit only in 1/72 scale. […]

J 22 in Kit Form


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Photos by Andreas Samuelsson and Magnus Fridsell Text by Magnus Fridsell and Martin Waligorski A closer look at the Swedish enigma fighter The FFVS J 22 was conceived as an emergency fighter when all aircraft orders placed abroad fell through about a year after the breakout of the Second World […]

FFVS J 22 in Detail


by Christopher Holland Building houses for braille scale is kind of tricky. Although there are lots of injection-moulded plastic buildings from the world of railway modelling, they tend to be expensive and often a bit to small – the HO railroad scale being 1/87 as compared to 1/72 or 1/76 […]

Building Houses in Braille Scale



A scene from the Battle of Britain, 1940 by Anders Isaksson   In the history of the past century, 1940 was an eventful year, even if the news were mostly bad. By the middle of June the German army had forced all British forces to withdraw from Belgium and France […]

Made it Home…


by Christopher Holland   I took a little side-step from ordinary modeling by doing a Space Marine diorama. Amazingly it got me first place in the Small Scale Dioramas at the IPMS Open 2001 in Stockholm. Here we have five Space Marines on patrol on some far-off planet. As you […]

Space Marines Securing Sector 45.12


model by Lennart Malmros text by Martin Waligorski Together with Opel Blitz, the Mercedes-Benz L3000 3-Ton diesel truck was one of the primary transport vehicles of the German Army during World War II. 7434 units were made. The truck was powered with 6-cylinder 95hp engine. Lennart Malmros built this 1/35 […]

Mercedes Benz L3000



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by Tomasz Gronczewski Frederick Hughes was the fourth top RAF night fighting ace with 18.5 victories. Hughes was 21 years old when, in summer 1940, the hottest days of the Battle of Britain came. He was initially posted to No. 26 Squadron RAF, but soon joined the 264th Squadron flying […]

Frederick Hughes and the Boulton Paul Defiant


by Rio de Janeiro Model Car Club, via Alaor Gosdal English translation by Marty Oberman, Jr. This material has been first published in portuguese at the home page of IPMS Curitiba, Brasil. Re-posted here in English version by kind permission of the copyright owner (Ed.)   This text is not […]

Model Car Painting with Real Automotive Paints


Converting the Bf 109G to Messerschmitt Bf 109G-12 trainer variant by Ricardo Dacoba English translation by Martin Waligorski   The Messerschmitt Bf109G-12 was the two-seater trainer variant of the famous Gustav. It only arrived at the end of the war, and curiously was the only trainer variant of the 109 […]

Two Cockpits, One Level of Detail



model by Sven Ornberg text by Martin Waligorski This is a 1/25 1937 Ford Pickup truck built from Revell/Monogram kit by Sven Ornberg. ”Number One for 1937!” was Ford’s slogan for the 1937 pickup truck. After twenty years of truck production, the Ford Motor Company lived up to the claim, […]

1937 Ford Pickup


Improving the painting techniques with the Fujimi 1/72 Stuka  by Rob de Bie I bought this 1/72 Fujimi Ju 87 Stuka kit some years ago, because I wanted to have a training model, to practice painting, decaling and weathering. I have no special interest in the Stuka, and that made […]

Learning to Paint


Photos by Graeme Adamson and Charles Hugo Text by Martin Waligorski Surviving samples of the world’s first operational jet fighter are rare enough; of over 1500 Messerchmitt Me 262s produced there are only eight aircraft left today, or ten if you count the two post-war Avia S-92s. One of the […]

Messerschmitt Me 262B in Detail



by Dennis Glas   This material has been first published on the home page of IPMS London, Canada. Used by kind permission of the copyright owner (Ed.)   My latest modelling project is an M4A3E8 Sherman in 1/35 scale. Many of the cast parts found on Sherman tanks were adorned […]

Chemical Etching


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Hasegawa Spit Mk. VB with improvements by Rickard Malmborg English translation by Anders Isaksson   This project started the way in which my projects usually begin; I sit there among all my unbuilt kits trying to decide which one to start with next. Someone with a sense of humour called […]

Polish Spitfire


…with Trumpeter’s big A-10 Warthog  by Alfonso Velasco Jr. After 20 years of having left this great hobby, very recently while in Houston, Texas. I entered a hobby shop and was extremely surprised to find out the great stuff you can buy nowadays such as decals, resin kits, accessory sets […]

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